In yesterday's newsletter, I mentioned the 2009 FamilySearch Software Awards. The award for "Most Comprehensive Syncing" and the award for "Best Listing Tool" were both given to Ancestral Quest, a software product produced by Incline Software. Now the company has issued a press release that adds many more details:
Best Listing Tool. In the category of "Desktop Productivity", Ancestral Quest received the award for "Best Listing Tool." In 2002, Incline Software created an advanced names listing feature in Ancestral Quest that would allow a user to quickly view all the records in their file, and sort on several fields. In the years since then, this tool has been improved to show more data about the records, and to sort on any field, and sub-sort on up to two more fields. This tool allows users to find information in ways not possible in other software products. A typical use of this capability is to sort all records by birth place so that you can see all the individuals in your file who were born in a particular location, and then sub-sort by name and birth date to view those individuals alphabetically and by age. With this sorting, users can quickly spot misspelled place names to globally correct them. Another use is to sort all women by their spouse’s surname, and sub-sort by given names, so that users can easily look up women by their married names.
Incline Software has been developing Ancestral Quest for over 15 years. Products derived from Ancestral Quest include PAF (Personal Ancestral File) and AFT (Ancestry Family Tree). The millions of users of these products will find that they can use these award winning tools in Ancestral Quest without having to learn a new software program.
Free Trial. To find out more about Ancestral Quest or Incline Software, or to download the 60-day free trial of Ancestral Quest, visit the web site www.ancquest.com or call Incline Software at 1-800-825-8864. Several training tutorials to help users get the most out of these features are available online at no charge.