Friday, 30 September 2016

Family Tree Maker flash drive offer

Oh this isn't fair. I don't need this, but I want it - confound you Software Mackiev!!!

FTM appears in a flash!

Let's face it – fewer and fewer computers have disc drives these days. So we've created a distinctive alternative to DVD's for you. Our new 4GB FTM flash drive, made of natural wood, comes with a copy of the latest FTM installer on it. For those moving files between computers we've also included 2GB of storage space and our FTM Moving Kit that provides everything you need to open any FTM tree file ever created – all the way back to files from version 1.0 that came on floppy discs in 1989. The flash drive costs £15 plus £4.95 shipping (so £19.95 total). If you already have FTM 2014 or Mac 3 and you'd like an FTM flash drive to call your own, just visit the Replacement Center (see below) to order.

The Replacement Center is open.

We get requests just about every day from FTM users for replacement copies. Sometimes it's because they've had a hard drive crash and need to reinstall. Or they're just moving to a new computer and have lost their installation disc. Whatever the reason, our new Replacement Center is there to help. It's entirely online and open 24/7 so FTM 2014 and Mac 3 users can get a new link emailed to them day or night, 365 days a year. Without having to beg. Or even explain why they want it. And isn't that really how it ought to work anyway?

Getting to the Replacement Center

1. Go to
2. Click "for additional assistance" at the bottom of the page.
3. Click the Replacement Center tile.

(With thanks to Software Mackiev via email)


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  1. Is there a way of using a flash drive to store the family tree maker program and files on so that I may be able to carry the flash drive with me any where and use the flash drive in any computer to work on my family tree. I use an older version of family tree maker and is currently in another state. I want to be able to take the flash drive with me and use it as if it were on a computer hard drive

  2. Best bet is to contact Software Mackiev, and see what they can offer.