Sandy Knoll Software’s Metes and Bounds 1.4.1 is now available. Metes and Bounds is basically a Mac OS X land mapping or plotting applications that turns metes and bounds data into a plot map. Genealogists might be able to us it for plotting cemeteries, homesteads, other locations or items of geographical interest, etc. Version 1.4.0 was released in January and for some reason we missed it.Continue reading
I came across an imported genealogy magazine in one of the chain bookstores that caught my eye (and my wallet). Depending on location, it is either called “Your Family History” or “Your Family Tree” – in the US it’s available through Amazon.com (link to Your Family Tree) however it’s pricey – $93 for 13 issues (keep in mind it is an imported magazine with genealogy software and records).
The thing that caught my eye (besides it being large with a bold cover) was that they made a very good attempt at being Mac-friendly, something that most genealogy magazines don’t try to do, at least those that come with genealogy software CDs/DVDs. They included Mac genealogy software and utilities, as well as records that could be searched on a Mac.Continue reading
Transcriva 1.0, from Bartas Technologies recently came out. For those of you who haven’t heard about it, it’s a new audio transcription program for Mac OS X 10.3 or later. More than a few genealogists do interviews with family members and the like, while making audio recordings of them, and this allows you to easily produce an accurate transcript (including RTF).Continue reading