Friday, September 09, 2005

ACROSS MY DESK: Passage Express Newsletter

NOTE: The following includes excerpts from The Jefferson Project, makers of Family History CD and now their brand new Passage Express. Please address all inquiries to:

PLEASE ALSO NOTE: This week's DearMYRTLE's Family History Hour internet radio show features an interview with Passage Express' Jon Shupe. See:

(Excerpts from)
WELCOME to the first of our PASSAGE EXPRESS newsletters!

The purpose of the newsletter is to keep you informed of the latest developments of Passage Express. We have many topics to cover in this first newsletter and feel that there is something that will be of interest for all. In these newsletters you’ll find a variety of information including tips, tutorials, mini articles, comments from other users or other useful items. We think you’ll find the newsletters fun to read. To keep the size of the newsletter down to a readable length, links are provided to articles on our website. We may adjust the format of the newsletter in the future as we receive your comments.

We always welcome feedback. Enjoy!

New developments for Passage Express:
- A new user-friendlier main menu for Passage Express, coming soon.
- New import function for Ancestral Quest now available, Personal Historian import available soon. Other imports available are Roots Magic, Legacy and PAF.
-- Free upgrade to Passage Express Standard Version still available at
-- New version of searchable Help coming soon in your automatic update
-- Special Tutorial: Taking advantage of the many new features of the Front Page Designer and ImageDesigner
-- Making a professional looking front page is much easier than you may think.

It’s been a pivotal couple of months for us at The Jefferson Project! We had the satisfaction of finally releasing Family History CD’s big brother, Passage Express. We took two years enhancing it and adding features that our customers have requested along with things which we would want to use ourselves. We were very excited to release it last month and so far indications are that you are pleased as well. We want to thank those who have reported problems that needed our attention. We have and will continue to respond to these types of things as quickly as possible.

-- Keep an eye on our updates page at for what is happening in the latest software updates.

-- Also check out our new Resources / Support link at

We have added a number of useful items that may help you get started and answer questions you may have. We have strived to keep the "simpleness" that made Family History CD so popular, while making it much more powerful with many new options. Although we feel that we have achieved that goal, we are always on the lookout for ways to make the software more user friendly. Because of feedback from customers like you, we are currently working on a new, more user-friendly, main menu for Passage Express that will be a part of your free updates.

There are many new features that you can find when you explore the software. These newsletters are here to help you get the most out of Passage Express, and help you tailor your projects exactly the way you want them. You’ll find tips on how to quickly and easily build and tweak your data. Each newsletter will have a poll, so that YOU can help shape the future of Passage Express. Today’s poll is a quick one liner at the end of this newsletter. We appreciate your input. The Jefferson Project is excited to contribute to the world of family history, and our goal, as always, is to help all of you share your hard work with your families and help light the fire within them as well.

Thank you.
Jon E. Shupe
President, The Jefferson Project

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