Comments on: Let’s talk about Family Tree Maker The official blog of Ancestry Sun, 24 May 2015 20:34:05 +0000 hourly 1 By: Lodema Hatch Lodema Hatch Tue, 27 Jan 2009 03:07:23 +0000 I have just learned through a webinar (first time user of this info flow) that I missed the notification of free upgrade to 2009 vs. And of course it is after hours and I can reach no one. Just a flag for some one to contact me and walk me thru how to do the update.

By: Charlene King Charlene King Fri, 23 Jan 2009 22:32:11 +0000 I am currently using FTW version 7. If I upgrade to the newest version, will I have problems with the files that I have?

By: Karl Karl Sun, 18 Jan 2009 18:24:53 +0000 Hi Michelle,

in the “Places”-Window (FTM2009) I would like to put Notes and Media for each place. Could you please forward this request for the next version of FTM ?


By: Nancy Nancy Sun, 11 Jan 2009 06:42:07 +0000 #647

After you have moved the file to the other computer, you need to copy that file to the hard drive.

Right click on the file and select “properties”
then uncheck the box that says “read-only”


By: Dave H. Dave H. Sat, 10 Jan 2009 22:40:01 +0000 I have just learned of this blog and have scanned some of the 600+ messages. I recently upgraded from FTM 2005 to FTM 2009. I must lend my voice to the many who have expressed dissatisfaction. In my opinion, the navigation is clunky, not user-friendly. I won’t belabor points already made, but I will add two specific comments that I did not run across from others. First, the “Find Duplicate People” function was much more effective in FTM 2005. I ran that functionality in identical databases in FTM 2005 and FTM 2009 and the FTM 2005 list was far superior in its suggestions. The FTM 2009 suggestions of duplicate people were all but worthless and missed some obvious candidates–even some with the same names! Second, unless I’m missing something, there appears to be only one chart type which offers the possibility of adding a footnote. This was important for adding editorial data, etc. to the chart.

Hoping for improvements…

By: Tony Knight Tony Knight Fri, 09 Jan 2009 15:20:20 +0000 I have recently replaced my laptop.
I am now running a 2.26 dual core processor with 4gb of memory and the full 4gb is addressable as I am running the 64 bit version of Vista. Since the switch FTM 2009 has hardly crashed at all and life is a lot simpler. The only problem that I can see is that compacting a file corrupts it, but the same thing happens on 32bit Vista and XP.
Wonder what will happen on Windows 7?

By: Judy Lepoma Judy Lepoma Fri, 09 Jan 2009 04:35:53 +0000 I never received my email about the free upgrade to 2009. I was really disappointed in 2008 and removed it from my computer.

By: June June Thu, 08 Jan 2009 23:56:02 +0000 I would like to work off a CD with my information so I can use it on two computers. Is this possible? I have tried to transfer my informaton from one computer to another but it comes up a readable copy only so I can’t keep working on it.

By: Clayton Benner Clayton Benner Thu, 08 Jan 2009 23:18:57 +0000 To house my “ancester book”, a zippered 3-inch 3-ring binder, I made a box with hinged cover and design that looks like a big book. Covered an faux suede, and with brass corners it looks great. If you want to see pictures, email me.


By: David Rawsthorne David Rawsthorne Mon, 05 Jan 2009 05:30:21 +0000 Well after waiting for the mysterious upgrade from 2008 to 2009 (Yes I did register 2008), it never came. My lovely wife spent her hard earned $ and simply bought 2009 for me.

2009 is much better, but still contains many small bugs and is harder to enter data into. I’ll get used to it as there are numerous additions I want that are only available in 2009.

It would have been nice to get the free upgrade as returning my copy of 2008 was not allowed by the purchasing store.