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30 January 2014

Genealogy Software Updates of the Week

Ancestral Quest 14.18 (Full Featured - Windows - Purchase)

• Sorting: If you sort by Custom ID on the Name List screen or the Custom Report, purely numeric IDs should sort as numbers and IDs that are not purely numeric should sort alphabetically. AQ had a bug wherein if an ID was a number of more than 5 digits, the number was sorted alphabetically. Fixed. All numeric IDs now sort numerically.

GEDCOM Lexer Plugin for Notepad++ 0.1.0-r15 (GEDCOM Tools - Windows - Freeware/Open Source) NEW!

• Enhances Notepad++ text editor's handling of GEDCOM files.
• View GEDCOM files with syntax highlighting of: level, xref id, tag, pointer, value and escape tokens. Customize coloration and font styles. Grammar errors are also highlighted.

GRAMPS 4.0.3 (Full Featured - Linux - Freeware/Open Source)

• Fix copy via context menu on Views into Charts Category.
• Fix Tab sequence in Name Editor.
• Fix citations gramplet into media view.
• Fix unhandled exception when inspecting media.
• Fix Citation sidebar filter for python3.
• Fix add link to a “Html code” note.
• And more...

Legacy Family Tree (Full Featured - Windows - Purchase)

• Legacy Family Tree is now available in the Italian language.

My Family Tree 3.0.11.0 (Full Featured - Windows - Freeware)

• Small number of improvements and minor fixes.

The Next Generation of Genealogy Sitebuilding 10 (Web Publishing - Windows, Mac, Linux - Purchase)

• TNG 10 will be available soon! RootsTech attendees will be able to buy TNG10 in a special presale.

TreeDraw 4.2.0 (Charts and Diagrams - Windows - Shareware)

• Adds the ability to set default formatting styles based on the current selection.
• Adds the ability to set visual import styles based on the current selection.
• Adds the ability to set the vertical snap-to-grid spacing based on the current selection.
• Removes inapplicable commands from the Drawing Area popup menu.
• Fixes missing Format | Font default settings after selecting multiple text elements.
• Fixes mis-match between Format | Text alignment setting in main menu and popup menu.

TreeHopper 1.1.10 (GEDCOM Tools - Windows - Freeware) NEW!

• Explore and view your family tree with TreeHopper.
• This is the first Windows 8 App that can read in a GEDCOM file (v5.5.1 or earlier) directly from your device and display the results to give an accurate and easy to use method to browse your family information.
• Available in English and Spanish.

23 January 2014

Genealogy Software Updates of the Week

Build Your Family Tree 6.0 (Mobile - Purchase)

• Revised for iOS 7.

Historypin for iPhone & iPad 2.4 (Mobile - Freeware)

• Added Drafts feature - if an upload fails the app will automatically save the pin and metadata to a list for later use.
• Fixed repeats functionality.
• Fixed augmented reality.
• Fixed problems with My Channel, Pins list.

Pocket Genealogist 4.09A02 Public Beta (Mobile - Purchase)

• Support for Legacy v8 (8g).
• Fix to TMG v8 import to prevent hang when role has a sufficiently large number of role labels.

15 January 2014

Genealogy Software Updates of the Week

Families (Legacy Family Tree) for Android 2.0.3 (Mobile - Purchase)

• Support Legacy Family Tree 8.0.

Genota 5.0.2.19 (Organization - Research - Windows - Purchase)

• The issue causing the Research, Correspondence, Documents and People only being recorded when REPORTS > ALL NOTES is selected has been resolved.

MacFamilyTree 7.1.3 (Full Featured - Mac - Purchase)

• Sharing reports using OS X Share Sheets improved.
• Date reformatting issues fixed.
• Crash issue fixed using search in the to do or sources edit section.
• Problem adding associated persons fixed.
• Problem displaying reports on OS X Mavericks 10.9.1 fixed.

The Family Tree of Family for Android 1.9.0 (Mobile - Purchase)

• Updated to Android 4.4.2.

World Family Tree 1.1.0 (Mobile - Purchase)

• Support iOS 7.

9 January 2014

Genealogy Software Updates of the Week

Ancestral Author 2.9o (Family Books - Windows - Purchase)

• A new GEDCOM option has been added to control the treatment of CONT text records.
• Increased maximum number of images that can be embedded in the PDF document from 1000 to 5000.
• Added support for the GEDCOM RESI tag. Residence information is now output for each individual in the report.
• Added support for the GEDCOM ADDR tag. Residence, Census, and other GEDCOM attributes will now include address information.
• A bug related to date formats has been fixed.
• Several additional bugs have been fixed.

