Comments on: Family Tree Maker: The New Version 2010 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2009/08/19/family-tree-maker-the-new-version-2010/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=family-tree-maker-the-new-version-2010 The official blog of Ancestry Mon, 27 Apr 2015 16:36:45 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.2 By: Jameshttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2009/08/19/family-tree-maker-the-new-version-2010/#comment-40486 James Thu, 03 Sep 2009 01:36:33 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=1918#comment-40486 Delia,

2010 version is much improved over 2008.

Regards,

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By: Delia F Hollowayhttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2009/08/19/family-tree-maker-the-new-version-2010/#comment-40483 Delia F Holloway Thu, 03 Sep 2009 00:45:07 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=1918#comment-40483 Thank you for all your work on ancestry.com. I have worked with genealogy for only abt 10 yrs and very seriously within the past 3 yrs. This is the most rewarding hobby I’ve ever contemplated having since I’ve had to be home due to family health.
First I studied many sites and recorded a lot of history on several. Since begining with the free part of ancestry.com 3 yrs ago, I knew you were the best and most interesting. We’ve communicated with over 88 relatives from coast to coast. And I’ve had the honor of helping many with a real need in searching for kin folk.
We purchased Family Tree Maker 2008. Would 2010 be that much better? Is there are deal for people like us? Looking forward to hearing from you. By the way, the new info, search availability and look–fantastic. Double tips for the author.
God bless,
Delia and George Holloway
Alabama

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By: William Boswellhttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2009/08/19/family-tree-maker-the-new-version-2010/#comment-40474 William Boswell Wed, 02 Sep 2009 18:51:12 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=1918#comment-40474 #83 Beryl:
As I noted, installing from the disc took about 20 minutes. Actually I rebooted after 20 minutes.

Copy all the files to your hard drive and install. It’s a lot faster.

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By: Marion L. Mixonhttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2009/08/19/family-tree-maker-the-new-version-2010/#comment-40473 Marion L. Mixon Wed, 02 Sep 2009 18:40:58 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=1918#comment-40473 I find 2010 a much better product than when I first started using FTW years ago and look forward to improvement in the current 2010 edition.

Usiing the online private tree is much better than than the past. One thing I have noted in the Media section that I would like to see is the ability to arrange pictures by date. I have several about 349 in my tree and continue to add from personal collections and family trees on line and would find it much better if as I put them in they would be placed by date like the outstanding results in the time line section.

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By: William Boswellhttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2009/08/19/family-tree-maker-the-new-version-2010/#comment-40472 William Boswell Wed, 02 Sep 2009 18:14:18 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=1918#comment-40472 This “upgrade” is a major disappointment to me. I liked FTM 2009 until I found issues when my external media files were moved. Mine are very organized in a main folder outside of where I keep my data file. When I did some reorganization of my data, all of the media files became unlinked and now have to be manually relinked.

1) In both FTM 2009 and 2010, the system will crash when trying to relink these images.

2) Uninstalling and then reinstalling 2010, the install process from the disc takes nearly 20 minutes.

3) I thought this version was going to have the ability to custommize the location of the media folder(s) as was relayed to me a few months ago.

4) Tech support is useless and can’t seem to read and/or understand my problem. They only give me solutions that are unrelated. An English problem on their end, or not paying attention. Response times are very slow as well.

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By: Jeff Jahnhttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2009/08/19/family-tree-maker-the-new-version-2010/#comment-40460 Jeff Jahn Wed, 02 Sep 2009 16:13:24 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=1918#comment-40460 Heres some of the issues i see when downloading a tree from ancestry. If you had attached a source in FTM then uploaded to you member tree the source would show with the link to the image. In a download that isnt the case all hints have to be reattached even though you have a source for it. (I havent tried yet) but if you attached the hint again it probably would create another source there by haven 2 of the same. Repeat upload and download and you could end up with a ton of the same sources. Also images that are download are renamed from what you had uploaded, so that if you had a photo uploaded named Steve Smith.jpg, on download it would say 61823919.Jpg. It would seem the ability to download is more of a backup of the online tree only and completely useless for anything else alas in my opinion.

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By: Joe Emmetthttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2009/08/19/family-tree-maker-the-new-version-2010/#comment-40448 Joe Emmett Wed, 02 Sep 2009 12:56:41 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=1918#comment-40448 I have seen online that Family Tree Maker 2010 will be available in retail stores. Does anyone know which major retail stores I might be able to find it (ie. target, staples, office max)

Also what is the release date it will be available in stores?

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By: Jameshttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2009/08/19/family-tree-maker-the-new-version-2010/#comment-40427 James Wed, 02 Sep 2009 02:27:44 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=1918#comment-40427 #134 Charles,

One of the advantages of the image is that you can read the actual source and not just someone’s transcription (which might be in error.) GEDCOM is a file-type that allows text only. I share my family files with relatives by giving them the entire database and images.

Regards,

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By: Jameshttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2009/08/19/family-tree-maker-the-new-version-2010/#comment-40426 James Wed, 02 Sep 2009 02:25:06 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=1918#comment-40426 #134 Charles,

One of the advantages of the image is that you can read the actual source and not just someone’s transcription (which might be in error.) GEDCOM is a file-type that allows text only. I share my family files to relatives by giving them the entire database and images.

Regards,

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By: GeneRhttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2009/08/19/family-tree-maker-the-new-version-2010/#comment-40407 GeneR Tue, 01 Sep 2009 20:42:58 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=1918#comment-40407 I submitted this as a bug report but haven’t received a response and I’d like one. I’m using FTM 2010, and, so far, so good, but I do have a question regarding “Places.” On the Places tab, the places list includes a lot of non-place items – nicknames, alternate names, SSNs, etc. I can go in and change the data type and attibutes, but the items still show up on the list. I might be able to delete them from the list one at a time – I’ve not tried that, but there are too many to delete that way when they shouldn’t be there at all. How did it occur, and how do I correct it?

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