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Family Tree Maker message boards are an excellent way to share your success stories, find experts to answer your questions, and exchange tips and tricks with users just like you. If you’ve never visited the message boards, take a few minutes to check them out today; you might be surprised at what you find.
Search the Boards
You can browse the message boards looking for topics you’re interested in or use the search functionality to narrow results to your questions and concerns. The Search box at the top of the board lets you enter keywords and phrases. Make sure you select the “Family Tree Maker software” option so that your search doesn’t include all the message boards on Ancestry.com.
Post Your Own Message
To post a new message, click the “Begin New Thread” link at the top of a message board.
The most important element of your message may be the subject line. The subject line catches people’s attention and determines whether they will read the rest of your message. Make your subject line complete and concise, and avoid using vague terms such as “reports” or “Family Tree Maker.” Try subject lines like “Using reference numbers” or “Changing fonts in reports.”
Respond to Other Messages
If you want to respond to a specific message you find on the message boards, click the “Reply” link located at the bottom of the message.
If you reply to a post, it will be “threaded” with the message to which you are replying. Threading means that responses are grouped with the original message rather than standing alone as an original
post. Posting a response (reply) to an original message also means that if the previous posters in the thread have elected to receive email notification of responses, they will be notified of your new message.