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From: H R Worthington <>
Subject: Re: [ROOTS-L] FTM 2011
Date: Sun, 7 Nov 2010 13:24:23 -0800 (PST)
Thought I would make a couple of comments about your email.
I am guessing that you are talking about the Family Archive CDs or the World
Family Tree project CDs that used to come with or you could purchase from
Genealogy.com for Family Tree Maker.
If you remember, most of those CDs were also made available through a
subscription at Genealogy.com and now through Ancestry.com. Like yourself, I
have a collection of those CDs myself. But, because there are so many more on
Ancestry.com, that is where I have subscriptions. The Family Tree Maker program
has a pretty good interface to use the resources on Ancestry. I find that is
much easier working with Ancestry.com then using the CDs collecting dust that I
However, and perhaps this is good news, you CAN download the free Family Archive
Viewer so that you CAN access those CDs.
Since Family Tree Maker was re-written with Version 2008, the folks developing
Family Tree Maker have provided a number of patches to improve the performance
issues that we all have had.
They have also provided a number of Knowledge Base Articles, based on the
Version of Windows that you are using, to address the Crashing issue. Most of
the fixes deal with some of the Microsoft applications that are used in Family
Tree Maker. There has also been some PC Account Corruption issues that are
addressed in those articles.
I also understand the budget issue. But there may be good news there, as least
this is what I have found. Many of our local libraries have access to
Ancestry.com, Heritage Quest, and other search websites.
Also, Family Tree Maker works well, with FamilySearch.org. Current versions of
Family Tree Maker allows us to set up our Web Searches to be done on other
If you would like, please contact me directly, and I'd be willing to help you
further, if you need it. I do understand your message.
From: Joe Thurstenson <>
Sent: Sun, November 7, 2010 7:53:43 AM
Subject: Re: [ROOTS-L] FTM 2011
For many years, I have updated my FTM but somehow have missed the 2011
offer. I appreciated Sharon's comments because I had been wondering why my
early CD's that came with FTM no longer worked. That is so disappointing
because I assumed those were my possessions when I purchased the program and
that I would have access to that data the rest of my life. I operate on a
limited budget and Ancestry's fees are out of my reach so I greatly resent
that organization taking back something I had already paid for by making it
Sharon mentioned her system slowing down or stopping with the suspicion the
number of entries she has may be the cause. I have 2010 FTM and over 32,000
entries and have very slow response sometimes and some quirky things
happening. Is there a limit to how many entries FTM can work with? Also,
one of the reoccurring quirks I'm experiencing is the ancestry not showing
in the working window of a person when I know it's there. It will show up
on reports but the working window remains blank regarding parents on back.
I can go back to that person at another time and the information will show.
Has anyone dealt with this problem?