Genealogy Blog

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
• 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 (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 (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 (Web Publishing - Windows - Freeware)

• New editing (dragging) features.

Irish Roots Magazine for iPhone and iPad (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 (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.

4 December 2014

Genealogy Software Updates of the Week

GEDexplorer for Android 1.14 (Mobile - Purchase)

• Bug fixes.

Genealone 1.4.2 (Web Publishing - Windows, Mac, Linux - Purchase)

• Several bugs have been fixed.
• CSS has been improved. Different page types can be formatted differently, now.
• New feature: Photograph in the gallery can be replaced with a new file.

The Complete Genealogy Reporter 2014 build 141128 (Family Books - Windows - Shareware)

• Fixed: "Suppress repetition of individual's name" was not suppressing the name for death events.
• Improved: Translations for German and Portuguese (Brazil) reports.

26 November 2014

Genealogy Software Updates of the Week

Build Your Family Tree for iPhone and iPad 7.00 (Mobile - Purchase)

• Minor bug fixes.
• Link to parents by name instead of by ID Number.

StoryPress for iPhone and iPad 3.2 (Mobile - Freeware)

• Bug fixes and memory optimizations.

The Complete Genealogy Reporter 2014 build 141125 (Family Books - Windows - Shareware)

• Fixed: Half-sibling relationships were not being counted as blood-relations which resulted in issues where reports were restricted to exclude marriage relationships.
• Fixed: The relationships for some marriages between relations were reported incorrectly.
• Improved: In Spanish reports, "Ver Nota xxx" is now narrated instead of "Nota xxx se aplica".

20 November 2014

Genealogy Software Updates of the Week

Arlington National Cemetery Explorer for iPhone and iPad 2.1.0 (Mobile - Freeware)

• Improvements to walking directions.
• View a grave by tapping it on the map.
• Updates to support iOS8.
• Bug Fixes.

Family Get-To-Gether for Android 1.3.1 (Mobile - Purchase)

• New search button for the members list, and new options button for relevant list items.
• New on-screen search button added for the members list.
• New options button added for list items in 'My Families', 'Members', 'Log' pages to open the context menu (also via a long-click).
• Miscellaneous quality enhancements.

GEDexplorer for Android 1.12 (Mobile - Purchase)

• Now preserves line breaks in notes (if the "CONT" tag was used in the GEDCOM file).
• Added support for persons with more than one name.
• Added support for multiple birth/death events (useful if sources are ambiguous).
• Fixed a bug that could cause a crash while reading a file.

HuMo-gen 5.0.8 (Web Publishing - Windows - Freeware)

• Added new editing and GEDCOM export features.

StoryCatcher Pro for iPhone and iPad 1.3 (Mobile - Purchase)

• Fixed a bug that prevented users from adding images and/or quotes to videos recorded inside the app.

StoryPress for iPhone and iPad 3.1 (Mobile - Freeware)

• Network connectivity optimizations.
• Bug fixes.
• Faster loading of stories.

13 November 2014

Genealogy Software Updates of the Week

Brother's Keeper 7.0.36 (Full Featured - Windows - Purchase)

• On the select person screen, there is a new Option, and if it is turned on, then you can type just the last name without having to type * for the first name.
• With this version, if your data is in a folder DROPBOX or ONEDRIVE or GOOGLE DRIVE then the program will create temporary files in the Windows temp folder and not your data folder. Hopefully this will stop some errors when printing reports when data is in one of those folders.
• On Lists, Numeric Report or Alphabetical Report there is a field 85 'first media file name' to print the name of the first media file.

Families (Legacy Family Tree) for iPhone and iPad 2.2.1 (Mobile - Purchase)

• Bug fixes.

Family Get-To-Gether for Android 1.3 (Mobile - Purchase)

• Major UI revamp.
• Pinch to zoom in/out the tree view. Double-tap to zoom in or restore default size.
• Multiple photos per member is now allowed.
• Photos import report is optionally available. Go to ‘Family Files’ page, press ‘Menu’ button, select ‘Report’ option, and then select 'On'.
• Miscellaneous quality enhancements.

