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Friday 15th February, 2013

Family Historian at WDYTYA Live at Olympia Next Weekend

The annual 3-day Who Do You Think You Are? Live exhibition will be held at Olympia, London, UK, next weekend (friday-sunday, Feb 22-24). Family Historian will be exhibiting (stand 934). A video introducing the program will be playing on the stand, and the program and the book 'Getting the Most from Family Historian 5' will both be on sale at special exhibition prices. So if you're thinking of buying version 5, or upgrading to it, come and have a look.

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Family Historian at RootsTech in March

The 3rd annual RootsTech conference is happening in Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.A., in March (21st to 23rd). We will be exhibiting there also (booth 527). There will be an introductory video and a special conference price for the program. Simon Orde, chief program designer, will be on hand to answer questions and will give a presentation in the Demo Theater.

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Latest Free Upgrade (5.0.9)

The latest free upgrade, version 5.0.9, went live today. It is recommended for all version 5 users. To learn more, visit the Latest Free Upgrade page on the Family Historian site. Version 5.0.9 has been available as a 'release candidate' for weeks, so you may already have it; but it has only now been officially released. If you're not sure which version you're on, click on 'About Family Historian' on the Help menu within the program, or click on 'Check for Updates' - also on the Help menu (unless you have a very old version).

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Featured Plugins

We plan to make this a regular feature of Family Historian Bulletins. In each issue we will highlight a couple of stand-out plugins in the Plugin Store that are worth looking at, if you haven't already got them. There are a lot of great plugins, so it's not easy to single any out, but we thought that Jane Taubman's Ancestor's UK Census Checker definitely deserves a mention. It checks all the ancestors of a selected person, and creates a web page with links you can click on to search Ancestry or Find My Past for missing census records. It is a great boon for finding missing census information. Keir Strugnell has already taken the idea and modified it to produce a Canadian version (Ancestors Canada Census Checker). Let's hope someone does the same thing for the U.S. and other countries soon.

The other plugin that we thought we wanted to mention is Mike Tate's Find Duplicate Individuals plugin. It's easy for duplicates to crop up in any family tree file, so Mike did Family Historian users a great service by writing that. The latest version of this plugin requires version 5.0.7 or later of Family Historian

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Family Historian Courses in Somerset, Yorkshire and London, U.K.

Courses in Somerset (Jane Taubman)

  • Thursday 18th April, Introduction to Family Historian
  • Friday 19th April, Intermediate and Advanced Course

Both courses are being run by Jane Taubman, who as well as running the Family Historian User Group website (www.fhug.org.uk) is also moderator on the Family Historian Users Mailing List, and one of the foremost experts on Family Historian.

The full-day courses cost £59.00 each, which includes lunch and refreshments. They are held at a beautiful Elizabethan Manor in the heart of the Somerset countryside. For more details see www.rjt.org.uk/home/courses.

Courses in Yorkshire (My History)

My History have 3 half-day beginners courses on the following dates:

  • Thursday 11th April
  • Tuesday 30th Kuly
  • Tuesday 29th October

My History courses are held at the Ivanhoe Centre, Conisbrough, near Doncaster in Yorkshire, and cost £30. For more details, see www.my-history.co.uk/acatalog/Family_Historian_Courses.html.

Courses in London (Society of Genealogists)

The Society of Genealogists have the following courses:

  • Saturday 11 May, Family Historian Software
  • Saturday 20 July, Family Historian Software Practical
  • Saturday 12 Oct, Family Historian Software

All of these courses are presented by John Hanson. They are held at the Society of Genealogists, 14 Charterhouse Buildings, Goswell Rd, London, EC1M 7BA, U.K. They can be booked by telephone (020 7553 3290) or through the SoG website. For more details, see www.sog.org.uk/index.shtml.

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Family Historian Buttons for Your Website

If you have a website and would like to help us spread the word about Family Historian, why not add a Family Historian button to your site? There are a number of buttons in different colours, and instructions, at www.family-historian.co.uk/buttons. And if you're already telling people about Family Historian in other ways - thank you!

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