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Family Tree Maker for MAC v2 (Mac)

by Avanquest Software
Mac OS X
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (66 customer reviews)
Price: 47.97 & FREE Delivery in the UK. Details
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  • Easily discover your family history with the latest MAC version of the World’s No. 1 selling family history software
  • NEW! Create charts and reports in a variety of formats, with a new media collection
  • NEW! Combined Families View—The family group view has a new option that lets you display all of a couple's children in one location
  • NEW! Enhanced for OS X Lion specific features including Full Screen Mode and image capture from built-in or external isight camera
  • NEW! Synchronise desktop and online Ancestry.co.uk™ family trees with TreeSync™
  • Create family books, calendars, charts and reports to share with family and friends
  • Add photos, documents, audio and video files directly into your tree
  • Access millions of family history records with a 6 Month PREMIUM Membership† to Ancestry.co.uk worth over 77††
  • Integrate seamlessly with 895 million records on Ancestry.co.uk™ and receive hints and links to matching records in your tree
  • View timelines and interactive maps highlighting events and places in your ancestors’ lives
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Family Tree Maker for MAC v2 (Mac) + Who Do You Think You Are? Encyclopedia of Genealogy: The definitive reference guide to tracing your family history + The Genealogist's Internet: The Essential Guide to Researching Your Family History Online
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System Requirements

  • Platform:   Mac OS X
  • Media: CD-ROM
  • Item Quantity: 1
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  • Release Date: 3 Feb 2012
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (66 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 800 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)

Product Description

Box Contains

  • 2 x CD ROM
  • 300 page manual
  • Welcome Pack

  • Customer Reviews

    Most Helpful Customer Reviews
    33 of 34 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Well Designed Software 14 May 2012
    Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What's this?)
    I love this software, its logical to use it has lots of useful features and this version was made for Mac's ( a lot of genealogy software is either Windows only or dual purpose meaning that there are lots of compromises).

    You can start creating a family tree from scratch by just filling in a few of your parents details or you can import photo's, text or charts that you have made previously on other genealogy software. With TreeSync you can upload and share your family tree, via the internet, wherever you are. You can personalise your chart even more by adding text boxes - ideal if you want to display notes regarding a person in the family tree and you can add generation labels (mother, father, grandmother, grandfather etc.)

    In the box you get the software CD, a welcome pack (a booklet full of offers on things like archival storage solutions, subscriptions to "Your Family Tree" magazines, historical maps and so on), and a chunky little book "The Companion Guide to Family Tree Maker" which is over 300 pages full of help, hints and tips for making your own family tree. Add to this the online help via the Learning Centre and Technical Support at familytreemaker.com and you need struggle no more when trying to make your ancestry chart.

    In fact the only small complaint that I do have is regarding the '6 month free trial of Ancestry.co.uk premium membership, it's not that there's anything wrong with it but it's one of these where you have to give financial details in order to receive it. The company obviously hopes that you will forget to cancel your account so that they can start lifting monthly subscriptions from your bank account.
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    12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars Fixes what was broken... 20 Sep 2012
    Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What's this?)
    ....in the first version, at least for me. Installation was fine, and I started a new tree using this software. I understand others have tried importing with little success, so check other reviews. The Mac version is now as good as the PC version (which it always should have been), and everything is quick and just works. The previous version was buggy and slow in comparison.

    This is the Platinum version with the printed manual, which is excellent. I can now recommend this to people as a great way to research their family, and hopefully Ancestry keep this standard up in future releases.
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    11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Great surprise! 13 Jun 2013
    By Markk
    After reading other reviews of this software I was a little tentative with this purchase and had low expectations. The final decision was that I would earn back the cost of the software in the value of the Ancestry subscription. However I have found this software to be great. My family tree syncing with my Ancestry account even when using my Mac, iPhone and the Ancestry website. Great purchase and 110 percent satisfied.
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    37 of 39 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars Seems absolutely fine so far 4 Aug 2012
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    Having recently moved from a Windows machine to a Macbook I needed some Mac family tree software to continue with my genealogy research. I had previously used a relatively old version of Family Tree maker on a PC so, having read some of the negative reviews of this Mac OSX version, I rather nervously purchased this product. The install went smoothly and then I was asked to register the software. I then encountered the 'cannot connect to the internet' message that has been mentioned in previous reviews. I took the 'register later' option and then was immediately presented with an option to download an update to the product. The update downloaded and installed without problems (over the supposedly unconnected internet!) and after that the product could be registered without issues. Since the update the software has been stable and looks fantastic on a Retina display Macbook. I have imported my previous PC-generated family trees to the product and that has gone well. The only issue being that my links to external media (mostly jpeg files) did not convert automatically. I guess that might be too much to ask with the different file structures between PCs and Macs. I have manually re-linked all of my external media and it did not take too long. I cannot comment on how well the product synchronises with family trees on Ancestry.com as I really just use the software to organise my research on my own Macbook. However, for my purposes, Family Tree Maker for Mac, looks great, has tons of functionality and appears very stable once the product has been updated.
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    9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
    By A. J. Parkes TOP 500 REVIEWER
    Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What's this?)
    I used to subscribe to ancestory website, but did nit bother renewing as the cost was getting too high for what it was worth.

