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Family Tree Maker for Mac Platinum (Mac)

by Avanquest Software
Mac OS X
3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews)

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  • Easily discover your family history with the NEW MAC version of the World’s No. 1 selling family history software
  • 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 FREE† 6 Month PREMIUM Membership to Ancestry.co.uk worth over 77††
  • Integrate seamlessly with 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
  • NEW – Printed Companion Guide to Family Tree Maker for Mac – Over 300 pages of invaluable information
  • NEW – ‘Tree to Go’ App for the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad – Upload your tree to Ancestry.co.uk and update it on the go
  • Interactive Training Tutorials give you step-by-step instructions and hints & tips to help build your tree
  • Join Ancestry.co.uk’s online community where you can find and share information with others
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System Requirements

  • Platform:   Mac OS X
  • Media: CD-ROM
  • Item Quantity: 1
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  • ASIN: B00451BGFI
  • Release Date: 26 Nov 2010
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,364 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)

Product Description

Manufacturer's Description

Everyone has a family. Every family has a story. Family Tree Maker for MAC Platinum can help you find yours.

With hundreds of features to help you, Ancestry.co.uk Family Tree Maker for MAC makes it easy to discover your family story, preserve your legacy and share your unique heritage.

Family Tree Maker for MAC lets you easily:
  • Research, organise and preserve your family story on your Mac
  • Create charts and reports to share with family and friends
  • Integrate with the 865 million records on Ancestry.co.uk and download new information directly into your tree
  • Receive hints linking you to matching records on Ancestry.co.uk
  • Add photos, documents, audio and video into your tree
  • View timelines and interactive maps highlighting events and places in your ancestors' lives
  • Publish beautiful keepsakes and books to share with others
Family Tree Maker for Mac gives you exciting ways to discover your history. Rich storytelling tools let you build your family tree and create charts and reports, plus incorporate photos and video. Only Family Tree Maker for Mac includes a free† 6-month Premium Ancestry.co.uk membership with access to over 865 million family history records.

EXCLUSIVE - Follow the hints.
  • Just enter what you know into Family Tree Maker. Soon you'll see green leaves or Hints where we've matched one of your ancestors with historical records online. Click on the leaf to learn more.
Save to your desktop.
  • Family Tree Maker makes it easy to save information you discover on Ancestry.co.uk to your family tree complete with an electronic copy of the original record.
See timelines.
  • Add interest with timelines that highlight important personal, family and historical events that occurred during your ancestors' lives.
Put your ancestors on the map.
  • View maps to see where your ancestors may have lived and track your family's migration paths.
Share your tree
Upload your tree to Ancestry.co.uk and e-mail invites to your family so they can view your tree. You can even create books and birthday calendars to print.


Family Tree Maker for MAC comes with a FREE 6 Month Premium Membership to Ancestry.co.uk the UK's largest online collection of family history resources. The software works seamlessly with the site so you can easily search for your ancestors and add the information you discover to your tree. You could find missing facts about your family in census records, military records, image collections and other historical resources.
Ideal for the family historian who wants to travel even further back into their family history, you can search key historical records including:
  • Census records including the 1841-1901 censuses for England, Scotland and Wales
  • Birth, Marriage and Death Indexes from 1837-2005 for England and Wales
  • Military records including British Army WW1 Records
  • Newspapers and Periodicals
  • The British Phone Books 1880-1984
  • Deeds, court documents and wills
  • University Alumni
  • PLUS Pre 1837 parish and probate records
  • Irish records collection
Plus you'll also get:

NEW - Printed Companion Guide to Family Tree Maker for MAC
Learn Family Tree Maker's most popular features with quick lessons that make research fast and fun. Over 300 pages of invaluable information.

Your Family Tree Magazine Subscription Offer
Subscribe to the most respected genealogy magazine for 1 year, and receive your first 3 issues for just £1. The magazine offers practical, expert advice on all areas of family research, plus an array of essential resources+

25% Discount on Ancestry.co.uk's My Canvas
Create beautiful pages to showcase your family tree documents, photos and charts and print professional books and posters+
† The Ancestry.co.uk Premium Membership begins upon activation of the free subscription with a valid credit or debit card but no money will be taken during the free subscription period. To cancel your membership without incurring a charge to your credit or debit card, go to www.Ancestry.co.uk, simply login and go to 'My Account', click on 'Cancel Subscription' at least 2 days before the free trial subscription is due to end, otherwise 100% of the monthly Premium membership price will be automatically debited from your credit or debit card. Your membership will continue on a monthly basis for 6 months after the free trial subscription ends, and then will roll over into an annual membership, unless you cancel your subscription. Use of Ancestry.co.uk is subject to our Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy. See www.Ancestry.co.uk for full details. †† Based on the price of a monthly Premium package subscription at Ancestry.co.uk as at 1st October 2010. *Requires software download. +All offers are subject to availability and may change without notice.

iPhone, iPad and iPod touch are registered trademark of Apple Inc.

PLEASE NOTE: Family Tree Maker for Mac incorporates the features of Family Tree Maker 2010 for Windows but not all of the features of Family Tree Maker 2011.

Customer Reviews

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56 of 56 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Bug ridden faulty software not worth using yet 8 Mar 2011
I've been a PC user of this software since 2005 and it was brilliant, I even kept a PC going for the purpose. When I saw that a mac version had been released I bought it immediately, which turned out to be real mistake. The software is completely bug ridden, it won't connect to the ancestry servers to register itself and it can't connect to activate the 6 months subscription. This last action was eventually achieved manually through their phone centre.

