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Genealogy Blog

27 May 2015

Genealogy Software Updates of the Week

Branches for iPad 2.4 (Mobile - Purchase)

• Improvements to handle large photos.
• Added multimedia to source citations.

Brother's Keeper 7.0.50 (Full Featured - Windows - Purchase)

• Sometimes the Box Chart report gave error 5 if the starting person only had one generation of descendants. Fixed.
• Fixed a problem where Group Sheet HTML files sometimes had a name in the Index even though the name was marked Private.

GedView for iPhone and iPad 3.4.4 (Mobile - Purchase)

• Properly support larger screen sizes of iPhone 6 / iPhone 6+.
• Support image files where the GEDCOM file specifies the mime type instead of just the extension.
• Fixes crashing when opening from other apps on iPad.
• Fixes problem with loading some Unicode GEDCOM files.
• Fixes problem with some images not being imported from ZIP files.
• Fixes display of images in the gallery view in landscape mode.

HuMo-gen 5.1.3 (Web Publishing - Windows - Freeware)

• Added improved name lists, color codes for individuals and their ancestors/descendants.

6 May 2015

Genealogy Software Updates of the Week

Brother's Keeper 7.0.49 (Full Featured - Windows - Purchase)

• Fixed a problem when searching for names when using the Danish or Norwegian language versions of Brother's Keeper.

GRAMPS 4.1.3 (Full Featured - Linux - Freeware/Open Source)

• Many bug fixes.

iScrapbook 5.1.0 (Family Pictures - Mac - Purchase)

• Added All-New media browser with the following new features: supports Apple's new Photos application, supports iTunes music, supports movies, face searching for photos, favorite searching for photos, place searching for photos, automatic sorting of photos by year, place, face, album, etc.

29 April 2015

Genealogy Software Updates of the Week

Branches for iPad 2.3 (Mobile - Purchase)

• Added support for PDF file formats including zooming.
• Fixed bug in media linking.
• Simplified user interface and terminology.
• Enhanced import and export of GEDCOM files created from FamilySearch downloads.

Brother's Keeper 7.0.48 (Full Featured - Windows - Purchase)

• New: Option on Ancestor chart to not show adoptive, step, or foster ancestors.
• New: On book reports, has new option for the word "Notes:" instead of just a blank line before notes.
• Fixed a problem when sorting a name Index for a report that was over 100,000 names.
• Fixed error on Ahnentafel book (with children option) if one spouse was Private causing subscript out of range.

Family Get-To-Gether for Android 1.3.3 (Mobile - Purchase)

• Facebook integration to optionally import family members and miscellaneous enhancements.
• Places of events can be viewed by Google Maps app (if installed).
• Enhanced GEDCOM import for events photos.
• French & German translations are now more complete.
• Miscellaneous quality enhancements.

23 April 2015

Genealogy Software Updates of the Week

Transcript 2.5.9 build 105 beta (Transcriptions & Indexes - Windows - Freeware)

• Fix: Save Dialog doesn't open when there's a tab on the first line of text, making it impossible to save a file that doesn't have a name yet.
• Fix: Image settings not always updated when switching projects.
• Fix: Image highlighter height not saved before changing image.
• Internal changes to the components used in About Dialog.

15 April 2015

Genealogy Software Updates of the Week

Arlington National Cemetery Explorer for iPhone and iPad 2.1.3 (Mobile - Freeware)

• Minor Improvements and bug fixes.

HuMo-gen 5.1.2 (Web Publishing - Windows - Freeware)

• Danish interface added.
• Mobile interface improved.
• Added pictures in graphical reports.

Irish Roots Magazine for iPhone and iPad 4.0.5 (Mobile - Freeware)

• New Software and Interface update.>
• Added search function.

The Complete Genealogy Reporter 2015 build 150409 (Family Books - Windows - Shareware)

• Fixed: An error whereby the linkages of notes assigned to sources could trigger an Unexpected Program Error when importing a GEDCOM file.

9 April 2015

Genealogy Software Updates of the Week

Ancestral Sources 5.0 (Transcriptions & Indexes - Windows - Freeware)

• Ancestral Sources now supports the entry of birth sources such as birth certificates.
• There are now options to allow informants for deaths and births to be linked to the event using the Witness Roles introduced in Family Historian 6.
• There are now more colour options in the customise screen including some new themes.
• Witness roles created for linked individuals now include a source citation.
• There is now an option to retain any witnesses when replacing an existing fact.
• There is now an option, requested by Bill Henshaw, to always show the source type label next to the toolbar buttons, rather than just for the currently selected source type.
• Bug fixes.

Branches for iPad 2.2 (Mobile - Purchase)

• Fixed an issue with loading and processing certain GEDCOM's.
• Fixed a bug causing media not to appear when attached to certain GEDCOM's.

myGenealogy for iPad 1.9.1 (Mobile - Freeware)

• 64bit ready.
• Setting of a picture will be reflected to button immediately.

