Ancestry.co.uk has launched an improved and expanded version of the world’s No. 1-selling family history software Family Tree Maker® 2012.
With its new TreeSync™ capabilities, Family Tree Maker 2012 enables family history enthusiasts to sync their desktop family trees and their online trees at Ancestry.co.uk. With TreeSync now you can access and update your tree wherever you are, whether it’s through Family Tree Maker, Ancestry.co.uk, or using the Ancestry iPhone or iPad apps. Sharing your tree is also easier than ever. Simply email invitations to family and friends and they can view your online tree and work on it with you.
Other improvements in Family Tree Maker 2012 include:
Easy-to-understand combined family view. The family group view has a new “blended families” option that lets you display all of a couple’s children in one location, including step-children and adoptees. An icon next to a child’s name lets you see at a glance whether he or she is the child of the father, the mother, or both parents.
Simplified interface for new users. When you install Family Tree Maker 2012, the software detects whether you are upgrading from a previous version of Family Tree Maker (version 16 or earlier). If you are, Family Tree Maker will display a simplified user interface that looks more like the older versions of Family Tree Maker.
Improved Smart Stories. More content-generation and editing options to help you create engaging stories about family members.
New and improved reports. The Notes Report has been enhanced so you can display a person, research, relationship, or fact notes you’ve entered for individuals. A new Index of Individuals Report lists every individual in your tree and their birth, marriage, and death dates in an easy-to-understand format. In addition, you can customize the descriptive sentences used in genealogy reports and Smart Stories.
More chart options. The Descendant Chart has a new option that lets you show the relationship between two people you select. You can also display generation labels (such as parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents) in charts to highlight the relationship between the primary person in the chart and other family members. And you can now personalize charts by adding your own free-form text boxes.
New and updated Help and tutorials. Learn how to do more — like creating trees and using Ancestry.co.uk features—with new and improved tutorials accessible in the software and on FamilyTreeMaker.com.
To learn more about the 2012 release, please visit the What’s New page on FamilyTreeMaker.com. To purchase Family Tree Maker 2012, visit our shop; the software is also available at Dixons, Amazon.co.uk, Play.com and other select retailers. For those of you interested in Family Tree Maker for Mac, a new version with TreeSync capability is to be released by the end of 2011.
To celebrate the launch of Family Tree Maker® 2012, we are giving away THREE Platinum versions of the UK’s best-selling family history software, each one includes six months Premium membership to Ancestry.co.uk.
To enter the prize draw, all you need to do is leave a comment below telling us what your favourite family history discovery is, and why? Terms and Conditions apply*.
*By leaving a comment, you agree to accept these terms and conditions. The Promoter of the prize draw is Ancestry.com Europe S.à r.l., 31 of rue Philippe II, L-2340 Luxembourg, Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg. The prize draw is open to UK residents aged 18 or over except employees or agents of the Promoter or its group companies. Only one entry per person. Closing date is midnight GMT on 20 October 2011. No responsibility can be accepted for comments that are not correctly posted or received for whatever reason. Three (3) winners will be drawn at random after the closing date. The prize for each winner is one copy of the Platinum edition Family Tree Maker 2012 software. The winners will be notified by e-mail within 14 days of the closing date. If a winner cannot be contacted within 4 weeks of being notified, the Promoter reserves the right to award the prize to an alternate winner. The Promoter’s decision is final and binding. No cash alternatives to the prizes will be offered, and the prizes are not transferable. The Promoter reserves the right to modify the prize draw terms and conditions at any time without notice. Any personal information received by the Promoter in connection with this prize draw will be used solely in accordance with the Promoter’s Privacy Statement and you also consent to the Promoter using your name for administrative and promotional purposes relating to the prize draw. For details of the winners, write to the Promoter at 3rd Floor, Waterfront Building, Hammersmith Embankment, Chancellors Road, Hammersmith, London, W6 9RU.