Connecting to Your Ancestry.com Tree

Family Tree Maker Renewed

Software MacKiev has officially begun shipping updated versions of Family Tree Maker Windows 2014 and Mac 3. With this, you will have continued access to Ancestry Hints, Ancestry searches and will be able to continue to save your tree on Ancestry and keep it consistent with your tree in Family Tree Maker.

Full details, including information about where to purchase the latest version, may be found at: www.mackiev.com

This is a free update for current users of the 2014 / Mac 3 versions. Owners of older versions can upgrade for $29.95. New users can get the introductory price of $49.95. Sign up for Software MacKiev’s mailing list at their website to receive these offers.

RootsMagic Adds Import of Family Tree Maker Data

RootsMagic version 7.1 has added the capability to directly import Family Tree Maker databases without the use of GEDCOM.

RootsMagic can directly import from any previous version of Family Tree Maker. In fact, RootsMagic can import a bigger variety of Family Tree Maker files than any single version of Family Tree Maker itself.

If you already own RootsMagic, just update to the new version. Go to their Blog for more information on this new option at http://blog.rootsmagic.com/?p=2668

Their main website is http://www.rootsmagic.com/

Existing Family Tree Maker folks can buy the full RootsMagic program for only $20. See http://www.rootsmagic.com/ftm/ for more information.

To be honest, as an existing user of both The Master Genealogist and Family Tree Maker 2012, both of which went belly-up, I have just purchased the RootsMagic offer for $20. We’ll see how it goes from here.


Not sure how long these prices will last. If you are interested, check them out soon.


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