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20 November 2014

Genealogy Software Updates of the Week

Arlington National Cemetery Explorer for iPhone and iPad 2.1.0 (Mobile - Freeware)

• Improvements to walking directions.
• View a grave by tapping it on the map.
• Updates to support iOS8.
• Bug Fixes.

Family Get-To-Gether for Android 1.3.1 (Mobile - Purchase)

• New search button for the members list, and new options button for relevant list items.
• New on-screen search button added for the members list.
• New options button added for list items in 'My Families', 'Members', 'Log' pages to open the context menu (also via a long-click).
• Miscellaneous quality enhancements.

GEDexplorer for Android 1.12 (Mobile - Purchase)

• Now preserves line breaks in notes (if the "CONT" tag was used in the GEDCOM file).
• Added support for persons with more than one name.
• Added support for multiple birth/death events (useful if sources are ambiguous).
• Fixed a bug that could cause a crash while reading a file.

HuMo-gen 5.0.8 (Web Publishing - Windows - Freeware)

• Added new editing and GEDCOM export features.

StoryCatcher Pro for iPhone and iPad 1.3 (Mobile - Purchase)

• Fixed a bug that prevented users from adding images and/or quotes to videos recorded inside the app.

StoryPress for iPhone and iPad 3.1 (Mobile - Freeware)

• Network connectivity optimizations.
• Bug fixes.
• Faster loading of stories.

13 November 2014

Genealogy Software Updates of the Week

Brother's Keeper 7.0.36 (Full Featured - Windows - Purchase)

• On the select person screen, there is a new Option, and if it is turned on, then you can type just the last name without having to type * for the first name.
• With this version, if your data is in a folder DROPBOX or ONEDRIVE or GOOGLE DRIVE then the program will create temporary files in the Windows temp folder and not your data folder. Hopefully this will stop some errors when printing reports when data is in one of those folders.
• On Lists, Numeric Report or Alphabetical Report there is a field 85 'first media file name' to print the name of the first media file.

Families (Legacy Family Tree) for iPhone and iPad 2.2.1 (Mobile - Purchase)

• Bug fixes.

Family Get-To-Gether for Android 1.3 (Mobile - Purchase)

• Major UI revamp.
• Pinch to zoom in/out the tree view. Double-tap to zoom in or restore default size.
• Multiple photos per member is now allowed.
• Photos import report is optionally available. Go to ‘Family Files’ page, press ‘Menu’ button, select ‘Report’ option, and then select 'On'.
• Miscellaneous quality enhancements.

Genealone 1.4.1 (Web Publishing - Windows, Mac, Linux - Purchase)

• Visibility of persons from the whole branch can now be changed in bulk.
• New parameter for WordPress plugin shortcode: [genealone-wp branch_id=1] will display branch 1 only. You can have more Genealone pages in your WordPress with different content, now.
• Site description in the page headers can now be replaced with any HTML code of any length.
• Several bugs have been fixed.
• Two new color schemes (earth colors and turquoise) have been added.
• A new layout with proportional width and user bar on the top has been added.

Timeline 3D for Mac OS X 5.0 b2 (Timeline - Mac - Purchase)

• Fixed: Layout was crashing for 3D renders of large timelines.
• Fixed: Crashing bug when timelines were exported prior to naming document.
• Fixed: Movie export help text reflects current settings.
• Improved: Timelines display sharper text and images when zoomed in 3D renders.
• Improved: Code signed so that you won’t get Gatekeeper warnings during first launch.

6 November 2014

Genealogy Software Updates of the Week

Brother's Keeper 7.0.35 (Full Featured - Windows - Purchase)

• For a long time, users have been able to add a Custom Event on the Edit screen using the Add menu. Now users can also add a Custom Fact. The difference is that a Fact has a Description and not a Location.

GEDCOM File Finder 1.0 (GEDCOM Tools - Windows - Freeware) NEW

• GEDCOM File Finder can find and classify all the GEDCOM files on your computer.

iScrapbook 4.1.4 (Family Pictures - Mac - Purchase)

• Fixed problem updating font in text box when no characters are selected.
• Fixed problem where the Dimensions inspector would show line length instead width/height for Bezier shapes.
• Transitioned to Apple's version 2 code signing.

