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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.

11 October 2013

Genealogy Software Updates of the Week

MacFamilyTree 7.0.13 (Full Featured - Mac - Purchase)

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

Reunion for iPad 2.0.1 (Applications pour mobiles - Mobile - Purchase)

• Corrected some minor issues with iOS 7.

RootsMagic 6.3.0.4 (Full Featured - Windows - Purchase)

• New: Labels for shared events on group sheets are now FactType-Role instead of just Role (so "Census-Spouse" instead of just "Spouse").
• New: Supports direct import of latest Legacy files which changed their file format.
• Improved: Sped up loading of FamilySearch Share Data screen for people with large amounts of data.
• Improved: Sped up AutoMatch with FamilySearch Family Tree.
• Bug fixes.

3 October 2013

Genealogy Software Updates of the Week

Billion Graves for Android 2.3 (Applications pour mobiles - Mobile - Freeware)

• The BillionGraves camera app for Android has now moved to a new home.
• Fixed a few major bugs.
• The app should now work on newer phones like the Galaxy S4 and older phones where the camera view was scrambled.

MacFamilyTree 7.0.12 (Full Featured - Mac - Purchase)

• FamilySearch issue fixed regarding gender information.
• Sorting in the person merge sheet works correctly now.
• Hang fixed that could occur in the person edit section.
• Rare crash fixed when using FamilySearch.

MobileFamilyTree 7.0.12 (Applications pour mobiles - Mobile - Purchase)

• FamilySearch issue fixed regarding gender information.
• Hang fixed that could occur in the person edit section.
• Rare crash fixed when using FamilySearch.

26 September 2013

Genealogy Software Updates of the Week

23andMe for iPhone & iPad 1.5 (Mobile - Freeware)

• iOS 7 presentation updates.

Ancestral Quest 14.14 (Full Featured - Windows - Purchase)

• Sources: If you attached an object other than a picture to a source (such as a document, audio clip, web page), the path/URL of this object will now be displayed where the thumbnail of of an image would otherwise be displayed if it were a picture.
• Check/Repair: Check/Repair now finds and fixes a couple of other types of problems.
• Notes: If notes contained non-English characters, and one of these was positioned in just the right place, it might be displayed as two blocks. Fixed.

Build Your Family Tree 5.40 (Mobile - Purchase)

• Improved user interface.

Charting Companion 5.1 (Charts and Diagrams - Windows - Purchase)

• New feature: ornamental borders.
• Support for FTM 2014 files (both 32- and 64-bit).

Family Get-To-Gether 1.1.2 (Mobile - Purchase)

• Marriage details are now supported. GEDCOM file may need to be re-imported to extract marriage details information.
• Enhanced search for family members.
• An issue related to the 'Gallery' page on specific devices has been handled.
• An 'Export GEDCOM' issue has been handled for families imported by old app version.

MacFamilyTree 7.0.11 (Full Featured - Mac - Purchase)

• Several issues fixed uploading information to FamilySearch.org.
• Performance of person matching on FamilySearch improved.
• Sorting issues fixed.

19 September 2013

Genealogy Software Updates of the Week

Family Get-To-Gether (Free) 1.1.1 (Mobile - Freeware)

• Export families to GEDCOM files.
• If a member's 'Profile' page is viewed, the descendants/ancestors tree has this person as the root when the 'Tree' icon is clicked in the action bar.
• Miscellaneous quality enhancements.

MacFamilyTree 7.0.10 (Full Featured - Mac - Purchase)

• Notes are selected in the correct order when using the Tab key.
• Crash issue corrected when using @ character in person names.
• Selecting existing places improved.
• Hungarian localization improved.
• Performance improvements in the edit mode.

MobileFamilyTree 7.0.11 (Mobile - Purchase)

• iCloud issue fixed.

RootsMagic for iPhone and iPad 1.1.1 (Mobile - Freeware)

• Minor bug fixes.

11 September 2013

Genealogy Software Updates of the Week

Families for Legacy Family Tree 1.8.3 (Mobile - Purchase)

• Fix crash when adding new individual to Legacy 7.5.0.268 file.

Family Get-To-Gether 1.1.1 (Mobile - Purchase)

• Edited families can now be exported to GEDCOM files. Long-press on a family in the 'My Families' page, then select 'Export GEDCOM' option. GEDCOM files can be sent via email or stored on device.
• If a member's 'Profile' page is viewed, the descendants/ancestors tree has this person as the root when the 'Tree' icon is clicked in the action bar.
• Miscellaneous quality enhancements.

MacFamilyTree 7.0.9 (Full Featured - Mac - Purchase)

• Error uploading information to FamilySearch corrected.
• Crash bug fixed using Web Research.
• Norwegian and Czech localization improved.
• Smaller other bug fixes.

MobileFamilyTree 7.0.9 (Mobile - Purchase)

• Adding media URLs now works as expected.
• GEDCOM import and export improved.
• Date parsing improved.

