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familytreemaker domain transferring
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familytreemaker.com domain ownership is transferring from Ancestry.com to MacKiev.
You may experience outage until your DNS server is updated.
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RootsMagic 7.1.0.5 reads FTM 2014.1
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RootsMagic 7.1 added direct import of Ancestry.com New Family Tree Maker files. RootsMagic 7.1.0.5 adds direct import of Software MacKiev Family Tree Maker 2014.1 files.
http://rootsmagic.com/Updates/RootsMagic/
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Ewell at it again...
‪#‎genealogy‬ ‪#‎plagiarism‬
Surprise (not); mormon splogger, Deseret News associate, and Roots"Tech" speaker Barry Ewell is up to his old tricks.
His book "Google Guide for Genealogy", published on 2016 Feb 25 by One Leaf Press contains plagiarised content.

The positive reviews on Amazon.com (http://www.amazon.com/Google-Guide-Genealogy-Internet-Ge…/…/) were gained through a "Limited one-time offer" that Ewell posted on his splog on 2016 Jan 24:
http://genealogybybarry.com/free-google-guide-for-genealog…/
"Limited one-time offer: One Leaf Press is offering a free eBook version of the title “Google Guide for Genealogy” for all who register.
Offer deadline: Closed as of February 10, 2016
Registration form: Scroll to form on this page.
Special request: When you receive the eBook, you will be asked to write a short review of the book on Amazon."

Several genealogists have now left reviews warning potential buyers.

Did not hear about Barry Ewell before? This is an earlier (2014) report about his ongoing plagiarism (with many comments):
 
Genealogy by Barry?
#genealogy     #copyright   #splogging
Just received an email from Barry J. Ewell, announcing his new "Genealogy by Barry" blog. "Deseret News" associate Barry J. Ewell is best known for his MyGenShare.com site.

I had a quick look at the new blog. Text such as "is provided as a sampling the resources you will find on MyGenShare.com" suggests at least some of the content is duplicated from MyGenShare, and that suggested some googling was in order.

After randomly googling sentences from some of the many blog posts, which all seem to have been mass-posted between 2014 Mar 1 and 8, I highly doubt that the last two words of the blog's title are accurate.

Example splog and some of its multiple sources

Example splog post
http://genealogybybarry.com/genealogy-cleaning-vinyl-records/#more-10014

How to take care of vinyl is a curious subject for a genealogy blog, and as an audiophile, I know a few things about it. After googling some sentences, I quickly found the following matches:

First sentence:
http://www.linnrecords.com/linn-vinylcare.aspx

Instructions:
http://www.co-bw.com/Audio_Cleaning_LPs.htm

More Instructions:
http://www.discomusic.com/101-more/6193_0_7_0_C/
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You have to love the fact that he has copyright notices and permission to use "his" work front and center on his page! There is a word for that.
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Postman has 1300+ children
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This newspaper story is light on details, such as how these 1300 were tracked down for testing.
Nashville, Tennessee - An 87-year-old former postman has been proven to have fathered over 1,300 illegitimate children after a private investigator hired by a Tennessee family discovered the shocking truth. The investigation that has gathered thousands of DNA samples and testimonies over a 15
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+JL Beeken AND make it a headline!
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Status of 24.1 updater for FTM 2014 / FTMM 3 users: never
#genealogy #software #Mackiev #FTM #updates
This is the latest support article:
https://support.mackiev.com/380862-Free-updates-for-2014-and-Mac-3-users "When is the update coming for 2014 and Mac 3 users?
The free updater has not been released yet. We still have fixes to make on it based on what those who have purchased it as upgrades have told us. So please be as patient as you can. And know that we're working hard to make the new versions everything they should be for you. Everyone who has signed up for the Family Tree Maker mailing list will get an email the moment it's available."

Note: the title line of this text originally said "not yet". With that mistake, I am partly to blame for some of the confusion. It now says what it should have said all along: never. FTM 2014 / FTMM 3 users are not getting the 24.1 update.

