Frequently Asked Questions

general

Yet another genealogical software application. Why?

Many of the most popular genealogy software programs around today are what one could call conclusion-based. The very few other programs around are more or less evidence-based, but they are intended as companion applications to conclusion-based software programs.

Centurial is stand-alone genealogy software that combines the benefits of evidence-based genealogy with the benefits from existing conclusion-based programs.

Can I run Centurial on a Mac?

Yes, turns out you can! There is no native version of Centurial for the Mac, but several users have reported that Centurial runs without any problems using Parallels Desktop for Mac.

licensing

Starting from Centurial v1.14, which will be released towards the end of January 2020, Centurial will become paid software.

Why is Centurial no longer free software?

Centurial started out as an attempt at creating genealogy software that combines the benefits of evidence-based genealogy with the benefits from existing conclusion-based programs. By now it has proven to be a viable and even preferred evidence-based alternative to the existing software programs. By introducing a paid version of Centurial, I can spend even more time on improving and expanding the capabilities of Centurial.

Which editions of Centurial will be available?

From Centurial v1.14 on, there will be two editions of Centurial:

  • The Trial Edition of Centurial will have all the features of Centurial, but will be limited to a maximum of 20 sources per project. The trial edition is free.
  • The Personal Edition gives you unlimited access to all features of Centurial. The Personal Edition will be €20.00 per year.

What is the difference between the trial and the personal edition?

The trial and personal editions of Centurial both give access to all features of Centurial. The only difference, is that the trial edition limits the number of sources in a Centurial project to 20 sources. As in Centurial all data is entered in the context of a source, this also means that after reaching 20 sources you can no longer add persons, relationships, claims and evidence to your project.

How much will the Centurial personal edition cost me?

The Centurial personal edition will cost you €20.00 per year. The personal edition will get you:

  • Full, unlimited access to all features of Centurial.
  • At least 4 updates per year (but more probable 5 or 6).
  • Email support.
  • Blogs
  • Occasional service patches.

What more can I do with €20.00?

With €20.00, you could:
  • Buy a good book (reading time: 8 hours).
  • Have a lunch in a restaurant (1 hour).
  • Go to the movies with a friend (3 hours).
  • Buy your friends a drink in your local pub (1 evening).
  • Or enjoy Centurial for a full year, including support, blogs, updates and service patches!

Do I need to pay money to export my data from Centurial?

No, you don't! Every user receives the trial edition for free, and the trial edition allows you to export all data from your Centurial project, regardless of its size or the number of sources in the project.

releases

When are you going to add feature X?

Please refer to the roadmap for an overview of the planned features for the next 6 months or so.