Macintosh Genealogy Software Comparison

The first release of the Macintosh Genealogy Software Comparison table is available. It contains information on iFamily for Leopard, Heredis Mac X.2, MacFamilyTree, ohmiGene, PAW2X, and Reunion 9.

The people behind Heredis Mac X.2, ohmiGene, and PAW2X completed the survey, saving me hours of time so that I could more quickly complete the first of the reviews to accompany this comparison table; Thank you Sylvette, Theirry, and Gus!

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Plenty of Fluids, Rest, and Genealogy

Doing family history research is a fine way to pass the time when one is sick. The sleuthing has the magical ability to fully absorb me, making time flow quickly and smoothly past. Under such conditions my symptoms are scarcely felt and the entire situation seems not so bad at all. It almost makes me want to be ill more often. Almost.

What is a Screencast and How Can I Use One?

A screencast is a video recording of a computer screen, usually with audio narration. Often they use special effects to call attention to a specific area of the screen or to actions like mouse clicks and key-presses.

Screencasts are excellent for demonstrating computer software features and how tasks are accomplished. They are a helpful tool for learning how to use computers.

On this web site, the screencast videos are embedded in the articles and play within the browser window when the play button is clicked with the mouse. The playback can be controlled using buttons having the same icons as on modern VCRs and DVD players. Pausing and rewinding are helpful in following along with the video. Working along with the video is highly recommended because it aids comprehension and later recall.