Fzip Family Tree

What's New


Abbreviation - Chg for Change, New for New functionality, Fix for Correction

Version 3.2    13 Sep 2021 :-
1. New data Fields - Alias and Nickname
These are two new fields associated with a Person.
In Fzip the difference between the two is that Alias is output along with Name, REFN etc, but Nickname is either not output or needs to be selected for output.
This is because Nickname may contain information that is sensitive.
Changes
    a. View/Edit - two new fields
    b. Report - Alias output when Level of Detail = 3,4,5
    c. Find/Search - when search using First Name or Last Name a search will also be done on Alias and NickName
              - additional search fields of Alias and Nick Name
    d. GEDCOM Export - Alias is output if present and Nickname if OutputNickName is selected. These are output as Level 1 GEDCOM tags (1 ALIA and 1NICK).
    e. GEDCOM Import - Alias and Nickname are imported from Level 1 tags
    f.  CSV Export - Alias is exported and if Output Nickname is set then Nickname is output
    g. CSV Compare - Compare is unchanged but, it can only validly compare CSV exports with version 3.2 and above, as previous version s will not have the two new fields in the CSV export.

Version 3.1    21 Jun 2021 :-
1. Chg - Major updates to Non English translations for all languages except Italian
2. Chg - Minor screen formatting changes
3. Chg - Change Print Options to be able to suppress parts of heading
4. Fix - Report - when Print before a Print Preview the program would produce an error - fixed
5. New - FzipLang changed with new Check Report and changes to make translations easier

Version 3.0    30 Nov 2020 :-
1. New - Same Sex Support
    Support for Same Sex Relationships and Marriage. - see Same Sex in help for more information - changes to many parts of program
    As a result of change the Sex/Gender of a person can now be changed at any time.
2. Main Screen functions
    a. New - improved formatting of both views of main screen
    b. Chg  - name of "Family View" changed to "Table View"
    c. New - Hourglass View can optionally show 6 generations of people (now 4,5 and 6)
    d. New - Table View can optionally show 4 generations of people (increase from 2.5)
    e. Chg  - switch between views now done using View menu or click on View name
    f.  New - clicking on or in the Hourglass and Table view will move the focus towards that person
    g. New - when click on Child, the Parent and Spouse are highlighted and the Spouse Ancestors are updated
    h. New - can choose additional larger font sizes of 13,14,15 point for main screen text
    i.  New - prevents Add, Connect of person if cannot see result of action
    j.  New - improve screen display when return from View/Edit/Add/Connect/Delete/Disconnect/Back/Open
    k. Chg - some changes to menus and short cut keys
3. Print Preview functions
    a. Chg  - improve positioning of Print Preview when using more than once in a run
    b. New - automatic resize of page being previewed for PageWidth and Page Height options
    c. New - add zoom percentages of 300% and 400%
    d. New - show selected Printer Name in Print Preview
    e. Fix   - Print Preview of very large reports ( more than approx 7000 pages) would not complete; fixed
4. Reports
    a. New - Fonts - can change Heading and Footer fonts including font style using PageSetup and also Body Font style
    b. New - Formatting - improved formatting of many reports
    c. New - Source - Source now included on reports when Level of Detail = 5
    d. New - Story - age of living person is now included, comparing date of birth with date of producing report
    e. Chg  - Rename of Date Check Report to Potential Problems Report
    f.  New - Potential Problems Report - additional checks of "Sex unknown" and "Person is in same sex relationship"
5. Web Page generation
    Has been redeveloped. Can now produce useful web pages for very large family trees (in excess of 250,000 people).
    There is an extra Alphabetic Index page to assist navigation and the other pages are automatically split into multiple files to manage file sizes.
6. View/Edit
    a. New - Document Integration ; to view external documents, video etc. related to a person. See Document Integration
    b. New - right click on mouse is the same as clicking OK button. Can also use right click in Main screen to edit current person.
    c. New - View form is now resizeable so can see more of the source fields
7. New - Search, and Marriage Report - new sort order for Marriages of, First Name
8. Chg - Page Setup - improved definition of left, right, top, bottom
9. New - new function "Show Last TXT file" will display last text file produced; accessable from Tools menu
         Text files contain summaries of some processing. They are produced by;
         GEDCOM Import, Check/Fix File, Check/Fix Links, Check Pictures, Mass Change functions, Assign REFN, CSV Export and Compare (P file only)
10. Check/Fix File/Links/Pictures/Mass Change Functions
    a. Chg  - change to output file names to; myfamilyfile_date_time_action.txt
    b. Chg  - Import trace file directory is changed to be in 'MyDocuments' directory if gen file is not known and directory of gen file if known
    c. New - improvements to Mass Change Place/Source/Family Name/Assign REFN , message and output file of changes
    d. New - Assign REFN - now selects people using Find to identify those to have the REFN assigned
11. Language Customisation
    a. Messages - changes to messages - see Language Customisation in help
    b. Update to French translation

Note, while the program has been upgraded, the same data structure is used as the original, so that Version 1, 2 and 3 programs can all be used on the same data file, except problems will occur using Version 1 and 2 when Same Sex relationships are used. (Actually if Male is in female field or the reverse.)

