Click on any version to find out more
information about changes in that version. Downloads are
provided for some device types for some of the versions, if you find you
need a download that is not included, please let us know and we'll add it.
Added "History" buttons to 3-gen Icon Bar since menu no
longer has those buttons. (Applicable to all but Pocket PC 2003
which still has the old style menu)
Added ability to select 'default' sort/display on Individual
view if Individual view is the default view at program start. (See
"View" tab under "Configuration")
Support for Windows CE 5 and 6 devices. (Netbook style for
example) You may find that images won't display (thumbnails or
otherwise) and that the 'external viewer' must be used to view.
(Tap on 'JPEG' Icon to invoke external viewer)
Menu changes so that CE 5 and 6 "Core" devices (Netbook
style) have the "Toggle 3-gen Icon Bar" option and "Manual Sync"
On repository list, double tapping item in list will invoke
All thumbnails in program now allow tapping image to display
Added thumbnail display for source/citation tabs.
On GEDCOM import, cause of death can now be contained across
multiple lines in the GEDCOM file. (up to 255 characters)
Ancestry.com and Family Tree Maker 2011 GEDCOM profiles added.
The changes report now shows the type of individual or family
note. (mostly used with Legacy Family Tree imports)
NOTE: Version 4 will not read (or even
"see") Version 3 databases. Version 4 will also not uninstall
Version 3, both versions can be installed at the same time.
Support for Capacitive Touch devices. (Devices that use
your finger instead of a stylus)
Multimedia importation enhanced to support PDF files.
(Selectable via the "Customize" screen during importation)
Added new 3-generation view which displays preferred image
thumbnails. Most other multimedia screens now also have thumbnail
Added new "Changes Report" which displays changes made on the
device for use in transferring the information to your desktop
program for those not comfortable with the more automated methods.
(Such as GEDCOM merging)
Moved some features previously only available with "Advanced"
into the "Basic" version. This includes the relationship calculator,
GPS support, 255 generations with tree views, storage card
formatting, device resetting, database backup and restore and
"Check for Update" now has the ability to download and install
newer versions. Also added a new "Re-install" on the "Tools" display
to allow re-installation to device.
Enhanced support for Direct RootsMagic 4 imports, Family
Historian V4 imports and FTM 2010 GEDCOM imports.
Dropped support for older devices and optimized program code to
eliminate functionality no longer needed with newer devices.
(Now only supports PocketPC 2003, Windows Mobile 5 and 6)
The Desktop side of Pocket Genealogist is no longer dependant
on Microsoft Jet (Access) for the creation of Pocket Genealogist
databases. (Jet is still used for "Direct" Legacy and Genbox imports
Initial support for devices with a resolution
of 320x480 pixels.
Fix to screen display when soft keyboard is
raised/lowered on Windows Mobile 6.5.3 devices.
Fix to "married name" processing on device
(applicable to Legacy imports)
which was causing an "Error -1" message to be displayed in certain
circumstances. (The "Error -1" was not causing any
actual problem other than the annoyance of the pop up message)
Pocket Genealogist is now fully UNICODE compliant. (It can still
import ANSI, ANSEL, UTF-8 or UNICODE, but internally everything is now
UNICODE) Unicode provides much better support for International
Support for Legacy Version 188.8.131.52. This version of Legacy has
database changes so you will need to re-import your Pocket Genealogist
Support for Family Historian V4.
On GEDCOM export, ANSI, UTF-8 or UNICODE can now be selected as the
Changes to PAF/FTM Add-on (especially for FTM 2008 and 2009) to take
extra measures to ensure that all individuals are imported.
Windows 98 and ME no longer supported.
Support for devices with screen resolution of 400x240.
Update to most language translations.
The Backup feature for 2-way Legacy syncing will now default to the
location of the Legacy database if no backup path is found in the Legacy
Support for "Between" dates for FTM 2008/2009 Add-on Imports.
Fixed Direct Ancestral Quest imports to support 'relative' paths for
Changed label on To Do screen from "Date" to "Due Date" for FTM
Fix to Individual "Main" tab for Smartphones with 320x320 screens.
(Display and edit of Given and Surname)
Desktop: Fix to Legacy 2 way sync
as it would re-sync images that didn't need
to be synced. (Wasn't causing any harm, but was unnecessary)
Fix to desktop sync screen to properly display memory/storage card locations available for
syncing on device. (Was not working with 64-bit Vista)
Disallow editing or deletion of To Do's for FTM Add-on import.
Support for RootsMagic 4. ('Direct' import requires Pocket Genealogist
New GenBridge module which greatly improves the FTM 2008 and 2009
imports with the PAF/FTM Add-on. (Note that large FTM 2009 databases can
be significantly slower than older versions of FTM)
Added support for Multimedia imports for FTM 2006 and older with the
PAF/FTM Add-on. (Multimedia support requires 'Advanced' version of
Added a new 'Check for Update' option which can be used to check the
NHS website for program updates.
Change to the installing on the device in support of Windows Mobile
6.1.4. (Program files are now stored in a different location on device)
Better support for devices with 800x480 screens.
Added 'External Viewer' menu option to the 'Object' tab for Multimedia.
This will allow the display of the current image in the Windows Mobile
Picture viewer. (If 'BMP' option is selected, must be Windows Mobile 5
or higher) Multimedia requires Pocket Genealogist 'Advanced'.
Added 'Small', 'Medium' and 'Large' option (on Advanced Options screen)
for sizing images sent to the device. 'Small' is the default.
Multimedia requires Pocket Genealogist 'Advanced'.
Removal of the 'Stretch' checkbox from the PocketPC screens (to save
space) and adjustments to dialog to increase picture viewing area.
Multimedia requires Pocket Genealogist 'Advanced'.
Added menu option "Ignore Rel. to Parent" with the relationship
calculator. When used, this will ignore the "Relationship to Parent"
status's such as "Adopted". The relationship calculator requires Pocket
Added a 'splitter' bar between the database area and the log window on
the main desktop screen so you can choose how much space is dedicated to
For most 'listviews', a sort indicator is now added to the column
header indicating the direction of the sort when you click on a column.
Removed support for "Direct" imports of The Master Genealogist Version
Reorganized the 'Advanced Options' dialog on the desktop.
Fix to Media and Language sync screens on desktop as they weren't
properly setting language translations for the buttons.
Better support for Windows Vista when re-sizing desktop windows in
Change to the Legacy 2-way processing of new names added on the device.
(Previously could add a prefix or suffix in Legacy with a single space,
this didn't cause any problems other than the Legacy "Check/Repair"
would complain about it)
Fix to GEDCOM import to eliminate buffer overflow (program termination)
when importing a GEDCOM created on a Macintosh.
Fix to GEDCOM and PAF Add-on import to allow media filenames with
Update to French, Norwegian and Swedish translations.
Version 3.31 -
December 6, 2008
Device/Desktop: Support for Legacy Version
184.108.40.206. You must re-import/sync your Legacy databases.
Desktop: Support for Family Tree Maker
Desktop: Better support for image
imports with GEDCOM's created with DISGEN 8.
Device/Desktop: Update to Norwegian
and Swedish language translations.
Version 3.30 - September 26, 2008
Warning: Database Layout changes, all
databases must be re-imported.
Device/Desktop: Added Multimedia support
for all imports with the "Advanced" version of Pocket Genealogist.
