Family Tree Maker makes it easy to enter information about your ancestors and relatives. View larger
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Use online information databases such as Ancestry.com to find members of your family tree. View larger
All you need to start with is the information you already have, such as a name, marriage details, and a birthplace. Simply gather your information, and you'll be on your way to building your legacy. The improved "edit individual" box simplifies the process of entering basic information about a person. It also makes it easier for you to see related sources for that person. And you can enter up to one megabyte of text to assure that your get the results you want.
Step Two: Searching for Your Ancestors
With the help of the U.S. Records Collection, Naturalization Records, Immigration Records, 12 Data CDs holding the Social Security Death Index, and the Ancestry.com search engine -- the largest online collection of family history information available -- Family Tree Maker 2006 Collector's Edition will take over from here. Just plug your information into the search fields, and in no time at all you'll have sorted through well over 1.3 billion names to find the right matches. Family Tree Maker 2006 Collector's Edition will then compare the results with the data that you have side-by-side. The "web merge" feature will let you import the information directly into your file -- instantly. Family Tree Maker 2006 Collector's Edition also utilized Ancestry.com's OneWorldTree service, designed to pull data from all across the Ancestry.com site to make family history easier and more rewarding than ever before.
Step Three: Design Your Own Tree
Using custom-built templates and design features, you can now build your own heirloom-quality family trees, charts and reports that bring your family legacy to life. The "charting companion for Family Tree Maker" feature lets you view, customize, print and publish generations of your family tree. You can choose from a variety of formats and more than 16 million color options.You can even add your own photos or images to your tree charts and to your family group sheet report. Once your tree is built, it's easy to navigate through generations of your family, and can even quickly jump to people on your tree with the convenient "bookmark" feature. And the "history feature" automatically tracks the last 30 individuals you edited, enabling you to jump to recently changed people.
Step Four: Sharing Your Legacy
Once you've created your family tree, it will be time to share it with you family and friends. Share your family history by printing professional quality family albums. Family Tree Maker 2006 Collector's Edition will help you publish your family Web page or email your trees around the world. You can also create and print professional quality family albums. A beautifully printed and well-researched family tree will make the perfect gift no matter the occasion.
New Features for 2006
Family Tree Maker 2006 Collector's Edition features streamlined data entry ability, making the task of entering your information easier than ever before. The search criteria that you use in your genealogy searches can now be customized to better match your search needs, and a plethora of useful research tips provided by Family Tree Maker 2006 Deluxe can help to greatly improve your research.
In addition, along with Family Tree Maker 2006 Collector's Edition, you get a one-year subscription to Ancestry.com (a $100 value), an introductory genealogy consultation (a $30 value), an official training DVD (a $15 value), Family Tree Workbook in PDF format (a $20 value), a copy of Deluxe Ancestry Reference Library Software (a $70 value), and an Official 400-Page User Guide (a $25 value).