New Free Update for Legacy Family Tree 8 Users

The following is an excerpt from a from a post made at Legacy Family Tree’s site on March 7, 2016.


We have another great new update for our Legacy Family Tree 8 users (free) to download. It provides:

  • 345 brand new and updated Research Guidance suggestions,
  • fixes to some minor issues you have reported to us,

So download the update to get the best Legacy ever!

See the download instructions below for step-by-step instructions on installing this update.

What’s New

Research Guidance. Legacy’s exclusive, built-in Research Guidance, takes a look at what you already know about an ancestor, then gives you a prioritized list of research links and suggestions – all based on when and where your ancestor lived. Beginners love the guidance; experienced researchers love the checklist as a way to not overlook potential sources…

Click here for an overview of using Research Guidance…

Read the full posting at Legacy Family Tree.

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 totally rewritten internal infrastructure that adds support for very large family trees (up to 500,000 individuals), and delivers faster performance.

In addition to being much quicker and more responsive, version 8.0 delivers improved data integrity. It’s downloadable for free for Windows, with a Mac Extension for Mac users to follow next month.

Our Family Tree Builder team will continue to enhance Family Tree Builder and evolve it in the future, adding new features and making improvements, based on the new infrastructure introduced in version 8.0. We will continue to provide users who like the power and convenience of desktop software with the ideal tool for growing their family tree and advancing their family history research, while the sync allows them to also benefit from having their data online and accessible in a mobile app.

For more information, please see our official blog post:

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

Family Tree Maker for Mac

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 a bunch of amateurs, and I find it hard to believe that they would do something so absolutely stupid as making that December announcement, while in negotiations with MacKiev and RootsMagic. But that’s what they did – angering thousands of users. Maybe the “end of year” 2015 and deadlines imposed thereby had something to do with it. No matter what Ancestry may have done earlier, I’m just thrilled with the changes that are now taking place!

Now – the good part!
MacKiev will continue to produce Family Tree Maker for Mac – and take on Family Tree Maker for Windows as well.

Bruce Buzbee, at RootsMagic, was able to cut a deal with Ancestry, allowing RootsMagic to have the same functionality as deals with that Family Tree Maker has. They have announced that we will be able “to connect Ancestry with the RootsMagic software by the end of 2016. With this new relationship, RootsMagic can serve as your desktop family tree software, while having access to Ancestry hints, Ancestry searches, and the ability to save your tree on Ancestry.” Why so long? I’m guessing that an API has to be produced to allow to sync their online data to RootsMagic. I’m absolutely thrilled that this is happening, for up until now, Ancestry hasn’t been willing to share the code with RootMagic that would allow them any interface whatsoever with the Family Tree data.

So – this is a good day for both Family Tree Maker as well as RootsMagic users!

Following is the press release from

Since our Family Tree Maker announcement last December, we have continued to actively explore ways to develop and support Family Tree Maker and ensure you have choices to preserve your work in ways that matter to you.

Today, I am pleased to announce two options for desktop software that will work with Ancestry.

Software MacKiev
Software MacKiev, with whom we have a long-standing relationship, is acquiring the Family Tree Maker software line as publisher for both Mac and Windows versions. Software MacKiev has been the developer of Family Tree Maker for Mac for more than six years and is thrilled at the opportunity to publish future versions of Family Tree Maker for Mac and Windows.

This new agreement means you will receive software updates and new versions from Software MacKiev, and have the ability to purchase new versions of Family Tree Maker from Software MacKiev as they are released. You will have continued access to Ancestry Hints, Ancestry searches, and be able to save your tree on Ancestry with Family Tree Maker moving forward.

We have made an agreement with RootsMagic, a leading genealogy desktop software program publisher, to connect Ancestry with the RootsMagic software by the end of 2016. With this new relationship, RootsMagic can serve as your desktop family tree software, while having access to Ancestry hints, Ancestry searches, and the ability to save your tree on Ancestry.

We have heard your concerns and are working to provide the solutions you requested. These new agreements will make it possible to preserve your work on Ancestry and Family Tree Maker and enable future features and benefits to help you discover your family history. Be assured that Ancestry, in cooperation with Software MacKiev and RootsMagic, will continue to support you as you discover your family history.