(Only Photos/Images get transferred to the device)
With the PAF/FTM
add-on, only PAF and FTM 2008 support multimedia.
Media objects on device are view only.
Device: Added "Multimedia" as a new
"Find" type. Multimedia objects can be selected based on title,
caption, description or Note.
Device/Desktop: Changes to the database
which can greatly reduce the size on Windows Mobile 5 and newer devices.
Minor Changes and Bug Fixes
Device/Desktop: "Direct" import support
for the latest version 7 release of Legacy Family Tree. (7F)
Device:The Backup and
Restore database feature with the "Advanced" version of Pocket
Genealogist now has a “progress bar” to show the progress of the
Device:Added "GPS" to the
menu when Editing Notes, Locations, Addresses and Repositories.
(Otherwise non-touchscreen Smartphones could not access the GPS since
they do not have "buttons")
import using the Add-on will now sort children by date of birth.
re-importing/syncing your database, it will put the new database at the
same location as the old database (on the device) unless "Synchronize to
location with most space" is selected.
Device: Changes to the "Backup",
"Restore" and "Find by" screens as the data fields were
"crowding" the left side of the screen.
Device: Change to the Uninstall
Messages on the device to clarify what gets deleted if you select "Yes"
to the prompts.
Change to the FTM 2008 "Direct" import (PAF/FTM Add-on) to handle
the situation where GenBridge can return "no more individuals" when
there are actually more.
Desktop: Fix to UNICODE and UTF-8 GEDCOM
imports. (Version 3.21 broke the ability to import UNICODE and UTF-8
Desktop: Fix to the Genbox import to
eliminate a couple of error messages that could be displayed during
import. (They were false errors)
Desktop: Fix to GEDCOM
Latitude/Longitude processing... it would sometimes discard values
thinking they were invalid.
Desktop: Initial GenoPro GEDCOM Profile
to eliminate some warnings that occur when the default "GEDCOM 5.5"
profile is used.
Device/Desktop: Update to French,
Danish, Norwegian and Swedish translations.
Version 3.21 - June 14, 2008
Device/Desktop: Fix to "Direct" RootsMagic
import and display of birth/death dates on 3-gen and other views. (this
error was introduced with 3.20)
Desktop: Initial support for "PhpGedView"
GEDCOM Import profile.
Device: Support for Smartphones (non-touchscreen)
with 320x320, 400x240 and 440x240 screens. Also PocketPC's or Smartphones (touchscreen)
with 240x400 and 480x800 screens. Pocket Genealogist is not yet
"optimized" for these resolutions (There will be wasted space on the
screens), but the program will run. We will add better support on request.
Desktop: Change to GEDCOM import to work
with GEDCOM files that have inconsistent line end sequences. (Rare
Situation, this has only been reported a half dozen times over the last 9
Device/Desktop: Danish and Portuguese
Version 3.20 - June 1, 2008
Warning: Database Layout changes, all
databases must be re-imported.
Device/Desktop: Support for Legacy Family
Tree Version 7
"Direct" imports for Legacy V4 have been discontinued.
Reworked "Customize" screen on import to better support those
installations that use more than one version of Legacy.
Added "Events" to the "Notes" section for the Legacy Customize
dialog. (This allows you to turn off importing of event notes if
2-way synchronization option now selectable from the "Customize"
screen to allow selection or deselection as the default.
Device/Desktop: Support for The Master
Genealogist Version 7
Support for TMG 7.01 HVR3 field with mtDNA
Device/Desktop: Support for FTM 2008 via
GEDCOM import or "Direct" using optional PAF/FTM add-on.
PAF/FTM Add-on needs to be re-installed
Fact/Name Notes not yet supported with PAF/FTM Add-on import.
Device/Desktop: Support for Ancestral
Quest 12 Build 12
Support for Phonetic and Romanized Names
Fixed issue where source type list could be incomplete on direct AQ
Device: Reworked the "Name" tab and added
"Custom" name fields (AKA, Married Name, Phonetic Name, Romanized Name,
etc.) in support of PAF, AQ, Progen and Family Historian. "Nickname" added
as separate field.
Device: Increased the width of the drop
down lists on the Name and Event tabs.
Device: DNA screens completely reworked to
add better support for AQ, TMG and Legacy including support for mtDNA.
Device: "Find by" dialog reworked for
Device: Changed the "Find by" dialog, Names
tab and Individual View to use new "markers" to tell if the name is an AKA,
Alias or Legacy Married name. It now uses ~ for AKA's/Aliases and § for
Device: Relationship calculator changed to
display list of individuals that are the ancestors/descendants between the
two selected people.
Desktop: Reworked the Create list and find
list on the desktop. (Added Version and Size columns, allow sorting by
columns and double clicking to select among other changes)
Desktop: The "Data Entry may be very slow
for Storage Card" message now allows for "Don't show this prompt again".
Device: Added support for selecting font
size for non-touchscreen smartphones. (Same as other devices now)
Desktop: Added new option on "Advanced"
options screen - "Synchronize to location with most free space". With
initial sync of a database, the location (memory, file store or storage
card) with the most space will be selected as the target of the sync.
(Which can be overridden)
Desktop: Automatically try the "Use TCP/IP"
option if synchronization fails without it. (And turn it on automatically
if it works)
Device: Support for 480x272 screen
resolution devices. (Widescreen GPS devices for example)
Device: Support for 320x320 screen
Device: Support for 176x220 smartphones
(Windows Mobile 5 and higher)
Desktop: The installer will now warn user
if database layout changes have occurred with the new install.
Desktop: Fix for 2-way Legacy
Synchronizations. (It could terminate the 2-way Sync under rare situations
thinking that changes occurred both on the desktop and device)
Desktop: Fix to GEDCOM imports for PAF
(When "Divorced" flag is set)
Version 3.11 - September 30th, 2007
Initial support for Family Tree Maker 2008 imports (using GEDCOM).
The PAF/FTM add-on does not yet work with FTM 2008 but Wholly Genes Software
is working on adding support.
Ancestor and Descendant Tree Views now work better with regards to
adding individuals to the "History List".
Ancestor and Descendant Tree View buttons will "highlight" depending on
which view is selected. (button will have a yellow background when
"highlighted") This helps determine which tree view is in use.
Fix to "Find by Relationship" button and the Relationship calculator so
that it honors what is selected on the 3-gen, Individual or Tree views.
Family Historian: Fix to GEDCOM export for Research List notes.
Fix to relationship calculator to process a full 10 generations. (Was
only going out 9 generations)
Change to 3-gen screen to show the complete given name IF 2 line
display. (Name on one line, dates on another... for example PocketPC
Smartphones: Fix to Individual and Tree Views to work properly when
switching to another program and back to Pocket Genealogist.
Smartphones: Fix to properly translate menu for tree views.
Smartphones: Change to allow "back" button to operate as a "backspace"
when on an edit field. (Motorola Q for example does not have a backspace
Allow install on Windows 98 and ME, but no guarantee Pocket Genealogist
will work properly on those systems.
30 Day trial now more strongly enforced.
Version 3.10 - July 1st, 2007
Added Smartphone (non-touchscreen) support. Windows Mobile 5 or 6 only
with devices that have 240x320 or 320x240 screens. (should be all Windows
Mobile 5 and 6 devices)
Much better support for the use of PocketPC's without a stylus.
Menu's at the bottom of each screen to perform actions that
previously required a stylus.
