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 …

Blythe Genealogy Database update and repair is now complete.

Update, August 1, 2013: The links from within my posts of transcriptions to images and individuals are now reset and functional, and the images, documents and sources on my Blythe Database are now working correctly. If you find a broken link, just enter the  Blythe Database also linked in upper horizontal menu), and go to …

RootsMagic is again my main software, but I figured out how to still take advantage of the hints of Family Tree Maker 2012.

After all of the problems I’ve had with Family Tree Maker 2012 (FTM), I had decided to return to my old favorite, RootsMagic. I was, however, sad about losing the shaky leaf hints feature of FTM 2012 as it was extremely productive for me. At first, I was totally despondent at the thought of the …

Ancestry.com’s Family Tree Maker 2012 leaves a lot to be desired.

DON’T BUY FAMILY TREE MAKER 2012! I don’t mean to be fickle. My innate tendency to believe and trust sometimes can result in undesired consequences- such as in the case of my switch to Family Tree Maker 2012 from my beloved RootsMagic 6. As I described in a previous post, I was dazzled by the …

Family Tree Maker 2012 is winning me over.

When I started using it, I hated Family Tree Maker 2012. I’m one who is very uncomfortable with change, especially if that change leaves me in an unfamiliar environment where I don’t know what to do or how to get around. I’m left feeling very frustrated and vulnerable – as was the case for the …

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 …