Family Historian 7
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Media: SOFTWARE - 1 CD
Publisher: Calico Pie
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Family Historian 7 is the latest version of the powerful, award-winning genealogy program with comprehensive features designed to meet the needs of the beginner and expert alike. Over six years in the making, Family Historian 7 is a massive update for Family Historian, in terms of features and usability, while still keeping the regular features that everyone loves.
We are are excited to sell the CD version of this program. With this you get:
- the program on CD
- licence code
- Quick Start Guide
There's so many reasons that Family Historian is one of the top programs of choice for those choosing to record their family history. Here are just a few:
Interactive Diagrams and Smart Trees
Family Historian diagrams are interactive. They are used in numerous ways – for browsing and exploring, for data entry (by click-and-drag), for editing, and for creating charts to print out or send to others. Diagrams include Family Historian’s All Relatives diagram, the All Relatives + Indirect Relatives diagram, and the Everyone diagram. Family Historian’s smart trees give you unprecedented control over chart layout. Hide, show, move, resize and re-order boxes and branches, and watch as trees automatically adjust themselves to reflect your changes. Click on buttons to expand or close any branch on any diagram. You can also click-and-drag on boxes to add relatives. In each case the diagram will automatically adjust to accommodate the change.
New and Improves Reports and Charts
The new diagrams include: A new Everyone diagram (this is a replacement for the old Everyone diagram, which did not scale well), a new All Relatives + Indirect Relatives diagram which shows everyone that a person or couple are related to, directly or indirectly (a much-requested diagram type), a new Pedigree diagram, a new Waterfall diagram, four new DNA diagram. New Report include: Calendar, File statistics, Individual Scrapbook, Individual Timeline, Note Records, Place Report, Research Notes, Sources and Citations, Tagged Notes.
Integrated Word Processing Features
Family Historian's word processing features, which can be used with notes, source transcriptions ('‘text from source') and research notes.
Make Discoveries Easily With Automatic Internet Data Matching
Make discoveries easily with Automatic Internet Data Matching to historical records and family tree profiles on Findmypast and MyHeritage databases. On-screen hints in the Focus Window (the main workspace window) display when matches are found. Clicking on the hint shows the matches in a data provider’s web page. Some of the matches can be viewed and confirmed for free, while others require an appropriate subscription to the relevant data provider. Matches can be viewed in the Web Search Window (see below) or an external browser.
Search the Internet and Store the Results with Easy Web Clipping
Search for your ancestors in websites across the Internet using Family Historian’s integrated Internet Search tool. The results can be displayed in the Web Search Window, or in an external web browser, if preferred. Extracting data (text and pictures) from websites – sometimes called ‘web clipping’ – is easy using a combination of tools and features. Typically you will use the Automatic Source Citation pane (see below) to create, or find, a Source record to represent the data you are clipping. Then you can simply drag-and-drop text or pictures from the web-page onto the Property Box. The new, or modified data, is given an appropriate source citation automatically. Some external web browsers (if you use one), and some websites, may not let you click-and-drag images. In that case, another option is to copy-and-paste (text and/or images) instead. This is also fully supported in all contexts within the program.
Research notes are separate from ordinary notes. Different styles of research notes are available, designed for logs, plans, or task lists; but you can design your own types to suit your preferred way of working. You can link records to research notes. Research notes support full word processing features, so you can also insert links to any records into research notes. These link are not just to records for people, but to records of any type. You can even insert links to other research notes if you want to.
Record More Detail with '‘Witnesses'
If you want to record that two people got married, you create a marriage event for the two people. But how do you record all the other people who may have participated in the same event – such as the bridesmaids, the best man, the minister and the guests? These are all what we call ‘witnesses’ (meaning non-principal participants). You can record as many witnesses as you like for any event or attribute. The program comes with many standard roles for these witnesses (such as ‘bridesmaid’, ‘best man’ and so on), but you can create as many new roles as you like, and each role can have as many people as you like. You can use this capability in many ways. For example, you could use it to record the fact that a group of people all lived together, if you wanted to. The practical effect is to provide richer and more fleshed-out reports, and a richer experience when browsing, because witness details can be accessed when viewing an event from the point-of-view of any of the participants.
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.
Family Historian caters to any relationship status you can think of, including adoption, foster, step-children, same sex couples, single parents and more.
Unicode and Accent Characters
Family Historian supports the 'Unicode' standard, which means that it can store any character from any language and any accent. Entering accent characters is easy. If you press-and-hold any letter, when typing in any field, a popup window will appear just above the field, with a choice of accents for the letter in question. The choice of accent characters listed is configurable, and can include accent characters from one or more combinations of well-known languages, and your own custom additions. The Accent Character popup window can be easily disabled, if required.
