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WHAT'S NEW - October 7, 2004
-Don't miss the AFHS Family History Convention in Calgary...
- Family Tree Maker Day In Calgary, Alberta
- New Workshops and Lectures Scheduled at Global Genealogy in Campbellville
- Family Tree Maker 2005 (version 12) Programs and Manuals are in-store
- Special Pricing on Legacy Family Tree software extended
- Family Tree Maker version 11.0 how-to videos reduced to clear
- Scroll down to read all about any of these topics.....
CALGARY GENEALOGY CONVENTION & FAMILY TREE MAKER DAY
Family history convention season is in full swing once again, and it is
shaping up to be a successful year for those attending events, and for
the organizations that are sponsoring them. Sandra and I have
attended several over the last few weeks, exhibiting and selling our
wares, and speaking on genealogical topics including full day genealogy
If you are in striking distance of Calgary Alberta, you should
definitely clear your calendar and attend all or part of an upcoming
family history research convention, and Family Tree Maker workshop in
Calgary Alberta…. The scope of topics and the price of this convention
is so reasonable that you can't afford to miss it!
Calgary - Genealogy Convention Oct 15-16, 2004
The Alberta Family Histories Society puts on a top-notch convention once
every two years in Calgary. This year, it kicks off on Friday night
and runs throughout the day on Saturday including more than fifteen
different speakers lecturing on a wide range of family history research
topics. There is something for everyone. Between lectures, plan to
visit the many vendors, including Global Genealogy, who will be
exhibiting and selling their products in the display hall. The price of
this convention is so reasonable that you can't afford to miss it!
Scheduled talks include:
Wonderful Stories Discovered as a Heritage Writer (David Bly of
Alberta Land Records: Patent to Present (Brian Hanning)
Multimedia Family Histories (Bev Rees)
IGI: Friend or Foe (Mary Crutcher)
Chronologies: For Genealogical Success (Geoff Rasmussen)
Scandinavian Research (Kurt Nagel)
Researching Canadian. Military Records Using Online and Traditional
Resources (Rick Roberts)
Native & Metis Research (Heather Devine)
Scottish Research (Bob Fyvie)
Paleography - the Art of Reading Old Handwriting (Janice Cushman)
Central/Eastern Europe (Xenia Stanford) )
Archival Sites In Alberta (Judii Rempel)
Use Your Camera as a Genealogical Research Assistant (Andrew Jaremko)
English Land Records (Diane Granger)
Brick Wall Solutions: Going Over, Under, Around or Though (Kay Clarke)
Japanese Research (Michelle Rasmussen)
Workplace, Occupational & Professional Records (Xenia Stanford)
Local Family History Resources (Lois Sparling)
Irish Research (Eithne Mulhall)
Communicating With The World: Message Boards, Queries & Email (Geoff
Writing Family Histories (Ken Rees)
Mining the Internet
More details and registration information: http://www.family-roots.ca
CALGARY - FAMILY TREE MAKER WORKSHOP Oct 17, 2004
On the Sunday (October 17th) , Rick Roberts of Global Genealogy is
facilitating an all-day Family Tree Maker workshop at the same facility
where the main convention is being held on Saturday. Benefit from
dozens of hints and tips that will help you improve your results using
Family Tree Maker. Most people use less than 20% of the capabilities
of Family Tree Maker. Find out about the other 80%, and decide which of
those features and options will help you. We absolutely guarantee that
you will learn new skills, regardless of how long you have used Family
Tree Maker. Advanced reservations are encouraged to avoid
disappointment should the event sell-out.
For more information about the Family Tree Maker workshopincluding an
Family Tree Maker Workshop Agenda (Beginner to advanced users)
Workshop Leader: Rick Roberts
9:30 - 10:00 Registration
10:00 - 12 noon Getting started, entering information, citing sources,
navigation, adding photos, adding videos and sound clips, tips and
shortcuts, backing up, comparing family files, etc...
Noon - 1:00 Lunch Break
1:00 - 2:30 Creating reports & Charts, Splitting & merging files,
sharing information on paper, via email, on disk.cd, online, etc...
2:30 - 2:45 Refreshment Break
2:45 - 3:45 Creating a book using the book feature in Family Tree
Maker... demonstration of a simple use of the book feature, then a more
advanced book example.
3:45 - 4:00 Final questions and answers
The workshop is set up in a classroom style. A digital projector
displays the computer image prominently to a large screen so that
everyone can easily follow every step that is discussed.
