Clooz 2.0

May 17, 2006

Clooz 2.0 is now available (has been available actually). One major change – it now requires Windows XP (because it was rewritten in Visual Basic .Net). This is a very significant update to this genealogy helper application.

Clooz, in the words of the developer:

Clooz is a database for systematically organizing and storing all of the clues to your ancestry that you have been collecting over the years.

This is NOT another genealogy program! It is an electronic filing cabinet that assists you with search and retrieval of important facts you have found during the ancestor hunt.

Among the Changes:
– Several new templates (various census/schedules)
– Tax Records, Irish Tithe Applotments, and Voters’ Lists have been added as census substitutes
– Birth Records, Deeds, Marriage Records, Naturalization, Passenger List – Early, Passenger List – Later, and SSDI have been added to documents.
– Maps have been added
– The source templates are designed following the writings of Elizabeth Shown Mills in her book Evidence!
– There is a Research Log.
– In addition to your People list, you will be able to add businesses to a Business list.
– There is a Building form that you can use to document house histories.
GEDCOM import
– Works directly with Legacy Family Tree

Brother’s Keeper 6.2.18

May 12, 2006

Brother’s Keeper version 6.2.18 is available. Brother’s Keeper is a popular Windows genealogy application, and version 6.2.18 is a free upgrade fore previous Brother’s Keeper 6.x users. If you already have BK installed on your PC, check the “Help” and then “About” menus to see what version you have. This update fixes a problem from 6.2.17, and changes how Event notes are printed in Book reports/Group sheets.

– Fixed a problem in the 6.2.17 version in the Quality check where an Overflow error could occur sometimes with a very large database.

– If you pick the option to select only certain Notes to print on the Book reports or the Group sheets, and if you ask for Event Notes also, then it will also print the Event notes that match the same selection.

Personal Ancestral File (PAF) Tutorial Updated

May 10, 2006

According to, the Personal Ancestral File (PAF) tutorial at BYU has been updated. This is probably the most comprehensive and up-to-date PAF tutorial available.

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