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Friday 8th March, 2013

Vote for Your Favourite Genealogy Software

Family Historian is a finalist for Best Genealogy Software (Windows), in's Readers' Choice Awards. The rules say that everyone is allowed to vote once a day every day until March 19th! Click here to go to the voting page if you'd like to vote.

Many thanks to everyone who nominated us and who have already voted for us. It's much appreciated.

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New Video Tutorials Web Page

We've added a new page to the Family Historian website, for video tutorials. There are 4 so far, covering topics like how to do clever things with diagrams, and how to link people to faces in pictures. So if you don't know what the Family Connection Mapper is or how to pull tree branches apart, now's your chance to find out (the former is demonstrated in Making Branches Stand Out, and the latter is covered in Moving Boxes and Branches). Hopefully, even old hands may pick up some useful tips.

We will be adding more video tutorials over time.

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Family Historian at RootsTech

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 (booth 527). Simon Orde, chief program designer, will be on hand to answer questions and will give a presentation at 3pm on Friday 22nd March, in the Demo Theater .

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Featured Plugins

Last month we praised Jane Taubman's Ancestor's UK Census Checker and Keir Strugnell's Canadian version (Ancestors Canada Census Checker), and said that we hoped someone would bring out a version for other countries soon. I'm pleased to say that that's already happened. Mike Tate's Lookup Missing Census Facts builds on the two previous plugins, and on work done by Bill Henshaw, to help you find missing census records for ancestors, descendants, and other relatives, in the U.S.A. and Australia, as well as the UK and Canada.

Another useful plugin is the Search and Return Result Set plugin. You can search for any text, throughout a project. The results are listed in the Result Set tab of the Query Window. This is very useful because not only can you easily see all occurrences of the search item laid out, but you can also instantly go straight to each recorded occurrence in the Property Box, by simply double-clicking on the appropriate cell in the Result Set grid. This ability to jump straight back from Result Sets to the data in the Property Box, was added in version 5 and has proved very popular.

Plugins can be downloaded from the Family Historian Plugin Store. They require version 5.

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