I use Family Tree Maker software to organize ancestors (and some living people).
MacKiev, the same company who brings us Mavis Beacon typing lessons, recently acquired Family Tree Maker.
The joy of this particular program is that it aligns with Ancestry.com. Shaking leaves show possible record matches at Ancestry. The tree on your computer can be synced to your tree on Ancestry for the world to see.
An interim upgrade was offered until MacKiev's new 2017 version is released. Still waiting on that 2017 release. Ancestry.com trees cannot be updated using the 2014.1 version. (You can still change your tree directly on Ancestry.com.)
But there is hope. Tonight an email offered me a chance to be a beta tester of the 2017 version. If I become a beta tester, it looks like I have a small window of time in which to try to update my Ancestry.com trees.
So I signed up.
I should be notified tomorrow if chosen.
Via the sign up process, I learned where to find some interesting facts about the tree, such as average life span (66 years!), generations (17), and the oldest birth date (John Stronge, born 1585 in Somerset, England).
I need to read Russ Worthington's blog more to learn more about Family Tree Maker's capabilities.
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