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Reunion is a genealogy software program for the Macintosh. It received the highest rating for genealogy software in MacWorld, MacAddict, and Mac Home Journal magazines.
Reunion helps you to document, store, and display information about your
family - your ancestors, descendants, cousins, etc. It records names,
dates, places, facts, plenty of notes, sources of information, pictures,
sounds, and videos. It shows family relationships in an elegant, graphic
form - people and families are linked in an easy-to-understand fashion.
Reunion makes it easy to publish your family tree information - even
if you want to share it on the Web. You can automatically create common
genealogy reports, charts, and forms, as well as birthday calendars, mailing
lists, questionnaires, indexes, and other lists. Reunion even calculates
relationships, ages, life expectancies, and statistics.
Reunion also creates large, high-resolution, graphic charts allowing
complete on-screen editing of boxes, lines, fonts, and colors. Wall charts
are one of its specialties.
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Top 20 Reasons to Buy Reunion
1. Easy to enter your family information - Reunion lets you store every scrap of information: names, dates, places, facts, attributes, plenty of room for notes, free-form text, memos, custom fields, contact information, marital status, and even research logs.
2. Easy to climb the tree - Use the "tree view" and click to navigate up or down the tree. Always know where you are in the family file.
3. Add pictures and movies - Digitize your memories (such as old photos, birth certificates, wills, maps, movies, sound recordings, etc.) and link them to people, families, and source records. You can link multiple multimedia items to a single record, or one multimedia item to multiple records. Reunion lets you display, magnify, and reduce images on screen. It's easy to include pictures in your charts, reports, and Web output. Include a complete description and comments for each item if you like. Create slideshows with custom transitions, music, timing, image size, caption content, etc. Perfect for family reunions!
4. Take it with you! - iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. Take your family with you in a very portable format - on your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad. Make changes, corrections, and updates while you're on the go, and then bring the changes back to your family file on the Mac. (Reunion for iPhone/iPod Touch and Reunion for iPad are sold separately, on the App Store: iPhone/iPod Touch, iPad.)
5. Share stuff on the web - Reunion automatically builds reports that you can upload to your web site. That's right: all the necessary files, images, and graphics are generated and linked for you inside one convenient folder for you to upload. Choose from many elegant designs featuring CSS.
6. Easy to find people - Quickly find people by name or perform advanced multiple-criteria searches. For example, you could search for "all males born before 1800 in Boston" or "all couples married in Sacramento with adopted children."
7. Search the web for records - Pick any person and Reunion will help you to search genealogical resources on the web.
8. Create large, graphic tree charts including descendant charts and pedigree charts (up to 99 generations), fan charts, and timeline charts. Provides complete on-screen editing of box color, font, font size, shadow, border, connecting lines, and captions. Move boxes or branches on-screen, by clicking-and-dragging. Automatically change chart orientation; including top-to-bottom, left-to-right, and waterfall models. Zoom out to give you the big picture of the entire chart.
9. See places on a map - Reunion integrates with Google Maps to get geo codes for your place entries and draw maps with pin points, for example: showing the birth, residences, and death places of a person.
10. Handy dates - You can enter dates as they might be spoken, like a death date as "40 years 3 months 2 days after birth." Reunion shows the weekday for the birth, death, or marriage date, the age at marriage, the current age or life span of a person, and the length of marriage. Also, you can choose from 16 different formats for the display of dates.
11. Identify relationships - Reunion tells you, at a glance, how people are related to you (or anyone in your family file). Creates custom lists of relatives. For example, a list of all your removed cousins or a list of all descendants. Tells you the relationship between any two people in your records and creates a chart showing the line between the two people; also tells you the common ancestor.
12. Wide variety of customized reports and lists - Some are automatically opened in your word processor and fully formatted with page numbers, page breaks, headers, superscript reference note citations, columns, etc. Some are "book-style": like the narrative ahnentafel report (the ancestors of a person), Register report (the descendants of a couple), and the family history report - perfect for book publishing.
13. Graphic forms - Print attractive family group sheets, person sheets, questionnaires, and blank forms. These are great for gathering data from relatives. Reunion lets you automatically print forms for any group of people in your file, for example a questionnaire for all your first cousins.
14. Birthday and Anniversary reminders - Have Reunion remind you of upcoming special events in your family. Create easy-to-customize lists of events.
15. Import/export - Full GEDCOM import/export lets you transfer data into Reunion without re-typing. You can exchange data with users of other genealogy software (Windows or Macintosh). If you've been collecting information in FileMaker or some other database program, Reunion also features a "text file import, to help you bring the data into Reunion.
