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Family Tree Maker: Find and Replace Tool

Posted by Tana L. Pedersen 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 by Tana L. Pedersen 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

FamilyTreeMaker.com Gets a New Look

Posted by Tana L. Pedersen on July 7, 2011 in Family Tree Maker

If you haven’t visited FamilyTreeMaker.com 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 by Tana L. Pedersen 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 by Tana L. Pedersen 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 by Tana L. Pedersen 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

Family Tree Maker: Question and Answer

Posted by Tana L. Pedersen on March 22, 2011 in Family Tree Maker

Last month when I announced the February webinar for Family Tree Maker, hundreds of you posted questions for our experts. However, due to time constraints, only a limited number of topics could be covered. So today I wanted to take some time to respond to some of the questions and concerns that didn’t make it… Read more

Family Tree Maker: The Editing Panel

Posted by Tana L. Pedersen on March 7, 2011 in Family Tree Maker

The Family tab on the People workspace provides a comprehensive view of your tree. In previous weeks we’ve learned how to navigate your tree using the pedigree view on the Family tab and also how to add individuals on the family group view. This week I’ll show you the tools and features available on the editing panel… Read more

Family Tree Maker: The Family Group View

Posted by Tana L. Pedersen on February 21, 2011 in Family Tree Maker

In a blog post on February 7th, I wrote about how to navigate in the pedigree view on the People workspace. This week we’ll talk about to use the family group view. The family group view displays a single-family unit—a couple, their parents, and their children. In this view you can add spouses and children and… Read more

Family Tree Maker Webinar Tonight

Posted by Tana L. Pedersen on February 16, 2011 in Ancestry.com Site, Family Tree Maker, Webinars

Tonight at 8:00 pm (EST) the experts at Family Tree Maker are giving a free webinar focused on printing and sharing your family history. You’ll learn how to: Design and print charts Run  reports Utilize the print functions available on each workspace Create individual and family slide shows If you haven’t already registered, it’s not… Read more

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