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Wednesday, 9 December 2015

Family Tree Maker program heads into retirement

Ancestry has announced that it will be 'retiring' its popular Family Tree Maker software with immediate effect, although some level of support for existing users will continue for at least the next 12 months.

You can read the official announcement here.

As someone who uses Family Tree Maker, I'm not exactly happy about this. I also have no intention of paying a monthly subscription for use of an online tree program, which is presumably the route Ancestry wants to force us to take. Like many amateur genealogists, I use my tree software far too infrequently to warrant paying an on-going sub to keep my tree in the cloud.

I shall be giving the very best nursing care to my existing program in the hope of it enjoying a very long and useful semi-retirement.