GedSite News #058


In this issue:

GedSite Version 4.07 Released

This release features enhancements, changes, and bug fixes. Please see the Change Log for details.

Virtual Witnesses Feature

This version of GedSite includes the Virtual Witnesses feature. The Virtual Witnesses feature adds virtual tags without changing events in your genealogy database. This makes it possible to include significant events from the lives of close family members in the person entry of the subject. For example, you can make parents virtual witnesses to the birth and death events of their children.

Read the Virtual Witnesses help page to learn how to add virtual witnesses to your site.

The screenshot below shows several witnessed events when using the Cards Panel. The virtual events use italic text.

Virtual Witness Tags with Cards Panel

As you can see above, virtual witness content integrates nicely with the Tag Set Cards Panel. However, if you are currently using a Cards Panel, you will have to edit or replace the card item definitions to customize the virtual events. My recommendation is that you add a new Tag Set Cards Panel to your Person Entry and use it to replace your existing Tag Set Cards Panel. If you have customized your Tag Set Cards Panel, repeat those customizations in the new item. It will be tedious to add virtual witnesses manually, but if you made several modifications to the default card items, adding the virtual witness items may be easier or less work.

Block Panel Tag Set

The new Block Panel Tag Set provides another interesting way to render events in the person entry.

The screenshot below shows Blocks Panel output with tags grouped by decade. The Tag Set includes census events and the primary birth and death events for the subject.

screenshot of Blocks Panel output showing a block per decade

GEDCOM Editors

The new GEDCOM Editors section provides the ability to modify GEDCOM records as GedSite reads the input file. You may specify one or more find-and-replace edits by adding Line Editor items to the GEDCOM Editors list.

How to Download

Existing customers may download the current version from the Downloads page.

To use the current version, you need a license for GedSite 4.

How to Buy

For purchasing information, see the Purchases page.

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