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Genealogy Utilities

The genealogy software market includes both the applications to record and maintain information about your family search (see Genealogy Applications) and the add-on applications. This list attempts to identify those add-on applications:

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URL of any on-line user e-mail lists

Application Add-Ons

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On This Day  ( www.johncardinal.com/otd/index.htm )

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PAF Pal 5 ( www.cannonfam.org/pafpal/ )

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PathWiz 4 ( www.sceya.com.au/pathwiz/ ) -- An exhibit management tool for use with The Master Genealogist. PathWiz works directly with the table table in The Master Genealogist that contains paths to and information attached to exhibits, both graphical images and other files, stored anywhere on your computer.
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Mocakebi  ( www.johncardinal.com/otd/mocakebi.htm )

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TagWiz! (http://beesoft.soho.on.net/BeeSoft/tagwiz/intro_en.htm)

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TMG Utility 5 ( www.johncardinal.com/tmgutil/index.htm )

Authoring

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Ancestral Author (www.ancestralauthor.com/ )
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Family History CD (www.familyhistorycd.com/ or www.passageexpress.com) -- The Jefferson Project develops a product to publish your genealogy to a CD or DVD, complete with menus from which to select text information, graphics, sound, or video. Originally marketed as Family History CD, the second version is now renamed Passage Express and is available in standard and deluxe version. A downloadable manual and a tutorial (both in Acrobat format) are available from the Support section of the Passage Express web site.
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Offers an online forum page at the product web site, found at http://www.passageexpress.com/phpBB/

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A short online video of Family History CD in use is be found at http://www.legacyfamilytree.com/videos.asp in the Video Previews of Other Software section.

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Gen-Book (www.foothill.net/~genbook/ )

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Passage Express (See Family History CD)

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PhpGedView (www.phpgedview.net/)

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Second Site ( www.johncardinal.com/ss/index.htm )
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Offers an e-mail user list on Rootsweb at SECONDSITE, http://lists.rootsweb.com/index/other/Software/SECONDSITE.html

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The Next Generation of Genealogy Sitebuilding (TNG)  ( http://lythgoes.net/genealogy/software.php ) --

Census

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CensusMate (www.censusmate.com/ )

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Census Tools (www.censustools.com/ )

Charting

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Charting Companion (www.progenygenealogy.com/chartingcompanion.html)
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Family Tree SuperTools (www.whollygenes.com/supertools.htm )

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Legacy TreeDraw (www.btinternet.com/~spansoft/index.htm )
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SmartDraw (www.smartdraw.com/specials/genealogy.asp ) SmartDraw is a Visio-like drawing application, yet offers templates to create certificates and an expanding genealogy section. Version 7.3 added a new Family Tree Wizard (www.smartdraw.com/tutorials/orgcharts/tutorial7.htm at the bottom of the page) in the Org Chart and Suite Editions.

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GEDMark (www.progenygenealogy.com/gedmark.html ) -- The GEDMark utility adds your name and copyright information you specify to any GEDCOM file. That copyright information appears as a source for each individual included in a GEDCOM file.
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GENMatch (www.mudcreek.ca/genmatcher.htm ) -- The GENMatch utility opens two files, searching for matches between the files. The utility reads GEDCOM, Personal Ancestral File (versions 3 to 5), The Master Genealogist (versions 4 and 5), Family Tree Maker, and Legacy Family Tree (versions 3 to 5).
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GenMerge (www.genmerge.com) -- GenMerge is a GEDCOM utility that automatically identifies and merges duplicates. The utility performs detailed analysis of a file, looking for errors and inconsistencies. The utility reads GEDCOM, PAF (versions 3 to 5), The Master Genealogist (versions 4 and 5), Family Tree Maker, and Legacy Family Tree (versions 3 to 5).

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GENViewer (www.mudcreek.ca/genviewer.htm ) -- GENViewer is a multi-tabbed GEDCOM utility that displays information for a file without importing a GEDCOM into your primary genealogy application. The utility reads GEDCOM, PAF (versions 3 to 5), The Master Genealogist (versions 4 and 5), Family Tree Maker, and Legacy Family Tree (versions 3 to 5).
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Maps & Locations

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AniMap (www.goldbug.com/AniMap.html)
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A short online video of AniMap in use is be found at http://www.legacyfamilytree.com/videos.asp in the Video Previews of Other Software section.