Genealone 1.4.1 (Web Publishing - Windows, Mac, Linux - Purchase)

• Visibility of persons from the whole branch can now be changed in bulk.
• New parameter for WordPress plugin shortcode: [genealone-wp branch_id=1] will display branch 1 only. You can have more Genealone pages in your WordPress with different content, now.
• Site description in the page headers can now be replaced with any HTML code of any length.
• Several bugs have been fixed.
• Two new color schemes (earth colors and turquoise) have been added.
• A new layout with proportional width and user bar on the top has been added.

Timeline 3D for Mac OS X 5.0 b2 (Timeline - Mac - Purchase)

• Fixed: Layout was crashing for 3D renders of large timelines.
• Fixed: Crashing bug when timelines were exported prior to naming document.
• Fixed: Movie export help text reflects current settings.
• Improved: Timelines display sharper text and images when zoomed in 3D renders.
• Improved: Code signed so that you won’t get Gatekeeper warnings during first launch.

6 November 2014

Genealogy Software Updates of the Week

Brother's Keeper 7.0.35 (Full Featured - Windows - Purchase)

• For a long time, users have been able to add a Custom Event on the Edit screen using the Add menu. Now users can also add a Custom Fact. The difference is that a Fact has a Description and not a Location.

GEDCOM File Finder 1.0 (GEDCOM Tools - Windows - Freeware) NEW

• GEDCOM File Finder can find and classify all the GEDCOM files on your computer.

iScrapbook 4.1.4 (Family Pictures - Mac - Purchase)

• Fixed problem updating font in text box when no characters are selected.
• Fixed problem where the Dimensions inspector would show line length instead width/height for Bezier shapes.
• Transitioned to Apple's version 2 code signing.

My Family Tree (Full Featured - Windows - Freeware)

• Added new place editor tools view including place grouping and filtering, application wide place editing and tools to resolve place coordinates.
• Added wildcard support to find and replace tool.
• Added set current person as primary person shortcut.
• Added navigate to primary person shortcut for charts.
• Added option to display spouses and children of current person in ancestors chart.
• Added number of distinct last names to summary statistics.
• Improved icons.
• UI improvements.

Second Site 5.3 Build 3 (Web Publishing - Windows - Purchase)

• The Virtual Witnesses filter was added to the Tag Filter tab of the Tag Groups facility in version 5.3.2, but not mentioned in the Change Log.
• Fixed a bug where a leading space was dropped in sentences that began with a "[+]" followed by a space.

StoryPress for iPhone and iPad 3.0 (Mobile - Freeware)

• Invite and follow your friends, listen to and share their stories.
• Receive notifications when your stories are watched, liked, or commented on.
• News feed that keeps you up to date on all the happenings of your followers and the people you are following.
• Discover trending stories.
• New quick capture feature allowing you to quickly snap a photo or take a video and tell a story about it.
• Check out the stories, libraries, and profiles of others.

30 October 2014

Genealogy Software Updates of the Week

Brother's Keeper 7.0.34 (Full Featured - Windows - Purchase)

• Fixed a problem in Gedom Import caused by version 7.0.33 for the first 10 marriages imported.
• Fixed a problem when adding a brand new database, where the first links to a spouse did not show up unless you picked File, Re-Index Database.

GEDexplorer for Android 1.10 (Mobile - Purchase)

• The split view can now also be turned on in portrait orientation.
• Added support for more events and attributes (education, nationality, graduation, retirement, emigration, immigration, naturalization, census, engagement and annulment).
• All events and attributes that contain a date are now shown in chronological order under "Events". Those without a date are shown under "Attributes".
• Added support for Samsung Multi Window (available on many Samsung devices).

GedFamilies for iPhone & iPad 2.0.1 (Mobile - Purchase)

• Bug fixes.

GRAMPS 4.1.1 (Full Featured - Linux - Freeware/Open Source)

• Fix custom place types in the place editor.
• Allow place type combobox to receive focus.
• Store custom place types in the metadata table.
• Fix place type for places without a main location.
• Fix bug adding parent places to a new place.
• And much more.

MacFamilyTree 7.3.1 (Full Featured - Mac - Purchase)

• Graphical glitch displaying charts corrected.
• Localization issues corrected.
• M4a audio files can now be added to the database.
• Other smaller fixes.

MobileFamilyTree for iPhone and iPad 7.3.1 (Mobile - Purchase)

• Graphical glitch displaying charts corrected.
• Localization issues corrected.
• Other smaller fixes.