The Complete Genealogy Builder 2015 build 150406 (Full Featured - Windows - Shareware)

• Fixed: The program title bar showed The Complete Genealogy Builder 2012 instead of The Complete Genealogy Builder 2015,

The Complete Genealogy Reporter 2015 build 150406 (Family Books - Windows - Shareware)

• Fixed: An error in Version 2015 whereby events within a place of the Index of Places may not be correctly sorted in date order.

2 April 2015

Genealogy Software Updates of the Week

HuMo-gen 5.1.1 (Web Publishing - Windows - Freeware)

• Russian interface added.
• Many improvements.

MacFamilyTree 7.3.4 (Full Featured - Mac - Purchase)

• GEDCOM import issues fixed.
• Duplicate search improved.

Shoebox for iPhone and iPad 3.1 (Mobile - Freeware)

• Bug fixes.

The Complete Genealogy Builder 2015 build 150329 (Full Featured - Windows - Shareware)

• New: Control key shortcuts for Open Project (Ctrl+O), New Project (Ctrl+N), Save Project (Ctrl+S), and Exit (Ctrl+Q).
• New: A new item under the Tools menu which will adjust the order of children within families where the order of the children recorded in the project is inconsistent with the order of their birth dates.
• New: A new item under the Tools menu which will adjust the order of partners of individuals where the order of the partners recorded in the project is inconsistent with the order of their marriage dates.

The Complete Genealogy Reporter 2015 build 150329 (Family Books - Windows - Shareware)

• New: Control key shortcuts for Open GEDCOM File (Ctrl+O) and Exit (Ctrl+Q).
• New: The ability to specify addition spacing before each of the main segments (Media references, Notes, Citations, Family details) of a narrative entry.
• New: The ability to restrict the Index of Places, Index of Dates and Index of anniversaries to include only Births and Deaths, or only Births, Marriages and Deaths.
• New: The ability to insert descriptions in the Index of Places for places that do not specifically appear in the data.
• Improved: The hierarchical order of the Index of Places has been improved such that "France" will now appear before "France, Paris", which will appear before "France, Paris, Montmartre".
• Improved: For media items are assigned only to sources, these will appear in the same order as the sources appear in the Sources section.
• Improved: The specification of the width of thumbnail images previously provided a selection from 0.25 inches to 2 inches in 0.25 inch increments. This is now 0.2 inches to 2 inches in 0.1 inch increments.

Your Genealogy Today for iPhone and iPad 4.9.76 (Mobile - Purchase)

• New app interface.
• Improved download speeds and performance.
• Restore purchases fix.
• Share now available.

27 March 2015

Genealogy Software Updates of the Week

Brother's Keeper 7.0.47 (Full Featured - Windows - Purchase)

• Fixed a problem where the shortcut keys: CTRL+SHIFT+Letter were not working on the Select Person screen.
• On the Source Grid that shows the 10 most recently used sources, if you add or view a source with a different page number, it will show on the list of 10 even if the same source was there with a different page number.
• Fixed a problem in the Split Database or Merge Database routines where if a location had Pictures attached, or the new extra fields attached, they were not being attached to the location in the new database.

Family Book Creator Build 267 (Family Books - Windows - Purchase)

• Fixed: Swedish output: There was a spelling issue inside the generated sentence in case of unknown relationships of children to their father or mother. The word "Släktskapet" was spelled wrong.
• Fixed: Gender-symbols ("♂" or "♀") to indicate the sex of individuals inside the list of children did not show up for females if Danish, Norwegian or Swedish were used as output languages.
• Fixed: It could happen that inside a family headline the name of the primary individual with multiple relationships was included twice.
• Fixed: If the option "Include only preferred partner" was used it could happen that paragraphs for primary individuals with multiple relationships were missing inside the report.

Genealone 1.5.2 (Web Publishing - Windows, Mac, Linux - Purchase)

• Several bugs in GEDCOM file import have been fixed. Genealone WP now import name prefixes correctly and some sources and citations which were not imported before are imported now.
• New: Captcha on contact form and suggestion form pages. Captcha sould prevent spamming by robots which has appeared recently.
• New: Delete link in the message central. Saved message can be deleted after its content is displayed.

StoryPress for iPhone and iPad 3.6 (Mobile - Freeware)

• Addition of tutorial screen overlays for first time users.
• Bug fixes.

19 March 2015

Genealogy Software Updates of the Week

iScrapbook 5.0.3 (Family Pictures - Mac - Purchase)

• Fixed problem with "Define as Placeholder" control in Smart Inspector.
• Fixed problem with the Tint image effect and non-RGB colors.

11 March 2015

Genealogy Software Updates of the Week

Brother's Keeper 7.0.44 (Full Featured - Windows - Purchase)

• New report on the Ancestor menu to find all 'End of line ancestors'.
• New report on the List menu to find all twins. (Siblings born on the same day or 1 day apart.)
• On the Select Person screen (when searching for a name) there is a drop down arrow for the name field where you can select from the 10 most recent searches.
• Fixed two problems in the Utility to 'Compare two databases' where sometimes when moving a child from the right side to the left side, it gave an error saying it could not attach the parents correctly. Also fixed an error message sometimes when adding a spouse.

