Calico Pie has announced that version 3 of the company's popular Family Historian genealogy program for Windows will be released in January. As a promotional offer, anyone who buys Family Historian 2.1 now from participating dealers can get a free upgrade to version 3 when it becomes available.
Simon Orde, Managing Director of Calico Pie, describing the new release:
"Many of the new features in version 3 are to do with diagrams. Other genealogy programs call them 'charts' because they only use them for printing as wall charts. Family Historian diagrams are tightly integrated into the main program and are used interactively for browsing, exploring, navigating, data-entry, editing - and, of course, for creating wonderful wall charts. It's easy to learn to use diagrams in this way, and it makes working with your data not only easier, but also much more interesting and fun. You can explore your family tree visually by clicking on buttons to expand and close branches, click-and-drag on boxes to add relatives, re-order spouses and siblings, and so on. And we've done it all with no compromises on the requirements of serious genealogists - such as the need to maintain full source citations for your data."
There is a much longer and detailed announcement that describes all the new features of Family Historian version 3 at http://eogn.typepad.com/announcements/2005/11/calico_pie_anno.html