Monday, November 15, 2010
Family Tree Maker 2011 Update Available
A free service pack update for Family Tree Maker 2011 is now available. It contains a number of user requested improvements and fixes of reported issues. Some examples are improved performance throughout the program and improved performance of Web Merge.
A detailed list of all the enhancements and bug fixes in the update is available. For instructions on installing the update for Family Tree Maker 2011 access the Program Updates page. To download the update, click here.
If you are running Windows Vista or Windows 7, follow the instructions found on the Program Updates page to right click on the FTM program shortcut to "run as administrator". This was my first time downloading an update using Windows 7, and I was a bit apprehensive, but the detailed instructions worked exactly as stated for me. However, it did take about 2 minutes for the permissions screen to appear after I selected "run as administrator". I suspect a lot of people may be trying to update so reponse may be slow.
You can check for future updates in the Web Dashboard visible when you first open Family Tree Maker 2011. Look in the right column under Ancestry Twitter Feed.
If you have a suggestion that can improve Family Tree Maker, Ancestry wants to hear from you. You can submit your suggestion(s) using the enhancement request form.