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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.

17 July 2014

Genealogy Software Updates of the Week

Brother's Keeper 7.0.23 (Full Featured - Windows - Purchase)

• A change that was made in Gedcom Import in the 08-Jul-2014 version affected importing of Address lines. This versions fixes that problem.
• When the import of a gedcom file is done, it will automatically start the indexing of the files, unless it needs to ask if you want to view the ged.lst file.
• The Utility to Compare Two Databases would sometimes have an error if you where moving a spouse from right to left and the person on the left already had 2 or more spouses.

DNAMatch4iPad 1.2 (Mobile - Purchase)

• The various search buttons on the Comparison grid view have been incorporated into a single search button on the bottom toolbar which was becoming cluttered with buttons.
• DNAMatch now supports the new aggregated results CSV file that 23andMe now produces on request from the Family Inheritance Advance tool.
• You can now search for matches based upon the Start and End points of a match in the Matches Grid View.
• A new settable parameter, maxCM has been added to the Query Parameter View.
• A popup has been added to the Matches Grid view to display the profile information of the two persons participating in a match.
• The Surname Tool views have been enhanced.
• And much more...

iScrapbook 4.1.2 (Family Pictures - Mac - Purchase)

• Fixed problem with gaps in linen background when running under Mavericks.
• Fixed a problem where an image would be offset from its correct position when printing/exporting if effects were applied and the image's proportions were changed.
• Fixed problem that occurred when control-clicking the canvas with no graphics selected.

MacFamilyTree 7.2.3 (Full Featured - Mac - Purchase)

• Preparation for FamilySearch Private Spaces.

MobileFamilyTree 7.2.3 (Mobile - Purchase)

• Preparation for FamilySearch Private Spaces.

10 July 2014

Genealogy Software Updates of the Week

Brother's Keeper 7.0.21 (Full Featured - Windows - Purchase)

• When adding new names on Edit, it sometimes said Error 5 when making a list of matching names. Fixes.
• Fixed a problem with Split Database if including Witnesses (if the witness was not in the selected group.) Fixes.
• Fixed a problem when searching for matching names including Alternate names when adding new people. Fixes.
• If excluding data for living people, do not put 'Living' in the RTF name index at the end. Fixes.

GEDexplorer 1.7 (Mobile - Purchase)

• Added support for name suffix (the part after the surname).
• Fixed two bugs that caused crashes.

MacFamilyTree 7.2.2 (Full Featured - Mac - Purchase)

• Fixed upload issues to FamilySearch.
• Person context option in the edit section works correctly now.
• Issues exporting PDF files fixed.
• Several smaller issues generating reports fixed.

MobileFamilyTree 7.2.2 (Mobile - Purchase)

• Fixed upload issues to FamilySearch.
• Issues exporting PDF files fixed.
• Several smaller issues generating reports fixed.

Second Site 5.3 Build 0 (Web Publishing - Windows - Purchase)

• Added the Multiple Relationships Chart User Item.
• Added the List of People User Item.
• Added the Block Panel option to Tag Groups.
• Added the following options as Data Content Choices for Table Panel Tag Groups: Subject, People, Other People.

3 July 2014

Genealogy Software Updates of the Week

Families (Legacy Family Tree) for Android 2.1.1 (Mobile - Purchase)

• Show chris/buried on Family View if no birth/death dates.
• Support front camera for adding photos.
• Fix exception when attempting to add photo to Legacy 6 file.
• Fix exception following Marriage View with no previous marriage record.
• Fix exception if invalid character in lat/long.
• Fix exception after changing location sort order.
• Fix exception when searching for master sources.

GEDexplorer 1.6 (Mobile - Purchase)

• Added support for dates for occupation and title.
• Corrected the reading of the date intervals "FROM ..." and "TO ...".
• Improved the handling of dates that do not conform to the GEDCOM standard.

HuMo-gen 5.0.5 (Web Publishing - Windows - Freeware)

• Improved layout and functionality.

MacFamilyTree 7.2.1 (Full Featured - Mac - Purchase)

• Fixed issue preventing login to MacFamilyTree.com for some users.

MobileFamilyTree 7.2.1 (Mobile - Purchase)

• Layout issues in some reports corrected.

RootsMapper 2 (Mapmaking - Windows, Mac, Linux, Mobile - Freeware)

• Redesigned user interface.
• Added static URLs for browser bookmarking.
• Added export to KML.
• Added interactive Pedigree browser.
• Added country of origin statistics.

25 June 2014

Genealogy Software Updates of the Week

Arlington National Cemetery Explorer 2.0.9 (Mobile - Freeware)

• Bug fixes - issues with Find a Grave not returning results.

Brother's Keeper 7.0.20 (Full Featured - Windows - Purchase)

• If you are adding a Source and you select an existing source, then you change something that is not the Abbreviation and click Close and pick 'Change only for one person' it was giving error 'duplicate master source'. This has been fixed.

GedView 3.4.2 (Mobile - Purchase)

• Support CEME fact.
• iOS 7 support.
• Trees now make use of file system encryption to better protect your data.
• Updated map view.
• Fixes failed searches for place names.

Genealone 1.2.1 (Web Publishing - Windows, Mac, Linux - Purchase)

• Several bugs have been fixed.
• Genealone can download GEDCOM file from the web, now,
• Genealone can import huge GEDCOM files with tens of thousands persons, now.
• Data import has been improved.
• Few design improvements.
• Swedish translation.

