Pocket Genealogist v4 now available - access Legacy on Windows Mobile devices

Pg Got a Windows Mobile based device? With the new Pocket Genealogist 4.0 you can easily transfer your Legacy Family Tree files, including pictures, from your PC to your PocketPC 2003 or Windows Mobile 5/6 device.

And while you are at the cemetery or the library, you can add or edit information and when you get home, Pocket Genealogist will sync with and update your Legacy files on your PC - no GEDCOM needed.

Pocket PC Magazine Winner

Pocket Genealogist, developed by Northern Hills Software, has been the Pocket PC Magazine winner for genealogy software for 5 years in a row now. With the brand new release of version 4 it continues to lead the industry in mobile genealogy software.

Features

Some of Pocket Genealogist's features include:

  • 3-generation view
  • Ancestor and Descendant Tree views
  • Databases and program can be stored in memory or on a storage card
  • Relationship calculator
  • GPS support
  • Multimedia support (images/photos/pdf)
  • and much more...

What's new in version 4

Version 4 offers great new features, including enhanced overall performance for newer Windows Mobile devices. Some of the new features include:

  • support for capacitive touch devices (devices that use your finger instead of a stylus)
  • support for PDF files
  • 3-generation view that displays image thumbnails
  • a "Changes Report" that displays changes made on the device or use in transferring the information to Legacy for those not comfortable with the more automated methods
  • many features previously only available with "Advanced" are now included in the "Basic" version, including the relationship calculator, GPS support, 255 generations with tree views, storage card formatting, device resetting, database backup and restore, and multimedia support.

Kevin Phillips, Northern Hills Software President wrote, "Updates to Version 4 will be free to all Version 4 registered users. If you have a request for a specific feature, please let us know."

How to purchase

Pocket Genealogist 4.0 is available in the Legacy Family Tree online store for $35. For more information, including lots of screenshots, click here.

How to upgrade

Special upgrade pricing is available for customers who have previously purchased Pocket Genealogist. Click here for more information or to purchase.


Pocket Genealogist - free update (3.42) now available

Pocket Genealogist is the award winning leader (Pocket PC Magazine Winner for 5 years in a row for genealogy software) in genealogy software for Windows Mobile based devices, and synchronizes with your Legacy 7 family file. Its latest update adds support for Legacy's latest update, 7.4.

As with all version 3 releases, this is a free update for all those who have already purchased Pocket Genealogist Version 3.

If you already have Pocket Genealogist, click here to download the latest update.

For more information on Pocket Genealogist, click here.


Bring your Legacy family file with you on a USB drive, cell phone, or PalmOS device

Usb If you have a USB drive, Windows CE-powered cell phone, or a palm device, you can take your Legacy family file on the road.

So whether you're doing research in a library, a cemetery, or the subway, you can bring your genealogy with you. Here's how....

USB drive

Using Legacy's free add-on, GENViewer Lite, you can view your entire Legacy family file on any Windows computer that has a USB port. You'll first need to download/install GENViewer Lite, then copy your family file's GEDCOM to the USB drive. Follow these easy steps....

  1. Download and install GENViewer Lite. Click here to start the download.
  2. After you have installed GENViewer Lite, insert your USB drive into your computer and copy the gvlite.exe file from the c:\Program Files\MudCreek\GVLite directory to your USB drive.
  3. Create a GEDCOM (File > Export to > GEDCOM) of your family file and then copy the file to your USB drive.

You can now insert your USB drive into any Windows computer's USB port and view your family file (by running the gvlite.exe file). GENViewer Lite lets you view the Individual and Family Views. The full GENViewer program (free for 15 days) lets you also see the following tabs: Pedigree, Descendants, List, Highlighted, Islands, Sources, Internet. If you already purchased GENViewer, just copy the GenviewerLegacy.exe file to your USB drive.

USB drive using MojoPac

Lots of Legacy users have had success running Legacy from a USB drive after installing MojoPac. I haven't personally experimented with it but it sounds quite promising. This has been discussed in our Legacy User Group mailing list. To learn more, you can search its archives by clicking here. Learn more about MojoPac by clicking here.

PGA-2T Windows Mobile based devices

I carry my cell phone with me nearly everywhere. Everywhere my cell phone goes, my Legacy family file goes too! I've installed the Legacy add-on, Pocket Genealogist, which directly imports and synchronizes my Legacy family file. In fact, Pocket Genealogist is the award winning leader in Genealogy software (PC Magazine winner 5 years in a row) for Windows Mobile based devices. This includes the PocketPC, PocketPC Phone Edition, Smartphones, Handheld PC/Pro and Handheld PC 2000.

Pocket Genealogist on your mobile device is more than just a viewing program. You can actually add the names/dates/places you find directly into the program. When you come home, it will synchronize with your Legacy family file on your computer, adding all the new information right where it's supposed to go.

