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Version 5.4, build 2019.10.28

  • Improved data integrity support
  • In Nearest anniversaries report it is possible to choose event types
  • Data check report includes incorrect events order of a person
  • New Extended options in Tree optionsContents tab
  • New ability to hide common-law spouses from the family tree
  • New ability to save the family tree chart as PNG file with 100% scale, 300% scale (for further printing) or with the current scale
  • New option in a photo view window: to show the tagged persons when pointing on them
  • New option in Program options: Set the added photo as a profile one if there is no profile photo
  • Save button (which refers to the whole file, not to the family tree) stays inactive unless there are changes in data
  • New option in Lineage list report: New page for each person
  • Roman numerals as generation numbers in Lineage list report
  • Interactive HTML family tree chart: new button Go to tree in the person window
  • Interactive HTML family tree chart: more types of documents can be viewed in it
  • Gedcom import: tags EMAIL and PHON are supported
  • Gedcom import: if there are no events that join spouses in a family, a common-law marriage event is created
  • Gedcom export: new ability to choose the size of the photos exported
  • Gedcom export: new ability to export only profile photos
  • Gedcom export: only the area with the tagged person is exported as the person's profile photo
  • XML export: information about tagged people in the photos is exported
  • Fixed: incorrect events order after appending data from another file when a person exists in both files
  • Fixed: in PDF the lines colour and nodes colour were wrong
  • Fixed: inactive links in Position in the source field
  • Fixed: inactive place references in some events in Person's information window
  • Fixed: citations are cut in Source information window
  • Fixed: on MacOS the comments are shown as plain text without paragraphs
  • Fixed: when several tree charts are open, the brief information panel is not renewed when a user closes the tab
  • Fixed: when choosing a profile photo from the list of existing photos, some photos at the end of the list cannot be reached
  • Fixed: error when saving a family tree chart as PNG in Agelong Tree 5 on macOS
  • Polish interface language added

Version 5.3, build 2019.01.30

  • In a picture of a tree saved as HTML you can see every person's detailed information, it appears when you click on the person (interactive graphics)
  • New report in Persons table: “Data check”. You can set maximal age of a person, maximal age of a parent, minimal age of a parent and a spouse
  • While creating a document, if you choose a file which is already used as a document, Agelong Tree does not copy this file to the documents folder, a warning message is shown
  • Horizontal scroll of the family tree: Alt + mouse wheel
  • Changeable size of event type window
  • In the lineage list there is a line with total number of persons
  • Persons' IDs are saved in SVG
  • Correct import/export of source quotations in Gedcom
  • Fixed: Error when saving large family tree to PNG on Mac
  • Fixed: empty gaps on pages when printing a lineage list
  • Fixed: other errors

Version 5.2, build 2018.09.22

  • If a person does not have any children (“No children” option), it is marked in the tree with a special sign
  • Added the ability to fix the aspect ratio of the photo tag
  • Added a report that shows all nearest anniversaries of all or of the chosen events
  • The Table report now contains photos as in the table itself
  • In the lineage list containing all persons of the Persons table or all persons of the current tree, the persons are sorted according to their code
  • If you add a link between a photo and an object (person, event, place, etc.) which does not have a main photo, the added photo is set as the main photo of the object
  • Tag DSCR is imported from Gedcom
  • Fixed: incorrect relations degrees in some intermarriages
  • Fixed: tree nodes overlap
  • Fixed: participants and witnesses of a birth in the relevant event have no link to the born person
  • Fixed: when deleting an object from a document-related objects list, the main photo of the object is not deleted
  • Fixed: a new event breaks chronological order
  • Fixed: places coordinates aren't imported
  • Fixed: when Gedcom was imported, photos uploaded on the Internet were not downloaded
  • Fixed: when importing Gedcom created by Myheritage not all data were imported due to incorrect file format
  • Fixed: error when saving a tree to PDF on Mac
  • Fixed: impossible to activate a portable license on some portable discs with usb 3
  • Some other minor bugs fixed

Version 5.1, build 2018.06.01

  • Fixed: on some systems the program freezes during long operations
  • Fixed: on some systems saving to archive did not work
  • Fixed: information window freezes or opens slowly on Mac
  • Fixed: error when adding a person to a photo if the photo has tags
  • Fixed: Gedcom could not be imported
  • Fixed: some events weren't exported to Gedcom
  • Other minor fixes

