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Family Tree Maker 2011 World Edition (PC)

by Avanquest Software
Windows 2000 / XP / Vista / 7
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)

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  • Easily discover your family history with the new 2011 version of the World’s No. 1 selling family history software
  • 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
  • Access millions of family history records with a FREE† 6 Month WORLDWIDE Membership to Ancestry.co.uk worth over £113
  • 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 – Write family stories that automatically update when facts change in your tree
  • NEW – Printed Companion Guide to Family Tree Maker 2011 – Over 350 pages of invaluable information
  • Includes Backup and Protect Software and software to keep all your precious family tree information safe
  • Create your own Family Tree Website to share with family and friends across the world
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System Requirements

  • Platform:   Windows 2000 / XP / Vista / 7
  • Media: CD-ROM
  • Item Quantity: 1

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  • ASIN: B0045OW1XQ
  • Release Date: 10 Nov 2010
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,025 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)

Product Description

Manufacturer's Description

Everyone has a family. Every family has a story. Family Tree Maker 2011 World can help you find yours.

With more than 100 enhancements to help you, Ancestry.co.uk Family Tree Maker 2011 World makes it easier than ever to discover your family story, preserve your legacy and share your unique heritage.

Family Tree Maker 2011 World lets you easily:
  • Research and preserve your family story on your computer.
  • Create charts and reports to share with family and friends.
  • Integrate with the 860 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.
Ancestry.co.uk Family Tree Maker 2011 World - What's New?
  • Write family stories that automatically update when facts change in your tree.
  • Organise photos, audio and video files and documents with drag and drop simplicity.
  • View more events that happened during your ancestors' lives. Even edit, delete or add your own historical events.
  • 5 new report styles and 4 new fan chart design.
  • Enhance your charts with new backgrounds and embellishments.
  • Automatically number every person in your tree for quick reference.
  • Improved integration with Ancestry.co.uk.
Family Tree Maker 2011 World features a host of new and exciting ways to discover your family story:

Follow the hints

Just enter what you know and 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.
Integrate with Ancestry.co.uk
Automatically saves information you find online directly into your tree, complete with an electronic copy of the original record.

IMPROVED - Manage photos and more
Store photos, audio and video files, electronic records and more right inside Family Tree Maker. New tools help you to manage them faster than ever before.

NEW - Learn more from other members
Ancestry.co.uk has a helpful community of millions where you can find and share information with other enthusiasts. You could easily find other members researching your ancestors, compare notes and discover more together.
NEW - FREE iPhone App**
Upload your family tree to Ancesty.co.uk and then easily view and share it on the go.

Put your ancestors on the map
View maps to see where your ancestors may have lived - and track your family's migration paths.

IMPROVED - Maps and Timelines
View maps to see where your ancestors have lived and highlight key events that have occurred in their lives.

NEW - Create Smart Stories
Drag and drop facts from your tree to story pages that update automatically each time you edit your tree.

IMPROVED - Charts and Reports
Choose from hundreds of customisable chart options and create reports that let you see and share your tree from different perspectives - by location, migration path, family name and more.
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 2011 comes World with a FREE 6 Month Worldwide Membership to Ancestry.co.uk the UK's largest online collection of family history resources. Perfect for family historians with ancestors in other countries and where your family history journey will take you overseas. Enjoy unlimited access to Ancestry.co.uk's global record collection including the UK, Ireland, Australia, Canada and the USA. From embarkation papers to immigration documents and slave registers - if we have records, you can view them - wherever in the world they are.
  • 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.
  • Irish historical records.
  • Australian and US immigration records.
  • Ancestry's global record collections including Australia, Canada and the USA.
  • Overseas Census Records.
You'll also get:

Interactive Family Tree Maker Training Tutorials
Get step-by-step instructions, hints and tips to help you build and grow your family tree.

Printed Quick Start Guide for Family Tree Maker 2011
Get started with the basics of using the software.

