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Family Tree Companion Software Updated


Columbia, Maryland -- 17 December 2006 -- Wholly Genes Software is proud to announce the release of Family Tree SuperTools v2.0. This long-awaited update to this popular program provides many add-on features for users of the most common family history programs.


Family Tree SuperTools offers superior wall charting functions, advanced project management tools, timelines, multimedia slideshows, web searching, and a variety of other features for users of Family Tree Maker™, Personal Ancestral File™, Legacy™, Generations™, and other programs.


Family Tree SuperTools uses GenBridge™ technology to read data directly from those programs, avoiding the many problems commonly associated with GEDCOM transfers. After making data changes in his/her family tree program, the researcher merely clicks on Refresh to bring the Family Tree SuperTools database up-to-date.


Researchers upgrading from Version 1 will find updated import modules for the latest version of those family tree programs, plus a new interface and an updated version of the charting utility, Visual Chartform. New charting features include hourglass charts, “fancy frames”, more control over formatting fan charts, and support for charts in other languages. Other new features include a redesigned Focus Group window, GenSmarts integration (requires a separate purchase of GenSmarts), and an option to click to generate a map or find information about a selected place. A new “Query-By-Example” window provides a shortcut for the most common types of searches while also teaching the user how to capitalize on the extremely powerful filtering functions in Family Tree SuperTools.


An integrated chart printing service also allows users to click to upload their chart to be printed on a professional large-format color printer. This inexpensive service then ships the chart to the researcher in a protective tube, ready for framing.


A new "UK Edition" is also now available and includes timelines from the United Kingdom, support for UK-style drop charts, and an interface which honors British spellings.


“Family Tree SuperTools is the little brother of our premier project manager, The Master Genealogist,” said Bob Velke, President of Wholly Genes Software. The Master Genealogist (TMG) is widely regarded as the most powerful family tree program on the market and is favored by many professional researchers. Family Tree SuperTools puts many of those same features in the hands of researchers who prefer to continue to use another program for data entry.


Family Tree SuperTools v2.0 is $17.95 and is available as a download. The v2.0 upgrade is $5.00 or is free for those who have purchased the program within the last 90 days. Add $2.00 plus shipping for a CD-ROM to be shipped in the mail.


For more information about Family Tree SuperTools, please visit www.WhollyGenes.com/supertools.htm


About the company: Wholly Genes Software was founded in 1991 to provide professional-caliber software tools to family historians. Its flagship product, The Master Genealogist, is among the highest rated family history project managers and is in use in more than 40 countries around the world.


Family Tree SuperTools, The Master Genealogist, GenBridge, and Visual Chartform are trademarks of Wholly Genes, Inc. All other product names are trademarks of their respective companies.



Lynn Baker, Marketing Manager

Wholly Genes Software

Voice: (410)715-2260 x150

Fax: (410)730-9734



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