(The beta version stops working Aug. 24, so export your GEDCOMs now, folks.)
The new version got an extreme overhaul from the previous one, with a pretty look and new features including:
- An interface that combines elements of a pedigree chart and a family group sheet (here’s the family view)
- The ability to merge data from anywhere on the Web into your tree
- Standardized criteria for rating genealogical sources
- A place-name dictionary with more than 3 million locations
- Lists that show people and events associated with a particular place
- Timelines for your ancestors’ lives
- Data imports from other programs, including Personal Ancestral File, The Master Genealogist and Legacy Family Tree
Family Tree Maker 2008 costs $39.95, or $54.95 with The Official Guide to Family Tree Maker 2008. As far as I could tell, an upgrade from Family Tree Maker 16 isn’t available, but we’re checking on this.
Note Family Tree Magazine is not affiliated with Family Tree Maker software.