Contents of the README file
Family Scrapbook v2.02 file 1 of 3
genealogy database. Trace your family tree!
Manages multiple databases of 99999 persons,
any number of events and sources per person,
numerous charts and reports - some perhaps
unique, narrative reporting (generates
sentences for you), context-sensitive online
help. Shareware. ($50)
*** The "Must-Know Info" File
*** Family Scrapbook v2.02
This is a shareware genealogical database system. If you need a
program to keep track of your data as you trace your family tree,
this is the program for you!
* Multiple databases of up to 99,999 persons each.
* Context sensitive help.
* Easy data entry, data modification, and record navigation.
* A sophisticated source-recording system.
* A document filer, to help control the paper clutter.
* Ability to link in PCX graphic files.
* NUMEROUS reports and charts...some perhaps unique!
* Gedcom data import and export.
* The most advanced Tiny Tafel Editor yet created.
* A sophisticated data backup and restore feature.
* Easy and fun to use!
DESCRIBE.DOC - For more detailed descriptions of the program.
LICENSE.DOC - For "License to Use" information.
VENDOR.DOC - Distribution License
PACKING.LST - For file-by-file program listing.
The Shareware Concept
Family Scrapbook is Shareware. Shareware basically means "Try
before you buy." If you try a Shareware program and continue
using it, you must compensate the author by purchasing it.
(purchasing a shareware product is usually called "registering")
Copyright laws apply to both Shareware and commercial software.
Shareware authors are accomplished programmers, just like
commercial authors, and the programs are of comparable quality.
(In both cases, there are good programs and bad ones!) The main
difference is in the method of distribution.
Shareware is a distribution method, not a type of software. You
should find software that suits your needs and pocketbook, whether
it's commercial or Shareware. The Shareware system makes fitting
your needs easier, because you can try before you buy. And because
the overhead is low, prices are low also. Shareware has the
ultimate money-back guarantee -- if you don't use the product, you
don't pay for it.
Family Scrapbook costs $50 US. You are encouraged to compare its
abilities with other genealogy programs...including the "shelfware"
or "buy it, then try it" ones. Family Scrapbook is tough to beat!
This program was originally distributed on BBS's as three
compressed files. The file extension may vary due to the many
different file compression programs that are in use.
If you need to contact me for any reason, I can be reached as
Program author: Christopher E. Long
Mailing address: Visionary Endeavors
P.O. Box 330439
Atlantic Beach, FL 32233-0439
Internet address: [email protected]
Compuserve addr: 76500,2073
Genie address: C.LONG15
My BBS: Visionary Endeavors BBS
1200 - 16,800 bps
US Robotics HST Dual Standard 16.8 (with v.32bis)
8 data bits, 1 stop bit, no parity
FidoNet 1:112/10 file requests all hours
Located in the Visionary Endeavors office, in
Neptune Beach, Florida.
Sysop: Chris Long
My friend's BBS: GreyBeard's Castle BBS
1200 - 14,400 bps - v.32bis
8 data bits, 1 stop bit, no parity
located in Jacksonville, Florida
Sysop: Kim Smith
The manual is contained in FSB.DOC, which will be uncompressed
during the installation procedure. A printed manual is mailed to
those who register the program.
* 640 kilobytes of base ram
* hard drive
* color monitor
* A IBM, Epson, or HP compatible printer
* DOS version 3.3 or higher
You need about 2.5MB of free disk space. The program will need
more disk space as you add data.
Uncompress all files onto floppy disks or a temporary subdir and
run the INSTALL program on disk 1. INSTALL will do the following:
1. Make a subdirectory on your hard disk
2. Install the files into it.
3. If you are upgrading from a previous version, it will
convert your old data to the new format. Make sure
you know what your old version is before starting.
MAKE A BACKUP before upgrading! ...Just in case!
Example: 1. Put disk 1 in drive A:
2. Type A: and then press ENTER
3. Type INSTALL and then press ENTER
4. It will tell you what to do next...
After installation, to start the program, run: FSB.EXE