Genealogy Blog

3 July 2014

Genealogy Software Updates of the Week

Families (Legacy Family Tree) for Android 2.1.1 (Mobile - Purchase)

• Show chris/buried on Family View if no birth/death dates.
• Support front camera for adding photos.
• Fix exception when attempting to add photo to Legacy 6 file.
• Fix exception following Marriage View with no previous marriage record.
• Fix exception if invalid character in lat/long.
• Fix exception after changing location sort order.
• Fix exception when searching for master sources.

GEDexplorer 1.6 (Mobile - Purchase)

• Added support for dates for occupation and title.
• Corrected the reading of the date intervals "FROM ..." and "TO ...".
• Improved the handling of dates that do not conform to the GEDCOM standard.

HuMo-gen 5.0.5 (Web Publishing - Windows - Freeware)

• Improved layout and functionality.

MacFamilyTree 7.2.1 (Full Featured - Mac - Purchase)

• Fixed issue preventing login to for some users.

MobileFamilyTree 7.2.1 (Mobile - Purchase)

• Layout issues in some reports corrected.

RootsMapper 2 (Mapmaking - Windows, Mac, Linux, Mobile - Freeware)

• Redesigned user interface.
• Added static URLs for browser bookmarking.
• Added export to KML.
• Added interactive Pedigree browser.
• Added country of origin statistics.

25 June 2014

Genealogy Software Updates of the Week

Arlington National Cemetery Explorer 2.0.9 (Mobile - Freeware)

• Bug fixes - issues with Find a Grave not returning results.

Brother's Keeper 7.0.20 (Full Featured - Windows - Purchase)

• If you are adding a Source and you select an existing source, then you change something that is not the Abbreviation and click Close and pick 'Change only for one person' it was giving error 'duplicate master source'. This has been fixed.

GedView 3.4.2 (Mobile - Purchase)

• Support CEME fact.
• iOS 7 support.
• Trees now make use of file system encryption to better protect your data.
• Updated map view.
• Fixes failed searches for place names.

Genealone 1.2.1 (Web Publishing - Windows, Mac, Linux - Purchase)

• Several bugs have been fixed.
• Genealone can download GEDCOM file from the web, now,
• Genealone can import huge GEDCOM files with tens of thousands persons, now.
• Data import has been improved.
• Few design improvements.
• Swedish translation.

GRAMPS 4.1.0 (Full Featured - Linux - Freeware/Open Source)

• New Tags support on Event, Place, Repository, Source, and Citation.
• Source/Citation Data becomes Attributes.
• New place hierarchies model.
• By default, you can choose navigator modes with a drop down.
• New Place editor.

HuMo-gen 5.0.4 (Web Publishing - Windows - Freeware)

• New: Person, places and sources indexes: renewed lay-out. Index in table with a new headline for sort options.
• New: For Pro-gen: birth and decease witnesses are read and shown.
• New: Person index: it's now possible to search for profession, zip-code, living place, witnesses and text by person (in extended search).
• New: Replaced "Elegant green" theme by the new theme "Green Field".
• Many improvements and fixes.

MacFamilyTree 7.2 (Full Featured - Mac - Purchase)

• Completely rewritten Reports.
• Improved Interactive Tree.
• Improved FamilySearch integration.
• Refined user interface.
• Improved search function in the person list sidebar.
• New startup window.
• Major performance enhancements in all edit sections.
• Better scrolling behaviour when using a third-party mouse.

MobileFamilyTree 7.2 (Mobile - Purchase)

• Same changes as in MacFamilyTree.

17 June 2014

Genealogy Software Updates of the Week

Brother's Keeper 7.0.19 (Full Featured - Windows - Purchase)

• Fixed a problem when adding a new Note to a person on the Edit screen, and then changing it from Individual to Family and then clicking Edit to change the note.
• Fixed a problem where the descendant Tree chart would sometimes not print a person's name at the top of some pages.

GEDexplorer 1.4 (Applications pour mobiles - Mobile - Purchase)

• Added menu option to close the file.