For more information, or to purchase Pocket Genealogist, click here.

PalmOS handheld PDA or smartphones

Gedstarpro GedStar Pro is the premier product for viewing your Legacy family file on your PalmOS handheld PDA or smartphone. It is optimized for the latest devices with color screens, fast processors, and increased storage space.

GedStar Pro will directly import data from your Legacy family file. In this way it can take advantage of most of your genealogy program's features to store and display virtually all of your important data. All events — primary and alternate, standard and custom — can be converted, along with their source citations, sureties, notes, and repositories. It will even include your research task to-do list.

The new GedStar Pro V3.0 has powerful a name-search feature with Soundex support, several new lists of resources, a data export function, and even an "On-This-Day" feature that shows events that occurred on a particular day of the year.

For more information, or to purchase GedStar Pro, click here.


Pocket Genealogist - free update (3.30) now available

Pocket Genealogist is the award winning leader in genealogy software for Windows Mobile based devices, and synchronizes with your Legacy 7 family file. Its latest update adds support for multimedia transfers to the device.

As will all Version 3 releases, this ia a free update for all those who have already purchased Version 3.

If you already have Pocket Genealogist, click here to download the latest update.

For more information on Pocket Genealogist, click here.


Pocket Genealogist - free update (3.10) now available

Pga2t Pocket Genealogist is the preferred software for genealogy on handheld Pocket PC devices. It allows you to carry your Legacy data with you wherever you go. To learn more, click here.

Now supports Smartphones. In a nutshell, this version includes usability changes, new screen sizes for Windows Mobile 6, and support for Smartphones (Windows Mobile devices without a touchscreen - called Windows Mobile Standard with Version 6.)

“We're especially excited about the Smartphone support since those devices make up a significant portion of the current handheld device market,” said Laura Phillips, vice president and business manager for Northern Hills Software.  “We’ve supported the Windows Mobile Phone Edition since it first came out, but the old Smartphones with no touchscreen just weren’t suitable for a sophisticated application like Pocket Genealogist.  However, with the tremendous improvements we’ve seen recently in Smartphone screens and navigation, we’re finally comfortable adding support for those devices.”

This release also includes better support for the use of Pocket PCs without a stylus, better Windows Mobile 6 support, and many other improvements.  It is a free upgrade for users who previously purchased Pocket Genealogist 3.x.

How to Purchase
For more information, or to purchase, click here.


Free update for Pocket Genealogist (3.03) now available

Pocket Genealogist is the preferred software for genealogy on handheld Pocket PC devices. It allows you to carry your Legacy data with you wherever you go. To learn more, visit https://legacyfamilytree.com/PocketGenealogist.asp

Free update available

Version 3.03 of Pocket Genealogist, a free update for version 3 users, is now available on the Northern Hills Software website.

Changes:

  • Desktop: Support for Windows Vista.  (Older versions of Pocket Genealogist also work except they will refer to "ActiveSync", now called "Windows Mobile Device Center" under Vista)
  • Desktop: The new "minimum" screen resolution requirement for Pocket Genealogist is 800 x 600.  Also made changes to some of the screens to be more consistent.  (About, Register, Unregistered, etc.)  The bigger screen sizes helped un-clutter some screens.
  • Desktop: Removed the "# of Individuals Warning" option for imports.
  • Device: "Misc" color tab changed from "Edit" and "Non-Edit" to "Data" and "Changed Data".   When you change information on the device, the changed data will reflect the color selected for this option.  (Also works with the "Changes Report" which is still under development.  Use the "Public Beta" if you wish to try the "Changes Report")
  • Device: Added the synchronization of Pocket Genealogist device configuration values to the desktop which will allow restoration if the device incurs a hard rest.  (Such as colors)
  • Device: When "Linking a new spouse", added the ability to "Cancel".
  • Device: Added COM port 0 as valid GPS port.
  • Device: Added a "Test" button to the GPS Tab.
  • Device: Fix to properly display the Custom name fields (Nickname, AKA, Married Name, etc.).
  • Device: Fixed list coloring on Sources tab
  • Legacy: Fix to 2-way syncing and the "Preferred Spouse" setting for an individual when adding new parents to an individual.   You may wish to do a "Check/Repair" in Legacy to make sure that the preferred setting is set correctly, but first do a sync to make sure the device changes have been updated back into Legacy.  After the Check/Repair, do another sync to send any changes to the device.  (You may wish to re-import your data to the device if there are other changes/fixes are found during the "Check/Repair")
  • Legacy: Removed "labels/statuses" as a selection option for direct imports, they will now always be included.
  • Dutch, French, Norwegian and Portuguese translation updates.

Download the free update at https://www.pocketgenealogist.com/download.htm

As usual, you do not need to uninstall an older Version 3 release before installing 3.02.