Support for Windows Mobile 5 and 6 "soft key" hardware buttons
for use with the new menus.
Much better support of the 5-way Directional Pad button.
Better Windows Mobile 6 support... 320x320 and 480x800 screens support.
Major redesign of the Event, "Edit Date", Research List, Notes, and
Relationships (TMG only) screens on the device to simplify and clarify use.
Minor changes to many other screens and changes for "Square Screen" and
PocketPC Landscape devices for better display of the data.
The Date Calculator now allows you to determine number of years, months
and days between two dates. You also can still calculate a 2nd date from a
1st date with the addition/subtraction of years, months and days.
Reworked "Language Pack" support, Languages are no longer a separate
install. Use the "Advanced", "Options" screen to select which languages
get installed to the device. Danish, Dutch, Norwegian, Portuguese and
Swedish updated. Reworked how translations work with the imports and you
may find that you don't have as complete of a translation as with the older
versions. (for data related items such as event types) Please contact
Northern Hills Software with your language and type of import so we can
define the proper configuration files for that combination.
Minor Changes and Bug Fixes
Desktop: Change Family Historian V3 imports to allow secondary names
and added support for the _PEDI tag. (Requires re-import or your database)
Desktop: Ancestral Quest 12 "Direct" import changes to better support
variations in the AQ database.
Desktop: On desktop if you enter a V2 registration code, it will give
them a message about upgrading from V2 to V3.
Desktop: Database creation now properly prompts for "Search for
files/databases" if the default location has no matches.
Desktop: Disable "Orphans" button if ActiveSync (or Windows Mobile
Device Center on Windows Vista) is not installed.
Device: Change to how the cursor is set on edit fields if "End of Text"
is selected. (old method did not work consistently)
Desktop/Device: Fix to GEDCOM imports to properly set the birth/death
date used for display on the 3-gen screen when more than one birth or death
event for an individual. (Requires re-import)
Device: New "prompt" when adding Field Note Category.
Device: "Continue Searching?" prompt when doing a "Find by" now occurs
less often. (It still can be turned off from the "prompts" configuration
Device: Fixed GPS tab (config) to allow use of the "Test GPS" button
when database is locked or no database opened.
Version 3.04 - February 22nd, 2007
Device: Fixed display of Event Notes and other items that either would
appear to not work or would cause a "termination" message. (Depending on
your version of your devices operating system)
Desktop: Windows Vista Only: Some people were getting program
terminations at the end of database synchronization.
Version 3.03 - January 29th, 2007
Desktop: Support for Windows Vista. (Older versions of Pocket
Genealogist also work except they will refer to "ActiveSync", now called
"Windows Mobile Device Center" under Vista)
Desktop: The new "minimum" screen resolution requirement for Pocket
Genealogist is 800 x 600. Also made changes to some of the screens to be
more consistent. (About, Register, Unregistered, etc.) The bigger screen
sizes helped un-clutter some screens.
Desktop: Removed the "# of Individuals Warning" option for imports.
Device: "Misc" color tab changed from "Edit" and "Non-Edit" to "Data"
and "Changed Data". When you change information on the device, the changed
data will reflect the color selected for this option. (Also works with the
"Changes Report" which is still under development. Use the "Public Beta" if
you wish to try the "Changes Report")
Device: Added the synchronization of Pocket Genealogist device
configuration values to the desktop which will allow restoration if the
device incurs a hard rest. (Such as colors)
Device: When "Linking a new spouse", added the ability to "Cancel".
Device: Added COM port 0 as valid GPS port.
Device: Added a "Test" button to the GPS Tab.
Device: Fix to properly display the Custom name fields (Nickname, AKA,
Married Name, etc.).
Device: Fixed list coloring on Sources tab
Aldfaer: Changes to better support Aldfaer 3.4.1
Ancestral Quest: Fixed import of Citations for Secondary events. (was
previously ignoring secondary event citations)
Ancestral Quest: Support for Version 12.
Family Historian: Fix to import when a lot of entries exist for a named
list. (could cause program termination)
FTM: Fix to PAF/FTM Add-on to better support Citations and Sources for
FTM 2005 and newer.
Genbox: Added proper import of Compiler information for direct imports.
Legacy: Fix to 2-way syncing and the "Preferred Spouse" setting for an
individual when adding new parents to an individual. You may wish to do a
"Check/Repair" in Legacy to make sure that the preferred setting is set
correctly, but first do a sync to make sure the device changes have been
updated back into Legacy. After the Check/Repair, do another sync to send
any changes to the device. (You may wish to re-import your data to the
device if there are other changes/fixes are found during the "Check/Repair")
Legacy: Removed "labels/statuses" as a selection option for direct
imports, they will now always be included.
RootsMagic: When Foxpro drivers are missing (IM002 error), the import
will now display the proper "Web link" screen to help with problem
TMG: Better support for direct imports if "Alternate Names" is NOT
selected. (You will no longer have unused given and surname values in the
"Find by" list)
TMG: Added proper import of Compiler information for direct imports.
Dutch, French, Norwegian and Portuguese translation updates.
Version 3.02 - August 2, 2006
Added GPS support for all Windows Mobile Versions.
The main desktop Pocket Genealogist database list and the "Create" file
list can now be sorted.
Additional Language translations and International support for device
Fix to Genbox "To Do" screen.
Fixed "Tag" options for Legacy import. ("Individual" and "Family" were
reversed in the list)
Version 3.01 - July 8, 2006
Support for Genbox Version 3.6.5
Changed the Citation and Source tab for TMG imports
to resize the "Note" field to better utilize screen space.
FIX: Genbox import could duplicate spouses under rare
FIX: 3-gen "Switch to View" button found on the To
Do "Reference" tab wasn't properly displayed.
FIX: In rare situations, the Pocket Genealogist
desktop window would be displayed off screen making it appear like
Pocket Genealogist was not running or was hung.
FIX: Under low memory conditions on the device,
synchronizing to a storage card could cause a "RC=2" failure.
Version 3.00 - July 1, 2006
NOTE: Version 3 will not read (or even
"see") Version 2 databases. Version 3 will also not uninstall
Version 2, both versions can be installed at the same time.
ADVANCED: Added a relationship calculator that can
determine the relationship between two individuals. (Currently
limited to 10 generations and does not support step/half
ADVANCED: Added GPS support (Windows Mobile 5 only) -
ability to retrieve current coordinates for
Addresses/Repositories/Locations (if your desktop program supports
coordinates at those levels.) Allows retrieval of coordinates into
a note (all imports). Besides a Windows Mobile 5 device, this
feature also requires a GPS unit that works with the device.
Added a new “Add Person” dialog which makes it much easier to add
spouses, parents, siblings and children.
Added the ability to change the font size for all devices (previously
only on VGA capable Pocket PCs). You can also now select a
different font size for the 3-gen display, the Tree Views, Lists and
Added the new “Individual View”. (Supplements the tree views and the
Note: This view will be slow for medium to large databases and therefore
is suitable for small databases only.
Created a "Research Lists" feature. Research lists can be used to
group Individuals, Families, Sources or Repositories into a list of your
choosing. (Such as “Further Research” or “Bookmark” or “To Do”). This is
similar to “Named Lists” in Family Historian. Similar to “Field Notes”, the
information added to the Research Lists is not eligible for GEDCOM export.
(Except for Family Historian)
Complete redesign of the desktop Pocket Genealogist program with emphasis on
ease of use for novice users. The main screen now shows all databases you
have created and allows you to select one from the list to do
Better support for Windows Mobile 5 devices.
