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 (Update: MacFamilyTree 8 – Synium Software GmbH is currently only available as a new purchase.) 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.

Update: MacFamilyTree 8 – Synium Software GmbH is currently only available as a new purchase.

It requires Mac OS X 10.5 or later.

Family Tree Maker for Mac 2 Shipping!

Family Tree Maker for Mac 2 is finally shipping.

I’m still not sure when it will be available through other channels such as Apple’s Mac Apps Store.

This is feature compatible with Family Tree Maker 2012 for Windows. The online collaboration features have been improved, Mac OS X 10.7 (“Lion”) users have a full-screen interface to use, there is an improved family view, along with better image management and performance improvements.

It is on sale through Christmas – you can get Family Tree Maker for Mac 2 at Ancestry.com which drops the price to $52.49 for new customers. The upgrade is $48.99.

Once I have my copy, I’ll publish a review.

Family Tree Maker for Mac 2 – Delayed to Mid-December

If you’ve been keeping an eye on the Family Tree Maker for Mac 2 product page at Ancestry.com, you’ve probably seen this:

Family Tree Maker for Mac 2 will begin shipping by mid-December 2011

Once it starts shipping, I’ll mention it on the website. I also have no idea when it will be available through other channels such as Apple’s Mac Apps Store.

There is still a 20% sale for pre-orders.

iFamily for Leopard 2.531

iFamily for Leopard version 2.531 was released yesterday. It’s the first release for this Mac OS X genealogy program since v2.526 back in July.

The main features in this release – internationalization for several areas.

Changes in version 2.531
Internationalization Support
* Enabled internationalization for the Ancestors and Descendant Reports
* Enabled Internationalization for the Ancestors and Descendants Diagrams/Charts
* Enabled Internationalization for the Sources Dialog

Main Menus
* Duplicated the functionality of the “A” and “D” buttons in the toolbar as “Ancestors Chart” and “Descendants Chart” in the Reports menu.

Family Dialog
* Repaired a bug which caused a crash when enter was hit in the name column of the Marriage Events table. A coding shortcut was resulting in the program searching for a gender column of which there was none. (bug introduced in V2.500).

If you are currently using iFamily, you can automatically download the latest version through the iFamily for Leopard menu. You can also download it manually through the iFamily for Leopard website.