MacFamilyTree 6.0.7

Genealogy Software for Mac OS X MacFamilyTree 6.0 has been updated to version 6.0.7. It’s definitely a recommended update for users running Apple’s Mac OS X 10.5 ‘Leopard’ as there are stability improvements in 64-bit mode. If you frequently use the web upload function for uploading your family tree/genealogy data, it’s also highly recommended as it includes several fixes for that area of the software.

Changes/Updates in MacFamilyTree 6.0.7
* MacFamilyTree now reopens the function pane that was open prior on startup
* Fixed a bug that prevented assigning labels and bookmarks to media
* Several fixes for the web upload function
* Stability improvements when running MacFamilyTree in 64 Bit mode in Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard
* Minor user interface enhancements

We skipped over MacFamilyTree 6.0.6, so here are those changes:
* Many bugfixes in editing panes
* Crash bug fixed when adding existing persons to a family
* Fixes in the family group report

The update can be downloaded automatically, or manually through Synium Software. If you are not a registered user, you can still use MacFamilyTree in a demo mode.

MacFamilyTree 6.0.5

Genealogy Software for Mac OS X Version 6.0.5 of MacFamilyTree 6.0 has been released.

The web research function has been upgraded, with support for MyHeritage added.

If you are MobileFamilyTree user (iPhone, iPad, iPod touch), this is of particular interest to you since there were some MobileFamilyTree synchronization issues fixed.

* MyHeritage added to web research function
* Several crash bugs fixed
* Improved Performance
* MobileFamilyTree sync fixes
* Localization updates

As always, if you are an existing user it can be downloaded through the auto-update or manually from Synium Software. There is a demo available through Synium Software.

You can also purchase it through Apple’s Mac App Store – MacFamilyTree

iScrapbook 3.0.5

Chronos has released a new version of its Mac OS X scrapbooking software, iScrapbook, version 3.0.5. It’s mainly performance improvements with some bug fixes.

* Improved speed of opening new pages by optimizing the way background images are saved internally
* Fixed saving problem with the “/” character in page names
* Fixed problem that occurred when opening new document with Layers inspector already open
* Fixed a problem that occurred under Leopard when an exceptionally large project was loaded
* Fixed a problem that could potentially cause random crashes

Requires Mac OS X 10.5.8. It is $49.99 for a single-user license. A fully functional 30-day trial can be downloaded at the links below.

Official page: iScrapbook (Chronos)
Download/Update: iScrapbook download

Mac Genealogy FAQ updated for iPhones and iPads

I’ve updated the Mac Genealogy Software Frequently Asked Questions page and added a new page, in response to a question that was asked of me.

The question was in regards to iPhone and iPad versions of Mac OS X genealogy software. Right now there are basically two dedicated iOS/iPhone OS genealogy apps that are tied to Mac OS X genealogy software. Reunion for iPhone/iPad that works with Reunion 9 and MobileFamilyTree which connects with your MacFamilyTree genealogy data. Keep in mind that these mobile applications require you to have the desktop or laptop Mac OS X versions of that particular software. They will not allow you to synchronize with other applications.

If you don’t use Reunion or MacFamilyTree, or even if you do, there are several other options for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad users as far as mobile genealogy applications. You can check the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad genealogy software listing at Those allow you to export your genealogy data as GEDCOM files and then import them. It adds a few steps and is not as elegant as the two programs mentioned above, and you might not be able to export/import everything, but they work for the most part, and they aren’t tied to specific genealogy programs, allowing you to work with either Mac or Windows genealogy programs.

New FAQ page:
* iPhones, iPod touches, iPads, and Mac Genealogy Software

Family Tree Maker for Mac – Before End of November, 2010

Family Tree Maker - Mac I’ve gotten questions from some of you about when Family Tree Maker for Mac would be available, now that Family Tree Maker 2011 for Windows/PCs has launched. Back in May, official word from was that it be released before the end of 2010. Now it looks like it will be before the end of November, 2010. It makes sense, since that will be before the major holiday season.

Earlier today, an representative made the following post on one of their blogs:

What is happening with the Mac version of Family Tree Maker?

The Mac version is on schedule to be released within the next two months.

There you have it. That’s still within the time frame that had established back in May.

MacFamilyTree 6.0.4

Genealogy Software for Mac OS X That really didn’t take long – just a day or two for a new update to MacFamilyTree 6.0, to MacFamilyTree version 6.0.4.

This time around, nothing as major as the database changes in MacFamilyTree 6.0.3 to improve performance, however the media loading performance has been improved, and some of the changes are due to the database changes.

* Assigning labels to families or media fixed
* Media loading performance improved
* Database migration fixes
* Other bugfixes

It’s a free update for existing MacFamilyTree 6 users and the udpate or trial can be downloaded here (Synium Software)