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Family Tree Maker: 2011 Update is Available

Posted on November 12, 2010 in Family Tree Maker

An update for Family Tree Maker 2011 is now available. It contains a number of user requested improvements and fixes of reported issues. Some examples are: Improved performance throughout the program Improved performance of Web Merge Right-click functionality in Web Search has been re-enabled The option to enable or disable enhanced image download (from Ancestry.com) has… Read more

Family Tree Maker for Mac is Here!

Posted on November 4, 2010 in Company News, Family Tree Maker

Got a Mac? Today Ancestry.com announced the launch of Family Tree Maker for Mac, the new Mac version of the world’s No.-1 selling family genealogy software. It is available for purchase online starting at $69.99. The program is also available in select retail stores, including Apple Stores, Amazon, Office Depot, and Office Max. As a Mac… Read more

Family Tree Maker: Downloading Your Ancestry Member Tree

Posted on November 1, 2010 in Family Tree Maker, Family Trees

Two weeks ago at Boston Ancestry Day, I was asked a lot of questions about how to download an Ancestry Member Tree into Family Tree Maker. I think there are many of us who have a main “working” Family Tree Maker database but also have trees on Ancestry.com that we use for sharing and gathering information.… Read more

Family Tree Maker: Embellish Your Charts

Posted on October 18, 2010 in Family Tree Maker

One of my favorite enhancements in Family Tree Maker 2011 is the ability to add photos and embellishments to charts—anywhere I want. It’s a simple thing, but the result is beautiful family trees I can’t wait to share. You can use your own backgrounds, borders, and embellishments (basically any image file on your computer) or take… Read more

Family Tree Maker: Smart Stories

Posted on October 4, 2010 in Family Tree Maker

If you’ve always wanted help starting a family history book, this is the tool you’ve been waiting for. Family Tree Maker 2011 introduces Smart Stories™— a narrative tool that helps you quickly fill up those blank pages by letting you use facts, sources, and notes you’ve already entered in your tree. Simply drag-and-drop the text… Read more

Family Tree Maker: 2011 Webinar Tonight

Posted on September 15, 2010 in Family Tree Maker, Webinars

Tonight at 8:00 pm Eastern Daylight Time the experts at Family Tree Maker are holding a free webinar to discuss the features in the latest version of the software. You’ll learn how to: Use Smart Stories—a new narrative tool to help you create and share family stories. Create new fan charts. Dress up your charts using photographs… Read more

Family Tree Maker: More about 2011

Posted on September 14, 2010 in Family Tree Maker

The announcement about the release of Family Tree Maker 2011 produced so many questions I decided that a follow-up post might be helpful. Unfortunately I won’t be able respond to every comment that was left but hopefully I can cover some of the bigger issues. What is happening with the Mac version of Family Tree… Read more

Family Tree Maker 2011 is here!

Posted on August 31, 2010 in Family Tree Maker

You’ve been waiting patiently and it’s finally here! Family Tree Maker 2011 introduces more than 100 enhancements (many based on customer requests) to help you create your family story like never before. Here are just a few of the exciting new features you’ll enjoy: Smart Stories—a narrative tool. If you’ve always wanted help starting your own family history book,… Read more

Family Tree Maker Webinar on September 15th

Posted on August 27, 2010 in Family Tree Maker, Webinars

Family Tree Maker 2011 is almost here. Join us for a free webinar on September 15th at 8:00 pm Eastern Daylight Time and discover why it’s the best version yet. You’ll learn how to: Use Smart Stories—a new narrative tool to help you create and share family stories. Create new fan charts. Dress up your charts… Read more

Family Tree Maker: Unrelated Individuals

Posted on August 9, 2010 in Family Tree Maker

I recently found a death index entry for an infant that bore the unique surname of my great-grandfather. I didn’t want to add the infant to a specific family because I wasn’t certain that they were related. But I also didn’t want to lose the information in case I discovered a relationship with the baby… Read more

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