The following is an announcement from GHCS Software:
GHCS Software announces the release of V1.4 of GedStar Pro, a genealogy viewing program for PalmOS handheld PDAs. This release features support for the direct import of data from the popular Family Tree Maker series of genealogy programs. Virtually all of the vital data in the database can be extracted for viewing on a device that can be carried in your pocket. This includes primary events, alternate events, name variations, custom events, source citations, and repository information, complete with notes and memos. The data is transferred more completely and accurately than is possible with a generalized standard such as GEDCOM. On the PDA, the data may be viewed in a number of different ways, including graphical ancestor and descendant tree views. Soundex and relationship calculators are also included.
Previous versions of GedStar Pro introduced support for The Master Genealogist, Legacy Family Tree, and Personal Ancestral File. GedStar Pro uses GenBridge technology from Wholly Genes, Inc. for data import from some supported genealogy programs. Doug Gordon, developer of GedStar Pro, says "With the introduction of the Family Tree Maker module, we now have support for the 'big four' of the PC genealogy world."
GedStar Pro is available for download and purchase from Wholly Genes, Inc. at http://www.whollygenes.com and from Millenia Corp. at http://www.legacyfamilytree.com. The add-on module for supporting Family Tree Maker and Personal Ancestral File is available exclusively from Wholly Genes, Inc. The developer's product web site is at http://www.ghcssoftware.com/gedstarpro.htm. Inquiries may be directed to the developer at firstname.lastname@example.org or the address shown below.