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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 […]

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Mobile Genealogy: How to Use Your Tablet and Smartphone for Family History Research – 10% Off Extended thru March 28!

Finally – we have a great new guide for those of us who use mobile devices! This book takes the place of Turn Your iPad into a Genealogy Powerhouse, written by Lisa Louise Cooke in 2012. The iPad volume was becoming dated, and mobile devices of all kinds have sprung up since the publication of […]

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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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RootsMagic 7 & Getting the Most Out of Roots Magic 7 – Bundled at 35% off

FRPC is running a promotion this week on a bundle of RootsMagic 7 & the Getting the Most Out of RootsMagic 7 users guide. Normally $44.90, we’ve bundled the 2 items and dropped the price to just $29.19 – that’s less than the cost of RootsMagic 7 alone! The MAC and PC version are both […]

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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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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 […]

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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 BYU Family History Technology Workshop February 10, 2014

Now that I know that I’ve survived the “2015-extraordinary-flu,” and I will be attending RootsTech, FGS, and the Innovator Summit, I’ve added the BYU Family History Technology Workshop to my schedule. It will be held at the conference center on the BYU campus in Provo the day before the Innovator Summit. The program looks interesting. […]

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Progeny Genealogy Announces Version 5.2 of Charting Companion

The following was received from Pierre Clouthier at Progeny: 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 […]

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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 […]

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