Family Tree Maker

This page last updated: March 12, 2007

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Current Version: Family Tree Maker 16

You can download FTM 2005 “Starter Edition” (basically a trial version) here

Publisher’s Description:

For more that 15 years Family Tree Maker has been America’s no. 1 – selling family tree program. Family Tree Maker® 2006, the latest version of the world’s best-selling family tree software, gives you an easy way to build and share your family tree – and preserve your precious family history.

FTM2006 keeps your Genealogy organized with amazing charts, easy to enter names and dates, maps and timelines. See the all-in-one tree. Creates Family books and free family tree websites. Add photos to your custom-made Family tree. Many new features you won’t want to miss.


Philadelphia Inquirer – Oct, 2005 – John J. Fried (FTM 2006)
The Global Gazette – Sep, 2005 – Rick Roberts (FTM 2006) – Kimberly Powell (FTM 11.0) – Dick Eastman (FTM 10.0)

Windows 98/ME/XP (From the publisher’s website)

    • For Windows 98/ME; a 300 MHz Pentium, or compatible, processor and 32 MB of memory (RAM)
    • For Windows XP; a 333 MHz Pentium, or compatible processor, and 128 MB of memory (RAM)
    • Super VGA (800 x 600) video adapter (1024×768 recommended)
    • Hi-Color (16-bit) color quality
    • A CD-ROM drive (for installation only; to use the CD back up features, a CDR/CDRW is required.)
    • 150 MB disk space
    • Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 or later. (A full install package for IE 6 is provided if your system does not already have it.)
    • To take advantage of the online features, a 56 Kbps modem and an Internet connection

Family Tree Maker 2006: Full Version — $29.99
Family Tree Maker 2006: Upgrade Version — $19.99 (From at least FTM 2005, possibly before)
Family Tree Maker 2006 DVD Bundle — $49.95

    Contains the Basic and Advanced DVD videos listed below.

Family Tree Maker 2006 Basic DVD — $14.95

    This new Family Tree Maker video will give you a 30 min guided tour of our Family Tree Maker Software. Our Family Tree Maker expert will walk you through the basic features as you learn useful tips for entering data, creating documents, and searching for family information.

Family Tree Maker 2006 Advanced DVD

    This advanced training video of Family Tree Maker 2005 will guide you through many of the advanced features of our Family Tree Maker 2006 Software. The techniques taught by our Family Tree Maker expert will help you gain greater knowledge of FTM 2006 and the powerful features this product has to offer.

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