We ask for your patience as we work diligently through all the details to make these solutions available. Be sure to check back on our blog as we share more information about Family Tree Maker in the next few months.

For more information on Software MacKiev and RootsMagic, click below:

● Software MacKiev:

● RootsMagic:

Click on this link to check out Bruce’s extensive announcement from RootsMagic.

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:

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 business and website, on the other hand, continue to grow and we are doubling down our efforts to make that experience even better for our Ancestry community. Ancestry will continue to support current owners of Family Tree Maker at least through January 1, 2017. During this time, all features of the software, including TreeSync™, will continue to work, and Member Services will be available to assist with user questions. We will also address major software bugs that may occur, as well as compatibility updates.

Read the full blog.

A Review of Family Tree Analyzer

The following excerpt is from an article posted August 4, 2015 at

Family Tree Analyzer is a portable free tool which can analyse a family tree (in GEDCOM form) and produce various reports on it.

You’ll first need to save your data in the GEDCOM format. If you’re using family tree software then you can probably do that via a Save or Export option. If your tree is on the web, then check the site for export features (at Ancestry, select Tree Pages > Tree Settings > Export Tree).

Launch Family Tree Analyzer, click File > Open and select your GEDCOM file. The program will then import and parse your data (previous versions displayed plenty of errors, but the process is now mostly fault-free), before presenting its analysis under various tabs.

Read the full article.

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 API on July 30, 2015, and this update adds code to deal with those changes.

If you are running RootsMagic 7
On July 30, 2015, versions of RootsMagic 7 earlier than will no longer be able to log into FamilySearch Family Tree. If you haven’t already downloaded the update, look for the “Update Available” indicator in the lower right corner of your RootsMagic 7 program screen, and click on it. You will then be able to continue working with FamilySearch Family Tree as if nothing has changed.

If you are running RootsMagic 6
On July 30, 2015, all versions of RootsMagic 6 will stop working with FamilySearch Family Tree. If you wish to continue working with FamilySearch through RootsMagic, you have 2 options:

Order the upgrade to RootsMagic 7 at

Download the free RootsMagic 7 Essentials and install it (leave your RM6 installed as well). RootsMagic 6 and 7 have the same file format, so you can switch back and forth between them with your same database. You can use all the features in your paid RM6, and use RM7 Essentials when you need to work with FamilySearch Family Tree.

To see a list of what else is new and fixed, visit:

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.

It now includes a search module to the online archives. Everything is just a click away: worldwide departmental and municipal archives, military records and libraries. Even if the list of proposed sites may not be exhaustive, the genealogist can propose other sites to the Heredis team to integrate them permanently into the Heredis search portal to online archives. 

This module also provides the capacity to capture acts online and save them directly to the software. For increased efficiency, the genealogist can associate these captures directly to events and information to their sources already pre-filled by the software.

This comprehensive tool also allows you to launch a contextual search directly from a person’s file.

Heredis automatically lists the online archives corresponding to previously entered information. Most convenient for finding related acts.

When the genealogist makes a capture of acts, it is now very easy to improve the readability of the act direct in Heredis and to make the alterations necessary for facilitating the transcription of these documents: adjustment of brightness, contrast and definition, cropping… 

Heredis 2015 provides a revolutionary tool for the genealogist: the Photo Tool. This easy to use tool allows for example for all genealogists to identify persons in any photo and capture their faces. These new pictures are automatically recorded in the person’s file and may also be saved to the computer. If the person does not exist in the file, the genealogist can create the person directly from the Photo tool. If a person in the photo is not recognized, this person may be identified as an unknown person. Once the photo has been published or printed, people around the genealogist may be able to identify the person in a group photo and so bring new information for entry in Heredis. 

With the Photo tool, the genealogist now has all the means for illustrating his/her genealogy, with the capture of the signatures of ancestors and the display of their portraits. 

If the pictures in the genealogy do not seem to be perfect, which is often the case with old photos, Heredis can correct them. Crop or rotate a photo, enhance color or convert color photos into beautiful black and white photographs, these are some of the possibilities of the Photo tool. It is truly an ideal tool for enrich your genealogy.

To this, the genealogist can add the possibility of launching beautiful diaporamas of the photos. Several themes are available for sharing this photographic work in music.