My Family Tree 4.0.4.0 (Full Featured - Windows - Freeware)

• Added new place editor tools view including place grouping and filtering, application wide place editing and tools to resolve place coordinates.
• Added wildcard support to find and replace tool.
• Added set current person as primary person shortcut.
• Added navigate to primary person shortcut for charts.
• Added option to display spouses and children of current person in ancestors chart.
• Added number of distinct last names to summary statistics.
• Improved icons.
• UI improvements.

Second Site 5.3 Build 3 (Web Publishing - Windows - Purchase)

• The Virtual Witnesses filter was added to the Tag Filter tab of the Tag Groups facility in version 5.3.2, but not mentioned in the Change Log.
• Fixed a bug where a leading space was dropped in sentences that began with a "[+]" followed by a space.

StoryPress for iPhone and iPad 3.0 (Mobile - Freeware)

• Invite and follow your friends, listen to and share their stories.
• Receive notifications when your stories are watched, liked, or commented on.
• News feed that keeps you up to date on all the happenings of your followers and the people you are following.
• Discover trending stories.
• New quick capture feature allowing you to quickly snap a photo or take a video and tell a story about it.
• Check out the stories, libraries, and profiles of others.

30 October 2014

Genealogy Software Updates of the Week

Brother's Keeper 7.0.34 (Full Featured - Windows - Purchase)

• Fixed a problem in Gedom Import caused by version 7.0.33 for the first 10 marriages imported.
• Fixed a problem when adding a brand new database, where the first links to a spouse did not show up unless you picked File, Re-Index Database.

GEDexplorer for Android 1.10 (Mobile - Purchase)

• The split view can now also be turned on in portrait orientation.
• Added support for more events and attributes (education, nationality, graduation, retirement, emigration, immigration, naturalization, census, engagement and annulment).
• All events and attributes that contain a date are now shown in chronological order under "Events". Those without a date are shown under "Attributes".
• Added support for Samsung Multi Window (available on many Samsung devices).

GedFamilies for iPhone & iPad 2.0.1 (Mobile - Purchase)

• Bug fixes.

GRAMPS 4.1.1 (Full Featured - Linux - Freeware/Open Source)

• Fix custom place types in the place editor.
• Allow place type combobox to receive focus.
• Store custom place types in the metadata table.
• Fix place type for places without a main location.
• Fix bug adding parent places to a new place.
• And much more.

MacFamilyTree 7.3.1 (Full Featured - Mac - Purchase)

• Graphical glitch displaying charts corrected.
• Localization issues corrected.
• M4a audio files can now be added to the database.
• Other smaller fixes.

MobileFamilyTree for iPhone and iPad 7.3.1 (Mobile - Purchase)

• Graphical glitch displaying charts corrected.
• Localization issues corrected.
• Other smaller fixes.

Second Site 5.3 Build 2 (Web Publishing - Windows - Purchase)

• Added the Post-Make Site Batch File capability.
• Documented a previously hidden feature, External Command entries in the Utilities menu.
• Changed the width computation for checkbox properties in the main Second Site window to make them narrower.

24 October 2014

Genealogy Software Updates of the Week

Families (Legacy Family Tree) for iPhone and iPad 2.2.0 (Mobile - Purchase)

• Support iOS 8.

FamilyInsight for Windows 2014.9.20.1 (Other Tools - Windows - Freeware)

• Ohana Software has closed its doors but wanted to make FamilyInsight available for users to download if needed. FamilyInsight is now free to download.

GEDCOM Validator 2.0.7.0 (GEDCOM Tools - Windows - Freeware)

• Bug fixes.

GedFamilies for iPhone & iPad 2.0.0 (Mobile - Purchase)

• Support iOS 8.

