20 February 2003
For Immediate Release
Contact: Dave Berdan (425) 788-0932 or DaveBerdan@LegacyFamilyTree.com
SOFTWARE COMPANIES PARTNER TO INTEGRATE
WITH LEGACY FAMILY TREE
GHCS Software, maker of GedStar, and Millennia Corporation, maker of Legacy Family Tree, are pleased to announce GedStar-Plus for Legacy. GedStar-Plus is a genealogy viewer for PalmOS that lets you carry your genealogy data with you at all times--right in the palm of your hand. Whether you are in a library, on a research trip, or just at a family gathering, all of your most important facts are just a few taps away.
Legacy Family Tree is the widely acclaimed and comprehensive genealogy program for the Windows operating system. From world-class merging, search and replace, and spell checking to powerful research logs, reports and sources, Legacy overpowers the competition with an unbeatable feature list and powerful add-on products like GedStar-Plus.
GedStar-Plus works directly with Legacy: no GEDCOM file is needed. In addition, GedStar-Plus is fully compatible with any genealogy software that can export data in the standard GEDCOM file format. This includes all known free and commercial products that are currently on the market.
The number of people that you can have in your GedStar database is virtually unlimited, as the program works the same for a few hundred or many thousands of individuals. You can store your data in multiple independent databases, and can store databases on insertable memory cards.
GedStar gives you several different ways to view your data, notes, and sources. Both color and monochrome devices are supported. The program's screens include:
Main view (lists all people in the database)
Family view (shows information about a marriage)
Individual view (displays an individual's details)
Ancestor view (displays three generations in an ancestor "tree")
Descendant view (displays a descendant "outline")
In addition, GedStar-Plus offers the following versatility:
Several options for detailed searches
Multiple databases, with add-in memory card support
Source citation details for major events
Bookmarks for up to eight persons per database for quick access
Relationship calculator for any two people related by blood
Show a day's major events: what happened today in your family history?
A handheld device running PalmOS 3.1 or later. This includes the Palm III, V and VII series, M100 and M500 series, all Handspring and Sony devices, and others. Certified to work with the latest PalmOS 5 devices.
A PC running Windows 98, ME, NT, XP, or 2000.
Legacy 4.0 or a PC-based genealogy program that can export a GEDCOM version 5.5 file using ANSI or ANSEL encoding.
Existing GedStar 5 users, who are also Legacy users, may upgrade their GedStar registration to a GedStar-Plus registration at a special discount price. For more information on these programs or to order a copy, please visit the Millennia and GHCS Software Web sites: