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Demo V 2.00
The demo version of the recently announced Release II of Origins.
Origins II is a dedicated data base for keeping track of genealogical
information. It will support databases of over 6 million individuals.
The user interface is designed to be both easy to use and very powerful.
Origins will correctly handle multiple marriages, step-children,
unmarried parents, and other difficult situations that some programs
refuse to allow. Origins lists Persons, Marriages, Parent/Child Index,
Ahnentafel, and Soundex. It generates reports on Persons, Family
Groups, Pedigree Chart, Descendants Charts, and Tiny-Tafel.
Context-sensitive hypertext help is built in. Origins can automatic-
ally call your ARexx-compatible editor to create Source and Note files.
These files may also be written and displayed in hypertext format.
You can search on any combination of fields or by Soundex codes. You
can instantly display IFF (ILBM) pictures of individuals, marriages,
baptisms, and family groups.
You can import and export data between Origins and other genealogical
programs using the GEDCOM file format, and you can generate Tiny-Tafel
listings for use with the Tafel Matching System. Many useful ARexx
functions are included.
A single floppy data disk will hold approximately 2000 person and 500
marriage records. Origins is not LDS compatible.
Installation is now very easy. The user interface is improved. For
example, localization support displays all information in your chosen
language (German available now, with French, Italian, and Spanish
planned), and the graphical interface is now laid out dynamically,
relative to your system overscan preferences. Online help has been
expanded to include virtually all gadgets and menu items.
AmigaDOS style pattern matching is now implemented in searches.
Two new date formats have been added, so you may now specify events
as happening before or after a certain year. Macro Keys allow
you to enter long strings with a single keystroke.
Some reports have been significantly improved, and a new descendant
report in the general style of the New England Historical and
Genealogical Register format has been added.
Record caching has been added, making the access times much faster for
all complex functions, especially sorts.
WHERE TO GET THE DEMO
Available for anonymous ftp on Aminet, for example ftp.cdrom.com
(220.127.116.11). It's in the directory /pub/aminet/biz/demo, and the
file name is Origins2.lha (147823 bytes).
Origins requires V2.0 or later of the Amiga OS, at least 1 megabyte
of ram, and 2 floppy drives or hard disk.
The demo is free. Full version is US$85 + shipping. Ground shipping
is included in the U.S. and Canada. Others please call.
The Puzzle Factory, Inc. Voice: (800) 828-9952 - Orders only
P.O. Box 986 (503) 935-3709 - Questions/support
Veneta, OR 97487 BBS: (503) 935-7883
USA Internet: firstname.lastname@example.org
In Europe, contact:
Helios Software Voice: +(623) 554828
163 Huthwaite Road
Nottinghamshire NG17 2HB
Demo is freely distributable. Copyright 1994 The Puzzle Factory, Inc.
Origins and Origins II are trademarks of The Puzzle Factory, Inc.
Amiga is a registered trademark of Commodore-Amiga, Inc.
Doug Sears <email@example.com>. I work with The Puzzle
Factory, and submitted this at their request.