8633Re: [genchatfriends] Re: Family Tree Maker Lite program -- FREE Limited time.
- May 4, 2008Jerry, 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
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From: "jmg19532001" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Saturday, May 03, 2008 7:44 PM
Subject: [genchatfriends] Re: Family Tree Maker Lite program -- FREE Limited
> 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
> 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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org, "Keri" Keri_AZ@
>> > 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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