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#1: Family Tree Maker 2009 Author: nucciaLocation: Toronto, Ontario, Canada PostPosted: Sun Oct 05, 2008 10:31 am
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From Ancestry:

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Family Tree Maker 2009

Whether you’re a seasoned pro or just starting on your family tree, Family Tree Maker 2009 can help you create a family tree faster, easier, and better than ever before. The end result is a family history that you and your family will treasure for years to come.

What’s New?
• Create essential genealogy reports (Register and Ahnentafel)
• Share your family tree with several new charting options: hourglass, bow tie, and fan. You can also use custom templates or design your own
• Streamline your data entry with one-click editing of individuals from any workspace in the software
• Simplify sourcing with “cut and paste” source citations
• Track AND print your ancestors’ migration paths on interactive maps
• Enjoy faster startup times and improved file performance
• Find your ancestors more easily with improved Web Search. You can even choose to ignore irrelevant results.

And don’t forget the features you’ve come to rely on:
• Dynamic user interface that lets you quickly switch between important features
• The ability to import data from other genealogy programs, including Personal Ancestry File, The Master Genealogist, and Legacy Family Tree
• Powerful sourcing tools that let you document AND rate each of your citations
• Interactive maps and lists that give you a bird’s-eye view of where members of your family come
• Place authority database of more than 3 million names that helps you standardize your place entries
• Photo AND file management features so you can easily incorporate all types of media files into your charts and reports
• Timelines that highlight personal, family, and world events
• Easy-to-use tools for merging duplicate individuals, calculating dates, creating to-do lists, and more

Use Ancestry.com and Family Tree Maker together to get the most out of both.
• Search the extensive record collections at Ancestry.com without ever leaving your family tree! And, when you find new records, you can quickly merge them into your tree.
• Take advantage of Ancestry Hints—Family Tree Maker automatically suggests records that may match people in your tree
• Share heirloom-quality books and attractive posters that you create with the self-publishing tool at Ancestry.com

Your Family Tree Maker 2009 software also includes:
• Training Tutorial for Family Tree Maker 2009 (included on Family Tree Maker disk)
• Getting Started Guide (included on Family Tree Maker disk)

14-day free trial subscription to Ancestry.com. Search the world’s largest online repository of family history records

Retail USD $39.95
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#2: Re: Family Tree Maker 2009 Author: tjbrnLocation: North Carolina PostPosted: Sun Oct 05, 2008 12:36 pm
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Family Tree Maker is Windows only software so it isn't a viable option for us Mac users, which I think is quite an oversight on the part of Ancestry. The genealogy software I'm using is iFamily for Leopard and I'm quite pleased with it. The price is exceptionally reasonable and beats the cost of FTM and totally trumps the $100 tag of Reunion 9 which has been the de facto genealogy program for Macs for years. Just thought I'd throw that out there for any Mac users on Gente.

#3: Re: Family Tree Maker 2009 Author: nucciaLocation: Toronto, Ontario, Canada PostPosted: Sun Oct 05, 2008 12:43 pm
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Thank you, Tom. Sometimes I forget about our Mac Users and I appreciate you including information that will help them. Perhaps you know of other software that can help those using Mac Systems? I eventually plan on being one of them... Wink

I'll move this over to the PC Board.

#4: Re: Family Tree Maker 2009 Author: charliemisLocation: Philadelphia PostPosted: Tue Oct 07, 2008 12:33 am
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LINUX PC

I have recently purchased a sub-compact Linux-based laptop (ASUS eePC) --- does anyone know of any Genealogy Programs for LINUX? I would like to use this at the FHC when I am doing my extractions....

#5: Re: Family Tree Maker 2009 Author: tjbrnLocation: North Carolina PostPosted: Tue Oct 07, 2008 8:45 am
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Charlie, GRAMPS seems to be one of the leading linux genealogy programs and there aren't many available for that OS. Here is a link with info and download on the latest version which was released in 2008.
gramps-project.org/wik...=Main_Page

#6: Re: Family Tree Maker 2009 Author: tjbrnLocation: North Carolina PostPosted: Tue Oct 07, 2008 9:02 am
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This is another interesting link as well.
eogn.typepad.com/eastm..._proj.html

#7: Re: Family Tree Maker 2009 Author: charliemisLocation: Philadelphia PostPosted: Tue Oct 07, 2008 9:55 am
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Thanks Tom.....I will check GRAMPS out.....

#8: Re: Family Tree Maker 2009 Author: charliemisLocation: Philadelphia PostPosted: Tue Oct 07, 2008 4:25 pm
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Sounds pretty involved.....I am pretty competent using Windows, but I am new to LINUX....sounds like I would have to upgrade my eePC before I can install the current version of the GRAMPS package......this is what I learned about it:


Installing Gramps 2.2.x on the ASUS Eee PC 4G under Xandros

First follow the suggestions in wiki.eeeuser.com/howto...ners_guide

* get connected
* back-up simpleui.rc
* install SublimePorte's Launcher Tools
* download Derred's pimpmyeee.sh - remember where you saved it
o run it - sh path to file/pimpmyee.sh
o chose 4 to enable extra software repositories and create a preferences file reducing the liklihood of updating files from the wrong repository.

Then, in a terminal window, sudo apt-get install gramps to install the Gramps 2.2.3-1 package. This is not the latest version but it will install the all necessary support software along with Gramps. I did it from a terminal because I couldn't access the OK button in Synaptic's pop-up window.[*]

Use SublimePorte's Launch Tools to add a Gramps lanucher to the simple interface tab of your choice. The path to the executable is: /usr/bin/gramps.

If you would like to run the latest stable Gramps download gramps_2.2.10-1_all.deb package from packages.debian.org/lenny/gramps. Navigate to the downloaded file, right click it and chose Install DEB file. This will update the version that you previously installed. This WILL NOT substitute for apt-get's package installation.

I've uploaded some screenshots from Gramps running on the Eee PC to www.flickr.com/photos/davestuff/

#9: Re: Family Tree Maker 2009 Author: tjbrnLocation: North Carolina PostPosted: Tue Oct 07, 2008 5:00 pm
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It has been a long time since I fiddled with Linux; part of the unnecessary complexity with regard to user involvement is one of the reasons that linux hasn't made more inroads among PC users who are not professionals; the variety of flavors are another factor. I've heard of Xandros but don't know anything about it although I did notice that it is a subset or fork of Debian. I worked with Unix OS for a number of years and found that Apple's OS X was a happy medium of ease of use and more control whenever I needed. I use a Mac mini to serve my own web site and blog, for example. Since you purposely chose Linux, using virtual machine software or dual booting is not an option you want to consider. Alternately, you could use Wine and see if it can run a Windows genealogy program; Wine is an emulator program to run Windows programs on Linux. Is there a Xandros user group you could contact? Sorry, I couldn't be more help.



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