ALL: Field Note "Printing" now supports the creation of a CSV
Added "Soft" and "Hard" reset commands. (Not supported by all devices,
depends on manufacturer implementation of Windows Mobile)
Added "Format" command for storage cards. (Not supported by all
devices, depends on manufacturer implementation of Windows Mobile)
Other Changes and Fixes
Change to the Keypad on the "Find By" screen to allow selection of
alternate character sets. (Greek for Example) Added Scandinavian
characters to the "Alt" screen so all languages can search using those
Database changes to improve performance and functionality. (Birth/Death
information now stored in a manner to improve performance of the “View”
Added new "Remove Format Codes" option on the "Edit", "Configuration",
"Edit" tab. This is currently only applicable to Legacy Version 6 and if
turned on will remove the format codes (Bold, Italic, Underline and
Superscript) from Notes, Event Notes, and Source and Citation fields. It
will also set that field to Read-only if this option is turned on. This is
a compromise to better display those fields until full text formatting can
Better Family Historian Support:
Ability to source the Place field for Family Historian Events.
Named Lists (although changes made on the device are not yet available
for export back to GEDCOM)
Better Address/Repository support
Better support of non-standard (Freeform) dates
Better support for the LDS Status field
Support for Event “Sentence”.
Better Child Status support.
Support for 2nd place field for Emigration/Immigration.
Support for Flags.
Better Progen support. Address, Info and Text fields now properly
supported. The “custom” event fields “Church”, “Religion”, “Time” and
“Witness” now supported.
Added "Last Edit Date" to Individual and Family screens ("Main" tab)...
only displayed if database is "Locked (View Only)" and the import supports
this type of date.
Better support of To Do’s. (Imports that allow you to reference the
same To Do for more than one individual such as TMG and Ancestral Quest no
longer duplicate the To Do on the device – new “References” tab on the To Do
display shows these references.) Added a new "Find", "To Do", "by
Repository". You can view all To Do's on the device by using the "Find",
"To Do", "by Task".
For Pre-Windows Mobile 5 devices, ‘Memory (Object Store)’ is now the
default synchronization type. This provides the fastest and smallest
database format. If you wish to make “Memory (Mounted)” the default, you
can set that under the “Advanced” tab under “Options” in Pocket Genealogist
on the desktop. Windows Mobile 5 devices don’t natively support Object
Store databases so the only option is “Memory” (and storage cards if you
have any available).
Fix to FTM import to only mark ONE primary event as preferred and also
fixes import termination when there are more than one death event along with
a "Cause of Death".
Fixes to Address screen for VGA devices. (Both Portrait and Landscape).
Simplified 2-way Legacy synchronizations by removing “Merge All” screen.
“Go To” ID/RIN screens now changed to allow switching between ID and
(M)RIN from the screen.
Changes to database to decrease size (About 1MB for Windows Mobile 2003
and earlier and 250KB for Windows Mobile 5)
Fixed the output of Calculated dates to GEDCOM.
Fixed the output of double dates to GEDCOM.
Fixed import of RootsMagic "Last Work Date" and "Completed" date for To
Do's. (And both dates are now shown on the "main" to do screen.)
You can now edit the names for the 2 individuals listed on the “Main”
The "Search for Baptism" and "Search for Alt. Marriage" options removed
from device and are now the default. (And made some fixes so that Heredis
"Religious Marriage" events are eligible for date display on the 3-gen and
tree views.) Not all imports use Baptism dates (for date display on
3-gen) if Birth and Christening are missing.
Fixed PAF Add-on import and the use of Scandinavian characters with the
"Find by" lists.
With import customization, added a warning message when "Primary Events
Only" is selected.
FTM 2006 GEDCOM imports now put "Source Quality" and "Comment" source
fields on the "Custom Source" tab.
For Note and text fields, if database is locked the SIP (keypad) will be
lowered to show more of the data.
Don't allow addition of new note "part" if database is locked or
Hide button "1" on the note screen if ONLY one note part. (Helps
"de-clutter" the screen.)
When adding a new event and the event list is shown, the primary events
(Birth, Christening, Marriage, Death and Burial) will be displayed at the
top of the list for ease of selection. The rest of the list will be sorted
by event name.
“LDS” tab will now be displayed/hidden for 2-way Legacy
synchronizations based on value set in Legacy.
New "Tabs" on the details screen on the device... "Names" (for
Individual), "Identifiers" (Individual and Family) and "Relationships" (TMG
WARNING: Your database will need to be
re-created as this version will not read the older databases. If
you are doing 2-way synchronizations with Legacy Family Tree, do a sync
BEFORE installing this release. If you are making changes on the
device with any other import type, do a sync and export to GEDCOM before
installing this release.
Legacy Family Tree Changes
Support for the upcoming Legacy V6 update. (new DNA
processing, "European" style address format used for printing in Legacy, and
a new sort date algorithm) You will also need to re-import your
databases when you install the new Legacy update when it becomes available.
Family Historian Changes
Support for Family Historian Version 3 (Flags, Better
support for Addresses, Repositories and LDS Status's)
Family Historian "Freeform" (non-standard) dates now work
better. (Requires re-import of FH databases)
Fix to RootsMagic To Do's to properly populate Last Work
Date and Completed Date (They were reversed) (Requires re-import of
FTM/PAF Add-on Changes
Fix to PAF Add-on import when 1st character of Surname,
Given or Location is a Scandinavian character. (diacritic)
Prior to change the "Find by" functions on the device was not properly
finding those values.
New GenBridge module with support for multiple parents with
FTM. (However, this version does not properly handle Source
Citations with FTM 2006)
Fixed GEDCOM import of Repository Notes. (Under
certain circumstances it would discard the note)
Fixed GEDCOM output of Calculated Dates
Fixed GEDCOM output of Double Dates
Windows Mobile 5 Changes
"Memory (Object Store)" no longer allowed on Windows Mobile
5 devices. (The drop down "target" list on the synchronization screen
will now just list it as "Memory")
On Windows Mobile 5 devices, especially phone edition
devices, a new ActiveSync "Security Policy" change could disallow Pocket
Genealogist synchronizations. During install you will be
prompted to allow the installer to change the policy. If you
decline, you will likely need to turn on the "Use TCP/IP" option under
Version 2.96.17 -
February 16, 2006
Legacy Family Tree Changes
Support for "British Quarter Dates" introduced with Legacy
220.127.116.11 (You must re-import your database to take advantage of these types
Support for Genbox 3.6.2 and 3.6.3
FTM / PAF Add-on Changes
Change to FTM Add-on import to fix an issue of incorrectly
generating citations at the individual level. (Which do not exist or
are displayed on the device... it was however creating additional citations
which increased the size of the database)
Ancestral Quest Changes
Support for "Collaborative" databases.
Fix to display of "principals" for "child" based events such
as Sealed to Parents.
Version 2.96.8 -
November 15, 2005
Windows Mobile 5 Changes
Some changes to better support Windows Mobile 5 devices
especially on VGA devices.
Change to make "Object Store" the default type of database
during synchronization. (Mounted can be selected as the default from
the Advanced Options screen) Object Store databases are faster
and require less space and work better with Windows Mobile 5 devices.
Family Historian Changes
Added ability to source the Place field for events.
