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Very good but not an essential upgrade,
This review is from: Family Tree Maker 2012 World Edition (PC) (CD-ROM)
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I have already reviewed the 2011 edition of this software and everything I said then still stands. It is a good tool to use for recording your family tree. However, you still need to put in the work and incur the expense of certificates and research tools to use it to its full potential.
You get six months membership to Ancestry.co.uk included with the package which ease the cost a bit although you may also want to try one of the other many similar services depending on your needs.
One thing I particularly like about Family Tree Maker is that you get a comprehensive printed manual.
I can recommend this package if you have never bought it previously. But should you upgrade from the 2011 edition. To be honest, I haven't really noticed a lot of difference in what I am using it for. Other people may differ so all I can say is look at the list of improvements on the product page and make up your mind whether it is worth the extra expense. At least this edition keeps the look and feel of the previous version so you don't have to relearn it all.
So yes, if this is your first foray into Family Tree making and are prepared to put in the time and expense, you can't beat this package. If you have the previous edition, you might find that upgrading is not really necessary.