Brother’s Keeper 6.2.48

June 21, 2007

Brother's Keeper
Brother’s Keeper saw a nice update earlier this month – version 6.2.48 that handles latitude and longitude in GEDCOM files. Brother’s Keeper is a Windows genealogy application, $45 for new users, $20 for upgrades. It has a strong emphasis on charts and reports.

What’s New:
* You can export/import latitude and longitude to/from gedcom files. The latitude and longitude fields are extra fields for each location when you double click a location name on the Edit screen.

* In addition to the fix in 6.2.47 for alphabetical listing, it also fixes the problem if the husband has an alternate name and the wife has only the first name.

* The French translation now has “Evenement” instead of “Inventaire Apres Deces”. If you want “Inventaire Apres Deces” then add it as a custom event name.

* Fixed a bug regarding making a Register book with pictures and sending it to an RTF file for Word. In the special case where you have a child that has a picture, but has no events, you would sometimes get an error loading the RTF into Word that said “the document name or path is not valid.”

Family Historian 3.1.2

June 21, 2007

Family HistorianFamily Historian 3.1.2 was released last month. Family Historian is a Windows genealogy application, and is available in the UK, Australia, and New Zealand. A download purchase may allow you to buy it in other countries.

What’s New:
* You can now specify the size of margin to leave around diagrams when saving a whole diagram in Enhanced Metafile Format (EMF). Also, the problems that some users experienced when saving diagrams in Enhanced Metafile Format have now been fixed.

* Now, if you have Windows XP or later, you can access the contents of Family Historian’s backup (zip) files using Windows Explorer.

Note: It is highly recommended that Version 3 users upgrade, as well as 3.0 users are especially recommended, due to numerous enhancements since the original 3.0 release.

Update: June 20, 2007

June 20, 2007

As you can see, things have changed in the past day. We will be doing a massive update over the next few weeks.