Current Version: 9.0.10

Version History

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MacFamilyTree 9 Version History

24 Oct 2019
9.0.10
  • Issues using Source Citations in Books fixed
  • Privacy settings are now evaluated correctly for the Kinship Report
  • Error displaying long notes in the Edit section corrected
  • Sorting in the Map Report improved
  • Books: When selecting families or persons, the lists are now sorted correctly
  • Search using FamilySearch improved
  • Preparations for a future FamilySearch update
  • Issue editing family event types corrected
  • Fan Chart: Kinships are now correctly displayed for descendants
  • Localization improvements
23 Sep 2019
9.0.9
  • Description of events added to the Family Report
  • Issues in the Family Report settings fixed
  • Improvements displaying step or adopted relationships in the Kinship Report
  • Web Export: Issues displaying Statistic Charts resolved
  • Performance when copying family trees using AirDrop improved
  • Stability improvements when using CloudTree
  • Performance of the Virtual Globe vastly improved when displaying a large number of places
  • Person Report: Improvements displaying facts
  • Localization improvements
02 Sep 2019
9.0.8
  • Descendancy Report now optionally displays the place of marriage
  • Fixed layouting issues in the fan chart
  • Narrative Report evaluates divorce events correctly now
  • The Distribution Chart and Statistic Chart are now correctly evaluating the specified date range
  • In charts as well as in reports, the calculated age will now correctly be displayed in the specified language
  • Events list in the Person Report improved
  • Localisation improvements
23 Aug 2019
9.0.7
  • Sorting in the Map Report now works as expected
  • Stability of the Interactive Tree improved when multiple windows are used
  • Sharing the Family Report via AirDrop now works as expected
  • Issues in the settings of the Narrative Report fixed
  • The Slideshow now works as expected
  • Search improvements
  • Notes that are referenced multiple times are now correctly imported from GEDCOM files
  • Text of source citations will now import correctly from GEDCOM files
  • Issues using the Web Research function fixed
  • Sorting of Events in Charts improved
21 Aug 2019
9.0.6
  • Stability improvements when syncing with CloudTree
  • Sorting in the Sources Report now works as expected
  • Exporting and removing partial trees now works with family trees of any size
  • The hourglass chart and the genfgram chart can now be customised to just show one ancestor or descendant generation
  • Charts in reports will now appear correctly when exporting as a PDF file
  • Sorting of events in the person and family report fixed
  • The person report now displays the authority and cause of events
19 Aug 2019
9.0.5
  • Books: Option added to hide subsections from the table of contents
  • Books: Option added to hide chapter numbers
  • Web search: OpenArch.nl added
  • Display of dates in reports improved
  • Event descriptions can now be reliably hidden in the Fan Chart
  • Bugs fixed for a future macOS release
  • Issues exporting web sites resolved
  • Events list can now display the cause, authority or address of events
13 Aug 2019
9.0.4
  • Zooming by pinch gesture is now supported in the Edit Media section
  • Cause and description of events can now be displayed when diagram with the Card style is selected
  • Editing the tree chart improved
  • Several stability improvements
11 Aug 2019
9.0.3
  • Charts can now display the cause of events in addition to the description, date and type
  • Family Report configuration enhanced: Optionally hide reference numbers, improved configuration layout
  • Enhancements for Dark Mode
  • The Hourglass chart in the Person Report now displays the correct count of generations
  • The orientation of the Relationship Chart fixed
  • Markers for living persons in the Genogram are now displayed reliably
07 Aug 2019
9.0.2
  • Family trees from previous versions that have been uploaded on CloudTree can not be deleted reliably
  • Limit the count of generations to be displayed in the Virtual Tree
  • Layout of the Fan Chart improved
  • The Ahnentafel Report can now display up to 100 generations
  • Option to hide the description of events in charts
05 Aug 2019
9.0.1
  • Order of place name components in reports fixed
  • User interface customization is now retained after relaunching MacFamilyTree
  • Localization improvements
30 Jul 2019
9.0
  • New User Interface
  • Layout vastly improved, modern design
  • Improved space usage, especially when using the edit section
  • Improved display of children as a list when editing families
  • Configurable color scheme
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  • Completely new Charts
  • Greatly enhanced performance
  • Multicore processors found in modern Macs are fully utilized
