LifeLines 3.0.50 beta

December 24, 2005

A new beta release of LifeLines is out – version 3.0.50. LifeLines is a genealogy program to help with your family history research. Its primarily strengths are its powerful scripting language and the ability easily import and export information in the GEDCOM format. You can download it here. This is an open source cross-platform genealogy program (free). This release is geared towards fixing bugs without introducing any new ones. It is a beta, and as such should not be used for your main genealogy research.

New features added in LifeLines 3.0.50
– The spouses() iterator has been overloaded to iterate over the spouses of an individual if the first argument is an individual, and to iterate over all the husbands/wives if the first argument is a family. The two uses also require a different number of arguments, refer to the report manual for details.

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LifeLines FAQ Updated

December 12, 2005

A few weeks ago, the LifeLines FAQ received a major update. LifeLines is a cross-platform genealogy application.

Linux Genealogy Install CD 1.0

October 29, 2005

Linux Genealogy Install CD
The GRAMPS Project has released the Linux Genealogy Install CD 1.0. This is the companion CD to the Linux Genealogy Live CD (mentioned here a few weeks ago), which allowed you to run Linux and genealogy programs that run under Linux off of a “Live” CD (meaning you didn’t have to install Linux to your computer, you just put the CD in and booted off of it). This CD allows you to install Linux and the genealogy programs previously mentioned. For more information, please read the developer’s blog.

More information from the developers:

In contrast with the Live CD, this disk allows permanent installation of Linux and genealogical software on your computer’s hard drive. This way you achieve adequate speed and the ability to save your data, and can do real work with your Linux software. In particular, it makes a perfect gift for genealogists who want to work on Linux.

This disc contains a complete Ubuntu installer and, in addition to the regular Breezy, features pre-installed GRAMPS, GeneWeb, and LifeLines applications, as well as GraphViz program to draw pretty graphs in GRAMPS. Everything is similar to the Live CD, except that this is a permanent setup.

To download the CD image, please refer to the bottom of this page ( for both ftp/http and Bittorent downloads. The Linux Genealogy Live CD was reviewed a few weeks ago at Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter.

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