Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Patch for Family Tree Maker 2012

Please use the Help, Check Updates in FTM2012 to receive an important Update.

This update contains important improvements to the Family Tree Maker 2012 product. The improvements address issues with overall stability and performance as well as the new TreeSync™ feature. 
These improvements include:


1.TreeSync Improvements
   Multiple sync errors fixed
   Sync upload/download, and incremental sync performance improvements
   Implied relationships are created on AMT now
   3 hour media download time out fixed
   Sync indicators, icons, states, and sync refresh messaging issues
   Improved handling of deleted relationships

2.General Performance Improvements
   Faster import (from all formats)
   Faster sync change log generation and display
   Improved media refresh, thumbnail creation,
   Improved handling of source citation pasting and changes

3.GEDCOM Import/Export, fixed a number of issues (missing/unsupported tags, duplication of media, missing media links)

4.Pasting source citation, fixed failure to paste citations to name facts

5.Place name parsing, fixed issues related to country and place modifiers

6.Login, fixed Web Search login issue

7.Maps, fixed accuracy of maps

8.Media download, fixed issue where duplicate media items were downloaded in some cases

9.Media copy/link, fixed problem where media was copied in cases where it should have been linked

10.Smart Stories, fixed issue where smart stories were not updating correctly in some cases

11.Conflict resolution, fixed issue where the sex fact was not handled correctly in conflict resolution

12.Conflict resolution, fixed issue where citation and media conflicts were reported unnecessarily

13.Clearer & safer option for deleting online trees from Ancestry

14.Title for Extended Family Chart is left justified by default

15.Ability to sync accepted and rejected hints between FTM & Ancestry

16.Option to include/exclude Ancestry media in synced trees

17.Undocumented Facts Report

18.Outline Descendant Report, Option to list only direct descendants between an ancestor and one descendant

19.Task List, Options to include/exclude task attributes and reclaim space for items excluded

20.Data Errors Report, Added option to list event dates that are not valid

21.Ability to select multiple facts in the source citation link dialog
It is important that this update be run.


  1. Patch only worked for about 4 days and FTM 2012 now responding with all the same errors again.

  2. Anonymous,

    Do you Compact your file BEFORE you do the Sync?

    What is the Error Message?

    Have you posted this issue on any of the Message Boards and/or provided feedback to the Developers in the Help menu?



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