OurTree Pro to Enter Public Beta Soon

OurTreePro Ron Smith, developer of OurTreePro, is set to release the first public beta of OurTreePro v0.2, which was written using FileMaker 9, within the next few days (possibly tomorrow). OurTreePro is a single or multi-user genealogy database (including deployment through FileMaker Server 9). It’s currently based on GEDCOM 5.5 standards, however he is working moving towards GenXML (which allows for a lot more flexibility when it comes to storing information/data).

Some of the features that were added and/or will be possible since he has moved to FileMaker include:

Direct integration with SQL databases used in web-based genealogy applications like TNG (The Next Generation of Genealogy Sitebuilding) will be possible using FileMaker 9’s SQL database integration. Publishing a web site will no longer require tedious maintenance of separate data stores. Use OurTreePro to maintain your genealogy research, and have it automatically connect to your TNG web site and update the SQL databases instantly.

Image handling and direct scanner integration will allow you to go from photograph directly to your genealogy data. Handle and sort documents, headstone markers, photos, and anything that you can scan with ease! OurTreeProâ„¢ is a very VISUAL experience.

He is looking for assistance on testing against various GEDCOM files:

I need some hlep! Even though my own GedCom file has about 1550 individuals and almost 500 families, I need to test the GedCom file import function on as many real GedCom files as possible. If you would like to participate in a small way in developing OurTreeProâ„¢ by sending me your own, real GedCom files, it would be most appreciated.

All information that you submit to me is private and and will be destroyed at the end of testing. Please use the ‘Contact Me’ page to let me know that you are interested. I’ll respond as quickly as possible.

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