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Hello Everyone - My wife is the family genealogist and she uses Family Tree Maker 2006 - this is what my wife had to say about the software -
I bought the 2009 edition and hated it. Family Tree Maker 2006 is very easy to use and user-friendly. You can create so many different reports that can be copied and e-mailed and you can also create GEDCOM files so you can share your family files with others as well as post it on the internet. I have used other family and genealogy software programs but so far I like Family Tree Maker.
I have an old version of Family Tree Maker that we have been using for years. It is 5.0 with a copyright date of 1998. I have been hesitant to get a new version, as I didn't know how easily my information would transfer. It has been working well for me, but I have not tried to upload information. Instead, I have been gradually adding people to my tree at Ancestry.com as I obtain records to back up the information.
I have a cousin that also uses FTM, but it is a newer version, and he sent his tree as an attachment to an email, and mine read it just fine. I was really afraid it wouldn't.
I find mine easy to use; I have gone back and corrected information that records proved to be wrong; it did take me a while to print off just the pages I wanted, and not a whole bunch that I didn't need, but it was in what I told my printer to do, not in the FTM program. I have been able to add pictures, and scanned documents, once I figured out how to use my scanner. That was harder than figuring out how to insert them into the scrapbooks. lol