Families (Legacy Family Tree) for iPhone and iPad 2.0.1 (Mobile - Purchase)

• Bug fixes.

GEDCOM Validator 1.0.10.0 (GEDCOM Tools - Windows - Freeware)

• Improved detection of malformed GEDCOM lines.
• Improved detection and reporting of illegal characters.
• Grammar corrections.

Historypin for iPhone & iPad 2.3 (Mobile - Freeware)

• iOS 7 Compatibility.
• Fixed Login problems.
• Fixed Uploading of photos.

iScrapbook 4.1.0 (Family Pictures - Mac - Purchase)

• Improved printing/exporting so that images only get downsampled once which slightly improves image quality.
• Fixed problem printing/exporting images with special effects applied that would sometimes result in blurry images.

My Family Tree 3.0.10.0 (Full Featured - Windows - Freeware)

• Added support for family sources and restrictions.
• Added support for editing places and addresses in Places view.
• Fixed places list issue.
• Style fixes.

2 January 2014

Genealogy Software Updates of the Week

Agelong Tree 4.7 (Full Featured - Windows - Shareware)

• Multi-coloured lines (optional) if there are many parallel lines in the tree.
• Text wrapping a photo is optional now.
• A new tree Compact style is available.
• There are shortcut keys for each tree style.
• All events connected with a place can be shown in Information about the place.
• Life dates of family members are shown in lineage lists.
• Bug fixes.

Brother's Keeper 6.6.13 (Full Featured - Windows - Purchase)

• Fixed a problem that started 2 weeks ago with Gedcom Import of notes. It was making blank lines in the grid, or causing an error message.

Families (Legacy Family Tree) for Android 2.0.2 (Applications pour mobiles - Mobile - Purchase)

• Support Legacy Family Tree 8.0.

Families (Legacy Family Tree) for iPhone and iPad 2.0.0 (Mobile - Purchase)

• Support iOS7.
• Support Legacy Family Tree 8.0.

Family Get-To-Gether 1.1.8 (Mobile - Purchase)

• A new 'Log' page is added to list all changes.
• Italian language is added.
• Miscellaneous quality enhancements.

Genota 5 (Organization - Research - Windows - Purchase)

New features:

• Support for Legacy versions 3 through 8.
• New interface.
• New transcription module which will assist users in extracting information from documents, especially with the ability to automatically extract text from PDF files.
• Multiple Notes cam be opened at once to enable comparative analysis of content, or to simply cut and paste information between them.

iScrapbook 4.0.9 (Family Pictures - Mac - Purchase)

• Fixed problem that could sometimes cause images to appear blurry on screen and when printed/exported.

18 December 2013

Genealogy Software Updates of the Week

iScrapbook 4.0.8 (Family Pictures - Mac - Purchase)

• Added support for new XML Sharing Option in Aperture 3.5 and later.
• Added ability to crop an image with multiple lines of text (previously limited to top line).
• Added new appearance options for image placeholders.
• Improved the way shapes are selected by detecting clicks near the actual path of the shape (if not filled) instead of the interior of the shape.
• Improved the grid feature: the grid settings can now be saved on a document-by-document basis and the grid can optionally be printed.
• When multiple objects are resized, the font size and kerning of text boxes are scaled proportionally.
• The handles for the selected graphic now ALWAYS appear, even if Trim to Page is enabled and the handles are outside of the page bounds.
• Bug fixes.

RootsMapper 1.2.0 (Mapmaking - Windows, Mac, Linux, Mobile - Freeware)

• Quickview: When you hover over a pin you will see a tooltip appear giving you a preview of that person and their lifespan so that you don't have to click on a pin just to find out their name. For more details you can still click on the pin.
• Traceback: By default, when you click on a pin, the lines and pins that trace that person back to the root person will be highlighted in black and yellow so that you can see how the root person relates to the selected person. This function can be disabled in the new Options menu.
• Isolate: This button will temporarily hide all pins and lines except for the highlighted Traceback so that you can more easily examine it.
• Country Statistics: Also available in the new Options menu, the Country Stats button will show you a count of the number of pins in each country. The numbers are updated any time a new pin is plotted, whether by a run or by expanding a line.
• Pedigree List: The Pedigree List button in the Options menu displays an expandable pedigree of the people who have been plotted. Presently it is for informational purposes only and does not allow interaction with the pins.
• Lines: The lines that connect the pins on the map can be hidden using the Lines button in the options menu.
• Bug fixes.

