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Family Tree Maker 2012 Platinum Edition (PC)

by Avanquest Software
Windows 7 / Vista / XP
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (239 customer reviews)
Price: 29.99
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  • Easily discover your family history with the NEW 2012 version of the World’s No. 1 selling family history software
  • Family Tree Maker 2012 Platinum Edition is ideal for the family historian who has started their research, but needs to go back further in time!
  • NEW Tree Sync - Synchronise Desktop and Online Ancestry.co.uk trees – keep your tree up-to-date wherever you are!
  • Create family books and hundreds of different charts and reports to share with family and friends
  • Add photos, documents, audio and video files directly into your tree
  • Includes a 6 Month ‘PREMIUM’ Membership to Ancestry.co.uk worth over 77 with access to over 895 million family history records
  • Integrate seamlessly with Ancestry.co.uk and receive hints and links to matching records in your tree
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Family Tree Maker 2012 Platinum Edition (PC) + Your Family Tree Online: How to trace your ancestry from your own computer + Who Do You Think You Are? Encyclopedia of Genealogy: The definitive reference guide to tracing your family history
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System Requirements

  • Platform:   Windows 7 / Vista / XP
  • Media: CD-ROM
  • Item Quantity: 1
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  • ASIN: B005NPFKX4
  • Release Date: 14 Oct 2011
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (239 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 105 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)

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  • 1 x CD ROM
  • 1 manual
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    Customer Reviews

    Most Helpful Customer Reviews
    253 of 258 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Family Tree Maker 2012 15 Oct 2011
    Verified Purchase
    Firstly a quick review of Amazon
    I preordered this a month before release, it was dispatched 12 hours before the official release date so I had it before it was actually released.
    Amazon have a price guarantee so when it was reduced by 10 I got an email saying that I had been refunded the difference, a nice surprise.
    Now the software itself
    I currently use Family Maker 2010 and was about to pay for a 'premium membership' to ancestry.com to further my research and was not considering updating, but I noticed that when you buy this you get 6 months premium membership free with it, which is what I was going to buy anyway so the purchase was pretty much a no brainer, effectively I got the software for free.
    As for the software, it installed flawlessly, if you are in the market for some Family Tree software for the first time or looking to upgrade I can highly recommend.
    Some of the standout features are the 'Blended Family View' this gives you a clear view of how families are these days, i.e step families, adoptions etc, something that was always difficult before.
    The 'smart stories' is a nice feature, although available in my 2010 version, they have tightened it up making it nicer and much easier to use and more asthetically pleasing.
    If you have never used Family Tree software before, this is a great way to start, there are so many features that you can't fail to be impressed, it can be a bit of a learning curve but if you stick with it you will end up with a fantastic record of your family tree, its trivial to produce professional looking trees with photos dates etc included.
    If you have used previous versions, the upgrade is nice but not a massive difference however if you want access to ancestry.com for free for six months, then it's effectivly a free upgrade.
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    71 of 72 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars 2012 version updates make this software perfect! 23 Nov 2011
    By South Londoner VINE VOICE
    Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What's this?)
    I previously reviewed FTM 2011 for Amazon vine and the only major issue with it was the lack of automatic synching with your family tree on ancestry.co.uk. This has been sorted in the new 2012 release so hence the 5 stars!

    Here's an updated review for the FTM 2012: The programme installed flawlessly on my laptop (windows 7). Please note if upgrading from a previous version it doesn't automatically uninstall the old version. You have to do that manually. It installs as a new programme.

    FTM is designed to work seamlessly with Ancestry.co.uk and comes with 6 months premium UK membership worth 77 pounds. Ancestry.co.uk is brilliant and enables you to share your growing family tree with other family members who can fill in the gaps and add missing details. Premium membership enables you to search all the UK archives and the programme alerts you to possible matches both in the archives and in other peoples family trees. *Please note that the 1911 census has not yet been fully digitized.