Version 2.2    13 Sep 2020 :-
1. Chg - Faster startup of program
2. Fix - Add/Edit/Connect/Delete - internal fields may not have been set may result in errors - fixed
3. Check Database Functions - accessed from Tools menu
    a. New - Check Data function - additional check added for orphan records
    b. New - Fix Data function - corrects all problems detected by Check Data, record sizes and orphan records
    c. New - Check Links function - rewritten and now more understandable and complete
    d. New - Fix Links function - rewritten, corrects all problems found by Check Links
    e. New - Check File and Check Pictures - output filenames standardised to have date and time in them
    f.  Chg - Check File, Links, Pics - file now written to same directory as .GEN file
4. New - GEDCOM Import - output filename showing result of Import standardised to have date and time
5. New - Find By Number - Function added to, with ability to Find Relationship by entering / then number e.g. /1487, in addition to existing Find Person
6. Fix - Export FindList - when a Summary was exported it displayed an error and Export was incomplete - fixed
7. Fix - FindList - when viewing DateCheck Report results in FindList the FindList format was often incorrect
8. Fix - FindList - when viewing DateCheck Report results in FindList the list was truncated if did not step through each page of report in Print Preview - fixed
9. Fix - Find - Find screen sometimes did not reset to Person selection when click on Person radio button - fixed
10. Fix - Find - First drop down for condition could be overwritten - fixed
11. Chg - Report - Pedigree Report - improve formatting
12. Chg - Report - Descendant and Ancestor Reports - improve formatting
13. Fix - Report - Descendant, Family Group, Ancestor, Ancestor Ahnentafel - fix truncation of parts of characters in various reports
14. Fix - Report - Ancestor Story - in some instances when no spouse of a person report did not compete - fixed
15. New - Report - Descendant, Ancestor Story - add date of death for children
16. Chg - Report - Relatives List - improve readability of group headings

Version 2.1.13    1 Jul 2020 :-
1. New - Export - Add option to output RESN tag if private against INDI and FAM and do not blank information.
2. Chg - Update to Italian.lng for messages up to 651.

Version 2.1.12    21 Jun 2020 :-
1. Fix - Export - Date of producing GEDCOM file (in HEAD) was produced in local language not overridden by options.
2. New - Menu - Add Menu Option under Help to show License information.

Version 2.1.11    30 Mar 2020 :-
1. Chg - Main - In the Person Description remove the comma(,) in the person's name when the name order is Last Name and First Name.
    (There was no comma when First name and Last Name order.)
2. Chg - Find - When no records are selected, redisplay selection screen to change entered parameters.
3. Chg - Italian language - Update to Italian language file for messages for Find Person using number.

Version 2.1.10    20 Mar 2020 :-
1. Fix - Connect - when there is an error such as 'Sex of selected person must be opposite to current person' the program does not completely reposition to original person.
    In conjunction with item 2 (below), this may in some cases result in database corruption if another Connect or Delete is immediately run .
2. Fix - Menu Options for Delete and Connect - possible functions to run may not be correct in some cases. Can happen at the same time as item 1 above.
3. Chg - Edit screen - Increase display width of REFN.

Version 2.1.9    8 Mar 2020 :-
1. New - Find using Person Number - new function to Find using Person Number, accessable from menu or button next to EasyFind button
    Two new messages 647 and 648
2. Fix - FindList - When cancel in FindList the Main Screen is pointing to person from FindList but showing original person - fixed
3. Fix - Main - When open in Hourglass and initial person has no children then the list of Spouses and Siblings Grid is in incorrect position - fixed
4. New - GEDCOM Export - Message displayed on screen of number of people exported and file name.
5. Fix - Messages - minor changes to message 352,356,357; spelling
6. Fix - GEDCOM Import - If Rel Notes are exactly 4096 chars in length or Pers Notes are exactly 30000 in length then message displays that identifies that they are too big, they are not - fixed
7. Chg - Check File - changes to the output and what is checked.

