In late December 2016, MacKiev announced the free update for users who had previously purchased FTM2014 from Ancestry. (This was an update for users who had Ancestry's FTM2014 to MacKiev's version of FTM2014. Users who signed up for the mailing list at that time were eventually offered a discount for FTM2017 before it was released.)
As of 1 November 2017, ...
We don't really know yet, but we may know soon.
Two technical genealogists are currently doing exactly that comparison and will be discussing all the little nuances of the transition.
Eileen Sousa of Old Bones Genealogy will be doing detailed tests of converting on a PC to the following software:
Family Historian 6.0
Ancestral Quest 14
Brother’s Keeper 7
I maintain a Word document (over 260 pages now) that lists all of the events (births, deaths, marriages, etc.) of my direct ancestors in chronological order. As part of that document, I include all of the theories, guesses, and hypotheses associated with familial connections (possible but unproven relationships, lists of potential candidates for parents or ...
The file your relative has sent you is a Family Tree Maker backup file.
Using Family Tree Maker
If you have a newer copy (2008 or later) of Family Tree Maker, you should be able to do a restore from backup.
In a post dated 14 Feb 2009 11:33PM GMT in this thread titled FTMB files on the Ancestry Message Boards, Russ Worthington said:
A FTMB is a Back ...
You can export your tree as a GEDCOM file.
In Ancestry click "Family Trees", then choose "Manage tree" for the appropriate tree. This takes you to the "Tree Settings" page. Scroll down to the bottom right of the page, and there is a button to "Export Tree"
Ancestry.com announced that Family Tree Maker was retired on 8 Dec 2015. There has been A LOT of blog coverage and commentary, both serious and hysterical. Just google: "family tree maker" retired. It is still possible to purchase the program on software retailer sites (mentioned in some blog posts), but ancestry support will be limited.
Several alternative ...
To read the information on the World Family Tree CDs, Windows users can use older versions of Family Tree Maker, or the standalone program Family Archive Viewer.
Family Archive Viewer 11.0 supposedly runs on Windows 95 and higher. I can confirm (see screenshot below) that Version 11 SP2, for Windows 98, ME, and XP, still runs on Windows 8.1. I have not been ...
If you're willing to export to GEDCOM as Colin suggests, another option would be to use the free Family Tree Builder program from MyHeritage.
Family Tree Builder has a specific report to export all or selected people and all or selected fields to a csv (comma delimited file) that spreadsheet programs will open:
The resulting information will look like ...
The page in Ancestry's Support Center about installing updates is here:
Family Tree Maker 2014 - Installing Updates
Look for this section of the page:
Right click on the link for the file you want and click "Save Link As" or "Save Target As" (whichever command is correct for the browser you use).
Save the files to a known directory. After that, you can ...
On February 1st, 2016 I had a conversation with a Ancestry.com representative and they said multiple software vendors are being worked with to provide access but could not name any of them at that time on each platform.
I also reached out to the makers of MacFamilyTree and they said they have reached out to Ancestry.com since the announcement to utilize the ...
This may or may not depend on the version of Family Tree Maker that your relative is using but it looks like exporting GEDCOM from Family Tree Maker should be straightforward:
Instructions are provided at https://support.mackiev.com/572636-Export-and-Import-of-GEDCOM-Files-in-Family-Tree-Maker?r=1#Exporting a GEDCOM file
Consequently, there should be no ...
In the panel on the right side of the screen (on the "Person" page) there is a small menu line with an unlink icon. Highlight the source and click the icon.
That being said, I would recommend keeping every source, as long as it is a legitimate one. I even keep sources where the facts are wrong, though I make sure to note the correct ones. I find this ...
Keith Riggle is currently producing a series of posts on Replacing Family Tree. He is reviewing importing FTM Tree data into a number of other programs. This is Part 1 - links to the other posts can be found in that post - some are still just dummy entries.
Bear in mind that there will be no change for a year. Bear in mind also that people are still using ...
