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Personal Historian Essentials

As I mentioned last time, I have one more new Personal Historian “feature” to share with you.  While not technically a feature, it is an exciting change.  With the release of version 2 we will be replacing the usual demo version of Personal Historian with a new free Essentials version. Personal Historian Essentials will share […]

Publishing Your Stories with Personal Historian 2

One of the most powerful enhancements in version 2 is the Personal Historian Publisher.  The Publisher lets you create complete books, including cover and title pages, table of contents, copyright page, chapters with your stories, indexes and more. Create Multiple Personal Histories The Publisher lets you create multiple books from a single file.  When it […]

New Tools in Personal Historian 2

Personal Historian has always had tools to help you write and organize: spell checker, thesaurus, readability check, outline creator, filters, and more.  Here are a few of the new or improved tools coming in version 2. The first 3 tools I’m going to mention can be found on the screen where you write stories.  You […]

Using LifeCapsules in Personal Historian 2

Our lives are shaped by more than just the things we do.  Historical events and cultural happenings (music, tv, movies, radio) all impact our lives and the things we do.  We’ve talked about adding stories to create a personal history, but Personal Historian allows you to add context to a person’s life with LifeCapsules. A […]

Importing Genealogy Data into Personal Historian 2

So where do you start when trying to come up with stories for a personal history?  If you have been entering data into a genealogy program you can use that information to get you started. Personal Historian will import the events from any group of people you select, including any pictures or sources (remember, bold […]

Writing Stories in Personal Historian 2

As I mentioned last time, putting together a personal history is as simple as writing some stories.  You don’t have to write your stories in any particular order… Personal Historian will arrange them for you as you create them.  So if you remember something that happened in the 4th grade, just click “Add Story” and […]

Getting Started with Personal Historian 2

Time to start those sneak previews of Personal Historian 2 that we promised last week.  Rather than just list what’s new in PH2, I’m going to talk about Personal Historian features but I’ll bold the items that are new to version 2. As I mentioned last time, Personal Historian lets you write stories about your […]

Personal Historian 2 Sneak Preview

It’s no big secret that we are finally about to release Personal Historian 2.  We know it has been a long time coming.  Those of you who have been with us for a long time (back to the old Family Origins days) know that in the past we were able to get major upgrades of […]

Free RootsMagic Webinars for August

We took the month of July off with our Webinars, and we know you missed them (you told us).  But we’re back and ready to go.  Here are 3 new classes scheduled for August.  Each class will be limited to the first 1000 people to sign up, but if you miss out or can’t make it, don’t worry […]

RootsMagic 4 Update Released (

Note: This post has been updated to include updates in version This minor update mainly fixes issues with RootsMagic freezing when trying to access New FamilySearch.  We would like to thank everyone for their patience the last couple of months as we worked to figure out what has changed with New FamilySearch to cause […]