Version 2.1.8    18 Feb 2020 :-
1. Fix - Connect - Connect Spouse Existing can sometimes result in Relationship text being overwritten by another relationship - fixed
2. New - Check Links - Many Improvements to Tool to check for file consistencies, including more detail on data with problems.
3. New - Fix Links - New function to fix some file inconsistencies.
4. New - Export CSV - Show filename exported to.
5. Fix - Export CSV - program changed non printing characters to single quote except for 1st char of Pers and RelNotes. Now does all.
    Resulted in exports where first char was a carriage return being unreadable in spreadsheet program.
6. New - Compare CSV - Show filenames of files being compared in DifferenceP/R files.
7. Fix - Compare CSV - where a Pers or Rel record had more fields in one export than in the other the program may fail when running the compare.
8. Fix - GEDCOM Export - Notes and Source have fixed errors with use of GEDCOM Tag CONT and CONC
9. Chg - GEDCOM Export - leading spaces in Notes or Source are not removed.
10. Fix - GEDCOM Import - Notes and Source have fixed errors with CONT and CONC and correctly applying new line
11. New - GEDCOM Import - Person and relations (Individual and Family) numbers will be retained, if new empty database and SOURCE is FZIP.
    Reassigning the same numbers can be used in CSV Compare to correctly compare the same records after GEDCOM Export/Import.
12. New - View - Change display of person and relationship numbers to add p and r
13. Fix - Main - Fix ViewName of Family View if that is initial View to be displayed.
14. New - Help - Documentation on recovering database from corruption.

Version 2.1.7    18 Jan 2020 :-
1. New - View - Change to screen to display Place and Source together on one screen.
2. New - Main Screen - When program starts it will display the Hourglass or Family View depending on what was displayed when the program was closed.

Version 2.1.6    29 Jul 2019 :-
1. Chg - Help - Updates to improve readability and content
2. New - CSV Export - Add the 3 Tag fields to CSV Export and CSV Compare. Add option to export the Tag Values.
3. Fix - CSV Export - Heading corrected for Relationship for Male and Female Relationship Numbers
4. Chg - About - Minor change to About screen to include URL of website.

Version 2.1.5    3 Jul 2019 :-
1. New - FindList CSV Export - used to export the FindList as a CSV file to be read by a spreadsheet program such as Excel or Libre Office
    Invoked from FindList screen or Tools menu
2. Fix - Place report - Correction for displaying relationships - displayed incorrect Event literal for Female
3. Fix - Place searching and Place Report - Marriage or Divorce now only displayed for Male, Female if Male, Female was selected.
4. Fix - Place searching and Place report - If 'Use as Input' was selected then did not select Marriages or Divorces
5. Fix - Find Person or Marriage - If second field used could not use 'between'
6. Fix - LDS Report - Print preview did not display background page image correctly
7. Fix/Chg - FindList - Right click on a person in a row will now display Edit screen for that person
8. Fix - Edit - Next Person and Previous Person within Edit would only step through siblings. Corrected to step through FindList if Edit is invoked from FindList.
9. Chg - Tools Menu - Reorganise menu to improve
10. Chg - Help - Updating of Help to improve

Version 2.1.4    22 Jun 2019 :-
1. Chg/Fix - Place searching and Place report - For relationships, now reports events for male and female rather than just one.
2. Fix - Place searching and Place report - Sorting now works correctly for Marriage and Divorce
3. Chg - FindList - For Places, when selecting reverse place display the place in reverse order
4. Chg - FindList - Displays 'Summary' heading when summary
5. New - Place searching and Place report - New sort orders of Family Name (then Date) and Date (then Family Name)
6. Fix - Install - Program would fail if 'Launch Application' selected at time of installation and Fzip had not run before on PC. Run from Windows would work correctly.
7. Chg - Install - Installation file is renamed to include version number e.g. FzipFT_SetupV2.1.4.exe

Version 2.1.3    22 May 2019 :-
1. Chg - Forms - Updating of forms to improve their readability.

Version 2.1.2    14 May 2019 :-
1. New - CSV Compare - New function that compares output from two exports and reports differences i.e. shows changes - can be used to identify differences in versions of genealogy files. Accessed from Tools menu.
2. Fix - CSV Export - Export of Parent data incorrect where there were no parents.
3. New - CSV Export - Addition of Genealogy file and date and time to the output files.
4. New - Edit - Stop entry of carriage return and line feed in Place fields.
5. Fix - File Read - Program would lock up when opening genealogy file when last record on buffer boundary.

Version 2.1.1    7 May 2019 :-
1. New - CSV Export - Now exports all notes.
2. New - Date Check Report - Option to write people to check to FindList now includes error messages.
3. Fix - Date Check Report - Check 12, 13 Person born after Father/Mother dead is corrected
4. Fix - Main - When changed to new person, the person was not highlighted correctly in Sibling display. (Problem introduced in v2.1).
5. Chg - Language - Updated Italian Version - Thank you Ercole Di Matteo.

