Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Family Tree Maker News Update

The Fall issue of Family Tree Maker News, signed by Jack Minsky, President of Software MacKiev, has information for those concerned about the functionality of their old Family Tree Maker program as the end of the year draws near. Here's an extract.

WHAT'S HAPPENING TO FTM AT THE END OF THE YEAR?

As it gets closer to the end of 2016, we're understandably hearing this question a lot. In large part that's because it was initially announced that FTM would only be supported through the end of December 2016. But that was a million years ago back in December 2015 when it was also announced that brand wouldn't continue at all. All that changed 7 weeks later on February 2nd of this year — the day Ancestry announced that they'd decided after all to sell this wonderful old brand to us. And that together we would be building on what Ancestry had started, including creating a new sync technology together.

So relax. TreeSync® will not stop working at the stroke of midnight this December 31st. And though it will be retired at some point in the not too distant future, before that happens, there will be new syncing technology available to replace it. It's already well into development and we will be starting outside beta testing before the end of the year. And that means syncing as we know it for FTM is going to live on into 2017 and beyond. So if you've been worried about what happens at the end of the year, well you can just stop worrying. Syncing, Search, and Shaky Leaf hints are all here to stay.

Sign up to get your own copy of FTM News emailed to you at http://www.mackiev.com/familytreemaker/ftm3/ftm_signup.html?ext=yes

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