No.1 Family Tree Software!
is Fast & Easy
Family Tree Maker's Getting Started tutorial guides you step-by-step
through entering data, searching for your ancestors, preserving
important family information and stories, and creating unique
family trees and books to display your legacy.
Family Tree Maker's new Pedigree View allows you to quickly
and easily navigate your family tree. You can view up to seven
generations or as few as three. When navigating to other generations
in your tree, animation will help you see how the tree is
changing, so you won't get lost.
Family Tree Maker's Family View makes it easy to enter and
view information about a single family unit. You can easily
add more details and notes about an individual or a marriage,
photographs or other images, additional spouses or other family
members, and sources of your information.
Store a virtually unlimited number of facts for every individual
in your Family File. We've already created fact categories
(like births, deaths, marriages, emigration, etc.) so it's
simple to use.
Every person in your Family File can have his or her own digital
Scrapbook. Store and display almost any type of information
— including sound, video, and text files — along
with a wide variety of graphic formats.
View Two Family
View, compare, and edit Family Files side-by-side. You can
check for similarities and differences between your files
and ones you receive from family members or other genealogists,
before or after merging.
Searching to Find Leads on Your Ancestors
Family Tree Maker's web search feature will automatically
search Ancestry.com for more information on the people in
your tree, and will rank the results to easily identify the
ones that are most likely to be your ancestors. The FTM Web
Search Report makes it easy to compare the information found
online with the people in your tree, so you can quickly determine
which information is relevant to you.
Merging and appending data from the web has never been easier.
Now Family Tree Maker takes the guesswork out of merging.
An easy to use wizard guides you through the incorporation
of each new record you find. You can either accept Family
Tree Maker's recommendations and add the new data in one step,
or you can use the wizard to choose which information to add
and whether to make the data ‘preferred' or ‘alternate'
information. None of your existing information will be overwritten.
One of the most difficult tasks of family historians is finding
the time to research and learn more about their family trees.
Family Tree Maker 2005 can save you valuable time and makes
searching for and finding ancestors easier than ever. Once
you begin entering family names and building your tree, and
as long as you're connected to the Internet, Family Tree Maker
is working for you.
Customized for Your Research
Let Family Tree Maker's Search Tips help you find
your next research success. From vital records, to national
and international archives, online resources, and more —
the ideas keep coming.
Your Charts and Reports
Showcase your family history with your own personal, stylish
touches. Choose from a variety of professionally designed
templates, add memorable photos, and embellish your printouts
with your favorite colors, fonts, and box and border styles.
Even create multimedia trees complete with audio and video
Display your family history with Family Tree Maker's wide
array of attractive trees, reports, maps, and more —
from one-of-a-kind personal keepsakes to beautiful heirloom-quality
The All-in-One tree allows you to display every member of
your Family File in one continuous tree. Create one for your
next reunion — your family and friends will be delighted.
Maps and Timelines
Trace your family's journey through time and across continents.
Maps display the various location in which your ancestors
lived, while Timelines display your ancestors against the
historic milestones that helped shape their lives —
Family Tree Maker lets you combine your favorite printouts
into a book, then automatically generates a Table of Contents,
Index, and more. Print a keepsake copy for a loved one or
publish it on your own personal Home Page to share with everyone.
Take advantage of professional artwork to help you create
beautiful family trees for gifts or display.
History with Friends & Family
Using Family Tree Maker's export features, you can easily
share your family trees, books, and reports electronically
with relatives that do not own Family Tree Maker. Family Tree
Maker allows you to output your information to PDF, GEDCOM,
spreadsheet, and text file formats.
tree on the Internet
Share your findings on a FREE User Home Page on Genealogy.com.
A home page wizard makes the process a snap – just choose
which individuals you want to include and the page will be
created in minutes.
- Date calculator
rapidly calculates ancestor's birth dates, ages of relatives
at special events, and the day of the week that these events
- Improved Family
File Statistics box gives you interesting facts about the
family tree you are working with, including the total number
of individuals, number of marriages, average lifespan, earliest
birth date, and number of text records.
- Relationship calculator
- Research journal
- "To Do"
Critical Acclaim and User Endorsements
for Family Tree Maker 2005
Magazine Editors' Choice Award.
easy to use and loaded with features
- Search results are rated
- The "All
Star Software" award from the highly respected
Children's Software Revue.
- The Computer
Times Editors' Choice Award.
- Named as a finalist
for the Best Personal Productivity/Creativity Product
2003 Codie Awards.
for Previous Versions
- Finalist, Best Personal Productivity/Creativity
Product 2001 Codie Awards
"For...users looking for guidance on today's most innovative
and effective software and digital content products and
services, they need look no further than the finalists for
the 2001 Codie Awards..." Read
- CNET Editors' Choice, October
"...Family Tree Maker is the must-have genealogy research
assistant...the best genealogy program on the market...FTM
is perfect for beginners..."
- Dick Eastman Author of Eastman's
Online Genealogy Newsletter
"Family Tree Maker has been America's #1-selling family
tree program for a number of years. I suspect that Version
10 will continue to earn that popularity. It is easy to
use, produces gorgeous charts, and is tightly integrated
with the Web. I suspect that Version 10 will appear under
a lot of Christmas trees this year."
- Karen Clifford - Certified Genealogist
"An excellent tool... Family Tree Maker has something for
• CPU 166 MHz Pentium
(300 MHz recommended).
• Operating System Microsoft Windows
98/ME/XP Home Edition.
• RAM 32MB (64 MB recommended).
• Free Disk Space
150 MB free hard disk space before installation.
• CD-ROM Drive 2X
CD-ROM drive or faster.
• CD-RW Drive Required for Backup
to CD feature. Must be 4X write speed or faster.
• Monitor 640x480
display, 256 colors (or higher)
• Mouse Microsoft
• Internet Access Required to
access online data and features — minimum 28.8 Kbps connection
speed.User is responsible for all Internet access fees and
• Video capture
board and sound board for video or audio clips.
• Scanner for digitizing
• Digital camera.
• Works with most
popular printers (monochrome and color) supported by Windows.