11 December 2013

Genealogy Software Updates of the Week

Brother's Keeper 6.6.12 (Full Featured - Windows - Purchase)

• This version will show any changes made by the translators using the new translation program dated December 2013.

LTools 1.3.39 (Other Tools - Windows - Freeware)

• Make 'Find Unattached Multimedia' compatible with Legacy V8.
• Use HTML entities to add unicode characters in 'Tidy Legacy HTML'.

6 December 2013

Genealogy Software Updates of the Week

Billion Graves 3.4.1 (Applications pour mobiles - Mobile - Freeware)

• Fixed a crash that happens only on pre-iO7 devices when opening the Camera View.

Family Get-To-Gether 1.1.7.1 (Applications pour mobiles - Mobile - Purchase)

• Minor quality enhancements.

GedTreeFree 0.9.14 (Applications pour mobiles - Mobile - Freeware)

• Screen rotation now properly supported.
• App state properly saved during pause/resume.
• Marriages are now shown in the long-click popup.
• The number of generations shown is now configurable.
• Different codecs supported (utf-8, ascii, latin_1, ansel).

RootsMagic 6.3.0.6 (Full Featured - Windows - Purchase)

• New: Added the ability to print sources (endnotes only) for pedigree charts.
• New: Added support for sharing notes between RootsMagic and FamilySearch Family Tree.
• New: Added support for direct import of Legacy 8 files.
• Fixed: Page number in index for group sheets would sometimes be blank.
• Fixed: Several cosmetic issues with FamilySearch Person Tools screens.
• Fixed: Some issues with RM published website indexes when viewed with Safari.

27 November 2013

Genealogy Software Updates of the Week

Billion Graves 3.4 (Applications pour mobiles - Mobile - Freeware)

• Camera view is now WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get).
• Verification status is now displayed on the Dashboard page.
• Display activity view when removing images. If there are a lot of images to remove it may take some time. Without the activity view the user may think that the device is hung.
• Bug fixes.

Legacy Family Tree 8.0.0.353 (Full Featured - Windows - Purchase)

• New: Origins Report - See where you came from and the percentage of "blood" you have from your countries of origin with the new Origins Report.
• New: Migration Report - See how far and wide a person's descendants spread out in the world with the new Migration Report.
• New: 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.
• New: 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.
• New: 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.
• And much more.

Pocket Genealogist 4.08 (Applications pour mobiles - Mobile - Purchase)

• Support for The Master Genealogist v8.05.
• Support for Legacy v7.5.0.226.
• Support for Legacy v7.5.0.230.
• Support for Legacy v8.

The Complete Genealogy Builder 2013 build 131126 (Full Featured - Windows - Shareware)

• Fixed: Situations affecting a few users whereby the reporter module would crash with a "not working" windows message when starting a PDF report.

Transcript 2.4.1 build 98 beta (Transcriptions & Indexes - Windows - Freeware)

• Correctly detect Windows 8.1 instead of marking it as Windows 8.
• Use correct default font for Windows 8 and higher.
• Change: When dragging/touching zoomed in/out image keep mouse cursor at same position in image.

20 November 2013

Genealogy Software Updates of the Week

Ancestral Quest 14.16 (Full Featured - Windows - Purchase)

• Sources: On the Review/Sync Family screen, you can now see all sources for couples from both Family Tree and your local file. You can also exchange these sources between your personal file and the couple records of Family Tree.
• Change History: A new link on the Review/Sync Individual screen allows you to see all changes that have been made to a person record in Family Tree. Also, if you are examining the details of any fact, you will be able to see the changes made to just that fact, and have an option to restore older facts.
• Review/Sync Individual Screen: Several buttons were moved from the bottom of the screen to a menu bar near the top of the screen to improve readability of this screen. Also, the "Select Family Tree" button was renamed to be an "Import from nFS" link to better reflect its current use.
• Notes: You can now view notes from Family Tree on the Review/Sync Individual screen, and a Notes button allows you to exchange notes between your personal records and the records of Family Tree.

Arlington National Cemetery Explorer 1.0.6.3 (Applications pour mobiles - Mobile - Freeware)

• Updated search capability and bug fixes.

