Monday, July 10, 2017

Launch Countdown Started for Official Release of Family Tree Maker 2017

Software MacKiev released an update on July 8th indicating that the latest builds of Family Tree Maker 2017 appear to be doing well with a variety of testers including those with large trees. They are "cautiously optimistic" that the company will be sticking to the schedule set three weeks ago.

That means the pre-order sale for upgrading to Family Tree Maker 2017 from any previous version of Family Tree Maker will be ending very soon. The pre-order sale for the upgrade is currently $29.95 for the software download. If you do not own any version of Family Tree Maker the regular price is $79.95 for the software download.

According to Software MacKiev, a final build will go out to beta testers tomorrow, Tuesday, July 11. If all goes well with that, Test Drivers will receive their copies of the "official release" on Saturday, July 15. Those who have pre-orders that are not test driving and the rest of the world will not be far behind according to Software MacKiev. Also, once the "official release" happens the pre-ordered Family Tree Maker 2017 CDs and USB drives will be produced and shipped.

Remember, keep up to date with any developments at the Family Tree Maker Support Center. To see any of our previous posts regarding Family Tree Maker just click on the Family Tree Maker label in the Label column to the left on this blog.

Our MCGG member who is now test driving Family Tree Maker 2017 Test Drive 2.0 reports "overall the program still looks like the familiar 2014 version; still no syncing issues but as before the tree being used is on the smaller side; the issue with web search/merge at Ancestry only using Ancestry Basic Search seems to have been addressed because there is now an not so obvious way to access the whole Ancestry website from within Family Tree Maker meaning there was a clear way to do so in versions 2014 and earlier. Overall experience is good so far."

See You Soon at Mt. Clemens Public Library!

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