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Family Tree Maker

by Avanquest Software
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

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Platform: PC
Edition: World Edition
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  • The latest version of the uk's no. 1 selling family history software
  • includes everything you need to begin your family history journey
  • quickly and easily build your family tree
  • update your tree on the go with the treesync feature
  • create family books, charts and reports
  • includes a 6-month 'worldwide' membership to ancestry.co.uk
  • search and access over 12 billion global records from the uk, ireland, australia, canada, usa, europe and more
  • printed version of the family tree maker companion guide
  • includes backup and recovery software to protect your files and webeasy professional to build a family website


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Family Tree Maker World Edition (PC) + The Genealogist's Internet: The Essential Guide to Researching Your Family History Online + Who Do You Think You Are? Encyclopedia of Genealogy: The definitive reference guide to tracing your family history
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  • Platform:   Windows 8 / 7 / Vista
  • Media: CD-ROM
  • Item Quantity: 1
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Product details

Platform: PC | Edition: World Edition
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  • ASIN: B00FXJ5MA6
  • Release Date: 1 Nov. 2013
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 638 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)

Product Description

Platform: PC | Edition: World Edition

Product Description

The No1. Selling Family History Software

With exciting new features and enhancements to help you, Ancestry.co.uk ™ Family Tree Maker® 2014 makes it easier than ever to discover your family story, preserve your legacy and share your unique heritage.

Enjoy new Family View™ for a broader view of your tree and explore new enhanced charts and reports, including more print options. Plus the improved TreeSync™ feature lets you sync your tree from your computer, tablet or smartphone, so you always know you're accessing and sharing the very latest information.

Family Tree Maker® 2014 lets you easily:-
  • Organise your family story privately and conveniently on your desktop computer or laptop
  • Build your family tree as Ancestry.co.uk™ searches millions of historical records.
  • IMPROVED! Get started quickly with an easy-to-use interface.
  • IMPROVED! Update your tree using TreeSync™ from any computer with a Web browser or with your mobile device.
  • NEW! View your tree two ways - in Family View or Pedigree View.
  • IMPROVED!Get your questions answered with upgraded help topics.
  • NEW! Export a branch of your tree or automatically sort children in families using simplified common tasks
  • IMPROVED! Print your tree using new enhancements to charts and reports including customisable list reports
Family Tree Maker® 2014 features a host of new and exciting ways to discover your family tree:-
  • New Family View - see your family tree in a new way. This additional view makes navigating easier, especially when you want to see extended family members.
  • Improved TreeSync ™- lets you easily synchronise your tree in Family Tree Maker® with an online Ancestry.co.uk™ tree.
    A more robust TreeSync lets you sync even more of your family tree info.
    Easily share your tree with your family and work on it together. Family and friends can view the online version of your tree without software or a subscription.
    Collaborate with the largest, most active family history resource.
  • More organisational tools - stay organised with new tools that let you sort children automatically by birth order and view people by location, grouping them by country, state, county, and city.
  • New and improved charts and reports - more options and views let you display an individual's ancestors, spouses, and children together. Also, the Index of Individuals Report has been expanded with options for anniversary, birthday, and contact lists, and more.
  • New tree branch export - a new export option makes it much simpler to export a single branch of your tree.
  • More editing options - save time with the ability to copy and paste facts including related source citations, media items, and notes.
Family Tree Maker 2014® World Edition includes a 6-month 'Worldwide' Membership to Ancestry.co.uk™ †:
  • Explore millions of fascinating records and delve into your family's past.
  • The Worldwide membership provides everything you need to trace your family history around the world.
  • Scour the globe with unlimited access to our entire library of more than 12 billion records, plus guaranteed access to all Ancestry's new releases.
World Edition Also Includes:

Backup and Protect Software: 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 & Protect ensures that your PC and everything on it, is fully protected against disaster!



WebEasy Professional: 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.

Printed version of the Companion Guide to Family Tree Maker®: Learn Family Tree Maker's most popular features with quick lessons that make research fun and fast.

†The included 6-month Ancestry.co.uk™ 'Worldwide' membership begins upon activation of the membership with a valid credit or debit card. Unless you cancel before the end of your included membership period, a paid 6-month'Worldwide' membership will commence at the end of the included membership period and the relevant price will be debited from your credit or debit card. Your membership will then automatically renew at the end of each 6-month membership period at the same price unless you cancel at least two days before your renewal date. To cancel visit the My Account section of Ancestry.co.uk or call 0800 404 9723. Use of Ancestry.co.uk is subject to our Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy. See www.ancestry.co.uk for full details.

Why Family Tree Maker®

  1. Access interactive street and satellite maps - View important locations in your ancestors' lives. Or create a migration map showing where events in their lives took place.
  2. Easily organise media - Add photos, documents, audio and video in one, easy-to-access location. Link media to multiple people in your tree and incorporate them into charts and reports.
  3. Share your work with others - Use templates to create beautiful family trees or design your own with powerful charting tools. Enhance charts with backgrounds, embellishments and family photos.
  4. Discover new family members - Follow hints from Ancestry.co.uk, the world's largest family history resource.
  5. Create Smart Stories - Transform facts from your tree into stories that update automatically as you update your tree.
  6. Simplify source creation - Use templates to source everything from online databases to vital records.
  7. Use standard location names - Use the place authority database to enter place names consistently and in a standard format.
  8. Explore data like never before - Use new and improved reports to gather information and export it in a variety of formats. Save settings in one report and apply them to others.
  9. Navigate your tree with ease - View multiple generations, navigate to any individual in your tree with a click of the mouse and add or edit life events.
  10. Import data from other genealogy programs - Open files created in Legacy™ Family Tree, The Master Genealogist™ and FamilySearch™ Personal Ancestral Files.

