Heredis genealogy software: Not a viable replacement for Family Tree Maker.

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  Recently, I awoke to an email during the holiday season from Heredis offering a big discount on their newest, 2015 version of their Heredis genealogy software.   I had tried an older version a couple of years ago and liked what I saw.   Unfortunately, however, I soon discovered the Achilles heel of this …

Heredis 2014 genealogy software: Only $10.99 US until Sunday.

Heredis is offering their Heredis 2014 genealogy software for a special deal for three days only, until Sunday. Of all of the genealogy software packages out there, there is one in particular that has always piqued my interest – Heredis 2014. You may think the circumstances of this post strange (and you’d be right), but …

RootsMagic 6 now automatically converts and formats old style and new style Quaker format dates.

Finally, in the newest free update to RootsMagic 6, they have fine tuned the date calculations so it can understand, reformat, convert and sort an entry in the old Quaker date format. If you’ve been reading this blog for any length of time, you’ll have noticed that I’ve had my trials when looking for a …

My Ideal Setup for Genealogy Research

Over fifteen years of genealogy research, I have added to, adjusted and tweaked my setup until I have achieved what I believe to be the ideal setup for genealogy research. In the Beginning When I started, I had only an early personal computer operating Windows 94 and Microsoft Office, a basic scanner, small black and …

My Top 29: Best Christmas Gifts for the Avid Genealogist

  Are you struggling to find the perfect Christmas gift for the beloved Genealogist in your family? Unsure where to start looking? Here is a list of the best genealogy products from a wide range of categories and price ranges. At the very least, it should provide some inspiration.   Flip-Pal Mobile Scanner The one …

RootsMagic – I’m Eating Crow Now!

This morning I purchased “Heredis”, the newest genealogy software because I was so eager for the multi-platform synchronization capability. I have just had to log onto their forum and ask for a refund and I am sad about that. Also unfortunately, I was not able to locate a way to contact them directly by email …