FTM / PAF Add-on Changes
Changed PAF/FTM Add-on import to set the living/dead flag
based on presence of a burial or death event.
Fix to FTM Add-on import to properly mark only ONE primary
event (of a single type such as Birth) as preferred. Also fixed an
issue where the import could terminate if there was more than one death
event for an individual AND a cause of death was supplied.
Support for Genbox 3.6.1
Added "Hide Format Codes" option ("Edit", "Configuration",
"Edit" tab) which if turned on will remove the format codes (Bold, Italic,
Underline, Superscript) from the notes when displayed. Currently
applicable for Legacy V6 ("Direct") only.
When adding a child to an individual with no spouses, you
will be prompted if you wish to create a family record in order to add the
child. A fix was made to make the new "unknown" spouse the
"preferred" spouse so that the child will be properly displayed in Legacy
when doing a 2-way sync.
Fix to Legacy V5 2-way synchronizing (error introduced in
2.96 - would cause 2-way sync to terminate with "Changes found in Legacy"
message - no data was harmed though)
Change to Surname and Given name process which will allow
duplicate names if the case is "mixed". (For example, SMITH and Smith
will be 2 different surnames) This is applicable to all imports but
originally changed to better support Legacy Family Tree "Direct" imports.
Changed the RootsMagic profile to export notes in the proper
format for RootsMagic. (Break lines within a word instead of between
Version 2.96 -
September 8, 2005
Support for Family Tree Maker 2006
Support for Legacy Version 6
Support for Rootsmagic Version 3
Support for DNA information for TMG 6 and
Legacy 6 "direct" imports.
Fix to PAF/FTM Add-on import that would,
under certain circumstances, list a persons spouse as a sibling in the child
Fix to RootsMagic GEDCOM import (Family
To Do's) and RootsMagic Export (Multi-line street addresses)
Version 2.95 - July 21, 2005
New Genbridge module which now includes relationship
information with FTM imports
Support for Genbox 3.5.0
Sealed to Parents now properly handled with PAF 5 GEDCOM
"Find by Location" screen now allows edit/view of details
from the "Results" list.
Version 2.94.4 - June 1, 2005
Fixed date sorting routine. (Wasn't properly
sorting children list and event list for those imports that sort those lists
Version 2.94.2 and 2.94.3 - May 30, 2005
Support for TMG 6.01
Support for June 2005 release of Legacy Family Tree
Change to PAF Add-on import to sort children in order
returned from GenBridge. (instead of by Birth Date)
Change to Surname processing for TMG "Direct" imports to
properly handle Pre-Surnames.
Support for Windows Mobile 5 (no devices currently
ship with this version)
Version 2.94.1 - May 11, 2005
Update to the German translation.
Fix to HPC/2000 language installs
Fix to Genbox location import (for events) to include the
"At" (Local Site) level
Fix to "Sort Only" dates for Genbox
Added "Uppercase Surname" option for Direct RootsMagic
Support for the new 240 x 240 screen resolution devices.
PocketPC Landscape (320 x 240) Event tab now shows full
screen list. (And "Edit/Open" button)
Moved the coordinates info from the "Misc" configuration tab
to a new "GPS" tab.
Version 2.94 - April 16, 2005
New installation program (Languages now included as part of
Added "Priority" field to "Find by To Do" list.
On device, "tapping" on the citation entry on the source tab will now
invoke the view/edit screen for that citation.
Fix to Field Notes report processing.
Other miscellaneous fixes
TMG Import now "Directly" reads data from the Projects.
(Version 5 and 6 - Version 4 databases imported using GenBridge) New
features in "Direct" import include:
Ability to select which "Custom Flags" are imported
All sources imported including non-cited
Source Type and Source Element names imported
Support for Citation and Witness Memo's (Version 6)
Source and Citation screens on device changed to better
support TMG sources.
Added "Direct" import for Genbox.
Genbox GEDCOM - support for sourcing of Event Dates or
Places. (Or general event as before)
Children are now properly sorted in the ancestor and
Ancestral Quest Changes
Fix to Ancestral Quest "Direct" import when individual has
"Sealed to Parents" ordinance but no parents attached.
PAF/FTM Add-on Changes
Fix to import to properly handle large Individual Notes.
Fix to import to fix situation where children could be
duplicated for the same set of parents.
Change to FTM Add-on import to properly handle "preferred"
Change to FTM Add-on import to properly sort children.
Fix to FTM Add-on import to properly associate siblings that
have no parents
Fix to FTM Add-on import to properly handle Individual User
Children are now properly sorted in the ancestor and
GEDCOM import Changes
Added profile for Family Tree Legends and program changes to
better support that import.
Better support for imports from "Relatively Yours"
Import will now continue even if "Bad" lines of data are
found in the GEDCOM.
Added support for Source "Type" for Family Historian imports
Children are now properly sorted in the ancestor and
Version 2.93 - January 27, 2005
"Direct" import of Ancestral Quest databases with "Advanced" version.
Better support for TMG, FTM, and PAF Add-on imports.
Enhancements to RootsMagic direct import.
Enhancements for H/PC devices. (to closer match PocketPC features)
Enhancements to better support PocketPC VGA devices.
Synchronization now uses ActiveSync as the default communications method
instead of TCP/IP which should solve most users "Firewall" issues. (TCP/IP
can still be selected)
Version 2.92 - December 20, 2004
"Direct" import of RootsMagic databases with "Advanced" version.
Enhancements to TMG GenBridge import. (Source "RIN" now matches value
displayed in TMG, Custom Events can now have "Notes")
Enhancements to FTM Add-on import. (Medical Information, Cause of
Death, and Secondary (alternate) name sources are now imported)
Version 2.91 - December 4, 2004
Full support for Windows Mobile 2003 Second Edition including
Landscape/Portrait orientation switching and VGA devices.
Better support for H/PC devices with VGA or larger screens.
Added ability to save width and position of columns in the lists. (This
must be turned on from the configuration screen)
The Language Pack can now be select from Pocket Genealogist. (Before it
had to be set from "Regional Settings")
"Status" column added to "Find by To Do" display. (Except for TMG
Fix to synchronization routine that could cause "hangs" with Windows XP
Added ability to set Event and Citation note "limits" on GEDCOM imports.
Added new "To" date type for Legacy Family Tree.
Reworked Date Calculator and Date Edit screen including removing the
"Exact" date type. (You now use a blank "prefix" instead)
Fixes to "Orphan" processing.
Minor fixes to 2-way Legacy processing.
Fix to saving of Window size and position. (Pocket Genealogist on the
Minor fixes to GenBridge processing for TMG, PAF and FTM.
Addition to GEDCOM date processing to support the following format:
31-Nov-004 (With dashes, the "normal" format does not have dashes)
Version 2.90 - September 3, 2004
Support for full 2-way synchronizations with Legacy Family Tree
Family Tree Maker now supported by the GenBridge add-on. (Available for
purchase from Wholly Genes)
New profile for Family Tree Maker 2005.
Added ability to view To Do's associated with a repository (from the
"Master Lists"/"Repositories") for Ancestral Quest, Family Origins,
RootsMagic and Legacy.
Better support for Family Tree Maker addresses.
GEDCOM profiles improved to allow better support of "Private Flags",
Notes and Addresses per event.
