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is it possible to upgrade from Ancestry 2005?

is it possible to upgrade from Ancestry 2005?

Posted: 10 Sep 2012 10:30AM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi, I have a fairly large tree on Ancestry but starting to think I should start storing in my own programme instead on paper and hard drive records. I have a copy of 2005 FTM discs which i was thinking of installing on my new pc, but to sync with Ancestry I shall need the 2012? version. What version are we up to? and how does one go about upgrading?
Thanks Amanda NZ

Re: is it possible to upgrade from Ancestry 2005?

Posted: 10 Sep 2012 12:08PM GMT
Classification: Query
amandakerby1,

You may have issues with FTM2005 on a new computer. FTM2012 is the current and only version that will allow you to Sync your FTM2012 file and your Ancestry Member Tree.

FTM2012 will read and open your FTM2005 (FTW) Family File.

Russ

Re: is it possible to upgrade from Ancestry 2005?

Posted: 10 Sep 2012 5:17PM GMT
Classification: Query
Upgrade info at this link:
http://www.ancestry.com/cs/apps/p-4943

Re: is it possible to upgrade from Ancestry 2005?

Posted: 10 Sep 2012 8:17PM GMT
Classification: Query
Thanks for the replies and the link. I have forwarded it to work to look at in my breaks. Maybe my question should have been is it possible to upgrade from 2005 to 2012, rather than buy the whole new 2012. The link at first glance seemed to be a 'Treesync' add on. As you can imagine Im trying to avoid paying for a whole new FTM 2012 package when i already had one!

Re: is it possible to upgrade from Ancestry 2005?

Posted: 10 Sep 2012 9:14PM GMT
Classification: Query
amandakerby1,

There is NO upgrade from FTM2005 to FTM2012. As with most previous versions, they are Stand alone versions. There may be patches once a version is out, but they are stand alone.

TreeSync is a Feature within FTM2012, NOT an add on.

Watch want you purchase. You only need to Program. There are bundles, or subscriptions that are in addition to the Program, like Deluxe, etc. The program, by itself, shouldn't be that much. I haven't checked prices recently. Check the Shop+Gift tab, but WATCH what your are looking at and purchasing.

Russ

Re: is it possible to upgrade from Ancestry 2005?

Posted: 11 Sep 2012 6:43AM GMT
Classification: Query
Thanks for the advice Russ,
Back to the drawing board to decide what to do! It will all depend on the price of FTM 2012. I shall certainly shop around.

Amanda

Re: is it possible to upgrade from Ancestry 2005?

Posted: 11 Sep 2012 10:53AM GMT
Classification: Query
Amanda,

Please check here:

http://www.ancestry.com/cs/apps/p-4943

Russ
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