Brother's Keeper 6.6.11 (Full Featured - Windows - Purchase)

• New: The Indented Book report will print the parents of the starting person.
• Changed: For Group Sheet HTML output, make more space for pictures of child.
• Fixed a problem on the Descendant Marriage Record report if the spouse had [ ] in the name.
• Also fixed some problems when finding Carriage Returns in source Title, Author, Abbreviation, or Page fields for gedcom export.

Family Get-To-Gether 1.1.6.1 (Applications pour mobiles - Mobile - Purchase)

• Miscellaneous quality enhancements.

Legacy Family Tree 7.5.0.278 (Full Featured - Windows - Purchase)

• FamilySearch - Added Merging.
• FamilySearch - Added Discussions.
• FamilySearch - Working on Sources still and once this is done we will have full FamilySearch Tree Share+ Certification.

MacFamilyTree 7.1.2 (Full Featured - Mac - Purchase)

• Custom background images for several website themes.
• Choose from different fonts in many website themes.
• Browser compatibility improved when exporting websites.
• FTP upload speed greatly improved.
• New options for global search & replace added.
• And much more.

MobileFamilyTree 7.0.14 (Applications pour mobiles - Mobile - Purchase)

• FamilySearch issue displaying parents in the comparison view fixed.

13 November 2013

Genealogy Software Updates of the Week

Brother's Keeper 6.6.11 (Full Featured - Windows - Purchase)

• New: The Indented Book report will print the parents of the starting person.
• Fixed: Fixed a problem on the Descendant Marriage Record report if the spouse had [ ] in the name.
• Changed: For Group Sheet HTML output, make more space for pictures of child.
• Fixed: Also fixed some problems when finding Carriage Returns in source Title, Author, Abbreviation, or Page fields for gedcom export.

Family Get-To-Gether 1.1.6.1 (Applications pour mobiles - Mobile - Purchase)

• Miscellaneous quality enhancements.

FamilyTreeFactory (Charts and Diagrams - Windows - Purchase)

• Due to small sales, the FamilyTreeFactory development and sales have been discontinued. The service is not discontinued. The program is not freeware. The license agreement remains valid.

GRAMPS 4.0.2 (Full Featured - Linux - Freeware/Open Source)

• Citation merge works better for all objects with citations.
• Fixed citations attached to family events.
• Fixed several crashes, hangs, and data corruption scenarios.
• Fixed bugs in determining whether a person is alive, potentially resolving private data leak via export or report.
• VCF export/import now support gender information.
• And much more.

6 November 2013

Genealogy Software Updates of the Week

FamViewer 2.8 (Mobile - Purchase)

• Optimized for iOS 7.
• Bug fixes.

MacFamilyTree 7.1.1 (Full Featured - Mac - Purchase)

• New website themes added.
• Bugfixes exporting websites.
• Localization issues fixed in German, Swedish and French.

My Family Tree 3.0.9.0 (Full Featured - Windows - Freeware)

• Added a small number of style improvements.
• Enhanced date and time input to support using the arrow keys or mouse wheel to quickly scroll through dates and times.

RootsMagic 6.3.0.5 (Full Featured - Windows - Purchase)

• New: When selecting ancestors, you can now select the number of generations of ancestors, as well as the number of generations of descendants coming back.
• New: When doing drag and drop you can now select the number of generations of ancestors, as well as the number of generations of descendants coming back.
• Fixed: Some issues when selecting people by genetic lines (mtDNA).
• Fixed: The direct descendant list would sometimes show extraneous people when there were cross cousin marriages in the line.
• Fixed: Occasional Access Violation (A/V) errors when copying a fact from RootsMagic to FamilySearch Family Tree.

RootsMapper 1.1 (Mapmaking - Windows, Mac, Linux, Mobile - Freeware)

• Switched from Google Geocoding Service to FamilySearch Place Authority for significant speed increase.
• Added photos to person cards (hover the icon to view larger size).
• Added delete button to leaf nodes.
• Made lines clickable.
• Made buttons invisible when printing.
• Added 8 generation option.

Transcript 2.4.1 build 97 beta (Transcriptions & Indexes - Windows - Freeware)

• Fix: Crash when canceling scanning an image.
• Fix: Uncommon crash when main window is not active and checking whether we need to resume an paused timer.
• Fix: Detect pdf files where the pdf extension is not all lowercase.
• Improved detection of jpeg files with tiff extension.
• Several bugfixes and a few extra safety checks in the image loading code and also recognize more types of tiff images.