A meaningful advance that makes all the difference for the genealogist, is the possibility offered by the 2015 version to capture shared events. It can now share events between numerous participants in a single entry. For example, for census records the genealogist will enter only one event in Heredis and it will be shared among all those mentioned in the act and it will specify their role for each person. An undeniable time saving that avoids data input errors. 

With the 2015 release, the Family Tree Mapping function is a new tool that users will certainly appreciate. Interactive maps show the geographic distribution of the genealogy of your ancestors. Several levels of zoom are available to veiw in detail the places where all the ancestors lived. The genealogist can now scroll through the various places where they lived, by period and by generation. 

The 2015 Version propels once again your genealogy online with Heredis Online. Heredis makes available real online photo albums, searchable by family, friends and other genealogists: detailed pictures allow visitors to Heredis Online to appreciate their beauty and maybe to identify unknown persons in a photo and thereby advance the work of the genealogist.

With the 2015 release, everything is now in Heredis. No need for additional software to be installed or paid for, to have all the tools necessary for your genealogy! Heredis 2015 offers new and interesting possibilities for truly ALL genealogists. The proposed innovations are real advances for their work. Heredis 2015 stands out as being the most complete software for managing any genealogy.

Heredis is cutting its prices

Windows: unlimited version at $29.99 and unlimited update version at $19.99. 

Mac: unlimited version for $49.99. Because of the requirements of the AppStore, the Mac version does not have an update rate but an introductory price at $24.99.

System requirements for PC 
 Windows VISTA or 7 or 8

  • 500 MB disk space required.

  • Screen 1024 × 700 minimum.

  • Internet connection for research, publications and integrated maps. 

System requirements for Mac

  • MAC OS Mountain Lion (10.8), Mavericks (10.9), Yosemite (10.10).
  • Screen 1366 × 768 minimum.

  • 64 bits only.

  • Internet connection for research, publications and integrated maps.

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 & guidebook available today! Better yet, the package is for the CD-ROM of the software and the perfect-bound soft-cover book – not Internet downloads. The last time FRPC was able to do a RootsMagic sale of this nature was four years ago – and that was for RootsMagic version 4! There is no catch to the offer. This is the latest software and book. No new version will be coming out in the next few months. In this case, a deal too good to be true really is true! This offer is limited to the first 200 orders received prior to midnight PDT Monday, June 29, 2015 – so order now!


Click here or on the illustration to order the program & book bundle.

Click here to read the full details about RootsMagic 7. Use your back-arrow to return to this page and order the bundle.


RootsMagic, Version 7 ; Published: 2015; Software; CD; Platform: Windows 10/ 8 / 7 / Vista / XP / 2000/ Mac OS X; Item #: RM16

RootsMagic is the award-winning genealogy software which makes researching, organizing, and sharing your family history easy! Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced professional, RootsMagic is the perfect tool for you!

Compare the features with any other genealogy software. See for yourself why Family Tree Magazine called RootsMagic, “Probably the best all-around genealogy program, RootsMagic offers a winning combination of features for both casual and serious genealogists.”

