Calico Pie Limited has announced the company's latest release of its popular genealogy program for Windows. Family Historian appears to be the best-selling genealogy program in England and also has many users in other countries around the world.
The following is an announcement written by Calico Pie Ltd.:
LONDON, Friday 15th December, 2006. Calico Pie today announced the release of version 3.1 of Family Historian. The new version will be available to users of version 3.0 as a free downloadable upgrade.
Simon Orde, Managing Director of Calico Pie, describing the new release:
"This is another big upgrade for Family Historian. Some of the enhancements in 3.1 build on the tremendous advances that Family Historian made in version 3.0. For example, there are even more enhancements to diagrams. You now have even more control over diagram layout, over pictures (e.g. you can fade them if you wish to use them as background pictures), and lines (e.g. you can use crossed- out lines for divorced couples or dotted lines for never-married couples). We've also made changes to make the program easier and more fun to use. We've completely re-worked the Help system, made more information available in the Help, and easier to find; and we've added keyboard shortcuts that users asked for. At the same time, we've also added various features to give users instant access to information they need. For example, you can specify that a given Individual is the file 'root' and then see at a glance how each person in the file is related to the file root - in the Records Window, in diagrams, in queries, in reports, or wherever. Another example is dates. Family Historian will now show you estimated dates for individuals even if you haven't got any actual dates stored for them. There's a new query that lets you work out who might have been alive at any given date.
"As well as the big new features, there are a great many small enhancements. Often it's the small things that make all the difference to how well a feature works in practice and how much users enjoy using the program.
"Finally, we've added new International features, including allowing users a choice of U.S. English or U.K. English."
Summary of Key New Features in Version 3.1
- New Support for File Root and Instant Relationship Information
- New Support for Estimated Dates
- Diagram Layout Enhancements and Other Diagram Enhancements
- New Help System with Re-worked Help Contents
- Improved Ease of Use Features
- New International Features, including Support for U.S. English
- Numerous Enhancements Consolidating 3.0
For more details about Family Historian generally, please see our web-site at
www.family-historian.co.uk. See http://www.family-historian.co.uk/downloads/whats_new.htm
for a description of new features as they were added in each version.
How To Upgrade
Existing users of version 3.0 can upgrade to 3.1 by downloading a free upgrade from http://www.family-historian.co.uk/downloads
Users of version 2 who wish to upgrade to 3.1 must purchase a CD upgrade to version 3.0 and then download the upgrade to 3.1. 3.0 CD upgrades can be bought from any of the genealogy suppliers listed at http://www.family-historian.co.uk/suppliers.
Family Historian Availability
Family Historian is available from specialist genealogy suppliers and mainstream retailers in the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand. The program is available via eCommerce or Mail Order everywhere in the world from listed suppliers (see www.family-historian.co.uk/suppliers).
Family Historian is published by Calico Pie Limited. Email: Info@family-historian.co.uk
Address: Calico Pie Limited, 7 Effingham Road Lee, London, SE12 8NZ, United Kingdom