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Volume17, Number 4 • April 2000
SierraHome Releases Genealogy CD-ROM Suite

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:

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.

SierraHome ( publishes software in categories that include home publishing, family heritage, cooking, gardening, home design, personal improvement, Web page design, and digital imaging.

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.

Source: Sierra On-Line, Inc., Bellevue, WA, 425/649-9800;

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