Thursday, July 10, 2008

Can Your Genealogy Software Do This? - Series 3: FamilyTreeMaker 2008

I posted my latest genealogy software question on 6 July - Can your genealogy software provide a list or report with the ages at death of selected people in your database? Preferably the ancestors of a person, in descending order from most years to fewest years. Or just the top 20 persons, say.

What about FamilyTreeMaker 2008? I just received it and haven't loaded it yet. FramilyTreeMaker 16 and earlier versions will do this task - see my post here.

I heard from Drew Smith in Comments to the initial post said: ""So far as I can tell, 'Age at death' is not on the list of facts that can be included in a report." Tamura Jones agreed with Drew.

Will this capability be added to FTM 2008 in a future service pack?

1 comment:

pastprologue said...

Hmmm...I haven't updated my genealogy software in a L-O-N-G time, but Family Tree Maker 8.0 back in 2000 (which I still use) does allow you to make a custom report that shows the age at death and many other things. I wonder why they would have taken the feature out in an "updated" version of the software?