Family Tree Maker 2017 Release – Tuesday, April 4, 2017

After a slight delay due to some TreeSync/FamilySync issues, MacKiev has announced that Family Tree Maker 2017 for Mac and Windows will be released on Tuesday, April 4th, 2017.

Official Statement from MacKiev:


Late Friday night, a few worrisome beta test results on the last leg of our testing gave us pause and with a deep breath we stopped the clock to carefully check them out. Some weren’t real, but others were. So we’ve made new builds and it appears the fixes were successful, but we’re going to continue testing to be sure.

And while we could probably ship any time now, we’ve decide to redo the stress tests on Monday, consult with Ancestry engineers, and ship on Tuesday. In the meantime, sync is off but Ancestry’s agreed to leave hints, search, merge and maps running until FTM 2017 is released, so you can continue your research.

That’s the latest status. We will post any further updates here

This was additionally mentioned by MacKiev:

New builds completed Saturday early evening were resent to beta testers with large trees who had reported unexpected syncing results and it appears the fixes were successful. We followed up by sending the new build to the same thousand beta testers who tested on Friday, and we will be actively watching the results.

5 thoughts on “Family Tree Maker 2017 Release – Tuesday, April 4, 2017”

  1. Am I to understand that there is a charge to having this FTM 2017. Will this replace how sync. is presently provided between Family tree maker & Ancestry. Why the charge if it is to be?

  2. There is an upgrade fee – you will need to go through the MacKiev website – for more information.

    AS far as the change in sync, I mentioned it here – it will be changing. From my understanding, has needed a new syncing capability for years, and keep in mind that this will be used by RootsMagic as well (there will be an update later this spring for RM that adds syncing with

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