Family Tree Builder 5.0

Family Tree Builder 5.0 from MyHeritage.com has been released, and it is a fairly massive update to the Windows genealogy program. It’s also a free update to previous owners. This applies to both the free versions of FTB, as well as the ‘Premium’ and ‘PremiumPlus’ owners. There is only one download and it will detect … Read more

Linux Genealogy Desktop CD 6.1 / GRAMPS 3.2.5

A couple of pieces of news, that are somewhat tied together. First off, last week, GRAMPS 3.2.5 was released and is called the “I intend to live forever” bug fix release: * Fix Gramps so it again runs with Python 2.5 * Write all notes and sources to gedcom files * cli fixes (Command Line … Read more

Family Tree Maker 2011 Service Pack 1

Earlier today, Ancestry.com released a massive update for Family Tree Maker 2011, Family Tree Maker 2011 Service Pack 1. Enhancements * General performance improvements throughout the program * Performance improvements to Web merge * Decreased the number of full refreshes of the Person index during data manipulation * Better support for name fact formatting in … Read more

RootsMagic 4.0.9.7

RootsMagic 4.0.9.7 has been released. This update to RootsMagic 4 (a Windows/PC genealogy application) contains a lot of fixes and updates. As usual, you can click in the RootsMagic menu, then Help > Check for Updates or you can download the update here (RootsMagic.com/updates). It should automatically download/prompt you though. Additions * Edit screen now … Read more

Family Tree Maker 2011 – Pre-Orders

Family Tree Maker 2011 is now available for pre-order from Ancestry.com for $39.95. I’m not sure what version this is – whether they are going to have deluxe, etc. versions or a standard version for $39.95. More than 100+ enhancements and additions including: * Smart Stories™ – Just drag and drop facts from your tree … Read more

Behold Version 0.97 alpha

Louis Kessler has released a major update to Behold Version 0.97 alpha. The feature list gives you a look at where he is at in regards to a 1.0 release. For an idea of what Behold is and how it differs from other genealogy programs, here is the developer’s note on “The Everything Report” (one … Read more