This release is called the Family Forest
Leadership Edition because leadership is the one characteristic common to all
of the key areas that were the main and secondary priorities for Family Forest
growth during this last year.
Some of those growth priorities (in basically
alphabetical order) were: The Alamo and Texas Independence, The Bible and The
Da Vinci Code, the Civil War, European royalty and nobility, Hawaii, hereditary
societies, Hollywood, immigrant ancestors, the Revolutionary War, and U.S.
One thing becomes very clear from studying recorded
history; ancestral history about the leaders in many fields is the most likely
to survive over time.
The types of leaders this applies to include political,
military, religious, business, community and civic, artists, authors, poets,
educators, entertainers, explorers, pioneers, inventors, etc.
Another observation is that it is not just ancestral
history about the leaders that frequently survives for hundreds or thousands of
years. Leaders often have spouses, children, siblings, aunts, uncles, and close
Ancestral history about these relatives usually survives
with the ancestral history about the leaders, and the ratio of relatives to
leaders can often be hundreds to one.
This means that although the Family Forest Leadership
Edition contains a huge number of leaders, it contains a far greater number of
non-leaders, everyday people.
Fascinating pictures are continuing to emerge from our
Family Forest Project. They are maps of generation-by-generation ancestral
pathways that now span over 4,000 years. Along the way are countless forks that
lead off to a wealth of surprising discoveries.
With this new edition, almost everyone who
knows some of their own ancestral pathways to the early 1600's should be able
to use the Family Forest to discover visually (via point-and-click
lineage-linked charts/maps of ancestral pathways) that they share ancestors
with a number of famous stars, celebrities, artists, authors, and/or leaders
(political, military, industry, religious, etc.) from the present and the past.
Traveling to notable experiences of your
ancestors is what the Leadership Edition of the Family Forest is all about. Our
Family Forest Project of digitally connecting the dots of recorded history
produces countless unique views of mankind's journey that have never been seen
before, and cannot be seen anywhere else.
You can instantly zoom in to any points along
our very long series of wanderings through hundreds of fascinating historical
and genealogical books and periodicals. We believe that the Family Forest
Leadership Edition pinpoints the location of valuable and personally enriching
knowledge concerning the ancestors of most, if not all, of the people on Earth.
Progeny Software's latest Family Explorer 4.0
software will allow you to explore the great wealth of fun and exciting
knowledge in the Family Forest from many different and exciting perspectives.
Try them all (read the Contents section from the Help menu for how-to), and see
why we call Family Forest "A People-Centered Approach to History. "
Please take the introductory tour
(available at http://www.familyforest.com/tours.html if you didn't receive one with your
disc). It is the quickest and best way to discover the exciting search and display
tools you now have at your fingertips.
We welcome your feedback. Thank you for exploring the
Leadership Edition of the Family Forest.