I think many other people interpreted the FAQ the same way, judging by comments on the Ancestry blog and message boards.An email dated 4 March 2016 from Mac Kiev confirmed my belief; it stated, “Users of FTM 2014 and Mac 3: Hang in there! They will be available in about a week or so through the built-in update feature.Less than a year after Software Mac Kiev acquired the Family Tree Maker (FTM) software from and promised to improve both the Mac and Windows versions with bug fixes and performance improvements, they have fulfilled their commitment and officially released final versions of the updates.People who signed up for the FTM newsletter should be receiving an email from Software Mac Kiev president, Jack Minsky, announcing the release (I received mine last night).(Even if you’ve already updated to a previous edition of FTM 2014.1 or Mac 3.1). New in this build is the ability to add password-protection to the tree files you export.
When following the link to receive the update you will be asked to enter information to verify your registration.Family Tree Maker (FTM) has been through more than a few twists and turns over the last year.In Dec 2015, Ancestry announced that it would no longer sell or support its popular genealogy program and many thought FTM was done for.After a last sync (if you sync your tree files), we recommend compacting them (Tools Backup, making sure the Media and Sync boxes are checked). The updater will be looking for an installed edition of FTM 2014 or Mac 3 or later. If you have a linked tree on Ancestry.com, the link will magically move to the new build when you install it — whether you are updating from an Ancestry version or an earlier one of ours. Tree Sync® won’t stop working at the stroke of midnight on New Years Eve.Then put your backups on an external drive or load into cloud storage. If you don’t have a copy installed, then go get one at the Replacement Center (see instructions below). It will copy your preferences too, and will not touch your tree files. ), and you are ready to get your free update, please click here. YES, YOU CAN TAKE IT WITH YOU Here’s the situation. It will still be retired at some point in the not too distant future, but before that happens, new syncing technology will be available to replace it.