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is a genealogy software
Genealogy software is computer software used to record, organize, and publish genealogical data. At a minimum, genealogy software collects the date and place of an individual's birth, marriage, and death, and stores the relationships of individuals to their parents, spouses, and children...
program designed and written by Calico Pie Limited, a UK
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software design and development company founded by Simon Orde in 1995. Family Historian was named as family history software of the year by Your Family Tree
magazine in November 2008. It was praised in particular for its ability to enter data directly from diagrams and for its multi-media capabilities.
Family Historian was designed to run on the Windows platform
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, however some users run Family Historian on Linux
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machines using Wine
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