Clooz is (or was) a great program for cataloging all the scraps of information found when researching one's family tree. Late last year, the program was acquired by Joe Bissett of Somerset, Texas. Bissett has plans to re-release Clooz at some point in the future, with updates to templates, reports and other customer requests. The new version reportedly is looking good.
Writing in the Clooz Newsletter #4 at http://goo.gl/YIB9e, Joe has expressed an interest in creating a Spanish version of Clooz and has asked for suggestions and discussion. He writes:
I call your attention to an important piece about Mexican records (link follows). The article leads me to a discussion item. I feel that the genealogy software community is neglecting the Spanish speaking community. For example, by accident I found church records for my mother-in-law's Colombian ancestors on line. So I have been toying with the idea of a Spanish Clooz version. This is not so simple as just translating the program's language. I have not done any significant South or Central America, Mexico or Spanish genealogy searching, so I don't even have a clue about such basic sources as census records. If nothing else, specific templates would need to be added, and perhaps some existing templates would have to be modified. Perhaps an entirely new motif would be needed, where the program would come with a specific set of "standard" templates, with the user then adding additional templates from our databank as his/her requirements dictated. Just thinking out loud here. I certainly welcome comments and discussion.
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