The Family Tree Maker website says:
"After March 29, 2017 Ancestry will shut off the their TreeSync technology and we will together deploy MacKiev's new FamilySync technology over the following two days. FamilySync, which is built into FTM 2017, will allow you to continue syncing with your Ancestry trees, use Ancestry Search and get Ancestry Hints. These functions will no longer work in older FTM editions after March 29th."
The FTM 2017 FAQs are at https://support.mackiev.com/856847-Family-Tree-Maker-2017-FAQ#PRODUCT.
Family Tree Maker 2017 will be released on Friday, 31 March 2017. If you purchased FTM 2014.1 or Mac 3.1 and installed it, then you will receive a notice to download FTM 2017 for free on 31 March 2017.
If you want to order FTM 2017 or Mac 3.1, you should do it by 29 March for $29.95 at the FTM website - www.familytreemaker.com. After 29 March 2017, the price will be $39.95 for the program upgrade and $79.95 for a new FTM user.
The FAQ page says:
" If you have not done so already, sign up for our mailing list at www.familytreemaker.com, and you will receive information on how to pre-order Family Tree Maker 2017. "
"To pre-order FTM 2017, US users can click here, in Canada click here, in Europe click here, and in Australia click here."
It is important that you click on the correct link for your region.
After FTM 2017 or Mac 3.1 is installed on your computer, your current FTM data files and media files should work fine.
The new FamilySync feature, which will sync your FTM tree with your Ancestry Member Tree will work in a way similar to how TreeSync worked with FTM 2014.
The latest Family Tree Maker News for March 2017 is available at https://www.facebook.com/groups/FamilyTreeMakerUsers/permalink/1103059193173902/.
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