Readers who have been following this series will know that I believe genealogy apps should support GEDCOM 5.5.1. There are two versions of GEDCOM (GEnealogical Data Communication) reported in GEDCOM files by most genealogy software today: versions 5.5 and 5.5.1. The last “official” version dated 1996 from the Family History Department (today known as FamilySearch) of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was [Read more…]
This morning I published on Kindle, “Practical Citation, A Guide to Simply and Safely Recording Sources and Citations.” Three editions are currently available: Reunion 10, Family Tree Maker 2014, and Family Tree Maker 3 (Mac).
Find them easily through my author page on Amazon US. The ebooks are also available through Amazon in other countries.
Even if you don’t have a Kindle, iPad, or other compatible device you can read the ebook. You simply download free Kindle reader software for your computer.
If you’d rather have a copy you can print you could join the Practical Citation community at PracticalCitation.com. Membership comes with PDF copies of all editions of the guide.
The RootsMagic 7 and Family Historian 6 editions will be available soon.
This week I had been contributing to a thread on the ReunionTalk forum about the wish to be able to link multimedia to events and citations. Some of my posts are disappearing shortly after I enter them!
In response to a specific question I provided details about how Reunion’s citation feature is limited in comparison to what the GEDCOM standard and other leading genealogy software support. I also pointed out that due to Reunion not supporting multimedia and quality assessments linked to citations, that data is discarded without warning, when one imports a GEDCOM.
After posting in the thread I viewed my post in context so I know it was there. A couple hours later I went back to see if there was a response and found my post had mysteriously disappeared! [Read more…]
I noticed in the ReunionTalk Forum today that there’s been some discussion about this subject and thought I’d publish a video to clear things up.
If you’ve got the new Pages app on your Mac and tried to open a Reunion 10 report with it you’ve seen an error like this:
This happens because Apple didn’t include support for opening rich text format (RTF) files in the new version of Pages and Reunion creates RTF files.