Version 2.81 - June 26, 2004
Note: Version 2.70 or
older databases must be re-imported/synced. It is
recommended that 2.71 or newer databases for RootsMagic, Generations,
Ancestral Quest, Family Historian, PAF and Brother's Keeper be
"Refresh" processing for Legacy databases when on Storage Card is now
PAF add-on now supports multiple sets of parents per individual.
Changes to RootsMagic GEDCOM Profile to support Version 2. (Event Sort
Dates, new Child to Parent relationships, Location Latitude/Longitude)
Switching to tree views now honors the "selected" person on the 3-gen
"Edit Children" when in tree view now prompts for which spouse.
Ability to search for alternate marriages (Heredis) for date display on
3-gen. (turned off by default)
Ability to search for baptism events for display on 3-gen if no birth
information. (turned off by default)
Changes to GenBox GEDCOM Profile to support Version 3.2.x.
Changes to Heredis GEDCOM Profile.
All GEDCOM imports now sort children by event date.
Version 2.80 - June 5, 2004
"Basic" Version now supports data entry.
"Advanced" version now has a backup function.
"Ancestor" and "Descendant" tree views have been added. "Basic" allows
up to 3 generations and "Advanced" up to 255 generations.
"Mounted" database now supported for memory (which is now the default -
see the User Guide for more details)
The 3-gen color selection configuration screen has been revamped.
The "master lists" now include Source Types, To Do categories, Parent
and Child Relationships and Child statuses.
Change to help prevent "RC=6 Component not found in Registry" problem
with Microsoft Database drivers.
Added ability to specify port number to help with problems with
Changes to better support PC-Ahnen 2004 imports.
Version 2.72 - April 18, 2004
Added GEDCOM "Profile" support for Ancestral Quest and Brother's Keeper
Added "Reference" column to "Find by ToDo task". (For example, the name
of the individual is listed for Individual To Do's)
Added import of Multimedia objects for GEDCOM imports. (OBJE Tag) The
data is not synced to the device but is exported to GEDCOM.
Added support for UNICODE GEDCOM import/export.
Fix: Better date validation on date edit screen.
Fix: Soundex calculator (See Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter).
Fix: PAF Add-on import. Fixes to date processing and better support for
non-English versions of PAF.
Fix: Miscellaneous fixes to GEDCOM imports and exports for English and
Fix: Legacy direct import "Warning" regarding version 18.104.22.168 could be
Fix: Adding a new Citation and Source at the same time (on device) was
Version 2.71 - February 20,
Support for February 17th version of Legacy. (Fixes "Refresh" when
spouse order or preferred spouse is changed)
Change to Install routine which MAY resolve issue installing to certain
PocketPC 2003 devices.
Change to Individual/Family screen now shows the RIN from the original
import database instead of the Pocket Genealogist generated RIN.
Added "Go To" RIN or Pocket Genealogist ID feature. This allows quick
selection of individuals by those ID's.
Options screen (on Desktop) moved the more advanced options to an
Initial display of Pocket Genealogist screen on the desktop is much
faster. (The selection items are disabled until the profiles have been
New GenBridge module which fixes a problem retrieving events under
Support for a "freeform" latitude/longitude field. (TMG GenBridge
Added support for the _UID value in GEDCOM imports/exports. (PAF,
Family Origins, RootsMagic)
Fix: Under certain circumstances, a GEDCOM import could terminate
Fix: Legacy imports now properly import "empty" events. (No information
other than the event label itself)
Fix: Double dates were not properly handled with direct Legacy import.
Fix: Individual and Family counts were not working on the Properties
screen (Device) for PocketPC 2003 devices.
Fix: Tab order configuration change was not retained across Pocket
Genealogist sessions for PocketPC 2003 devices.
Fix: PAF Add-on imports were not properly handling dates with
qualifiers. (About, Before, After)
Fix: Non-English months in Dates for GEDCOM imports may not have been
recognized. (This was a very specific problem, most Non-English months were
Version 2.70 - February 7,
Faster synchronizations to Storage Cards.
Added ability to "Refresh" Pocket Genealogist databases from the Legacy
database without doing a complete re-import. (Currently requires data to be
in "View Only" mode)
Much faster Legacy imports (when Sources are selected on Customize
Added Progress bar to Legacy import screen.
TMG GenBridge imports now have Latitude / Longitude inclusion/exclusion
flag on Customize screen.
TMG GenBridge imports now use original TMG Source # for display instead
of Pocket Genealogist Source #.
TMG GenBridge imports now ignore flags with a value of "?" (to conserve
space in the "Facts" database)
New To Do display for TMG and Legacy imports which better supports the
fields used by each.
New Portuguese Language Pack
Fix: Primary events for Legacy (Birth, Christening, Death, Burial) now
sorted in event list in that order instead of by date. (Shown in the same
order as Legacy screen)
Fix: Legacy imports now properly import Call Number if Repository is not
Fix: Legacy imports now properly allow source citations for Cause of
Death field even if field is blank.
Fix: Legacy imports now work properly on empty Legacy databases. (New
database with no individuals)
Fix: All GenBridge imports now sort spouse list by "marriage" date
Fix: GEDCOM exports now work better with Language Packs.
Fix: GenBox imports now properly show "Other" sex in lists.
Fix: TMG GenBridge import now properly displays Research Log dates
without the "?" qualifier.
Version 2.61 - December 22, 2003
TMG GenBridge Custom Flags now return label of flag instead of "Flag1",
PAF Add-on import now properly distinguishes between "Marriage" and
"Marriage for time only"
PAF Add-on import now properly handles divorce status.
PAF Add-on import now properly sort children and marriages by date.
Support for "Cause of Death" field for Rootsmagic 1.04A
Support for Family Historian 2.2 (Marriage Status, new Child
Relationship values, Repository Call Number and Media Type)
Version 2.60 - November 29, 2003
PAF Add-on. This add-on, available for purchase from the Wholly Genes
website, allows DIRECT importation of PAF V5 databases bypassing the GEDCOM
step. The add-on, which will cost $9.95, will work with either the "Basic"
or "Advanced" version of Pocket Genealogist. More information can be found
http://www.whollygenes.com/pg4paf.htm. Additional GenBridge imports
will be added in the future and will not require an additional purchase.
(You only buy the add-on once)
Support for the November 7th (or newer) version of Legacy Family Tree
Added "Orphaned" database processing. On the Pocket Genealogist desktop
sync screen, you can press the "Orphans" button to retrieve a list of
databases on the device that no longer exist on the desktop. You can then
synchronize the database back to the desktop. This is handy when you have a
system failure on your desktop or delete your Pocket Genealogist database by
mistake. Databases created prior to this version (2.60) are not eligible
Added "Find by Todo Task" so that all To Do's can be viewed on the
device from one screen. (On the Tools menu)
Added "Inclusion" check boxes to the TMG GenBridge and GEDCOM imports so
that you can decide what data elements to transfer to the device.
(Allowing smaller databases if not all data is needed)
Added an "Open Log" iconic button to the main desktop Pocket Genealogist
screen providing easy access to the Pocket Genealogist logs
The Pocket Genealogist desktop "About" screen now has buttons for
sending emails to Northern Hills Software or navigating to the main Pocket
Genealogist webpage or the documents (User Guide) webpage.
Added support for "Family Historian". "Edit Children" screen now
has "Parents Notes" button for Family Historian imports.