GEDCOM Validator 3.0.1.0 (GEDCOM Tools - Windows - Freeware)

• You can now search a device for GEDCOM files.
• General performance in several scenarios has been improved.

My Family Tree 4.0.7.0 (Full Featured - Windows - Freeware)

• Global spell checking, with custom dictionary support has been added to the application.
• Spell check as you type has been added for English, French, German and Spanish.
• Printing options have been improved.
• Improvements have been made to the family chart including the clearer display of descendant groups and extra customisation options.
• GEDCOM support has been enhanced.

4 March 2015

Genealogy Software Updates of the Week

Genealone 1.5.1 (Web Publishing - Windows, Mac, Linux - Purchase)

• New: Popup information windows on charts pages.
• New: Malformed dates in Tribal Pages GEDCOM files imported correctly.
• Several bugs have been fixed.
• Names with prefixes are now displayed correctly on the Last names page.

StoryPress for iPhone and iPad 3.5.1 (Applications pour mobiles - Mobile - Freeware)

• Bug fixes.
• Performance optimizations.

26 February 2015

Genealogy Software Updates of the Week

Ancestral Author 2.9q (Family Books - Windows - Purchase)

• Added checks for unsupported GEDCOM character sets.
• Increased the maximum number of GEDCOM errors that are tolerated before AA refuses to read the rest of the GEDCOM.
• Fixed several bugs.

Brother's Keeper 7.0.43 (Full Featured - Windows - Purchase)

• There is a new option on the Edit screen to mark a person as 'private'. Pick from the top menu Edit, Mark this pereson as private, then pick one of the four types of privacy.
• There is a new option on the descendant Box chart to exclude data for living people.
• A problem was fixed on the Reasonableness report where it was not finding siblings born less than 6 1/2 months apart.
• If you pick Lists, Sources, Show everyone this is attached to: there is a new button to print all the citations for that one source.
• Fixed a problem on Utilities, Find Duplicates in Database, if moving a spouse from the right to the left.
• On the Book reports, it will not say (2) for a marriage if the first relationship was 'Not Married'.

GEDexplorer for Android 1.16 (Mobile - Purchase)

• Support for place and media records as exported by Family Historian.
• Bug fixes.

20 February 2015

Genealogy Software Updates of the Week

Families (Legacy Family Tree) for Android 2.2.3 (Mobile - Purchase)

• Fix font size problem on Family View.
• Fix exception when bookmark referencing a deleted individual or couple is accessed.

Family Get-To-Gether for Android 1.3.2 (Mobile - Purchase)

• New fields (‘Census’ & ‘Property’) are now supported.
• Photos referenced in events and family GEDCOM records are now imported.
• 3rd party file explorer apps (or Google Drive app) can now be used to directly pick up the GEDCOM file to import.
• German translation is now more complete.
• Arabic translation is added.
• New options to share & rate the app are added.

iScrapbook 5.0.2 (Family Pictures - Mac - Purchase)

• Fixed issues related to preview images for pages.
• Fixed issue with dashed outline in placeholders.
• Fixed issue where placeholder backgrounds in old templates would sometimes appear blank.

Pocket Genealogist 4.09A05 Public Beta (Mobile - Purchase)

• Support for Legacy v8.

12 February 2015

Genealogy Software Updates of the Week

HuMo-gen 5.1.0.1 (Web Publishing - Windows - Freeware)

• Adds a Hungarian and Traditional Chinese interface.
• Editor improvements.

The Family Tree of Family for Android 1.9.8 (Mobile - Purchase)

• Fixed bug in ascending personal tree.

Transcript 2.5 (Transcriptions & Indexes - Windows - Freeware)

• Improved stability.
• Fixed minor bugs.
• Support for multipage TIF images.
• Ability to drop files on top of Transcript.
• Better translation support.

5 February 2015

Genealogy Software Updates of the Week

Brother's Keeper 7.0.42 (Full Featured - Windows - Purchase)

• Changed: Translators can translate new words.
• New: File, Utilities, Edit Custom Event/Fact. Use this to make changes to your existing custom events and facts.

Genealone 1.5.0 (Web Publishing - Windows, Mac, Linux - Purchase)

• You can display all events (with a date) which happened in a selected place.
• You can display all events (with a date) related to a last name.
• External links can be added to persons.
• You can mark a last name as a variant (e.g. because of different spelling) of an another last name.
• External links page.
• External links front page module.
• Simple blogging tool (not in Genealone WP).
• Online traffic is recorded and displayed (not in Genealone WP).
• Message center – copies of all messages for the Administrator are now saved on the server and can be displayed and answered (not in Genealone WP).
• Suggest a new information/correction form (not in Genealone WP).

StoryPress for iPhone and iPad 3.5 (Mobile - Freeware)

• Enhancements to social sharing.
• Bug fixes and general improvements.

The Family Tree of Family for Android 1.9.7 (Mobile - Purchase)

• Upgrade to Android 5.0.1.
• Updating personal family tree.

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