  • The Main Screen
    • RootsMagic has six main views, plus a sidebar for easier navigation. You switch between the views by simply clicking on the tab for the desired view. All views are fully navigatible using either the mouse or arrow keys. Double clicking on a person’s name brings up the data entry screen for that person. You can even open multiple databases side by side.
  • The Edit Screen
    • The RootsMagic edit screen lets you add an unlimited number of facts for every person (i.e. birth, death, marriage, occupation, religion, description, etc). If you want to add a fact type that isn’t in RootsMagic’s predefined list, you can simply create your own fact types. RootsMagic also allows notes and unlimited source citations for every fact.
    • Every piece of information on a person is available from this one screen… name, parent and spouse info, personal and family facts, DNA test results, alternate names, or LDS information. You can directly access the notes, sources, media, and more for every item.
  • The RootsMagic Explorer
    • The RootsMagic Explorer is the heart of RootsMagic’ search system. The Explorer makes it easy to find and edit anyone in your file. Quickly search by surname or given names, genetic lines, or perform sophisticated searches easily. Even find women by their married names.
    • And you can easily edit any person in the search list with the click of a single button.
  • Let RootsMagic Find Your Family Online
    • With WebHints, RootsMagic automatically searches your favorite genealogy records sites including FamilySearch and MyHeritage for possible matches to your data. Clicking on the light bulb opens up a web browser with the matching records (some records may require a subscription). The powerful WebSearch allows you to quickly search the internet for more matches.
  • Sources – Documenting Your Family History
    • RootsMagic provides a powerful source list which lets you add, edit, delete, and print the sources of your information. Simply add the source once, then when you add a fact to a person and want to document where that information came from, you simply point to the source in the source list.
    • And best of all, the RootsMagic SourceWizard will help you write properly formatted sources regardless of your expertise. Quickly and easily create sources as defined by Evidence!, Evidence Explained, or Cite Your Sources. You can even create your own source types.
  • Printing Reports
    • RootsMagic offers a large selection of printouts, all available from a single report dialog. Pedigree charts, family group sheets, wall charts, 7 styles of narrative reports (where RootsMagic writes the sentences for you), numerous lists, mailing labels, calendars, relationship charts, individual summaries, and photo trees. And if that isn’t enough, RootsMagic even provides a custom report generator, so you can create your own specialized lists.
  • Publish Your Family History
    • Publishing your family history has never been easier. The RootsMagic Publisher lets you combine multiple reports and charts into a single document, and will automatically create a table of contents and full index for the book. You can include photos, notes, sources and other text in your book. You can even add cover and title pages, copyright page, dedication, and more.
    • Send your book directly to your printer, or save it to a PDF file to burn on a CD or email to family members.
  • Create Spectacular Wall Charts
    • RootsMagic lets you create beautiful full color ancestor, descendant, and hourglass wall charts. You have full control over the positioning, size, colors, fonts, and other aspects of every object in the chart. With simple mouse control you can resize an individual’s box, or drag it to another location on the canvas without breaking the family links. You can change colors of individual boxes, or change the font or color of the text in the boxes. You can even customize your chart by adding additional text, pictures, or shapes to the chart, and you can change the background image or color.
  • Publish Online
    • Looking for a free and easy way to share your family history with the world? RootsMagic can create beautiful, dynamic websites with pedigree, family and individual views as well as supporting notes, sources, and media. And with our free hosting service, your genealogy has an online home with the click of a mouse.
  • Make Shareable CDs
    • You’ve worked hard to collect and organize your family history, and now RootsMagic makes it easy to share that history with your family and friends. Your Shareable CD™ will feature a custom home page with your own title, photo, description, and contact information, and will include a read-only version of RootsMagic to show off your data and multimedia items.
  • Map Your Family
    • RootsMagic lets you view your family on a map. Simply select a family member from the list and RootsMagic will display the map (anywhere in the world), with pins where that person’s events (birth, marriage, death, burial, etc) occurred.
  • Merging Duplicate Records
    • RootsMagic provides the most powerful and easy to use merge capabilities available. RootsMagic will automatically look for duplicate individuals and display them in a list with the most likely matches listed first. Simply click a button to merge the duplicate pair, or mark them as “not a match” so that they won’t show up in any future merge sessions. Plus, RootsMagic features SmartMerge technology to let you quickly merge all those “for certain” duplicates.
  • RootsMagic To-Go
    • Take RootsMagic with you wherever you go! RootsMagic To-Go allows you to copy the RootsMagic program and your data onto any simple USB flash drive or removable drive. Take the drive to a computer, plug it in, and run RootsMagic directly from it.

In short, what more could you ask for? RootsMagic 7 is a terrific program, which we heartily endorse


RootsMagic is the easiest genealogy software available, yet many people will barely begin to use RootsMagic’s features. If you are one of these people, then Getting the Most Out of RootsMagic is the book for you.

You start with basic data entry and continue by learning advanced techniques such as custom reports, citing sources, GEDCOM, creating user-defined facts, scanning images, and merging.

Mix that with time saving shortcuts, and you soon will have a strong understanding of RootsMagic and its hidden powers.

This 395-page book is written by Bruce Buzbee, the author of RootsMagic.

If you already have RootsMagic 7, but just need the new guidebook, you can purchase it during the sale period at 15% off by clicking here.

Order Now, and take advantage of the best offer ever made on RootsMagic and Getting the Most Out Of RootsMagic – Only $19.88! That’s over 55% off! This offer ends at midnight Monday, June 29, 2015 and is limited to the first 200 orders, so order now!