16. Flexibility - Reunion lets you create charts and reports for "subsets" of your family file. For example, you can make a tree chart for "direct lines only" or share just the relatives of your mother.
17. Cascading Pedigree Charts - These are a series of graphic pedigree charts, 4- or 5-generations per page, that are cross referenced with continuation numbers.
18. Autocomplete instantly recalls the last 10,000 surnames you've entered, helping you avoid typing the same surname over and over.
19. Source documentation - Document the sources of your information using "shared" source records. For example, if you wish to cite a source, you only need to record details about the source one time. Information about the source (the library, the book, the microfilm, the date, the quality of the data, even scans or pictures of original documents) can be entered into a single source record, and you can cite this source on any record, in any data entry field, as many times as you want. You have the option to include sources in reports.
20. Easy to get help - We can help you by phone and e-mail. Reunion also includes an easy to use, comprehensive e-manual. No matter where you are in Reunion, a Help button appears that will take you instantly to the right spot in the manual.
What's New in Reunion 11?
- New Islands Sidebar lets you locate "islands" in your family file. Islands are groups of people linked to each other, but not linked to people in other islands. The islands feature identifies these branches or fragments of your family tree and makes it easy to see and edit them.
- Syncing with mobile devices has been completely revamped in Reunion 11. No more need to manually sync changes.
- Visual clue for family notes, pictures and events appears in the marriage fields in the family view.
- Relationships are now identified "on-the-fly." As you add, delete, link, or unlink people in your family file, their relationship to the current source person appears instantly. No need to re-calculate relationships for the same source person.
- Thumbnails window for browsing images linked to people, families, and sources. Makes it easy to see all pictures in one place.
- Book creator automatically generate a PDF book, complete with page-number indexes of people and places. Includes source documentation, a multimedia browser, surnames, table of contents, multiple column content with text wrapping around images, custom headers and footers, cover pages, graphics, and more.
- Sidebar option to show just the sources linked to the current source couple. It's updated instantly as you navigate to different people and couples in your family file.
- Drag and drop sources from one family file to another.
- Merging of sources by drag-and-drop.
- Merging of sources by number.
- Take pictures with your built-in camera.
- Collapsible navbar (on the left). If you prefer, you can see icons only and make the Reunion window smaller, to facilitate using Reunion with other apps on smaller screens.
- Multi-level undo and redo in the Edit Person and Edit Family panels.
- Feasibility list appears instantly in the List window and includes all date feasibility warnings in your family file, making it much easier to identify and correct mistakes.
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- Improved date feasibility warning includes a new Ignore button, which makes it easy to ignore date feasibility warnings for a particular person.
- Logs appear in a separate window, making it easier to update and edit your research logs, while simultaneously viewing information about a person or family.
- Drag and drop web page addresses from your web browser to fields/people in Reunion to create a source record for the web page address.
- Multimedia Metadata embedded in pictures (such as "date taken," "location," etc.) can be imported into the comments field for pictures.
- New Results menu makes it easy to see...
- the results of recent searches.
- a list of marked or unmarked people.
- a list of people with a specified flag enabled.
- recent search results for source usage.
- a list of people in marked sets.
- New privacy filtering option to include just the year of birth, death and marriage for people who are considered private in reports.
- Cascading pedigree charts can include preferred pictures inside chart boxes.
- The Events List now includes event memos.
- The Multimedia Usage report will show duplicate files.
- New Mark Direct Line will mark everybody "between" two related people, i.e., the direct line between two related persons.
- The List window indicates multiple spouses in the list so it's easier, for example, to find the right couple if a person is married more than once.
- A thumbnail picture appears in the Edit Person panel to visually remind you whose information is being entered/edited. The thumbnail can be clicked to show the Media window.
- Search results can be updated, without revisiting the Find panel.
- When recalling a marked set, you'll have the option to unmark everybody in the family file before marking the people in the set.
- Several new shortcuts, including: Option-click items in the list of sidebars (in the navbar) to open the List window, rather than the sidebar. And Control/right-click any field name in a source record to add or delete source fields. These and other shortcuts are listed in the Shortcuts chapter.
- Smart lists improvements:
- Smart lists in the family view are scrollable.
- Individual items (events and/or facts) in the smart list are clickable (to open the corresponding field in Edit Person)
- Places and sources can be dragged to individual items (events and/or facts) in a smart list.
- The number of source citations appears above the list of citations for names, events, and facts.
- Sensitive child statuses are now indicated in the Person menu, in the Edit Family/Children panel, in tool tips, etc.
- When citing a source by number, the most recently cited source appears by default.
- Thumbnails for PDF files in the family view and in the Media window will appear as a reduced version of the image (rather than a generic Adobe icon).
