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Family Historian 4

Our Price: AU$69.95 Inc GST
Media: SOFTWARE - 1 CD
Year: 2009

Availability: Out of Print, FH5 Due Soon
Product Code: CPL004
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First released in 1995, Family Historian has proved itself to be one of the quality well-written genealogy software programs available, and has many dedicated users worldwide.

The release of Family Historian Version 4 has been about 3 years in the making, but with the the program has been given a complete a makeover, giving the entire program a new attractive look.

Below is a listing of the main of the features of the program, but you can always visit the publisher's website for the full description together, with a 30 DAY FREE TRIAL VERSION, as well as screen shots of the program.

GOULD GENEALOGY EXCLUSIVE BONUS a 10% discount voucher which can be used on a future order, is included with the software purchase. This can be used on any other product/s from the Gould Genealogy product range. Conditions apply, read the voucher for full details.


Major and New Features in Version 4

Property Box - The main screen for data entry (known as the 'Property Box') has been completely reworked so that it too is now easier than ever to use. You can set the text size to suit your eyesight, resize the Property Box or 'dock' it to the side of the window.  You can also customize it to suit your requirements.

Undo/Redo - Full multi-level undo/redo lets you make changes in confidence, knowing that if you make a mistake you can easily undo it.

Unrivalled Support for Charts and Diagrams - allows the user to create Ancestor, Descendant, Hourglass and Everyone diagrams, as well as Family Historian's very own All Relatives diagrams. Print diagrams at any scale or orientation. All diagrams are fully configurable and most options can be changed on-the-fly. Diagrams can be saved as files, and you can work on them, and add to them over time. You can add pictures, additional tree, and additional data to diagrams, and place them wherever you like. Diagrams can be saved in 9 different picture formats including PDF.

All Relatives diagram - The All Relatives diagram (a Family Historian unique feature) - really does allow you to view all your relatives (including in-laws, cousins, second cousins etc) in a way that looks great and is easy to understand.

Everyone diagram - The new Everyone diagram shows everyone in your family tree file, and all of their relationships.

Smart Trees - Family Historian's smart trees give you unprecedented control over chart layout. Hide, show, move, resize and re-order boxes and watch as trees automatically adjust themselves to reflect your changes. Click on buttons to expand or close any branch on any diagram, and, again, the diagram will automatically adjust to accommodate the change.

Pictures and Multimedia - This facility has been greatly enhanced. Family Historian allows the user to add as many pictures as you like for each person, you can add a picture once and link it to each person in the picture. You can even link each person to their own face in the picture, and show just faces in diagrams without having to 'crop' your pictures. You can display pictures (and faces from pictures) in diagrams and reports, and family tree CDs and websites. You can also add sounds, video and any other kind of multimedia. You can even add links to other family tree files.

Same Sex Relationships - Full support for same sex relationships has been added.

100% GEDCOM - '100% GEDCOM compatible' means that Family Historian can save all of its data to the GEDCOM format. '100% GEDCOM complete' means that Family Historian can load all records and fields from a GEDCOM file including other applications' extensions to GEDCOM.

Create Websites and Family Tree CDs - Creating superb and stylish websites or Family Tree CDs is easy using Family Historian's powerful wizards. You can omit all details of 'private' individuals, or show only restricted information about others. You have extensive configuration options if you want to use them; or you can just use default settings and still get great-looking results.

Internet Search - Search for your ancestors in websites across the Internet using Family Historian's integrated Internet Search tool.

Highly Configurable Reports -Family Historian comes with 29 fully-featured and highly-configurable reports. These reports include narrative reports, outline reports, summary reports, complete-record reports, the Family Group Sheet and more. All reports can be saved as web pages or as word-processor documents.

Sources - Where did you get your information from? Family Historian makes it easy to record your sources with its automatic source citations. Also invaluable is the ability to copy and paste citations from one event or attribute to another.

Merge/Compare Facility - Family Historian lets you compare any two GEDCOM files side-by-side so that you can see exactly where and how they differ, and how they will end up if you merge them - before you commit yourself to merging anything.

Powerful Query Engine - A ‘query' allows you to extract whatever data you want from your family tree file. For example, you could use a query to get any of the following information:

  • what were the ages at death of X's ancestors in the 19th Century?
  • what boys names have been used by the descendants of Y?
  • who are your relatives and what are the 5 closest ways that you are related to each of them (if you are related to them more than once)?

Family Historian comes with 39 standard queries, but you can easily create your own, to get whatever information you want from your own data. Every query can be displayed in a spreadsheet-like grid, printed as a report, output to a file, or copied to the clipboard for easy transfer to other programs (such as a word-process or spreadsheet).

Events and Attribute Facts - Family Historian allows you to record full details of any events in the lives of the individuals or families in your files. It comes with a large number of pre-defined events and attributes for you to select from (birth, death, baptism, marriage, divorce, etc), but you can easily create any new event types that you wish. Attributes are extra information about a person (e.g. their religion, where they lived, what they did).

Notes and Documents - You can have as many notes as you like about each individual in your family tree file (this is in addition to notes relating to specific events or attributes).

No Limits - Each user can have an unlimited number of spouses, children, sets of parents, pictures, multimedia, notes, source citations, and so on. You can store multiple, possibly conflicting versions of most items of data, such as names, dates, places, etc.; and you can assess the reliability of each version.

Tutorial, Documentation and Help - Family Historian comes with a Quick Start Guide booklet in the box, to get you started using the program. When you install the program, also installed onto your computer is a complete PDF (electronic document) version of the book: "Getting the Most From Family Historian 4". You can read this on your computer using the free program, Adobe Reader. The book takes you through all of Family Historian's extensive functionality.

Family Historian 4 Upgrade from Version 3
Family Historian 4 Australian and New Zealand Edition
Getting the Most from Family Historian 4 (Printed Manual) - due soon

To read more about Family Historian, visit the publisher's website
To download the FREE trial version of Family Historian 4 (if you DON'T already have a previous version of it installed click here)
To download the FREE trial version of Family Historian 4 (if you DO already have a previous version of Family Historian installed read this first)
For Technical Support for those that have Family Historian click here
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For details on the Family Historian User Group click here

System Requirements
  • Win 98, Me, 2000, XP, Vista, Win 7

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