Progeny Genealogy Announces Version 5.2 of Charting Companion

The following was received from Pierre Clouthier at Progeny:

Progeny Charting Companion 5.2 Graphic

Progeny Genealogy is pleased to announce ver. 5.2 of Charting Companion, featuring a fast, convenient chart preview directly in the main window.

You can now preview the Ancestor, Descendant, Hourglass, Bowtie, Fan charts and Trellis chart instantly, edit the chart by pruning selected branches, and print or publish to PDF, JPG, PNG, GIF or BMP image format. Just scroll the mouse to zoom in or zoom out, and adjust the size of the chart so it fits exactly in the page or pages that you choose.

The Ancestor and Descendant Fan charts can now be tiled over multiple pages.

Best of all, the new version is available as a free upgrade to all customers who have already bought their copy of Charting Companion (ver. 5).

Just click here to download and install Charting Companion if you have already bought a license.

If you don’t own Charting Companion, visit our website for more information, and to buy.

Charting Companion charts will make you a hit with your relatives, and the star of your next family reunion


Family Tree Maker 2014 Patch Available

The following excerpt is from an extensive piece published at

Some issues have been discovered in Family Tree Maker 2014, and their programmers have been working on fixes which are included in this patch update. Covering general bug fixes, and also TreeSync, this is an update that everyone with FTM 2014 should do.

Read the full article.

RootsMagic Produces an Android App

The following is from RootsMagic:


With more and more devices and operating systems becoming popular, we are always asked, “When will RootsMagic be available for _______?” We are working hard to make RootsMagic available on whatever device you use, wherever you go. RootsMagic is already available for Windows and iOS (iPhone, iPad, iPod touch) and even the Mac (with help). Today, we are pleased to addAndroid to that list!

So now all you Android-gadget-groupies can easily take and show off your family history with you wherever you go. RootsMagic lets you carry your genealogy on your Android device! It’s fast, easy, and free.

The app provides many useful features including:
Access your actual RootsMagic files via iTunes or Dropbox – RootsMagic for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch uses your actual RootsMagic files- no conversion needed. You can copy as many files as you want right on your device via iTunes or Dropbox. Users of other genealogy software such as PAF, Family Tree Maker, Legacy Family Tree, and others can convert their files into viewable RootsMagic files using our free desktop software.

Easily search and explore your family tree – Familiar Pedigree, Family, Descendant, and Individual Views help you quickly explore your family tree. You can also search for specific people by name or record number.

View pictures, notes, and sources – All of your RootsMagic data is available inside the app. Touch any name to see more information about that person as well as family members. All of a person’s information is there including notes, sources, and pictures.

Lists – Browse lists of your information and view more information about sources, to-do items, research logs, media, addresses, repositories, correspondences, and places.

Tools and Calculators – useful tools to assist you in your research including a perpetual calendar, date calculator, relationship calculator, and soundex calculator.

The app is available right now on Google Play and the Amazon appstore. More information is available at

Written by RootsMagic Staff. Used with permission.

Millennia Corp. Releases New Genealogy Software – Legacy Family Tree 8.0

The following press release is from Millennia Corporation

New version 8.0 Continues 15-Years of Innovation and Quality; Now Offers Migration Mapping, Shared Events, Origins/Migration Reports and a Host of New Features


SURPRISE, Arizona, November 26, 2013. Millennia Corporation, a leader in family history software, today announced the release of Legacy Family Tree 8.0. The new release contains dozens of significant new features and enhancements, including migration mapping, instant duplicate checking, origins and migration reports, potential problem alerts, and shared events.


In one software package, Legacy Family Tree 8.0 provides tools to help users record their family’s history, organize their pictures, perform their research, and share their findings.

“Legacy Family Tree 8.0 continues to raise the bar of family history software,” said David Berdan, president of Millennia Corporation. “Its new source quality tool, source labels, citations on Pedigree Charts and shared events give serious researchers the tools they need, while the new reports, charts, and family statistics get the entire family excited about their history.”