Box Contains

CD-ROM;Quick Start Guide;Companion Guide to Family Tree Maker;Backup and Recovery CD-ROM; WebEasy Professional CD-ROM

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
By Chris
Platform for Display:PC| Edition:World Edition|Verified Purchase
Had been looking at purchasing FTM 2014 software for awhile for my new hobby. Couldn't believe my luck when I searched online recently and found Amazon selling it at £54.99. (normal price £99.99 from Ancestry). This includes 6 months worldwide subscription / membership to Ancestry. The membership on its own would cost more than that normally.

The software disc loaded up on my laptop with no problems and then I registered the software with Ancestry this enabled me to synchronise with my online family tree. The whole process including signing up for the free Ancestry.co.uk worldwide membership which requires activation with a valid credit or debit card (no money is debited from your card. You only pay if you decide to take further membership after the initial 6 months expires). Took less than 15-20mins.

The challenge now is to get the most out of building the family tree using all the facilities within the software. One pleasing aspect is having the ancestry = FTM sync facility this makes it so easy updating when researching.

A very good buy if you are researching and storing your family history
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Avoid at all costs 22 Jun. 2014
Platform for Display:PC| Edition:World Edition|Verified Purchase
Purchased this item and it arrived on Friday. It is now Sunday and despite several hours and numerous telephone calls we are unable to install and activate this item. It has however managed to uninstall my Family Tree Maker 2014 Premium. Helpline cant help. Tried every option suggested but still nothing. It is going back tomorrow!
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Only OK 18 May 2014
By avaline
Platform for Display:PC| Edition:World Edition|Verified Purchase
Having built up an on-line tree I decided it was time to get some software so I could start 'fleshing out' the details of each individual a bit more than the basic "born, married, had children, died".

As an existing subscriber this seemed the obvious solution (the free months just add on to your current expiry date), and whilst FTM does allow you to record additional notes against either the person or the Events relating to that individual, overall I'm somewhat underwhelmed.

To begin with, it took me three hours two phone calls and a lot of having to mess around with my settings to successfully install the program. There is a known bug with the synch facility and the 'patch' has to be installed before you can use FTM, but this kept failing meaning I had to repeatedly uninstall & reinstall the program, including having to do a 'clean boot' and deleting things from the registry - not for the feint-hearted!. However, once installed it was then very easy to download & synch my existing tree, and didn't take long at all.

Having worked with it for a few days now though I find it actually easier to do most of my work outside of FTM, which kind of defeats the point! Once I've added a record or whatever to my online tree, I then synch to FTM and add any additional information I want to keep. In fairness, this could simply be because I'm just more used to doing it that way and need to force myself to stop, but so far Ive found it far easier this way.

A big negative for me is that FTM doesn't seem to recognise half siblings, so when I look at a person who I know has 6 or 7 half brothers & sisters, unless I remember or have noted separately that these people exist, that person looks like an only child.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Platform for Display:PC| Edition:World Edition|Verified Purchase
item arrived on time and was as described - watch out when you activate the free 6 month membership - Ancestry only activated it as premium not world, had to phone them, but, they did sort it straight away.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Platform for Display:PC| Edition:World Edition|Verified Purchase
Being a family historian for the last 40 odd years I have tried various different ways of record keeping. I have tried F.T.M. in the past however with the links directly to Ancestry.com it is fantastic for updating my own trees as I research. I am struggling to get my head around certain aspects of the programme however that is probably down to my age !!!
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Similar but better 27 Mar. 2014
By Keith O
Platform for Display:PC| Edition:World Edition|Verified Purchase
Not hugely different to 2012 and, in fact, I purchased to gain 6 months free ancestry search (cheaper than subscribing). Loaded easily and imported existing trees no problem.
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1.0 out of 5 stars DO NOT BUY THE DOWNLOAD VERSION....... 23 Feb. 2015
Platform for Display:PC Download| Edition:World Edition|Verified Purchase
The Download version has a known fault and will not load. I spent 3 hours downloading again and again. After speaking with Ancestry they sent two patches which did not work!!! They then sent more detailed instructions about soft load and bla bla bla... by then I had given up and requested a full refund. Question???? How can a product continue to be sold with known faults............. Do not buy the download version unless you are prepared for a frustrating time!!!!! I do not known if the hard copy is OK....
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4.0 out of 5 stars i have used family tree maker for a few years ... 21 Nov. 2014
Platform for Display:PC Download| Edition:World Edition|Verified Purchase
i have used family tree maker for a few years and prefer it to the ancestry tree maker.once i had mastered my new laptop i found it a lot easier to use
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