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Installing Family Tree Maker

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Video: Installing Family Tree Maker

In this course, I'm going to feature Family Tree Maker. This is the granddaddy of all family tree software. We are using Version 2010. If you haven't purchased it yet, one way to do that is to do that online from the Ancestry store. You probably will go first to familytreemaker.com and then go to Store and the first item in the Store will be Family Tree Maker 2010. There are various versions of this, but the version that you probably want to buy is the one that's available here on top, which is $40. They charge different prices if you buy packages for Ancestry.com membership.

Installing Family Tree Maker

In this course, I'm going to feature Family Tree Maker. This is the granddaddy of all family tree software. We are using Version 2010. If you haven't purchased it yet, one way to do that is to do that online from the Ancestry store. You probably will go first to familytreemaker.com and then go to Store and the first item in the Store will be Family Tree Maker 2010. There are various versions of this, but the version that you probably want to buy is the one that's available here on top, which is $40. They charge different prices if you buy packages for Ancestry.com membership.

Now, we are going to install it, and show you how to do that. If you have already installed it, you can just take a pass on this. But let me show you how that works. When you get this in the mail, you just put the CD inside your CD drawer and then Auto Start will kick in, and it will start taking you through the steps for the install. So this window will come up and just double-click on Run setup. Go ahead and click on Next. This is the ubiquitous agreement that we all have to agree to, if we want to actually run the software. So click Yes.

Then typically, you would accept the default file folder location. So I'm just going to click Next here and then it starts installing. Once it's finished its work, you click Finish. When I click Finish, it's going to launch Family Tree Maker in this particular case, but I'm going to uncheck that for now just because I want to just finishing it up without having it actually open up. When it's done, it adds an icon to your desktop, which is how you'll access it later.

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Growing and Sharing Your Family Tree

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Jeff Sengstack
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  1. 5m 52s
    1. Welcome
      1m 6s
    2. Why grow your family tree?
      1m 43s
    3. Workflow for growing and sharing a family tree
      1m 51s
    4. Using the exercise files
      1m 12s
  2. 39m 37s
    1. Installing Family Tree Maker
      1m 29s
    2. Introducing Family Tree Maker
      4m 38s
    3. Standardizing names, dates, and locations
      1m 59s
    4. Getting started with Family Tree Maker
      4m 50s
    5. Including source information
      3m 29s
    6. Adding more names: children, spouses, unrelated individuals, and parents
      6m 0s
    7. Inputting notes, facts, and media
      7m 36s
    8. Fine-tuning information
      5m 45s
    9. Viewing and printing simplified ancestor charts to identify gaps in knowledge
      3m 51s
  3. 16m 44s
    1. Going on a treasure hunt
      1m 20s
    2. Getting photos and documents onto your computer
      12m 12s
    3. Using DNA to trace your roots
      3m 12s
  4. 12m 56s
    1. Finding others who have researched your family tree
      5m 4s
    2. Importing family tree files
      5m 10s
    3. Talking to older relatives
      1m 1s
    4. Visiting ancestral locales
      1m 41s
  5. 24m 10s
    1. Leafing through Family Tree Maker's ancestry hints
      2m 44s
    2. Installing Family Tree Maker's viewer
      1m 34s
    3. Merging ancestry hint document data into your family tree
      12m 23s
    4. Saving documents and linking them to individuals
      7m 29s
  6. 24m 53s
    1. How the internet can help you
      3m 53s
    2. Drawing up an internet research strategy
      5m 28s
    3. Tips, tricks, and techniques for searching Ancestry.com
      7m 43s
    4. Reviewing the major internet genealogy sites
      7m 49s
  7. 48m 18s
    1. Associating place names with people and events
      8m 55s
    2. Adding, viewing, and linking images and media to people
      9m 41s
    3. Customizing and printing charts
      9m 34s
    4. Backing up, restoring, and exporting files
      5m 46s
    5. Setting the home person
      57s
    6. Finding relationships
      1m 19s
    7. Sorting children
      1m 1s
    8. Replacing terms
      1m 11s
    9. Making facts private
      2m 35s
    10. Moving data items
      1m 42s
    11. Reviewing data
      2m 7s
    12. Merging two trees
      3m 30s
  8. 7m 49s
    1. Creating family history audio recordings, videos, slideshows, and DVDs
      3m 43s
    2. Collaborating and sharing online
      4m 6s
  9. 2m 17s
    1. Goodbye
      2m 17s

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