Legacy Family Tree Webinars are offered by Millenia Corporation, makers of the family tree software, Legacy Family Tree. The next FREE webinar is August 29, 2012 given by Judy G. Russell, CG, on “Building a Family Tree from Circumstantial Evidence.” You can register for the webinar here. I recommend registering even if the time is not convenient as the webinars are available as FREE recorded sessions after the live event for several days.
Other upcoming and previously recorded webinars can be found here.
Legacy Family Tree genealogy software began offering free webinars last year. Even if you cannot attend “live”, you can view/listen for a certain period of time at your convenience after the webinar event; some are even free to view/listen for an unlimited period of time.
Current offerings includes:
Best Internet Resources for African-American Genealogy (free until Sept. 12)
Organizing for Success (Available indefinitely)
The Power of DNA for Unlocking Family Relationships
and many more…
The Birmingham Genealogical Society meets the fourth Saturday of each month (excluding Nov. & Dec.) in the Arrington Auditorium at the Downtown Birmingham Public Library. Guests are encouraged to attend!
Next meeting: Saturday, September 27th at 2 p.m. Refreshments at 1:30 p.m.
Speaker: William “Bill” Clement, BGS Member
Program Topic: Revolutionary War Hero, Daniel Morgan
Details: www.birminghamgenealogy.org or BPL-Southern History Dept. at (205) 226-3665
Daniel Morgan was an American pioneer, soldier and United States Representative from Virginia. One of the most gifted battlefield tacticians of the American Revolutionary War, he later commanded the troops that suppressed the Whiskey Rebellion. Commissioned a captain in 1775, he raised a company of rifleman and joined the Continental Army outside Boston, Massachusetts. He volunteered his company for Benedict Arnold’s Quebec campaign. When Arnold was wounded at Quebec, Morgan took command and was later captured by the British. He was freed through a prisoner exchange in 1776 and was promoted to colonel. His famed “Morgan’s Rangers” of sharpshooters distinguished themselves in the American victory at Saratoga. Passed by for promotion, Morgan retired from the army in 1779, but was recalled in 1780 and was made a brigadier general. In a brilliant victory at the battle of Cowpens in South Carolina, he defeated the numerically superior British forces. After the war, Morgan served as a Federalist Congressman from 1797 to 1799. He died in Winchester, Virginia on July 6, 1802.
Legacy is allowing everyone to download and use the pre-release beta version of its charting companion until June 15th, 2008 when the beta version will expire. If you have Legacy Deluxe, it will be included in the Legacy Deluxe 7.0 when it is released later this year.
Click here to find details on how to download.
Ok, I don’t know how long this is going to last. NothingButSoftware.com has Family Tree Maker 2006 Deluxe with a 1 year subscription to Ancestry.com included for $29.95 for sale currently on the website. Note previously I blogged about the FTM 16 with 1 year – they have now increased the price on that one to $79.95. As I have mentioned before, I don’t “do” Family Tree Maker, but I did purchase just for the 1 year Ancestry.com subscription. At $29.95 where can you go wrong??
See NothingButSoftware.com Family Tree Software.
Back in October I posted about a deal NothingButSoftware.com was offering on Family Tree Maker version 16 that included a 1 year subscription to Ancestry.com – read the complete post here.
Back then this particular software was selling for $29.95. They have since increased the price to $59.95, but that is still a terrific deal on a 1 year Ancestry.com subscription. The cheapest you can find this subscription anywhere is $99.95. So if you have been wanting to subscribe, but want to pay less… now is your chance.
Just a note about “how” to get the subscription. There are instructions in the package on how to do it from the software once you install. I couldn’t get it to work that way. So I called Ancestry’s Billing Department (1-800- Ancestry, select option for billing) and told them my dilemma. The rep asked for the barcode from the box and forwarded my information over to the department that handles those requests and said I should hear back from them by the next day and if not she gave me her name and extension to call back. This was AFTER 6pm CDT. Within 1/2 hour of the call, my current ancestry subscription had been extended for one year and I had an email confirmation of it… I was VERY impressed with the fast response.
While we would all like to be able to afford the latest and greatest in all things. Reality sets in for most of us and we find ourselves stretching our “discretionary” cash for our shared addiction – genealogy/family history research.
That said, have I got a deal for you? Nothingbutsoftware.com has some great deals on software to record your family tree information. They are not the most recent releases, but in the case of Family Tree Maker that’s a good thing from what I have heard. As an added bonus the Family Tree Maker 16 packages offered each come with varying lengths of free subscriptions to Ancestry. com. The cheapest starts at $14.95 – though I am seriously considering the $29.95 package with the 1 year subscription – my current Ancestry subscription is almost up and why pay $150.00 when I could get more for $29.95.
You can check out the offers here. And see the store rating/buyer feedback for Nothingbutsoftware.com from Bizrate here.
In September Melissa Paulk, BGS Hospitality, submitted a review of the new Family Tree Maker 2008 product. Read last month’s review here. What follows is an update from her to last month’s review:
After having more time with the new version, personally I feel it is very similar to “Personal member trees or Public member trees” located at Ancestry but with the capability of viewing and printing reports. I still do not recommend anyone buying FTM2008 until they can add back everything that is in the previous versions.
Family Tree Maker 2008 has a new blog:
And a customer support phone line 1-877-FTM-2008 (1-877-386-2008).
They plan on another update coming out in mid October with the hourglass chart, a register report and an ahnentafel report. Hopefully they will work on more of the problems that have been reported by the end users and come out with more update’s.
The following review is by Melissa Paulk, BGS Hospitality. To see additional reviews and information on the new version of Family Tree Maker 2008 see:
FTM Media Kit
I have been using FTM since the beginning and have been pleased with the updates through FTM 16. FTM 2008 has been a big disappointment.
I have a large database and it would not import the file. It did however import a small file of about 1500 names with no problem. Some of the new features are great but some of the old are gone. There are no genealogy reports (Register and Ahnentafel Reports). The “all in one” tree is gone, as is the hourglass tree and the ancestor tree. Many options on the charts that remain are gone, missing, or different.
You can purchase 2008 as an additional program, retaining the previous version of FTM and using both programs. This is what I have decided to do. Hopefully FTM will offer updates with the missing features.
The point here is that FTM 2008 will NOT install over previous versions so you can continue to use the older version. Remember, 2008 only works with Windows XP and Vista operating systems.