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27 Jan 2014 New
Celebrating 20 years of family tree charting

TreeDraw 20th Anniversary year!

TreeDraw version one first appeared in 1994 and at the time it was the only genealogy charting program for Windows. Now 20 years later it is still the best fully-customizable charting software for family trees. Currently used by thousands of people in 78 countries worldwide.

To celebrate, SpanSoft have released version 4.2.0 (.2.0 - see what we did there!) of both the Standard and Legacy editions. Now you can pick up default formatting (font, line style, etc) from elements which are already in a chart. Useful if you have an old chart which you want to add to. To see the new features visit the TreeDraw Change Log or Legacy Edition Change Log.

Current users of V4 can get a free update easily by using "Help | Check for updates" in the program.

8 May 2013
TreeDraw Legacy Edition V4 released

New features. Improved Windows look and feel.

SpanSoft are delighted to announce the release of TreeDraw Legacy Edition V4. This major upgrade adds some important new features as well as Legacy Family Tree V8 compatibility.

  • Now compatible with all Legacy Family Tree databases from V3 to V8.
  • Shareware - try it free for 30 days.
  • Joined lines added. Straight lines can have their ends joined to any other chart element so that the line stretches when the element is moved.
  • Descendant and ancestral trees can join up lines automatically.
  • Multiple levels of undo allow you to step back through changes you made to the current chart.
  • Right-click in the Drawing Area to pop up a context menu.
  • Add images direct from a scanner.
  • The size of the element handles can be user-defined.
  • The length of the lines linked to text in imported charts can be user-defined.
  • Option to import full resolution pictures instead of thumbnails.
  • Change priority of items in the Replace Text list.
  • Buttonbar buttons can be made small or large.
  • TreeDraw uses the look-and-feel of the current Windows theme under XP, Vista, Win7 and Win8.
  • Windows XP, Vista, Win7, Win8 or later required. Will not run under Win98 or WinMe.
  • Check out the full changes list on the new TreeDraw Legacy Edition Web site.

If you have an earlier version of TreeDraw Legacy Edition you can upgrade to version 4 for only £8.99 at the Upgrades page.

Try TreeDraw Legacy Edition V4 now. TreeDraw Legacy Edition V4 installs alongside your existing TreeDraw Legacy Edition - will not overwrite it.

10 Mar 2012
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2 Jan 2012
New pricing. Lower prices.

Price drops on Kith and Kin Pro and TreeDraw

With the continued success of our genealogy software, we are pleased to be able to offer both Kith and Kin Pro and TreeDraw at permanently reduced prices.

The new prices from 2 Jan 2012 are £29.99 for Kith and Kin Pro and £19.99 for TreeDraw. There is also a new special offer price for both programs together of £34.99.

2 Jan 2012
Out now! TreeDraw V4 released

New features. Improved Windows look and feel.

SpanSoft are delighted to announce the release of TreeDraw Standard Edition V4. This major upgrade adds some important new features as well as allowing TreeDraw to take on the current Windows theme.

  • Joined lines added. Straight lines can have their ends joined to any other chart element so that the line stretches when the element is moved.
  • Descendant and ancestral trees can join up lines automatically.
  • Multiple levels of undo allow you to step back through changes you made to the current chart.
  • Right-click in the Drawing Area to pop up a context menu.
  • Add images direct from a scanner.
  • The size of the element handles can be user-defined.
  • The length of the lines linked to text in imported charts can be user-defined.
  • Option to import full resolution pictures instead of thumbnails.
  • Change priority of items in the Replace Text list.
  • Buttonbar buttons can be made small or large.
  • TreeDraw uses the look-and-feel of the current Windows theme under XP, Vista and Win7.
  • Windows XP, Vista, Win7 or later required. Will not run under Win98 or WinMe.
  • Check out the full changes list on the TreeDraw Web site.

If you have an earlier version of TreeDraw you can upgrade to version 4 for only £8.99 at the Upgrades page.

Try TreeDraw V4 now. TreeDraw V4 installs alongside your existing TreeDraw - will not overwrite it.

TreeDraw Legacy Edition V4 will be released shortly.

4 May 2011
Upgrade recommended from Kith and Kin Pro V1 & V2

Old Borland database engine unsupported and obsolete.

Although we also sent this information out in a mailshot, we no longer have working email addresses for over 75% of Kith and Kin Pro version 1 and version 2 users. You can ensure that you are on our mailing list here.

Anyone who is still using Kith and Kin Pro V1 or V2 is strongly advised to upgrade to version 3. The old Borland database engine used in V1 and V2 is obsolete and has the ability to cause data loss. The new DBISAM database engine used in Kith and Kin Pro V3 is more reliable and we have had no reported problems since V3 was released in 2009.

Please check which version of Kith and Kin Pro you are running by using "Help | About" (the digit in front of the decimal point is the major version number). If it is V1 or V2 (or the old Windows 3.1 Kith and Kin or Of that Ilk) you can upgrade to version 3 for only £10 at the Upgrades page.

1 May 2010
Kith and Kin Pro V3.1 released

SpanSoft are delighted to announce the release of Kith and Kin Pro V3.1.
This minor update adds instant backups and enhancements to the layers system.
See the Change Log for full details.
Current Kith and Kin Pro V3 users should update their software by using "Help | Check for updates".

