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The History of Heredis

Heredis 98The adventure began in 1994 when Bernard David, a computer expert and passionate genealogy enthusiast, created the Heredis software for a member of his family who wanted a simple and intuitive program for his genealogy that he had not yet found. Heredis was originally written for Mac. Today it is the leading genealogy software program in France and throughout Europe.

For 20 years, the team has been serving lovers of genealogy and the history of their ancestors. The continual creation of new, performing, simple, innovative and complementary software has without doubt helped enthusiasts to continue their work to great effect.

Heredis maintains its objective to offer the best possible software for genealogy. Each new version is conceived based on input from users who are best able to tell us what is truly needed.

Our customers are our greatest asset. With Heredis, every idea and every development has come from the suggestions of a customer. We listen carefully to every remark sent to our team, which will perhaps give birth to a future project.

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Heredis in a few dates

2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2010 | 2007 |2006 | 2004 | 2001 | 1998 | 1997 | 1996 | 1995 | 1994

December 2015

BSD Concept launches Heredis for Android! Free and available on the Play Store, genealogists can now move everywhere with their family tree files on all their Android devices.

Read the press releases

June 2015

BSD Concept launches a new version 2015 release: everything is now in Heredis. No need for additional software to be installed or paid for, to have all the tools necessary for your genealogy! Heredis 2015 offers new and interesting possibilities for truly ALL genealogists. The proposed innovations are real advances for their work. Heredis 2015 stands out as being the most complete software for managing any genealogy. Major developments in 2015: Direct access to Online Archives – Capture Tool for acts and Signatures – Entry of Shared Events – Diaporama – Photo Editing – Group photo with caption – Family Tree Mapping – Online Albums on Heredis Online…Read the press releases

July 2014

BSD Concept has been taken over by its employees in the form of a SCOP.

January 2014

Heredis celebrates 20 years of existence.

October 2013

BSD Concept launches a new version of its genealogy software for PC and Mac, the Heredis 2014 version, to go further with your research. The flagship feature is undoubtedly the Search Wizard. This true wizard takes stock of your research and highlights the missing elements of your genealogy. It suggests ways forward and offers online research tools such as Heredis Online, Family Search, MyHeritage, Ancestry … Launch of Heredis Online, the new publishing and online search service.

January 2013

Heredis for Mac is on sale on the App Store.

2012

Launch of Heredis Blue Suite for PC, Mac and iOS in France and internationally.

2010

Heredis offers its users the possibility to print large format family trees directly from their software to an outside printing organisation.

2007

Launch of “Planète Généalogie”, destined for publications and other researches of genealogists.

2006

Heredis voted favorite genealogy software in France according to the GFK France Research Institute.

2004

Heredis reaches the German market with its version 7.2 for Windows.

Mai 2001

First version of Heredis for Mac aimed at international markets.

From 1998 to 2005

Launch of complementary software for genealogy, notably “La France à la Loupe” and the “Livre de Famille”.

1997

Diffusion of Heredis extended to retail distribution.

1996

Major success for Heredis at Apple Expo (best software, excluding games)

1995

Launch of Heredis for Windows.

1994

Creation of Heredis for Macintosh. Diffusion by press cuttings and meetings with genealogists throughout the French Regions.