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Title: Reunion for Max


1
Reunion for Max!
  • Why we should all change to Reunion and Mac

2
What is Reunion?
  • Reunion is a genealogy software program for the
    Macintosh
  • Helps you document, store and display information
    about your family - our ancestors, descendants,
    cousins, etc
  • It records names, dates, places, facts, plenty of
    notes, sources of information, pictures, sounds,
    and videos

3
What is Reunion?
  • It shows family relationships in an elegant,
    graphic form - people are linked in an
    easy-to-understand fashion
  • Makes it easy to publish your family tree
    information - even if you want to share it on the
    web
  • You can automatically create common genealogy
    reports, charts, and forms, as well as birthday
    calendars, mailing lists, questionnaires,
    indexes, and other lists

4
What is Reunion?
  • Reunion even calculates relationships, ages, life
    expectancies, and statistics
  • Reunion also creates large, high-resolution,
    graphic charts allowing complete on-screen
    editing of boxes, lines, fonts, and colours

5
Features - Top 20 Reasons to Buy Reunion?
  • Easy to enter your family information
  • Reunion lets you store every scrap of
    information names, dates, plenty of room for
    notes, free-form text, memoirs, custom fields,
    mailing address, marital status, and even
    research logs

6
Features - Top 20 Reasons to Buy Reunion?
  • Creates large graphic pedigree and descendant
    tree charts, fan charts and timeline charts
  • Provides complete on-screen editing of box
    colour, font, font size, shadow, border,
    connecting lines, and captions
  • Move boxes or branches on-screen. byby
    clicking-and-dragging

7
Features - Top 20 Reasons to Buy Reunion?
  • Creates large graphic pedigree and descendant
    tree charts, fan charts and timeline charts
  • Automatically change chart orientation
  • Including top-to-bottom, left-to-right, and
    waterfall models

8
Features - Top 20 Reasons to buy Reunion?
  • Pictures, videos, and sounds
  • Digitise your memories (such as colour or black
    white pictures, birth certificates, wills, maps,
    movies, sound recordings)
  • You can link multiple multimedia items to a
    single record, or one multimedia item to multiple
    records
  • Display, magnify, and reduce images on screen

9
Features - Top 20 Reasons to buy Reunion?
  • Pictures, videos, and sounds
  • Include a complete description and memo for each
    item
  • Easy to include images in your charts, reports,
    and Web output

10
Features - Top 20 Reasons to Buy Reunion?
  • Web output
  • Reunion helps you share your information on the
    web by automatically building complete web
    projects
  • All the necessary HTML files, image files,
    graphics, and backgrounds are generated and
    linked for you

11
Features - Top 20 Reasons to Buy Reunion?
  • Web output
  • If produced on CD, able to share information
    easily across PC and Mac platforms, without
    thenecessity of having Reunion, using a web
    browser

12
Features - Top 20 Reasons to Buy Reunion?
  • Graphic forms
  • Create family groups sheets, person sheets,
    questionnaires, and blank forms
  • Reunion lets you automatically print forms for
    any group of people in your files eg. a
    questionnaire for all your first cousins
  • Able to share charts as a graphic file attachment
    to an email

13
Features - Top 20 Reasons to Buy Reunion?
  • Book-style reports
  • The narrative ahnentafel report (the ancestors of
    a person, Register report (the descendants of a
    couple), and the family history report are
    perfect for book publishing

14
Features - Top 20 Reasons to Buy Reunion?
  • Book-style reports
  • Ability to customise the way in which phrases are
    generated in the report
  • Output can be to your preferred word processor
    eg. Microsoft word, RTF, text or HTML files, or
    pdf files generated through the Mac interface

15
Features - Top 20 Reasons to Buy Reunion?
  • Easy to find information
  • Including multiple-criteria searches
  • For example, you could search for all males born
    in South Australia before 1880 or all couples
    married in Ballarat with no children

16
Features - Top 20 Reasons to Buy Reunion?
  • Date calculator
  • Able to choose from 16 different formats for the
    display of dates eg. 28 Jan 1980 or 28/1/1980
  • You can enter dates as they might be spoken, like
    a death date as 40 years 3 months 2 days after
    birth

17
Features - Top 20 Reasons to Buy Reunion?
  • Wide variety of reports and custom lists
  • Automatically opened in your work processor and
    fully formatted with page numbers, page breaks,
    headers, superscript reference note citations,
    columns, etc

18
Features - Top 20 Reasons to Buy Reunion?
  • Birthday and Anniversary lists
  • Create easy-to-customise lists of events eg. list
    people whose birth date is in October
  • Other examples could be to list Immigration
    Place if you were looking at shipping records,
    or list chronologically for Census and
    include Census Place and Age if you were
    researching the various census records

19
Features - Top 20 Reasons to Buy Reunion?
  • Relationship calculator
  • Tells you, at a glance, how people are related to
    you (or anyone in your family file)
  • Creates custom relationship lists. For example,
    a list of all your removed cousins or a list of
    all descendants

20
Features - Top 20 Reasons to Buy Reunion?
  • Mailing lists
  • Reunion tracks mailing addresses
  • Creates mail-merge files when you want to send
    invitations to an upcoming family reunion

21
Features - Top 20 Reasons to Buy Reunion?
  • Import and export
  • Full Gedcom import and export lets you transfer
    data into Reunion without re-typing
  • You can exchange data with users of other
    genealogical software(DOS, Windows, or
    Macintosh)
  • If you have been collecting information in a
    database program, Reunion features a text file
    import, to help you bring the data into Reunion

22
Features - Top 20 Reasons to Buy Reunion?
  • Flexibility
  • Reunion lets you create charts and reports for
    subset of your family file
  • For example, you can make a tree chart or export
    a Gedcom file for direct lines only
  • Able to mark and unmark sets and individuals
    within sets to create customised reports and
    charts

23
Features - Top 20 Reasons to Buy Reunion?
  • Cascading Pedigree Charts
  • These are a series of graphic pedigree charts 4-
    or 5- generations per page, that are cross
    referenced with continuation numbers

24
Features - Top 20 Reasons to Buy Reunion?
  • Speed Names
  • Instantly recalls the last 500 places and
    surnames youve entered, helping you to avoid
    typing the same place name or surname over and
    over

25
Features - Top 20 Reasons to Buy Reunion?
  • Shows the Ages
  • Age and weekday for the birth, death or marriage
    date, also customised dates (eg Census)
  • Length of marriage
  • Current age or lifespan of person
  • Also age at birth and death of siblings, parents,
    children, grandparents and grandchildren

26
Features - Top 20 Reasons to Buy Reunion?
  • Source Documentation
  • Document the sources of your information using
    shared source records
  • To cite a source, you only need to record the
    details about the source at one time. Can
    include any source on any record, in any data
    entry field as many times as you want
  • Ability to include sources at the end of reports

27
Features - Top 20 Reasons to Buy Reunion?
  • Easy to Get Help
  • Easy to use, comprehensive electronic manual
  • Leister Productions can be contacted by phone and
    e-mail (are in the USA). Website has lots of
    user hints www.leisterpro.com
  • ReunionTalk Forums - free, online community of
    Reunion users
  • RAGUG - Reunion and Generations User Group meets
    monthly
  • GumNet

28
Features - Top 20 Reasons to Buy Reunion?
  • Its Great with a Mac!
  • iPhoto - Reunion able to include your photos and
    videos from your iPhoto albums
  • iTunes - Reunion can easily add from your iTunes
    songs
  • Any Power Macintosh, iMac, eMac, or iBook with CD
    drive
  • Mac OS 8.5 or newer
  • Mac OS X 10.1.3 or newer
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