New iPod nano – 1GB

By now, you may have heard about the new iPod nano that came out to day – it has a capacity of 1GB and retails for $149. Yes, it holds 240 songs, but that’s not the selling point for a genealogist – the selling point is that this one holds up to 15,000 photos (and it can display them on the built-in color display – not a big deal, or on a TV screen, which is a big deal). It pulls the photos through iTunes/iPhoto (and it can provide a musical soundtrack to any photo slideshows you may put on).

Classic Environment on an Intel-Based Mac has information about software that may possibly run MacOS 7, 8, or 9, under an Intel-based Mac. Originally the software was being developed to run under Linux or PowerPC based Macs, however it has been ported to Intel Macs. Note that the developers don’t have access to an Intel Mac just yet, however this looks promising.

The project is called SheepShaver, and it’s Open Source. On a PowerPC Mac, it runs the applications at native speeds, otherwise it emulates some of the hardware. It runs MacOS 7.5.2 thru MacOS 9.0.4.

Give this project a few months, and I wouldn’t be surprised to see something come out of it, that works. This would be important to those Mac-based genealogists who are using older software that runs under a Classic environment, and who want to upgrade to a new iMac or MacBook Pro.

FTLCtimelines X

FTLCtimelines X version is now avalailable. FTLC stands for “finite time lines and circles”, and FTLCtimelines X is a Mac OS X-only program that allows you to generate and work with timelines. This version mainly concerns bug fixes.

Family Ties (Familienbande) Jan 28, Feb 2 Updates

New versions of Family Ties/Familienbande have been released – January 28, 2006, and February 2, 2006. It’s a free Mac OS X (and possibly MacOS 8.6/9 with Carbon) genealogy application from Stefan Mettenbrink. It’s currently only available in German, however it is useable by non-German speaking genealogists. We’ve provided a page with a list of translated features here.
familienbande/family ties

Note: The listings below were translated using Google, and they may not be 100% accurate. If you can provide an accurate translation, please contact us.

Fixed – Feb 2
* Under certain conditions, adjusted paths (file paths?) were not correctly set.
* Issue with persons with same birth/baptizing date, and/or with incomplete dates
* Problem with Windows version and special characters in names

Jan 28 – Added

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ohmiGene beta 0.90 fc2

ohmiGene beta 0.90 fc2 (FC = Final Candidate/Release Candidate) is now available. ohmiGene is a Mac OS X genealogy application. Considering that this is a Final Candidate/Release Candidate, I don’t think anything new has been added – I believe it’s being tweaked and last minute bugs are being fixed.

You can read more abou these FC releases from this article a few days ago.

FTLCtimelines X

FTLCtimelines X versions, .03, and .04 have been released over the past few weeks. FTLC stands for “finite time lines and circles”, and FTLCtimelines X is a Mac OS X-only program that allows you to generate and work with timelines. There is an older version available for Classic/MacOS 8/9 users. This version does have iCal integration.
FTLCtimelines X timeline

Version – Changes
* Note: this version adds a preference file to the user’s Home Library > Preferences folder.
* Note: these lastest versions have undergone minimal testing due to lack of time on my part.
* New: Open recent file menu item (saved as preference file in home preferences [a binary file, not a .plist]). Optional number of files to remember, option to add merged files or not clear menu item option (menu item: File > Records….)

1) Event & Span Record windows Name text edit field made wider for longer names.
2) Help menu items moved to FTLCwindows menu to save menubar space.

Version – Changes

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