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Subject: Re: [ROOTS-L] FTM 2011
Date: Sat, 6 Nov 2010 18:17:57 EDT
<<Has any of you folk used the Family Tree 2011 version? What do you think
Hi Jet, I just installed FTM 2011 a few days ago, and I think I'll
eventually like it, but right now it's pretty overwhelming. It's got a lot of
capability, but a lot of stuff I won't use. A couple issues:
a. I've been using FTM 2005 so there's a HUGE difference, and I've got a
big learning curve.
b. At present, 2011 is slow, and shuts down when I press certain buttons,
so it's not workable for me yet. I think the problem is I'm operating
with an 8-year old computer, Windows XP, and a data base of 20K individuals.
I think the combination is too much. I've already ordered a new hard drive
with Windows 7, so think once I get that I'll be OK, and I'm not in panic
mode yet. In fact, the reason I installed 2011 was because I was planning
on getting Windows 7.
c. Since I have been working with an old FTM program, which I was quite
happy with, I've just recently learned that the FTM 2011 (and evidently a
few more recent versions) no longer support the FTM/Family Archive CDs --
Ancestry feels that since they now own FTM that they've put all that info on
their website (at extra cost of course) so you don't need the CDs. I've
learned there's a free download you can get to enable reading those
(_http://www.genealogy.com/abtffiv.html_ (http://www.genealogy.com/abtffiv.html) ),
but I haven't yet downloaded it, so can't confirm it works. If you have CDs
created by Ancestry, those are no longer supported, and there is no fix.
Apparently the same is true for the LDS CDs.
Hope this helps. Sharon