Two Solutions for FTM

It was announced at the end of last year that Ancestry.com would stop selling Family Tree Maker (FTM) software. That sent some people into a panic as it is the only genealogy software that they have ever used. Then it was announced that FTM was sold to MacKiev who had  been writing the MAC version …

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FTM Updates

Remember that I said “don’t panic” when Ancestry announced that they would retire Family Tree Maker? In the last 24 hours there have been some major updates. First, Family Tree Maker has been sold to Software Mackiev. They are the company that made the Mac version of FTM for Ancestry over 6 years. They will …

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Genealogy Software Bargains

When people ask me what genealogy software they should buy, I always tell them they should download the trial versions of Legacy and RootsMagic and see which one they like best before buying. Both of those genealogy software are on sale. Legacy Family Tree 8 is half price for today only. Regular price is $39.95 …

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Genealogy Software Tutorials

The genealogy software that I use is RootsMagic. They have been having video tutorials available on-line that they call Webinars. You can sign up to watch the presentation live on the internet. There was a session last night and I got the time wrong. I tuned in as the session was just ending. Not to …

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NY State place names

I got a new version of the RootsMagic genealogy program about 6 weeks ago or so.  One of the changes that was made from version 3 was to place names. It added a field called “place details” to the place names. You are now supposed to use place only for the city, county, etc. and …

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