- Product Dimensions: 25.4 x 15.2 x 5.1 cm
- Shipping Weight: 431 g
- Item model number: 40971
- ASIN: B0041DTNI2
- Date first available at Amazon.ca: Nov. 16 2010
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #337,783 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
Family Tree Maker 2011 Deluxe
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- Software for discovering your family history and preserving it for generations to come
- Brand-new user interface; organize media files with drag-and-drop simplicity
- Storytelling tools let you build your family tree, create charts and reports, plus incorporate photos and video
- View timelines and interactive maps; 5 new report styles and 4 new fan chart designs
- Includes Family History Toolkit DVD, Companion Guide to Family Tree Maker, and free 3-month Ancestry membership
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Amazon.ca Product Description
PC FAMILY TREE MAKER DELUXE (2011)
Ancestry.com Family Tree Maker software gives you 100+ new and exciting ways to discover your family history and preserve it for generations to come. Rich storytelling tools let you build your family tree, create charts and reports, plus incorporate photos and video. The Deluxe version comes with a free three-month Ancestry.com membership that provides access to three billion U.S. immigration, marriage, and census records.
- Easily discover and preserve your family story privately and conveniently on your PC.
- For over 20 years, Family Tree Maker has been the choice of millions.
- Includes three months of free access to Ancestry.com, the world's largest online family history resource containing immigration and marriage records, census data, and more.*
- Organize media files with drag-and-drop simplicity.
- Write family stories that automatically update as facts change in your tree.
- View timelines and interactive maps highlighting events and places in your ancestors' lives.
- Bring your family tree alive with attractive books, charts, and reports; photos, audio, and video; timelines and interactive maps.
- Learn more with the Family History Toolkit DVD.
Discover your family story.
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. Click on the leaf to learn more.
NEW -- Learn more from other members.
Ancestry.com has a helpful community of millions. You could easily find other members researching your ancesters, compare notes, and discover more together.
Put your ancestors on the map.
View maps to see where your ancestors may have lived -- and track your family's migration paths.
Preserve your discoveries.
Save to your desktop.
Family Tree Maker makes it easy to save information you discover on Ancestry.com to your family tree, complete with an electronic copy of the original record.
NEW -- Create Smart Stories.
Just drag and drop facts from your tree to the new Smart Stories page. Each time you edit your tree, stories update automatically.
IMPROVED -- Manage photos and more.
Store photos, audio and video files, electronic records, and more right inside Family Tree Maker. New tools help you to manage them faster than ever before.
Share your family tree.
IMPROVED -- Print charts.
Choose from hundreds of chart options. Add images anywhere you like. Then print right at home -- or print professionally.
Invite friends and family.
Upload your tree to Ancestry.com and send email invitations to loved ones so they can view your family tree. You get to decide what each person can see and do in your tree.
IMPROVED -- Create reports.
See and share your tree from different perspectives -- by location, migration path, family name, birthdays, and more.
- Write family stories that automatically update when facts change in your tree.
- Organize media files with drag and drop simplicity.
- View more events that occurred during your ancestors' lives. Even edit, delete or add your own historical events.
- Use five new report styles and four new fan chart designs.
- Enhance your charts with new backgrounds and embellishments.
- Automatically number every person in your tree for quick reference.
- And much more.
We make it easy for you.
NEW -- The Companion Guide to Family Tree Maker
Learn Family Tree Maker's most popular features with quick lessons that make research fast and fun.
NEW -- Family History Toolkit
Access six invaluable family-history reference books -- volumes of information that can help you with your research -- compiled on one DVD.
* U.S. Deluxe Membership term begins upon Family Tree Maker registration and activation of Ancestry.com subscription with a valid credit card. You won't be billed unless you let your subscription renew after the free three months has ended.
