New Poll On Right Sidebar Of The Blog; Simple Question Being Posed; “Are You Currently Using Family Tree Maker Lineage Software For Which Ancestry.Com Indicated It Is Retiring The Software?”; “Yes” Or “No”?

Hi Everyone!

Well, here goes another Poll that is now on the right sidebar of the blog right at the top of the blog homepage.

I am just asking for a simple response to a very basic question.

“Are You Currently Using Family Tree Maker Lineage Software For Which Ancestry.Com Indicated It Is Retiring The Software?”  Yes or No

On December 8, 2015 Ancestry.com announced that it will be retiring Family Tree Maker lineage software?  What does that mean.  It means it will no longer be developing the software and will only continue to support it via customer support until December 31, 2016.  After that, you will no longer be able to call in for assistance to help you through problems you might encounter with your working software.

Your existing software will still continue to function but there will be no new or upgraded versions of the software coming for you to purchase.  So over time your product though continuing to work will no longer have the capability to be upgraded to newer features that other software developers may be installing in their lineage software product.

Such an exit from a business can and does put those that are using their service into a tizzy!  Your Family Tree Maker will continue to work but do you want to stay with it until it absolutely no longer functions within future operating system upgrades?  Maybe it is better to start looking into other lineage software to purchase and then transfer your Family Tree Maker data into it via a GEDCOM transfer.

With this new poll I just want to know if you are a Family Tree Maker user that is impacted by Ancestry.com’s decision to exit Family Tree Maker as a product it has developed, sold and supported.

So ……………………. “Are You Currently Using Family Tree Maker Lineage Software For Which Ancestry.Com Indicated It Is Retiring The Software?”

Simple, direct and to the point!

Take a look at the new Poll.  Consider providing a reply.

Let’s see how active this poll can be.

The more the merrier!

Tony Kierna
Genealogy Coordinator
Schaumburg Township District Library

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3 responses to “New Poll On Right Sidebar Of The Blog; Simple Question Being Posed; “Are You Currently Using Family Tree Maker Lineage Software For Which Ancestry.Com Indicated It Is Retiring The Software?”; “Yes” Or “No”?

  1. No

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    • I see you tried to leave a “no” to the poll via the comment process for the blog post itself. The way you actually do it is to go within the poll box itself on the home page on the right sidebar, select the “no” button and then press “vote”. All voting takes place within the poll function and not via comments. Give that a try. I think you will see how easy it is or perhaps you may have already done that. Thanks.

      Tony Kierna

  2. Maybe Carol was using WordPress’ Reader. I follow your blog, and read it through their reader when they let me know of new posts. Your right sidebar doesn’t show up in their reader.

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