Oh dear me! Another major genealogy company upsets its customers this week!
This time it is Ancestry’s Kendall Hulet, Senior Vice President of Product Management at the corporation who posted an article to the Ancestry Blog on the 8th December 2015 stating,
“We’ve made the tough decision to stop selling Family Tree Maker as of December 31, 2015.”
Do not despair!
With the news that Family Tree Maker is being discontinued, many users are looking for an alternative software package. We understand that changing programs can be a daunting task, so we’ve selected our most popular software packages for you to consider.
Please remember that we are happy to offer advice on any of our products to make sure you get the one that suits your needs.
This genealogy retailer has many other products on offer at its website (www.genealogysupplies.com) as well as advanced notice of a new piece of software called TreeView that is scheduled for launch in January and comes with a package of extras.
Published in the UK for the UK market, this comprehensive program suits beginners and experienced genealogists alike. Create professional trees and printouts with its advanced reporting capabilities. With the TreeView mobile and tablet app, you can sync across multiple devices to enable you to keep your tree up-to-date whenever and wherever you are.
Pre-Order now and you’ll also receive “Researching and Locating Your Ancestors” by Celia Heritage, worth £9.95
RootsMagic has become one of the UK’s most favoured genealogy packages. This software is comprehensive yet easy to use, and creates superb wallcharts and integrates with research sites. It is the top rated program in numerous reviews and articles which emphasise RootsMagic’s ease of use and powerful features.
Special Offer – Save £14.95 when purchasing RootsMagic UK V7 Platinum Edition with the Getting the Most out of RootsMagic 7 Book!
Deluxe genealogy software written by a leading UK software designer for the UK market. Allows you to enter your family by drawing a tree. Full support is given for sources, notes, facts and linked multimedia elements. For researchers it provides support for Queries and Reports.
So while it may be annoying for those who have purchased and learnt how to use Family Tree Maker there are alternatives out there!