Pocket Genealogist wins best software award 2005

Pocket Genealogist wins Smartphone & Pocket PC Magazine’s Fifth Annual Windows Mobile Best Software Award 2005

El Dorado Springs, MO – November 8, 2005 – Pocket Genealogist was awarded the prestigious itle of Best Genealogy Software for the second year in a row by Smartphone & Pocket PC Magazine (formerly Pocket PC Magazine).

Pocket Genealogist, a product of Northern Hills Software LLC, is the leader in genealogy software for Pocket PCs and other Windows-Powered mobile devices. With Pocket Genealogist, you can keep your key genealogy facts at your fingertips and leave the bulky laptop at home. Most data types are supported, including events, facts, notes, sources, repositories, addresses, to-do lists, and LDS Ordinances.

"We're very pleased with the recognition from Smartphone & Pocket PC Magazine's board of experts," said Kevin Phillips, Northern Hills Software's President. “It validates the hard work we’ve put into creating and updating Pocket Genealogist so it serves the needs of both hobbyists and serious genealogists.”

Smartphone & Pocket PC Magazine publisher Hal Goldstein said that “the annual Smartphone & Pocket PC Magazine Best Software Awards helps users select software that best suits their Windows Mobile Pocket PC and Smartphone needs by honoring companies that produce outstanding software. The awards process is a huge six-month undertaking involving the experts in the Windows Mobile community and over 3000 Pocket PC and Smartphone products.”

Smartphone & Pocket PC magazine’s New Products Editor, Diane Dumas, and the Board of Expert judges spent two months selecting 768 award nominees. The Board of Experts who helped select the nominations and then voted for winners are from all over the world. They run prominent Web Sites, serve as Microsoft MVPs, and write for Smartphone & Pocket PC magazine and other organizations. These are all volunteers and none are permanent employees of Smartphone & Pocket PC magazine.

About Northern Hills Software

Northern Hills Software LLC, a Missouri company, released the first version of Pocket Genealogist in 2000. Since then Pocket Genealogist has become the world leader in handheld genealogy software with registered users in 50 countries. Offering the most extensive data support available in a handheld genealogy program, Pocket Genealogist is extensively tested for compatibility with popular desktop genealogy programs and superior data import.

About Smartphone & Pocket PC magazine

Bi-monthly Smartphone & Pocket PC magazine is a print and multi-digital publication dedicated to users of Windows Mobile PDA’s and Smartphone devices. Each issue includes hardware and software reviews, user profiles, practical tips, plus an “Enterprise Solutions” supplement. Its companion Web site, www.PocketPCmag.com, is updated each day with news, hot downloads, Web sites, reviews, and tips; and also contains archives, a directory of the best Windows Mobile Web sites, and an Encyclopedia of 3600 third-party software and accessories products at http://www.PocketPCmag.com/encyclopedia.asp.

Attention Legacy Users

Learn more about Pocket Genealogist by clicking here.

Pocket Genealogist Update Now Available - 2.96.1

An update for Pocket Genealogist is available which affects Legacy users:

  • Change to Surname and Given name processing (All imports) to allow duplicates if the ‘case’ is mixed. (For example, SMITH and Smith are 2 different surnames)
  • Fix to Legacy V5 2-way synchronizing. (Introduced with 2.96 - would cause a “Changes also found in Legacy” warning which would stop the 2-way sync)

Download the FREE update from http://www.northernhillssoftware.com/PublicBeta/download.htm