Version 5.1, build 2018.04.20

  • Tagging people in the photos, ability to use the selected fragment as the main person's photo
  • Events with unknown year can be freely moved among the person's events
  • In the saved HTML documents he ability to click on a photo is added, it allows you to view the full size photo
  • In the source information view window, all information about the related objects is shown
  • Fixed: when printing a HTML file only the first page of the document is visible
  • Fixed: disrupting the order of children who have only a mother
  • Fixed: disrupting the order of children who have one common Birth event for both of them
  • Fixed: in the tree in some cases, the relationship between spouses who have a blood relationship is not displayed
  • Fixed: when changing the order of children with unknown birth dates, their order in the tree does not change
  • Other minor fixes
  • Gedcom: the correct import of the Gedcom file created by the MyHeritage service in an incorrect encoding
  • Gedcom: when exporting, line breaks in comments now always are done by the word, as recommended by the standard
  • Gedcom: correct recording of the Julian calendar dates to Gedcom
  • Gedcom: correct recording of dates with unknown year to Gedcom
  • Gedcom: added the _UID tag when exporting

Version 5.0, build 2018.01.25

  • Added Gedcom import
  • Added a portable disc installation option in the installation package
  • Added: Documents files can be saved in a separate folder during Gedcom export (optional)
  • Added encoding selection for Gedcom import and export
  • Added: clickable links in Comment fields
  • Added: possibility to change the order of the document-connected objects in the document and source edit windows
  • Fixed: incorrect printing of the tree if the screen scale is enlarged
  • Fixed: incorrect processing of pictures with transparent background
  • Fixed: incorrect processing of long comments during Gedcom export
  • Fixed: incorrect display of unticked fields in the list of fields in the table options window
  • Fixed “Can't copy the file. Access denied” error when launching the program or opening a file
  • Corrected some relation degrees in German interface language
  • Fixed other minor errors
  • Added Italian interface language

Version 5.0, build 2017.11.10

  • Added autocompletion in the search bar
  • Added option Clear cache when closing (important for a portable license when working on other people's computers)
  • Added Latvian interface language
  • Fixed: when you open the object selection window or when you switch from the tree, the table does not scroll to the selected object
  • Fixed: error while adding data from another data file
  • Fixed: the width of the column in the brief information panel of the main window is not saved
  • Fixed: incorrect work of filters in the table of places
  • Fixed: blurred text in the family tree if the screen scale is enlarged
  • Fixed: incorrect sorting of words containing letters with accents
  • Fixed: the program hangs while saving (in rare cases)
  • Fixed: the error of constructing a family tree which led to the program freezing in rare cases
  • Other bug fixes

Version 5.0, build 2017.10.05

  • SVG generated in Agelong Tree can be now opened correctly in CorelDRAW and Adobe Illustrator
  • Corrected SVG for RTL languages (Arabic, Farsi, Hebrew)
  • In a tree with an intermarriage of blood relations, preference is given to the male line
  • Sosa-Stradonitz system was added as one of numeration types in ascending lineage list; D'Aboville system and Konovalov format were removed from it
  • Fixed: in case of intermarriages folding branches option worked incorrectly
  • Fixed: error when saving a tree as a PNG file (on Mac)
  • Fixed: filter that includes “Level of confidentiality” worked incorrectly
  • Fixed: Find on map option worked incorrectly with Internet Explorer
  • Fixed: on macOS High Sierra the popup menus collapsed right after appearing
  • Fixed: error when exporting to Gedcom if there is a custom field of type “Place”
  • Minor bugs fixed

Version 5.0, build 2017.09.11

  • Export to XML and Gedcom
  • Saving a large tree PNG image as several files
  • Improved the photos view in lineage lists and Information windows
  • Possibility to set either height or width of persons' photos in the tree
  • Program suggests to pick from the spouses of the first parent when you edit the secong parent
  • Possibility to choose size of the photos when saving the tree as SVG or HTML: original size, large (1200 pixels) or small (width 200 px). It allows to diminish the size of the SVG or HTML file when necessary
  • If data is sorted by fields with numbers (age, dates, life span, days until anniversary), lines with empty value go at the end, not at the beginning
  • New vesion reminder as a short text and as an icon showing availability of the newer version (in All actions menu)
  • Blood relatives of adopted children can be now seen only in All Relatives tree
  • Fixed: fields order in the edit window does not correspond to the fields order in the table
  • Fixed: invalid sorting order of documents and events in the edit window
  • Fixed: when saving the tree as SVG, HTML or PDF, the backgroud image was not saved
  • Fixed: Distance between branches tree option doesn't work
  • Fixed: the tree wasn't rebuilt automatically when parents were editied in the tree
  • Fixed: incorrect import of ZIP archive on Mac
  • Some minor bugs fixed
  • Tatar and Persian (Farsi) interface languages added

Version 5.0, build 2017.06.15

  • Ability to save large family trees as PNG file
  • Correct photo orientation when creating document-photo
  • Fixed: program didn't set date when creating document-photo
  • Fixed: in person edit window documents (except from photos) couldn't be added
  • Fixed: person's age was not calculated correctly
  • Fixed: person's gender was not taken into consideration if events were added right after the first creation of a person
  • Fixed: a person kept the incorrect parent in the “Birth” event after changing to a correct one
  • Fixed: error when creating an event from the context menu of the events table
  • Fixed: report contained short place name while the table showed a full one
  • Fixed: error 1003 when activating Agelong Tree on Mac
  • Fixed: error “Initialization error 1” when launching Agelong Tree on Windows
  • Some more minor bugs fixed
  • Armenian interface language added

