Wednesday, October 10, 2007

FTM 2008 News

I'm still catching up on my lost long weekend without genealogy.

One of the most significant posts from early this week is by Benjamin Nettesheim on the Ancestry.com blog about Family Tree Maker 2008 issues and plans. This was a follow up to the first post here, which has 49 comments to date.

He discusses the major bug fixes, Timeline, items in the shipping product, items purposely not included of changed significantly in the new release, items fixed in a current patch or the October patch, items being developed, items being considered for the future, items identified as new problems, benefits and improvements in FTM 2008 (relative to FTM 2006?).

There are 25 comments from readers and users of FTM 2008 to this post, many with complaints. This is going to be a long hard slog to get FTM 2008 up to snuff - where it works well and makes the customers happy.

My wish list is fairly short - I posted at length about it here. I'm still looking for the "right" software - and am considering FTM 2008, RootsMagic, Legacy Family Tree and The Master Genealogist.

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