Questions are encouraged throughout the day... bring your most difficult
For more information about the Family Tree Maker workshop see:
FAMILY TREE MAKER 2005 (version 12) PROGRAMS AND MANUALS ARE IN-STORE NOW
Just a short note to let you know that we have plenty of Family Tree
Maker 2005 in stock now. Family Tree Maker 2005 has turned out to be a
huge hit with Family Tree Maker users. Many were concerned that the new
look of the information entry sceens would be hard to get used to
however the feedback that we are getting is that the vast majority 'like
it! The new pedigree view has proved to be a very popular addition
insofar as it provides many new and easier ways to manage and add
iformation to your FTM file.
Also very positively received is the new and easy method of exporting
copies of portions of your family file. It is an easy method that helps
you to save one branch of your family file to a separate file that you
may want to share with a relative who is only interested in that one
branch. It even lets you take out specific individuals that you may not
want to share info about.
Getting Started is Fast & Easy Family Tree Maker's Getting Started
tutorial guides you step-by-step through entering data, searching for
your ancestors, preserving important family information and stories, and
creating unique family trees and books to display your legacy.
An Updated Look and Feel: Family View and Toolbar
Family Tree Maker has been updated and reorganized to simplify the
overall use of the program, including entering information, moving
around within your family tree and accessing all of Family Tree Maker's
rich features and tools.
A side panel makes it easy to view anyone's pedigree through the click
of a button, while also providing helpful details on a selected
individual. In addition to giving you a great visual overview of your
family and making it easy to get around, the Pedigree View will allow
you to quickly analyze your tree and identify areas in need of research.
Web Search Report
With Family Tree Maker's new automatic Web Search running in the
background, you can instantly view and analyze search results through
the Web Search report. You can easily compare the information found
online with the information you already have - side by side! Filter the
results to show only the ones you're interested in - by their ranking,
by the type of data (e.g., census record, birth record, etc.) or by a
status set by you. You can mark a result as something to follow-up on,
something to ignore or something you've seen and haven't decided upon
yet. Family Tree Maker provides you with the tools to quickly and easily
analyze a lot of information to make building your tree a snap!
New Web Merge Process
Merging and appending data from the web has never been easier. Now
Family Tree Maker takes the guesswork out of merging. An easy to use
wizard guides you through the incorporation of each new record you find.
You can either accept Family Tree Maker's recommendations and add the
new data in one step, or you can use the wizard to choose which
information to add and whether to make the data 'preferred' or
'alternate' information. None of your existing information will be
Bookmarks and History
Now you can quickly jump to the people in your tree that you view most
frequently by creating bookmarks or viewing your editing history.
Bookmarks are set by you to identify the individuals you access
frequently. The History feature automatically tracks the last 30
individuals you edited, enabling you to jump to recently changed people.
A number of smaller adjustments have been made to Family Tree Maker 2005
to improve your experience with the program, including an automatic
notification when program updates are available, a default date display
that follows the standard genealogical format (dd mmm yyyy), a more
intuitive toolbar, improvements to the GEDCOM importing process, a menu
item for compacting the database, and improvements to the process of
uploading information to a user home page.
To read more about FTM2005 (version 12) or to order online see:
The FTM 2005 manuals (32.50 C$) just arrived this afternon so they are
not on the website yet. Call 1-800-361-5168 to order yours
LEGACY FAMILY TREE SOFTWARE SPECIAL PRICING EXTENDED
Hundreds of you took advantage of the new pricing on Legacy Family Tree
software to try it out and see what you thought of it. Feedback has
been amazing. Comments like "I wish I had tried this years ago"; " It
does things that I hadn't even dreamed of" ... are indicitive of the
emails that we received from new users of the program.
Because of a strengthening Canadian dollar we are able to announce that
the special price of 39.95 (Canadian dollars) has been extended
indefinitely. That price includes the Deluxe version of the program on
CD Rom, A printed User's Manual, and a one hour video on how to use the
program effectively. (if ordering from the US count on about 29 - 30
US$ plus S&H... we do not collect sales taxes for USA orders)
For more info on Legacy Family Tree or to order online see:
http://globalgenealogy.com/software/004-05-deluxe.htm .... or call
1-800-361-5168 to order toll-free by phone.
FAMILY TREE MAKER VIDEOS (version 11.0) REDUCED TO CLEAR
Now only 5.95 C$
For more info or to order online see:
http://globalgenealogy.com/software/003books-video.htm .... or call
1-800-361-5168 to order
PRIVACY NOTICE: we do not share, trade, rent, exchange nor sell your
email address nor any of your personal information with/to any other
party. Your information is kept completely confidential.
Rick & Sandra Roberts
Global Genealogy & History Shoppe*
43 Main Street South, PO Box 659
Campbellville, Canada L0P 1B0
Order Desk: 1.800. 361.5168
*retail div. of GlobalGenealogy.com Inc.
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