Second Site 5.3 Build 2 (Web Publishing - Windows - Purchase)

• Added the Post-Make Site Batch File capability.
• Documented a previously hidden feature, External Command entries in the Utilities menu.
• Changed the width computation for checkbox properties in the main Second Site window to make them narrower.

24 October 2014

Genealogy Software Updates of the Week

Families (Legacy Family Tree) for iPhone and iPad 2.2.0 (Mobile - Purchase)

• Support iOS 8.

FamilyInsight for Windows 2014.9.20.1 (Other Tools - Windows - Freeware)

• Ohana Software has closed its doors but wanted to make FamilyInsight available for users to download if needed. FamilyInsight is now free to download.

GEDCOM Validator (GEDCOM Tools - Windows - Freeware)

• Bug fixes.

GedFamilies for iPhone & iPad 2.0.0 (Mobile - Purchase)

• Support iOS 8.

Genealone 1.4.0 (Web Publishing - Windows, Mac, Linux - Purchase)

• New: Administrator can define branches.
• New: New branch page and branch option on the search page.
• New: Visitors can request user accounts and verify their email addresses.
• New: New profile page for registered users.
• New: Registered users can identify themselves in the pedigree.
• New: Administrator can limit editor’s right to one branch only.
• New: GEDCOM file export (just an alpha version).
• New: GEDCOM files management.

iFamily for Leopard 2.895 (Full Featured - Mac - Purchase)

• Support OSX Yosemite.

My Family Tree (Full Featured - Windows - Freeware)

• Improved filter speed when adding relationships between existing people.
• Minor UI improvements.
• Fixed incorrect calculation of people first married over age of 40.
• Fixed minor issues with GEDCOM export.

Transcript 2.4.1 build 102 beta (Transcriptions & Indexes - Windows - Freeware)

• Updated French translation.
• Sort list of languages alphabetically in the language selection dialog.
• Fix: Menu shortcuts could not be translated.
• Fix: Balloonhint popping up on the extra window hides it below main window.
• Fix: When using the project timer and then changing the short date format in Windows caused a crash and the inability to use Transcript.
• Fix: Image highlighter size and position were incorrect after changing projects.
• Fix: When changing projects and the image file for the new project is not found the image of the previous project stays visible.

17 October 2014

Genealogy Software Updates of the Week

Brother's Keeper 7.0.32 (Full Featured - Windows - Purchase)

• Fixed a problem when searching for Sources using the Norwegian or Danish languages.
• On the Compare Two Databases utility, it was not finding accented letters when searching the right side database if the new option was turned on to ignore accents when searching.
• The Re-Index routine is faster now for large databases (over 400,000 names or events or other records).
• There is a new utility to 'Add country name to a group of locations' which is helpful if you are using the Origins report and it does not know what country people were born in.
• Fixed a problem where if you Rearranged Spouses, it might not show the spouses for that person unless you did a File, Re-Index database.

Build Your Family Tree for iPhone and iPad 6.01 (Mobile - Purchase)

• New Localizations.

Families (Legacy Family Tree) for Android 2.2.0 (Mobile - Purchase)

• Support iOS 8.

GEDexplorer for Android 1.9 (Mobile - Purchase)

• Added split screen mode (useful for tablets and high density phones).
• A restart will now return to the last visited folder.
• Added option for loading last loaded file on restart.
• Added German language support.

GedFamilies for Android 2.0.1 (Mobile - Purchase)

• Bug fixes.

Genota Forms (Other Tools - Windows - Purchase)

• Removed the Import Files option from the File Menu as the functionality was included in the Add Persons and Add Location menu options.
• Modified the Restore Database option of unzip the archived file into the application folder and open for display in Genota Forms.
• Fixed an issue preventing some data tables to be modified. This impacted mainly on the documents module, preventing items to be saved.
• The Open Database option was not functioning correctly.

HuMo-gen 5.0.7 (Web Publishing - Windows - Freeware)

• This version adds the Portuguese language, new display options and many enhancements.

MacFamilyTree 7.3 (Full Featured - Mac - Purchase)

• Beautiful new User Interface in Yosemite look.
• Handoff: Continue on your Mac what you started on your iPhone - and vice versa!
• Much improved navigation bar.

MobileFamilyTree for iPhone and iPad 7.3 (Mobile - Purchase)

• Updated for iOS 8 (improved user interface, better performance).
• Handoff added: Seamlessly continue your work started on your iPhone or iPad on your Mac and vice versa.

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