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will probably be the last issue of the Family Origins newsletter
(I hear a lot of you saying “I thought you stopped writing it a
long time ago <g>).
many of you know, we (FormalSoft) have been working on a new
genealogy program called RootsMagic which we
released in February 2002.
of you have been using Family Origins since we first licensed it
to Parsons Technology over 12 years ago.
You have gone through all the company changes with us
(Parsons, Intuit, Broderbund, The Learning
, Mattel, Genealogy.com). Others
are relative newcomers to the program.
Many users lost track of who was marketing the program,
while others thought the program had been discontinued.
of January 2003, Genealogy.com has discontinued our Family Origins
program, and it became necessary for us to just write a whole new genealogy
was written by the same programming “team” that has written
every version of Family Origins.
And while it is a new program, Family Origins users will
find it easy to move to RootsMagic.
No data will be lost, and there won’t be a huge learning
curve. RootsMagic has a list price of
$29.95 (which includes the PlaceFinder program).
are hundreds of thousands of Family Origins users out there, but
we only know who a small fraction of them are.
So if you have friends, relatives, or even enemies that you
have told about Family Origins, we hope you will let them know