Genealone 1.4.0 (Web Publishing - Windows, Mac, Linux - Purchase)

• New: Administrator can define branches.
• New: New branch page and branch option on the search page.
• New: Visitors can request user accounts and verify their email addresses.
• New: New profile page for registered users.
• New: Registered users can identify themselves in the pedigree.
• New: Administrator can limit editor’s right to one branch only.
• New: GEDCOM file export (just an alpha version).
• New: GEDCOM files management.

iFamily for Leopard 2.895 (Full Featured - Mac - Purchase)

• Support OSX Yosemite.

My Family Tree 4.0.3.0 (Full Featured - Windows - Freeware)

• Improved filter speed when adding relationships between existing people.
• Minor UI improvements.
• Fixed incorrect calculation of people first married over age of 40.
• Fixed minor issues with GEDCOM export.

Transcript 2.4.1 build 102 beta (Transcriptions & Indexes - Windows - Freeware)

• Updated French translation.
• Sort list of languages alphabetically in the language selection dialog.
• Fix: Menu shortcuts could not be translated.
• Fix: Balloonhint popping up on the extra window hides it below main window.
• Fix: When using the project timer and then changing the short date format in Windows caused a crash and the inability to use Transcript.
• Fix: Image highlighter size and position were incorrect after changing projects.
• Fix: When changing projects and the image file for the new project is not found the image of the previous project stays visible.

17 October 2014

Genealogy Software Updates of the Week

Brother's Keeper 7.0.32 (Full Featured - Windows - Purchase)

• Fixed a problem when searching for Sources using the Norwegian or Danish languages.
• On the Compare Two Databases utility, it was not finding accented letters when searching the right side database if the new option was turned on to ignore accents when searching.
• The Re-Index routine is faster now for large databases (over 400,000 names or events or other records).
• There is a new utility to 'Add country name to a group of locations' which is helpful if you are using the Origins report and it does not know what country people were born in.
• Fixed a problem where if you Rearranged Spouses, it might not show the spouses for that person unless you did a File, Re-Index database.

Build Your Family Tree for iPhone and iPad 6.01 (Mobile - Purchase)

• New Localizations.

Families (Legacy Family Tree) for Android 2.2.0 (Mobile - Purchase)

• Support iOS 8.

GEDexplorer for Android 1.9 (Mobile - Purchase)

• Added split screen mode (useful for tablets and high density phones).
• A restart will now return to the last visited folder.
• Added option for loading last loaded file on restart.
• Added German language support.

GedFamilies for Android 2.0.1 (Mobile - Purchase)

• Bug fixes.

Genota Forms 2.6.4.3 (Other Tools - Windows - Purchase)

• Removed the Import Files option from the File Menu as the functionality was included in the Add Persons and Add Location menu options.
• Modified the Restore Database option of unzip the archived file into the application folder and open for display in Genota Forms.
• Fixed an issue preventing some data tables to be modified. This impacted mainly on the documents module, preventing items to be saved.
• The Open Database option was not functioning correctly.

HuMo-gen 5.0.7 (Web Publishing - Windows - Freeware)

• This version adds the Portuguese language, new display options and many enhancements.

MacFamilyTree 7.3 (Full Featured - Mac - Purchase)

• Beautiful new User Interface in Yosemite look.
• Handoff: Continue on your Mac what you started on your iPhone - and vice versa!
• Much improved navigation bar.

MobileFamilyTree for iPhone and iPad 7.3 (Mobile - Purchase)

• Updated for iOS 8 (improved user interface, better performance).
• Handoff added: Seamlessly continue your work started on your iPhone or iPad on your Mac and vice versa.

8 October 2014

Genealogy Software Updates of the Week

GEDCOM Validator 2.0.6.0 (GEDCOM Tools - Windows - Freeware)

• Added a new tool for repairing the text encoding of legacy GEDCOM files.

Geneagraves for Android 1.0.4 (Mobile - Freeware)

• Bug fixes.

LiveHistory for iPhone and iPad 1.2.2 (Mobile - Purchase)

• iOS 8 compatibility updates.
• Speed improvement for newest iPads.

MobileFamilyTree for iPhone and iPad 7.2.6 (Mobile - Purchase)

• Issue adding photos on iOS 8 corrected.

