Family Tree Maker has been the stalwart software for genealogy since the late 1990's. The recent advancements in it's design and functionality have focused on a tighter integration with Ancestry's website, making the importation of data more seamless. If you're looking for a home based software program, then we highly suggest this program.
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Top 5 New FTM 2012 Features
- Probably one of the most anticipated changes in FTM 2012 is the ability to sync your tree between all of your various devices. Now the tree online, the tree on your computer, and the tree in your Ipad can be synced together so that you can work on your tree at any time, from anywhere!
- New Combined Family View
- At issue in the past within the genealogical communty is the handling of blended families by genealogy programs. FTM 2012 now provides the option for a family view by which all children, irregardless of whether they're biological or step-children can be viewed from one family view... an icon beside the child will denote whether that child is a natural child of the father, mother, or both.
- Chart Improvements
- Improvements have been made in the chart making process of FTM. You can now create a descendancy chart that shows the relationship between two people of whom you select. You can now label charts with "generational" tags that show the relationship between the main person in the chart and all others. And saving the best for last, you can now add your own text to any chart! That's a simple change that's been a long time coming.
- New Index of Individuals Report
- This new report provides you with a quick view of every person in your tree including their birth marriage and death dates... another simple thing that's been a long time coming...
- Improved Smart Stories™
- When creating a smart story about an individual, you have in the past only been allowed to include facts about the individual. You may now include facts about the individuals spouse and children as well.
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