The following new and updated features add to Legacy’s list of robust capabilities:

  • Origins Report – See where you came from and the percentage of “blood” you have from your countries of origin with the new Origins Report.
  • Migration Report – See how far and wide a person’s descendants spread out in the world with the new Migration Report.
  • Migration Mapping – Legacy animates the ancestor’s movement through time. Watch how they migrated from place to place. View their migration in street, aerial, or 3D modes. Hover over the balloon to see what happened in each location.
  • Instant Duplicate Checking – As you are adding new individuals to your tree, Legacy instantly checks to see if perhaps they are already in your family file, helping you avoid inadvertently adding duplicates.
  • Potential Problem Alerts and Gaps – Typos and accidental misinterpretation of data are now a thing of the past. The warning symbol is displayed immediately next to info that contains a potential problem. Unusual gaps of time are detected that you may have not previously noticed (like too many years between the births of the children).
  • Shared Events – Save time and avoid errors by sharing an event amongst all the individuals who participated in the event. You can specify each person’s role in the event.
  • Family Bow Tie Chart – Displays the ancestors of both the husband and wife, as well as their children.
  • Descendant Chart – Now available in left-to-right formatting.
  • Source Quality – Now record the quality (original vs derivative, primary vs secondary, etc., direct vs indirect) of each source as you attempt to prove your conclusions.
  • Source Labels – Now print Source Labels to attach to the top of your documents. You will never again lose the citation when making a photocopy for someone else.
  • Source Clipboard – The Source Clipboard has been expanded to load up to five different citations that can be assigned at the click of a button.
  • Pedigree Citations – Add source citations to your Pedigree Charts, and attach the complete bibliography.
  • FamilySearch Integration – Share, discuss, download and interact with FamilySearch’s Family Tree (optional).
  • Wall Charts – Duplicate lines can now be suppressed, saving room for more photographs and captions.
  • Chronology View – Now view the parent’s, grandparent’s, children’s, and grandchildren’s vital events in your ancestor’s timeline.
  • User Interface – Enjoy Legacy’s modernized look-and-feel, new color schemes, and new ribbon menu bar. Add two additional custom buttons on the new My Toolbar.
  • Tagging – View up to 9 tags at once. Advanced Tagging now shows the counts of each tag.
  • Automatic Sorting – Children, marriages, and events are now automatically chronologically sorted as they are added. New global sorting tools are also now available.
  • Statistics – Understand your family in new ways with dozens of new statistics: births by era, longest living individuals, average lifespan, longest marriages, families with the most children, most popular given names, most popular surnames, most popular locations and more.
  • Media Relinker – It is easier than ever to locate missing or unlinked pictures. Moving from one computer to another is simpler to do.
  • Media Gatherer – Got pictures all over your computer? The new Media Gatherer will help you copy or move your genealogy pictures to one common folder, making it easier to share your family file with another computer or family member.
  • Web Links – Found evidence of your ancestor online? Easily add a web link to their media gallery to organize a list of their online presence.
  • Color Coding – You can now color code from two starting points (one for you and one for your spouse, for example) and track the eight great-grandparents’ lines.

Watch the What’s New Video here.

Pricing and Availability

Legacy 8.0 is now available at, for just US $29.95 for the download-only version or US $39.95 version which includes the 336-page printed user’s guide, installation CD, and beginner’s training video. Discounted upgrade pricing is also available for users of previous editions of Legacy Deluxe. The free, Standard edition can also be downloaded from


Legacy Family Tree – Unlocked! a new book by Legacy’s Geoff Rasmussen, is based on the brand new Legacy 8.0. In its 236 pages, you will learn how to better utilize some of Legacy’s best features by shadowing the research process of a professional genealogist, Legacy Family Tree developer, and host of webinar series. Be sure to add it to your cart at checkout!

About Millennia Corporation

Millennia Corporation is located in Surprise, Arizona. The company strives to provide top-quality genealogy software so people can record and track their family history. It is also the publisher of the award-winning webinar series, now with more than 200 hours of quality genealogy education. For additional information on Millennia or the products they offer visit

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 Wizard highlights missing elements, suggests ways to advance and offers search online tools as Heredis Online, Ancestry, MyHeritage…

This new version enables to build and organize the family tree with the greater ease thanks to the different Family views. With 2014 version, users share their genealogy with their family on Heredis Online and they have a free personal website directly from their Heredis 2014 software in a few clicks.

MONTPELLIER, France – November.
Heredis presents today a preview of its software for Windows and for Mac available for download on and on the App Store.

