On 9th December 2015, Ancestry announced that from the end of 2015 Family Tree Maker would no longer be sold.
Ancestry says that the software will be supported until at least January 2017, however, you might have decided to look for an alternative software option.
There are plenty of options so don’t worry about losing all your hard family tree work.
Made by Calico Pie, this programme is updated yearly and comes with some powerful features and options –
- Create beautiful family tree charts, including ancestor, descendant, everyone, fan, and more
- Add pictures, video, and other multimedia, and link people to their faces in photos
- Create professional-looking books and booklets, maps, websites, and family tree CDs and DVDs
- View events marked on maps and observe changes over time with the time-slider
- Make discoveries easily on the internet, using on-screen ‘hints’ or the Internet Search Tool
- 100% compatible with GEDCOM, the global standard for shared genealogical data
- Comes with 32 highly configurable standard reports and you can create your own custom reports
- Use the powerful query tool to construct complex questions about your ancestors, and get the answers
- Download free plugins from the plugin store to add even more tools and features
- Easy to use for beginners, with all the help you need, and multi-level undo/redo
— Martin James (@heritagefamily) December 9, 2015
RootsMagic is the award-winning genealogy software which makes researching, organizing, and sharing your family history easy! Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced professional, RootsMagic is the perfect tool for you!
Legacy Family Tree
Sophisticated research tools, powerful search capabilities, and professional-quality trees, reports, and books make the award-winning Legacy Family Tree the program of choice for users of all levels and abilities. Search the Internet for billions of genealogy records.
You can also find some more alternatives here.