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8633Re: [genchatfriends] Re: Family Tree Maker Lite program -- FREE Limited time.

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  • Marge
    May 4, 2008
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      Jerry, did you use the earlier versions of FTM? If so, did the transition
      cause any problem? I'm not yet 80, but at 71 learning new tricks is not
      easy.
      Marge
      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "jmg19532001" <no_reply@yahoogroups.com>
      To: <genealogychatfriends@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Saturday, May 03, 2008 7:44 PM
      Subject: [genchatfriends] Re: Family Tree Maker Lite program -- FREE Limited
      time.


      >
      > Hmmm. I joined this group a while ago, I am Jerry. I work with computers
      > and computer networking as I am sure some of you in this group do also.
      > I have been "lurcking" and to be honest am fascinated by the amount of
      > replies and the activity of the group. Someday I will post my brick
      > walls.... I am hoping the government will release the "abducted by
      > aliens database", circa 1880's by Xmas.... Hmm, I believe in Santa
      > also....
      >
      > As with any software program, there are bugs in it. I use FTM 2008, I
      > used it from the day it was announced, I have never lost my data as some
      > have, I have not had any issues with software compatibilty with XP or
      > with Vista and I have it on both machines. I seem to be in the monority,
      > but felt strongly to put in a good word for the product. It has
      > fantastic views of data, you can surf and search within the product in
      > an IE7.0 browser. I believe it is compatible with Firefox also. I keep
      > copies of my documents "within" the software linked to the person. And
      > backup on an external (DVD or CDROM) drive. I am self taught in the
      > software, like most techies, I never read the manual. But saying that, I
      > believe I am missing features and will probably buy the book.
      >
      > One thing to realize, there is no ultimate solution. Whatever you are
      > comfortable with and whatever works. I still use pencil, paper and oh
      > yeah, that thing called a mini-cassette... Works real well with my 80
      > year old mom when I talk with her.
      >
      > Thanks, Jerry from Ohio...
      >
      >
      > --- In genealogychatfriends@yahoogroups.com, "garyb11111"
      > <garyb11111@...> wrote:
      >>
      >> I would be interested to know what folks think of this FTM-Lite
      >> program. I am STILL--after many years--trying to find the right
      >> Genealogy Software program, and I had just about been ready to choose
      >> FTM, based on opinions of respected friends, when I discovered that
      >> the current edition of FTM is a relatively recent and bug-
      >> ridden/incomplete one--FTM2008. And the reviews I've read of FTM2008
      >> posted here-and-there by longtime FTM users have been overwhelmingly
      >> negative. So I've been thrown for a loop. I wasted dozens of hours
      >> beginning a Tree with Personal Ancestral File [PAF], before I
      >> discovered it was too primitive to continue using, and I don't want to
      >> do that again.
      >> --- In genealogychatfriends@yahoogroups.com, "Keri" Keri_AZ@
      >> wrote:
      >> >
      >> > Hi all.
      >> > I was just at ancestry.com and downloaded the FTM lite program. Its
      >> > free for a limited time.
      >> >
      >> > http://landing.ancestry.com/ftm/lite.aspx?
      >> > html=db&o_iid=35929&o_lid=35929
      >> >
      >> > Keri
      >> >
      >>
      >
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