My Family Tree 4.0.2.0 (Full Featured - Windows - Freeware)

• Added by marriage (in law) and step relationships to relationship calculator.
• Minor bug fixes.

RootsMagic 6.3.3.2 (Full Featured - Windows - Purchase)

• Fixed: TMG Import: Custom source template fields now import properly.
• Fixed: TMG Import: Importing children of a single parent no longer creates a separate family for each child.
• Changed: TMG Import: TMG reference number is imported as REFN in RootsMagic.

StoryPress for iPhone and iPad 2.1.2 (Mobile - Freeware)

• New search function.
• Refreshed and streamlined story and library tiles.
• Implemented deep linking.
• Invite Friends screen more accessible.
• iOS 8 optimizations.

2 October 2014

Genealogy Software Updates of the Week

Charting Companion 5.2 (Charts and Diagrams - Windows - Purchase)

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

RootsMagic 6.3.3.1 (Full Featured - Windows - Purchase)

• Fixed: TMG Import: Issue with facts where principal1=0 and principal2 is set.

25 September 2014

Genealogy Software Updates of the Week

Brother's Keeper 7.0.31 (Full Featured - Windows - Purchase)

• Fixed a problem when adding new people on Edit if the option was turned on to ignore accents when searching for names.
• Fixed a problem when deleting or moving General ToDo list items.

Families (Legacy Family Tree) for iPhone and iPad 2.1.3 (Mobile - Purchase)

• Fix bug adding source to marriage event.
• Fix bug deleting marriage event.

Genealone 1.3.3 (Web Publishing - Windows, Mac, Linux - Purchase)

• Important bug in person editing has been fixed.
• Several minor improvements.

MobileFamilyTree for iPhone and iPad 7.2.5 (Mobile - Purchase)

• Optimized for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.

My Family Tree 4.0.0.0 (Full Featured - Windows - Freeware)

• Startup performance improvement.
• Added Spanish translation.
• Minor UI improvements.
• Added support for the GEDCOM submission record.
• Added support for GEDCOM submitter records.
• Fixed issue with display of text only dates in family chart.

myGenealogy for iPad 1.8 (Mobile - Freeware)

• iOS 8 Ready.

RootsMagic 6.3.3.0 (Full Featured - Windows - Purchase)

• New: Direct TMG (The Master Genealogist) import.
• Fixed: TMG Import: Better handling of individual vs family events.
• Fixed: TMG Import: Repositories link properly to sources.
• Fixed: TMG Import: Latitude/Longitude are imported.
• Fixed: TMG Import: Surety for citations imported.
• Fixed: TMG Import: Primary event checkbox preseved on import.
• Fixed: TMG Import: Birth year on side index now appears.

18 September 2014

Genealogy Software Updates of the Week

GEDitCOM II 2.0 (Full Featured - Mac - Purchase)

• Tested in 10.6 (now required) through Mavericks (10.9).
• Scripts and User Interfaces Formats are all redone as Extensions and Browser Styles.
• The "Restore Resources" feature has a new option to do a clean update, which replaces the entire GEDitCOM II "System" folder with a clean copy.
• Family tree charts are now fully dynamic and have added numerous options to directly edit your data in the tree.
• The "Default Format" now shows portraits of individuals and families in the main pane of the browser window.
• Family tree charts now indicate unmarried couples with dotted lines instead of solid lines.
• There are now separate "Create Son" and "Daughter" buttons in the attach child dialog box.
• Many minor bug fixes and interface enhancements.
• And much more...

GedView for iPhone and iPad 3.4.3 (Mobile - Purchase)

• Bug fixes.

Genealone 1.3.2 (Web Publishing - Windows, Mac, Linux - Purchase)

• Several bugs have been fixed and the code has been optimized.
• WordPress plugin configuration has been improved.
• New feature: Command line GEDCOM importer in genealone/tools directory. The script is useful for importing really large GEDCOM files. You need to be able to run PHP script from command line to use it.

The Complete Genealogy Reporter 2014 build 140913 (Family Books - Windows - Shareware)

• Fixed: Inappropriate additional new line being included in Notes in some circumstances.
• Improved: The left margin indentations in some index lists have been reduced to improve consistency.
• Improved: In narrative sections, long child lists which split across two pages now waste less space.

