The following announcement was written by Progeny Software:
Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada, December 1, 2006 - Progeny Software has announced even more enhancements to its newest software product - Map My Family Tree™.
"After launching Map My Family Tree in August we carefully listened to our customers’ suggestions on how to improve our product," explains Pierre Cloutier, Progeny's Chief Technology Officer. "As a result we’ve added many new features to help users better pinpoint their ancestors’ home towns, trace family migrations and see satellite images and aerial photographs of ancestral homelands. Map My Family Tree is still easy to use but now with these new features it’s even better!”
Map My Family Tree reads a user’s genealogy file and automatically plots ancestral life events on customizable color maps. So users can see where their ancestors were born, married and died. This software is very useful to track family migrations using the world and country maps. Then zoom into any part of the world to see detailed events in that particular location.
And now with the most recent version 1.3, users can instantly link to Google Earth, Google Maps, TerraServer USA as well as MapQuest.com to see ancestors’ home towns on online maps, satellite images and aerial photographs.
Maps created with Map My Family Tree are fully customizable with over 16-million colors and a wide range of font styles and sizes.
Recent enhancements include both filters and place markers to help users select and display specific people and events. Users can filter data by name, ancestor line, descendant line, date, event type and gender. This is especially helpful for creating maps with single family lines, births only, events from a specific time period, etc. Users may select from a list of place markers of varying shapes and colors or import one or more images to use as custom place markers.
Another exciting new feature is the time scrolling bar so users can dynamically select which time period to display. As users slide the thumbtrack along the scroll bar, they will see towns “twinkling” to show movements, voyages and migrations of their ancestors.
Users can print maps on a wide variety of paper sizes and/or publish electronically to display on websites or email to family, friends and colleagues. Electronic file formats that Map My Family Tree will export to include: PDF (available with the most recent version), JPG, GIF, BMP, PNG and TIFF.
Map My Family Tree requires no data entry nor GEDCOM import as the program reads the following popular genealogy file formats directly:
* Family Tree Maker®
* Personal Ancestral File
* Legacy Family Tree
* Heritage Family Tree Deluxe
* The Master Genealogist
* Ancestry Family Tree™
* Ancestral Quest™
* Family Historian
Map My Family Tree will also read GEDCOM 5.5 files (including data with Western European diacritics).
In addition to creating family tree maps, Map My Family Tree will also automatically check the user’s genealogy file for place name inaccuracies and offer corrections that can be copied and pasted to the original genealogy file.
As well, users can look up over 3.3-million place names from around the world, plus over 100,000 US churches and cemeteries. This is especially helpful to ensure place names are correctly spelled and complete with county names.
To read more about Map My Family Tree, go to http://www.progenygenealogy.com/map-my-family-tree.html. Sample screen shots showing how the program works are available at http://www.progenygenealogy.com/map-my-family-tree-details.html.
Priced at $39.95US, Map My Family Tree is available on CD-ROM only due to the extremely large place name database.
An Upgrade from World Place Advisor and Value Packs is available for $19.95US - for details on this offer see http://www.progenygenealogy.com/map-my-family-tree-wpaupgrade.html.
If you already own Progeny’s Map My Family Tree, simply download the free update to use these new features. For instructions on downloading the update go to http://www.progenygenealogy.com/map-my-family-tree-whatsnew.html.