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October - Family Tree Maker 2017 Including Tips & Tricks

This year’s big news was that after several years of development, Software MacKiev released Family Tree Maker 2017 for Mac and Window users.  The St Augustine Genealogical Society is excited to welcome Judy Wright back to bring us up-to-date on this new version of FTM, which makes it easy to quickly build & update your family tree, as well as enhance it with charts, reports, photos and more.   162 more words

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RootsMagic is so good, we'll buy it for you. Seriously.

It’s official…we’ve converted all my trees to RootsMagic, synced them up to Ancestry.com without issue, and I’m done with Family Tree Maker. My only regret is that we wasted as much time (and blog posts!) waiting for FTM 2017 as we did. 404 more words

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Quick Review: RootsMagic 7.5 now sync's with Ancestry.com, effectively killing MacKiev's Family Tree Maker

Two quick points. First, as always, we receive no financial benefit or consideration for any product or service we review/recommend here. Everything we discuss is our opinion alone, and we talk about it because we use it. 1,055 more words


Recent Update to Family Tree Maker 

Well I have finally done it – I have downloaded Family Tree Maker 2017 and I am very happy about it. Why did this become such a big deal for FTM long term users like me? 1,063 more words

Family Tree Maker 2017: 110 day (and counting) since we had working software

On April 1, 2017 Ancestry discontinued support for TreeSync, rendering the software largely unusable for many FTM users. Software Mackiev was unready for that change, even though they had not only known it was coming, but they had gotten a 4 month extension from the original target date from Ancestry. 578 more words


TEST DRIVE: My 48 hours with the new Family Tree Maker 2017

I finally was notified Friday night of my eligibility participate in MacKiev’s 48-hour beta test of FTM2017. While I have been, and will continue to be, critical of the process ( 427 more words

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Mackiev's latest update engenders even less confidence, puts 2017 release 3 weeks behind with no firm date for release

I’m not even sure where to start with this to be honest…I’ve never been a part of anything like this. Looking back a week ago ( 321 more words

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