11 September 2014

Genealogy Software Updates of the Week

Brother's Keeper 7.0.29 (Full Featured - Windows - Purchase)

• Sometimes when adding a new person, a 'stop statement' error would happen. Fixed.
• If the option is turned on to ignore accented characters in a name search, it also works for Alternate Names also if that type of search is turned on. Fixed.

Family Get-To-Gether 1.2.3 (Mobile - Purchase)

• New options for ‘Calendar’ and daily events reminders.
• More ‘Events’ (Engagement, Marriage) and new ‘Filter’, and ’Sort’ options added for ‘Calendar’ page.
• New member’s information fields added: Phone, E-Mail.
• Miscellaneous quality enhancements.

Genealone for WordPress (Web Publishing - Windows, Mac, Linux - Purchase) NEW!

• Genealone WP is a plugin for WordPress which runs entire Genealone as a part of WordPress site or blog. Plugin has the same functions as standalone Genealone program including GEDCOM file import.

MacBridge for RootsMagic 6 (Other Tools - Mac - Purchase) NEW!

• MacBridge for RootsMagic 6 allows you easily install and run RootsMagic on your Mac in mere minutes with almost no additional setup or configuration. MacBridge for RootsMagic is different than other solutions you may be familiar with. For starters, it does not install Windows on your Mac. It also does not create a slow and bulky virtual computer. It runs right on your Mac, using your Mac file system.

4 September 2014

Genealogy Software Updates of the Week

Brother's Keeper 7.0.27 (Full Featured - Windows - Purchase)

• Fixed a problem in version 7.0.26 which could cause a problem with the search index if you changed the spelling of the name of an existing person.
• Faster search times when searching for a name in a large database.
• The two other Views from Edit will show Married (civil) and Married (religious) and not just the normal Married event.

Family Chronicle 4.9.59 (Mobile - Purchase)

• New iOS7 look and feel.
• New iPhone homepage and issue details.
• Restore purchases fix.

Genealone 1.3.1 (Web Publishing - Windows, Mac, Linux - Purchase)

• Several bugs have been fixed and the code has been optimized.
• Design has been slightly improved.
• Links for creating missing father and/or mother are displayed to editors and administrators on person’s pages.
• Persons, places and sources merging have been improved.

Pocket Genealogist 4.09A03 Public Beta (Mobile - Purchase)

• Recognition of TMG v9.

The Family Tree of Family for Android 1.9.6 (Mobile - Purchase)

• Updated genealogical map.

28 August 2014

Genealogy Software Updates of the Week

Brother's Keeper 7.0.26 (Full Featured - Windows - Purchase)

• Fixed a problem from 7.0.25 that gave a blank screen with OK button if starting BK7 for the first time.
• Made the name search work faster for a very large database.

Genealone 1.3 (Web Publishing - Windows, Mac, Linux - Purchase)

• New: Sources and citations including list of sources for repetitive use.
• New: Page with event details including citations from sources.
• New: Editing and merging sources in Administration interface.
• New: Built-it event types: residence, occupation, confirmation, immigration, emigration, naturalization.
• New: Unmarried partners have been added, same sex partners are allowed.
• New: Religion field in person edit form.
• Some improvements.

HuMo-gen 5.0.6 (Web Publishing - Windows - Freeware)

• Added RTF export of ancestor and descendant reports.
• Dates below the year 100 and dates BC can also be entered.
• Improved layout and functionality.

iScrapbook 4.1.3 (Family Pictures - Mac - Purchase)

• Updated the way gradients are displayed to use latest Apple API's.
• Fixed problem that caused background color/image/placeholder to be reset when opening an older document.

MacFamilyTree 7.2.4 (Full Featured - Mac - Purchase)

• Fixes for OS X Yosemite.
• Fixed a bug that could prevent successful creation of a backup.
• Localization issues fixed.

MobileFamilyTree 7.2.4 (Mobile - Purchase)

• Localization issues fixed.
• Minor report issue fixed.

