New Version of Heredis Family Tree Software Now Available!

Heredis announces the new version of its genealogy database software for the Windows and Mac platforms - new and improved features - check it out!

For those of you who have been waiting patiently (or impatiently) for the new version of Heredis family tree software, it’s here! Here are some reasons why need to take a serious look at Heredis 2017 if you use a computer-based genealogy program. And if you are already using Heredis, here’s why you’ll want to upgrade the program:

  • The new version of Heredis is filled with many features, and at the same time, is easy to use.

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  • If you are moving from a different software program or using a family file from another source, Heredis offers importing options via the standard GEDCOM import or a previously used Heredis file from another source.
  • With the new version of Heredis, a major and unique innovation is the Dashboard. How many times have you said to yourself when opening your software: “What am I working on? What research did I do? On which branch did I stop? How many records and ancestors do I have to find?” With the Dashboard, at a glance you will know where you are in your genealogy research!
  • You manage your genealogical activities in real-time and on a daily basis thanks to a real on-board computer.
  • You can control the progress of your family tree: your online data, persons in your tree, events and occupations as well as given names and sources. You can customize your workspace to identify what you need to do and set goals.

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Additional News

Smart Search

File data can be scanned using combined search criteria; you find exactly what you are looking for. The search editor assists with building effective search criteria. You’ll be amazed at how useful Smart Search can be.

Serial Modification

Now, you can make serial modifications, additions, deletions, events, and notes. An example: you wish to work on your English ancestors and to determine their descendants. Simply choose the corresponding criteria; a summary of the search will automatically be entered as a sentence.

Find / Replace

For example, it is easy to search all instances of “St” and replace them with “Saint”. This tool can be combined with smart search and covers different headings such as notes, causes/information, or even health, place subdivision.

Written Books

Inspired by Michel Demorest’s Filiatus ® technology, new Books are written to facilitate creation and creativity! New models are emerging such as the Patronymic Dictionary inspired by the famous genealogical dictionary of Quebec or the Clan model. Old Book models have been revised and improved.

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Discover what awaits you by watching the new video on the Heredis website!

Reasons to Choose Heredis:

  • Unlimited Space: You can enter as many persons, photos, copies of documents as you want!
  • Easy-To-Use Features: From data entry (one of the Heredis strong points) to amazing family tree charts, Heredis advances your family tree.
  • Search Wizard: Offers various online research tools targeting sites such as Heredis Online, Ancestry, MyHeritage, Family Search and more.
  • Photo Recognition: Capture faces and identify persons in a photo. If you do not recognize a person, a family member may be able to identify the person and add information about the photo.
  • Online Imports: Find documents online without leaving the Heredis software program. Capture the records you find and integrate them directly into your family tree.

Heredis Online

Also available with Heredis, is an extension of the base Heredis program allowing you to publish your family data online. Heredis Online helps you create a free website dedicated to your genealogy that is searchable by family and friends.

Universal Platforms

Heredis operates on a variety of platforms including Windows, Mac, iPad or Android devices. Your genealogy is compatible everywhere, at all times with everyone. A mobile version is available and is compatible with the 2017 version of Heredis for iOS and Android. The mobile version is free.

About Heredis

For nearly 23 years, the team at Heredis has been serving lovers of genealogy and the history of their ancestors. Visit Heredis at for more information.

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System Requirements


  • Windows Vista to Windows 10
  • 500 MB of hard drive space
  • Screen1024 × 700 minimum
  • 64 bits only


  • Mavericks (10.9) to Sierra (10.12)
  • 300 MB of hard drive space
  • Screen1024 × 700 minimum
  • Internet connection for searches, publications, integrated maps and dashboard.


  • For each Heredis license, you are allowed three installations on different computers.
  • Windows: unlimited version at $29.99 USD and an upgrade version at $19.99 USD.
  • Mac: unlimited version at $49.99 USD. Note: Due to requirements at the AppStore, the Mac version does not have an update rate, but a launch rate priced at $24.99 USD until February 28, 2017, at 50% discount.

Disclosure statement: I have material connections with various vendors and organizations. To review the material connections I have in the genealogy industry, please see Disclosure Statement.

Mobile Genealogy: Reap the Benefits of Family History E-Books

Genealogical Publishing Company announces its new eBook site for genealogy and family history books at

Mobile Genealogy: Reap the Benefits of Family History E-Books

[Editor’s Note: We received the following post about the benefits of buying eBooks for genealogy and family history from our friends at Genealogical Publishing Company – there are some really great tips! Check out the over 800 eBooks at – you won’t find these e-titles on Amazon or elsewhere!]

Consider the following scenarios:

  • You are working on your genealogy at a local courthouse or archives. You discover a potential ancestor in the sources, but need to check that finding against a reference in the public library 20 miles away. You can’t get there for at least a week because of your other obligations . . .
  • You just opened up your winter home in Arizona (as many as 25% of genealogists are snowbirds.) You have an excellent collection of New England genealogy books at your home in Minnesota, but they won’t do you much good in Arizona, where you are hoping to make progress on your Cabot line . . . .
  • You are babysitting for Grandson Billy, who takes a nice long nap every afternoon. You brought your laptop to work on your German genealogy, but you need the web addresses from Angus Baxter’s In Search of Your German Roots to find those sites . . . .

Each of these examples points to the frustration genealogists encounter when they don’t have access to their most trusted reference books. Fortunately, at Genealogical Publishing Company, we have rectified this problem by launching a new kind of eBook store made specifically for genealogists. The site enables researchers to keep many of their reference books with them at all times, without adding a single ounce to their suitcase, briefcase, or trunk.

Our new site,, offers eBook editions of nearly 800 of our best titles, with more titles being added throughout the year. Mobility is just one of the benefits of our genealogy eBooks. All of our eBooks are priced at least 30% below their print counterparts, and there are no shipping costs associated with eBook delivery. That means that you save from $5.50 to $7.50 on each eBook you purchase.

At you can:

  • Search for books by locality, subject, time period, and other categories.
  • Look inside the book to view pages from the publication and search within the text.
  • Buy the book easily with just one click, registering with Google, Facebook, or your e-mail.
  • Read the book instantly on our site or download it to the eReader of your choice.
  • Cut and paste content directly from the book to your genealogical project, without having to retype the information.

We encourage you to visit, review its features, and send us your feedback. An in case you were wondering about our print books, we will continue to produce good-old-fashioned books. In the not too distant future, however, you will have your choice of print or electronic every time you visit Genealogical Publishing Company.

Disclosure statement: I have material connections with various vendors and organizations. To review the material connections I have in the genealogy industry, please see Disclosure Statement.

RootsTech 2017 Innovator Showdown Semi-Finalists Announced

RootsTech has announced the list of 10 semi-finalists for this year's Innovator Showdown to be held in Salt Lake City, Utah February 10, 2017

Congratulations to the 10 genealogy start-ups selected as semi-finalists in the upcoming RootsTech 2017 Innovator Showdown to be held on Friday, February 10, 2017, in Salt Lake City, Utah! The list includes:

I have been selected as a judge for the final Innovator Showdown event on Friday, February 10, 2017 during RootsTech. I hope I’ll see you there!

Disclosure statement: I have been named as a judge for the final Innovator Showdown at RootsTech 2017. In addition, I have material connections with various vendors and organizations. To review the material connections I have in the genealogy industry, please see Disclosure Statement.

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