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My Family Tree 6 now available

Today we are excited to announce the release of My Family Tree 6.

This release contains several commonly requested new features in the following areas:

  • Name formatting
  • Calendars and dates
  • Save a copy
  • Privacy
  • Filtering and searching

You can see more detailed set of changes in the latest version history.

Download now

You can download My Family Tree 6 now from the latest updates page.

Name formatting

You can now customise the display of names throughout the application, both at application level and individual name level.  You can choose from a list of common name formats or specify your own.
Name formatting

Calendars and dates

You can now enter dates in one of 6 calendars (Gregorian, Julian, Hebrew, French Republican, Persian (solar Hijri) and Islamic (lunar Hijri).  Before common era dates are now supported in all parts of the application including the charts, statistics and reporting.  Date pickers have been refined to allow easier input of year only dates.  You can choose to display dates in their input calendar or display all dates in the same calendar application wide.
Date input

Save a copy

Creating copies of parts of your family tree is now simpler.  You can now choose which individuals to include in copies from a filterable list and use short cuts to include relatives, descendants and ancestors or exclude a person from the copy.
Choosing who to include


Privacy options have been further enhanced to make it easier to exclude living people and any other private information from all types of report, print out or copy of your family tree data.
Privacy options


Almost all GEDCOM 5.5/5.5.1/5.6 tags are now supported by My Family Tree and you can enable the GEDCOM import log to show any information which cannot be imported. GEDCOM Export now supports extra options for privacy and choosing who to include in the file.
GEDCOM Import Log

Filtering and searching

Filtering and searching now supports fuzzy matching including matching by similar spellings and similar sounds.  You can also ignore case, diacritics, symbols and kana type.
Filter and search options

The new version is available now ...

Published 20 Aug 2016 18:00 GMT

GEDCOM Validator 5 now available

The latest version of GEDCOM Validator is now available.

Here's a summary of main new features and enhancements:

  • Added detection of record sizes exceeding 32768 bytes.
  • Added detection of inconsistent line terminators.
  • Added detection of free-form only addresses.
  • Added extra validation of structured and free-form addresses.
  • Added multicolumn sort to result lists.
  • Added option to hide large numbers of duplicate compatibility issues.
  • Added display of parent record for detected compatibility issues.
  • Added option to enable / disable all validation options of the same type simultaneously.
  • Updated the encoding fixer tool to handle GEDCOM 3.0, 4.0, 5.0, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3 and 5.4 files.
  • Updated length validation to use code units rather than characters.
  • Improved work flow with new 'go to error', 'go to parent record', and 'open file in text editor' shortcuts with command line support for your preferred text editor.

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Published 02 May 2016 00:00 GMT


My Family Tree 5 now available

After several months of development, we are pleased to announce that the next major release of My Family Tree is now available for download.

In this release, we have focused on developing smarter ways to present and edit information.  Facts, places, relationship and citation views have all been redesigned to enable seamless viewing and editing experiences.  Speed and performance have been significantly enhanced.  This release is also adds official support for Windows 10.

Main chart Map viewer Multimedia viewer Story editor Data grid

Here's a summary of main new features:

  • A new relationships view allows you to edit the members of family groups and make alterations to linked facts and people all in one place.
  • Shared events such as marriages and divorces can now be added and updated from the facts view.
  • Photos, attachments and videos have been merged into comprehensive multimedia view with improved support for tagging files.
  • Multimedia can now be tagged to citations, facts and sources.
  • You can now add a variety of witnesses to events.
  • You can now edit all instances of the same citation collectively.
  • You can now print multipage charts to a single pdf file.
  • Merge has been redesigned to allow you to confirm or reject possible item matches.
  • There are new options to save a copy of your family tree to a new file.
  • A new kinship report enables you to see how every other person in your tree is related to a chosen person.
  • Advanced users can now add custom ids to people.
  • The charts can now be navigated using a mini map viewer.
  • The user interface has been refined to support higher resolution icons on ultra high definition 4K displays.
  • Find and replace has been updated to give clearer results and the options to filter out different types of data.
  • Spell check has been updated to provide options to exclude certain types of text such as proper nouns and original text fields which would not normally require spell checking.

The new version is available now ...

Published 10 Nov 2015 00:00 GMT