Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Why I'm taking a serious look at Heredis 2014

Ol' Myrt here received a personal email from Audrey at about the release of a brand new version of Heredis genealogy software for Windows. While not well known to some US genealogists, I'm aware Heredis has tens of thousands of users elsewhere in the world.

What initially intrigues Ol' Myrt here are methods for targeting the "low lying fruit" data on websites such as Heredis Online, Ancestry, MyHeritage and FamilySearch to name a few. It seems to me that any 21st century genealogy software should be able to do contextual searches for an ancestor on websites with indexed image collections. So I shall take the plunge and see just how this software works.

Ol' Myrt did check out the Heridis 2014 (Mac, Windows) orientation video:

Ol' Myrt likes the "witness" option, and the visual queue (color code bars) to the right of each ancestor in the database. I also like that "step" and "under the same roof" relationships are easily shown on the screen along with blood lines.

YES, there is a Heredis trial version. Find out more at

Cousin +Russ Worthington I think another set of Hangouts on Air is in the offing.  :)

Happy family tree climbing!
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1 comment:

  1. Hear, hear. I just switched my genealogy program of choice from Legacy 7.5 to Heredis 2014, after being severely unimpressed with Legacy version 8 (my intended upgrade since it was announced).
    I'm getting the hang of the program now, and I might revitalize my sadly neglected blog with an entry giving people a rundown of my experiences with Heredis.