The big news of the week has to be Ancestry’s announcement about discontinuing Family Tree Maker. That was a bombshell that no-one saw coming, and the genealogy bloggers and social media world have gone into overdrive since the moment it was announced.
Here are links to just a few of the many posts on this topic, including Ancestry’s own:
Ancestry to Retire Family Tree Maker Software
More Information on Family Tree Maker Desktop Software
3 Things to Consider with the End of Family Tree Maker
What Ancestry’s Retirement of Family Tree Maker Software Means for You
More on Ancestry’s planned cull of Family Tree Maker
While many users are jumping up and down wondering how Ancestry could do such a thing, even starting up “Save Family Tree Maker” petitions, others are using this as an opportunity to move on and start again with something new.
As a reseller of genealogy software, we have a range of programs and wanted to remind customers that there ARE other programs besides Family Tree Maker. If you are a Family Tree Maker user, and still wish to have your tree on your own computer, without it necessarily being online, we have programs for you.
Legacy Family Tree
– Legacy Family Tree 8 Deluxe Australia/New Zealand Edition
– Legacy Family Tree 8 Deluxe Upgrade Australia/New Zealand Edition
– The Official Unofficial Guide to Using Legacy Family Tree: Plus Research Advice, News, Views, and Technology Tips
iFamily for Mac
– iFamily for Mac