How did anyone find out stuff before the Ancestry Insider? The anonymous blogger posted yesterday that The Generations Network
(TGN) is suing Millennia Software
and Utah design firm BTH2 over similarities between the packaging of TGN’s Family Tree Maker 2008
and Millennia’s Legacy Family Tree 7.0
. BTH2 designed both packages.
See a side-by-side comparison and more details from the complaint filed with the US District Court in Utah on the Ancestry Insider blog
. (And don't miss the Genealogue's version
I’ve gotta say, in an industry where everything is called family tree something-or-other, it’s hard to differentiate yourself.
At last month’s National Genealogical Society
conference, I can’t tell you how many people came to Family Tree Magazine
’s booth (that's us) asking questions about “our” Family Tree Maker software. We also sent some folks over to Family Tree DNA
That’s life when product names that say “genealogy” are rare (family tree, family history, ancestry, roots, progeny, gene—all taken). We just hope if you don’t remember which “family tree” we are, you’ll recall that really cool genealogy magazine or Web site you saw once, and recognize it when you find it.