Family Tree Maker: The New Version 2010

Posted by Michelle Pfister on August 19, 2009 in Family Tree Maker

Today we’re announcing the release of Family Tree Maker 2010. This version has many improvements and new features specifically aimed at helping you create and share a fuller and richer family story. The following new and improved features expand Family Tree Maker’s capabilities: Improved integration with Ancestry.com – Easily download your Ancestry.com family tree, including Read More

Family Tree Maker: Better Hints

Posted by Michelle Pfister on July 22, 2009 in Family Tree Maker

As many of you know, Family Tree Maker includes an option to search Ancestry.com in the background and display hints about probable record matches that are found. If enabled, these matches, called hints, appear as a green leaf next to the names of people in the pedigree and detail views. As of Thursday July 16 Read More

Family Tree Maker: Webinars and NGS

Posted by Michelle Pfister on May 11, 2009 in Family Tree Maker

We all have slightly different learning styles. Some of us learn best with books. Others like to learn by doing. And still others like to be shown or learn best from hearing instruction. With Family Tree Maker, we try to provide a variety of methods to help you learn how to successfully do your family Read More

Family Tree Maker 2009: Minor Update

Posted by Michelle Pfister on May 5, 2009 in Family Tree Maker

Today we are making available a minor update to Family Tree Maker. The update resolves a few key issues in Family Tree Maker 2009. To receive the update, Start Family Tree Maker 2009.* An update notice will appear with options to “Update” or “Remind Me Later.” If you click “Update” another screen will appear. Make Read More

Family Tree Maker 2009 – More about the Free Update

Posted by Michelle Pfister on February 2, 2009 in Family Tree Maker

The Family Tree Maker Free 2009 Update is within a few days of release! When it’s available for download, we’ll provide specific feature information here. I’ve asked Tana L. Pedersen, author of The Official Guide to Family Tree Maker 2009, to be a guest blogger on this site. She’ll provide you with characteristically clear instructions Read More

Where is she? (and the latest news)

Posted by Michelle Pfister on January 27, 2009 in Family Tree Maker

It’s been too long! I’m sorry about the length of time since my last post. It’s been a particularly busy time, but that’s no excuse. My goal is to do a weekly post from now on, so you should hear from me on most Mondays.   I’ve really enjoyed hearing about the reasons why you do Read More

Why is family history work so engaging?

Posted by Michelle Pfister on December 15, 2008 in Family Tree Maker

I knew it from the first time I watched it in action — this was something important.  During my college days a friend from high school let me watch as she researched an ancestor. Although my parents had genealogy books at home that were filled with notes, pictures and trees, this was the first time Read More