Updating family tree maker 8

04 Apr

Mac Kiev's FAQ says: Q I already own FTM 2014 or FTM Mac 3. This new agreement means you will receive software updates and new versions from Software Mac Kiev, and have the ability to purchase new versions of Family Tree Maker from Software Mac Kiev as they are released.You will have continued access to Ancestry Hints, Ancestry searches, and be able to save your tree on Ancestry with Family Tree Maker moving forward.The deadline for buying the download from Ancestry has passed, so if the downloads have been shut off as they predicted, that means finding a boxed copy.One reason to buy it might be to use Tree Sync to pull down your information and images from your online Ancestry Trees.My Heritage also opens up their API for other third-party products like Family Historian and Roots Magic so their users can make use of My Heritage's hint system.

However, the user has to read the support docs carefully to understand exactly what Tree Sync captures.As for the reasons behind the decision to retire FTM, Thomas Mac Entee has an interesting post discussing the wider transition to subscription software instead of purchase and cloud-based storage rather than the local desktop, and how those trends apply to genealogy. On February 1st, 2016 I had a conversation with a representative and they said multiple software vendors are being worked with to provide access but could not name any of them at that time on each platform.I also reached out to the makers of Mac Family Tree and they said they have reached out to since the announcement to utilize the API but so far have not received a decision from on whether they will be allowed to do so."It will use different underlying technology than our current Tree Sync but it effectively provides the same basic functionality of allowing the user to keep data in their online tree and data in their desktop tree consistent." My take, given what I've read, and from comments made by Ancestry employees: I suspect more new customers were interested in having mobile apps than in the desktop software, and someone decided to allocate Ancestry's resources to the mobile apps, instead of maintaining and fixing the notoriously buggy FTM2014.One clue is in the quote contained in this answer where they allude to .