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
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 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
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
Occasionally you may find that you’ve duplicated the names of locations in your tree. This might be because you ignore a place warning for a location or you’ve named one location differently. In Family Tree Maker 2009 and 2010, you can merge two locations together. That way you won’t lose the facts associated with either… Read more
Compact File. You may have noticed this option on the Tools menu. But what it is? As you work in your trees you will add and delete quite a bit of data. However, even when data has been removed from a tree, the file may still remain at a larger size. You can use the… Read more
Have you forgotten how to assign a portrait to an individual? Or have you attached a photo to the wrong person and can’t remember how to unlink them? In part 2 of “How Do I Do That?” I’ll give some quick tips to help with your media items.
Sometimes it’s the easiest tasks that stump us—or is that just me? Whether it’s renaming one of my trees or checking for software updates, I have the tendency to forget how to do some simple procedures unless I do them on a regular basis. Here are some of my “how do I do that?” tasks.… Read more
It’s easy to get in the habit of opening Family Tree Maker, entering data, and closing the program without really thinking. But if you take a few minutes to change your preferences or tweak settings that are compatible with how you work, you might be surprised at how much more efficiently your data entry goes.… Read more
Our webinar scheduled for May 19th has been rescheduled to June 16th. We would like to apologize for any inconvenience we’ve caused and also thank those of you who have already registered and submitted questions. We hope you’ll be able to join us in June. We’ll provide more details in a couple of weeks.
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