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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.

3 July 2013

Genealogy Software Updates of the Week

Ancestral Quest 14.12 (Full Featured - Windows - Purchase)

• Added a Merge capability for merging records on Family Tree.
• Converted the feature which reads and updates Discussions on FamilySearch to directly work with Family Tree rather than New.FamilySearch.

Arlington National Cemetery Explorer 1.0.4 (Mobile - Freeware)

• Bug Fixes.
• Improved Stability.
• Enhanced iPhone 5 compatibility.
• Improved iPad support.
• Pan/Zoom for POI images.

Discover Your Ancestors 4.9.26 (Mobile - Purchase)

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

LiveHistory 1.1 (Mobile - Purchase)

• Forecasting of unknown dates.
• Consistency Guidance.

MacFamilyTree 7.0.3 (Full Featured - Mac - Purchase)

• Importing and exporting GEDCOM files improved.
• Localization improvements.
• Fixed crash when adding notes to events.
• Sorting events by date fixed when viewing places.
• Login issues to FamilySearch fixed.
• Performance enhancements for larger databases.
• Other stability improvements.

MobileFamilyTree 7.0.3 (Mobile - Purchase)

• Importing and exporting GEDCOM files improved.
• Stability improvements, especially when using FamilySearch.
• Errors handling associated persons, like godparents, corrected.
• Localization improvements.

RootsMagic 6.2.1.1 (Full Featured - Windows - Purchase)

• Fixed: A bug which could cause an "Abstract Error" when adding a new person to FamilySearch.

TreeDraw 4.1.1 (Charts and Diagrams - Windows - Shareware)

• Fixed: Italic text elements were wrapping before the last word when they should have been single-line.
• Fixed: Word-wrapped text elements sometimes wrapped differently when in edit mode.
• Fixed: If linked databases are missing these are now reported summarized after an "Update text" operation.

27 June 2013

Genealogy Software Updates of the Week

Ancestral Quest 14.11 (Full Featured - Windows - Purchase)

• Individual Review with FamilySearch Screen: Added ability to delete facts from individual records of Family Tree.
• Check for Changes: Added an option to "Mark All" changed records as having been reviewed.
• Bug Fixes to FamilySearch Features.

GRAMPS 4.0.1 (Full Featured - Linux - Freeware/Open Source)

• Gtk3: fix menu on person editor and Geography views, convert deprecated code for the indicator in entryfield.
• GEDCOM: Fix crash on export when there are addresses, fix space on ID.
• Disallow bookmarking a source in the Citation Tree View.
• Better RTL support on Pedigreeview and position for gramplets.
• Fix crash on ancestor chart report.

MobileFamilyTree 7.0.2 (Mobile - Purchase)

• Several stability improvements, especially when using FamilySearch.
• Norwegian translation improved.
• Search for persons, families and sources improved.
• Bug that could prevent GEDCOM files from importing fixed.
• Several smaller fixes.

My Family Tree 3.0.2.0 (Full Featured - Windows - Freeware)

• Added High Contrast themes.
• Added full date display option to charts.
• Multipage tree printing.
• Scan to add photos/attachments.
• Print photos/photo albums/attachments.
• Added sources for LDS events.

RootsMagic 6.2.0.0 (Full Featured - Windows - Purchase)

• New: Can now view and copy sources between RootsMagic and FamilySearch Family Tree.
• New: Can now view change history for FamilySearch Family Tree records.
• New: Can now "restore" changes made from the FamilySearch Family Tree Changes tab.
• New: Can now color code a named group.
• Updated: FamilySearch Share Data screen shows more information when copying data between RootsMagic and FamilySearch.
• Updated: Enhanced FamilySearch Ordinances screen.
• Updated: Sources can be viewed from the FamilySearch Share Data screen.

The Complete Genealogy Reporter 2013 build 130620 (Family Books - Windows - Shareware)

• Fixed: Dates expressed as "BET xxx AND yyy" are now correctly narrated. (In recent releases, "Between" has not been output in some instances.)
• Improved: French first-of-the-month dates are now expressed as "1er".

Who Do You Think You Are Magazine 2.1.8 (Mobile - Freeware)

• Greatly improved page speed.
• Faster download of issues.
• Enhanced design for iPhone.
• General performance improvements.
• Bug fixes.

20 June 2013

Genealogy Software Updates of the Week

Ancestral Quest 14.10 (Full Featured - Windows - Purchase)

• Changed most of the API calls that used to work with New.FamilySearch.org to work instead with the Family Tree of FamilySearch.

My Family Tree 3.0.1.0 (Full Featured - Windows - Freeware)

• Support for the new OpenDyslexic typeface from opendyslexic.org which improves text redability for dyslexic readers. Once installed on your device, you can enable the font pressing Ctrl+D.
• Support for high contrast themes which can be selected from the Themes menu.
• Support display zoom which enables you to make all the text and controls larger.

