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. Software MacKiev has purchased the product line from Ancestry.com and will be supporting and developing the product further into the future.
Perhaps the Family Tree Maker 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, April 22, 2017 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:
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. Software MacKiev has purchased Family Tree Maker from Ancestry.com and will be the new developer of the product. Family Tree Maker is still alive and kicking under a new owner and developer.
Schaumburg Township District Library