MacFamilyTree 6.2.4

Genealogy Software for Mac OS X Synium Software has released a new version MacFamilyTree 6.2.4, a minor update to MacFamilyTree, a Mac OS X genealogy application.

It addresses importing media files with GEDCOM as well as improves stability.

Updates:
* Several issues importing media files from GEDCOM fixed
* Stability improvements

If you are an existing MacFamilyTree 6.x users, it’s available through the MacFamilyTree software update. If you are not, you can purchase it through Apple’s Mac App Store

Family Tree Maker for Mac Mentioned in Wall Street Journal

Katherine Boehret, writing in the Wall Street Journal, talked about using Family Tree Maker for Mac as well as the iOS (iPad/iPhone) software from Ancestry.com. I’m not sure if she was using Family Tree Maker for Mac or Family Tree Maker for Mac 2 which just came out last month.

I tested Ancestry.com, its iPhone and iPad apps and the Family Tree Maker desktop software on a Mac. I found a computer to be the best tool for inputting family information like names, birth dates, death dates and locations using Ancestry.com and the Family Tree Maker software. The iPad app was the most enjoyable way of exploring my family-tree records. The site’s pricing can be confusing given the various membership and access levels.

At the end of the article, she mentions that the Family Tree Maker software starts at $32, but that’s for the Windows/PC version. Family Tree Maker for Mac 2 is normally $69.99, but is on sale for $52.49 with the upgrade being on sale for $41.99. There is only one version of the Mac software, but it is feature compatible with the Windows versions, unlike the original Family Tree Maker for Mac.

Article: Digging Deeper Into Roots With Spruced-Up Ancestry.com (Wall Street Journal)

MacFamilyTree 6.2.3 Out, Still on Sale through Jan 17th

Genealogy Software for Mac OS X Coinciding with MobileFamilyTree 1.1.2 being released for iOS devices (iPad, iPhone, iPod touch), Synium Software has released MacFamilyTree 6.2.3.

Looks like a lot of work was done on the GEDCOM importing and exporting, helpful for those moving from other genealogy software applications or taking their genealogy information with them. There are also several other improvements, both UI and performance.

MacFamilyTree 6.2.3 Changes
* Several fixes and improvements in the GEDCOM Exporter and Importer
* Sources List now shows source abbreviations
* Web Media improved
* Date parsing improved
* Descendant Chart improved
* Performance of the Tree Chart improved
* Several other bug fixes

It is still on sale through January 17th, 2012 at Apple’s Mac App Store

Family Tree Maker for Mac 2 version 21.2.1.379

Family Tree Maker for Mac 2 21.2.1.379 has been released. This is, I believe, the first update (following the original/initial 21.2.0 release).

The Ancestry.com blogs mention that these are based on community feedback.

Family Tree Maker for Mac 2 21.2.1.379 Changes
* Performance and stability improvements
* Improvements to resolve sync errors
* Improvements for handling downloaded media in synced trees
* Syncing of accepted and rejected hints
* Option to include/exclude Ancestry media in synced trees

You can automatically update through Family Tree Maker for Mac 2’s automatic update system. Click on the Family Tree Maker 2 menu, select Check for Updates. That’s how I knew about it, but I see it’s now mentioned on the Ancestry.com blogs.

MacFamilyTree 6.2.2

Genealogy Software for Mac OS X MacFamilyTree 6.2.2 is now out. It’s an update to Synium Software’s MacFamilyTree Mac OS X genealogy software.

It’s mostly interface, import/export, and database improvements and bug fixes.

MacFamilyTree 6.2.2 Changes:
* Database maintenance improved
* Better display of events in the My Tree pane
* GEDCOM Import and export improved
* New preferences added for the startup window
* Kekulé numbers now available in the Fan Chart and Narrative Report
* Several crash bugs fixed
* Several fixes in the Tree Chart

It is available through the Mac App Store or through the Synium Software website.

It requires Mac OS X 10.5 or later.

MacFamilyTree 6.2 and 6.2.1 Released

Genealogy Software for Mac OS X MacFamilyTree 6.2 (actually 6.2.1 was released today) was released earlier this week, and it’s a major update to the Mac OS X genealogy application.

Changes and Improvements for MacFamilyTree 6.2:
* For the first time, a new Tree Chart brings the capability to display all members of a family in one chart. Even large families can be displayed completely
* Completely configurable Source Report provides a detailed overview of all sources in you database. Sources can now be bookmarked as well
* To Do Report with a convenient overview of all to dos
* Configurable Ahnentafel Report provides an overview of all descendants sorted by generation and lists the relating events from the Narrative Report
* Entertaining Family Quiz tests and trains your knowledge about your family tree
* Title and Date header can now be added above all charts
* Improved lay out and text formatting of Narrative Report and Kinship Report
* Images can now be displayed in the List of Persons and in the Kinship Report
* Options for colors and lay out of the Hourglass Chart are now also available in the Person and Family Group Report
* The county of a place can now be added into a separate county input field
* Improved GEDCOM compatibility with other genealogy applications
* Improved GEDCOM export of images
* Improved sorting of Family Events

Changes in 6.2.1
* Crash fixed in database migration
* Smaller user interface improvements

I’m looking forward to trying out the new “To Do” improvements as well as the tree chart that displays all members of a family, as I have some very large families.

Note: The sale below is over
It is on sale through the holidays (at least Christmas) for $29.99 through Apple’s
Mac App Store

It requires Mac OS X 10.5 or later.