February/March 2017 Changes to MacGenealogy.org

MacGenealogy.org will be undergoing a major update over the next few weeks. Lots of changes and updates, including a more mobile-friendly design. If you see anything weird, please be patient, as there is a lot of information to be added, and changes to be made. – Chad

Reunion 11 Released

Reunion 11 I’m running way behind on a lot of things, and have not had the chance to check out the new Reunion 11, but it’s out, and it’s a massive update.

Along with Reunion 11, there is a new mobile/iOS app, ReunionTouch that takes the manual work out of carrying your Reunion genealogy data with you, by moving to using DropBox as its cloud storage solution. I had hoped that Reunion would gain iCloud support, but Reunion is not available through the Mac App Store, and it is most likely easier to use DropBox.

ReunionTouch requires iOS 5.1.1 or later, works with iPhones, iPads, and iPod Touch, and is optimized for iPhone 5 and above.

You can download a demo version of Reunion 11 here.

I’ll be talking a lot more about Reunion 11 (and ReunionTouch) in the next few days, but for now, here are some of the major updates for Reunion 11 (for more information, see the download link above).

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Ancestry.com Celebrates April 23 with 20% off DNA Test

I normally don’t run sales deals on MacGenealogy.org that aren’t tied directly to software, but this is a good deal, and doesn’t happen too often – Ancestry.com is running a 20% discount on AncestryDNA, their DNA test. It started yesterday, April 23, 2015, Ancestry’s “DNA Day”, and it runs through … Read more

Heredis 2015 will be out in April

Heredis 2015 will be out on April 8, 2015. I don’t have any specifics yet (those will be released on April 8)., but I can tell you that should you purchase Heredis 2014 between now and April 7 (through Heredis.com), you’ll receive Heredis 2015 for free. Heredis is cross-platform, both … Read more

Apple Spring Forward/March 2015 Event

Apple’s “Spring Forward” event for March of 2015 is set to start in about 10 minutes (10am Pacific, noon CST, 1pm EST). Of course, the Apple Store is down ahead of the event. Obviously, Apple’s Watch is going to be the main focus, with pricing, new apps, and release information … Read more

MacFamilyTree 7.3.3, MobileFamilyTree 7.3.3 Released

The Mac genealogy program, MacFamilyTree 7, and its companion iOS genealogy app for the iPad/iPhone and iPod touch, MobileFamilyTree, have both been updated to version 7.3.3. This is a minor fix, correcting an issue with uploading persons to FamilySearch. You can update MacFamilyTree through the Apple Mac/App Store (US) or … Read more