How to Change the Home Family Card in Reunion 10

At some point you may want to change the home family in Reunion 10. This is the family card that appears when you open the family file. It’s also linked to the home button in the bottom bar making it quick and easy to return to the family from anywhere in your tree.

It this video I show you the different ways you can change the home family.

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Changing Word Processor in Reunion 10

When you first install the genealogy software for Mac, Reunion 10, you’ll be asked which word processor it should use to open textual reports. At some point you may want to change your selection. Perhaps you change your mind or get a fancy new word processor.

Either way, it’s a simple change that I show you how to make in this video. [Read more…]

Safely Move from Free-form Citations to Source Fields in Reunion

As you saw in a previous video about the dangers of free-form citations, genealogy software Reunion for Mac allows you to create source citations by entering source information into a free-form text field, but there are pitfalls to entering citations this way.

The free-form citation field in Reunion for Mac is exported with a GEDCOM tag that may not import as desired. Most of the source fields on the other hand, will export with well supported tags. Moving your free-form citations into source fields will help you preserve the effort you’ve put into your genealogy research.

In this video I show you a process I developed for safely moving free-form citations to source fields. It even works when the source is used for multiple people and events.
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Views in Reunion 9: Altering Views

The view area in a Reunion 9 family card is very flexible. You can alter the contents of a view in many ways. Fields can be added or removed. Photos can be included or removed. In this screencast, I continue the series on Reunion 9 views by showing you how to alter the default view to make the photo (if added) larger and to add an “Alias/AKA” field. I find this last change very helpful because it displays an alternate name for a relative under the given and surname names.

Open your copy of Reunion 9 then click on this video from the MacGenealogist Archives, and follow along to learn how to alter views of your family history.

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How to See More Information About Children and Parents in Reunion 9

The family card in Reunion 9 can display children and parents as buttons or lists. The list mode displays more information about parents and children. The fields displayed can also be configured. For example, the birth and death places can be added to the view.

This video from the MacGenealogist Archives demonstrates the child and parent list mode and will walk you step-by-step through the preferences.

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