With Ancestry’s TreeSync having recently been discontinued, and replaced by MacKiev’s FamilySync, it has left many Family Tree Maker users wondering what to do.
While you could upgrade to Family Tree Maker 2017, if you’re not 100% sure about it, there is actually an alternative, and that is RootsMagic.
RootsMagic recently had the following to say ….
… the question everyone has been asking has been, “Will any other software be able to search and share data with Ancestry? Today, we finally have an answer to that question: “Yes!” We’re pleased to announce that we will be working with Ancestry to bring these features to RootsMagic in the near future.
Search – RootsMagic’s WebHints will search Ancestry’s extensive collections of historical records from around the world and let you download those records into your own file.
Share – RootsMagic’s TreeShare will let you share data between your RootsMagic files on your computer with your personal Ancestry online trees. You’ll also be able to download people, events, and even pictures from Ancestry onto your computer through RootsMagic.
Import – RootsMagic will be able to directly import your Family Tree Maker files, without having to go through an intermediate GEDCOM file, giving you the cleanest, most complete transfer of your data. RootsMagic will also be able to download your online trees from Ancestry.
For answers a heap of other questions that I’m sure you have, the team at RootsMagic have put together a long list of FAQs for you, which you can find here: http://www.rootsmagic.com/ancestry/default.aspx.
Just to be clear, the syncing feature in RootsMagic is NOT YET AVAILABLE, but it is coming soon, and it will be a free update for anyone who already has RootsMagic 7. So keep an eye on our blog, or even better, sign up to RootsMagic, and they will let you know when it’s available.
RootsMagic is one of the world’s best genealogy programs having been around since 2003, and has proven itself as a good quality, easy-to-use, and well supported program. Currently made for the PC, RootsMagic do have a way of making it work on a Mac, but also claim that they are working on a native Mac version.
The team at RootsMagic believe in letting you “try-before-you-buy”, so they have created the RootsMagic Essentials version, which you can download for FREE. This is simply a cut-down version of the paid version, but it is still very useable, and certainly enough to see if this program will work for you. So why not give RootsMagic a try.