Reunion 9

Licence: Commercial with demo
Version 10.0.5 | Release Date: 2010-01-01 | Download

Pictures Everywhere - You can include pictures in all buttons in the family view: a couple, their children and parents.

Places - new features include: mapping of places in Google or Bing, entry of geo codes for places (automatic or manual), internal place database that tracks all your place entries and encourages more consistency and accuracy, ability to merge places, room to record general notes about places.

Sidebars - A new sidebar appears along the right side of the family view. The sidebar is easily switched between lists of: people, sources, multimedia, relatives, ages, places, find results, bookmarks, treetops, clipboard, calendar, reminders, and contacts. The sidebar is useful for navigating, searching, linking via drag & drop, etc. Plus, it's available when you're entering or editing information, creating reports and charts, finding, marking, etc. The sidebar has conveniently replaced several separate windows in earlier versions of Reunion.

Tree View - The new "tree view" is bigger, better, more flexible than the old "overview" window. Choose a pedigree or hourglass chart style (to show ancestors and descendants). Include pictures, places, and relationships. This feature is similar to the tree view on our iPad software.

Family View Preferences - There is much greater ability to customizing the appearance and content of the family view. For example: any event or fact can appear inside child buttons or lists; more color/font options; parents can appear stacked or side-by-side to make the best use of your screen size; you can include last name and/or "married name" in child buttons; the text in buttons (children, couple, parents) can be justified left, center, or right.

Web Searching - Search genealogical web resources for more information about a person.

"On This Date" Report - A new report that lets you go back in time. Pick any date in a person's past and see the makeup of his family on that date: what family members were alive, how old everybody was, etc. Even include historical events in the report for context.

Obituary Report - A new report that creates an obituary for a person.

Relationship Chart shows, graphically, the relationship between two people (and they don't have to be blood relatives).

Web Project - A report for the web that includes a new web tree chart for chart-like navigation through the information you publish, linked family cards, person sheets, media pages, and sources.

Web Styles - Reunion 10 introduces all-new attractive web styles with a trio of elements that can be selected independently: color theme, format, and font.

Events Report - A new chronological report showing a list of events for people in your family file. Include all people or only marked people. Choose any event or group of events to be included. Open this report in the new List window for even more flexibility (adding more columns, sorting, etc.)

Multimedia Usage Report - Now an interactive report that shows a list of multimedia files linked to the family file. Selecting any item in the list provides a supplemental list of every record where the media item is linked. Missing items are identified; as are items used multiple times.

More relatives are included when identifying and listing relatives, including non-blood relatives. For example: spouse of daughter, spouse of uncle, step mother, step grandfather, step son, step granddaughter, father of spouse, sister of spouse, spouse of aunt of spouse, etc.

Navbar - The new "navbar" appears along the left side of Reunion's window. The navbar provides big, clearly labeled buttons for the most common things you want to see or do: family view, tree view, charts, reports, find, change, mark, and logs. No need to hunt through pull-down menus at the top of your screen.

The List window is a new, separate window with it's own navbar, containing lists of: People, Events, Relatives, Places, Results (of Find searches), Calendars, Couples, and Contacts. For most day-to-day use, the Sidebar will suffice; but the List window provides powerful, flexible lists with lots of columns, fields, and sorting options.

Improved Ages report - Ages is now a sidebar, visible anytime right alongside the family view and it includes pictures. There are several new ways to represent age: days, months, years, years and months, months and days, years months and days.

Easy Merge - When you're certain that two people are really the same person, just drag one person and drop him on the other person. Reunion will ask if you want to merge the two records.

Print and copy the family view. It's easy to print, email, or copy the family view (or "family card" as it was previously known).

Added support for privacy filtering in descendant charts, pedigree charts, relative charts, and descendant reports.

Added support for documenting civil unions and domestic partnerships.

Images can be dragged/dropped from a web browser into Reunion (into a person, family, or source record). For example, when you find a census or tombstone image on or, just drag and drop it on a person or source record in Reunion.

Side-By-Side Matching and Merging People - Evaluating matches is much easier in the new Merge People window. You can see, side-by-side, a synopsis of a person and a possible matching person. View and compare the parents, spouses, children, and dates of each person who might be a match.

Better tracking of multimedia files - After multimedia files (such as picture files) are linked to people, families, or source records, the multimedia files can be moved and renamed in the Finder and Reunion will automatically keep track of the files. Thus you won't be breaking links to pictures if you reorganize, move, or rename your picture files/folders in the Finder and you don't need to manually relink pictures or tell Reunion where they've gone.

The Person menu - Every person in the family view has a powerful Person menu button. (Look for the little triangle in the upper-right corner of each person's button.) This button provides many useful features with one click; for example: finding relatives, showing treetops, navigating to other spouses/children, changing child status and bold text of children, adding to bookmarks, searching the web, etc.

Export to iCal - Move birthdays, anniversaries, or other events into iCal.

History button - This new button, in the bottom bar, shows a list of the people/families you have visited. You can look back through the history in order to revisit a particular person/couple.

New feature to copy a customized family view from one family file to another.

New options for sorting children by birth dates in all families or families with a marked parent.

Auto-size columns - Control-click the title of a column in the List window, the list of children in the family view, or the Edit Family > Children panel.

