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Favorite Features in Family Tree Maker

Posted by Crista Cowan on January 9, 2014 in Family Tree Maker

I use Family Tree Maker every single day.  There are many reasons why I love it.  I can move around my tree without having to wait for web pages to load with each new click.  I can customize my screen to show me exactly what information I want to see about each person.  I can… Read more

Just Released: Family Tree Maker Mac 3!

Posted by on December 13, 2013 in Family Tree Maker

We are pleased to announce the release of Family Tree Maker Mac 3, an updated and expanded version of the No. 1-selling family history software. Starting at $39.99, it comes packed with new features including a new Family ViewTM that lets you control how you see your family tree and add or edit information while… Read more

Available Now: Family Tree Maker version 2014

Posted by Kristie Wells on September 10, 2013 in Family Tree Maker

Includes updates on editing, sharing, tree viewing and TreeSync™ to make collaboration even easier. Today we are releasing the 2014 version of Family Tree Maker, our family history software that enables enthusiasts to build and organize their family tree with greater ease. This update brings features such as enhanced editing to multiple reporting options, TreeSync… Read more

Family Tree Maker for Mac 2 Update Is Available

Posted by Tana L. Pedersen on March 4, 2013 in Family Tree Maker, Family Trees

A free update for Family Tree Maker for Mac 2 is now available. It contains improvements to TreeSync and a number of new features. When you open Family Tree Maker for Mac 2, you should be notified that an update is available. If you aren’t, go to the Family Tree Maker 2 menu and select… Read more

Another Bonus Update for Family Tree Maker 2012!

Posted by Tana L. Pedersen on September 25, 2012 in Family Tree Maker

If you use Family Tree Maker 2012, it’s your lucky day–another bonus update has been released. And this one has a lot of enhancements I’m excited about because they’ve been on my wish list for awhile. If you haven’t downloaded the update yet, it’s simple. Just open Family Tree Maker and choose Check for Update… Read more

Genealogy Goals: 3rd Quarter Report

We are headed into the last few months of 2012.  Kids are headed back to school.  Fall is in the air.  And I thought it was a good time to revisit our goals for the year.  If you remember, I shared mine at the beginning of the year.  Some of you shared yours in the… Read more

Where Is Family Tree Maker 2013?

Posted by Tana L. Pedersen on August 17, 2012 in Company News, Family Tree Maker

We know many of you have been eagerly waiting to hear when Family Tree Maker 2013 will be released. Well, we’re doing things a little different this year. Instead of creating a new version of the software, the team has been putting all of its resources into improving Family Tree Maker 2012 so you get… Read more

Temporary Online Issues with Family Tree Maker for Mac – All Versions

Posted by Tana L. Pedersen on July 13, 2012 in Family Tree Maker

If you’re a Family Tree Maker for Mac user, you may have noticed some Internet connection issues. Currently, you may not be able to register the software, log in to your Ancestry account on the Dashboard, or use the Web Search feature. We are aware of the problem and are working hard to resolve the… Read more

Family Tree Maker 2012 Update Is Available

Posted by Tana L. Pedersen on May 18, 2012 in Family Tree Maker

A free update for Family Tree Maker 2012 (Windows) is now available. It contains a number of improvements and fixes of reported issues including: Improvements to TreeSync performance and stability Added support for media, notes, and sources during file merges Improved handling of media during Web merges Bug fixes for tasks, media items, and window… Read more

Everybody Has A Mother

Posted by Crista Cowan on March 6, 2012 in Family Tree Maker, Research Helps

Did you know that March is National Women’s History Month? This seems to fit so perfectly with what we do as genealogists. After all, half of our ancestors are women. In honor of this event, I would like to share what I plan on doing this month and invite you to join me. . Women… Read more

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