How do I use TreeSync?
See Tree Sync frequently asked questions here
Do I need a subscription to Ancestry.com to use Family Tree Maker?
No. However, you will not be able to use the Web Search feature to merge Ancestry records into your tree without a trial or subscription.
I want to put my tree on Ancestry but I don’t want to upload my entire tree. Can I upload only part of it?
Yes. You can choose which individuals are included in the tree you upload to Ancestry. You can also choose to include or exclude private facts and notes.
Can I keep my tree private when I upload it to Ancestry?
Yes. When you upload your tree, you have the choice of creating a public tree or a private tree. If you choose to keep your tree private, Ancestry members can still see names, birth dates, and birthplaces from your tree in search results. However, if they want to see the full tree or any attached photos and records, they will have to use the Ancestry Connection Service to contact you. You can choose to give them access to your tree or not.
When I download my tree from Ancestry does it include my photos and documents?
Your tree will include the facts, sources, and images you have manually attached to individuals.
Should I do my research on Ancestry.com or in Family Tree Maker?
It’s up to you. The Web Search in Family Tree Maker accesses the exact same records and databases as you would if you were searching Ancestry.com online. However, if you search within Family Tree Maker, you have the option to directly download and merge the records you find into your tree.
I can ignore a hint on Ancestry; can I ignore hints in Family Tree Maker?
Yes. If you find a hint that isn’t relevant to anyone in your tree, you can chose to ignore the hint so it won’t appear in your hints list again.