The Villages Genealogical Society

Family Tree Maker Users SIG

John's Image
John DeAngelo
FTM Coordinator
VGS Webmaster
Hello, my name is John DeAngelo and I'm the Coordinator for The Family Tree Maker Special Interest Group until the end of 2020.  The Society is currently looking for a new coordinator for this group. This group meets the third Tuesday of each month from 1:00p.m. to 2:50p.m. in the Liberty & Old Glory Rooms at the Mulberry Grove Regional Recreation Center, 8445 SE 165th Mulberry Lane.  If you have a question about this SIG, send me an email with your question and I will respond as quickly as I can.  If you have an "How to Use" the software question, click HERE...
The focus of the group is to help members take advantage of the many features and options of the software.  Your questions help drive the meetings.  Since the older versions of the software no longer synchronize with, we only concentrate on the latest FTM2017 or 2019 versions, for both macOS and Windows.  We will try to help with technical issues, such as upgrading the software and conversion from Windows to Mac (or vice versa).  Tables are setup for those who brings their laptops. 

You must be a member of The Villages Genealogical Society to participate in our meetings.  Members should be prepared to share their experiences using technology and to provide the group with any tips that members may find useful for their own research.
FTM Logo
Facebook Logo
Not Affiliated with The VGS
Helpful Information on the Web
Links Guide for this SIG Submit A Family Tree Maker Question
Family Book Creator 2019 Guide Charting Companion 7 Guide
Meeting & Software Education Comparison Chart
Best Practices for Syncing to Software MacKiev Website
Family Tree Maker Tutorials Live Chat Service
How to Compact and Back Up a Linked Tree FTM 2019 New Feature Help Files
What's Not Synced with Family Sync? Data Entry Standards
FTM 2019 Replacement Creating  a Tree Vault Account
Creating a Tree Vault Antenna Tree Moving Your Tree Between Two Computers
Using the Emergency Tree Restore Service Creating a Next of Kin Certificate
Free Newspaper Links
For the May, June and July FTM Presentations log into
"Members Only" > "Webinar & Meetings"
Note: Most of the links above are not under the control of the VGS
A new window or tab will open for each link

Please report broken links to the webmaster.