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Discontinued Applications

The genealogical software applications listed here have been discontinued and are no longer being developed. However, you will still find packages of the software available for sale despite the lack of support.

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Generations (no URL) The descendent of the Macintosh genealogical application Reunion. Basic format of Generations was that of a 3x5 card. The last version of the software included a 3D viewer of family data. Generations was typically sold in sets that included data CDs. User information may be found at www.weymouthtech.com/Generations/

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Family Atlas for Windows  The five diskette software was originally sold by Parsons Technology. The application does run on the newest operating system, Windows XP Professional, SP1. Apparently a few copies can still be found on the Internet for sale. Family Atlas for Windows allows you to import a GEDCOM file of data and identify where on a USA (or world) map those individual events occurred. Family Atlas for Windows also includes 'article' describing selected locations. The map on the Migrations of a Huyck Family was created using Family Atlas for Windows.
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An updated version of Family Atlas will be released in late September 2006.

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As a possible alternative, see AniMap in the Maps & Locations section or a new product, Map my Family Tree from Progency.

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Family Origins (www.formalsoft.com/) Family Origins has been a long-time Windows genealogy application that offered excellent features. Those features evolved with each new release of the software. The developer of Family Origins now offers RootsMagic (www.rootsmagic.com/).
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Genealogical Companion ( www.geocities.com/SiliconValley/2399/tgc.htm ) An add-on utility for Family Origins.

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An e-mail user list is on Rootsweb and is found at http://lists.rootsweb.com/index/other/Software/FAMILY-ORIGINS-USERS.html

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Ultimate Family Tree (no URL) -- The descendent of the DOS genealogy application Roots, Ultimate Family Tree was a 16-bit application when discontinued. This was a premier genealogical application, offering many advanced features such as linking multiple individuals to a single event recording (such as censuses), assigning sources to parts of an event date or location, and much more.
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An e-mail user list is found at Rootsweb at http://lists.rootsweb.com/index/other/Software/UFT.html

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Other suggested contacts for UFT (or Roots software) are:
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Windows XP and UFT: Some discussion -- www.rugpo.com/XP_UFT.html

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Backups and Restoring backups in UFTree -- www.rugpo.com/page10p.html

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Roots Users Group, of Portland, Oregon -- www.rugpo.com/

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Roots Users Group -- www.rootsusers.org/home.htm

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Genealogy.Com - Ultimate Family Tree Forum -- http://genforum.genealogy.com/uft/ 

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