Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Family Tree Maker to be retired

Ancestry has announced that it will stop selling its genealogy software Family Tree Maker.

The full announcement can be found at http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2015/12/08/ancestry-to-retire-family-tree-maker-software/ Ancestry will continue to support current owners of Family Tree Maker at least through January 1, 2017. During this time, all features of the software, including TreeSync™, will continue to work, and Member Services will be available to assist with user questions. They will also address major software bugs that may occur, as well as compatibility updates.”Many have responded with horror to the announcement and bombarded Ancestry with their concerns. Ancestry has been quick to answer and have explained very clearly that the program will continue to function, unless you switch to a new operating function that doesn’t recognise it. Ancestry is also considering partnerships with other companies to all the tree syncing feature on the website to continue. You can read more at http://olivetreegenealogy.blogspot.com/2015/12/the-world-is-not-ending-more.html#ixzz3uRHAntsR

Gould Genealogy has also responded with an article on their blog “There is Life Beyond Family Tree Maker”. Gould Genealogy offer a range of alternate programs. Read their article at http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2015/12/there-is-life-beyond-family-tree-maker/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+GouldGenealogy+%28Gould+Genealogy+-+Australian+Family+History%29

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