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.
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?
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.
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.