New Genealogy Tech Products Roll Out at NGS Conference

New Genealogy Tech Products Roll Out at NGS Conference

Two new products being introduced at the National Genealogical Society's annual Family History conference, getting underway today in Charleston, SC, include: GenDetective software, a release from RumbleSoft Inc., analyzes your genealogical data and makes research recommendations based on missing or incomplete data. You can generate reports based on a location...

Two new products being introduced at the National Genealogical Society’s annual Family History conference, getting underway today in Charleston, SC, include:

  • GenDetective software, a release from RumbleSoft Inc., analyzes your genealogical data and makes research recommendations based on missing or incomplete data. You can generate reports based on a location, time period, family line or individual, and print or view them on an iPad, iPhone, PDA, Droid smart phone or tablet (Xoom), Kindle, eBook reader, net book (mini), or laptop.

A feature I think looks especially useful: If you’re visiting somewhere for business, vacation or genealogy, you can create a research itinerary for that locale.

  • Many genealogists have family information in their genealogy software and online, and don’t want to update their trees in both places. If that’s you, AncestorSync could be what you need.

This utility, from Orem, Utah-based Real-Time Collaboration, lets you synchronize your family tree, source documents, citations and notes across all your computers and your online tree (the developers have partnerships with online tree sites FamilySearch, Geni and ourFamilyology). You can download, upload, or synchronize your tree “without anyone or anything getting lost in the process,” according to the announcement.

AncestorSync supports program formats including Ancestral Quest, Legacy Family Tree, Personal Ancestral File and RootsMagic, and will soon support The Master Genealogist and MacFamilyTree. It’ll be available in June for a $15 annual fee, and is PC- and Mac-compatible

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  1. I use Ancestry.com but Roots Magic on my computer. I hope a partnership can be developed between Ancestry and AncesterSync …. looks like something I could really use!