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Two new products being introduced at the National
Genealogical Society’s annual Family History conference, getting underway today
in Charleston, SC, include:
GenDetective software, a release from RumbleSoft
Inc., analyzes your genealogical data and makes research recommendations based on
missing or incomplete data. You can generate reports based on a location, time period,
family line or individual, and print or view them on an iPad, iPhone, PDA, Droid smart
phone or tablet (Xoom), Kindle, eBook reader, net book (mini), or laptop.
A feature I think looks especially useful: If you’re visiting somewhere
for business, vacation or genealogy, you can create a research itinerary for that
Many genealogists have family information in their genealogy software and online,
and don’t want to update their trees in both places. If that’s you, AncestorSync could
be what you need.
This utility, from Orem, Utah-based Real-Time Collaboration, lets you
synchronize your family tree, source documents, citations and notes across all your
computers and your online tree (the developers have partnerships with online tree
sites FamilySearch, Geni and ourFamilyology).
You can download, upload, or synchronize your tree “without anyone or anything getting
lost in the process,” according to the announcement.
AncestorSync supports program formats including Ancestral
Quest, Legacy Family Tree, Personal
Ancestral File and RootsMagic, and will soon
Master Genealogist and MacFamilyTree.
It’ll be available in June for a $15 annual fee, and is PC- and Mac-compatible