I consider this less than professional. They promised updates "soon".
Everyone with older versions (e.g. FTM 2012) got to buy the new version at a discount. New users got the new version at a discount.
Only the users who bought the latest Ancestry.com versions, arguably the most loyal users,  are still waiting for their free update.
I'll gladly believe the next public build will be better, but FTM 2014 & FTMM 3 users should not have to wait for the next public build, they should be able to install build 429 ASAP, just like all other FTM users.
When is the update coming for 2014 and Mac 3 users? The free updater has not been released yet. We still have fixes to make on it based on what those who have purchased it as upgrades have told us.
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Given the lack of support, I wish FTM had stayed dead. 
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Heredis for Android
#free #Android #genealogy #app #Beta
Heredis for Android has been in Public Beta since December last year.
Today, although officially still in Beta, BSD Concept officially introduces Heredis for Android.
The initial Beta version released on 2015 Dec 23 is a genealogy viewer, the update released on 2016 Mar 10 is a genealogy editor.

Heredis (for Windows or OS X) has a "Prepare for – Heredis Android" menu item, it creates a compressed file with extension *.hmwz.
You transfer that file to your Android device, using DropBox, Google Drive or ad USB Card, to view it in Heredis for Android.
Heredis for Android has an Export option that produces a *.hmwsav file that can be imported on the desktop.
Heredis vous permet de créer votre arbre, de partager votre généalogie et d...
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Google Guide for Genealogy by Barry Ewell by Kimberly Powell
#genealogy #plagiarism
If you check the Amazon.com listing Google Guide for Genealogy by Barry Ewell today, you'll see that only the cover shown still list Barry Ewell as the author, but Amazon now lists Kimberly Powell as the author.
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Wow! Some well-meaning hacker must have done that.

Meanwhile, the reviews are now coming in. To add to the 11 pre-seeded 5-star reviews, there are now 16 1-star reviews, all mentioning plagiarism, and nothing with 2, 3 or 4 stars. 
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Family Tree Maker Support Centre is live
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MacKiev's FTM knowledgebase is now live. There appear to be no new topics; this is the old Ancestry.com knowledgebase, somewhat revised by MacKiev.
There is no topic with updates from Ancestry.com FTM 2014 (including FTMM 3) to Software MacKiev FTM 2014 yet.
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RootsMagic 7.1 import of FTM 2014.1*
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RootsMagic 7.1 adds direct import of New Family Tree Maker (it already supported import Family Tree Maker Classic).
However, this import ability is based on information provided by Ancestry.com, and Software MacKiev FTM 2014 has a new format.
RootsMagic 7.1 cannot import SMK FTM 2014 files, even fails to recognise them as FTM files.
I anticipated this in my  Software MacKiev FTM 2014 review, and suggested a solution: export from SMK FTM 2014 to the FTM 2012 format, and then import the FTM 2012. I added that Software MacKiev thinks you should use GEDCOM instead.
http://www.tamurajones.net/SoftwareMacKievFamilyTreeMaker2014.xhtml

RootsMagic liked my suggestion, and is now promoting it through their support forum:
http://forums.rootsmagic.com/index.php?%2Ftopic%2F16409-ftm-20141-import-issue%2F
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Software MacKiev FTM updater will not remove Ancestry.com FTM
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So, I've talked to Software MacKiev president Jack Minsky about the installers, and concerns about the removal of Ancestry.com FTM. There's good news and bad news.
The bad news is that getting the auto-update files to Ancestry.com FTM users may take another week. The good news is that they will make it so that their installer will not automatically uninstall Ancestry.com FTM. It will be an option instead.
They will provide the updater as a download from a knowledgebase article, as Ancestry.com does. They expect to have their knowledge base live sometime next week. That is likely to be the first place where you can get an update instead of a full version.
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