Here is an app you don’t see everyday. Family Tree Maker lets you build your family tree electronically and preserve your family history; pretty useful if you are into that kind of thing. It’s not a simple piece of software as you may imagine – Family Tree Maker is full with advanced features such as Genealogy Reports, graphical data representation, ability to publish data efficiently (I.e- Export to PDF), Research tools and many more (see screenshots here). If you are ever interested in creating your family tree, you should check this out.

Developer Description

Whether you’re a seasoned pro or just starting on your family tree, Family Tree Maker 2009 can help you create a family tree faster, easier, and better than ever before. The end result is a family history that you and your family will treasure for years to come.

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Family Tree Maker 2009 Features

Genealogy Reports

  • Register and Ahnentafel simplified reports
  • Data Errors report


  • Hourglass Chart
  • Horizontal Hourglass Chart
  • Bow Tie Chart
  • 180-Degree Fan Chart
  • Family Tree Chart

Publishing Functionality

  • Ability to show siblings within charts
  • Single-page PDF export from charts
  • Ability to add boxes in charts to a “Marked Box” category and modify box settings for these boxes

Improved Data Manipulation Tools

  • Streamlined data entry from any workspace using a full-featured edit person window
  • Ability to set spouse order (Person menu)
  • Ability to order media items for an individual
  • Find Individual tool (Edit menu)
  • Find Duplicate Individuals tool (Edit menu)
  • Ability to update multiple facts at one time (From Manage Facts or Fact options): change fact types, move description to place or place to description, mark as private
  • Insert foreign language characters into text fields

Improvements within Research Tools

  • Ability to ignore hints
  • Option to delete existing facts in individual and Web merge
  • Inclusion of married names, AKAs, and titles in index

Improvements to Import

  • OLE objects (PDF, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, RTF) from previous FTM versions
  • Import previously ignored hints lists

Improvements to Places

  • Track and print your ancestors’ migration paths on interactive maps
  • Places toolbar that allows for researching place names not currently in the file and pinpointing places such as libraries, churches, and courthouses

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  1. TEAM FILEnetworks // 11/03/2008 02:50:00 AM  
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