NEW - Printed Companion Guide to Family Tree Maker 2011
Learn Family Tree Maker's most popular features with quick lessons that make research fast and fun. Over 350 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 documents, photos and charts and print professional books and posters+

30% Discount on Genealogy Folders
A secure way to index your family history photos and other documents+

Backup and Protect Your Precious Memories
As you embark on your family history journey, you'll start to gather valuable information about your ancestors, including family photos, video clips, certificates and records, e-mails, music etc. Backup and Protect ensures that your PC and everything on it, is fully protected against disaster.
  • Safeguard valuable digital belongings from system crashes, virus infections and hard drive failures.
  • Automatic scheduling takes the hassle out of remembering to backup.
  • Backup to CD, DVD, USB drives, separate partitions, hard drive or network.
Create Your Own Family Tree Website
One of the most rewarding parts of researching your family history is sharing the results with family and friends. Using Create your own Website, you can create your very own customised family website with a domain name and 14 days free web hosting^ all included.
  • Connect your family members from all over the world and stay in touch with loved ones.
  • Share photos, video clips, family recipes, stories, special moments and memories.
  • Fully customisable with no web design experience or html programming required.
†The Ancestry.co.uk WorldWide 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 WorldWide membership price will be automatically debited from your credit or debit card. 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 Worldwide 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.
Press awards relate to an earlier version of the software.

^ Create Your Own Website includes WebEasy 8 Standard. Hosting Included is a 14-day free trial, plus a free domain in the format www.yoursite.webeasysite.co.uk. Hosting renewal costs £2.99 per month for the standard package, £4.99 per month for Deluxe and £7.99 for E-Commerce.

Customer Reviews

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26 of 26 people found the following review helpful
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I have only just received this, so cannot as yet give a definitive review, but it seems that it will do all that I wish it to do. It arrived promptly and well packaged with 3 boxed CD programs, (the program itself, a "Back up and Protect" program, and a "Create Your Own Web Site" program - will I use these extra programs? doubtful, also a "quick start guide" and a 340 page "Companion Guide"). The program includes a 6 months subscription to Ancestry worldwide membership, which will more than pay for the product itself.

BUT, and this is a BIG BUT, the installation was awful as has already been mentioned, (and from what I have read on various forums, is a major issue). It installs onto the computer, but when I tried to open it, I received the message that I hadn't closed it down correctly and that I should go into the "tools" menu and compact the files!!!! How can one not close a program correctly if one has never opened it in the first place? and how can one go into the tools menu if one cannot open it????? I also had the usual Windows message that this program has a major problem and will close etc. Anyway, I re-started the computer...no difference; un-installed it 3 times and re-installed, re-started the computer each time; ran the program as administrator.....no difference....nothing it would seem would get this to open. I have just written to Ancestry via the support section of their web site, but will have to wait about 3 days according to the automated email. In desperation I did the following, which worked and hopefully will help anyone else with the same issues, (incidentally, I have Windows 7):

1) Load the Program CD but do not let it self run, so when it starts to install automatically, press cancel.
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27 of 29 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Difficult to install 27 Dec 2010
As an experienced computer user I had major problems with registering this product. This is obviously a known issue that has existed over previous versions (years) of the software as instructions are available on the website to fix the issue. Unfortunately this can involve alterations to the registry files of the computer and deleting other files/directories.

I have followed all the instruction I could find and am currently uninstalling the software in an attempt to get it working using a clean install.

I'm not known for giving poor reports on software but think in this day and age, these sorts of problems should not appear in the latest versions of retail software.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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This pack has now been superseded by Family Tree 2012 World edition (also the top in the range). World Edition allows access to Ancestry's on-line global collection of records, including the UK. Ancestry apparently has over 4 billion records available to search, ranging from historical censuses and parish records, to military records and passenger lists, although it's not the only on-line place to pay-as-you-go research your family tree. This pack contains a full 6 months 'World Wide' membership for the Family Tree on-line Ancestry website, whose webpages actually integrate into this software much like iTunes and its shop. It's similarly expensive to go beyond the 6 months membership though and some suggest Ancestry does have factual errors, as it also relies on genealogy information uploaded from other registered members [although it can certainly help get you get started]. However now that the 2012 version has been released, you would be best served investigating the latest version, as the membership offer may have lapsed on this obsolete Family Tree Maker 2011 version. If you are already a member of Ancestry this software is perhaps less useful as much of Family Tree Makers features are mirrored with similar tools offered on-line at Ancestry anyway.

