Monday, October 04, 2010

Family Tree Maker for the Mac!

Family Tree Maker - Mac Version

Hurray! Mac users have been asking for  Family Tree Maker for Mac and now it is almost here. Millions of people have used FTM to discover, preserve and share their family stories. Now Mac users can too.

Ancestry says the FTM for the Mac was constructed from the bottom up to take full advantage of the Mac platform in terms of technology and user experience.

Family Tree Maker for Mac, which is based on Family Tree Maker 2010, makes organizing, researching and sharing your family history easier than ever, whether you're just getting started or already an expert.

What can you do with Family Tree Maker for Mac?

• Build your family tree. Start your family tree from scratch, download a tree from or import a family tree file from a family member. Then use the powerful sourcing tools in Family Tree Maker for Mac to document and rate each fact in your tree.

• Enhance your family history. Illustrate your family story with photos, historical records and audio and video files. The easy-to-use tools in Family Tree Maker for Mac let you scan images right into your tree and even create slideshows. And don't miss the interactive maps that can give you a bird's-eye view of your ancestors' homelands.

• Share your discoveries. Create a variety of colorful family tree charts, such as pedigree, descendant, bowtie and fan charts, among others. Play with custom templates. Add personal touches like family pictures and backgrounds. And create reports that provide a snapshot of your family tree and help you plan what to research next. You can also combine charts, reports, timelines, photos and stories in a custom book that your family will treasure.

• Transfer files to and from the Windows version. You can bring files into Family Tree Maker 2010 for Mac directly from Family Tree Maker version 4 through Family Tree Maker 2006. To import files from Family Tree Maker 2008 or a newer version, simply use the Windows-based conversion tool included on the Family Tree Maker for Mac disk.

• Search the billions of historical records on from within the Family Tree Maker for Mac software. Take advantage of Ancestry Hints linking you to historical records that might contain more information about people in your tree and simply click to merge records that are a match into your tree. You can also upload your tree to and connect with millions of other family historians across the world or import a tree you've created on to Family Tree Maker for Mac.

Although I don't use a Mac, I'm looking forward to connecting and sharing files with my many relatives who do use a Mac.

Now Available - Family Tree Maker for Mac You can enter the coupon G5JXTRY at checkout in the box marked Redeem Coupons for a 20% discount.

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