More information

For more information on Pocket Genealogist, or to order, please visit https://legacyfamilytree.com/PocketGenealogist.asp


Pocket Genealogist 3.02 now available (free update)

Version 3.02 of Pocket Genealogist, a free update for Version 3 users, is now available on the Northern Hills Software website.

Changes:

  • Added GPS support for all Windows Mobile Versions.  ("Advanced" version of Pocket Genealogist)  Use the "GPS" tab found from "Edit", "Configuration" on the device to configure use of a GPS device.
  • The main desktop Pocket Genealogist database list and the "Create" file list can now be sorted by any column.  (Click on list column header to sort)
  • Additional Language translations and International support for device uninstall.    (Windows Mobile 5 will always uninstall the current version when you install a new version)
  • Fixed the "Tag" options for Legacy imports.  ("Individual" and "Family" were reversed if you were selecting tagged individuals or families during import)
  • The install now displays a License Agreement.   (nothing spectacular, just
    a typical software license agreement)

Download the free update at https://www.pocketgenealogist.com/download.htm

As usual, you do not need to uninstall an older Version 3 release before installing 3.02.

There is also an updated User Guide which discusses the GPS changes.

https://www.pocketgenealogist.com/documents.htm

More information

For more information on Pocket Genealogist, or to order, please visit https://legacyfamilytree.com/PocketGenealogist.asp


Announcing Pocket Genealogist Version 3

Pocket Genealogist Version 3 Available July 1, 2006

El Dorado Springs, MO – June 25, 2006 – Northern Hills Software is pleased to announce the release of Pocket Genealogist Version 3. 

Pocket Genealogist, the award winning product of Northern Hills Software LLC, is the leader in genealogy software for Windows Mobile devices such as the Pocket PC. With Pocket Genealogist, you can keep your key genealogy facts at your fingertips and leave the bulky laptop and notebooks at home.  Pocket Genealogist provides the most comprehensive data support available on a mobile device including events, facts, notes, sources, repositories, addresses, to-do lists, and LDS Ordinances.

Version 3 offers great new features, including enhanced overall performance for Windows Mobile 5 devices.   GPS support is now available to ‘Advanced’ Pocket Genealogist users with Windows Mobile 5 devices.  Other enhancements include a relationship calculator, expanded viewing options, the ability to change the font size on the device, a simplified “Add Person” screen, an improved User Guide, and a long list of other enhancements designed to improve the Pocket Genealogist experience.

The recommended retail price of Pocket Genealogist will remain the same - $35 Advanced, $20 Basic.  All registered Pocket Genealogist Version 2 users qualify for special upgrade pricing.  Customers who purchased Pocket Genealogist within the last 90 days of the release date (April 1-June 30) will receive a free Version 3 Upgrade.  As with Version 2, there will be subsequent free updates for Version 3 users, adding new features and keeping Pocket Genealogist current with changes in the many desktop genealogist programs available to our customers.

“Version 3 has been in development for over a year and contains a lot of nice new features, said Kevin Phillips, Northern Hills Software president.  “However, there are still many more exciting features to come with Version 3. Pocket Genealogist is under constant development and our philosophy has been to get the new features into the hands of the users as soon as possible and to provide continuous updates as the new features are added.   Our thanks goes out to the many users of Pocket Genealogist who have provided such wonderful suggestions, we have such a long list of good ideas that we’ll never run out of things to work on!”

Purchase information

Visit https://legacyfamilytree.com/PocketGenealogist.asp for more information, or to purchase.


Pocket Genealogist 2.97 and latest Legacy update

from Kevin Phillips of Northern Hills Software:

Pocket Genealogist Users,

The latest version of Legacy [6.0.0.99] and the latest version of Pocket Genealogist
(2.97) both have changes that will require that you delete your old Pocket Genealogist database(s) and create new ones.

Therefore, before you install either, make sure you do a synchronization between Pocket Genealogist and Legacy so that any changes made on your Windows Mobile device are updated into Legacy.  (Otherwise if you install either the 2.97 version of Pocket Genealogist or the latest Legacy version, you'll have to revert to GEDCOM to get your changes back into Legacy)

Then, delete your Pocket Genealogist databases and install the Legacy update and install Pocket Genealogist 2.97.

https://www.pocketgenealogist.com/download.htm

Let me know if you have any questions or problems.

Kevin Phillips
mailto:Support@NorthernHillsSoftware.com

Learn More About Pocket Genealogist

Pocket Genealogist is genealogy software for the PocketPC, Palm-Size PC, Handheld PC and Handheld Pro (Windows CE devices V2.0 or better). Pocket Genealogist Advanced Version 2.9 imports data directly from Legacy Family Tree -- no GEDCOM file necessary! New with Advanced Version 2.9x, complete 2-way synchronization between Legacy Family Tree and Pocket Genealogist!

Visit https://legacyfamilytree.com/PocketGenealogist.asp for more information.