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Family Tree Maker 2012

Posted: 27 Feb 2013 1:33AM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi all

I'm a complete beginner with building my tree on anything other than Ancestry.co.uk. I really want to build my own tree offline but with the ability to create my own website so that some family members (who cannot afford ancestry.co.uk and Family Tree Makeror or any other software costs) can access the information I choose to share with them - can anyone please advise the best way to go about this?

Many thanks

Re: Family Tree Maker 2012

Posted: 27 Feb 2013 1:58AM GMT
Classification: Query
While FTM does NOT convert your database into files you can post on the web, there are several software programs that can do that - some are free, some charge:

GED4Web: $19.99; website: http://www.ged4web.com/
GENHTree: $10.00; website: http://www.gedhtree.com/
PAF (Personal Ancestral File): Free; website: LDS (they keep moving the download for this program!)

All three programs take your FTM data in GEDCOM format and create files you can upload.
PAF can be used from scratch to build your family tree/history if you'd prefer that software.

You can see how it looks on my personal website: http://www.dog-walker.us/fh-index.htm

Re: Family Tree Maker 2012

Posted: 27 Feb 2013 2:18AM GMT
Classification: Query
Additionally, family members can see your member tree on Ancestry and you can give them various types of authority to make modifications. They need to register with Ancestry, not buy a subscription.

Member trees are free; it's the databases you pay to access.

Rosemary

Re: Family Tree Maker 2012

Posted: 27 Feb 2013 3:59PM GMT
Classification: Query
In addition to the other comments, you can use any program to make a GEDCOM file and upload it to the Rootsweb area of Ancestry.com and it is FREE and all have access.
For more information see http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/wcus
http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/

Re: Family Tree Maker 2012

Posted: 27 Feb 2013 9:46PM GMT
Classification: Query
Does this apply to FTW 16? I just bought a windows 8 and the software is incompatible. I bought FTW 2008 but much prefer the 16 where most of the data is. Now I can't access the info! Can you help me? I've had NO response from their web site!

Re: Family Tree Maker 2012

Posted: 28 Feb 2013 8:33PM GMT
Classification: Query
I have the same problem. FTW 2012 is a very poor replacement for FTW 16. Please reply if you know how to get the capability of FTW 16 on 64 bit WIN 7. Does anyone offer software with the capability of FTW 16? I will dump FTW 2012 in an instant if there is a better alternative.

Re: Family Tree Maker 2012

Posted: 28 Feb 2013 9:08PM GMT
Classification: Query
tr_smith,
FTM 16 is a 16 bit program, and they can NOT be installed on a 64 bit machine.

Yes, I liked 16, but I have been updated every since I started using FTM back in the DOS days. Once I learned how to use the newer versions, I have been much happier with them than I was with the older versions.

I do NOT think you are going to find any other program that is like FTM 16. Force yourself to learn the new version and move on. You are at the point that you must upgrade to today's world.

Re: Family Tree Maker 2012

Posted: 28 Feb 2013 9:22PM GMT
Classification: Query
I think we are out of luck. I just called and the calendar feature that was on FTW 16 is not on the upgraded version 2008 that I'd bought. Now I have to upgrade to the 2012. I'm looking

Re: Family Tree Maker 2012

Posted: 1 Mar 2013 11:57AM GMT
Classification: Query
DMOUI

I never used FTM 2008 because it was a disaster that never should have been released. Many functions that were part of FTM 16 were missing and it was not very stable. I am now using FTM 2012. Most of the features missing from 2008 are now included and I find it very stable. I do not use the sync feature so can’t comment on that.

Curt

Re: Family Tree Maker 2012

Posted: 1 Mar 2013 4:07PM GMT
Classification: Query
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