Family Tree Maker Essentials comes from four editions of family tree building software programs that were developed by Ancestry.com. The software boasts a user-friendly interface that’s equipped with several tools that can help users build their very own family tree right at their computers. Family Tree Maker Essentials innovatively saves time, effort, and energy that’s normally attributed to tracking down family connections, digging through public records from all over the country, and connecting all the pieces of a family tree together.
Family Tree Maker Essentials makes it a whole lot easy for you to organize a comprehensive family tree on your own, and it gives you the flexibility to publish your creation into a book, share it online with family and friends through TreeSync™, or simply keep it safe in your computer. The program has a wide variety of tools, ranging from labels and text boxes to media integration tools that can help you create a vibrant and informative family tree that dates back to generations. Memories can be preserved and stand the test of time as photos, records, and documents can be integrated into your family tree. Video clips of family events such as wedding, birthdays, reunions, and other family parties, as well as audio clippings can also be added to your family tree using Family Tree Maker Essentials’ simple tools.
Family Tree Maker Essentials is bundled with a one month membership to Ancestry.com, which entitles users to free access to a large online database consisting of more than 5 billion US records such as immigration documents, marriage and birth records, military records, news archives, census information, and even photos that can help you search for familial connections without having to go out of your home or office. Family Tree Maker Essentials also allows you create slideshows of your family tree, which you can proudly show off to other people. It also makes it easy for you to search for combined families and establish connections with adoptees and step families who have also been a part of your genealogy. Family Tree Maker Essentials allows a quick and easy synchronization between the family trees that you have created with Ancestry.com’s tree – this makes it easy for you, as well as other people, to build their own digital family connections.
Family Tree Maker Essentials is compatible with Windows XP, Windows 7, and Windows 8. Membership to Ancestry.com begins when you register your version of Family Tree Maker Essentials and activate your subscription. The software package can be purchased through a download on their website or by purchasing the CD installation packages.