  • Rendering charts is completely handled by the graphics hardware/GPU
  • Nearly unlimited options configuring charts
  • Many included themes and templates
  • Text-only themes
  • Themes optimised for monochrome printing
  • Much improved and more efficient PDF export
  • Bitmap export as a PNG or JPEG file, optionally as individual pages
  • Several options to colorize generations added
  • Improved display of step and adoptive relationships
  • Age of the person at time of an event can be included optionally
  • Improved search for specific persons in a chart
  • New coloring options: By age and by birth year
  • Customize the name format to be used in a chart
  • Choose between different date formats (like long or short formats) to be displayed
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  • New Chart Edit Mode (Mac)
  • Improved user interface layout
  • Edit events or facts to be shown for specific persons
  • Improved options for text added to the chart
  • Improved arrows and lines: More options and line/arrow labels
  • Enhanced options to distribute the chart to multiple pages
  • Undo/redo
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  • New Tree Chart
  • Much improved layout
  • Greatly enhanced performance
  • Persons are grouped for easier navigation
  • Many new options to configure the Tree Chart
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  • New Fan Chart
  • Optionally include person images
  • Many new themes and templates
  • New configuration options added
  • Optionally displays all events and facts for persons
  • Greatly enhanced text display
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  • New Descendancy Chart
  • Improved layout
  • Can display up to 100 generations
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  • Improved Statistics Chart
  • Much improved configuration options
  • Fully customise the appearance of the diagram grid
  • Optionally display numbers at each data point
  • Much improved performance
  • New statistic type: Month of divorce
  • New statistic type: First names
  • New statistic type: Titles
  • New statistic type: Age at christening
  • New statistic type: Age at retirement
  • New statistic type: Place of marriage, country of marriage
  • New statistic type: Place of burial, country of burial
  • New statistic type: Year of christening, year of burial
  • New statistic type: Genders
  • Option to exclude events and facts marked as private
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  • New Distribution Chart
  • Visualize the distribution of names, birth place, birth country and genders over time
  • Also displays all person facts, like eye color, over time
  • Additionally shows the distribution of illnesses and occupations over time
  • Improved configuration options
  • Much improved graphics
  • Enhanced performance
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  • New Double Ancestor Chart
  • New layout options added
  • Much improved layout and space usage
  • Optionally include brothers and sisters of ancestors
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  • Improved Ancestor Chart
  • New compact view
  • Improved display of branches (when two distinct branches are colliding, they are separated by a greater distance)
  • Start person and partners are displayed in separate groups optionally
  • Now supports up to 100 generations
  • Optionally include brothers and sisters of the ancestors
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  • Improved Hourglass Chart
  • Much improved layout
  • Many new configuration options added
  • Optionally display brothers and sisters of ancestors
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  • Improved Timeline
  • Better space usage and layout
  • Optionally display the persons age at the time of event
  • New coloring option: By age
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  • Improved Genogram
  • Configurable Layout
  • Much improved display of events
  • Improved connection lines
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  • Improved Saved Charts Section
  • Better user interface
  • Improved Thumbnails
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  • Completely new Reports and Lists
  • Many themes and styles included ranging from plain text to coloful and complex designs
  • Each report and report theme is completely configurable to the last detail
  • Export all lists as CSV files compatible to Numbers and Excel
  • All reports can be exported as plain text or RTF files
  • On larger screens, several report pages can be shown side-by-side for better space usage
  • Choose between different date formats (like long or short formats) to be displayed
  • Source citations are now completely configurable. All information from a source can also be included in the source citation.