Family Tree Maker 2011 World Edition also features chart creation and reports, family tree creation with support for photos, documents, audio, video and other files, as well as timelines, and interactive maps, and it's all pretty straightforward to use and looks loads better and is far easier than trying it on say Powerpoint or Publisher.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Thorough but not as good as I thought it looked 27 April 2011
By Archbold Jake VINE VOICE
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When I was very young, I learned that the bigger the box, the bigger and shinier the present. When I was very, very young, apparently I found the big box to be as interesting, if not more so, as the present itself.

With the Family Tree Maker 2011 World edition, you know that you will be getting a substantial package. For a start, the box is over 3 inches thick and seems to weigh commensurately more than you would expect. It brought back fond memories of the days when software came in hard boxes. Its contents (i.e. what you get for your money) are:-

1. The program itself (Family Tree Maker 2011 World) on a separate CD in the usual CD/DVD casing. It comes with 6 months Free Worldwide Membership of Ancestry worth £72 currently (not £113 as stated on the box). However, to get this you have to produce your credit card online and unless you then take steps to cancel at least 2 days before the 6 months are up, you will automatically get a 6 month renewal at a cost to you of £72. There's no such thing as a free lunch!
2. A separate CD (boxed as before) with "Essenti@ls Backup and Protect" software on it which appears to be quite a thorough backup program for the benefit of the whole PC (and not just the Family Tree software. The box suggests that the "Product contains Perfect Image 12". Unless you already have a good backup package, this software has a value in itself.
3. A third CD (also boxed) containing "Essenti@ls" Create your own Website Version 2" software. This utility has some link with a hosting site which requires payment after a short 14 day trial. I cannot see (and I have not checked) whether the software is actually tied to that hosting package, but I think probably not.
4. A manual/companion guide, YES a PRINTED MANUAL, some 340 pages long.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
Excellent product, it does exactly as written on the box. I would strongly recommend this to anyone, arrived on time, no problems with shipping experienced, I definitely recommend... Read more
Published 13 months ago by John Boardman
4.0 out of 5 stars family tree maker 2011 world edition
This is a good programme for recording family tree details and for producing reports. The 6 months free cover on Ancestry represents great value for money. Read more
Published 15 months ago by ljr
4.0 out of 5 stars A very useful update on an already good program
I actually gave this to my wife to review as she has had experience of FTM2009 software and thought her opiions would be more valid

The 6-month free subscription to... Read more
Published 20 months ago by Nick Flynn
4.0 out of 5 stars Good value for the Ancestry subscription
This installed ok, but when I registered it I got 6 months Premium Ancestry subscription (instead of World) and had to ring them. Read more
Published 22 months ago by bimple
5.0 out of 5 stars World Wide EXCELLENT
Its one of those bits of software you either like it or hate it, we love it, you have to put a lot of time into it to get the benefit out of it but the rewards are worth the effort
Published 23 months ago by billyboy
4.0 out of 5 stars Very good product.
Arrived on time. Came up to expectations. No problems with installing the programme and it even copied across all my files from my Family Tree Maker 2010 version. Read more
Published on 24 Dec 2012 by Mrs S Ledgard
4.0 out of 5 stars Useful
This product was bought mailnly because it contains a 6 month subscription to ancestry in the price which makes it considerably cheaper than buying the subscrption on it's own. Read more
Published on 24 Dec 2012 by Dorset customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Wrong Ancestry Free Membership Level
Bought product for the free 6 months WORLD Ancestry membership, but when I signed up I was only given UK Premium. Read more
Published on 8 Dec 2012 by Steveroland
5.0 out of 5 stars best family tree software
excellent for a cheap 6 month subscription to Ancestry World membership, however if you dont already have it buy the latest 2012 edition which will continue to be updated free... Read more
Published on 8 Dec 2012 by Carpe Diem
4.0 out of 5 stars Family Tree Maker 2011
In my opinion the tree display is not quite as good a user experience as Family Historian 5. I like the free Ancestry subscription.
Published on 7 Dec 2012 by Raymond
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