Monday, March 20, 2017

Software MacKiev introduces FamilySync™

Software MacKiev introduces FamilySync™

The blog will be posted on Wednesday, March 15th or Monday March 20th. TreeSync retirement is Wednesday, March 29, 2017.

Last year, we announced the purchase of Family Tree Maker desktop software by Software MacKiev and because we wanted to make the transition to a new owner as smooth as possible, we committed at least a year of customer and product support.  The goal has always been to maintain the capability to share your family tree data between files on your computer with your personal Ancestry online trees. We’ve been hard at work co-developing a new Ancestry gateway with Software MacKiev to use in their Family Tree Maker 2017, which will be available soon.  We believe Software MacKiev continues to deliver the best value to users of Family Tree Maker with their focus and expertise in software solutions.   

What you should know:

·         TreeSync will be replaced by Software MacKiev’s FamilySync™.  In the new FamilySync, Ancestry’s search, merge, and Ancestry hints will all work as they do now for users who sync with their Ancestry trees and you can also look forward to more exciting new improvements.

·         FamilySync will be available only in Software MacKiev’s Family Tree Maker 2017 edition, which will be released on March 31, 2017.

The upgrade is free for all users who purchased a copy of a MacKiev Family Tree Maker edition since March 1, 2016. Those with previous Ancestry editions, or who got a free copy of Family Tree Maker 2014.1 or Mac 3.1, are eligible for discounted upgrades. The pre-order upgrade is $29.95 for those who sign up for Software MacKiev’s mailing list before March 29 and the upgrade will continue to be a discounted price ($39.95) for a limited time after March 29.

·         Between Wednesday, March 29 and Friday, March 31, there will be a short period where syncing functionality may be interrupted as Software MacKiev rolls out their new syncing technology.  

·         As of March 29, 2017, Ancestry will no longer be supporting TreeSync, given the introduction of Software MacKiev’s FamilySync™.  Software MacKiev will continue to handle all related customer questions for Family Tree Maker.  Visit Software MacKiev’s Family Tree Maker Support Center at if you have questions.

For additional information, news and discounted upgrade offers for Family Tree Maker, visit

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Change in Citation Details in an Ancestry Member Tree

Documenting an Observation in an Ancestry Member Tree, Citation Detail for a fact or event

Copyright © 2017 by H R Worthington

Choosing a Template for an Database with an image

How I select a Template for an database, where a Digital Image is included, and that image is from a Book.

I will refer to an Elizabeth Shown Mills QuickSheet. Here is a link to the QuickSheet mentioned

Copyright © 2017 by H R Worthington

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

FTM2014 - How to select a Template for a Citation

This is the process I go through, to select a Source Template and Craft A Citation in FTM2014.1

Copyright © 2017 by H R Worthington

Friday, February 10, 2017

Family Tree Maker 2017


Family Tree Maker 2017 for Mac and Windows. 

Introducing Family Tree Maker 2017 

After six years developing Family Tree Maker for Mac, we took over as publisher a year ago, right before RootsTech 2016 and now a year later, we are happy to present Family Tree Maker 2017, shipping this March. Here's some of what you can expect: 

Family Search - Searching, matching & merging
FamilySearch is integrated into FTM 2017 so you can get match suggestions automatically, search billions of 
free online records and merge them into your tree. 

FamilySync - An upgrade from TreeSync.

FamilySync is our version of the new technology replacing TreeSync. Families will love the new ability 
to sync multiple copies of FTM to one Ancestry tree. 

Colour Coding - Tracing your past. 

Get organised and gain insights into your family history using our new colour coding and filter tools 
with up to four colours at a time on a single person. 

Photo Darkroom - Elegantly simple editing tools
Powerful but easy to use tools that in just a few clicks can take an Old photo faded beyond recognition and 
restore it to look like it did the day it was printed. 

Macintosh: macOS 10.9 or later including 10.12 Sierra, any Intel-based iMac,

5OO MB hard disk space. 2 GB of RAM. 
Windows 7 and later, including Windows 10. 675 MB hard disk 
space, 2 GB of RAM. 1024 x 768 resolution.

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