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Ancestry.com has launched the long-awaited Mac
version of its Family Tree Maker genealogy software.
The press release states Family Tree Maker 2010 for Mac “is constructed from the bottom
up to take full advantage of the Mac platform in terms of technology and user experience,”
but the features listed are very similar to those in the PC version:
Ancestry.com searching: Search subscription genealogy site Ancestry.com from
Family Tree Maker and merge historical records and information you find into Family
Tree Maker. You’ll need an Ancestry.com subscription to view most search results;
the software comes with either a free trial or subscription to Ancestry.com, depending
which you opt to purchase.
Multimedia support: You can add photos, documents, audio, video and other media
files to the people in your tree. Tools let you scan photos and document images right
into your tree.
Family books, charts and reports: A strength of Family Tree Maker is the ability
to publish attractive family tree charts and books.
- Slideshows: Create slideshows from photos in your tree
- Source citation: Standard source templates and other tools to help you cite sources.
Migration information: Timelines and interactive maps help you visualize family
migrations and other events.
If you’re switching from the PC version, you’ll be able to transfer files directly
into Family Tree Maker 2010 for Mac from Family Tree Maker version 4 through Family
Tree Maker 2006. To import files from Family Tree Maker 2008 or a later version, you
can use the Windows-based conversion tool included with Family Tree Maker for Mac.
Look for our review of Family Tree Maker for Mac in an upcoming issue of Family
Pricing starts at $69.99
at FamilyTreeMaker.com. (The PC version starts at $39.95.) You also can pick it
up in retail stores, including Apple Stores, Amazon, Best Buy, Office Depot and Office
System requirements include an Intel-based Mac with OSX 10.5.8 or later, 500MB available
disk space for installation, and internet access (for web integration).
(Just a reminder — Family Tree Magazine is not affiliated with Family Tree
If you’re in the market for Mac genealogy software, check out the product ratings
in the July
2008 Family Tree Magazine, available as a digital download from ShopFamilyTree.com.
Get the lowdown on genealogy software for Macs or PCs in FamilyTreeMagazine.com’s
free Software Guide.