Version 5.0

Main features

  • Version for MAC
  • A faster and safer database SQLite
  • Fast tree and reports building due to table data caching, sorting in cache, couples and their children caching
  • Fast program start (second and further ones) due to data caching
  • Notes table for notes concerning the family tree research or other needs
  • Notifications for newer versions
  • Portable license for Windows (for portable discs)


  • The photo size in edit window is 200 pixels wide
  • Possibility to set a larger font in interface
  • Better readability in tables due to lines highlighting
  • Right alignment for RTL languages
  • Photos are seen on the lines in the tables. Possibility to replace a photo with a tick (as in previous versions)
  • Decoding URLs containg national symbols for their correct view
  • Active URLs in tables, table reports and statistics reports
  • Interface and data language choice window at the first start of the program
  • Number of records is seen in the table headings
  • Sources table, Families table and Notes table in the main program window
  • In person's edit window the number of connected objects is seen in the tab headings
  • Right alignment for RTL languages (e.g. Arabic)


  • Horizontal family tree diagram: ancestors on the right or on the left
  • Ajustable width, height or depth of the tree
  • Table filters can be used in the tree
  • A supercompact tree style added
  • Several trees on different tabs can be shown simultaneously
  • In tree node settings added buttons Restore. The button is visible if the value differs from the value set in the tree node upper level.
  • In the tree blood siblings and uterine siblings are also labelled.
  • Each field in the tree can be displayed in bold and in italics.
  • Each field can be set as seen in the nodes of still alive or of the dead
  • Each field can be set as seen in the nodes of men or women
  • Field “Life years” added to the list of displayable fields
  • Spouses can change their places in the tree if it helps to avoid intersections
  • PNG image of the tree is saved with transparent background
  • The tree can be saved as HTML (inside HTML – SVG vector graphics)
  • If there are several spouses it is possible to collapse the branch of each spouse separately
  • Fixed: in the blood relatives tree and in the all persons tree some persons were missing
  • Speed of buildng a tree is increased
  • Printing quality is improved (600dpi instead of 300dpi in Agelong Tree 4)
  • In the tree printing mode it is possible to save the tree as PDF by pages
  • In RTL languages (for example, Arabic) children range from the right to the left (according to the age)


  • Flexible configuration of the contents and type of all reports
  • Button for opening a built report in the browser (for printing, etc.)
  • Getting statistics for an arbitrary list of table fields
  • Ability to print and save statistics
  • Ability to interrupt the process of building a report
  • Documents related to the person (event, place) can be displayed in the information window and in the lineage list
  • A more compact form of recording the event of the birth (adoption) of the child in the person information window and in the lineage list
  • Relations degrees in a lineage lists built with all persons of the tree
  • Ability to use the filters of the persons table to limit the list of persons in the lineage list
  • When you save and export a lineage list to the browser, hyperlinks for the person inside this linage list are created
  • Fixed: “out of memory” error when building large lineage lists

Search and filters

  • If you do not give a filter a name, the name is taken from filter condition automatically
  • Search history is saved in table and in the tree
  • Empty date in the filter condition is processed correctly


  • “A few days”, “Several months” in the age and life expectancy, if they are not known exactly
  • Show short value option for dates fields is transferred from field options to program options
  • Added Two dates separator option in the program options


  • You can see links to the person's brothers and sisters in the brief information panel;
  • The contour of a person with an unknown photo depends on the person's age;
  • Added an integer “Code” field, it is filled automatically. The code number is unique in the file.
  • You can fill in more person's details on the main tab of the edit window: person's parents, birth and death places.
  • The parts of the person's full name in the edit window go in the order set in the program options.


  • Added a standard event type “Common-law divorce”
  • Added a standard event type “Church wedding ceremony”


  • Added coordinates of documents
  • In the documents table there is a column Photo/Icon where you can see file icons and thumbnails of photos
  • The document view window displays a notification if the original file is not found in the document folder
  • In the short information panel, a large icon of the document file is displayed (if not a photo)
  • When you click on the file name of the document, the document opens in a program installed in Windows for files of this type
  • Ability to view the HTML document directly in the document view window
  • Search for a document on the map by its coordinates or by its place
  • Support for TIFF graphic format


  • In the short and full names of the place you can see links to places of the higher hierarchy


  • Added a field named “Type” (“Book or manuscript”, “Oral story”, “Website”)
  • Added a field “Link (URL)”

Events types

  • Ability to create secondary roles in the event

Agelong Tree 4 file import

  • Import of data file from Agelong Tree 4 is available in Agelong Tree 5 for Windows: All Actions menu – FileImport
  • Custom events “Church wedding ceremony” and “Common-law divorce” are imported as standard events in Agelong Tree 5

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