"Native" support for Windows Mobile 2003 devices. (Pocket PC 2003)
The "GEDCOM Profiles" have been changed to add finer control over the
supported fields for specific events. (Date, Location, Temple, Cause,
Status, Age, Agency, Memo) The Direct imports (Legacy, TMG GenBridge, PAF
Add-on) now use these profiles which provide better GEDCOM exporting.
Additionally the Language Packs have been changed to provide translations
for the direct imports.
You now can "edit/view" individuals directly from the "Find by Name"
list. After you "edit/view", you are returned to the list. (MAJOR time
savings when you have multiple individuals with the same name as you don't
have to re-do the find after viewing an individual)
Database, Language Packs, the sync process, and the Import "Customize"
screen is now all controlled by a version number. This allows proper
management of these items with future releases of Pocket Genealogist.
Support for Citation Reference Field for TMG GenBridge imports.
Language Packs have been enhanced to support translations of "labels"
(Events for example) for Direct imports. "List" items such as Child Status,
Witness Labels, Parent Relationships, etc. are now translated.
Support for "Preferred" events for FTM imports. Marriage Begin and End
status are now attached to the Marriage Event instead being found on the
"Facts" tab. (Marriage End Status and preferred processing still not 100%
operational like FTM)
Generations "Cause of Death" data is now found on the "Fact" tab.
Family Historian imports now supports "Cause of Death" field on EVERY
death event for an individual. All other import types only allow "Cause of
Death" on the primary Death event.
Better support of PAF repositories.
Support for "Custom Flags" for TMG GenBridge imports. Also support for
BirthOrder, Multiple Birth and Adopted flag.
Support for "Cause of Death" source citations. (Legacy Family tree
List of events on Event "tab" (individual and family) now displays
either the location, temple or comment in the 3rd column of the list.
(Whichever is available) This is especially useful for events with no
locations but with a comment.
Better support of LDS Temples.
Primary and secondary names can now be swapped with FTM Imports.
Child Status and Relationship to Parents can now be accessed from the
"Edit Children" screen. (use the push button next to the display field to
"Toggle" between the types)
"Relationship" now contains additional information about each entry in
the list (Relationship to Parents, Marriage date, etc.)
Screens with name fields for FTM Imports now label "prefix" as "title"
Dropped support for Direct import with Legacy Version 3.
Added better support for GEDCOM's created with the ANSEL character set.
Support for Microsoft ActiveSync 3.7.1
Fixed problem with HP/C version of 2.53. ("File", "Open" did not work
in that release)
TMG GenBridge Research Log fix. (Previous versions were not retrieving
all Research Log entries)
"Unlocking" of databases from the "Properties" screen on the device now
correctly sets the "enablement" of menu items. (Prior to this fix, you had
to close/open the database in order to access some of the menu items)
PAF Divorce status now properly handled.
Name Alias (AKA) for FTM imports can no longer attach sources.
Version 2.53 - October 7, 2003
PAF GEDCOM Import - Support for Addresses. Support for "Physical
Legacy Import - Support for Legacy Version 5.
Legacy Import - Support for "Cause of Death" sources. Support for
family "User Reference" field.
Legacy DIRECT Import - fix for "SQL Error 100".
Legacy & TMG DIRECT Import - now uses "Profiles" similar to the GEDCOM
Generations GEDCOM Import - MUCH better address support.
Generations, Heredis, RootsMagic GEDCOM Import - The 2nd phone # field
on the address screen on the device is now a Fax # field.
All GEDCOM Imports - added "versioning" to the profiles to control merge
of tag files with new releases. (or more specifically, NOT merging tag
files if the new release has changed the structure of the file)
Miscellaneous - Databases can now be "unlocked" from the "Properties"
screen on the device. This is a one way process, you can unlock but not
lock them using this method.
Version 2.52 - September 22, 2003
TMG direct (GenBridge) import - fix to source citation processing
Rootsmagic Import - support added for location notes.
Heredis Import (Version 5) - minor changes to improve import.
Changes to date editing on device to better support Language Packs. (In
this particular case, it was "French" that was having a problem with month
Version 2.51 - August 31, 2003
TMG Import: "Remove Format Code" option now correctly works for any size
TMG Import: Event memo's larger than 50,000 characters now supported.
FTM Import: Removed various facts, events, and date keywords from FTM
GEDCOM Profile that are not supported by FTM.
FTM Import: Better support of "Marriage Begin Status" and "Marriage End
FTM Import: Better primary and alternate name support.
PAF Import: Now supports Repositories.
GenBox Import: Support for additional Source tags
Legacy direct import: Support for "Dual Surnames". (used in Spain for
GEDCOM Profiles: Various fixes for the "merge" process that occurs
during new version upgrades.
Removed "To Do" from the Citation display.
Fixed Date Calculator and Date Edit screen so that the calendars now
show the entire year when changing the year in the calendar.
Language Packs: Various fixes to properly support the Language Packs.
Surname is automatically "filled in" as the default when adding a new
The "Tools" screen now allows the deletion of individual Pocket
Genealogist components (Databases, Logs, Configuration, GEDCOM Profiles)
Other miscellaneous fixes and adjustments.
Version 2.50 - August 2, 2003
Export to GEDCOM
Direct TMG (The Master Genealogist) import using GenBridge (tm) by
Wholly Genes Software
Better GEDCOM import using "profiles"
Elimination of 16MB database limit
Support for LDS Ordinances
Support for "To Do" lists of various desktop programs.
Many other new features
Version 2.19 - July 7, 2003
Support for PocketPC 2003 devices.
Version 2.18 - May 17, 2003
Support for May 17th Legacy Family Tree release.
Version 2.17 - March 7, 2003
Support for March 7th Legacy Family Tree release.
Version 2.16 - March 5, 2003
Support for March 5th Legacy Family Tree release.
Status and Date values now both supported for LDS Ordinances.
Remove "Smart Minimize" button on the 3-gen display for PocketPC 2002
devices. (Looks like a "Close" button but really just hides the program)
Version 2.15 - February 1, 2003
Support for Intermec 6651 device.
Version 2.14 - November 17, 2002
Fixed bug in Date Calculator
Version 2.13 - November 7, 2002
Some more minor fixes to the GEDCOM import to ignore new tags with
Version 2.12 - November 3, 2002
Minor fixes to the GEDCOM import to ignore new tags with Legacy V4.
Possible fix for "nag" message display when the program is registered.
Added Date, Coordinates (Latitude/Longitude), and Soundex Calculators.
Version 2.11 - August 27, 2002
Minor fix to support an update to Legacy Family Tree V4
Version 2.10 - March 2, 2002
Support for Legacy Family Tree V4
Added support for GEDCOM imports that might have BOTH a date and a
status for LDS Ordinances.
Changed date displays to abbreviate prefixes such as "Between" to "save"
space on the display.
Bug Fix: Individuals with "unknown" spouses sometimes would not
correctly display children for that individual.
Bug Fix: For the "Spouse Selection List", sometimes it would not display
the correct spouses.
There are updated "Language Packs" for this release
Version 2.05 - November 3, 2001
Support for PocketPC 2002
Bug Fix: Fixed program abend during import of long source notes.
(Greater than 30,000 characters)
Bug Fix: Closing a database on the CE device was not properly refreshing
screen. (Some information remained in 3-gen display after close)
Version 2.04 - October 2, 2001
Bug Fix: Additional changes to UTF-8 GEDCOM import in support of
Language Packs. This fix will not be noticeable unless you are running one
of the Language Packs.
