Friday, July 29, 2016

Getting a replacement copy (post on Facebook)

I don't normally do this, but if you are a Family Tree Maker user and are not on Facebook, this might be of interest to you;

For any users needing a replacement for FTM 2014 or Mac 3, we have set up a completely automated online Replacement Center. Whether you've had a hard drive crash, are moving to a new computer, or just need to reinstall FTM but your activation code doesn't work anymore, you can use the Replacement Center 24 hours a day to get a fresh copy. Here's how:
Getting a Replacement Download
1. Go to
2. Click "for additional assistance" at the bottom of the page.
3. Click the Replacement Center tile.
The Replacement Center checks that you have a copy of FTM 2014 or Mac 3 registered with Ancestry and then provides you with a free fresh link by email. You will also be given an option to purchase a backup disc for $10 or a USB backup drive for $14. Note that what you get will be a full free-standing installer, so it won't be looking for your old copy, a disc, or anything else.
You will also notice that the replacement copy installer doesn't ask you for an activation code. That's because we don't use them. Why? Well, we don't like them ourselves, so we decided a long time ago we weren't going to torment our customers with them. Instead, we use this old-fashioned thing called the honor system. It's been working pretty well for us for more than two decades now, so don't expect us to be changing that any time soon

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Why I like Find-A-Grave Hints and use the Web Merge Feature

Here is a video demonstrating why I like to follow an Find A Grave Index HINT and use the Web Merge Feature within Family Tree Maker

Copyright © 2016 by H R Worthington

Sunday, May 29, 2016

FTM2014 - How I handle Hints in a 5 Generation Tree

I have talked about managing Hints by searching by Record Groups. Now I have added another Hint Management system to my Genealogy Tool Box. Hints using the F.A.N. Club, or by Direct Descendants for a person. In this case, my Great-Grandfather's children.

Copyright © 2016 by H R Worthington

Friday, May 13, 2016

FTM2014 - Merging of Two People

Resolving conflicting information, when the image was verified, the most recent information was not clear, but the review showed that I needed to Merge two people.

Copyright © 2016 by H R Worthington

Saturday, May 7, 2016

FTM2014 / FTM-3 - When Merging a record, Look at the Record

When merging a record from, take a minute to actually look at the record. I would have missed so much information, if I had just done a Quick Click Web Merge. My example is within FTM2014, but the same would happen if I had done the Merge in my Online Tree

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