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Family Tree Maker 2014 Patch Available

The following excerpt is from an extensive piece published at GouldGenealogy.com. 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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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 […]

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Indexing Photographs And Documents: A Step-by-step Guide To Organize And Manage Files

One thing about author and genealogist Phillip M Mayer is he likes to keep things simple. In his guides, readers are taught to use common tools in a simple, straight-forward way to produce clean, easy-to-use results. For example, in his book Indexing Photographs And Documents: A Step-by-step Guide To Organize And Manage Files, Mayer shows […]

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Mapping Software For Genealogists

Web seminars, or “Webinars,” have quickly become one of the most popular ways for professionals and companies to share information with large groups of individuals from across the country, or even around the world, without the high cost of travel. Webinars are just like seminars and among genealogists, Geoff Rasmussen is quite popular. Geoff is […]

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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 […]

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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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Getting the Most Out of RootsMagic; Version 6

Version 6 of the popular genealogy software RootsMagic has been out for nearly a year now. So, the two questions I have are, did you ever get around to updating to version 6, and do you know how to make the most of the software? These are important questions because Bruce Buzbee, president of RootsMagic, […]

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Presentation Is Everything Step-by-step Instructions To Create Family Presentations Using Microsoft PowerPoint 2010

Computers and dvd players, along with fancy displays (from digital projectors to large-screen televisions) have replaced slide projectors, movie projectors, and even video tapes. Sharing photos and family stories now takes place on the computer. Often, this is done by disk or via the Internet. One way to share family information is through a PowerPoint […]

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RootsMagic Still Planning a Fall Release for Their Android App

According to RootsMagic’s latest newsletter, they are getting close to releasing the Android app. The programmer who was working on it was very sick and the project had to be transferred to a different programmer who needed to come up to speed on it. They will be entering beta testing soon and are still looking […]

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RootsMagic Update (6.3.0.0) Released

RootsMagic has released a new update for RootsMagic 6 users: version 6.3.0.0. This update adds coolnew feature called Problem Alerts. RootsMagic 6.3.0.0 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 […]

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Personal Ancestral File is Being Discontinued

The following is excerpted from a blog posted at FamilySearch on June 20, 2013: Beginning July 15, 2013, PAF will be retired and will no longer be available for download or support. PAF users should consider alternative products to meet their ongoing personal genealogy management needs. For full details and for information on alternative products, […]

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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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RootsMagic 6 “Share Certified” by FamilySearch for Use With “FamilyTree”

RootsMagic 6 has been “Share Certified” by FamilySearch for use with the new FamilySearch “Family Tree.” Family Tree has only been available to the general public for a short time, but I’ve already found it to be a great resource. Now that RootsMagic 6 is Share Certified, I’ll get all that much more use out […]

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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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Personal Historian

Personal Historian 2 makes a fantastic addition to your genealogy software. Produced by the folks at Roots Magic, this software package helps the family historian bring their own life, along with the lives of others, to life through stories. There are few individuals who will sit and write their life story without prompt or assistance. […]

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