Version 2.1    30 April 2019 :-
1. New - FindList - Improve setting of column widths and resizing. Default to full screen, but remember sizing when look at Findlist again.
2. New - Main and FindList - Display Person Number and Reference for a Person in Person Summary
3. New - CSV Export - New function to provide export of genealogy data as CSV files. Accessed from Tools Menu.
4. New - Date Check Report - Additional check of; a child is born less than 9 months after a previous child.
5. Chg - Web - User created Template directory changed to be in Fzip data directory e.g. C:\ProgramData\Fzip\template
6. New - Main - New Family View Screen that shows 3 generations of people in a tabular format. Click on "<< >>" to swap between existing Hourglass View and Family View.
7. Fix - Main Screen - Remove comma when last name displayed first and first name is blank

Version 2.0.4    19 April 2019 :-
1. Chg - Change where temporary and work files are stored. By default will be stored in C:\ProgramData\Fzip on Windows 10
   If the program is not run from the C:\Program Files (x86) directory then these files will be stored in the same directory as the program.
2. New - New version of FzipLang - language translation program, to be used by language translators.
3. New - Added new Language menu option in Help menu

Version 2.0.3.1    14 April 2019 :-
1. Chg - Language - Revised Dutch Translation for Version 2 - Thank you Peter Tameris

Version 2.0.3    13 April 2019 :-
1. Chg - Easy Find and Find - search criteria to default to "Contains" rather than "Starts with" - to improve use of search
2. Chg - Main screen - FindList Next and Previous make person the focus rather than just update narrative of person
3. Chg - Main screen - If person selected in Sibling Area then show first spouse ancestors
4. Fix - Date Input - Program was ignoring date separator defined in Windows, always set it to '/'.
5. Chg - Help - Update of various topics

Version 2.0.2    9 April 2019 :-
1. Chg - Main screen - Change highlighting to improve text visibility and navigation
2. Chg - Main screen, FindList - Change color of narrative text box to improve text visibility
3. Fix - Main screen, FindList - Narrative was truncated when large number of children
4. New - Main screen - Add Indi number for selected individual to improve identification of person

Version 2.0.1    8 April 2019 :-
1. New - About screen - Information added identifying executable file
2. Fix - GEDCOM Import and Export - did not correctly input and output date qualifier ABT,EST etc in English
3. New - Option screen - Added parameter to control output of GEDCOM Dates in English or selected Language
4. Fix - Main screen - Did not completely clear main screen when File > New
5. Chg - Help - Added new Licence information to Help
6. Chg - Language - Revised Italian Translation for Version 2 - Thank you Ercole Di Matteo

Version 2.0    28 March 2019 :-
Yes it has been a long time between changes!
1. New - Main screen - that is easier to use and shows 5 generations of people to give improved context - 3 generations of Ancestors
2. New - Main screen - Back and Forward buttons that work similarly to Internet browser back and forward
3. New - Main screen and FindList - Narrative summary added for selected person and for FindList has more information (e.g. age, age at marriage, place of marriage) and better formatting
4. New - Findlist - rewritten to be more friendly and useful - now displays place of birth, place of death and reference number.
5. New - Find, Select by Place - has option to reverse Place - this is also used by Place Report - useful for checking Place names
6. Fix - FindList - When editing from Findlist Place or Source selection the FindList display information did not display correctly
7. New - Report - ScreenPrint report for the main screen
8. Fix - Help - Now able to use HTML Help
9. Chg - Help - Updated Help
10. Chg - Limits - Number of people that can be processed increased to 3.27 million from 2 million
11. Chg - Add Child, Connect Child - Now require selection of relationship due to main screen change
12. Chg - Connect Spouse - The method of selecting Spouse changed
13. New - Add Spouse - Can now edit relationship details
14. New - Main screen - Heading includes filename being displayed and the last date and time of change
15. New - Shareware - Remove code for shareware restrictions
16. Chg - Web - Improve Web page generation to improve navigation
17. New - Place Report - Add information displayed when Level of Detail = 2, also uses Reverse Place in Find
18. New - Edit screen - Add highlight sex of person in blue or red to assist selecting correct sex
19. New - Edit screen - Add Child - Heading updated to included parents
20. New - Date Check Report - Additional check of 60 years difference between spouses
21. Chg - Edit Screen - improve formatting, add print button, remove bookmark buttons
22. New - GEDCOM Import - Now imports Unix GEDCOM files that only have Linefeed as end of record marker in addition to existing Windows files.
23. New - Privacy - Has more options for output for Web pages and GEDCOM export - improved Privacy with more options for output.
24. New - Privacy - Can be used on most Reports with same options as Web and GEDCOM export
25. New - Web - Pages for individuals can be combined into single files to reduce number of html files
26. Chg - Web - Changed the way the output directory is selected
27. New messages - see Customisation for more details
Note that while the program has been upgraded the same data structure is used as the original, so that both Version 1 program and Version 2 can be used on the same data file (provided there are less than 2 million people).