    This software seemed ideal. Not only can you work on our tree off line, but it syncs with your online account and keeps the trees in sync, It installed easily and after a software updates I started it up. I entered my account details and it downloaded the tree to the software ready to go. All seemed great but after some time I see a couple of drawbacks.

    The first one is that the software tries to do so much that the interface is cluttered and confusing. It takes a long time to realise what you have to press to get the desired result. The manual is far too thick for me to read (besides a bloke never reads a manual - they are for wimps). I still spend ages trying to do simple tasks. When you search, it opens up your browser for the website rather than searching within the software. It just seems clunky and not smooth and natural. I now just do the website and sync with the software which is saving me a lot of time.

    Another gripe is that it has changed some of the dates to the American date system, so a birth of 7 March (07/03) has altered the dates to 3rd July. After changing all the preferences to make sure its right, it is still defaulting to the USA date system. Again, I have to edit via the website, which seems to be correct with the UK site. Is the software syncing with the American preferences and not the UK one?

    The software has not crashed for me, perhaps the update right after installing ironed out all the bugs that others have reported. I am running a 5 year old iMac (core 2 duo) running Lion.

    The only saving grace is that it comes with 6 months of premium access, otherwise I would not bother. Just do it all via the website.
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    Most Recent Customer Reviews
    5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
    Disappointly difficult to use. Back in the box at the moment. Will try again when I have more strength!
    Published 24 days ago by Roger Marcuson
    5.0 out of 5 stars A+
    Published 1 month ago by Gordon Sherrard
    1.0 out of 5 stars Does not Sync - DO NOT BUY!!
    After spending months using the web version, I decided to get the Mac version, mainly for the better printing. However it will not download or sync with my tree online. Read more
    Published 3 months ago by D J FARNHAM
    5.0 out of 5 stars Love It
    Installed the programme without any problems and it has worked beautifully with my Ancestry family trees. I haven't had any syncing problems that some seem to have experienced. Read more
    Published 5 months ago by Janeta
    4.0 out of 5 stars Acceptable
    Not as good as my old FTM for PC which I think was version 2. But it does have the ability to produce All in One Trees or Extended Family Trees (call them what you will) which I... Read more
    Published 5 months ago by peter
    4.0 out of 5 stars Ideal for the family tree
    I find this ok for what I want it for, which is keeping a check on my research into my family. The subsciption to Ancestry which comes with the pack is very useful, but I do find... Read more
    Published 6 months ago by geoffrey harrad
    4.0 out of 5 stars Another FTM release
    I am a Mac user and was pleased when I purchased Mac V2 as I thought I would be back on home ground, I am by no means an expert user of Windows/Mac's or FTM (I started with V2 for... Read more
    Published 6 months ago by Danae
    4.0 out of 5 stars Novice Genalogist
    Family Tree Maker for Mac2 has proved to be 'straight-forward' so far. I have not yet begun to use it seriously because as an 'Oldie' I learn slowly. Read more
    Published 6 months ago by Greg Ralph
    5.0 out of 5 stars Good buy
    This was a present for someone who has been researching his family history and already he has had interesting results. Seems to be a good search tool.
    Published 7 months ago by Lynne .
    5.0 out of 5 stars Very user friendly package, even a blind man can use it….
    Being partly sighted and registered blind I had been looking for a vision-friendly software package to help me with my family heritage research and I decided on this FTM package... Read more
    Published 7 months ago by Patrick Costigan
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