SierraHome, a division of Sierra
On-Line, Inc. and a developer and publisher of home-productivity software,
has announced the release of the Generations Family Tree Millennium Collection.
According to the company, this is the first compendium of Ellis Island
immigration information ever available to consumers, making it easier than
ever to research this aspect of immigration history through CD-ROM, the
Internet, and video.
SierraHome’s Generations Family Tree Millennium Collection amasses more
than 200 years of records and resources for discovering and preserving
family history into one complete collection. With more than 350 million
names on CD-ROM, plus access to 60,000 genealogy Web links and flexible
charting capabilities, Generations is a tool that grows through each phase
of family history research. In addition, an extensive multimedia tutorial
walks new Generations owners through each step of researching and recording
their family history. Furthermore, users of other family tree-making software
can easily import their data into Generations.
“More than 19 million Americans are actively tracing their roots, and
it’s becoming more important than ever to preserve this precious family
history information for future generations,” said Mark Winters, senior
brand manager for Generations at Sierra. “SierraHome’s Generations Millennium
Collection is the ideal tool for doing just that: researching, preserving,
and charting out your family tree.”
Generations Millennium Collection includes these features:
The most comprehensive collection of Ellis Island information available
in a software suite, according to the company
Actual digital images of the handwritten 1800 Census for the three main
immigration ports of entry: New York, Charleston, and Philadelphia
American immigration content spanning over 200 years
60,000 Web links, including immigration and naturalization records
An extensive history of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island
A 1-hour documentary video titled Remembering Ellis Island: Everyman’s
A free book titled American Naturalization Records 1790-1990, a
how-to guide on using naturalization records to research an ancestor’s
entry into the U.S.
Family tree clip art—for adding beautiful backgrounds and images to your
family tree chart
Information on 19th-century immigrant ships
A collection of U.S. marriage and land records spanning from 1560-1907
A multimedia virtual tour of the Ellis Island experience
Heritage Quest, the world’s largest private supplier of genealogical data
and services, is now a part of the SierraHome/Generations family. Among
other things, Heritage Quest is pioneering the efforts to digitize and
index the U.S. Census records so that family history enthusiasts everywhere
will have easier access to this valuable information at home. According
to the company, Generations owners are the first to benefit from these
efforts, with access to the 1790, 1800, and 1870 digital Census on CD-ROM.
Other popular titles in the Generations family tree software line include:
Generations Grande Suite, Generations Deluxe, and Easy Family Tree.
The Generations Family Tree Millennium Collection is $69.95 and comes
on 21 Windows CD-ROMs.
software in categories that include home publishing, family heritage, cooking,
gardening, home design, personal improvement, Web page design, and digital
Sierra On-Line, Inc. is one of the original developers and largest worldwide
publishers of interactive entertainment and productivity software. Sierra
is a division of Havas Interactive, a global leader in interactive content,
and is one of the world’s largest publishers of education, entertainment,
and home productivity software.