Ancestry.com announced in December 2015 that it will be “retiring” their lineage software program Family Tree Maker. If you are a user of the product you may be uncertain how that decision does or does not affect you as a user of Family Tree Maker.
Perhaps the Special Interest Group (SIG) of the Computer Assisted Genealogy Group of Northern Illinois (CAGGNI) can be of immense assistance to you. The CAGGNI group has had a Family Tree Maker SIG for quite some time. Perhaps you did not take advantage of this resource in the past. Perhaps now would be the time if you are in a state of confusion on all things related to Family Tree Maker lineage software.
The Family Tree Maker SIG of CAGGNI is having their next meeting on Saturday, July 16, 2016 at our own library, the Schaumburg Township District Library located at 130 S. Roselle Road, Schaumburg,IL. They will be meeting between 12:45 PM to 2:30 PM.
You can see details of this event in the CAGGNI Calendar of Events at:
The CAGGNI group will be having their regularly scheduled program also on this date at the same location. Their regular program will start at 10:30 AM and is titled “Who Got the Family Album?: Digitizing and Sharing Family Artifacts”. The speakers will be Mary Hoyer, Larry Olson and Michelle Wilson, members of the organization.
You can make it a long day if you wanted to attend both the SIG and the regular CAGGNI program.
All guests are welcome to attend either program. You do not have to be a member of CAGGNI in order to attend. I am sure if you attended and were not a member you may very well think of becoming a member of this wonderful genealogical organization.
You can also check out the CAGGNI group website itself at:
Let the Family Tree Maker Special Interest Group of CAGGNI make some sense of the “retirement” of Family Tree Maker for you as a current user of the product. With Ancestry announcing it will no longer sell FTM after Dec. 31, 2015, and end support on Jan. 1, 2017, the group will be exploring what comes next, including the ongoing development of FTM by Software MacKiev and a future connection between RootsMagic software and Ancestry.
Schaumburg Township District Library