Ancestry to Stop Selling Family Tree Maker

Whew… Now this was a surprise to me. I’ve followed, although not always used, Family Tree Maker since version one. But it looks like it’s about to meet it’s demise.

The following is excerpted from the Ancestry blog:

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…we’ve made the decision to stop selling Family Tree Maker as of December 31, 2015. Our subscription business and website, on the other hand, continue to grow and we are doubling down our efforts to make that experience even better for our Ancestry community. 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. We will also address major software bugs that may occur, as well as compatibility updates.

Read the full blog.

One thought on “Ancestry to Stop Selling Family Tree Maker

  1. Oh no! I have not updated this program for several years! I am concerned that it will function properly. I am wondering if alternative software will be able to accept a transfer of information. Truly, I have not put my tree on line because of privacy issues, and I have had several people take my research and not give appropriate credit for the work I have done.

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