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From: Undetermined origin c/o Postmaster <>
Subject: Information on the DISGEN genealogy programs
Date: Mon, 25 Jan 88 12:41:00 N
This is a presentation, by Sture Bjelkaker, on the DISGEN program
package. I have changed our quaint national characters (with dots
and circles over a and o) so that you won't think that the file
has been corrupted by the net. If you have any further questions
about this program package, or about the DIS Society, feel free to
send them to me or to this list, and I will forward them to the
* * * D I S G E N * * *
A Program Package for the Genealogist
Copyright 1980 thru 1988: Foreningen DIS, Sweden
Genealogy is not only to collect data from the archives. You also need
a system to handle all the data, keep them in good order and to make
printouts in various ways and at different occasions. This is where
the DISGEN package helps.
With DISGEN you can put your ancestors on register along with the
stories of their lives and their genealogical relations. Then you can
produce a variety of charts and printouts with selectable format and
2. SOME PROGRAM FEATURES
* A Data Entry Program to enter genealogical data about your ancestors
and to change such data. The data are organized in records.
There are records of 3 types:
1) Event type for life milestones such as birth, marriages,
migrations, death, etc.
2) Relational type to describe relations between persons.
3) Text type to describe circumstances in pure text format.
* Checking and listing programs for administration and maintenance of
* Programs to produce descendant's charts originating from an
arbitrary person. There are parameters to select format and other
design features from a list of options. The chart may be printed
as a tree, in tabular or in chronological format.
* Programs to produce pedigrees originating from an arbitrary person.
You can select which record types to include and several other
design features to make the pedigree look like YOU want it.
* Programs to produce alphabetical registers on names of persons or
places mentioned in your database. Also you can make sorted lists
from most records e.g. birthday lists, lists of Christian or family
names, villages, parishes and so on.
* An interactive program to "walk around" in your family tree on your
* A program to produce family sheets for selected persons.
In DISGEN version 3.5 the following languages are selectable for
English, French, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish.
For example, you can make printouts for your relatives in foreign
countries in their own language!
The same languages except French are also selectable for the program
dialogue which makes DISGEN available for international use even if
the main purpose is to fulfil the needs of Scandinavian genealogists.
4. CONFIGURATION REQUIREMENTS
DISGEN is primarily available for PC compatibles (MS-DOS). DISGEN
requires less then 100 kb primary storage and preferably 2 x 360 kb
disk drives. The programs are distributed on two 360 kb diskettes.
In addition, a somewhat simpler version (3.0), is available on Luxor
ABC80 and ABC800 computers.
5. HOW TO ORDER
The DISGEN package can be ordered from:
DIS, c/o Bjorn Johansson, Vidingsjogatan 4, (PC version)
S-582 67 LINKOPING, Sweden
DIS, c/o Lars Blomberg, Arenprisvagen 111, (ABC version)
S-590 61 LINGHEM, Sweden
Notice: Membership in the DIS organization is mandatory for DISGEN
buyers. The membership fee is SEK 70 per year to be paid to Postal
Giro 14033-5 (Foreningen DIS, Sweden) or by international check.
The price of the DISGEN package is SEK 500 to be paid in the same
way as the membership fee.
A Users Manual is available, for now only in Swedish.
The persons mentioned above are available by mail, free of charge,
for assistance on installation and use. Please include return postage.
For DISGEN users there is a Bulletin, DISKULOGEN (in Swedish), with
information on user's experience, problems and solutions and news
on program development. DISKULOGEN is issued about three times a year.
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