Here are a few items of interest for your information.
Our Clooz 3.0 Beta Test Team has been exercising the latest updates and improvements that Rich is implementing. I must say that the testing is going forward without any major problems, although the team has successfully found and allowed us to repair some issues that crept in. Personally, I am very pleased with how Clooz 3.0 has developed. The original program focus as a computerized method for filing research information, and linking each specific piece to all of its associated ancestors, has changed. While we retain all of those original capabilities, we are now positioning Clooz 3.0 as a primary genealogy research and analysis tool to develop information and sources PRIOR to transfer and inclusion in a formal family tree program. In my own Beta testing, this new focus has led me to new information concerning two direct line ancestors who had previously "hidden" from me. The very act of processing information into Clooz 3.0 high lighted "clues" that led me to answers. We are almost there!
I call your attention to an important piece about Mexican records (link follows). The article leads me to a discussion item. I feel that the genealogy software community is neglecting the Spanish speaking community. For example, by accident I found church records for my mother-in-law's Colombian ancestors on line. So I have been toying with the idea of a Spanish Clooz version. This is not so simple as just translating the program's language. I have not done any significant South or Central America, Mexico or Spanish genealogy searching, so I don't even have a clue about such basic sources as census records. If nothing else, specific templates would need to be added, and perhaps some existing templates would have to be modified. Perhaps an entirely new motif would be needed, where the program would come with a specific set of "standard" templates, with the user then adding additional templates from our databank as his/her requirements dictated. Just thinking out loud here. I certainly welcome comments and discussion.
You can use our Rootsweb Clooz list where members can interact back and forth with each other and with us to discuss this idea, as well as potential new features or problems of any kind. This link will take you to the proper place to subscribe or unsubscribe:
Joe and Richard