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Getting the Most from Family Historian Software


Christmas 2020 saw the soft release of the long awaited update (version 7) to the Family Historian software package from Calico Pie. The list of new features and changes is quite extensive.

In this tutorial John Hanson covers a number of issues. It is suitable for existing users and for those who are looking for a change from their existing software.

The list of new features includes some interesting ones, including: Integrated Word Processing, new source templates, source transcription tools and source driven data entry, new additional language options, improvements (and additions to) Diagrams, Reports, Facts, Flags, Maps and lots more.

John aims to highlight the major changes and to explore whether, as an existing user, you need to make changes.

Important: This tutorial is only about the Family Historian software package from Calico Pie. It will not cover any other package.


About the speaker:  John Hanson worked for many years for one of the country’s major banks, ending up as a Systems Specialist in mainframe databases. He took early retirement in 2001 with the intention of concentrating on his own family history but has failed! John has written extensively on family history subjects and has been a lecturer and teacher in family history for over twenty years.

He served on the executive committee of the Guild of One-Names studies for several years and also as a trustee and served on many committees at the Society of Genealogists. He is currently the research director of the Halsted Trust and is a Fellow of SoG.

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