After loading in my imported database, (which in itself was a pain as the conversion software is PC only!) the experience seemed to be OK until I checked back down the tree to find generations fragmented and links broken, the inbuilt "find duplicate" feature which in the past would have repaired such problems can't seem to find the obvious problems though. I have had to stop using it as it is damaging years of careful research by breaking up family relationships. Another bug is that it sometimes breaks a family relationship and then propagates the current individual and their spouse as the parents back through time, as you scroll right it just adds another identical generation, but if you delete any of these bogus individuals then the original individual is deleted as well! There are more bugs but the ones I have listed are enough to highlight the issues.

Until Ancestry rectify these problems and update the software I would not recommend it to anyone. When this will happen though is anyones guess, the technical support is none existence and they seem disinterested in resolving the problem and I am still awaiting an e-mail from technical support explaining what is happening. The net and their own website clearly show that there have been issues for a while.
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34 of 34 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Family Tree Maker for Mac 13 Jan 2011
By ChrisW
I was very disappointed with this software. The File Migration Utility only works for FTM2010 and FTM2011 Windows files. Anyone working with FTM2008 or FTM2009 in Windows will not be able to port their datafiles across to the Mac version unless they upgrade their PC software to FTM2010 or FTM2011. The other main problem with the Mac software version is that the web merge feature does not work correctly. Given the time investment people make in their family tree research I would not be prepared to use this software in it's current form for my work.
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24 of 24 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars [...] for Mac 13 Jan 2011
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I have recently bought a Mac and needed to export the Family Tree data from my desktop PC to the Mac.
This product is ok but has one very annoying quirk, which I discovered within minutes of loading the program. Children are not (always) listed in birth order when showing an Outline Descendant Report. Since this is the main report I use, this has to rate as a major black mark against the product. I have been told that the developer is aware of the bug and that there are plans to correct it, but no timeframe is volunteered. Hmmm, not really good enough.
The other niggle I have is more one of presentation, rather than substance and concerns the Family Page view with which I have been long familiar. The Mac version seems to want to pack just far too much information onto a single page - but perhaps this simply reflects the design of this page in the latest Windows version too?
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing - expensive mistake! 14 Mar 2011
I have been using another Mac specific genealogy program for some years, however I was drawn to "Family Tree Maker for Mac" by the mapping features and the "live" internet window, which would allow easy access to online resources. I was not at all impressed! Overall, the appearance and layout of the windows is uninspiring, and there is absolutely no opportunity to customise any of the features, eg background colour or font. The mapping feature is very USA orientated, meaning that many of the UK places I wanted to link to did not show up on the directory, and had to be placed manually. The live internet window does allow you to download from the Ancestry site, but to be honest it is clumsy and no quicker than right clicking and downloading to your hard drive. When I began to link files and images to this program, the links to my existing genealogy program became corrupted, and I actually lost one image completely. That was, I'm afraid, the last straw, and I will not be using this software again.

This was an expensive mistake! I paid [] (Apple Store pricing!) for a piece of software which I am not prepared to use any longer as it puts my existing research at risk. I am appalled that this software is available when there are obviously major issues with its robustness and compatibility.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Not worth it - better on a standard PC 18 Oct 2012
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I've used this software for many years on my PC without issue. In fact I'd say that this is the best software you can get for a PC. However, on a MacBook I've had lots of issues with it. This is my very first experience of an inferior Mac performance of any software or application. This is purely due to the software. I've stopped using it now. I've looked at other reviews & cannot fand anyone who likes it. I've spent many years researching my family history & simply do not trust this software so am maintaining it on my original PC. The company should withdraw it from the market in my opinion until they can iron out all the bugs - of which there are too many to mention. Don't buy !
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Ancestry
Just changed from a pc to a mac and really needed this software. Works the same as the pc version and allows me to continue with my ancestry.
Published 10 months ago by Micky
5.0 out of 5 stars Family Tree Maker for Mac
Product was received in the post in good condition, I am very pleased with the product and would recommend the product to a friend or family member.
Published 12 months ago by Christopher C. Brooker
2.0 out of 5 stars Companion Guide
The guide book leaves a lot to be desired- Up to know I have not been able to find how to add photographs to individuals
Published 14 months ago by Brian Denham
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good
I had an older version on my PCM but when I changed to a MacBook I knew I needed a new version and this has proven to be so much better than the old version. Read more
Published 14 months ago by Glen Collins
4.0 out of 5 stars Easy to use
I've been looking for a decent Family History app for the mac for some time. This fits the bill, and a real bargain at 11 quid as you get free premium membership of the Ancestry... Read more
Published 15 months ago by C. Miller
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing
Worth buying just for the 6 months subscription the software is a big bonus. Being able to organise all my Genealogy records and Photos in one place and print out all the various... Read more
Published 16 months ago by Crombleholme
5.0 out of 5 stars It does what it says on the tin.
I've been using an earlier version of this software for many years and a change of computer necessitated an update. Good software is intuitive and this fits the bill.
Published 16 months ago by Grandfather_golfer
4.0 out of 5 stars Simple to use
I find it easy to fill in and it simple to follow the family tree. I would recommend it to anyone.
Published 16 months ago by Robert J Robinson
5.0 out of 5 stars No other family tree making software comes close
This is definitely the best software for collecting data for your family tree. I already had FTM for PC and had no hesitation in ordering FTM for Mac when I changed my hardware to... Read more
Published 18 months ago by Susan Leonard
4.0 out of 5 stars Very good transaction, recommed seller
Software could be easier to use, font is too small, also could do with 'find person' link, on the whole satisfied with it.
Published 18 months ago by dillydonut
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