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Family Tree Maker (FTM)
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Original author(s) Kenneth Lafferty Hess[1]
Developer(s) Ancestry.com, Inc.
Initial release 1989[2]
Stable release 2012 (29 Sept 2011)[3]
Operating system Windows, Mac
Available in English
Type Genealogy software
License Proprietary
Website familytreemaker.com

Family Tree Maker (FTM) is advertised as "the #1 selling family history software".[4] As with other genealogy software, FTM allows the researcher to keep track of information collected during research and to create reports, charts, and books containing that information. The software was originally developed by Kenneth Hess of Banner Blue Software,[1] which was purchased by Brøderbund in 1995.[5] It passed through the hands of The Learning Company, Mattel, and others before coming under its current ownership.

A redesigned Family Tree Maker 2008 was released on 14 August 2007.[6] The 2009 version of the program corrected some of the errors and omissions of its predecessor, and introduced a few new features. Family Tree Maker 2010 claims to further enhance the radical re-design and be more powerful and feature-packed with faster navigation and quicker load times.[7]

A version for the Mac was released in 1997, but due to low market demand was discontinued[8] for over a decade. A new version of Family Tree Maker for Mac was finally released on 4 November 2010.[9]

Family Tree Maker Version 16 was awarded a CODiE Award in the "Best Consumer Productivity Solution" category in 2006.[10]

FTM version historyEdit

Please press show for more information on past versions.

Past productsEdit

Past genealogy programs.

