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Family Tree Maker Webinar on November 9th

Posted on October 31, 2011 in Family Tree Maker, Webinars

Join us on Wednesday, November 9th at 8:00 pm (Eastern Standard Time) for a free webinar that will teach you about the new features in Family Tree Maker 2012. You’ll learn about TreeSync—the ability to link and synchronize your desktop tree with an online tree at Ancestry, how to use the new blended families display… Read more

Family Tree Maker: New Chart Options in 2012

Posted on October 24, 2011 in Family Tree Maker

Over the years, we have received requests to include some charting features that were available in Family Tree Maker 2006/version 16. In Family Tree Maker 2012 we’re brought back two of them: direct-line descendant charts and generation labels. Direct-line Descendant Charts In recent versions of Family Tree Maker, the descendant chart showed all of an… Read more

Family Tree Maker: TreeSync

Posted on October 17, 2011 in Family Tree Maker, Family Trees

By now you’ve probably heard about TreeSync. It’s the latest innovative tool available in Family Tree Maker 2012, which gives you the ability to sync one Family Tree Maker tree and one online Ancestry tree. Now you can make changes to your tree anytime, anywhere. Maybe you’re at the library and you find your grandma’s… Read more

Family Tree Maker 2012 Is Here!

Posted on September 29, 2011 in Site, Company News, Family Tree Maker announced the release of Family Tree Maker® 2012 today, an improved and expanded version of the world’s No. 1-selling family history software. With its new TreeSync™ capabilities, Family Tree Maker 2012 enables family history enthusiasts to sync their desktop family trees and their online trees at With TreeSync now you can access and… Read more

Family Tree Maker: Find and Replace Tool

Posted on September 12, 2011 in Family Tree Maker

Have you accidentally spelled an ancestor’s name incorrectly throughout your tree? Or discovered that a cemetery name you’ve recorded is actually the wrong cemetery? If you’re like me and make these types of mistakes regularly, you’re in luck. Family Tree Maker has a Find and Replace tool that lets you search for specific terms and… Read more

Family Tree Maker: Custom Reports

Posted on August 31, 2011 in Family Tree Maker

Family Tree Maker comes with a variety of default reports, and it also has a Custom Report that lets you mine your family tree for the information you’re interested in. Using it I’ve created family health histories, address lists, residency reports, and more. But the report I get asked about most often is a custom… Read more Gets a New Look

Posted on July 7, 2011 in Family Tree Maker

If you haven’t visited recently, it’s time to take another look. Recently, Family Tree Maker launched its newly redesigned website with simplified navigation and more features to help you find answers to your questions. Here are a few highlights: A tour of the software shows some of the key features and tools available in… Read more

Family Tree Maker Message Boards

Posted on April 18, 2011 in Family Tree Maker

Family Tree Maker message boards are an excellent way to share your success stories, find experts to answer your questions, and exchange tips and tricks with users just like you. If you’ve never visited the message boards, take a few minutes to check them out today; you might be surprised at what you find. Search… Read more

Family Tree Maker Focus Group

Posted on April 8, 2011 in Events, Family Tree Maker

Do you have a lot to say about Family Tree Maker? Then we want to hear from you. In May the National Genealogical Society Family History Conference is being held in Charleston, South Carolina. As part of the event, we will be having a focus group at 12:30 pm on Thursday, May 12th, to find… Read more

Family Tree Maker: Viewing Changes in Your Tree

Posted on April 4, 2011 in Family Tree Maker

If you have ever stepped away from your family history for a few days or weeks, you know how hard it can be to come back and remember exactly what you were doing. So one feature I love in Family Tree Maker is the ability to review the people you’ve recently added or edited. To… Read more