Personal Historian

Personal Historian 3.0

Personal Historian is a program that helps you write the story of your life
5.0  (2 votes)
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Personal Historian allows you to create history documents about yourself, your family, or other individuals. It includes a wide variety of history topics called life capsules, which can be used to improve your history document, and a wizard, which can assist you in the process.

A history document is created by adding events; these events are considered topics and are arranged on a timeline. After you have added a topic, you can write more information about it, format the text, insert pictures, check the spelling, and improve readability. Once you have added all the desired topics to your history project, you can generate the document, which can be printed or saved for editing with a document processor. You can also save or print topics individually. You can import information from genealogy programs, including names, dates, and notes, into the project as topics. The topics included in the Personal Historian's library are varied: British history, epidemics, inventions, U.S. history, movies, and more. Once you have selected a topic to be imported, you can choose all the events or only add the events from a data range.

You can move along the timeline and see how much information you have included in the project and how it is distributed over the individual's timeline. You can filter the topics and organize the document in categories and chapters.

Roberto Jimenez
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Review summary

Pros

  • You can import information from genealogy programs
  • It includes a wide variety of history topics, called life capsules, which can be used to improve your history document, and a wizard, which can assist you in the process

Cons

  • The trial version only works for 30 days and the printing and exporting features are disabled
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