  • Choose between three on-screen display modes: Normal page, endless page without page breaks or scalable full-screen view
  • Click on persons, events, places, sources or media in a report to directly access the entry in the edit section
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  • New Report Edit Mode
  • Undo/redo supported
  • Customize each word, color or font of a report
  • Remove unwanted sections in a report
  • Add annotations, pictures, PDFs and Text as well as additional rows in tables
  • Copy & paste text from or to the new reports editor
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  • New Person List
  • Freely specify what should be displayed in each column
  • Many options to customize sorting and grouping
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  • Improved Person Report
  • Overview section at the beginning of the person report
  • Much improved ancestors and descendants section
  • Specify how large images of persons are displayed
  • Optionally display reference numbers like GEDCOM IDs or AFN numbers
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  • Improved Family Report
  • Much improved layout of events and facts
  • Optionally display reference numbers like GEDCOM IDs or AFN numbers
  • Optionally, the family report shows an overview of the selected family at the start of the report
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  • Improved Descendancy Report
  • Much improved layout, especially when displaying parents
  • Optionally display marriage dates or further information about parents
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  • Improved Map Report
  • Configure which person events should be used to display the map report
  • Optionally consolidate events at the same place
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  • Improved Marriage List / Family List
  • New grouping options: By last name of husband, last name of wife or marriage place
  • Freely specify what should be displayed in each column
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  • Improved Events List
  • Optionally deactivate the grouping of events by year
  • Option to only evaluate events of living persons
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  • Improved Places List
  • Option to only evaluate events of living persons
  • Improved grouping options
  • Enhanced display of events at a place
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  • Improved Anniversary Report
  • Optionally displays the anniversary year of an event
  • Much improved configuration options
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  • Improved Person Analysis
  • Improved user interface for selecting the analysis mode
  • Enhanced display of persons in the report
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  • Improved Sources List
  • Specify how large images of the source should be displayed
  • New grouping option: By source archive
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  • Improved To Do Report
  • Optionally display an overview at the beginning of the report showing the count of unresolved and resolved to dos in the family tree
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  • Enhanced Family Tree Books
  • Exactly specify which fonts should be used in your book
  • Also, all colors can be freely configured for the whole book
  • Choose what should be shown on the title page of your book
  • Specify an image for the title page or a family crest
  • Options to configure the page margins for odd and even pages
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  • Improved Welcome Window
  • Completely rewritten
  • Much improved layout
  • Sorting options added
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  • Add DNA test results to each person in your family tree – every major genealogy test vendor is supported
  • Support for Y-DNA, mtDNA and autosomal DNA tests
  • Additionally add media (PDFs, images), notes and to dos for each test
  • Option to add raw DNA data for each test
  • Multiple tests of different vendors can be added to a single person if required
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  • CloudTree
  • The restriction which limits sharing of databases to 5.000 persons has been lifted. It is now possible to share family trees of any size (version 9 is required)
  • Much faster invitation of participants to family trees: Inviting new members now takes a few seconds instead of a few minutes
  • More efficient sync: Especially for small changes, syncing only takes a fraction of a second
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  • Database
  • Much improved configuration options for parent-child relations: Specify how the child is related to the mother and father separately
  • Title can now be entered as an additional name
  • Specify which images should be displayed in the icon of the family tree. Optionally, the family crest can be used as the family tree icon
  • Optionally hide specific person and family images to be displayed in charts or in the interactive tree
  • Alternate place names can be entered for each place or transferred from the coordinate lookup feature
  • If no known birth dates for children are present, the birth order can be manually specified
  • Display of a persons has been improved to be shown as components (years, months, days) instead of a fractional number
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  • Author Information and Family Crests
  • For every family tree, enter information and notes about the author
  • Additionally, store family crests directly in the family tree database
  • Optionally display family crests and author information in charts and reports
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  • GEDCOM
  • Improved compatibility to PEDI tags used in Families
  • Submitter information in GEDCOM files is now supported
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  • New Help/Manual system
  • In every section, a small question mark is shown. By using it, you are directly taken to the relevant page in the manual
  • Integrated reader: Read the manual directly from within the app