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Centennia (www.clockwk.com/clockwk2/frame1.html)

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Deed Mapper (users.rcn.com/deeds/ )
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Offers an e-mail user group on Rootsweb at http://lists.rootsweb.com/index/other/Software/DEED-MAPPER-USERS.html

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Family Atlas (www.rootsmagic.com/familyatlas.htm or www.familyatlas.com/ ) -- An updated version of the early Windows genealogy mapping application, Family Atlas for Windows, is now available. The application CD includes a video tutorial that describes the features of Family Atlas, how to use Family Atlas, and how to print Family Atlas maps.

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GenMap UK (www.archersoftware.co.uk/genmap01.htm)

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Map my Family Tree (www.progenygenealogy.com/map-my-family-tree.html) New from Progency, Map my Family Tree offers the capabilities of both their World Place Advisor and a way to identify, on a map, the events of your ancestors.

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RootsMaps (www.rootsmap.com/) -- Offers surname distribution maps for the UK and Ireland.

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Surname Atlas (www.archersoftware.co.uk/satlas01.htm)

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World Place Advisor (www.progenygenealogy.com/placeadvisor.html )

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Medical Software

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Geneweaver ( www.geneweaveronline.com/ )
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Offers a user e-mail list on Rootsweb at http://lists.rootsweb.com/index/other/Software/GENEWEAVER.html

Personal and Family History Writing Software

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Personal Historian ( www.personalhistorian.com/ )
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Offers an e-mail user list on Rootsweb at http://lists.rootsweb.com/index/other/Software/PERSONAL-HISTORIAN-USERS.html

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A short online video of Personal Historian in use is be found at http://www.legacyfamilytree.com/videos.asp in the Video Previews of Other Software section.

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Address + for Genealogists  ( //www.myancestorsfound.com/addressplus.htm ) Use the software for recording addresses, dates on a calendar, maintaining research logs, To Do lists, and information about contacts, correspondence, or memberships. Address + for Genealogists  includes more than 7,000 addresses for societies, libraries, archives, vital record office, and US county recorder offices.
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GENContacts ( formerly through Everton Family History ) Identified as a correspondence and contact management software for genealogists, GENContacts maintains a database of information about your contacts while researching. Tabs across the lower half of the window offer recording of Activity (a correspondence log), Lineage (records connections of your correspondents), and Subscriptions (genealogy magazines or societies).
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Update Note -- As of this date (Jan 19, 2005) only 600 copies of GENContacts are available. Please email for specific information.

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GenSmarts ( www.gensmarts.com/index.asp )
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Offers a user e-mail list on Rootsweb at http://lists.rootsweb.com/index/other/Software/GENSMARTS.html

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Video training via the Internet

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A short online video of GenSmart in use is be found at http://www.legacyfamilytree.com/videos.asp in the Video Previews of Other Software section.

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PAF Insight ( www.ohanasoftware.com/pafinsight/index.php )
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Offers a user e-mail list on Yahoo! Groups, titled PAFInsight at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/PAFInsight/

Research Recorder

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Bygones (home.utah-inter.net/bygones/index.htm)
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Offers an e-mail user group on Rootsweb at http://lists.rootsweb.com/index/other/Software/BYGONES-USERS.html

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Clooz (www.clooz.com/
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Offers an e-mail user group on Rootsweb at http://lists.rootsweb.com/index/other/Software/Clooz.html 

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Custodian (www.custodian3.co.uk
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Offers an e-mail user group on Rootsweb at http://lists.rootsweb.com/index/other/Software/CUSTODIAN.html

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Genota (www.genota.com/genota.html) -- Genota is a free form research database to which you can add search information, including letters and e-mails. Data can be stored in folders, with the folders named by families for example. Genota's search capabilities permits looking for information across folders.
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Offers a user e-mail list on Rootsweb at http://lists.rootsweb.com/index/other/Software/GENOTA.html

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Genota Forms (www.genota.com/genforms.html) --

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OneNote ( http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/FX010858031033.aspx ) --

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PaperPort (www.scansoft.com/paperport/)

Timelines

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Genelines (www.progenygenealogy.com/genelines.html)
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TimeLine Maker (www.timelinemakerbasic.com/) -- TimeLine can be used to create timelines for genealogy or other subjects (history to sports to gardening) that need a graphic display of time. The application permits adding graphic images from your files or clip art.
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Calisto (http://homepages.tesco.net/~jk.calisto/calisto/index.htm) -- Calisto is a free program which displays most common calendars. The program enables simple comparisons between different calendars and makes it easier to understand the calendar changes which have taken place and the reasons for those changes. The main window shows one year at a time for all years between AD 1 and 2999, and does this for seven European countries. It is possible to drill-down so that a four week period can be seen in greater detail. In the window you can compare dates between many countries and calendars. Calisto includes regnal years, moveable feasts, holidays, holy days, Roman dates and more.

 

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