I am passing on this for your info. This is from a BRITISH FIRM so
contacts are UK not Australia.
I no longer sell FTM due to the hassles of distribution and not
because of the product. It looks good, but I wonder if the
Christening field will ever be a feature on the front page. Thats my
one and only criticism.
Anyway, here tiz: (and dont write to me about it please - I have only
S&N News for Family Tree Maker Users
Thank you for being patient but we only contact users when there is
something new or important you should know about. The new forthcoming
launch of version 9 is certainly that! plus here's a bit of background
information on the latest change of ownership of Banner Blue.
The development of Family Tree Maker continues even though the product
has moved many times the same Banner Blue team continue to move the
program forward. They have been owned by Broderbund then Mattel then
Genealogy.Com and finally in February 2001, A&E Television Networks
(AETN) acquired Genealogy.com, LLC. AETN is well known for its diverse
historical and biographical television channels on Sky. By adding
family history to the list it enables Genealogy.com extra leverage
because of the company's most recognized brands-A&E(r), Biography(r),
and The History Channel(r). This ensures a secure future for the
development of the product.
Family Tree Maker Version 9 - Release due end of September
· Why Buy Version 9.0?
Family Tree Maker continues to make organizing and preserving
important family information and heirloom-quality printouts even
easier with new and enhanced features. Version 9.0 includes all the
features and upgrades from all the previous versions that made it a
#1-selling genealogy program plus all the new 9.0 features. As
requested by loyal Family Tree Maker users, Version 9.0 now allows you
to easily make edits to individual facts from tree and report views
using the new Individual Facts Card. To better document your sources,
you can now directly attach source images to the master image and
source citations to ensure you have the correct information about your
ancestors. Showcase your heritage by displaying siblings in Ancestor
and Hourglass trees, conveniently store email address for your living
relatives and easily reference previously viewed Family Files with
File History. All these great features are new to Family Tree Maker
For beginners and experts alike, Family Tree Maker is the easiest and
most complete resource for building your family tree. Let Family Tree
Maker guide you step-by-step as you preserve important family
information, locate your ancestors, and create unique family trees to
display your legacy. #1-selling and top-rated for over a decade, more
people trust their family history to Family Tree Maker than any other
family tree software. It sets the standard for quality, value, and
ease of use.
NEW FEATURE DESCRIPTION
· Individual Facts Card
Preserving your family's information is now easier than ever. The
existing Family Page makes it easy to enter information about your
family. Once you have entered information into the Family Page, the
new Individual Facts Card allows you to easily display and edit the
facts for a specific individual while you are in your current tree or
report view. It also allows you to quickly enter or edit any
information you want to record about an individual. Multiple tabs
(Facts, Marriage, Address, Medical, Lineage, and Notes) correspond to
each of the More About pages. But rather than navigating separately to
each page, the Individual Facts Card allows you to edit any of them
from one simple, easy-to-use dialog box. Just double-click (or
single-click, depending on the view) on the individual and Family Tree
Maker will automatically open the Individual Facts Card for the
In addition to making it easy to enter facts about a specific
individual, the Individual Facts Card also makes it easier to navigate
through your family tree. Switch to the individual's parents,
children, spouse or sibling just by clicking on the drop-down menu.
Or, add new individuals. Once you have completed using the Individual
Facts Card, Family Tree Maker will automatically redraw the tree or
reformat the report to include the new individual.
· Attach Images to Sources
One of the most important tenets in genealogy is the accurate and
thorough documentation of source information. Now you can add images -
from a file, Scrapbook, scanner/camera, or Photo CD - to your source
information. This is helpful because you can easily locate and return
to the original source if you need to, plus, you have a record of
which sources you've already checked.
Easily track your source images - when you print the Documented
Events, Bibliography or create a customer report that lists sources,
you can immediately tell if there is an attached source image in your
file. The source will list "Image(s) Available" next to the source.
Print the source image to store in an album or scrapbook. When you
print the source image, Family Tree Maker will automatically print the
source title next to it.
· Add Siblings to Ancestor Trees
Now you have even more options for creating heirloom-quality
printouts. In addition to the wide selection of trees available in
Family Tree Maker, you can now show the complete heritage of a family
member by also including siblings of direct ancestors in all the
Ancestor Trees. Easily see relations to aunts and uncles. Produce a
compact, manageable tree that still provides a great amount of
information. Once included, siblings will appear in both standard and
vertical Ancestor trees as well as in the ancestor portion of standard
· Print photos from scrapbook
Scrapbooks are a wonderful way to catalog and preserve precious
memories of an individual. Now, you can also print images that you've
preserved directly from the Scrapbook.
· Email field
Store the complete contact information of your family members. With
the increased popularity of computers both at home and the workplace,
e-mail addresses have become a common part of everyday life for many
of us. Family Tree Maker now includes a field on the More About
Address page that allows you to capture this information for
individuals in your Family File.
You can also print the email on all the reports where you can print
address information: labels, cards, address report, custom reports.
· File History
For your convenience, Family Tree Maker now includes a list of the
most recently viewed files at the bottom of the File Menu. Whether you
are viewing a file sent by a relative, or browsing an entry in the
World Family Tree, you'll find it easier than ever to move between
multiple files as you compare potential additions to your own Family
· ME Compliant
Family Tree Maker version 9.0 is now Windows® ME Compliant
· Improved Program Help
To make it easier to answer your questions, we are continuing to
enhance the Help features in Family Tree Maker. Search for information
on specific features by simply entering a key word or phrase into the
Index tab of the Help dialog box.
· New Online Help Center
The Genealogy.com Online Help Center is your best resource for answers
to technical or customer service-related questions - 24 hours a day.
Here you'll find easy-to-understand articles, tips, and step-by-step
instructions to resolve virtually any Family Tree Maker issue. From
the Internet menu in Family Tree Maker, select Technical Support, or
point your browser to www.genealogy.com/help.
Pentium 90 (166 Recommended)
16 MB Ram (32MB Recommended)
100 MB of free hard disk space
640x480, 256 colors
Printer Support: Works with most popular printers (monochrome and
color) supported by windows.
Optional: Modem** required for Internet functionality; Video Capture
board and soundboard (for video and audio clips); Scanner (for
digitizing graphic images); Digital camera.
*System configuration: may require minor adjustments to the
configuration of your operating system and/or updates to the hardware
**User is responsible for all Internet access fees and phone charges.
As with all Windows programs, a faster processor, more RAM, and more
free disk space will enhance performance.
Note: only 50 MB of program files will be copied to your hard drive.
Advance order your upgrade at £19.95 by ringing 01722 716121 or
copying the following link to your browser.