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updating tree on ancestry.com from ftm2011

updating tree on ancestry.com from ftm2011

Posted: 31 Dec 2012 4:18PM GMT
Classification: Query
I have a tree on ancestry.com and also family tree maker 2011 which doesn't sync with ancestry.com I have been adding information to family tree maker, and that information is not updated on my ancestry.com tree. What is the best way to update the tree on ancestry.com? Can I overwrite the one that is there or could I merge them? Do I have to delete the one that's there and replace it?

Re: updating tree on ancestry.com from ftm2011

Posted: 6 Jan 2013 5:26AM GMT
Classification: Query
Yes, you have to delete and replace with FTM 2011 and Ancestry.com. Best to upgrade to 2012 so that you have the same tree in FTM as Ancestry.com.

Re: updating tree on ancestry.com from ftm2011

Posted: 6 Jan 2013 4:28PM GMT
Classification: Query
Thank you for your answers. I had suspected that upgrading might be the best solution. Another question, then, will there be a FTM 2013? If so, would it be better to buy FTM 2012 or wait for the next one? Thanks again,
Dee

Re: updating tree on ancestry.com from ftm2011

Posted: 6 Jan 2013 5:52PM GMT
Classification: Query
Thankfully there will not be an FTM 2013. They're focused instead on fixing and improving FTM 2012. Check out the platinum and deluxe editions at places like Amazon. They come bundled with three or six months subscriptions which can be activated whenever you choose.

Re: updating tree on ancestry.com from ftm2011

Posted: 6 Jan 2013 7:08PM GMT
Classification: Query
A word of caution. There have been folks with lots of problems with syncing file in FTM2012. (Read the posts in this forum).

So:

1) You can stick with the old-fashioned upload once a week or month and delete the old file. This will create new urls for everybody in your file.

or

2) Be overly aggressive in backing up. I have a backup plan that considers a parent, ggp, gggp and ggggp backups that overwrites the file on various media, both in and out of my house. I also have archival backups (ie permanent backups with backup dates in the file names).

Just a word of caution.....

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I don't like FTM because if you make it public, people can rip off your work a family at a time; and if you make your file private how useful is it?

I prefer to make a gedcom and upload it to the old Rootsweb tree host called WorldConnect. You can set your own privacy rules, your own gedcom guidelines, the reports there are much better than the anestry trees (although the family page of the ancestry trees is better than WorldConnect).

WorldConnect is here:

http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/

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Per FMT, there will be no FTM2013. Which is good and bad. It's good because we don't have to shell out another $25 for another "weak" update. But, it's bad because it is an admission on their part that they hadn't come up with enough valuable improvements to the program that they could justify billing us for.

Re: updating tree on ancestry.com from ftm2011

Posted: 7 Jan 2013 6:25AM GMT
Classification: Query
I have FTM 2012 and am really tired of having trees 'unsync' from the online tree. So I am going to put ALL my trees on rootsweb. I have my major trees there since 2003 but now the other 12+ will be there as well
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