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Family Tree Maker for Mac 2 [OLD VERSION]

by Nova Development US
Mac
3.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (128 customer reviews) 4 answered questions

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Product Features

  • Exclusive! 6-months free access to Ancestry.com, the world's largest online family history resource with 5 billion U.S. historical documents, photo archives and other family trees.
  • Easy! Enter what you know and follow the green leaf icon "hints" to records that may hold answers about your ancestors. Attach records to your tree with 1 click.
  • New! Keep desktop and online trees in sync with TreeSync. Then update your tree from any Internet connection.
  • New! Blended family view; see combined families, including step-families and adoptees at a glance.
  • New! Image Capture Function - insert images from built-in or external iSight camera.

System Requirements

  • Platform:   Mac
  • Media: CD-ROM
  • Item Quantity: 1

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Family Tree Maker for Mac 2 [OLD VERSION] + The Official Guide to Ancestry.com + Quicksheet Citing Ancestry.com Databases & Images
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 1.6 x 5.2 x 7.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B006ZF5W1Q
  • Item model number: 41370
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: October 24, 2011
  • Average Customer Review: 3.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (128 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,844 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)

Product Description

From the Manufacturer

Discover Your Family Story

Family Tree Maker For Mac 2 makes it easy to discover your family history. With a 6-month membership to Ancestry.com included, you’ll have free access to 5 billion U.S. historical records, photos, news stories and other family trees. Collaborate with the largest, most active family history community in the world.

Family Tree Maker for Mac 2
Family Tree Maker for Mac 2
Publish beautiful keepsakes and books to share with friends and family (view larger).
Follow the Hints

Just enter what you know into Family Tree Maker. Soon you’ll see green leaves or Hints when we’ve matched one of your ancestors with historical records, family trees and photos.

Connect the Family

Imagine one version of your family tree that you can update from anywhere and always know you're accessing or sharing the very latest. New Family Tree Maker for Mac 2 with TreeSync allows you to easily update your tree online from your desktop, your laptop, even your iPhone or iPad - and then simply click to sync so your tree is always up to date, no matter where you or your loved ones access it next.

Family Tree Maker for Mac 2
Access interactive street and satellite maps (view larger).
Family Tree Maker for Mac 2
Easily organize media (view larger).
Family Tree Maker for Mac 2

Key Product Features

  • Sync desktop and online Ancestry.com trees together with TreeSync and keep your tree up-to-date from wherever you are
  • Enhance family trees with charts, reports, photos, audio, video and more
  • The Companion Guide to Family Tree Maker for Mac 2 learn to develop your family tree and personalize it quickly and easily
  • Family History Toolkit DVD – six reference books to help you with your research
TreeSync Highlights
  • Access interactive street and satellite maps: View important locations in your ancestors’ lives. Or create a migration map showing where events in ancestors’ lives took place
  • Easily organize media: Add photos, documents, audio and video in one, easy-to-access location. Link media to multiple people in your tree and incorporate them into charts and reports
  • Share your work with others: Use templates to create beautiful family trees or design your own with powerful charting tools
  • Discover new family members: Follow hints from Ancestry.com, the world's largest family history resource
  • Create books: Publish beautiful keepsakes and books to share with friends and family
  • Simplify source creation: Use robust sourcing tools to quickly and efficiently document your discoveries
  • Navigate your tree with ease: View multiple generations, navigate to any individual in your tree with a click of the mouse and add or edit life events
  • Import data from other genealogy programs: Open files created in Family Tree Maker for Windows, also import GEDCOM files created in Reunion and other programs
Keep Your Tree Up-to-Date Wherever You Are

Build your tree using Family Tree Maker and upload it to Ancestry.com. Whether you’re working online or on your desktop, you can always keep your trees in sync with just the click of a button. (Even update your tree using our free iPhone and iPad app!) Share your tree with other family members and choose who can view and update it.

Family Tree Maker for Mac 2
Easily synchronize your tree in Family Tree Maker with an online Ancestry.com tree
New Features for Family Tree Maker
  • Update and share your tree from any Internet connection with TreeSync.
  • Blended family view - let’s you see combined families, including stepfamilies and adoptees at a glance
  • Use Image Capture function to insert an image into your tree from a built-in or external iSight camera.
  • Use OS X Lion full screen mode to take advantage of your entire display.
New Mac-Only Features

Capture photos using your iSight or built-in camera and import them directly into Family Tree Maker. And if you’re using OS X Lion, you can take advantage of the new full-screen capability - with one click fill your entire desktop with the Family Tree Maker workspace.

Easy Combined Family View

The family group view has a new "blended families" option that lets you display all of a couple’s children in one location. An icon next to a child’s name lets you see at a glance whether he or she is the child of the father, the mother, or both parents.

System Requirements:

  • Mac OS X 10.5 or later, including OS X Lion
  • Intel-based Mac
  • DVD Drive
  • All online features require Internet access

