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Copy and Paste Between Family Files
Now you can copy and paste individuals, family branches, or an entire tree from one Family File to another. New individuals are pasted exactly where you specify, and merged with any identical individuals in that file, so you don't have to worry about relationship errors.
View Two Family Files Simultaneously
View, compare, and edit Family Files side-by-side. You can check for similarities and differences between your files and ones you receive from family members or other genealogists, before or after merging.
Customize Family Tree Maker with Tabbed Preference Panels
Make Family Tree Maker run the way you want it to. Tabbed preference panels make it easier for you to find the tools and resources you want to control.
Merge Family Files More Easily
It's never been easier to append or merge data from one Family File to another! Family Tree Maker's new merge process walks you through the few simple steps to complete a merge. Whether you are merging two files, duplicate individuals, or importing new data into your file, you'll be able to do it in just seconds.
Standard Pedigree Tree
Simplify your research with blank Standard Pedigree Trees. Take them to the library or family reunion. It makes it easy to organize and record data when you can't bring your computer along.
Data Entry Wizard
This easy-to-use wizard gets you started on a solid foundation. Just fill in the blanks with the information you already know.
Store Countless Facts
Store a virtually unlimited number of facts for every individual in your Family File. We've already created fact categories (like births, deaths, marriages, emigration, etc.) so it's simple to use.
Every person in your Family File can have his or her own digital Scrapbook. Store and display almost any type of information--including sound, video, and text files--along with a wide variety of graphic formats.
Track Your Sources
Family Tree Maker has a sophisticated, yet simple-to-use system that records and tracks all the documents, articles, and other research sources that you've investigated. You'll never have to duplicate your investigative efforts.
Key Features: Find Ancestors
One-Click Searching to Find Leads on Your Ancestors
Family Tree Maker scours virtually every genealogy-specific site available on the Internet to create a ranked list of resources that are likely to contain information on your ancestors.
Step-by-Step Genealogy "How-To" Guide
The "How-To" Guide is your expert search companion. Use it to learn how to start, whom to contact, what to ask, and more--including built-in form letters and address directories that make requesting official records simple.
Search Tips Customized for Your Research
Let Family Tree Maker's Search Tips help you find your next research success. From vital records, to national and international archives, online resources, and more--the ideas keep coming.
Share Your Results. Export Family Books to PDF
Now you can share your Family Book with family members whether they have Family Tree Maker or not. You can easily create a professional-quality Family Book and export it as a PDF file to send to relatives anywhere in the world!
Add Notes to Family Books
No longer do you need to copy your Notes and paste them into your Family Book as a text item--with Family Tree Maker 11, Notes are added automatically with just one click and drag of the mouse.
Preview Your Family Book Before Printing
Take a final look at your masterpiece. You can view the complete layout of your Family Book, exactly as it will print, and make any necessary changes--saves time and paper.
Output to PDF
Our new Output to PDF feature allows you to e-mail your files, have them printed at a service bureau, or upload them to your free family page on Genealogy.com. You can also share your family trees (complete with photos, maps, and graphics) with family members who don't own Family Tree Maker.
Professionally Designed Templates
Take advantage of professional artwork to help you create beautiful family trees for gifts or display.
The Publishing Center is where you find the tools and step-by-step wizards to create heirloom-quality Family Books and personal Home Pages. Easily preserve your research for generations to come.
Countless Heirloom-Quality Printouts
Display your family history with Family Tree Maker's wide array of attractive trees, reports, maps, and more--from one-of-a-kind personal keepsakes to beautiful heirloom-quality printouts.
The All-in-One tree allows you to display every member of your Family File in one continuous tree. Create one for your next reunion--your family and friends will be delighted.
Maps and Timelines
Trace your family's journey through time and across continents. Maps show the migration of your family from the Old World to the new, while Timelines display your ancestors against the historic milestones that helped shape their lives--and yours.
Family Tree Maker lets you combine your favorite printouts into a book, then automatically generates a Table of Contents, Index, and more. Print a keepsake copy for a loved one or publish it on your own personal Home Page to share with everyone.
Other tools include:
- Date calculator rapidly calculates ancestor's birth dates, ages of relatives at special events, and the day of the week that these events took place.
- Improved Family File Statistics box gives you interesting facts about the family tree you are working with, including the total number of individuals, number of marriages, average lifespan, earliest birth date, and number of text records.
- Relationship calculator
- Research journal
- "To Do" List