  • Family Origins[71][72][73][74]
  • Generations Family Tree (Originally called Reunion for Windows[73][75])
  • Ultimate Family Tree (UFT)[76][77]
  • ROOTS software series by CommSoft[76][78] was one of the first publishers of series of genealogy software programs, created in the 1980s, and available until 1997. Commsoft released the following, ROOTS89 for the Heath H-8 series of personal computers, ROOTS/M for the CP/M operating system, ROOTS II for MS-DOS, followed by ROOTS III and ROOTS IV. The company also released ROOTS V for Windows along with Visual ROOTS for Microsoft Windows.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Hess, Kenneth Lafferty. "Home page of Kenneth Lafferty Hess". Archived from the original on 29 January 2011. http://www.klhess.com/. Retrieved 29 December 2010. "During the 1990's I popularized computer genealogy by designing, developing, and selling the Family Tree Maker product line" 
  2. ^ Family Tree Maker: 20-Year Anniversary!, Posted by Tana L. Pedersen on 29 September 2011 in Ancestry.com Site, Company News, Family Tree Maker
  3. ^ Family Tree Maker 2012 Is Here!, Posted by Michelle Pfister, 19 August 2009, Family Tree Maker, Ancestry.com Blog
  4. ^ "FamilyTreeMaker.com". http://familytreemaker.com/. Retrieved 30 March 2013. 
  5. ^ "Broderbund Software in Banner Blue acquisition". The New York Times: pp. 1–37. 6 May 1995. http://www.nytimes.com/1995/05/06/business/company-news-broderbund-software-in-banner-blue-acquisition.html. Retrieved 30 June 2010. 
  6. ^ Ancestry.com Releases Completely Redesigned Family Tree Maker 2008, No. 1 Selling Family Tree Software, Aug 14, 2007, Press Releases, Ancestry.com
  7. ^ "Family Tree Maker 2010 Feature List". ancestry.com. 24 April 2010. http://www.familytreemaker.com/About/DetailedFeatures.aspx. Retrieved 24 April 2010. 
  8. ^ "Is Family Tree Maker available for the Macintosh?". http://ftm.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/ftm.cfg/php/enduser/std_adp.php?p_faqid=1760. Retrieved 26 December 2006. 
  9. ^ Planetspriv (4 November 2010). "Family Tree Maker software (Mac) Message Board". ancestry.com. http://boards.ancestry.com/boardinfo.aspx?p=topics.software.ftmmac. Retrieved 6 November 2010. 
  10. ^ "2006 Codie Awards Winners". Software & Information Industry Association. Archived from the original on 4 July 2010. http://www.siia.net/codies/2011/pw_2006.asp. Retrieved 30 June 2010. 
  11. ^ Family Tree Maker: 20-Year Anniversary!, Posted by Michelle Pfister on 11 December 2009 in Family Tree Maker
  12. ^ Re: FTM and GEDCOM:, From: <skpjan@...>, Date: Fri, Jul 14, 1995, RootsWeb: GENCMP-L
  13. ^ Discover and Preserve Your Family History With New Version 3.0 of Family Tree Maker., Oct 24, 1995, Publication: Business Wire – Free Online Library
  14. ^ Re: Improvements from 3.0 – 3.02, From: Paul Burchfield, Date:Aug 15, 1996, RootsWeb: GENCMP-L
  15. ^ Upgrade for FTM 3.0, 16 bit application compatible with Win95, From:John McGarvey, Date: 1996/02/09, alt.genealogy
  16. ^ GEDCOM from Family Tree Maker, From:Paul Burchfield, Date: 1996/10/07, Exporting from Family Tree Maker for DOS uses the Data Exchange Utility. The DEU ships with Family Tree Maker version 3 and 4 for DOS. It had to be purchased separately for earlier versions., alt.genealogy
  17. ^ Beginning with this version every copy of Family Tree Maker for Windows came with both a Windows 95 (32-bit) and Windows 3.1x (16-bit) version.
  18. ^ Liste des applications testées sous Windows 95 – F et G - Family Tree Maker 2.0 (Windows floppies) Banner Blue Software<-- REMARQUE(S): Version 2.0 may not run correctly if taskbar setting is Always On Top. Windows 95 Help contains information for obtaining an update from the manufacturer. Family Tree Maker 3.0 (DOS) Banner Blue Software REMARQUE(S): The installation program may appear to stall after the first screen, but it is checking drives for previous copies of FTM.EXE, including network drives, and will resume after the check is complete. Family Tree Maker Deluxe 2.0 (Windows CD) Banner Blue Software REMARQUE(S): Program won't run when taskbar set to Always On Top. Windows 95 Help automatically provides a solution. -->
  19. ^ Re: FTM 6.0 and NT?, From: Paul Burchfield, Date: 31 March 1999, RootsWeb: GENCMP-L
  20. ^ a b Family Tree Maker Deluxe Edition II for Macintosh Mac Enthusiasts Can Now Preserve and Organize Their Family History With The No. 1-Selling Family Tree Program. BUSINESS WIRE 4 February 1997
  21. ^ Family Tree Maker Deluxe Edition II for McIntosh/5 CD-ROMs, by Broderbund, Platform: Mac, amazon.com
  22. ^ GENEALOGY SOFTWARE: Use Your Mac to Find Your Roots, reprint of January 1998 MacWorld article
  23. ^ ? Mac Genealogy Software, alt.genealogy, from Google Groups
  24. ^ Message from discussion MAC update Family Tree Maker?, alt.genealogy, from Google Groups
  25. ^ Technical Support for Family Tree Maker for Macintosh, genealogy.com
  26. ^ Family Tree Maker for Macintosh; No. 1-Selling Family Tree Program Will Make It Simple for Mac Enthusiasts to Preserve and Organize Their Family History, BUSINESS WIRE, 21 October 1996
  27. ^ Message from discussion Announce: v3.4 Family Tree Maker for Windows, alt.genealogy, from Google Groups
  28. ^ Message from discussion Family Tree Maker 3.4, alt.genealogy, from Google Groups
  29. ^ Message from discussion Upgrade history of some genealogy software, alt.genealogy, from Google Groups
  30. ^ a b c d e Are There Any Downloadable Updates to Family Tree Maker?, http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com
  31. ^ Family Tree Maker Version 4.0b Update, familytreemaker.com archived by archive.org
  32. ^ Family Tree Maker File Fixer Update, http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com
