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Monday 1st August 2011

Family Historian Courses

The following courses on Family Historian are being put on in the coming months in London (by The Society of Genealogists) and in Yorkshire (by My History):

• Sat 6 Aug 10:30am-1pm "Family Historian Software for Beginners", by John Hanson, for the Society of Genealogists.

• Thurs 18 Aug (half day) "Family Historian for Beginners", by Jacqui Depelle, for My History.

• Thurs 1 Sept (half day) "Charting in Family Historian", by Stephen Buttle, for My History.

• Tues 25th October (half day) "Family Historian for Beginners", by My History.

• Sat 3 Dec 10:30am-1pm "Family Historian Software for Advanced Users", by John Hanson, for the Society of Genealogists.

• Weds 7 Dec 2-5pm "Family Historian Software Practical" (must bring a laptop), by John Hanson, for the Society of Genealogists.

• Tues 14th February2012 (half day) "Family Historian for Beginners", by My History.

The Society of Genealogist courses are held at the Society of Genealogists, 14 Charterhouse Buildings, Goswell Rd, London, EC1M 7BA. They can be booked by telephone (020 7553 3290) or through the SoG website ( Cost £17.50 (£14.00 for SoG members). See this page for more details about SoG cources:

My History courses are held at 4 Mexborough Business Centre, College Road, Mexborough, South Yorkshire, S64 9JP. Cost £25.00. See this page for more details about My History courses:

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Upgrade to the Latest Version

The latest version of Family Historian is 4.1 (or 4.1.3 to be precise). Version 4 users can download a free upgrade to this version if you haven't already done so. See What's New in 4.1 to learn more about version 4.1.

Confused about version numbers? See Understanding Family Historian Version Numbers.

To find out which version you have, run Family Historian and click on “About Family Historian…” on the Help menu.

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Version 4 Tips

TipDid you know that you get Family Historian to display its own estimated dates for individuals that don't have dates, in the Records Window? To do this, open the Records Window, right-click on any column heading, and choose Configure Columns from the dropdown menu that appears. Select "Dates (est.)" from the list on the left side, and click the '>' button to add this as a new column. Use the Move Up/Move Down buttons to position the column where you want it, and press OK. Estimated dates have a tilda (~) character in front of them, so that you can see at a glance that they're only estimates.

TipDid you know that in diagrams, you can show a line (called a 'no-offspring marker') below any person or couple that has no children? To display it, open a diagram and then click Options on the Diagram menu. Tick 'No-offspring marker' in the General tab, to enable this feature, and click the Options button next to it, to learn more about how to use it.

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