3 September 2013

Genealogy Software Updates of the Week

Brother's Keeper 6.6.10 (Full Featured - Windows - Purchase)

• Fixed: When on the Edit screen, the Notes font size was sometimes changing if you went to the Ancestor Chart and then returned to Edit.
• Changed: Gedcom. BK will import and export a blank Marriage and blank Engaged event. (Events with no date and no location.)
• Changed: On the Edit screen, if you add a new person, it will blink the cursor at the beginning of the first date field.

Families for Android 1.8.4 (Mobile - Purchase)

• Fix layout problem on some devices.

Families for Legacy Family Tree 1.8.2 (Mobile - Purchase)

• Fix crash/hang when selecting individual via location list.
• Support Legacy 7.5.0.268.

Family Chronicle 4.9.26 (Mobile - Purchase)

• iPhone 5 optimization.
• Memory fix on larger issue downloads.
• Minor bug fixes and performance improvements.

Family Get-To-Gether 1.1 (Mobile - Purchase)

• Build family trees from scratch (new family tree can be created, new family members can be added, members can be removed).

Internet Genealogy Magazine 4.9.26 (Mobile - Purchase)

• iPhone 5 optimization.
• Memory fix on larger issue downloads.
• Minor bug fixes and performance improvements.

Legacy Family Tree 7.5.0.270 (Full Featured - Windows - Purchase)

• Fixed a problem with an invalid Temple name (LDS Users only). Please run Check/Repair and then view your Master List for Temple Names. If you see any !Fix this Temple in your list you will need to click the Show List button and then the Create Search List button and verify each one to fix the Temple.

LiveHistory 1.1.2 (Mobile - Purchase)

• Increased support for GEDCOM variants.
• Improved import.

MacFamilyTree 7.0.8 (Full Featured - Mac - Purchase)

• Adding references to sources improved.
• Person merge fixed.
• Critical issue fixed that could prevent saving a database.
• FamilySearch integration stability issues fixed.
• Issue entering sources fixed.
• Czech and Finnish translation improved.

MobileFamilyTree 7.0.8 (Mobile - Purchase)

• Person merge fixed.
• Critical issue fixed that could prevent saving a database.
• FamilySearch integration stability issues fixed.
• Czech and Finnish translation improved.

My Family Tree 3.0.5.0 (Full Featured - Windows - Freeware)

• New report builder, which allows you to create over 15 different types of report including a discrepancies report which checks your tree for potentially incorrect data and ancestral loops.

RootsMagic 6.3.0.3 (Full Featured - Windows - Purchase)

• Fixed: Adding a spouse in the FamilySearch Share Data screen doesn't cause 400 Bad Request error anymore.
• Fixed: Compacting database after exiting FamilySearch Central doesn't generate SQL error anymore.
• Fixed: RootsMagic doesn't stop updating ordinance counts when it encounters a deleted person on FamilySearch anymore.

RootsMagic for iPhone and iPad 1.1 (Mobile - Freeware)

• Fixed several crashing bugs.
• Added version screen.

The Family Tree of Family for Android 1.8.8 (Mobile - Purchase)

• Update Import and Export GEDCOM.

The Next Generation of Genealogy Sitebuilding 9.2.2 (Web Publishing - Windows, Mac, Linux - Purchase)

• Ability to reuse deleted IDs.
• Small bug fixes.

Transcript 2.4.1 build 96 beta (Transcriptions & Indexes - Windows - Freeware)

• The English and Dutch helpfiles have been mostly updated.
• Bugfix: New filename based of first line of text doesn't check for double quote as illegal character. A double quote on the first line of text when the option use first line of text as default filename was set made it impossible to save a new file.
• Bugfix: certain uncommon types of jpeg files could cause an exception.
• Bugfix: the extra image viewer window didn't check whether an image still existed before trying to open it.
• Bugfix: Handle EReadError when loading images.

1 August 2013

Genealogy Software Updates of the Week

MacFamilyTree 7.0.6 (Full Featured - Mac - Purchase)

• Performance of reports increased.
• Increased performance when editing sources.
• More web research databases added.
• Date formatting improved.
• Polish translation added.
• Kinship report improved for multiple marriages.
• Several other fixes.

MobileFamilyTree 7.0.6 (Mobile - Purchase)

• Polish localization added.
• Date parsing improved.
• Improved kinship report.

RootsMagic 6.3.0.2 (Full Featured - Windows - Purchase)

• New: Added ability to copy FamilySearch ID to clipboard from Share Data screen (button in upper right).
• New: Added ability to copy FamilySearch ID to clipboard from Edit Person screen (in Options menu).
• New: RootsMagic adds "standardized date" when adding a fact to FamilySearch Family Tree.
• Fixed: Children on FamilySearch Share Data tab now sort in the order you have them in RootsMagic.
• Fixed: Some issues with a few special date conversions in PAF import.
• Fixed: Some error #404 messages when accessing a living person on FamilySearch Family Tree.

