Genbox Family History

Genbox Family HistoryThis page last updated: March 20, 2007

Genbox Family History – Genealogy Application

Developer: Thoughtful Creations (contact page)

Developer’s Description:

Genbox Family History is a complete genealogy software package. It will help you organize your research, store your data, enter proper source citations, and produce professional-quality charts and reports that you can preview and modify, then print or publish on the web.

For information on the many features of Genbox, click here.

Cost and Availability: Currently in active development. $29.95 for a single-user license. Downloads of maintenance versions and minor updates included in purchase. Discount on the next major release.

Trial Version: Available here (trial page). This is a 30-day, fully functioning trial. After 30 days, application will go into read-only mode. You can request a further 30 days if necessary. Download Page

Current Version: 3.7.0
Last Update: February 3, 2007

Required: Windows 95 or later (Windows 98, 2000, Me, NT, XP, Vista), Internet Explorer 4.0 or later.
Windows Vista: Lightly Tested with by us. Developer added official Vista support in 3.7.0

Language: Event templates available on the download page – languages available – Danish, German, Norwegian, Dutch, Polish, Portugese, French, Italian, Swedish, Russian, Slovak

Official Forums and Official Mailing List (Rootsweb).

Sample Reports – in HTML, PDF, or RTF formats.
Sample Charts

Reviews: – Kimberly Powell, version 3.30
New England Ancestors – Dec 2003, David Allen Lambert, version 3.1.4
Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter – Feb 2003, Dick Eastman, version 3.0

Version History:

– Version 3.7.0 – February 3, 2007
This version adds support for Windows Vista. It also contains a few enhancements and problem corrections. Translations have been updated for Slovak, Polish, and Russian.

* Translations updated for Slovak.
* Translations added for Russian.
* Event templates and flag names added for Russian.
* Event templates and flag names updated for Polish.
* Summary Page: For Dutch, M,F,U,O sex indicators for children have been changed to M,V,O,A.

* Adding a new individual: all Summary page controls except name, and all other tabs, are disabled.
* Subrecord scrollbars are now hidden when fewer than two subrecords.

* CHARTS: With “short places” checked, links to place name variants (without short names) show correctly on charts.
* RESEARCH SEARCH PAGE: When deleting the last search record in a database, the “No Current Record” message no longer appears.

Version 3.6.3 Oct 5, 2005
Version 3.6 Oct 2, 2005
Version 3.5 July 9, 2005 Full Release Notes 3.5
Version 3.4 March, 2005