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Family Tree Builder, Version 8.0 Released

I got the following note from Daniel Horowitz, at today: We’re delighted to let you know that we’ve just released a new version of Family Tree Builder, version 8.0! The new version has all of the well-known and loved features of previous versions, including sync, Record Matches, Smart Matching™, charts and more, with a […]

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Family Tree Maker Will Continue to be Produced and Upgraded & RootsMagic Will Sync to

Kendall Hulet, at, announced today that Family Tree Maker isn’t dead after all. He also commented to the media community that “contracts hadn’t been signed yet,” and that this is the reason that they earlier announced that they were “stopping Family Tree Maker,” while leaving no other options for users. Ancestry isn’t run by […]

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Petition Circulating To Ask That Family Tree Maker Production be Continued

David Smith has started a petition to Kendall Hulet with the hopes of getting Ancestry to change their mind about retiring Family Tree Maker. He is hoping that is there is enough outcry, Ancestry will reconsider. The link for the petition is at:

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Ancestry to Stop Selling Family Tree Maker

Whew… Now this was a surprise to me. I’ve followed, although not always used, Family Tree Maker since version one. But it looks like it’s about to meet it’s demise. The following is excerpted from the Ancestry blog: …we’ve made the decision to stop selling Family Tree Maker as of December 31, 2015. Our subscription […]

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RootsMagic Has Released An Important Update – Especially if You Use RootsMagic With FamilySearch Family Tree

The following announcement is from RootsMagic: Important RootsMagic Update ( Available We have released a new update for RootsMagic 7 users, version If you use RootsMagic to work with FamilySearch Family Tree, you must install this update to continue working with it after July 30, 2015. FamilySearch will be making breaking changes to their […]

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Heredis 2015 for Windows and Mac – Now Available

Heredis released their 2015 edition of their powerful software today. The French genealogy software runs on both Windows and Mac operating systems. Click on the illustration on the left for a YouTube video about Heredis. The following is from their News Release: With the 2015 version, Heredis advances even further for the research of genealogists.

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RootsMagic 7 Genealogy Software & Guidebook at Over 55% Off – Only $19.88! Lowest Price Ever Offered!

Family Roots Publishing is offering a package deal of the RootsMagic 7 software (full version) and Getting the Most Out of RootsMagic 7, a 395-page book for over 55% off. Normally $44.90 for the two items, we’re making them available for just $19.88 – the best price ever offered on the finest genealogy software & […]

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MacFamilyTree 7.5 for Mac OSx Now Available

It’s just been announced that the popular MacFamilyTree software for Mac OSx is now available in version 7.5. The following items are new in Version 7.5 Genealogy Book Creation and Printing Create complete genealogy books of your family tree Lots of different styles and templates The following release is dated June 11, 2015: Mainz, Germany […]

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The Latest on Heredis 2014

The following press release is from Heredis Heredis is about to launch new genealogy program for Windows and Mac, available on November 20th, 2013. Heredis 2014 is a major release of the software. The new features open up new perspectives for genealogists. Heredis 2014 is the version to go further with the research. The Search […]

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Version 7 of Both MacFamilyTree for Mac & MobileFamilyTree for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch Released

Synium has released the brand new version 7 of both MacFamilyTree for Mac and MobileFamilyTree for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch – packed with lots of major new features like iCloud sync, new Virtual Globe, new and much improved user interface, new Virtual Tree and several further improvement. For Version 7, Synium has teamed up […]

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Comparing Genealogy Software & Databases

Comparing genealogy software packages can be interesting and useful, especially if you’re just getting into genealogy. I’d like to have a dollar for every time someone has asked me which genealogy software program is the best. I now answer by telling folks that it’s the one you’re used to. I don’t know of any major […]

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Reunion 10 Now Available

Leister Productions has released Reunion 10, the latest version of their family history database software for Apple’s Macintoch platform; plus buddy apps for the iPhone/iPod Touch and iPad. This release is considered a major upgrade over version 9, adding to and improving on the older version. Reunion’s List of Top New Features: Pictures Everywhere — […]

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RootsMagic Webinars on CD

Webinars have become popular among many genealogists. Bloggers, software vendors, professional researchers, and others use webinars to communicate with the genealogy community. Webinars provide interaction with an audience in an engaging manner. One excellent use of such interaction is for training. The folks at RootsMagic, one of the most popular genealogy programs on the market, […]

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Federation of Genealogical Societies DEBUTS NEW MOBILE APP

The following news release was received from Thomas MacEntee: Offers Easy Access to FGS Services Including Radio, Blog and Webinars August 15, 2011 – Austin, TX. The Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) announces the debut of its free mobile application for the iPhone®, iPod Touch® and iPad®. With the new FGS App, FGS resources and […]

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RootsMagic Genealogy Software & Book at 55% off – Only $19.89!

Family Roots Publishing is offering a package deal of the RootsMagic 4 software (full version) and “Getting the Most Out of RootsMagic” a 336-page book for over 55% off. Normally $44.90 for the two items, we’re making them available for just $19.89 – the best price ever offered on the finest genealogy software & book […]

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