The long awaited release of Reunion 10 Genealogy Data management software for MAC finally was released last week. Most Reunion users love the platform, but had seen the need for some changes and upgrades and now it has finally happened.
I have been a user of Reunion for many years now and I also could see there was places for some improvements to an already great product. Yesterday I downloaded this latest version. As always the conversion of old files to the new version were quick and painless, and lets face it a file with only 14,000 people listed in it does not take very long.
My first impression was WOW this interface looks so much more user friendly. Almost everything is at your fingertips and it is much easier to maneuver around the family tree. I cn see getting a lot more data entry done in a shorter amount of time with this new interface. Of course with any new major software upgrade there is going to be some learning curve, but if you have used Reunion before I do not think it will take much adjusting.
Today we will just take a brief look at Reunion 10 and I will post discoveries in future posts.
Basically everything you need is right here in this screen - Tools show up on your left & the list results show up in the right column which is collapsible is desired. Go to the Reunion 10 website to take a look at these new features in more detail.
One area of Reunion 10 I will be interested in exploring will be the web tools. I had been a little disappointed in this part of the program on the last version, but I am hoping that some changes have been made that will create nicer looking pages and easier ways to create a customized layout.
I have been doing genealogy research since 2002 & have worked full time as a Professional Genealogist since 2008. I specialize in Polish and American-Canadian Genealogy. As a member of APG, I was the 2010/2011 President of the New England Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists (NEAPG). I have Certificates of Completion for studies in "Foundations of Forensic Genealogy" and "Advanced Forensic Genealogy Techniques". I have been a volunteer librarian at the local Family History Center, and a genealogy research consultant at “Ask the Expert” Ancestry Road Shows. I have traveled to Poland numerous times & researched in churches and archives. At conferences and special events, you may find me dressed up in my Sherlock Holmes outfit, or my Kujawy (the folk costume from the region in Poland where my ancestors came from).