What’s new?

  • Search Wizard
  • Online research tools via Heredis Online, Ancestry, MyHeritage, Family Search…
  • Extended Family View
  • Find Relationships
  • Migrations Map
  • Heredis Online
  • Management of branches
  • Descendants View

Extended Family View
Heredis displays all those who were close to your ancestors. All the people with whom they lived, all those who they knew in the extended family: siblings, remarriage, stepchildren, step-brothers and step-sisters, children from other unions of the different spouses… a view of your family from a completely new angle.


Migrations map
Heredis 2014 shows the movement of a whole family on maps which are interactive. Within seconds, trace the lives of your ancestors and a whole lineage just a few miles away or at the other end of the world.


Search Wizard
Your Search assistant can take stock of your work by displaying the progress of the life of your ancestor. The display of known or missing information for the primary person and those around him/her will highlight certain unexplored tracks. At a glance, you will know if a date or place is missing. You will know if you have associated a source, witnesses, media, notes, with any event.The Search Wizard proposes various online research tools targeted to sites such as Heredis Online, Ancestry, MyHeritage…

Heredis pre-fills relevant data that is already known. At any moment, you may find new information that will add to your work. If a search has not been successful, the record of your previous research allows you to come back to it at a later date.


Find Relationships
“Why is this person in my file?”, “How is he/she connected to my lineage?” are often questions that you ask yourself? With the Find Relationships function, discover easily the links that unite two people with this great tool. Within seconds, this exciting tool analyzes all the connections in your genealogy file to find how two people can be linked, whether they are relatives, or they have common ancestors or they simply have other links (godmother, heir…). Thus, you are able simply to weave links in your genealogy…


Web Search and Publishing
Heredis launches Heredis Online, a new service for publishing your genealogy data and research on the Internet. The advantage? You publish your data on Heredis Online direct from your software in a few clicks. You share your work with those near to you by directing them to the site of your genealogy online. You will find new information on Heredis Online. You may exchange with other genealogists. All this without ever leaving Heredis! Much easier and no extra cost!


Descendants View
The new Descendants tab for the primary person allows you to navigate speedily throughout the generations. It will display the number of generations of your choice. The display is customizable, both for presentation of generations and for the format of data. Highlighting the duplicate lines in red allows you to identify intermarriages immediately. Information on the descendants displayed and the option to print are also available from the indented wheel icon.


Management of branches
Memorize different family branches, with ancestors as well as descendants, as a base for your research and its evolution. Each person displayed in the branch has a visual cue showing the status of main events (complete, incomplete, missing). You have a display filter available to choose between branch ends, complete persons, persons for whom further research is required…


Other new points
Heredis 2014 offers a new, more intuitive interface which is ideal to use. Choose the most appropriate from the four themes. Also, you may now customize your homepage by inserting a photo of your ancestors or why not, a copy of the marriage certificate of one of your illustrious ancestors.


Windows System Requirements
Windows XP SP3 or VISTA or 7 or 8
250 Mo disk space required
Screen 1024×700 minimum
Internet Connection for research, publication & integrated maps

Mac System Requirements
Snow Leopard (10.6), Lion (10.7),
Mountain Lion (10.8), Mavericks (10.9)
175 Mo disk space required
Screen 1366×768 minimum
64 bits only
Internet Connection for research, publication & integrated maps

Heredis 2014 for Windows at US $39,99 and upgrade at US $19,99.
Heredis 2014 for Mac at US $59,99.

About Heredis
Heredis has been designing genealogy software for over 20 years. Avant-garde and revolutionary in its approach, Heredis keeps ahead of its competitors through its innovative technological choices and genealogical solutions which are fully geared to user needs.

RootsMagic Update ( Released

RootsMagic 6
RootsMagic has released a new update for RootsMagic 6 users: version This update adds coolnew feature called Problem Alerts. RootsMagic will problem check in the background and display an alert next to the name of any person with a potential problem, and includes a fix for a issue some people had with FamilySearch Family Tree.

If you haven’t already downloaded the update, look for the “Update Available” indicator in the lower right corner of your RootsMagic 6 program screen, and click on it.

If you don’t already have RootsMagic 6, you can see what is new at:

or order the upgrade at: