Genealogy Software Databases on Flash Drives

Over at the DearMyrtle blog, there are two different posts mentioning taking your genealogy databases from your genealogy software and carrying and accessing them on USB flash drives. The topic came up as people were talkiong about using PAF or GEDCOM files, and apparently some genealogy software makers make their software available for free at Family History Centers.

Review of DocuPen RC800 has a review of the DocuPen RC800 Scanner. Rob Bushway wrote the review, and discusses his workflow with the DocuPen. For those of you not familiar with it, the DocuPen is a handheld color scanner that is incredibly small. You have to see it to understand just how portable this thing really is. The manufacturers claim you can store it in a shirt pocket, but Rob points out it’s just a little too tall for that. He goes into using it with OneNote and a Tablet PC.

Pocket Genealogist 3.00A56 (Public Beta)

Northern Hills Software has a released a major update in their Pocket Genealogist public beta for version 3.0 series. This is version 3.00A56 Public Beta. Pocket Genealogist is a PocketPC/Windows Mobile based genealogy application, and this series is part of the 3.0 public beta series. This release incorporates several major changes, including Windows Mobile 5.0 improvements, as well as a rework of the To Do imports.

Note: Requires re-import of database

To download and view a status of the changes coming to version 3.0 of Pocket Genealogist, please refer to this page (


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GedStar Pro 3.1c

The PalmOS genealogy application, GedStar Pro has been updated to GedStar Pro 3.1c. It can be downloaded here (GedStar Pro site). This version fixes a bug where multiple internal TMG (The Master Genealogist) exhibits are not being converted properly.

This update is recommended if the following new features are applicable to you:

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