Heredis is an excellent genealogy program and is one of the few that is available for both Macintosh and Windows. A new Macintosh version was released a few weeks ago (see http://goo.gl/cDtWUe). Now a matching version for Windows was released earlier today.
Much more than just an update, Heredis 2014 is a major new release of the software. It includes the following additions or changes:
- Search Wizard
- Online research tools via Heredis Online, Ancestry, MyHeritage, Family Search...
- Extended Family View
- Find Relationships
- Migrations Map
- Heredis Online
- Management of branches
- Descendants View
According to the new announcement:
The Search Wizard highlights missing elements, suggests ways to advance and offers search online tools as Heredis Online, Ancestry, MyHeritage... This new version enables to build and organize the family tree with the greater ease thanks to the different Family views. With 2014 version, users share their genealogy with their family on Heredis Online and they have a free personal website directly from their Heredis 2014 software in a few clicks.
Extended Family View
Heredis displays all those who were close to your ancestors. All the people with whom they lived, all those who they knew in the extended family: siblings, remarriage, stepchildren, step-brothers and step-sisters, children from other unions of the different spouses... a view of your family from a completely new angle.
Heredis 2014 shows the movement of a whole family on maps which are nteractive. Within seconds, trace the lives of your ancestors and a whole lineage just a few miles away or at the other end of the world.
Your Search assistant can take stock of your work by displaying the progress of the life of your ancestor. The display of known or missing information for the primary person and those around him/her will highlight certain unexplored tracks. At a glance, you will know if a date or place is missing. You will know if you have associated a source, witnesses, media, notes, with any event.The Search Wizard proposes various online research tools targeted to sites such as Heredis Online, Ancestry, MyHeritage... Heredis pre-fills relevant data that is already known. At any moment, you may find new information that will add to your work. If a search has not been successful, the record of your previous research allows you to come back to it at a later date.
"Why is this person in my file?", "How is he/she connected to my lineage?" are often questions that you ask yourself? With the Find Relationships function, discover easily the links that unite two people with this great tool. Within seconds, this exciting tool analyzes all the connections in your genealogy file to find how two people can be linked, whether they are relatives, or they have common ancestors or they simply have other links (godmother, heir...). Thus, you are able simply to weave links in your genealogy...
Web Search and Publishing
Heredis launches Heredis Online, a new service for publishing your genealogy data and research on the Internet. The advantage? You publish your data on Heredis Online direct from your software in a few clicks. You share your work with those near to you by directing them to the site of your genealogy online. You will find new information on Heredis Online. You may exchange with other genealogists. All this without ever leaving Heredis! Much easier and no extra cost!
The new Descendants tab for the primary person allows you to navigate speedily throughout the generations. It will display the number of generations of your choice. The display is customizable, both for presentation of generations and for the format of data. Highlighting the duplicate lines in red allows you to identify intermarriages immediately. Information on the descendants displayed and the option to print are also available from the indented wheel icon.
Management of branches
Memorize different family branches, with ancestors as well as descendants, as a base for your research and its evolution. Each person displayed in the branch has a visual cue showing the status of main events (complete, incomplete, missing). You have a display filter available to choose between branch ends, complete persons, persons for whom further research is required...
Other new points
Heredis 2014 offers a new, more intuitive interface which is ideal to use. Choose the most appropriate from the four themes. Also, you may now customize your homepage by inserting a photo of your ancestors or why not, a copy of the marriage certificate of one of your illustrious ancestors.
Heredis 2014 for Windows at US $39.99 and upgrade at US $19.99. Heredis 2014 for Mac at US $59.99.
You can learn more at http://www.heredis.com/en/heredis-2014-for-windows/ or watch the video below.