Bug Fix: Properly display the message when opening a partially
synchronized database. Prior to this fix, you would receive multiple
messages and your device would likely "freeze". This fixes one of the
problems under the "Known Issues" section of this website.
Version 2.03 - September 8, 2001
Bug Fix: Changes to the "Find by Surname" and "Find by Location" to work
correctly with Norwegian and Danish Language Pack.
Added Support for proper display of year on the 3-generation screen
(Main display) when dates are in the form dd-mon-yyyy or mon-yyyy
Additional GEDCOM Tag support for Sources that were causing warnings
during import. (TMG and Brother's Keeper)
Bug Fix: During Direct Legacy Import, un-related events could have been
mis-labeled if the "Child Status" was also selected.
Version 2.02 - July 29, 2001
Added Research Notes to the "Properties" page. (CE side)
Added ability to delete all Research Notes (from the "Properties" page)
Added support for GEDCOM's generated in the UTF-8 format. (The default
for PAF 5.0)
Added support for Siemans SIMpad CL4 device.
Added additional tags in support of Generations.
Always "commit" data entered into Research Notes to memory or
CompactFlash so that they are not lost during a soft reset.
Better support for the installation of Pocket Genealogist to
CompactFlash. (The program is still executable even after a hard-reset if
installed to CompactFlash)
If given name or surname is not supplied, it will now say <None> instead
Bug Fix: Resolved problem that could cause "PGCE0000.dll in user or in
ROM" during install. (You still must not have Pocket Genealogist running)
When you install 2.02 you can still get this error since the fix hasn't been
Bug Fix: Resolved "Cannot create database" error that sometimes occurs
during GEDCOM or Legacy import.
Bug Fix: Fixed import error if a note is much larger than 30,000
characters. (Pocket Genealogist limit for notes is 30,000)
Bug Fix: Direct Legacy import was not correctly applying the sources to
Bug Fix: Blank Surnames were not displayed in the "Find by Surname"
list. They can now be found under the "Before" button.
Bug Fix: Fixed a date formatting error with the direct Legacy import.
Version 2.01 - June 16, 2001
Add Print function to the Research Notes (On desktop)
Allow the use of the language packs for the "non-registered" version of
Most warning messages during GEDCOM import will now display the "Level
0" information to help find error in GEDCOM
Changed display text for "PAGE" and "ABBR" GEDCOM tags. (Citation
Detail and Short Title respectively)
The TYPE tag now supported for primary events (such as BIRT, DEAT).
This is in support of Heredis.
TITL tag can now be an event. This is in support of Heredis.
Bug Fix: ' mark in Surnames was incorrectly displayed as '' on CE side.
Bug Fix: An abend could occur if no compiler information existed for
direct Legacy import.
Bug Fix: Sources could display a note that was not related to that
Bug Fix: Children may not have been displayed properly in the situation
where one of the spouses was "unknown"
Bug Fix: Multiple Parent button was sometimes not displayed when
multiple sets of parents existed.
Version 2.00 - May 22, 2001
Added direct Legacy Family Tree import (don't need GEDCOM)
Added "Research Notes"
Added Ability to "re-order" the tabs in the Individual and Marriage
Changed the display of dates to reflect the settings specified in
Added file "Properties". Shows open database with some details for that
You can now have Addresses per Event.
Additional support for "JSLandscape" program by Jimmy Software.
Fixed some memory problems.
Additional GEDCOM support for Generations. (_PRIV, REVW, CIVL, _TOD,
_DET, _MEN, _MST, PERI, EDTN, EDTR, VOL)
Version 1.11 - March 28, 2001
Added Support for original Palm-size PC 1.0 platform. (Runs CE 2.01)
Fixed miscellaneous GEDCOM warnings reported by users.
Resized the Columns in the "Find by Name" list to better suit the
640x480 display size. Also resized some of the Columns for the German
Version 1.10 - February 28, 2001
Added "Proper" date sort for Event List. You can activate automatic
list sorting under the "Lists" tab of "Options", "Configuration". You can
also sort the date column (or any other column) by tapping on the column
The Spouse ("H" and "W") and Parents ("P") buttons on the 3-generation
display is now graphical icons.
Increased size of date field for GEDCOM imports.
Reorganized program to allow for multiple languages. Currently, French,
German and Greek are supported. (or partially supported) If you would like
to help translate Pocket Genealogist into your native language, please
contact Support at Northern Hills Software.
Added "codepage" support on the synchronization screen. Under most
circumstances you should use the program selected value. (Codepages are
used to select character sets during text translation)
The comment field on the Event Tab for Individuals and Families now
display all of the data for that field. (Previously only displayed the
first couple hundred characters)
Added "Registration Code" system. There are now two Versions of Pocket
Genealogist "Basic" and "Advanced'. Future versions of Pocket Genealogist
will support different levels of data entry and 2-way synchronization.
Version 1.03 - January 26, 2001
Added Sort Configuration option for Lists.
Added Support for multiple languages for the CE component of Pocket
Additional Support for selecting Colors for Screen Objects. (Buttons,
Data Fields, Lists)
Better Support for Large Screen CE devices
The "More" button on the Event Tab now indicates if Notes or Facts exist
for the selected event.
Added additional support for GEDCOM tags.
Added "Alternate" character selection on the Find Dialog.
Gender button on Name Tab for Individual is now more readable.
Added marriage location to marriage box for large screen devices.
Database Open should be slightly faster for CE 2.11 or better devices.
Bug Fix: Source Tab would sometimes display Notes as part of a source
that did not belong to that source.
Bug Fix: Fixed Compress/No Compress option for synchronizing to
Bug Fix: Sometimes during Synchronization, a message indicating "A
Communications Error Occurred" was reported after the "Synchronization
Version 1.02 - January 1, 2001
Bug Fix: If “force” is used with Synchronization, every synchronization
thereafter would always transfer data even if not needed.
Bug Fix: Desktop Program would run out of memory when Importing LARGE
gedcom files (more than 15,000 individuals)
Initial support for Database “Versioning” – future releases will either
upgrade existing databases if necessary or indicate that they need to be
Support for miscellaneous GEDCOM tags (TMG 4.0 and FTM 8.0)
Added support for “Title” field for Individuals
Bug Fix: Preferred spouses were not correctly selected when navigating
on the 3 generation view.
Database is checked during open on CE device and will fail if
synchronization is not complete.
When selecting the Event, Note, or Fact Tab within individual or family
details, the first item in the list is automatically selected.
For PocketPC devices, the Navigation Bar (Title Bar) now displays
information about the current dialog.
Note field added to the AKA list on Name tab of Individual Detail dialog
Support for Landscape mode for PocketPC’s (which use 3rd party software
Bug Fix: Desktop code that prevented two copies of the program from
running would sometimes prevent first copy from running.
Bug Fix: Fixed conflict with PocketNav application.
Version 1.01 - December 17, 2000
Added Support for Additional GEDCOM tags in support of Family Tree Maker
Version 8.0 and other GEDCOM formats.
Added “About” dialog to Desktop program – contact information for
Northern Hills Software can be found on this dialog.
Added “Facts” Tab for Marriage Detail Dialog
Added the display of Notes and Facts for Specific Events.(Notes and Facts tab on Individual and Family panel are global
to the individual or family – this new feature allows notes and facts to be
tied to a specific Event – use the “More” button now found on the Event Tab
of the detail dialogs)
Added Note Field to Name tab of Individual Detail Dialog.