Top Customer Reviews
The install procedure was a snap. I barely touched the CD to the slot and it was sucked in. Before I could think of what to do next the program was installed up and running. I made the mistake of playing with it before putting in the supplemental disk. I strongly suggest that you restrain yourself from playing with"Family Tree Maker" before looking at the tutorials and directions.
The included subscription to acestery.com pretty much paid for the product. Speaking of ancestery.com, at first it seems simpler to navigate then "Family Tree Maker" until you get the finer points down. Too bad they forgot to tell you about FamilySearch .org on their list of other sites. Having an LDS back ground one day my relatives burnt out a copier with all their lists of relatives.
My wife now has the bug and took the system over. Looks like cold sandwiches and canned soup for the rest of my life. She is getting into the DNA testing and I know more than I wanted about every remote ancestor she has.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)
I bought the Deluxe version, which I consider a huge bargain. For about $50 you get a very well-designed program (Family Tree Maker), a DVD full of reference books, and a 3-month subscription to ancestry.com.
I'm using the software on a system running Windows XP 64-bit. No problems.
I still like the software, but after using it for a few weeks, I have a few complaints. First, and most significantly for users who want to employ both Family Tree Maker and Ancestry.com, the ability to move records back and forth between the local software and the website is poorly conceived and developed. It would be nice to have a button on the Person page that would let you synch the record between the two applications. Second, I've found the support for the product lacking. I've posted a few questions to the support staff, and have received no answers. Similarly, the issue of using the two applications together is not well explained either in the software package or on ancestry.com. I've downgraded my recommendation to 3 stars (from 5). Family Tree Maker is getting better, in my opinion, but still has lots of room for improvement (and subscriptions to ancestry.com need to be more affordable...they'd make more money in the long run).
Final update (4/25):
If I could, I'd downgrade my review to 2 1/2 stars. The software is very useful, and I think the interface is well-designed. The database seems solid, and there are some nice tools. My complaints persist, however. The product support is bad to mediocre, although you wouldn't know that from the "we're here to help" message on the website. After 2 or 3 weeks, I finally received a response to my e-mail question regarding the use of Family Tree Maker with Ancestry.com, and the answer was pretty much what I expected. The two applications (the desktop software and the website) don't really talk to each other. That's very unfortunate, since users of the software will need the on-line account to explore the available data on the web, but unless you're planning to maintain a lifelong account (relatively expensive), that data will never be available locally (on your PC). That may be the plan, which seems like bad marketing, in my opinion. I think the company would sell a lot more of both products if they produced desktop software that accessed the internet seamlessly, synched the local data with the web data, and offered the on-line subscription for a more reasonable fee.
After spending about four hours to get my .NET framework to update correctly (had to de-install and reinstall several times), I finally got FTM to install properly. Then the software performed an "auto-update" to the FTM software and Windows performed an auto-update to the .NET framework. So... this morning FTM crashes and will not load. Every other program on my computer works fine... except FTM 2011.
Folks, until ancestry.com moves away from the terrible Microsoft .NET framework, stay far away from this product. I've lost money buying the last few versions of FTM. The last version that works for me is FTM 2006, which is what I'm going to have to use because of the FTM 2011 crashware.
I then purchased the Family Tree Maker 2011 upgrade directly from the manufacturer this past Christmas (2010), as the upgrade price was so low, and it came with 2 more free weeks of ancestry's access. I had let me tree research sit a few months, and I was really pleasantly surprised with how much data had been added to the internet resources that this program and the free subscription provided to me, in just those few months. I'd rate Family Tree Maker 2011 5 stars too, but I really didn't see that much new or better than the 2010 version. Sure, some nicer things in the user interface have been added, or done better (see their web site for the info) but it acts pretty much like the 2010 version did.
If you liked the 2010 version, stick with it, the 2011 version is not that different. If your old version won't run under Win7, then get the 2010 or 2011 version, and you'll be able to salvage your prior work - mine imported just fine! The upgrade from 2010 to 2011 also worked just fine.