With the demise of TMG in 2014 the genealogical community lost its last high-end product for the serious researcher. HRE is a new product that fills the gap as well as providing for more broadly-based historical and cultural research.
Most family history software packages presuppose a definition of ‘family’ which does not allow for an adequate description of the complex social groupings that are in practice very common. HRE removes these limitations.
The ideal genealogy and history research tools have a lot in common.
HRE handles not only genealogical research, but also research on other biological items, inanimate items, and objects such as organisations or land parcels whose identities may merge and change over time.