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Family tree software from Ancestry.com, available for Windows and Mac OS/X.

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How do I parse this citation into a source, citation detail and citation text?

I've discovered some useful information on FamilySearch.org, and they very helpfully provide a full citation for each record. An example of one I'm specifically interested in is this one: "England, ...
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Which residence should be the preferred residence?

For most of the people in my tree, I have multiple residence facts because they are in different places at different times during their life. Entries may be something like: 1900 - Hill County, ...
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Is there a chart type that shows myself, a chosen ancestor, every intervening ancestor and their siblings?

I use Ancestry.com and Family Tree Maker 2012, and would like to produce a multi-page PDF chart, probably in Landscape orientation, that lists myself at bottom and a chosen direct ancestor at top, ...
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What do Family Tree Maker users do, now that FTM has been discontinued?

I was considering purchasing Family Tree Maker only to find it has been discontinued. What do they plan for a replacement ?
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Handling theories in Genealogy Software?

I happen to use Family Tree Maker, but I don't think my question is software specific. I am using cluster genealogy to solve a particularly difficult problem. As a part of this process, I have ...
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Converting Family Tree Maker .ftmb files to GEDCOM file format?

How can I convert a Family Tree Maker file (.ftmb) to GEDCOM? I was emailed the file from a relative who couldn't export a GEDCOM file from his version of Family Tree Maker. I'm interested in what ...
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Data Model for Family Tree Maker 2012 (sources and source citations)

I have been asked to document an explanation of how Family Tree Maker 2012 links sources, source citations, media and 'facts', to assist somebody who is very visually/structure oriented to describe to ...
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Choosing non-cloud software to transition to from Family Tree Maker 2012? [duplicate]

I am a newbie and just learned here that Family Tree Maker has been discontinued What do Family Tree Maker users do, now that FTM has been discontinued?. What non-cloud software is the least painful ...
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Exporting my tree from Ancestry without latest version of Family Tree Maker

Is it possible to export data from Ancestry without Family Tree Maker? I am in the very frustrating situation of having bought Family Tree Maker twice before. The latest version I have is FTM 2010 ...
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US Federal Census citation details and citation text using FTM for Mac

I am working on US Federal Census records and cleaning up my sources. What information needs to go into each section of the citation details and text?
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Extracting data from Family Tree Maker into spreadsheet?

Is there a way to download the data on all people in a family tree from Family Tree Maker (I'm using version 2012 on PC, file format is .ftmb) so that the data can be seen in a spreadsheet (including ...
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How to save the patch files for Family Tree Maker (FTM2014)?

I want to archive the patches that were released after the DVDs from a boxed copy of Family Tree Maker (FTM2014). How can I save a copy of a patch file? My boxed copy was purchased in December 2015 ...
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Which program supports export (PDF/LaTex) to show full tree, not only ancestors/decendants

I'm currently using gramps (5.0.2) to build my family tree. I wanted to generate a report of a relative and the report should include basically everything, well at least it should include his ...
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Detaching source from individual in Family Tree Maker 2017?

Is there a way to detach an incorrect source from an individual in Family Tree Maker 2017? A source was entered for an emigration fact and later a more accurate and complete source was located. I ...
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Restoring 1998 FTM files?

I am using Windows 10. Cannot open my FTM files. They no longer have the right extension. All my 1998 FTM files now have *.CLT extension. How can I recover all the files?
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Which Source template in FTM 2017 for Find A Grave?

I know little of the formalities associated with sources, but I want to be as accurate and in conformity with the rules as possible. I use FTM 2017 and am stuck at selection of the proper source ...
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Is there a way to rename a surname in an Ancestry tree?

I imported a GEDCOM and the accents in the GEDCOM got misinterpreted for some surnames. I'd like to fix this by doing a global replace of one surname with another, to replace the improper Kovaïč with ...
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Importing .fbc, .ftmb files into Linux GRAMPS?

Will Linux GRAMPS import .fbc and .ftmb files? If not, is there a stand alone Linux utility that will convert .fbc and .ftmb to gedcom?
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Family Tree Maker 2005 files import to 2019 version?

I have Family Tree Maker 2005. Yeah, I know...way outta date. But when Ancestry said they weren't going to support it anymore, I just kept what I had. It works fine. Now I want to upgrade (...
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Setting up Locations in Family Tree Maker 2017?

For those of us interested in switching to FTM2017: In a recent demo of this version locally, entering Locations was shown as: only 4 places were to be used and they were City, County, State, Country;...
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Strip down a gedcom file

I have a big Gedcom file which I‘d like to reduce on: Name, birth, marriage, death. Best would be if I could do it the other way around like exporting the data from FTM to a gedcom and add the ...
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Finding Unknown relationships in Ancestry family trees

In my Ancestry.com.au family tree there are an unknown number of Unknown relationships that should be Biological relationships. I often spot them when I am on a profile page like below: These are ...