Friday, April 5, 2013

I got to meet Simon Orde at Rootstech

Last year I changed genealogy software packages. After using one program for a dozen years I moved over to the Family Historian package because there were so many things I liked about the program and people whom I respect were users of the product.   When I was perusing the list of vendors who were to be exhibiting at Rootstech I got very excited when I saw that Simon Orde, developer of the Family Historian package was crossing the Atlantic to have a booth in the Expo Hall at Rootstech. I think that any genealogy vendor who is serious about their product should make an effort to come to Rootstech and Simon did just that.

I really wanted to meet the man behind my software package so I emailed Simon and asked him for an interview. I am so pleased that he took some time away from his booth at Rootstech to have a chat. I'm sure that other users of Family Historian (including the people in my user group at Wyong, NSW) would love to have an opportunity to meet the man behind Family Historian  Being an Official Blogger at Rootstech gave me an opportunity to let you see via video my meeting with Simon.

You may also be interested in seeing the interview I recorded with Darrin Lythgoe in 2012. Darrin is the developer of TNG, The Next Generation of Genealogy Sitebuilding, that I use to publish my family tree on the web.


Shelley Crawford said...

Hi Jill, I really enjoyed your interview with Simon Orde. I tinkered with my own plug-ins (made some for entering some Australian sources I was using) but it's been a while and by now I'd have to start learning to write them all over again! Maybe one day.

Jane Taubman said...

Hi Jill, Thanks for posting the interview with Simon. I think a lot of the Family Historian users will enjoy "meeting" the man behind Family Historian.

A O'Brien said...

Thanks Jill for this interview with Simon. After reading yours and Shelley's blog posts about changing over to Family Historian I have decided to do the same. I'm still in the learning phase but I'm definitely glad I decided to change. The plug-ins are a great concept and I hope to have a go at writing some as Shelley has done. Thanks again for sharing all the video interviews from RootsTech.


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