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# Thursday, September 29, 2011
Personal Historian 2 Software Released
Posted by Diane

Genealogy software company RootsMagic has released Personal Historian 2, a new version of its software for writing life stories of your relatives and yourself.

The software creates an interactive timeline to keep individual stories organized, give context to life events and let you write stories in any order you want. Then it compiles the stories into a book with table of contents, chapters, pictures, indexes and more. You can print the book at home, edit it in a word processing program, have it professionally published, and share it.

Features include:

  • step-by-step wizards
  • filtering and searching of stories
  • a library of LifeCapsules—timelines, historical events, fads and memory triggers covering a variety of subjects
  • importing of word processor documents, photographs and other data
  • importing of events, dates and notes from your genealogy software
  • more powerful publishing and output options

Many of these core features are in a free edition of the software called Personal Historian Essentials, which is fully compatible with the paid version. 

Through Oct. 31, Personal Historian 2 is available for an introductory price of $19.95. Thereafter, the price will be $29.95. Learn more on the Personal Historian website

Look for a review or Personal Historian 2 in an upcoming Family Tree Magazine.


Genealogy Software | saving and sharing family history
Thursday, September 29, 2011 10:57:10 AM (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-04:00)  #  Comments [1]
Thursday, September 29, 2011 7:57:53 PM (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-04:00)
Sorry to post off-topic, but I just got my Dec. 2011 issue of FTM today, and I see Allison Stacy is getting married. Congratulations to her.

BUT - she is changing her name, which I know is traditional and most do it. I guess I am in the minority, keeping my maiden name when marrying almost 30 years ago. Why don't women keep their maiden names as much nowadays? And especially for someone involved in genealogy, where we are always bemoaning how to find those elusive maiden names for our female ancestors.

Just food for thought, as I entirely respect anyone's choice on this matter; but when I saw Allison's column it did make me think about why it is not more common for women to keep their surnames today.
Not so traditional
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