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FTM 2014, or stick with 2012.

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Re: FTM 2014, or stick with 2012.

Posted: 28 Oct 2013 9:38AM GMT
Classification: Query
The biggest improvement for me was that FTM 2014 finally lets me globally order children by age, something that required awful contortions before that fix.

I have two main trees - one for me and one for my wife. Sadly, I only tested my own tree during beta-testing FTM 2014 and I had no syncing problems, but once I started with her tree, it has been a nightmare.

The problems with syncing for me were only for uploading changes in the tree from FTM 2014 to It always downloaded like a charm. The workaround was to make a few changes, upload them, and if that broke to delete the local tree and redownload it. Ugly but it worked.

My current fix - I took a GEDCOM, imported it into RootsMagic 6 which flags errors, corrected the glaring errors on the online tree, and synced. It seems to be working much better now.

I think that what FTM needs is a utility to ID problems with the tree so you can correct the tree.
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
PeteandBee 23 Oct 2013 3:33AM GMT 
cjlacour 23 Oct 2013 12:19PM GMT 
MarcoScavo 23 Oct 2013 4:25PM GMT 
Victoria Kola... 28 Oct 2013 3:38PM GMT 
MarcoScavo 28 Oct 2013 8:28PM GMT 
barbarajfn 28 Oct 2013 9:21PM GMT 
MarcoScavo 28 Oct 2013 9:27PM GMT 
Donnie Savage 29 Oct 2013 12:40PM GMT 
MarcoScavo 29 Oct 2013 2:31PM GMT 
Donnie Savage 29 Oct 2013 2:56PM GMT 
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