Embla Family Treasures Making a Comeback?

October 7, 2005

According to Dick Eastman, Embla Family Treasures maybe making a comeback. This was a very unique genealogy program, as far as how you could expand it with add-on modules (which was how the company was supposed to make money – read the full article at Eastman’s for the full explanation). Eastman reviewed Embla Family Treasures back in June of 2004.

Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter (Read the full article here ):

Last year I had a chance to use a very good genealogy program called Embla Family Treasures. I was very impressed with this genealogy program for Microsoft Windows and I later demonstrated it at some of my talks at genealogy conferences. Sadly, the program lasted little more than a year in the marketplace. Embla, the producing company, has gone out of business.

There may be a silver lining in this cloud, however. New owners have obtained the rights to the code and are developing a new release. The new owners are also looking for distributors in the United States and in the United Kingdom.

Embla was a small international company with a CEO in Norway and employees in England and the in United States. Embla acquired the rights to Family Treasures some time ago and developed the program into a state-of-the-art product that compared well with most of the popular Windows genealogy programs of today.

This is the original site: (still partially active, mentioning new owners).


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