25 July 2013

Genealogy Software Updates of the Week

Branches 1.2.3.3 (Full Featured - Windows - Purchase)

• Corrected a problem on Family Group Sheet printed reports where page headers were sometimes printed twice.

GedStar Pro for Android (Version varies with device) (Mobile - Freeware)

• Can display icon to indicate direct ancestors of a specified person.

LiveHistory 1.1.1 (Mobile - Purchase)

• Bugfixes.

LTools 1.3.37 (Other Tools - Windows - Freeware)

• Add the ability to 'Fetch' individuals by surname in the 'Data Bridge'.
• Add 'Christening Date' and 'Christening Place' to 'Data Bridge'.
• Add 'FamilySearch.org - Ohio, Births and Christenings, 1821-1962' to 'Data Bridge'.
• Add 'FamilySearch.org - Ohio, Deaths and Burials, 1854-1997' to 'Data Bridge'.

RootsMagic 6.3.0.1 (Full Featured - Windows - Purchase)

• Fixed: Random crashes (access violations) which could occur when problem alerts were enabled.

The Complete Genealogy Builder 2013 build 130719 (Full Featured - Windows - Shareware)

• Fixed: Unexpected program error when editing dates which contain a qualifier (e.g. Estimated).
• Fixed: German translation of Marriage Bann in Events selection.

18 July 2013

Genealogy Software Updates of the Week

Ancestral Quest 14.13 (Full Featured - Windows - Purchase)

• Occasionally, one of the screens would come up out of view, making it appear that AQ had locked up. Fixed.
• Prior to checking to see if FamilySearch considered the merge of two Family Tree records to be viable, AQ would take the time to load all the information needed to complete the merge. Fixed.
• If FamilySearch had changed the PID of a record to which you had linked one of your records, when AQ next attempted to work with that record, it would display a message to let you know the new PID. Fixed.

Arlington National Cemetery Explorer 1.0.4.31 (Mobile - Freeware)

• Bug Fixes.

Brother's Keeper 6.6.9 (Full Featured - Windows - Purchase)

• If you are on the Edit screen and you click a picture, and that picture has a heading in the grid, then the heading will show when the picture is displayed full screen.
• GEDCOM import will accept the tags 'PEDI ADOPTED' and 'PEDI FOSTER'
• GEDCOM import will created events for Divorce or Annulled even if those events have no date in the gedcom file.
• Fixed a problem where 'count of descendants' sometimes gave error 75 if there were over 60,000 people.
• On the Book reports, when using custom wording for marriage events, two problems were fixed. One involved the Engaged event, and one involved Not Married.

MacFamilyTree 7.0.5 (Full Featured - Mac - Purchase)

• Fixed the To Do wizard to not create duplicate To Do's.
• Many bug fixes for the Timeline chart.
• Person Report improved to include persons age.
• Portuguese User Guide added.
• Several localization improvements.

MobileFamilyTree 7.0.5 (Mobile - Purchase)

• Fixed playing Audio files.
• Localizations improved.
• Downloading large person records from FamilySearch improved.

Obituary for iPhone and iPad 2.7 (Mobile - Freeware)

• Fixed a bug that was causing the app to crash.

RootsMagic 6.3.0.0 (Full Featured - Windows - Purchase)

• New: Added Problem Alerts.
• Enhanced: Added code to Database Tools > Clean phantom records to clean up issues with FamilySearch Family Tree links.
• Fixed: A number of small bugs.

11 July 2013

Genealogy Software Updates of the Week

GedStar Pro 4.4.8 (Other Tools - Windows - Purchase)

• Additional updates for Legacy Family Tree V8.

LTools 1.3.35 (Other Tools - Windows - Freeware)

• Add 'Find A Grave' to the 'Data Bridge'.
• Add warning when Legacy V8 database is opened.
• Allow sourcing of fields which haven't been updated in 'Data Bridge'.

MacFamilyTree 7.0.4 (Full Featured - Mac - Purchase)

• Merging places improved.
• New name formatting options added.
• Fixed entering LDS temple events for families.
• Importing pictures from iPhoto and Aperture fixed.
• Localizations improved.
• Stability improvements.

MobileFamilyTree 7.0.4 (Mobile - Purchase)

• New name formatting options added.
• Improved stability.
• Bugs using FamilySearch fixed.

My Family Tree 3.0.3.0 (Full Featured - Windows - Freeware)

• Added support for OpenDyslexic font from opendyslexic.org.
• Added High Contrast themes.
• Added full date display option to charts.
• Improved timeline performance and layout.
• Multipage tree printing.
• Scan to add photos/attachments.

Splatter: The GEDCOM Population Distribution Heatm (Mapmaking - Windows, Mac, Linux - Freeware) NEW!

• It will Splatter all the locations in your database across the face of a fully featured Google Map. In Splatter, location markers are grouped into clusters and the total number of persons found within that cluster displayed inside the cluster icon. These clusters are also represented on the surface of the world as a heat map.

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