GRANDMA 5 – you all know who “she” is – the Mennonite matriarch who holds so many Mennonites bound together in a relational database that can be viewed, edited and added to by Brothers’ Keeper 6.2 (software developed by John Steed). The MHSA bookstore www.mennonitehistory.org/publications/index.html is one of the few sources for the CD ($45 + S/H). GRANDMA
Well, post-publication GRANDMA (version 5.04) now has over a million in her kinship charts; 1,009,320 to be precise. Jay Huebert, the magician who takes submissions from Mennonites around the globe and weaves them together for GRANDMA has just released this unpublished update to Mennonite historical societies for access in their reference rooms.
It is available for use at the MHSA. There is no word yet on when GRANDMA 6 will be available for sale, but I’d guess it will be a year or two.
MHSA will be open 10-4 on the following Saturdays in December: Dec 1, 8, 15, and 22.
We’ll be closed December 29 and then reopen on January 5.