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Genealogy Blog

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.

29 January 2015

Genealogy Software Updates of the Week

GeneaNet pour iPhone & iPad 2.14 (Mobile - Freeware)

• Pictures can now be added to your family tree.
• Added pictures gallery for each individual.
• Minor bug fixes.

HuMo-gen 5.1 (Web Publishing - Windows - Freeware)

• Added improved editor features.
• Added international display settings.
• Added Chinese language version.

22 January 2015

Genealogy Software Updates of the Week

Brother's Keeper 7.0.41 (Full Featured - Windows - Purchase)

• When you are making a Backup, there is a new option to only copy files that have changed since the last backup to the same location.
• When you are making a Backup, it will now remember your settings for Text, Picture, and Media files.
• On the report: Lists, List of Surnames, there is a new option to select Ancestors of a person.

GeneaNet for Android 2.14 (Mobile - Freeware)

• Pictures can now be added to your family tree.
• Added pictures gallery for each individual.
• Minor bug fixes.

iScrapbook 5.0.1 (Family Pictures - Mac - Purchase)

• Added 45+ all-new pre-designed templates with rich photo placeholders.
• Added 13 drag-and-drop vintage water stains.
• Added ability to convert text to outlines so the text is treated like any other shape.

MobileFamilyTree for iPhone and iPad 7.3.2 (Mobile - Purchase)

• Stability improvements using FamilySearch integration.
• Issue displaying the correct name format resolved.
• Further smaller bugs fixed.

15 January 2015

Genealogy Software Updates of the Week

Family Tree Helper 1.0 (Other Tools - Windows - Freeware) NEW!

• A new way to pass raw text into a format that most genealogy applications/sites can understand (GEDCOM files).

GEDexplorer for Android 1.15 (Mobile - Purchase)

• Bug fixes.

iScrapbook 5.0 (Family Pictures - Mac - Purchase)

• New: 3D Headlines (control lighting, 3D perspective, materials, reflections, more).
• New: Paper texture overlays for photos (33 overlays in 6 categories: folded, crumpled, canvas, linen, textured, paint).
• New: Glass texture overlays for photos (8 overlays).
• New: "Old film look" overlays for photos (8 overlays in 3 categories: dust & scratches, dust, crackle).
• New: Auto Enhance for one-click corrections to photos.
• New: 8 Vintage photo effects: B&W, B/W High Contrast, B/W Low Contrast, Fade, Warm, Cool, Bold, Instant.
• New: Vibrance photo effect.
• New: Line Art photo effect.
• New: Straighten photos.
• More…

LegacyStories 1.9 (Mobile - Freeware)

• Metadata change.

The Complete Genealogy Reporter 2015 build 150108 (Family Books - Windows - Shareware)

• Fixed: When the analysis is generation limited, spouses of the last reported generation were not appearing in the Descendants Chart.
• Improved: Translations for German reports.

Timeline 3D for iPhone and iPad 2.1.2 (Timeline - Mobile - Purchase)

• Fixes crashing bug with AirPlay presentations on iOS 8.

TMG Utility 7.3 Build 3 (Other Tools - Windows - Freeware)

• Fixed a bug in Change Place Parts where [DETAIL] was not recognized in a text value.
• Fixed a bug in Change Citation Parts where setting Detail1, Detail2, etc., did not work.

8 January 2015

Genealogy Software Updates of the Week

Brother's Keeper 7.0.39 (Full Featured - Windows - Purchase)

• Sometimes the Descendant Box Chart would print a child name and not 'see children above' when you had the option set to not show duplicates caused by a cousin marriage. Fixed.
• When typing in new text on the Notes tab for a person, pressing the TAB key was not moving the cursor. Fixed.
• CTRL+X was not working correctly for Event Notes. Fixed.

Build Your Family Tree for iPhone and iPad 7.10 (Mobile - Purchase)

• Minor performance improvement.

StoryPress for iPhone and iPad 3.4 (Mobile - Freeware)

• Bug fixes.

Transcript 2.4.1 build 103 beta (Transcriptions & Indexes - Windows - Freeware)

• Add: Link to Transcript on Facebook.
• Add: Link to buy Transcript Pro.
• Updated the help file a bit.
• Fix: Crash when trying to load a bmp image that has a non standard (or no) extension.
• Change message when locale folder not found.
• Some internal reordering of code, no change in functionality.

31 December 2014

Genealogy Software Updates of the Week

Ancestral Sources 4.5.0 (Transcriptions & Indexes - Windows - Freeware)

• Added support for new Family Historian 6 witness roles for associated individuals.
• There is now an extended birth support option to enter birthplace, age and date of birth fields for parents in baptisms, marriages, deaths and burials and for spouse in deaths and burials.
• Added a new parameter option to ASSOCLIST for auto-text templates that use associated individual entries.
• Updated various auto-text templates to take advantage of ability to use witness roles in Family Historian 6.
• There are now 3 new functions available for Auto-text templates AND, OR, NOT.
• It is now possible to drag and drop a file onto the image viewer as an alternative to selecting the file using the 'Select File…' button.
• When adding list items (e.g. relationships) to census templates there is now an option to duplicate the items from a similar column in another template.
• Added a new individual gender auto-text template sub-tag WIDOWWIDOWER.
• And much more.

