Family Historian Version 5 Christmas offer


10 November 2011
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Genealogy software program Family Historian version 5 is due for release in February 2012, but thanks to a Christmas offer, anyon

Genealogy software program Family Historian version 5 is due for release in February 2012, but thanks to a Christmas offer, anyone who buys Family Historian 4 now from a participating stockist, or as a download, will get a free upgrade to version 5 when released.

Buy the full version of Family Historian 4 now* and you will be sent a free CD upgrade to version 5 when it is released. So you can give friends or relatives version 4 to unwrap on Christmas Day, with the upgrade to follow shortly. Or you can just keep it yourself of course...

Or download Family Historian version 4 now (full version) and get a free downloadable upgrade to version 5 when released.

* From participating stockists only, while stocks last.

For full details of the offer, including a list of participating stockists, see

What’s New in Version 5

•    New tool for creating family tree books and booklets

•    Much improved website generation and support for family tree CDs & DVDs

•    New Fan Chart diagrams

•    New 'flat' style All-Relatives diagram (much-requested)

•    Improved data entry - especially with regard to date-handling and date validation

•    New query for detecting possible errors with dates in existing records

•    Enhanced 'How Related' tool shows graphically exactly how people are related

•    Improved, more comprehensive backup-and-restore

•    Improved import and export, including direct import from other program formats

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•    All reports have enhanced performance and features, including optionally an index

•    Silhouettes can now be used in diagrams where required

•    Much improved support for background pictures in diagrams

•    Much faster diagram loading

•    New reports, including a new 'how-related' report

•    New tool for marking lines connecting individuals & branches in diagrams

•    New 'shapes' toolbar for diagrams, including 'smart shapes' such as arrows

•    Extensive new formatting options for diagrams

•    Enhancements to the query capability for searching & analyzing records

•    Support for plugins - a new way of extending the power of the program

•    Integrated access to a new Plugin Store, with numerous free plugins adding even more features - such as a new mapping tool - and more being added all the time

•    Numerous improvements to make the program even easier and more enjoyable to use

•    And much more...

In the coming weeks, more details about version 5 and the new features will be added to the Family Historian website at

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