31 October 2013

Genealogy Software Updates of the Week

Family Get-To-Gether 1.1.5 (Applications pour mobiles - Mobile - Purchase)

• Spanish language is added.
• Enhanced GEDCOM files import (larger files are now supported).
• Unicode support for GEDCOM files export.
• Miscellaneous enhancements.

GEDCOM Validator 1.0.9.0 (GEDCOM Tools - Windows - Freeware)

• Small number of minor fixes, improvements and documentation corrections.

iFamily for Leopard 2.888 (Full Featured - Mac - Purchase)

• OSX 10.9 Mavericks Compatibility.
• Repaired Depersonalization of Marriage events when exported to GEDCOM.
• Database Compare: Introduced new error traps to search routines, Repaired comparison bug in Compare_Person routine, Repaired comparison bug in Compare_Personal_Events routine.

My Family Tree 3.0.7.0 (Full Featured - Windows - Freeware)

• Small number of improvements and minor fixes.

The Complete Genealogy Reporter 2013 build 131023 (Family Books - Windows - Shareware)

• Improved: Maximum number of ancestral generations increased fro 180 to 200.
• Fixed: Hyperlinking errors which were linking to maternal ancestry sections instead of to maps.
• Fixed: In certain situations the round-up logic could cause an unexpected program error.

The Family Tree of Family for Android 1.8.9 (Applications pour mobiles - Mobile - Purchase)

• Update Import GEDCOM.

TreeDraw 4.1.2 (Charts and Diagrams - Windows - Shareware)

• Fixes problems using Undo/Redo.
• Fixes crashes in charts which have joined lines.

WP Family Tree for WordPress 1.0.4 (Web Publishing - Windows, Mac, Linux - Freeware)

• Bug fix: Added jquery to list of included scripts.

23 October 2013

Genealogy Software Updates of the Week

Ancestral Quest 14.15 (Full Featured - Windows - Purchase)

• Sources: If you attached an object other than a picture to a citation (such as a document, audio clip, web page), the path/URL of this object will now be displayed where the thumbnail.
• Web Page Creation: If the image to a source is located on the Internet rather than on your system, the link to the image was not created properly. Fixed.

Billion Graves 3.3 (Applications pour mobiles - Mobile - Freeware)

• Updates for iOS 7.
• Bug fixes.

Family Get-To-Gether 1.1.3 (Applications pour mobiles - Mobile - Purchase)

• German & Dutch languages are added.
• Press 'Options' button and select 'Language' option to change the app language.
• New separate date & place fields for birth and death information.
• Miscellaneous quality enhancements.

MacFamilyTree 7.1 (Full Featured - Mac - Purchase)

• Completely new Web Site Export.
• Configureable Themes.
• Live preview.
• Direct FTP upload (secure connections supported).
• Includes Videos, PDFs and Audio Media.
• Improved user interface .
• And much more.

16 October 2013

Genealogy Software Updates of the Week

Arlington National Cemetery Explorer 1.0.5.31 (Mobile - Freeware)

• Added compatibility for iOS7.

GedTreeFree 0.9.13 (Mobile - Freeware)

• Marriages are now shown in the long-click popup.
• The number of generations shown is now configurable.
• Different codecs supported (utf-8, ascii, latin_1, ansel).
• .GED files can now be opened with the internal file browser too.

Genota 5 (Organization - Research - Windows - Purchase)

• Genota 5 is nearing completion and is expected to be released early November 2013.
• It will include: a new, simpler to use interface, a new Transcriber module, a new mapping facility, an updated locations module with geolocation, a simple date calculator, the ability to add Notes, Sources, Categories, Locations and Contacts from the main menu without accessing the individual modules.

Legacy Mobile 1.1.1 (Mobile - Freeware)

• Changes to handle modifications from FamilySearch.

MacFamilyTree 7.0.14 (Full Featured - Mac - Purchase)

• Crash issue when editing families or persons fixed.
• FamilySearch issue fixed handling burial events.
• Date parsing improved.

MobileFamilyTree 7.0.13 (Mobile - Purchase)

• Downloading marriage events from FamilySearch fixed.
• Hourglass chart now displays correct kinships with grandchildren-in-law.
• Error interpreting multiple spouses on FamilySearch fixed.

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