Determining the Day of the Week for Events in iFamily for Leopard

Knowing what day of the week an event occurred on can be informative and fun. iFamily for Leopard includes a feature which makes this information quick and easy to obtain. Take a look at this video, Determining the Day of the Week for Events in Mac Genealogy Software iFamily for Leopard. In it I show you how to view event date information.

Walkthrough: iFamily for Leopard V2.463 Update

The version of iFamily for Leopard released yesterday contained some very nice changes; some of them addressing issues I raised in the recent review of the Mac genealogy software. I recorded this video screencast in the (now in the MacGenealogist Archives), What’s New in Mac Genealogy Software iFamily for Leopard V2.463, wherein I walk through the changes in this release.

I think it will be more informative and fun to see the changes rather than just reading about them. Let me know what you think in a comment. Should I continue to make these update walk through videos?

How to Transcribe Scanned Images in iFamily for Leopard

Would you like to be able to quickly locate interesting text within your scanned genealogy document images? I often find myself searching a scanned newspaper page image for text that I had previously thought interesting. iFamily for Leopard speeds up this process by allowing one to annotate a scanned image with a rectangular box. Further, it enables one to type in a transcription of the text. That text can then be linked to the box, making returning to it later, very quick.

In this video from the MacGenealogist Archives I walk you through adding an image to a person, transcribing a section of the image, and locating the transcribed section. There is a bonus tip contained in this screencast as well. Please play the video and follow along in your iFamily for Leopard database.

Context Diagram

The context diagram is a graphical depiction of some or all of the people in an iFamily for Leopard database. Each person is represented by a rectangle that contains information about them. The relationships between individuals is shown by lines and the nature of the relationship (e.g. natural, step, adopted, and foster) by a symbol on the line.

The number of displayed generations is variable and an increment of a time scale is shown at the top, above each generation.