Family Tree Maker Secrets
Get the most out of the best-selling genealogy software program with these tips and tricks for unlocking the power of Family Tree Maker.

The more you learn about your family tree, the harder it is to keep the roots straight. Be thankful we live in an age where you can use software to track what you find in vital records, hear from Great-Aunt Julia, and need to search on your next trip online or to the Family History Center. The Microsoft of genealogy software is Family Tree Maker <>, which upgraded to version 6.0 for Windows in early 1999. The Learning Company, which now owns FTM, says more than 2 million people have bought the software. Major improvements with the latest revision include an expanded toolbar, a tree format capable of displaying everyone in your file, and a side toolbar for more convenient formatting. It's a powerful program-especially if you know the tips and tricks to get the most out of it.