Family Ties (Familienbande) Feb 19, 2006

A new version of Family Ties/Familienbande is now available – this marks the February 19, 2006, release. 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. This release consists of mostly bug fixes.
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Note: The changes listed below were translated using Google, and they may not be 100% accurate. If you can provide an accurate translation, please contact us. All errors below are the result of our translation.

Changes:
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ohmiGene 0.91.2

ohmiGene 0.91.2 is available. ohmiGene is “software for the creation and the management of genealogical data … which works on MacOS X and Windows, even Linux. A database created on Mac works on PC (Windows or Linux), and vice versa. The structure of the database was defined to be in maximal agreement with the GEDCOM format: if any context concerning the submission of a file to the church LDS is absent, almost totality of the other contexts are correctly handled (import, manipulation and export…) : OhmiGene is a software which respects a GEDCOM file at import (and export).”
ohmiGene 0.90

Note: The previous version is 0.90, covered here, and so it went from 0.90 -> 0.91.2 .

Download here

Changes:
* Compiled with a new version of REALbasic (author asks that you report any bugs you come across)
* Dynamic Four generation tree of the active person can be displayed/printed and/or used for navigation
* Working Lists – print, export to text file or GEDCOM
* Modify personal references, criteria of publication, marks, and sources for all individuals in the database.

MacFamilyTree 4.2.7

MacFamilyTree 4.2.7 is available. This Mac OS X genealogy application is a full Universal Binary – it will run on both Intel and PowerPC computers running Mac OS X 10.3.9 or higher (Mac OS X 10.4.4 for Intel-based computers).

Updates
* New comprehensive statistics function for the evaluation of the following data: age, birth, death, marriage, number of children
* Elimination of minor problems and errors

MacFamilyTree

Apple Lists Universal Binaries, MacBook Pro Upgraded

If you are curious about which Mac OS X applications have already made the transition to Universal Binaries, Apple has put together a list of Universal Applications. At this time, MacFamilyTree is the only genealogy application listed as a Universal Application, although most reports are that current Mac OS X genealogy applications will run just fine under Rosetta.

We have a short page dedicated to explaining just what a Universal Binary is as well as how older Mac OS X applications will run under “Rosetta”.

On a related noted, the MacBook Pro is shipping with a faster Core Duo CPU – 1.83GHz and 2.0GHz, along with BTO options of upto 2.16GHz.

ohmiGene 0.90 Final

ohmiGene 0.90 Final has been released. ohmiGene is “software for the creation and the management of genealogical data … which works on MacOS X and Windows, even Linux. A database created on Mac works on PC (Windows or Linux), and vice versa. The structure of the database was defined to be in maximal agreement with the GEDCOM format: if any context concerning the submission of a file to the church LDS is absent, almost totality of the other contexts are correctly handled (import, manipulation and export…) : OhmiGene is a software which respects a GEDCOM file at import (and export).”
ohmiGene 0.90

You can see a screenshot of the main interface here, or view the new menus/changes here (both of those are at ohmi.celeonet.fr).

It can be downloaded here (ohmi.celeonet.fr). Both Mac and Windows/PC versions are available. There is also a program at the bottom of that page that will allow you to transfer your genealogy data from ohmiGene 0.7.x.

Some Characteristics:
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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).

At the Apple Store, the 1GB iPod nano is $149. As of this afternoon, all were showing as shipping within 24 hours. They are offering free engraving and free shipping. The optional connector – is called the Apple iPod AV Cable (M9765G) and is available at the Apple Store

Apple iPod nano

This beats using a slide projector.