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From: "Bernadette Meunier" <>
Subject: [Q-R] Fwd: Off-Topic - Familytree 2008 Question
Date: Fri, 31 Aug 2007 15:59:42 -0400
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From: Bernadette Meunier <>
Date: Aug 31, 2007 3:18 PM
Subject: Re: [Q-R] Off-Topic - Familytree 2008 Question
To: Sylvie Brucher <>
....I am a long time user and lover of PAF. Has a short learning
curve and I too agree that all the needed functions are there without
any unnecessary and superfluous functions. I assist other folks with
their genealogy efforts so I have many different genealogy programs
loaded on my computers. I recently purchased the new Family Tree
Maker and I must tell you that I am very disappointed with it. Loaded
with functions that are really not enhancements over the previous
versions and not at all useful. In fact, some of the functions
included in previous versions have been eliminated altogether.
Additionally, screens and user interface, very confusing. As for
generating reports, it would appear that you must first upload your
data at ancestry.com and publish books/reports from their web site.
And, this is available only if you subscribe, of course, for a fee.
In other words, give them your data, gratis, which they will then
charge you and others for access to it. I did not spend too much time
investigating it further, so if I am wrong about the above observation
and someone out there can enlighten us all, please do so. It would be
very much appreciated
BDM - Concord, NH
On 8/31/07, Sylvie Brucher <> wrote:
> Oh- I may behind with some technology, but I've been using PAF from the
> very get go. Still very happy with it (it was free), and does what I
> need. I am not sure what more I could ask for... I really like the merge
> function, BTW...
> If you are knowledgeable about PAF, please feel free to enlight me if I
> have missed something...
> >In a message dated 8/30/2007 9:52:24 AM Pacific Daylight Time,
> > writes:
> >Would anyone know how to create an "Genealogy Report" in the new Familytree
> >Hélas--I dunno the answer, because I was wondering the same thing.
> >I ordered and received FTM 2008 and the Official Guide book. In reading
> >thru the Guide, I found that I was not very thrilled with the new FTM formats
> >and screens. I too did not find Genealogy Report in the index. Nor anything
> >about exporting/importing GEDCOMS. Nor much about various kinds of trees.
> >In fact, I am very reluctant to install FTM 2008, because I am not sure I
> >will like what I end up with. Right now I regret it as a bad investment. Zut
> > --bob in monterey
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Bernadette D. Meunier
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