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Can EasyGenie forms use cursive fonts?

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Can EasyGenie forms use cursive fonts?

This question popped up after we posted some samples of EasyGenie charts made with professional calligraphy. While the default text entry font for our fillable is Helvetica 10 or 12 point text, which is easier to read, we understand that our customers may want more aesthetically pleasing options.  Regrettably, the software to design fillable PDFs doesn't support user font choices. An additional issue that arises is whether other fonts can be displayed and printed from customer's Windows PC or Mac without requiring additional downloads.  Further, because cursive letters tend to be wider, this means a choice between smaller fonts that may be hard...

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A visit to the Morristown Gateway Museum

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A visit to the Morristown Gateway Museum

EasyGenie is on the road this week! We are taking our only vacation of the year in northern New York on the Canadian border, where Ian has family. For the past few years our vacations have been working vacations ... we even bring along a printer, postage supplies, and a limited inventory so we can continue to fulfill orders. This page shows what we are able to ship this week.  The main focus of coming to this particular spot is to soak up the beautiful countryside and connect with family who are scattered along the banks of the St. Lawrence River. We've...

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Why are there no cross-referencing fields on the genealogy PDFs?

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A common question we have received from a few dedicated genealogists is whether an additional field can be added for each name on the EasyGenie fillable PDFs in order to add cross-referencing information.  A typical scenario: "See Jacob Smith b 1735 chart, cell #24." Ahnentafel or other referencing systems are possible, too.  While extra fields for references or other purposes can be added to some names, there is not enough space for the more distant generations. For instance, in the sample at the top of the newsletter, the names starting at cell #32 don't have any space to add another field.  What we...

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Family history and extreme weather

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Family history and extreme weather

This weekend, a hurricane is blowing through New England. Even though it was only a category 1 storm, it is a rare enough occurrence in these parts that everyone paid attention. The last hurricane to have a major impact in Massachusetts was Sandy back in 2012. In New York and New Jersey, Sandy was a terrifying monster that wrought death and destruction across a wide area. Our kids, however, remember Sandy as the storm that brought down giant trees in a park near our home outside of Boston.  Extreme weather events can create lasting memories in children. Growing up, do you remember...

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Enter EasyGenie's End-of-Summer Genealogy Giveaway!

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Enter EasyGenie's End-of-Summer Genealogy Giveaway!

The EasyGenie End-of-Summer Genealogy Giveaway is over! Through Labor Day (September 6, 2021), enter your email address using the submission form on this page and check your email inbox to confirm your free subscription to the EasyGenie newsletter. No purchase is necessary! EasyGenie will randomly choose 10 winners based in the U.S., who can select one of the following prizes:  EasyGenie Blank Genealogy Forms Starter Kit (7 types/40 sheets) Big Genealogy Charts Sampler (4 large format charts, folded) $25 worth of EasyGenie PDFs Winners will be contacted via email the week of September 6, 2021.  Contest rules Only U.S. residents 18 years or...

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