DNAMatch4iPad 2.0 (Mobile - Purchase)

• You can now enter a partial name in the search part to search for matches.
• You can now import matches from GEDMatch.com.
• The popup view from the list view has been replaced with a full fledged Surnames detail view. You can now add Notes and Locations to a surname with the new Surnames Detail view. You can also see the profiles that are associated with the surname in the detail view.
• Locations that have been added to a Surname can now be used in querying the DNAMatch project databases.
• The Surnames List View can now be sorted either alphabetically by Surname or by the number of profiles that the surname is associated with.
• You can now edit the Note field in a Person's profile from the popup view of the profile in the Matches grid.
• Minor bugs and performance improvements.

Geneagraves for Android 1.2 (Mobile - Freeware)

• New Statistics section.
• New Place Information section (number of pictures, link to the pictures).
• Places are now sorted by nearby area in the search results list.
• Bug fixes.

Genealone New Hosting Plans (Web Publishing - Windows, Mac, Linux - Purchase)

• Current Genealone hosting plans have been upgraded with more disk space. Genealone Basic now goes with 500 MB and Genealone Pro now goes with 1 GB of disk space.
• Two more hosting plans have been introduced: Genealone Pro+ is similar to Genealone Pro and goes with 4GB of disk space; Genealone Pro WP is hosting of a WordPress site with Genealone WP plugin installed.

18 December 2014

Genealogy Software Updates of the Week

Brother's Keeper 7.0.38 (Full Featured - Windows - Purchase)

• Fixed: Sometimes the new option for printing names of Media files on the Group sheet was printing those of the parents and not the correct person.
• Fixed a problem where the cursor was not blinking when you tabbed to a location even if the option was set correctly.
• Fixed a problem where if you had an empty database and went to Edit and picked the choice to convert from 6 to 7 the convert routine was not starting.
• This version changes the French Canadian month abbreviations back to having the first letter not in uppercase.
• This version has a new option on Group sheets to print the names of Media files that are attached to people.
• This version will let you show two Occupations on a Custom List. If you put field number 178 two times on your fields to include, it will print the second occupation also.

GEDCOM Validator 2.0.8.0 (GEDCOM Tools - Windows - Freeware)

• Auto set theme based on system theme setting.
• UI and performance improvements.

GedFamilies for Android 2.1.0 (Mobile - Purchase)

• Fix problem assigning incorrect gender when adding new wife.
• Fix problem adding existing person as new spouse.
• Display cursor in EditText fields.
• Fix problems adding and deleting additional spouses.
• Enable selection of "Unknown" spouse.
• Fix web server upload problem.
• Use larger font in Family View on high res screens.
• Improve Pedigree View layout.
• Improve handling of external SD cards.
• Fix problem in Bonjour initialisation.

My Family Tree 4.0.6.0 (Full Featured - Windows - Freeware)

• Added relationship status to relatives report.
• Fixed minor issue with GEDCOM import.

StoryPress for iPhone and iPad 3.3 (Mobile - Freeware)

• Better integration of Twitter and Facebook.
• Ability to save photos and videos taken with StoryPress in your iOS library.
• Bug fixes and memory optimizations.
• Network performance optimizations.

11 December 2014

Genealogy Software Updates of the Week

HuMo-gen 5.0.9.1 (Web Publishing - Windows - Freeware)

• New editing (dragging) features.

Irish Roots Magazine for iPhone and iPad 32.3.2.0 (Mobile - Freeware)

• iOS 8.
• New home interface screen feature larger latest edition cover.

LiveHistory for iPhone and iPad 1.2.3 (Mobile - Purchase)

• Bugfixes and internal updates.
• Improved GEDCOM import.

MacFamilyTree 7.3.2 (Full Featured - Mac - Purchase)

• Stability improvements using FamilySearch integration.
• Issue displaying the correct name format resolved.
• Stability issue when adding photos from iPhoto resolved.
• Further smaller bugs fixed.

RootsMagic 7.0.2.2 (Full Featured - Windows - Purchase)

• New: Info button in File Compare source copy now brings up citation edit screen.
• New: File Compare now takes Unique ID into account (and displays %match in blue for UniqueID matches).
• Fixed: Long delays could occur after editing a person in very large databases.
• Fixed: Updating large groups in large databases could take a very long time.
• Fixed: Cancelling during File Compare works properly now.
• Fixed: Memory leak when searching or selecting by criteria for a person's name.
• Fixed: Numerous minor bug fixes.

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