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Additional Resources for FTM Users

Where can I go for more information about Family Tree Maker and how to use it?

 

GETTING THE MOST OUT OF FAMILY TREE MAKER

Turn your family history into a lasting legacy with Family Tree Maker. This course teaches the basics of how to get started with Family Tree Maker, and includes an introduction to every workspace in the program. It also includes a number of advanced topics, so whether you're new to Family Tree Maker or you've been using it for many years, this course will be useful for you.

A series of short videos on Ancestry Academy (free to Ancestry.com subscribers):
https://www.ancestry.com/academy/course/family-tree-maker

 

FAMILY TREE MAKER USER BLOG BY RUSS WORTHINGTON

Long time Family Tree Maker expert, speaker, and blogger Russ Worthington answers questions, shares tips and provides resources to help use Family Tree Maker and all its many features. To learn more, just go to http://ftmuser.blogspot.com/

 

FAMILY TREE MAKER ON YOUTUBE

Click here for a playlist on Ancestry's YouTube channel with 20+ free videos.  Note that these videos were made primarily with Family Tree Maker 2014 in mind, though much of the information is useful for users of other editions, including Family Tree Maker 2017.
 

FACEBOOK USER GROUP

In addition to our own official Facebook page, there is an excellent unofficial but very active Facebook group with more than 14,000 members which you might want to consider joining. There are many there who are very generous in sharing their time and wisdom on how they use Family Tree Maker and to share tricks and tips with new users and old hands alike.

Guidelines for participation. Keep in mind that this is an unofficial group of users and all of those offering help are volunteers who are not part of our company. Here are three guidelines to follow to keep within the group's charter:

1. PLEASE READ THE PINNED POST at the top of the group's main window before posting. You will find many questions answered there so you don't repeat something someone has already asked.

2. Be respectful to those offering help. That includes ALWAYS checking for an answer in our Knowledge Base first (see above) so you don't take up member time looking up those same links for you.

3. Do not go to this group to “vent”. Instead, come see us in a Live Chat if something is upsetting you. We're happy to listen and do our best to help everyone who is having a bad day.

The main group is called “Family Tree Maker® Users”.  There is also a smaller specialized Mac User Group. They are both closed groups but all FTM users may apply.

 

FAMILY TREE MAKER – HOME PAGE LINKS

If you haven't discovered it already, almost everything you will need to know can be found on our Family Tree Maker home page.

Home Page: www.familytreemaker.com.

Links on the home page include:

  • FAQ – Find answers to the most frequently asked questions.
  • Feedback – Let us know what we're doing right and what to improve.
  • Report a Bug – Tell us what you think needs to be fixed.
  • Suggest a Feature – What you would like to see in our next edition?
  • Beta Tester Signup – To help us test upcoming editions, sign up here.
  • Gift Collection – Perfect gifts for the family historian.

 

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