Past Articles

Family Tree Maker – Free Update for Version 2012

Posted on January 31, 2012 in Family Tree Maker

A free update for Family Tree Maker 2012 for Windows is now available. This update includes: Some important improvements for syncing source citations, relationships, and accepted & rejected hints. Resolution of some data issues that were causing sync to fail in some cases Sync stability and performance improvements. How to get this free update? As… Read more

Family Tree Maker for Mac 2 – Free Update

Posted on January 12, 2012 in Family Tree Maker

An update for Family Tree Maker for Mac 2 is now available. This update resolves a number of reported issues from the community. Fixes include: •        Performance and stability improvements •        Improvements to resolve sync errors •        Improvements for handling downloaded media in synced trees •        Syncing of accepted and rejected hints •        Option to include/exclude Ancestry media in synced… Read more

Family Tree Maker Webinar June 16

Posted on May 17, 2010 in Family Tree Maker

Our webinar scheduled for May 19th has been rescheduled to June 16th. We would like to apologize for any inconvenience we’ve caused and also thank those of you who have already registered and submitted questions. We hope you’ll be able to join us in June. We’ll provide more details in a couple of weeks.

Family Tree Maker: 20-Year Anniversary!

Posted on December 11, 2009 in Family Tree Maker

Hello Everyone, We wanted to take a moment and announce something very exciting. Family Tree Maker is celebrating its 20th Anniversary this year! Here is some of the history behind the program. In 1989, the first edition of Family Tree Maker was released by Banner Blue Software. This program ran on DOS, and came on… Read more

Family Tree Maker: Program Update

Posted on November 17, 2009 in Family Tree Maker

Hello Everyone, We are soon going to release a small program update to Family Tree Maker 2010, which will address some of the requests you’ve made here on the blog and in other forums.  Here are some of the highlights: Improved Relationship Calculator. Direct-line relationships now take precedence over less direct lines. Greater control over… Read more

Family Tree Maker: Webinar Recap

Posted on October 2, 2009 in Family Tree Maker

Hello Everyone, We want to thank you all for your questions and participation in the webinar for Family Tree Maker 2010. We had a great turnout, with about 2,000 of you participating live with us that night. We answered as many questions as time permitted, and we’re sorry if we weren’t able to get to… Read more

Family Tree Maker: Free Online Class

Posted on September 24, 2009 in Family Tree Maker

Hello everyone, We are looking forward to our free online class about Family Tree Maker 2010.  This “webinar” should help answer many of the questions you have about the new software. To help us prepare, please ask your questions here. While we won’t be able to answer every question during the webinar, we’ll do our… Read more

Family Tree Maker: Webinar on Sept. 30th

Posted on September 9, 2009 in Family Tree Maker

We have a free webinar scheduled for September 30th at 8:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time. In this webinar, you’ll see a demo of the new features in Family Tree Maker 2010. We know it can take time to learn all the details of a rich application like Family Tree Maker. This webinar will hopefully help. To help… Read more

Family Tree Maker: Upgrading from previous versions

Posted on August 21, 2009 in Family Tree Maker

We are often asked about the process of upgrading to Version 2010 from older versions of Family Tree Maker. If you’re upgrading, here are some answers to frequently asked questions: Q: Will FTM 2010 run on my computer? A: Your computer must meet the minimum system requirements in order to run the program. A list… Read more

Family Tree Maker: Pre-sell offer expired

Posted on August 21, 2009 in Family Tree Maker

Thank you, everyone, for your input. I just want to make everyone aware that the pre-sell offer expired on August 18th at midnight. For loyal FTM customers, we will continue to look for special offers or upgrade pricing in the future. To make sure you receive emails from us in the future , you can follow these… Read more