Latest Free Update

Upgrade to Version 6.2.4

Users of Family Historian 6 can now download a free upgrade to the latest version, which is 6.2.4.  Version 6.2.4 adds improvements to PDF creation, and picture-handling, and fixes recent problems with mapping, as well as some bugs. There is also an alternative mechanism for opening the Accent popup window which can be chosen in Preferences (General tab). The default way to open the Accent popup window is to press-and-hold a letter key when editing a note. For example, if you press-and-hold the ‘e’ key, a popup window will appear showing accents for the letter ‘e’. The alternative method (if enabled) is to press-and-hold the Insert key and then press the letter key. You can enable the alternative method in the General tab of Preferences.

Version 6.2.4 includes all enhancements for previous version 6 upgrades. Version 6.2.2 added faster application startup, improved auto-completion of place names, and a number of other fixes to minor issues reported by users. Version 6.2.0 added automatic record matching and ‘hints’ for Findmypast databases (to learn more about these features see Automatic Internet Data Matching). Version 6.2.0 followed hard on the heels of 6.1.  For more details about the 6.1 update, see Version 6.1 has been released – the biggest free upgrade for 10 years and What’s New in Version 6.1.

As usual, this upgrade only works if you already have a licensed copy of version 6 installed. It will not work with any version of Family Historian earlier than version 6; nor will it work with trial, demo or starter editions. Users of versions earlier than version 6 can buy an upgrade to version 6 from the Family Historian Store page. To find out which version you have, run Family Historian and click on “About Family Historian” on the Help menu.

To upgrade, open Family Historian 6 and click ‘Check for Updates’ on the Help menu. If your current version is recent but earlier than 6.2.4, there will be an ‘Upgrade Now’ button which you can click to upgrade. Alternatively, if you prefer, (or if you have an old version and there is no ‘Upgrade Now’ button) you can download the upgrade program to your PC by clicking the button below. When the download has completed, run the program to upgrade.

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