- Lists is a new item in the navbar. This opens the List window. It's also a pop-up menu, to go directly to any desired list.
- Added a button under the Places sidebar/list to show the people whose records include a selected place in the Results sidebar/list. This new feature makes it easier to work with a group of people who share a common place entry.
- In the Mark panel, added the ability to simultaneously mark ancestors and the descendants of each ancestor up to a specified number of generations.
- When children are shown in a list (in the family view), the columns will be more compact because events (date and place) will appear with the date above the place. And, you can also add a field beneath the child's name.
- When making a direct-line chart or report, you can also include the siblings of direct lines. This applies to descendant charts, descendant reports, register reports, and family history reports.
- Added a warning/confirmation when attempting to delete a note field. If the note field is empty, there is no warning.
- When editing report or chart layouts, a new Apply to Spouse Fields button appears. This makes it easier when you want each person and spouse to have matching field selections in reports/charts.
- The "last name first" (family view preference) carries over to charts, reports, and most other places where names appear.
- The Chart Information window shows much more detail, including: the number of boxes in each generation, the name of the chart layout, the date created, and the chart's orientation.
- Length of marriage (in years) is included in the marriage field in the family view.
- Boxes in tree charts can be trimmed without redrawing the entire chart.
- Hovering the mouse over any source in the Sources sidebar will show a tool-tip containing a preview of the source record.
- If the list of sources is filtered (for example, if it is showing only census records, or if some other search has been applied to the list) then the up/down arrow buttons in the Source window will navigate only to source records that currently appear in the list of sources. This feature makes it easier to step through sources of the same type, or just a subset of sources that meet some other criteria.
- Children appearing in a list in the family view now include the Mark/Unmark button.
- Graphic charts use Apple's Preview app for exporting to different file formats, thus providing higher resolution and additional flexibility.
- Selecting groups of related people in graphic charts is much easier. Just Control-click a box and choose to select everybody in the same generation, all ancestors of the clicked person, all descendants of the clicked person, etc.
- General sources have their own dedicated list in the Edit Person/Name panel.
- Dates can be displayed with leading zeros, such as 03 Jan 1956 or 1956-01-03.
- Tree view improvements:
- In the pedigree tree view, right-pointing triangles will appear in the earliest generations when additional ancestors exist.
- In the pedigree tree view, command-clicking the Home button will start the tree with the wife of the current home family.
- Navigating in the pedigree tree view from a female ancestor to another ancestor and then clicking theBack button will return you to the female ancestor instead of her spouse.
- An expanded menu appears when control/right-clicking boxes in the tree view. Select spouses, children, siblings, or parents. Also find relatives, mark, mark everyone in the tree, show a person in the family view, or open the Edit Person panel for the clicked person.
- New shortcuts for zooming the tree view (Command +/-).
- When exporting a GEDCOM file, you can include the parents of marked people.
- Source records having a Free-Form Text field with the Exclude from Endnotes button checked will now be fully exported (i.e., the Free-Form Text field is included) when exporting a GEDCOM file, importing Reunion 11 family files, and when sharing a source report.
- When saving a backup copy of a family file, the current date is included in the default file name, making it easier to organize and/or retrieve backup copies if you ever need to.
- When saving a backup copy of a family file, a new option lets you include or exclude thumbnail images. By excluding thumbnail images, you can dramatically shrink the size of the backup file.
- Step relationships only appear for subsequent, not prior, marriages of direct ancestors.
- Option-click the History button to clear the history list.
- The pop-up Children menu (Control-click anywhere inside the children box, but not directly on a child button) shows direct-line children in bold text.
- New Find features and improvements:
- ability to search for marriage length.
- ability to search for marriage day, month, and/or year.
- ability to search for marital status day, month, and/or year.
- ability to search all event dates, all event places, or all event memo fields (you no longer have to pick a specific event field).
- ability to search all note fields (you no longer have to pick a specific note field).
- ability to search for same sex marriages.
- ability to search for people who appear with bold text; ability to show this in the List window.
- ability to search for people who appear with a child status; ability to show this in the List window.
- all of the search items in the Marriage submenu will search all families for each person, not just the family of the preferred spouse.
- split "Contact Info." into "Person Contact Info" and "Family Contact Info."
- added a "Any Contact Field" search condition.
- changed the "Any Field" item to "Any Person Field" and "Any Family Field."
- added new search conditions: "Field Starts With" and "Field Does Not Start With."
- renamed the "Starts With..." conditions to "Word Starts With" and "Word Does Not Start With."
- searching for a specific day, month, or year in any event field is much easier. These items now appear in the Find condition pop-up menu.