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Will there be a demonstration of FTM 2005 at Family Roots 2004 October 16?
There are major changes to the look of the program with the Family View and
Pedigree View but no obvious changes to printouts.
John Donaldson from Australia posted a lengthy message about changes to the
FTM mailing lists. FTM is distributed in Australia by the computer group in
Melbourne and apparently out-sells all the other genealogy programs
Some of the software comparisons and also long time customers missed
learning features that were available as early as FTM 4 released in 1997.
Some people (including me, FTM customer since 1990) had to learn new methods
and took a few sessions to adjust to the changes in FTM 2005.
The online (blog) version of Dick Eastman's newsletter review of FTM 2005
posted August 29 also has more than 40 comments from readers including Paul
Burchfield who was the main tech support person in California from 1993 to
The main discussion about the new version continues on FTM TECH mailing list
started early 1995 which has a link from the FTM web site. There are three
other mailing lists (two on RootsWeb) started by customers. -- Elizabeth
----- Original Message -----
From: "William Campbell"
> For those interested in FTM software you will be interested to know that
> today's issue of Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter
> at http://eogn.typepad.com/ carries an extensive review of the new
> FTM 2005 program.