There is an online help page titled Save a chart or report as an external file in Family Tree Maker that says under Saving a report as a file that you can use the Share button to:
Export to CSV: This format organizes information into fields (comma-separated values) and is meant to be imported into spreadsheet
programs. Only reports that use column ...
As efgen notes, this option used to be available in FTM. No longer having it available makes me frustrated as I used to make them often, and when upgrading to a new version you don't expect to lose features.
Perhaps you could export the FTM file to an earlier version (I see you can export as FTM Version 2008/2009)? - but then you'd need to have the earlier ...
It is your decision what goes in there.
At a minimum it should be sufficient information to allow someone else to take your reference easily find the source document and check your transcription of the data.
Website links can be helpful but are limited in that websites can disappear and or pages get moved.
I always attach an image to my source citation ...
It took me a full day to get this chart done, but here are two solutions:
(A) Graphic box chart with photos and some facts (birth, death)
(1) Isolate your dataset of names you want to include and copy them into a brand new file. Different programs approach this task differently. In RootsMagic, I created a 'named group' of my 81 names, exported to a gedcom ...
As far as I understand, anything that works on one OS in GRAMPs works on all OSes. None of the usage documentation differentiates based on which OS it's running on (at least that I've seen; I'm a Mac GRAMPS user).
According to the GRAMPS 5.0 FAQ entitled "What Standards Does GRAMPS Support?", GRAMPS should be able to read Family Tree Maker files (personally,...
You need to explain your problem a little better as I am not sure I understand what you want to do.
Assuming that you have multiple facts against each individual in your file and you want to reduce these down and then create a new Gedcom from that then these are a couple of possible options.
1: Use a programme such as Family Historian which allows the ...
Depending on what exactly you are citing Find A Grave for, I would opt for the suggestion made on Randy Seaver's blog here. I'm not sure if the source templates in FTM 2017 and RootsMagic 7 differ in any way, but Seaver suggests using the "Cemetery Records, Compiled (online databases)" template. I'm sure there is a similar template available in your software ...
Another way to do this is to export as a Gedcom and then use the old but still working programme GedXlate available from GedMagic. This will include spouses and you can configure which columns that you want in your spreadsheet.
I had the same question today, and figured out an answer. It involves the raw GEDCOM file, but it is possible.
Step 1: Export your raw GEDCOM file from Ancestry.
Tree Info Page
Manage your Tree section
(When ready) download
Step 2: Open the GEDCOM in a text editor like Notepad++
Step 3: Search for "REL UNKNOWN". Here ...
Yes, You will be able to upgrade your old FTM to new version. Best thing for you to do right now is to purchase FTM17 since MacKiev giving free FTM19 upgrade to customer who are purchasing FTM17 right now and you can upload your old .FTM file to your New FTM software. Please click here to read the blog. Blog has step by step to get your old file imported in ...
I recently was in a similar situation - found a binder with Family Tree Maker 1.01 and a data diskette with 3 *.FTM files that have dates from 1991 (2 of the 3 files were recovered - still working on #3).
This post gives a pointer to downloading FTM for Windows 2005, which will allow you to open .FTM files, then save them either as .FTW (Family Tree Maker - ...
They no longer have the right extension. All my 1998 FTM files now have *.CLT extension.
No mention on wikipedia of any CLT file extension for FTM or on the Just Solve the File Format Problem website?
file.org mentions that *.clt could be for associated with Visual Basic application development software and also dBASE IV Aldus software program
Here is a ...
I'd say that you should ask what it is you need your genealogy software to do. Then check the features on offer. If FTM matches your requirements, then by all means use it. I still see new copies of FTM on sale from time to time, and since Ancestry's announcement they are "cheap as chips".
Full disclosure: I'm still using Family Tree Maker 2010 as my main ...
I have done a series of Blog posts on this subject:
How to Display Data ?
I have been thinking about the ways we can display our data, usually
for ourselves. For example, the 1940 Census.
There is a nice guide from ProGenealogists explaining how to do good citations of sources. I have nothing to do with them but I found their citation guide very useful.