Latest Genealogy Software Updates

Posted by Jean-Yves on Apr 20, 2017

Brother’s Keeper 7.2.5 (Full Featured – Windows – Purchase)
• Fixed a problem with Windows 10 users (after a Windows 10 automatic update) where BK was not able to determine if a folder or file existed. That caused errors when trying to create a new folder.

Family Book Creator Build 387 (Family Books – Windows – Purchase)
• Fixed: In case you have individuals without a name fact in your tree it happened, that you got an error message during startup of Family Book Creator.
• Fixed: Individuals sharing same names, but using different name suffixes, were not properly sorted in the list of individuals on the ‘Individuals to include’ tab of FBC.
• Fixed: In case document creation was canceled by the user, it could happen that a wrong message was displayed inside the status bar.

Family Tree Maker 2017 (Full Featured – Windows – Purchase)
• TreeSync has been replaced by Software MacKiev’s FamilySync. In the new FamilySync, Ancestry’s search, merge, and Ancestry hints will all work as they do now for users who sync with their Ancestry trees and you can also look forward to more exciting new improvements.

GEDCOM Validator (GEDCOM Tools – Windows – Freeware)
• Added support for .NET 4.7 and Windows 10 Creators Update.
• Improved detection of older GEDCOM files.
• Improvements to high DPI support.

GedSite 1.4 Build 18 (Web Publishing – Windows – Purchase)
• Added the Box Descendant Chart.
• Added the Box Pedigree Chart.
• Added the Relationship Chart.
• Added the Person References Person Entry item, and added properties to various items to control the creation of references.
• Added a label to the Compiler output; the default (in English) is “Compiler:”, so example output is now “Compiler: Jane Doe”.
• Added the Class property to the Indented Descendant Chart and the Indented Pedigree Chart.
• Two chart-related CSS class names have been changed: “chartinddesc” is now “gs-c-list-desc” and “chartindped” is now “gs-c-list-ped”.
• Fixed a bug where living people had a parent section even though the People property “Show when Child” was unchecked.

Google PhotoScan for Android (version varies with devices) (Mobile – Freeware)
• Higher resolution scans on supported high-end devices, such as Pixel.
• Performance improvements.

Google PhotoScan for iPhone and iPad 1.4 (Mobile – Freeware)
• New quick scan mode: Toggle off glare removal for one-capture scans; Great for documents and photos in glare-free environments.
• Share your scans right from the app.
• Performance improvements.

Legacy Family Tree (Full Featured – Windows – Purchase)
• Legacy searches the key websites for your ancestors (while you sleep!) – FindMyPast, FamilySearch, GenealogyBank and MyHeritage. You can find missing info, pictures, and events to add to your tree.
• One-click access to your ancestor’s Find A Grave memorial. Create a list of people in your tree with or without Find A Grave IDs.
• Protect your Legacy family file with secure online backup.
• Preserve the stories of your ancestors, or your own stories. The new Stories tool lets you record, organize and print multiple stories for any of your ancestors.
• View or print Cause of Death charts showing both the age and cause of death. Choose from ancestor, descendant, fan, hourglass, or bow tie styles.
• Map the path of your X-DNA inheritance. This new color scheme can be added to most charts.
• Create unlimited hashtags to describe your ancestors. Then search for or print a report of everyone who shares that hashtag.
• Your family tree – now available in alphabetical dictionary style.
• Researching 2 same-named individuals? The new Chronology Comparison report puts them side-by-side, color codes their differences, and helps you determine if they could be the same person.
• Now enjoy the ancestor color coding in both the Index View and Name List, making it easier than ever to know what part of your tree you are looking at.
• Legacy will now auto-sort your digital pictures by date. A new option to globally sort your media is also new in 9.

Little Family Tree for Android 2.1.3 (Mobile – Freeware)
• New help button on puzzle game.
• Stability improvements and bug fixes.

My Family Tree (Full Featured – Windows – Freeware)
• Added support for importing older GEDCOM files produced by Family History System and Personal Ancestral File.
• Added support for direct import of Personal Ancestral File files.
• Added detection of pre GEDCOM 5.5 files.
• Added support for importing multivolume GEDCOM files (*.G00, *.G01 etc.).
• Added option to add a contact address for individuals.
• Added option to customise the display of names in lists.
• Added user prompt before deleting name records.
• Added support for .NET 4.7 and Windows 10 Creators Update.
• Added long path support on supported operating systems.
• Added extra name formatting options for capitalisation, given names and middle names.
• Improvements to Facts view (grouping and display text of items).
• Improvements to Date Editors (month names can be typed, tab support for quicker entry).
• Improvements to Reports (grouping and filtering of report types, improved editing UI, batch export).
• Improvements to Multimedia (better file preview for documents, more image editing options).
• Improvements to high contrast themes.
• Improvements to high DPI support.
• Improvements to the file format.

StoryWorth for iPhone and iPad 15 (Mobile – Freeware)
• Your drafts are now saved online, so even if you lose your phone, you won’t lose your drafts. This also means that you’ll be able to access drafts on your computer that you started on your phone or tablet, and vice-versa.

Transcript 2.5.9 build 111 (Transcriptions & Indexes – Windows – Freeware)
• Add: Automatic rotate of jpeg images according to exif orientation (if present in image).
• Fix: Don’t (ask to) save empty text files when EachPhotoApart setting is on.
• Change/Fix: Lots of improvements and fixes to the image reader. It can now better handle corrupt images and is less likely to have buffer overflows (crashes).

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