    Simple interface
    Integrates with ancestry.co.uk and changes made online or in FTM are automatically synched
    Free iPhone/iPad app so you can edit your tree on your iPhone/iPad
    Automatically maps addresses
    Improved charts and reports (useful when sharing your research with family members who arent computer literate as well as for gifts)

    The display of the family tree itself on FTM can be a bit hard to navigate compared to the display on the iPhone/iPad and online which is much more intuitive. You can't scroll or use your mouse to "drag" through it like you can online - you have to select a person and click up or down through their family members to view the tree.
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    125 of 128 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars FTM 2012 Platinum 24 Nov 2011
    By Simon
    I've been using FTM for a few years now and I would recommend it to anyone who is working on their family tree, especially if they're using the Ancestry website. The 'must buy' bit of the 2012 version is the ability to synchronise between your computer copy and the online copy. Couldn't be simpler. Make changes to either version and they are all brought together and kept in line.

    The six months subscription to Ancestry is good value. If you already subscribe it's added on the end. I had 10 months and then went to 16 months.
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    61 of 63 people found the following review helpful
    By The Fat Monk TOP 500 REVIEWER
    Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What's this?)
    The first thing to note with this product is that you are not actually buying the software. Family Tree Maker is actually a software package from Avanquest Software which is available in a number of guises. This version is bundled with an Ancestry.co.uk subsription, and it is that that you are actually paying for, not the software.

    If you want just the software (albeit the previous 2011, or possibly 2010, version - which Avanquest call Version 4), it is far far cheaper to buy it branded as Who Do You Think You Are? Family Tree Maker. At the time of writing that is less that six pounds on Amazon.

    That said, this new version of the software has some must have features that were not present in the previous versions, and this new version doesn't appear to be available without the Ancestry branding and bundle (not suprising really as the software has become more integrated with the Ancestry websites).

    The most impressive and useful new feature in this version is 'Tree Sync'. Previously you could download and upload copies of your tree from and to the Ancestry websites, but this was a prett clunky operation. Now the software allows you to link an offline and online tree and it automatically keeps the two in sync. The features seems to work really well.

    Tree Sync is even more useful if you have an iPad as it means that you can use the free Ancestry.co.uk iPad app to make tweaks to your tree, and your offline copy in FTM will be updated next time you open it and have a live internet connection.

    The iPad app is really rather good now, but can be prone to crashes - though that''s not what's being reviewed here.
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    Most Recent Customer Reviews
    3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
    not much use
    Published 21 days ago by mr b senior
    4.0 out of 5 stars Good product v useful to upload all the info I ...
    Good product v useful to upload all the info I already had and to pruduce a variety of different "Trees"
    Published 1 month ago by oliviamae
    5.0 out of 5 stars Family Tree Maker
    Installs with no problems in Windows 8.1. The beauty about it is it synchronises with Ancestry plus there is free 6months access to Ancestry
    Published 2 months ago by Mr. James Smith
    4.0 out of 5 stars Family Tree Buff
    Bought this on the recommendation of a friend as I have been researching my Family Tree for approx. 15years and my original Tree Maker is not compatible with Windows 7 Have managed... Read more
    Published 2 months ago by Ginny
    5.0 out of 5 stars Great tool!
    Bought for my parents as a Christmas gift.

    Mum spent hours researching and compiling her tree and got a lot of pleasure from learning so much about her family. Read more
    Published 2 months ago by Anna Bateman
    5.0 out of 5 stars Prompt Delivery
    Arrived within a few days Excellent Price would recommend again .FTM sync feature is second to none I now have all my Family Tree Data and Media on my Computer to peruse as I... Read more
    Published 2 months ago by Crombleholme
    5.0 out of 5 stars Ideal for beginners
    I admit to having bought this because it came with 6 months subscription to Ancestry but it proved invaluable. Read more
    Published 3 months ago by Pam
    5.0 out of 5 stars family tree maker
    i bought this family tree for my friend and she was very happy with this item she said it was avery helpfull item to have, it gives you so much information.
    Published 3 months ago by Mrs V. Barber
    4.0 out of 5 stars I upgraded from Family Tree Maker 11
    An easy upgrade. The software is easy to use but perhaps not as intuitive as some of the much earlier versions. Read more
    Published 4 months ago by GOCHST
    2.0 out of 5 stars family tree maker
    I chose this rating because I really think it was a waste of money
    very expensive and seems more expensive then other ways of accessing ancestry
    I would not recommend... Read more
    Published 5 months ago by Lesley Scott
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