The Complete Genealogy Builder 2014 build 140826 (Full Featured - Windows - Shareware)

• Fixed: Source Notes being incorrectly reported by the Reporter module following a project rebuild.
• Fixed: The "Enter" key will now add a new line in the Text item of a Source form instead being handled as "OK" and exiting the form.

The Complete Genealogy Reporter 2014 build 140826 (Family Books - Windows - Shareware)

• Fixed: Unnecessary period being added to some texts which already end with a period.
• Fixed: Formatting errors that could occur when sections are reordered via Section Control.
• Fixed: Notes assigned to Sources being referenced with a hyperlink to a non-existent Notes section entry instead of showing the text of the Note in the Sources section.

Transcript 2.4.1 build 101 beta (Transcriptions & Indexes - Windows - Freeware)

• Spanish translation added.
• Fix: The accented characters fix in the previous beta caused multiple spaces not to be detected (when that setting is active).
• Change: Catch exception when saving and file is in use by another program.
• Change: Refactor saving code and catch failure to make a backup.
• Change/Fix: Improve position of text in Pdf progress dialog.
• Fix: Several fixes reading certain uncommon image sub formats.

30 July 2014

Genealogy Software Updates of the Week

GEDexplorer 1.8 (Mobile - Purchase)

• Added a workaround for a bug in Android 3.1 that caused a crash.

Genome Mate 1.2.19 (Genetic genealogy - Windows, Mac, Linux - Freeware)

• For Mac users, the Relatives & Match Details pages will copy Email address, Family Tree link and Ancestry Tree Link to the clipboard when left clicked.
• Modified filters on Main page to retain settings when changing profiles or chromosomes as well as separating the hidden and unknown options.
• Added a segment view to the graph with limited functionality.
• Highlights new matches. Set criteria in Options.
• Add email, contact name and match key to Relative List search criteria.

The Family Tree of Family 1.9.4 (Full Featured - Windows - Purchase)

• Updated code.

24 July 2014

Genealogy Software Updates of the Week

Families (Legacy Family Tree) for Android 2.1.2 (Mobile - Purchase)

• Fix problem adding photos to newly created family file.
• Handle adding picture from remote server.
• Preserve edited fields if screen is rotated while editing individual name.

Families (Legacy Family Tree) for iPhone and iPad 2.1.2 (Mobile - Purchase)

• Fix "Include RIN with name" setting bug.
• Include documents, audio and video in AddressView.
• Allow full display/editing of notes in AddressView.
• Fix header background colour for popover selection.

Family Get-To-Gether 1.2.2 (Mobile - Purchase)

• Character sets setting is now supported for GEDCOM import.
• In app main page ‘My Families’, press ‘Menu’ button, and select ‘Import GEDCOM’ option. And then, in ‘Family Files’ page, press ‘Menu’ button, and select ‘Character Set’ option to adjust character set of GEDCOM files to import.
• In member’s ‘Edit Information’ page, separate fields for given & family names are added and new ‘Passed Away’ flag is added to ‘Death’ field.
• Miscellaneous quality enhancements.

GeneaNet for Android 2.12.1 (Mobile - Freeware)

• Minor fixes.

GeneaNet for iPhone & iPad 2.12 (Mobile - Freeware)

• Minor fixes.

GenSmarts 2.1.2.32 (Full Featured - Windows - Purchase)

• Support for FTM2014, Legacy 8.
• Some minor tweaks so the installation process in Windows 8/8.1 is a bit smoother.

My Family Tree 3.0.22.0 (Full Featured - Windows - Freeware)

• Minor UI and performance improvements.
• Updated translations.
• Fixed issue upgrading files from some older releases.

RootsMagic 6.3.1.4 (Full Featured - Windows - Purchase)

• New: Added menu items under Search to access Named Groups.
• Fixed: Discussions weren't being displayed due to a change in the FamilySearch API.
• Fixed: Searching for a person on FamilySearch by ID wasn't working if entered lowercase.
• Fixed: Change fact type on edit screen no longer allows changing event to an alternate name.
• Fixed: A number of small bugs.

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