Sunday, September 16, 2007

Personal Ancestry Writer II

I found a free Mac download that will export a Register-format report from a Gedcom file. It's caled Personal Ancestry Writer II.

From the official description:
It combines most of the features of the LDS Personal Ancestral File program (PAF) for the Macintosh (for which all development stopped a few years ago after release 2.3.1), with additional features that generate web pages (in HTML), word processing files (in RTF for, e.g., AppleWorks) and desktop publishing files (in MML for FrameMaker). The generated report files include genealogical dictionaries, registers, ahnentafels and lineages—such as appear on this site—as well as some interesting text files and pedigree charts.
It tries to do a lot of things, and could be used possibly as one's primary software, though its interface looks like it was created in the dark ages of System 7 and never updated. Still, it is free.
PAWriter is not meant to have the bells and whistles that are in the current crop of genealogical programs. The emphasis is on maintaining a genealogical database from which the user can write books and/or post web pages about a family.
Users of MacFamilyTree or iFamily who feel they must have a Register report can use it easily for that purpose.

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