The Villages Genealogical Society

Family Tree Maker Users SIG

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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.  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.  
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 version, 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).
We support Windows 7 and Windows 10, and macOS 10 (Sierra) and macOS 11 (High Sierra). WiFi is available but limited. 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.
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Submit A Family Tree Maker Question
What's Not Synced with FamilySync
Best Practices for Syncing FTM with
How I Source a Find a Grave Memorial
FTM on Facebook
Meeting Presentations
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Creating & Printing Large Charts
Backup vs. Export 
"Data Entry Standards" PDF
"Exploring the People Tab"  PDF
"Using Images in FTM 2017" PDF
"Filters - Why and How to Use Them": PDF
"Combining Trees":  PDF