12 June 2014

Genealogy Software Updates of the Week

Family Get-To-Gether (Free) 1.2.1 (Mobile - Freeware)

• New option added to export descendant/ancestors tree and new option to export photos along with GEDCOM file.
• New option to export (or print) tree. Go to ’Tree’ page, press ‘Menu’ button, and select ‘Export’. 3rd party app required for print.
• New option to export members photos. Go to ‘My Families’ page, long-press on a family and select ‘Export GEDCOM’. Check ‘Export Photos’ option.
• Larger font is used in ‘Tree’ page for large display.
• Miscellaneous quality enhancements.

GEDexplorer 1.3 (Mobile - Purchase)

• Improved error checking for reading dates and note records.

Genealone 1.2 (Web Publishing - Windows, Mac, Linux - Purchase)

• Person edit form improved.
• New: Mapping.
• New: Custom HTML pages linkable to persons.
• New: Merging persons.
• New: Merging and editing places.
• New: Main menu configuration tool.
• New: New Places section.

My Family Tree (Full Featured - Windows - Freeware)

• Removed the limit to the number of events which can be displayed in the timeline view.
• Fixed issue loading newly created files.

The Complete Genealogy Reporter 2014 build 140606 (Family Books - Windows - Shareware)

• The translations for "From" and "To" (dates) were absent for a number of languages, resulting in no qualifier being reported. This affected reports created in Catalan, Danish, Spanish, Finnish, French, Italian, Dutch, Norwegian and Portuguese. These qualifiers are now translated and reported correctly.
• URL references to image files in GEDCOM files created by are now ignored because these incorrectly reference a web page, not the remotely stored image file. This avoids the very slow loading of such GEDCOM files.

5 June 2014

Genealogy Software Updates of the Week

Ancestral Quest 14.20 (Full Featured - Windows - Purchase)

• Check Repair: Made improvements to find and fix some additional issues.
• Translations: Added some comments to some abbreviated labels to help translators with the translations.
• Web Page Creation: When creating a web page, if you asked for living descendants, but wanted to show "Living" rather than the name, this worked fine for the descendant, but if a spouse was living, it showed the name of spouse. Fixed. Now shows "living" for a living spouse.
• Book Reports: If you had pictures for people, there was a small chance that the page break would lose a few words. Fixed.

Branches for iPad 1.3 (Mobile - Purchase)

• Adjusted fonts and minor layout changes.
• Added ability to load more non-standard GEDCOMS.
• Speed up of GEDCOM analysis and loading.

Brother's Keeper 7.0.18 (Full Featured - Windows - Purchase)

• Sometimes on Edit, if you Rearrange Spouses, the spouse names would not show until you stop BK and restart BK. This update fixes that problem.

My Family Tree (Full Featured - Windows - Freeware)

• Updated translations.
• Fixed issue saving LDS facts.

28 May 2014

Genealogy Software Updates of the Week

Arlington National Cemetery Explorer 2.0 (Mobile - Freeware)

• Improved routing and searching capabilities.
• All-new design and custom features.
• Regularly updated alert and event notifications.
• Create custom walking tours.

GEDexplorer 1.1 (Mobile - Purchase)

• No longer crashes if the GEDCOM file refers to a missing NOTE record.

GRAMPS 4.0.4 (Full Featured - Linux - Freeware/Open Source)

• Fix bug in abandon changes and quit.
• Better support for ANSEL characters.
• Enhanced Bookmark support.
• Fix spacing on dialogs for some recent linux distributions.
• Enhanced Citation Editor.
• Cleanup on warnings and messages around locale directory.
• And much more.

RootsMagic for Android 1.1 (Mobile - Freeware)

• The ability to delete files that have been downloaded from Dropbox to the device.

15 May 2014

Genealogy Software Updates of the Week

Brother's Keeper 7.0.16 (Full Featured - Windows - Purchase)

• Fixed: On Register Book Report, if you had these 3 options set: 'Show children that do not have children in the next generation also' and 'Excldue data for living people' and you did NOT have set 'Separate paragraphs for husband and wife' it would sometimes not show the children.
• Changed: On Other, Graphic Charts if click File, Print with wide screen, move chart to left before printing on paper so it fits.