Second Site 5.0 Build 9 (Web Publishing - Windows - Purchase)

• Changed the sibling inclusion filter for the Family Explorer to use the Show Name when Child filter.
• Changed the Norwegian sort sequence to treat (1) "aa" as "å" and (2) "Aa" as "Å".
• Added the Page Title Only Header Script.
• Change the Left-Hand Frame Menu Menu Script to include a link to the Surname Index.
• Added the SS-HID code.
• Changed the Second Site installer program to omit some system files that should already be present on the target PC.
• Some fixes.

StoryPress 1.3.5 (Mobile - Freeware)

• Bug Fixes.

TMG Utility 7.3 Build 1 (Other Tools - Windows - Freeware)

• Enabled the Flag Filter for the Change Roles feature.

12 June 2013

Genealogy Software Updates of the Week

Discover Your Ancestors 4.9.23 (Mobile - Purchase)

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

Legacy Family Tree 8 Revealed

"It's time to start unwrapping the newest edition of our Legacy Family Tree software - version 8 - but just a little at a time. This will be the first of many articles showing some of Legacy's coming features. I'll start with some of the smaller features and work my way up to revealing the really cool new stuff."

MacFamilyTree 7.0.1 (Full Featured - Mac - Purchase)

• Norwegian, French and Swedish localizations fixed.
• Alignment fixed in the Notes and Sources sections.
• Fixes for the Plausibility Report.
• FamilySearch login issues fixed.
• Family Quiz localization issues fixed.
• Name Distribution Chart saving issue fixed.
• Several stability improvements.

TMG Utility 7.3 Build 0 (Other Tools - Windows - Freeware)

• Updated TMG Utility to be compatible with projects from TMG v8.05+ having TMG project version 10.
• Added the File > Open Log Folder command to open the folder that contains the log files.
• In the Set Year Only Dates feature, changed "Location Group" to "Address Group" and "Custom Group" to "Other Group" to agree with TMG terminology.
• Some fixes.

6 June 2013

Genealogy Software Updates of the Week

Europeana Open Culture 1.1 (Mobile - Freeware)

• This version allows search in selected image collections of Europeana, Europe’s cultural and scientific heritage portal. The images included are available for free re-use and cover five themes: Maps and Plans, Art, Photography, Treasures of the Past, and Treasures of Nature.

GedFamilies for Android 1.1.1 (Mobile - Purchase)

• Fix geolocation problems.
• Fix problem where wrong spouse may be displayed when switching from Family to Pedigree View.

My Family Tree 3.0 (Full Featured - Windows - Freeware)

• New chart printing as tiled pages which can be assembled to create a full size tree.
• New scan and printing support for photos and attachments.
• New support for relationship events, multiple names, citations, addresses, and contact details.
• User interface enhancements and two new themes.
• Performance and stability imrpovements.

The Complete Genealogy Reporter 2013 build 130601 (Family Books - Windows - Shareware)

• Fixed: Logic error in formatting RTL (right-to-left) text sequences which could also cause an unexpected program error.

30 May 2013

Genealogy Software Updates of the Week

Behold 1.0.5 (GEDCOM Tools - Windows - Purchase)

• Add an "Ancestral Loops" section to the Everything Report just before the File Information, to display all the loops and all the people in them parent to child with birth and death dates and messages that will help identify and fix the problem. There must be at least one loop for the section to display.
• Enlarge the Find Files file reading buffer that reads the HEAD record from 512 bytes to 2048 bytes so that less information from longer HEAD sections gets missed.
• Provide a message when there are extra spaces in the GEDCOM between date parts.
• Add option to not display an individual's sources sorted by source title, but to instead display them in the order they were in the GEDCOM file - requested by user Nick Jackson.

GedStar Pro 4.4.7 (Other Tools - Windows - Purchase)

• Support database changes in Legacy Family Tree V8.x. Earlier versions of GedStar will crash when converting an 8.x database.
• Workaround for changes in roles that were introduced in TMG V8.07. Basic roles should appear correctly, but user-defined roles will not be displayed.

GRAMPS 3.4.5 (Full Featured - Linux - Freeware/Open Source)

• Ability to keep custom filename on output.
• Book report: Sub reports forget/overwrite their settings when trying to re-configure them.
• End of Line Report options window – changing Output Format cause change active tab to “report options”.
• Various updated translations: de, es, fr, nb, nl, pl, sk.

MacFamilyTree 7.0 (Full Featured - Mac - Purchase)

• New User Interface.
• iCloud support.
• Rewritten FamilySearch integration.
• New Edit Mode.
• New Virtual Globe.
• New Virtual Tree.
• New Name Distribution Chart.
• New Plausibility Report.
• Support for Associated Persons.
• GEDCOM Import and Export vastly improved.
• Improved Source editing.
• Source Repositories.
• New Backup Manager.
• Countless bug fixes and smaller improvements.

MobileFamilyTree 7.0 (Mobile - Purchase)

• Incorporation of iCloud that enables you to sync your family trees on all iCloud-capable devices.
• More streamlined and modern interface.
• New reports.
• Better FamilySearch integration.

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