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Wednesday, May 27, 2009

My Blood moves to Beta 1

The European genealogy database program, MyBlood, has moved from the alpha stage to Beta 1 testing. Although there is a charge for the Beta program, the license key is supposed to be good for all of the release versions of the program. MyBlood is developed for PC and Mac. It uses 99% of the same code for PC and Mac, and runs on Mac OS X 10.5 for Intel and PowerPCs as well as Windows XP and Vista.

Interestingly, the program comes with the tools to be translated into any language. It comes with Dutch, French, English, German and Spanish.

The program also has extensive documentation and video tutorials. It does not appear to support LDS ordinance data. I have found that some of the European based programs do not provide LDS support. Even if you are not sympathetic to the LDS Church, it is a fact of life that a major component of the genealogical interest worldwide, stems from the beliefs of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and omitting even optional support for LDS ordinances severely limits the market for the program.

3 comments:

  1. Hello James,

    MyBlood does support all GEDCOM 5.5.1 Tags including the LDS events Endowment, Sealing...

    Best regards,
    Geert

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  2. MyBlood does support all GEDCOM tags, including the LDS ordinance items like Child Sealing, Endowment...

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  3. I made a search of all of the documentation and did not find a reference to LDS ordinances. Perhaps, the fact that the tags are supported needs to be more visible? or obvious?

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