Family Get-To-Gether 1.2 (Mobile - Purchase)

• More GEDCOM tags are supported.
• More member information fields can be edited: Baptism, Bar/Bat Mitzvah, Blessing, Christening, Endowment, Graduation, Nationality, Retirement, Sealing, Title.

Genealone 1.1.3 (Web Publishing - Windows, Mac, Linux - Purchase)

• Two hosting options of Genealone software are now available: Genealone BASIC runs in domain ; Genealone PRO runs in dedicated domain and goes with more disk space.

Legacy Family Tree (Full Featured - Windows - Purchase)

• FamilySearch - Added Merging.
• FamilySearch - Added Discussions.
• FamilySearch - Working on Sources still and once this is done we will have full FamilySearch Tree Share+ Certification.

My Family Tree (Full Featured - Windows - Freeware)

• Improved printing speed.
• Minor bug fixes.

TreeView 0.0.15 (Mobile - Freeware)

• Added device support.

7 May 2014

Genealogy Software Updates of the Week

Branches (Full Featured - Windows - Purchase)

• Improved the processing of the Header record during GEDCOM file import.
• Corrects a problem caused by a missing Source System identifier.

Genealone 1.1.3 (Web Publishing - Windows, Mac, Linux - Purchase)

• Several bugs have been fixed.
• No new features in this version.

My Family Tree (Full Featured - Windows - Freeware)

• Improvements to merging.
• Improvements to file loading speed.
• Added option to change the initial gender of spouses/partners.

Obituary for iPhone and iPad 3.0 (Mobile - Purchase)

• Added over 500 new papers (they now carry every United States obit that they are legally allowed to.)
• Removed papers that weren't working.
• Completed some various other bug fixes.

30 April 2014

Genealogy Software Updates of the Week

Ancestral Sources 4.0.1 (Transcriptions & Indexes - Windows - Freeware)

• Improved how some of the controls scale when a larger font or windows DPI is used.
• The informant name was unticked initially until reset. This has now been fixed.
• Updated the pre-1812 burial auto-text template to correct a formatting issue and to add occupation and residence information.
• The check-box for residence and birth place now updates autotext correctly.

RootsMagic (Full Featured - Windows - Purchase)

• New: Added option to backup to Dropbox or Google Drive.
• New: Added "Save to Dropbox" command to upload the current database to Dropbox for the RootsMagic Apps to access.
• New: Added option to narrative reports to start new paragraph after 1)each fact, 2)each fact that has a note, 3)none.
• New: Notes and media file names print for place details in Reports > Lists > Place list when those options are selected.
• New: Importing descendants from FamilySearch Family Tree now follows all lines of descent.
• New: Report titles for group sheets and individual summary can now include the couple or person's name(s).
• New: Added Gilbert, Arizona and Fort Lauderdale, Florida LDS temples.
• Fixed: A number of small bugs.

24 April 2014

Genealogy Software Updates of the Week

MacFamilyTree 7.1.6 (Full Featured - Mac - Purchase)

• Several fixes and improvements handling databases.

MobileFamilyTree 7.1.2 (Mobile - Purchase)

• Several fixes and improvements handling databases.

Soundex Calculator 1.0 (Mobile - Freeware) NEW!

• Soundex Calculator is a utility designed to calculate the Soundex code for a given family name.

The Family Tree of Family for Android 1.9.2 (Mobile - Purchase)

• Update entry forms.

17 April 2014

Genealogy Software Updates of the Week

Branches for iPad 1.2 (Mobile - Purchase)

• Expanded help instructions.

Genealone 1.1.2 (Web Publishing - Windows, Mac, Linux - Purchase)

• Several bugs fixed.
• Several design improvements.
• Added German translation.
• New: New color scheme.
• New: New Timeline option.

My Family Tree (Full Featured - Windows - Freeware)

• Added Danish translation.
• Added option to specify the birth order of siblings.

The Family Tree of Family for Android 1.9.1 (Mobile - Purchase)

• Added ability to select more than one parent.
• Added same-sex marriages.

Transcript 2.4.1 build 100 beta (Transcriptions & Indexes - Windows - Freeware)

• Fix: Needed to check for GlobalSettings being initialized at startup or might get a crash in certain rare cases.
• Fix: Words consisting only of accented characters are handled wrong by the standard Windows RichEdit control.
• Fix: Highlighter zoom and brightness were reset after moving to another image.
• Fix: Silence a few warnings in the code.