  33. ^ COMING SOON! Family Tree Maker(R) Version 4.4 for Windows!, WISEMAN-L Archives, archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com
  34. ^ The No. 1-selling Family Tree Software for Nearly a Decade, Broderbund's Family Tree Maker is Now Better Than Ever, BUSINESS WIRE, 8 July 1998
  35. ^ Message from discussion Family Tree Maker 5 Upgrade, alt.genealogy, Google Groups
  36. ^ Message from discussion FTM 5 second patch coming, alt.genealogy, Google Groups
  37. ^ Re: transferring version 6.0 1999 to use with windows vista, boards.ancestry.com
  38. ^ Does FTM work with Windows NT?, GENCMP-L Archives, archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com
  39. ^ http://www.ancestry.com/learn/library/article.aspx?article=1447#3
  40. ^ Ask Technical Services — March 2000, #2. Moveable Boxes — Family Tree Maker 7.5 Gives You Control of Your Tree, familytreemaker.genealogy.com
  41. ^ http://www.ancestry.com/learn/library/article.aspx?article=2438#4
  42. ^ Genealogy.com Ships New Version 8.0 of Its Top-Rated Family Tree Maker(R) Software, PRNewswire, 19 September 2000
  43. ^ http://www.ancestry.com/learn/library/article.aspx?article=4704
  44. ^ Broderbund Partners With A&E Television Networks and Genealogy.com To Launch Family Tree Maker(R) Version 9 – The #1 Software for Building A Family Legacy, PRNewswire, 3 October 2001
  45. ^ Family Tree Maker Version 9.0 Update, genealogy.com
  46. ^ Broderbund Ships Family Tree Maker Deluxe Version 10 #1 Selling Genealogy Software Program, BUSINESS WIRE, Oct 1, 2002, as found at findarticles.com
  47. ^ Broderbund Ships Family Tree Maker Deluxe Version 10 – #1 Selling Genealogy Software Program, BUSINESS WIRE, Oct 1, 2002, as found at thefreelibrary.com
  48. ^ Re: FTM Version Question, boards.ancestry.com
  49. ^ Broderbund Teams with MyFamily.com to Launch Family Tree Maker(R) Version 11 – the #1 Selling Genealogy Software Program, PRNewswire, 29 September 2003
  50. ^ Message from discussion Family Tree Maker version question, alt.genealogy, Google Groups
  51. ^ Encore, MyFamily.com Ship Family Tree Maker(R) 2005 – The #1 Selling Genealogy Software Program, PRNewswire, 23 September 2004
  52. ^ How can I delete duplicate media items?, boards.ancestry.com
  53. ^ Family Tree Maker 2006 Hits Retail Markets, PRNewswire, 12 September 2005
  54. ^ Family Tree Maker 2006 Updates and Downloads, past.familytreemaker.com
  55. ^ Family Tree Maker Version 16, Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter, 18 August 2006.
  56. ^ Ancestry.com Releases Completely Redesigned Family Tree Maker 2008, No. 1 Selling Family Tree Software, PRNewswire, Aug 14, 2007, as found at ancestry.com's Press Releases page
  57. ^ Ancestry.com Releases Completely Redesigned Family Tree Maker 2008, No. 1 Selling Family Tree Software, PRNewswire, Aug 14, 2007, as found at thefreelibrary.com
  58. ^ a b c Family Tree Maker 2008 Program Updates are Now Available, familytreemaker.com
  59. ^ Family Tree Maker 2009 Release, by Russell Hannig, 28 August 2008, at http://blogs.ancestry.com
  60. ^ a b c d Family Tree Maker 2009 – Program Updates Help, familytreemaker.com
  61. ^ New Ancestry.com Family Tree Maker 2010 Software Adds News Storytelling and Organizational Tools, 19 August 2009 Press Release, Ancestry.com
  62. ^ Family Tree Maker: The New Version 2010, by Michelle Pfister, 19 August 2009, at http://blogs.ancestry.com
  63. ^ Family Tree Maker 2010 – Program Updates, familytreemaker.com
  64. ^ Family Tree Maker 2011 is here!, by Tana L. Pedersen on 31 August 2010, at http://blogs.ancestry.com
  65. ^ Family Tree Maker 2011 – Program Updates, familytreemaker.com
  66. ^ Family Tree Maker for Mac is Here!, by Tana L. Pedersen on 4 November 2010 at http://blogs.ancestry.com
  67. ^ Family Tree Maker for Mac is back, 4 November 2010, tamurajones.net
  68. ^ Family Tree Maker 2010 for mac won't load or continually crashes. What can I do?, Ancestry.com
  69. ^ Family Tree Maker 2010 for Mac Version 19.2.1.241, 22 January 2011, MacGenealogy.org
  70. ^ Family Tree Maker 2012 Is Here!, by Tana L. Pedersen on 29 September 2011, at http://blogs.ancestry.com
  71. ^ 20 November 2009 RootsMagic Essentials, Modern Software Experience
  72. ^ Family Origins Newsletter, This will probably be the last issue of the Family Origins newsletter (I hear a lot of you saying "I thought you stopped writing it a long time ago <g>). As many of you know, we (FormalSoft) have been working on a new genealogy program called RootsMagic which we released in February 2002. Many of you have been using Family Origins since we first licensed it to Parsons Technology over 12 years ago. You have gone through all the company changes with us (Parsons, Intuit, Broderbund, The Learning Co. , Mattel, Genealogy.com)...As of January 2003, Genealogy.com has discontinued our Family Origins program...
  73. ^ a b Genealogy.com Buys Generations, Dick Eastman Online, 25 July 2002 – Archive, Ancestry.com
  74. ^ Family Origins Discontinued, By Kimberly Powell, About.com
  75. ^ Genealogy.com Adds Generations to its Genealogy Software Product Line, 25 June 2002, Genealogy.com [Archive copy at the Wayback Machine.
  76. ^ a b Ultimate Family Tree (UFT), by Palladium Interactive, Inc.
  77. ^ Archive copy at the Wayback Machine.
  78. ^ ROOTS, by CommSoft (Herb Drake/Howard Nurse)

External linksEdit


This page uses content from the English language Wikipedia. The original content was at Ancestry.com#Family_Tree_Maker. The list of authors can be seen in the page history. As with this Familypedia wiki, the content of Wikipedia is available under the Creative Commons License.

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