Product Description

Whether you're a seasoned pro, or just starting your search, Ancestry.com Family Tree Maker for Mac 2 gives you more exciting ways to discover your family history. With hundreds of easy-to-use features that seamlessly integrate with your Mac, you can discover your family history, preserve your legacy and share your unique heritage in no time at all. Rich storytelling tools enable you to add photos, documents and videos. You can even add historical records from Ancestry.com, the world's largest family history website. Only Family Tree Maker for Mac 2 comes with a 6-month membership and access to 5 billion U.S. immigration and marriage records, census data and much more.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
161 of 163 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Fewer Features for More Money March 16, 2012
Format:CD-ROM
Would you pay more for one version of an app that has fewer features than another version? That's what Ancestry expects Mac users to do. The Windows download version retails for $39.99 from the Ancestry online shop, while the Mac version retails for $69.99. According to GenealogyTools.com, the following features are in the Windows version but not the Mac version: Unicode support; ancestor narrative, descendant narrative, index of individuals, and surname reports; and online data import. The Mac version also lacks the Smart Story and hint sync features. The Windows version also exports media to GEDCOM files, while the Mac version still does not. In addition to feature inequality, the FTMM2 and FTM 2012 file formats are incompatible with each other. That is, FTM for Mac cannot open FTM for Windows files, and vice versa. To me, this is incomprehensible. The FTMM2 installation CD does come with a FTM Migration Utility that enables you to transfer files between Windows and Mac versions, but the utility runs only in Windows. So if I want to send my FTM file to my dad, a Windows user, I also have to send him the conversion utility. Read more ›
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74 of 80 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Family Tree Maker for Mac February 22, 2012
Format:CD-ROM|Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What's this?)
This version of Family Tree Maker only works on Mac OS X 10.5 or later. If you have any OS X version before 10.5, this will not work for you. You'll also need 500 MB of free space for installation. I installed mine on an external drive to save space, and it has worked out very well.

There are lots of "bells and whistles" in Family Tree Maker Deluxe, allowing you to craft and back-up your tree offline before submitting it online. With the Mac you can capture photos using iSight or your built-in camera and import these directly into your Ancestry.com tree. Granted, much of what you can do offline can be done with your online tree, having the program on my laptop allows me to work uninterrupted without worries of any internet hiccoughs, resulting in lost data. Inadvertently hitting the back button on my browser has wiped out more than a few items I've entered online. Fortunately, I've encountered no problems with this software, nor with synching up to my online trees with the TreeSync feature.

Establishing an account with Ancestry.com is a must in order to get the most out of this program. You can certainly enter data manually and use this program as a stand-alone, but since this version of Family Tree Maker comes with a free three month membership to Ancestry.com, it's worth it to set up an account and give the site a six-month test drive. Ancestry.com has emerged as the internet's premiere genealogical site, loaded with so much helpful information that, prior to the internet, could only be found in scattered historical books and documents.

What I really like about Family Tree Maker are the keepsake charts. My kids have a genealogy project of some kind to do every year.
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45 of 47 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Be careful of TreeSync feature. April 16, 2012
By MW
Format:CD-ROM
Ancestry.com offers a slick feature to sync your data between FTM for Mac 2 and Ancestry.com. The problem is that this feature DOES NOT sync critical information such as "audio and video items, research, fact, relationship, media and source notes"..... and the list goes on.

In addition to not syncing all your information, it is also full of bugs and does not consistently work, forcing you to delete either your data in Ancestry.com or FTM for Mac2 then download your saved data to the other platform and re-sync.

You put both these issues together, and you get data integrity problems, and soon frustration as you start spending more time fixing errors in your data than you spend researching your family history.

While it is a decent genealogy program, it is a shame that Ancestry.com was more concerned about pushing the product out to market to start their revenue stream, than delivering a quality product.

Just encounter another bug in the program. This morning I found FTM for Mac 2 lost the link to all my media files. Since the names or location of the media files have not changed, not sure why this occurred. Unfortunately I also just learned that you have to relink the media files one at a time. With 200 media files to re-link, I guess I won't be doing much genealogy research this morning.

5/8/12 UPDATE: Last week I installed an update to FTM for Mac 2 that contained fixes for the TreeSync problems. After 5 or so syncs, the program appears to be working. I have not encountered any sync issues or corrupt files due to this process. Thank you Ancestry.com.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars Don't Bother
This program is buggy and crashed my computer several times. Don't bother purchasing or installing it. Read more
Published 21 days ago by Amazonian
1.0 out of 5 stars Too buggy to continue or upgrade
I used an older version on a PC for a number of years. While I had a few problems now and then, it was nothing compared to the Mac version. Read more
Published 1 month ago by LCH in So Cal
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Works great
Published 2 months ago by Sue B.
1.0 out of 5 stars Worst Product EVER!
I used to have the Windows version of Family Tree Maker and loved it. When I switched to Mac, I waited patiently for Nova to come out with a Mac version. Read more
Published 2 months ago by William M. Stone
1.0 out of 5 stars Loved FTM. Just switched to a Mac and am ...
I have used PC's from the beginning. Loved FTM. Just switched to a Mac and am unhappy with the FTM for MAC. Still trying to make a a chart and the generation labels are nonsense. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Lee
3.0 out of 5 stars It's Ok
My School Friend told me to buy it & I did, but I paid to much Money for it, because 2 -3 weeks later I seen it on Ancestry. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Weinsbergkind
3.0 out of 5 stars Family Tree Maker for Mac 2 Old Version
I have had several Tree Maker for Windows. There are several things missing from this version that was in the ones for Windows and I feel that it could be improved.
Published 6 months ago by Mary Ellen Orem
1.0 out of 5 stars Never Purchased This Item
Never purchased; don't own a Mac. Did purchase FTM for PC, which I would rate as 4-star, AND it was the current version!
Published 7 months ago by dickb
2.0 out of 5 stars Too many bugs in this software
When I went from a PC to a MAC I had to change my genealogy software from Legacy (which I LOVE) to FTM. Read more
Published 8 months ago by istop4books
5.0 out of 5 stars Thank you
This was a cool gift for my husband. It is not only entertaining but you get the entire family and distant family involved in the
ancenstry. Read more
Published 9 months ago by michele harrison
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