New to genealogy? Start with free genealogy sites and tools online.

Using available free genealogy sites and tools to the best advantage. I’ve been doing genealogy research for well over fifteen years now and have amassed a database of over 100,000 individuals with supporting sources, images, and documents for over 90% of the individuals, which are available for free download. Yet, I still find new information …

Cool gadgets and gifts on every Genealogist’s wish list !

Over time, I have developed this list of my favorite and most wished for cool gadgets and gifts on every genealist’s wish list whether the occasion is Christmas, birthday, graduation, or any of life’s other milestones. Apple – iPad with Retina Display 4th Generation 9.7″ 16 GB Wi-Fi Black Tablet – 2013 Model (iOS 6, …

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 …

Heredis 2014 is released, but, “Does it really do it all”?

Today, I received the following email announcement about Heredis 2014’s new release, and I was thrilled… …for a short while. Hi Christine, After the Mac version, the Heredis 2014 for Windows is available today. We are pleased to present you today the new version Heredis 2014 for Windows that is a major release of the …

Family Tree Maker 2012 is not yet compatible with Windows 8.

UPDATE: May 14, 2013 According to BetaNews.com, it appears Microsoft will be issuing a free update they’ll be calling Windows 8.1 to address some of the issues that have come to light and to make some improvements. A preview of the update Windows 8.1 will be released June 26,  2013 and I will be checking …

AboutOne and FamilySearch International form new relationship to create first integrated living Family History Management System

AboutOne to meet FamilySearch’s strict quality and compatibility standards as a “certified” app. PAOLI, Pa., March 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — AboutOne (http://www.AboutOne.com), the leading online family manAboutOne and FamilySearch International Form New Relationship to Create First Integrated Living Family History Management Systement system, will announce its new relationship with FamilySearch International at the RootsTech genealogy conference …