5 Apr 2010
Out now! Shop 'Til You Drop V2 released

SpanSoft are delighted to announce the release of Shop 'Til You Drop V2.
Now compatible with all Windows from Win98 to Win7 with added functions and improved money-saving optimization.
Visit the Shop 'Til You Drop site for more details.
Users of Version 1 have been sent an email with a discount coupon code for the upgrade. If you have not received your discount code please contact us. This offer expires 1 June 2010.

27 Mar 2010
Forums downtime scheduled

We are moving our Web site to a new server on 3 April 2010.
As a result we will have to disable the on-line forums on that date so that we can move them to the new server. The forums will be available again within 48 hours (probably less) as the DNS servers gradually pick up the new spansoft.org IP address. We apologise for any inconvenience.

1 December 2009
TreeDraw price drop

TreeDraw now only £5 when ordered with Kith and Kin Pro.
Order the Kith and Kin Pro plus TreeDraw bundle and pay only £38.

10 May 2009
Out Now! Kith and Kin Pro V3 released

SpanSoft are delighted to announce the release of Kith and Kin Pro 3.
The original Windows genealogy database gets a makeover.
We have improved the program's unique best-selling user interface as well as adding a host of new features. These are just some of them:

  • Added Adobe PDF file export for all reports.
  • Added Soundex and Metaphone searches. This allows users to search for similar sounding surnames.
  • Added Soundex and Metaphone code calculator.
  • Families can be arranged into selectable "Layers". This allows the user to "grey out" all families except the ones he wants to work on.
  • Simplified the Search Window. As well as the V2 SQL queries, users will be able to carry out much simpler searches.
  • Function to save SQL queries to file.
  • Several different picture records can link to the same image file.
  • Pictures can be arranged into an order defined by the user.
  • Pictures can be added to source references and source documents.
  • Drag and drop pictures from Windows added.
  • Option to exclude picture files from database copying.
  • Web page export uses a CSS stylesheet. This makes the Web pages much easier to customise.
  • Supplied with several pre-defined stylesheets.

Check out the new Kith and Kin Pro Website for more details.

If you are currently using Kith and Kin Pro V1 or V2 and would like to upgrade for only £10, please visit the Upgrades Page.

10 May 2009
TreeDraw Standard Edition V3.2.0 released

TreeDraw updated for Kith and Kin Pro 3.
SpanSoft are delighted to announce this release which makes TreeDraw compatible with the new Kith and Kin Pro 3. TreeDraw now imports data from Kith and Kin Pro V3 databases and GEDCOM files only. Kith and Kin Pro V1 and V2 are not supported.

Note that TreeDraw chart files which were previously imported from Kith and Kin Pro V1 or V2 databases should have their database links changed by using "File | Linked databases" (only necessary if you are using the "Update text" or "Auto-update text" features).

If you only use TreeDraw to import data from GEDCOM files, it is still worthwhile updating to this version since the aging BDE database engine has been replaced with DBISAM.

Current TreeDraw V3 users should update their software by using "Help | Check for updates". Users of TreeDraw V1 or V2 can upgrade for only £10 by visiting the Upgrades Page.

26 Apr 2009
Kith and Kin Pro V3 release "soon"

Kith and Kin Pro version 3 builds on its unique user interface.
Kith and Kin Pro V3 is currently in beta-testing and looks set for release in May 2009.

17 Feb 2009
Last chance to convert old Kith and Kin .TRE files

Kith and Kin Pro version 3 is currently in development.
Due to the change in database engine (we are at last ditching the unsupported Borland Database Engine), it will no longer be possible to convert the old type of .TRE data files created by the Windows 3.1 version of "Kith and Kin" (prior to Dec 1998).

We will continue to offer a .TRE data file conversion service for a small fee.

Kith and Kin Pro V3 will support conversion of the following types of data:

  • Kith and Kin Pro V1 databases
  • Kith and Kin Pro V2 databases

When Kith and Kin Pro V3 is released we will be offering free upgrades to customers who purchased V2 after 16 Feb 2009. This will allow any customers who still have the old .TRE files to upgrade and convert them using V2.

10 Dec 2007
List of invalid/blocked emails added to the Web site

We are increasingly having problems responding to emails and product purchases. This appears to be because customers are either providing invalid reply addresses or there is a problem at the customer's mail server.
Clearly we wish to provide fast replies to support emails and provide new customers with their registration keys quickly.
In order to try to alleviate these situations we have added a list of people who have contacted us but who we have been unable reply to. This list is available here.

Our family history software is free to try and is used for genealogy. Print genealogy charts by downloading our TreeDraw program. You can download genealogy software from SpanSoft. The main topic of this site is genealogy and family history. We specialize in free to try genealogy software. Download genealogy software here. Our genealogy software is for family history. You can download a genealogy database program for storing your family history. Download genealogy software to print charts from other family tree software, it is free to try. TreeDraw is a genealogy charting program for use with GEDCOM compatible software. Genealogy software is sometimes mispelled as geneology software but we spell it genealogy software. You can download genealogy software, free to try, which stores your family history. TreeDraw imports GEDCOM files and produces genealogy charts. Family trees can be printed using our free-to-try program TreeDraw. Download genealogy software for family history research. Use our geneology software for family history research.