The 'How Related' Tool
The 'How Related' tool shows how people are related, directly or indirectly, in multiple ways. As well as telling you how they are related, it can also show graphically exactly how the people are related on a diagram, with options to control the level of additional details provided. Or the same information can be presented in a report.
View Extended Family 'Timeline' Facts
Extended family ‘timeline’ facts can now be viewed in the Facts tab of the Property Box (the main data entry window) for each Individual. Timeline facts include events such as birth, marriage, divorce and death, for parents, siblings, spouses, children and grandchildren – all fully configurable. Timeline facts can be easily toggled off or on, and are visually distinguished from normal record facts by a light grey background. They give a quick overview of all the key events in a person’s life at a glance. The Individual Timeline query can be used to show the same timeline facts in the Query Window, or be printed as a report.
A Powerful 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. You have complete control over the merge process (and can tweak or override any aspect of it). You can see at a glance, exactly which records will be updated, which will be unaffected, and which will be new (i.e. have no match in the current file). This is file merge/compare. Family Historian also supports both record and branch merge/compare.
Create Books & Booklets
Create professional-looking books & booklets with a mix of auto-generated chapters and your own free text pages and chapters.
Create Websites and Share Family Tree CDs, DVDs, or Memory Sticks
Creating stylish websites is easy using Family Historian’s powerful wizard. You can easily choose all the people and details you want to include, and omit all details of 'private' individuals, or show only restricted information about others. Users click on links to move between pages, or click on thumbnail images to view the full picture in a popup window. You have extensive configuration options if you want to use them; or you can just use default settings and still get great-looking results. Instead of creating a website though, you may prefer to share the same information privately with family and friends, on a CD, DVD or memory stick. You can create any number of these 'packages' using the wizard, and whenever you want to you can modify, copy or rebuild them, and export them to share with others in the form you require.
Source-driven Data Entry
New in version 7, Family Historian supports a whole new workflow, based around working directly from sources. This is called Source-driven Data Entry, and it is designed to match the way genealogists typically work. When you receive a source of some kind (such as a document), you can now start by entering the details of that source directly into Family Historian. New tools are available to facilitate this process, including in many cases new data entry assistants. These are plugins (program extensions) which are designed for specific types of sources, and may be region-specific. The purpose of these tools is to make data entry significantly quicker and easier by automating tasks as much as possible, in a way that is fully transparent and under user-control, while providing more consistent, comprehensive and professional results. A library of free data entry assistants can be accessed from within the program. This library is maintained in the Family Historian Plugin Store. All Family Historian users can create data entry assistants, and share them via the library; so over time, as new data entry assistants are added, more and more source types should be supported.
Language Packs and Multi-language Output
The language of Family Historian itself continues to be English (U.S. English or U.K. English) ; so to use the program, some command of the English language is needed. However, the program can be used to record information in languages from all over the world, and reports, books and diagrams can all be rendered in multiple languages, using language packs (free downloads from the Family Historian Plugin Store). The current library includes French, German, Swedish, Dutch/Flemish, Norwegian, Portuguese and English; but new language packs can be added at any time, so keep checking back if your language is not already supported.
The list goes on and on!!
Here's a short summary of what's new in Version 7:
- Integrated Word Processing
- New Note Window
- Research Notes
- Source Templates
- Source-Driven Data Entry
- Source Transcription Tools
- New Citation Window
- Language Packs and Multi-Language Output
- New and Improved Diagrams
- New Reports
- Improved Report Window
- Improved Website and Family Tree CD/DVD Generation
- Histrical Maps
- Fact Flags
- More Floating Windows
- Improved Import from The Master Genealogist (TMG)
- and so much more!!
For full details and pictures of new features in version 7, click here.
Take a tour of the program, click here
If you would like to try it out, try their free 30 day trial version, click here to download
Read what others say about the program, click here for reviews
'What I discovered using Family Historian for 7 days' video, click to watch
Keep an eye on their YouTube channel for instructional videos, click to watch
Win 8, Win 8.1, Win 10, Win 11 (32 and 64 bit)
CD-ROM, 100MB of hard disk space
It does not run under the Apple Mac, unless you run it under a Windows emulator
Getting the Most from Family Historian 6 (Printed Manual) - currently there is no V7 printed manual
Travelling so a bit hard to give a good review. I know that I should have purchased the How to Book. Left the quick setup guide at home, unfortunately. Have filled in a number of family, when I could. Seems to be fine so far.
I have tried different programs over the years, and decided to trial FH7. Family Historian has met all of my needs for my research. Calico Pie is an English company and they have templates designed specifically for UK research, based on the University of Strathclyde as well as templates based on Evidence Explained. These templates can be customised if you so wish, which was one of the reasons I purchased this. Data entry is quick and easy. There are also many additional features in version 7 not available in other software. I am very happy with this product.
Just what I wanted! I enjoy experimenting with the different charts and diagrams. I haven’t yet explored its full functionality, but the learning process is fun.