10 April 2014

Genealogy Software Updates of the Week

CatroGenea 1.1.0 (Mobile - Purchase) NEW!

• CatroGenea is a family tree edtion tool running on Android. Support French and English. Allows manual creation of individual and family, as well as the import of GEDCOM files. Works with UTF8 character set.

Families (Legacy Family Tree) for iPhone and iPad 2.1.1 (Mobile - Purchase)

• Fix exception when adding ToDo item.
• Fix problem switching views on iPad 1.
• Show chris/buried on Family View if no birth/death dates.

GEDexplorer 1.0 (Mobile - Purchase) NEW!

• GEDexplorer is a browser for genealogy data contained in GEDCOM files, running on Android. Scrollable and zoomable tree view for showing a person's ancestors and/or descendants. Supports links to pictures, web pages and maps. Supports notes written in HTML. Support English and Swedish.

Here & Then from the British Newspaper Archive 1.0.4 (Mobile - Freeware) NEW!

• View fascinating articles, images and adverts from the British Newspaper Archive for free on your iPhone. Read daily stories from over 200 years of historical newspapers, learn what happened on this day in history, discover reports reflecting today’s news and enjoy amusing snippets dating back to the 1700s.

MobileFamilyTree 7.1.1 (Mobile - Purchase)

• Issue corrected that prevented filtering the families list.
• Issue renaming databases corrected.
• Font sizes in the built-in help viewer fixed on iPhone.
• Localization improvements.

Second Site 5.2 Build 0 (Web Publishing - Windows - Purchase)

• Added the Item Class property to the Custom Index User Item so that Custom Indexes may be added as content on Custom Pages.
• The List based on Last Edited date of the Custom Index User Item now includes options to define the starting date by subtracting days, weeks, or months from the date the site is made.
• Added the Exhibits per Page property to the Exhibit Gallery User Item; when the number of exhibits exceeds the Exhibits per Page value, the Exhibit Gallery will be split into multiple pages.
• Bug fixes.

3 April 2014

Genealogy Software Updates of the Week

Branches for iPad (Mobile - Purchase) NEW!

• Branches for iPad is the best and most unique family tree viewer available. No other viewer can do what Branches for iPad does. It is like Apple Maps™ for your family history and genealogy. You can see your entire family tree in a global view. Just zoom in to see all the "street level" details like relationships, events, photos, sources, notes and documents.

27 March 2014

Genealogy Software Updates of the Week

Branches (Full Featured - Windows - Purchase)

• Corrected a problem in the header portion of an exported GEDCOM file.

Genealone 1.1.1 (Web Publishing - Windows, Mac, Linux - Purchase)

• Several minor bugs fixed.
• Several design improvements.
• French translation improved.
• New background image option.
• New gallery options.
• New custom CSS option.

MobileFamilyTree 7.1 (Mobile - Purchase)

• Completely new iOS 7 inspired user interface.
• AirPlay Video support.
• Completely new Interactive Tree.
• Improved data entry.
• Statistic Maps.
• Mark Persons, Events, Families or Sources as private.
• Exclude private information from charts, reports and GEDCOM export.
• FamilySearch improvements.

20 March 2014

Genealogy Software Updates of the Week

Europeana Open Culture 2.0 (Mobile - Freeware)

• Supports image download.
• Automatic query and result translation.
• In-theme filters to narrow down search results.
• Continuously refreshed scrolling.
• Improved object display and interaction.
• New sharing option: Pinterest.

Genealone 1.1 (Web Publishing - Windows, Mac, Linux - Purchase)

• New: Relationship calculator.
• New: Global timeline.
• New: Graphical logo.
• New: Any document can be uploaded and linked with persons.
• New: Contact form.
• New: Several webmaster tools including Google Analytics.

LiveHistory 1.2.1 (Mobile - Purchase)

• Solved an issue with the "Done" button experienced by some users.

The Complete Genealogy Reporter 2014 build 140318 (Family Books - Windows - Shareware)

• Fixed: Unexpected program error could occur when creating an Associated Individuals section of the report.

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