Bookmarks can be displayed in the sidebar for easy navigation, are now unlimited, and behave similarly to bookmarks in your web browser. (i.e., you opt to put people into the bookmarks list).

New feature to copy multimedia files to a new folder. If your mother-in-law asks for all the pictures on her side of the family, it's easy to share just those pictures. Or, if you export a GEDCOM file, Reunion can copy all of the multimedia files into a folder to accompany the GEDCOM file.

Picture thumbnails are stored inside the family file, which provides much faster navigation between different people and families. It also means you can copy your family file on another Mac and the images for each person will appear in the family view, tree view, and sidebars, without needing to copy picture files to the other Mac.

Export Reunion Family File - lets you export people (all, marked, unmarked, or no people); sources (all, cited, or no sources); multimedia (all multimedia, preferred pictures only, or no multimedia). You can now import and export sources without people. Or vice versa. You can also copy all multimedia items linked to all, marked, or unmarked people into a new folder. This feature makes it much easier to share a subset of your family file and relevant images with another person.

Enhancements to the Import Reunion Family File feature include the ability to import all source records or cited source records from another family file while importing no people.

Multimedia Files Preferences - new option to designate places not to be searched for missing items and to prevent unnecessary searches of (potentially very large) iPhoto libraries if you do not keep your genealogy pictures in iPhoto.

Version 9.0b | Release Date: 2009-10-13 | Download

Snow Leopard (Mac OS 10.6) - fixed cosmetic glitch that appeared in some lists.
GEDCOM Import - fixed a problem introduced in Reunion 9.0a that prevented structured source fields from being imported properly.
Charts - fixed display and printing issues with graphic images on charts.

Version 9.0a | Release Date: 2009-08-31 | Download

For Snow Leopard compatibility

Version 9.0.7 | Release Date: 2008-03-25 | Download

New Features in Reunion 9.07

- Added support for Google Analytics in web output.
- Added the option to exclude event memo fields from GEDCOM export (Export GEDCOM / Optional Fields).
- Added two new options for reporting marriage in narrative reports (and you may exclude the name of the source person).
- New and improved tooltips. For example, the number of children appears when the mouse hovers over a person's button, quickbar buttons, overview buttons, etc. and when selecting people in menus, such as the Spouse popup menu, Sibling popup menu, etc.

Changes and fixes in Reunion 9.07

- Appearance Preferences - added an option to enable/disable the use of colored text for children and siblings in popup menus.
- Charts - fixed a problem in the Orientation window where changing numbers of generations didn't work properly with "Top to bottom, Butterfly, Waterfall."
- Charts - fixed a problem that generated an erroneous warning when changing orientation in 2-generation descendant charts.
- Charts - fixed a problem where menu commands Align/Size/Frame would sometimes be disabled when multiple boxes were selected.
- Descendant report with Register outline numbering - fixed a problem where Index cross references for spouses were incorrect.
- dotMac/iDisk publishing - the destination has changed to: rather than
- Edit Person window - fixed a problem when removing a citation from an event/fact if the event/fact contained multiple citations.
- Edit Person window / Notes - fixed a problem where slashes in the citation detail field could cause an icon to appear in the Notes field.
- Family card - more than 64 children appear properly.
- Family group sheets - fixed problems with multi-line marriage memos when the destination was printer or print preview.
- Family History report - fixed a problem where events with a place but no date were not reported.
- Fan charts - fixed a problem when moving fan charts between platforms.
- Find Anything - fixed a problem with calculation of "Spouse's Age Difference" when the wife was older than the husband.
- GEDCOM Export - fixed a problem where text in marriage memos denoted as sensitive was not omitted from exported GEDCOM files.
- GEDCOM Export - tweaked the names of GIF and TIF files in the exported GEDCOM file.
- GEDCOM Import - added drag/drop support for Unicode GEDCOM files on Intel Macs.
- GEDCOM Import - fixed a problem when a couple had more than one marriage event.
- Leopard - fixed a cosmetic problem with Sibling and Spouse popup menus creating empty person buttons on the family card.
- Leopard - fixed a problem with the use of certain letter key shortcuts when child/parent lists are displayed on the family card.
- List Window, sorting - improved consistency between fields in the list and fields in the Manual Sort popup menus. Also, allowed sorting on more fields in the Attributes submenu.
- Mailing list report - fixed a cosmetic problem with sticking cursor after the report was created.
- Match/Merge - fixed a problem when comparing birth/death dates within xx years.
- Multimedia - Photoshop files with no extension (in the File Open window) are enabled.
- Multimedia window - first picture dragged and dropped into the thumbnail view will become the preferred picture.
- Multimedia window - fixed a Leopard crash when clicking on comments.
- Opening files - files in the Trash won't be auto-opened, nor can they be opened using the Recent submenu.
- Pictures - when adding a picture, a new message prompts the user to add the preferred picture to the current view. Also, increased the default size of the preferred picture.
- Soundex - fixed a problem with "Mc" names.
- Source List - fixed a problem with the use of Command-M to mark people linked to a selected source.
- Tags in charts and web pages - fixed a problem where English names were used in the dateFormat tag, regardless of the System Preferences/International settings.
- View Preferences - fixed a problem when deleting all views in order to restore the default views.

Version 9.5 | Release Date: 2007-12-08 | Download
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