Genealogy.com recasts its dynamic duo of family tree software.
New features and technical tweaks aren't the only changes that debuted in Family Tree Maker
and Family Origins'
recent upgrades. In the newest versions of its star software, Genealogy.com
> introduced a different method of bundling bonus data with the programs.
FTM's hallmark has been the colossal CD-ROM collections that accompany it. But FTM now comes with no data discs; instead, Genealogy.com has matched it with three-month access to its online subscription databases.
Version 9.0 comes in three packages: FTM Plus pairs the core program with Genealogy Library, a collection of digitized local and family histories plus the 1850 census (see the October 2001 Family Tree Magazine for a review), for $49.99. The $69.99 FTM Deluxe adds a World Family Tree subscription, and the $99.99 FTM Premier gives you access to all of Genealogy.com's databases: Genealogy Library, World Family Tree, International & Passenger Records and the 1900 Census. Current users can also buy an upgrade ($19.99 from version 8.0) or purchase the program alone for $29.99.