FTM 2010 is now available for sale in the Ancestry store. ( Upgrade Version.) You can save 20% by using the coupon code G5JXTRY at checkout.
Here is a detailed list of what is new on this version of FTM 2010.
Ancestry.com Family Tree DownloadYou can now download your online Ancestry.com trees directly into Family Tree Maker and either start a new tree or merge it into your current file. The downloaded tree will include the facts, images associated with the online tree and a link to the attached source records.
Enhanced File Statistics
You can view new statistical information about your tree, including the average life span of individuals in your tree, the earliest birth date, and the most recent birth date.
Enhanced Family ViewImprovements to the People workspace allow you to see more information about individuals in the pedigree view as well as information about the parents of the selected couple.
Ability to Quickly Add Facts on Person TabWhen adding facts to an individual on the Person tab, you now have the ability to quickly add basic facts (such as Birth, Marriage, and Death) from a drop-down list. The drop-down list will include any facts you’ve custom added to the editing panel on the Family tab.
Enhanced Editing of Relationships
A new relationship window gives easy access to relationship facts, notes, and media items.
Saved History List
Previously, when you closed the program, you would lose the history list that showed which sources, media items, or individuals you had. Now the history of your changes and additions is saved even after the program has been closed.
SourcingReplacing Source CitationsSource citations can be replaced by an existing source citation—without losing any links to individuals or media items.
More Robust Relationship Calculator
The Relationship Calculator now has the ability to display multiple relationships for an individual (for example when cousins marry).
Global Spell-CheckAn enhanced spell-check will look for spelling errors in all facts.
Charts, Reports, and Books
Family Group Sheet RedesignThe Family Group Sheet has been redesigned and has improved image support.
Genealogy Report ImprovementsThe wording of the Register and Ahnentafel reports now have a more narrative feel.
Kinship Report Lists Multiple RelationshipsThe Kinship report now lists every relationship for an individual. For example, if cousins marry, their relationships as spouses and cousins will be included.
Sources in ChartsYou can now include source information with a chart; sources are numbered and displayed at the end of the chart.
Export and Delete Individuals from ChartsYou can select a group of individuals in a chart and then export them as a separate tree or delete them as a group.
Include or Exclude Non-preferred Events in Charts and ReportsYou can choose whether to include or exclude non-preferred facts from charts and reports.
Shortened Place NamesYou can enter your own brief place names to use in reports and charts.
Book-Building ImprovementsYou can change the order in which items in your book appear by dragging and dropping them in the book outline; you can also use duplicate names for book items.
You can scan images directly into Family Tree Maker.
Create slide show presentations using images you’ve included in your tree. (The slide show can be viewed in Windows Media Player).
Work with Media Items as a GroupSelect multiple media items at the same time; choose categories for media items as a group.
Maps and Locations
GPS/Latitude-Longitude SupportIn the Places workspace you can access and modify GPS coordinates. You can also select your own locations on the map and store their GPS coordinates.
Migration MapsShow the locations of an individual’s life events on a map. Or choose multiple individuals and show all the locations linked to an entire family. (You can select the specific individuals to include and the specific events you want mapped.)
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My first review of FTM 2010 shows that it opens and runs much, much faster than previous versions. I am a happy FTM user and really like FTM's search integration. I also like the flexibility of the user interface.
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