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This review is from: Family Tree Maker 2010 Deluxe Edition (PC CD) (CD-ROM)
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Whilst I am usually very hesitant to write negative reviews and strive to find any positives to offer before I go about doing so, in this case, this is the worst piece of genealogical software - in fact, one of the worst pieces of software full-stop - that I have ever used. I had tried a previous version of Family Tree Maker a few years ago which had been quite good, but this 2010 edition is the least intuitive, most clunky, overly-complicated and least functional programme to have ever soiled my computer's hard-drive. Downloaded freeware family tree-mapping software works far better and if that's not enough of an indictment in itself, it also took 15 minutes to decipher how to enter one new name and to add the basic details of birth and death. The icing on the cake was that the software then froze on its first use after install on Windows 7 (64-bit). Likewise, I have read of similar issues with Vista, both 32- and 64-bit. If you really need genealogy software, I'd imagine any of the other alternatives that spring to mind would be better, including freeware, so my advice would be to save your money and buy or download anything but this.