09 December 2015

Ancestry.com to cease sales of Family Tree Maker

Ancestry.com announced yesterday afternoon, through Kendall Hulet's Ancestry.com blog, that the company would no longer sell Family Tree Maker. This decision is effective 31 December 2015. Current customers will continue to support FTM users through 2016.

This announcement has caused quite a stir among Ancestry.com subscribers and FTM users. One selling point - used quite recently by Ancestry.com in fact - is the ability to sync trees between the two programs.

One user on Twitter has even begun a petition to save FTM. The user - @AncestryClassic - has been tweeting for awhile now about saving the classic look of Ancestry.com. The new petition, that is the one for FTM, can be found at http://www.thepetitionsite.com/520/758/907/save-family-tree-maker/.

It will be interesting to see how this all plays out.

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© Jeanne Ruczhak-Eckman, 2015
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