Vicki’s Note – article from CAGGNI Newsletter February 2017:
Family Tree Maker is Not Dead Yet!
by Nancy R. Thomas
Last year, Ancestry.com announced that they
would no longer support their popular Family
Tree Maker software after December 31, 2016.
The Software MacKiev Company bought the
rights to sell FTM, but the lag between
Ancestry’s announcement and MacKiev’s
purchase had many users looking for another
software product for their genealogy.
MacKievpromised to have a free update by the
beginning of 2017 for customers with an FTM
2014 version, and that this new version would
continue to sync to their trees on Ancestry.com.
MacKiev kept its promise. The new version 2014.1 is out
and syncs toAncestry.com trees.
In the meantime, here is a link that may be of
help in answering some of your questions:
Also, a caution: backup several copies of your
current FTM tree before converting to the
MacKiev 2014.1 version. When you go to link
your tree be sure to uncheck the box at the
bottom of the dialog screen or your tree will
NOT sync. The default setting has a check mark in the box.