GRAMPS 4.1.0 (Full Featured - Linux - Freeware/Open Source)

• New Tags support on Event, Place, Repository, Source, and Citation.
• Source/Citation Data becomes Attributes.
• New place hierarchies model.
• By default, you can choose navigator modes with a drop down.
• New Place editor.

HuMo-gen 5.0.4 (Web Publishing - Windows - Freeware)

• New: Person, places and sources indexes: renewed lay-out. Index in table with a new headline for sort options.
• New: For Pro-gen: birth and decease witnesses are read and shown.
• New: Person index: it's now possible to search for profession, zip-code, living place, witnesses and text by person (in extended search).
• New: Replaced "Elegant green" theme by the new theme "Green Field".
• Many improvements and fixes.

MacFamilyTree 7.2 (Full Featured - Mac - Purchase)

• Completely rewritten Reports.
• Improved Interactive Tree.
• Improved FamilySearch integration.
• Refined user interface.
• Improved search function in the person list sidebar.
• New startup window.
• Major performance enhancements in all edit sections.
• Better scrolling behaviour when using a third-party mouse.

MobileFamilyTree 7.2 (Mobile - Purchase)

• Same changes as in MacFamilyTree.

17 June 2014

Genealogy Software Updates of the Week

Brother's Keeper 7.0.19 (Full Featured - Windows - Purchase)

• Fixed a problem when adding a new Note to a person on the Edit screen, and then changing it from Individual to Family and then clicking Edit to change the note.
• Fixed a problem where the descendant Tree chart would sometimes not print a person's name at the top of some pages.

GEDexplorer 1.4 (Applications pour mobiles - Mobile - Purchase)

• Added menu option to close the file.

12 June 2014

Genealogy Software Updates of the Week

Family Get-To-Gether (Free) 1.2.1 (Mobile - Freeware)

• New option added to export descendant/ancestors tree and new option to export photos along with GEDCOM file.
• New option to export (or print) tree. Go to ’Tree’ page, press ‘Menu’ button, and select ‘Export’. 3rd party app required for print.
• New option to export members photos. Go to ‘My Families’ page, long-press on a family and select ‘Export GEDCOM’. Check ‘Export Photos’ option.
• Larger font is used in ‘Tree’ page for large display.
• Miscellaneous quality enhancements.

GEDexplorer 1.3 (Mobile - Purchase)

• Improved error checking for reading dates and note records.

Genealone 1.2 (Web Publishing - Windows, Mac, Linux - Purchase)

• Person edit form improved.
• New: Mapping.
• New: Custom HTML pages linkable to persons.
• New: Merging persons.
• New: Merging and editing places.
• New: Main menu configuration tool.
• New: New Places section.

My Family Tree 3.0.20.0 (Full Featured - Windows - Freeware)

• Removed the limit to the number of events which can be displayed in the timeline view.
• Fixed issue loading newly created files.

The Complete Genealogy Reporter 2014 build 140606 (Family Books - Windows - Shareware)

• The translations for "From" and "To" (dates) were absent for a number of languages, resulting in no qualifier being reported. This affected reports created in Catalan, Danish, Spanish, Finnish, French, Italian, Dutch, Norwegian and Portuguese. These qualifiers are now translated and reported correctly.
• URL references to image files in GEDCOM files created by Ancestry.com are now ignored because these incorrectly reference a web page, not the remotely stored image file. This avoids the very slow loading of such GEDCOM files.

5 June 2014

Genealogy Software Updates of the Week

Ancestral Quest 14.20 (Full Featured - Windows - Purchase)

• Check Repair: Made improvements to find and fix some additional issues.
• Translations: Added some comments to some abbreviated labels to help translators with the translations.
• Web Page Creation: When creating a web page, if you asked for living descendants, but wanted to show "Living" rather than the name, this worked fine for the descendant, but if a spouse was living, it showed the name of spouse. Fixed. Now shows "living" for a living spouse.
• Book Reports: If you had pictures for people, there was a small chance that the page break would lose a few words. Fixed.

Branches for iPad 1.3 (Mobile - Purchase)

• Adjusted fonts and minor layout changes.
• Added ability to load more non-standard GEDCOMS.
• Speed up of GEDCOM analysis and loading.

Brother's Keeper 7.0.18 (Full Featured - Windows - Purchase)

• Sometimes on Edit, if you Rearrange Spouses, the spouse names would not show until you stop BK and restart BK. This update fixes that problem.

My Family Tree 3.0.19.0 (Full Featured - Windows - Freeware)

• Updated translations.
• Fixed issue saving LDS facts.

28 May 2014

Genealogy Software Updates of the Week

Arlington National Cemetery Explorer 2.0 (Mobile - Freeware)

• Improved routing and searching capabilities.
• All-new design and custom features.
• Regularly updated alert and event notifications.
• Create custom walking tours.

GEDexplorer 1.1 (Mobile - Purchase)

• No longer crashes if the GEDCOM file refers to a missing NOTE record.

GRAMPS 4.0.4 (Full Featured - Linux - Freeware/Open Source)

• Fix bug in abandon changes and quit.
• Better support for ANSEL characters.
• Enhanced Bookmark support.
• Fix spacing on dialogs for some recent linux distributions.
• Enhanced Citation Editor.
• Cleanup on warnings and messages around locale directory.
• And much more.

RootsMagic for Android 1.1 (Mobile - Freeware)

• The ability to delete files that have been downloaded from Dropbox to the device.

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