In the June 16, 2003, edition of this newsletter, I reviewed a program called "Family History CD," produced by the Jefferson Project. This program is aimed at the genealogist who wishes to store text, audio, graphics, and full-motion videos on a CD-ROM disk. While not limited to genealogy use, the intended audience is anyone who wishes to store family or other memorabilia in a format that can easily be copied and given to others. It does so in an easy-to-use manner; it is a great program for the computer novice. You can read my earlier review at http://www.eogn.com/archives/news0324.htm#FamilyHistoryCD.
I was very impressed with Family History CD. Now a new version is about to be released, and it includes a name change as well. I have not yet seen the new product but here is the announcement that I received:
With a new look and many new capabilities that go well beyond the making of CDs, we felt that Family History CD also needed a new name.
The "Passage" is a way to transfer or share, "Express" means quick and easy, so the new version is now called "Passage Express."
All Family History CD owners are entitled to a free upgrade to the Standard version of Passage Express. The Deluxe version will be a $19.95 upgrade for Family History CD users.
Click here to learn more: http://www.passageexpress.com. We think you will be pleasantly surprised. It has many new features that our customers have been asking for.
We are taking pre-orders now. We hope to have the download available and to start shipping on July 5.
We have a few unsold copies of Family History CD remaining that we will sell at a courtesy price of $24.95. This will qualify the buyer for a free upgrade to Passage Express Standard Version that will be selling for $29.95. If you or your friends or relatives would like to purchase a copy, they may order online at http://www.familyhistorycd.com or call us to order Family History CD at this discount price of $24.95. Our toll free number is 1-866-810-5050.
The Jefferson Project will be featured July 17th, on "Relatively Speaking," the new Genealogy call-in show you can hear every Sunday 4-6 PM Mountain Daylight Time from Salt Lake City. Give a listen at http://www.utaham820.com.
This program is geared to genealogy. We will be able to tell much about the software and its many uses and you will be able to call in with any questions. We would love to hear from you.
For more information about Passage Express, go to http://www.passageexpress.com.