Family Tree Maker 3

Family Tree Maker 3 (Family Tree Maker for Mac 3 at its launch) is Ancestry.com’s sequel to Family Tree Maker for Mac 2, with a slight name change. Family Tree Maker is a popular cross-platform app (both OS X and Windows) that supports syncing your genealogy data with Ancestry.com and Ancestry.com’s mobile apps. Files created by FTM3 are compatible with Family Tree Maker 2014 (Windows), and in general, it’s closer to the Windows version than previous releases. Among the new features, are a new family view, hint syncing between platforms, export of family tree branches to new FTM files as well as GEDCOM files, and interface improvements. FTM 3 does support OS X 10.10 Yosemite.

A new guide (pictured to the right), Practical Citation, A Guide to Simply and Safely Recording Sources and Citations by Ben Sayer, has been written for Family Tree Maker 3, has been written by Ben Sayer and is available through Amazon’s Kindle eBooks.

Practical Citation - Family Tree Maker 3

Family Tree Maker 3 Mac - Deluxe
Purchase at Amazon.com ($69.99)Note: Family tree Maker 3 “Deluxe” Edition for Mac comes with a 3 month Ancestry.com subscription, which is a very good deal.
Family Tree Maker 3 at Ancestry.com
Purchase at Ancestry.com ($39.99)Note: comes with 14-day Ancestry.com trial.

Developer/Publisher:Ancestry.com
Originally Released:Late 2013
Current Version:Version 22.2.4
Last Updated:February, 2015
Price/Upgrade:$39.99 ($27.99 upgrade, although it's subject to change).
Demo/Trial Versions:None available
Platforms:OS X, Windows, Ancestry.com, iOS, Android
Requirements:OS X 10.7 or later (Mac App Store)
OS X 10.6 or later (Direct from Ancestry.com or Amazon.com)
OS X 10.10 Yosemite Support:Yes
Support Languages:English
GEDCOM Support:Yes
Unicode GEDCOM (Explanation):Yes
LDS Ordinance Support:Yes
Web Page/HTML Creation:Yes (through Ancestry.com)
iPhoto / Photos Support:Yes
New Features:Files can be shared between Windows/PC and Mac versions of FTM
New family view and new/improved charts and reports
New tree branch export
More organization tools
Additional editing options
TreeSync has been improved - better synchronization of genealogy data between platforms (including mobile platforms) and Ancestry.com
Better handling of duplicate facts (merging)
Articles & Reviews:Genealogy Tools (Dec 2013)
Mac|Life review
Other Useful Links:
Series History:Replaces Family Tree Maker for Mac 2 (December 2011)
Current series restarted with Family Tree Maker 2010 for Mac (2010)
Press Release - April 2010
Press Release from 1997 for Family Tree Maker Deluxe Edition II for Macintosh
Family Tree Maker genealogy software on the Mac dates back to the late 1990s, although due to low sales/demand, it was discontinued for over a decade, until 2010. FTM on the PC dates back to 1989.
Release History:Version 22.2.4 - February 2015
Version 22.2.3 - Fall 2014
Version 22.2.2
Version 22.2.1


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