Family Tree Maker for Mac 2 21.2.5

Family Tree Maker for Mac 2 version 2 21.2.5 was recently made available, and it may have solved a very annoying bug.

A version of FTMM2 that was released earlier this year (going back to February or before) was causing some people to have issues with the media count/column in certain areass. Some of these counts were extremely high or were showing “0” even when media was attached, according to some genealogists on the forums, and based on what I saw with a test I ran.

Good news though! According to a few posts I’ve seen around the internet, this issue may finally have been released with Family Tree Maker for Mac 2 21.2.5, the latest update. It’s not specifically mentioned in the release notes below:

    Family Tree Maker Mac 2 version 21.2.5 Updates

  • Improvements to TreeSync performance and stability.
  • Numerous other bug fixes and general improvements.
  • Improved Mountain Lion compatibility.

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ohmiGeneLITE 5.31.1

ohmiGeneLITE 5.31.1 was released last week.

This is a bug fix update for the cross platform genealogy app – it corrects 5-6 problems some people were having.

Keep in mind that while ohmiGeneLITE is the free version of ohmiGene, it is limited to 509 people and PDFs are watermarked.

It requires an Intel Mac running OS X 10.4.7 or later.

You can download the update from the ohmiGene website, as well as look at the commercial version ($40) – ohmiGene Plus.

If you have ohmiGene Plus, you may want to take a look at the ohmiGene iPad application at the iTunes App Store, which allows you to easily carry your ohmiGene genealogy information with you.

iFamily for Leopard V2.753

iFamily for Leopard has received a minor update, unlike last week’s iFamily for Leopard 2.752 update.

Version 2.753 is mainly for OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion users

iFamily for Leopard V2.753 Changes
Context Diagram
Tweaked the text display to account for a bug on Mountain Lion.

Application Signing
Signed the application with an Apple Certificate. (But not the installer). You may still be required to change the settings on Mountain Lion to allow installation from “Mac Store + Registered Developers”

Current iFamily users, you can automatically update through the iFamily for Leopard menu. It can also be downloaded from the iFamily for Leopard website if you would prefer to update it manually or try it out (if you aren’t currently using it).

iFamily for Leopard V2.752

iFamily for Leopard has received a major update, bringing it up to version 2.752, and more importantly, adding support for OS X Mountain Lion. iFamily for Leopard is a Mac genealogy application available for Mac OS X 10.4, 10.5, 10.6, 10.7, and 10.8, one of the very few in the genealogy software field that supports that many OS X versions.

iFamily for Leopard V2.752 Changes
Mountain Lion Compatibility.
– Added OSX 10.8 to the list of allowed Operating Systems.
– Replaced the unknown OSX version crash with a dialog suggesting to update.
– Developer certificate has not yet been added. A control click on the installer and selecting “open” will circumvent Gatekeeper.

Added OSX Version to the registration details. iFamily now runs under OSX10.4 to 10.8, (Tiger to Mountain Lion) but it is becoming increasingly difficult to support Tiger Users without restricting later OSX’s so we need to gather some stats on which OSX you’re all using.
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OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion Available in App Store Now

It’s $19.99 at Apple’s Mac App Store and it weighs in at 4.08 GB.

Update: Fall, 2017 – macOS High Sierra – Apple is now the current system, however if you have purchased Mountain Lion through the App Store, you should still be able to download it (through your Purchases tab).

It requires at least Mac OS X 10.6.8 or later and one of these Macs:

  • iMac (Mid 2007 or newer)
  • MacBook (Late 2008 Aluminum, or Early 2009 or newer)
  • MacBook Pro (Mid/Late 2007 or newer)
  • MacBook Air (Late 2008 or newer)
  • Mac mini (Early 2009 or newer)
  • Mac Pro (Early 2008 or newer)
  • Xserve (Early 2009)

There maybe a retail version you can pick up in an Apple Store or have it shipped to you, but for now this is it, just like with OS X 10.7 last year.

Family Tree Maker for Mac 2

Last week, Family Tree Maker for Mac 2 has been updated to version Welcome news for those who were having issues connecting to through Family Tree Maker for Mac 2.

I may have missed an update or two, as my last update showed 21.2.1.

Family Tree Maker for Mac 2 Release Notes:
This update fixes internet connection issues that prevented integration features such as Web Dashboard, Web Search, and TreeSync from working correctly.

Additional details were posted on the blog:

We are pleased to announce that the Internet connection issues people have been experiencing with Family Tree Maker for Mac have been resolved. To get the update, close out of Family Tree Maker; then reopen the application. You’ll be notified that an update is available. Click Install Update. When the installation is complete, you may need to log in to your Ancestry account again. You can do this in the Web Dashboard on the Plan workspace. If your connection still doesn’t seem to be working, make sure the software is set to go online. You can do this by selecting Go Online from the File menu.

If you aren’t prompted to install an update, please go to the Family Tree Maker menu and select Check for Updates.

We thank you for your patience during this situation.

The Family Tree Maker Team

It was a pretty big deal for a lot of people. Ben Sayer at Genealogy Tools said the issues have been present since last weekend. Before I updated, I was getting the message that I was offline.

You can click on the Family Tree Maker 2 menu and then “Check for Updates” if you have it installed. It can also be purchased/downloaded through