People also put trees on Ancestry without using FTM.
Ancestry recently announced that it would retire its Family Tree Maker genealogy software. However, they have pledged to support the program and its functionality (including Tree Sync) through 1 January 2017.
Not surprisingly, this news has been met with strong reactions.
Here are 3 things you need to remember concerning the end of Family Tree Maker.
[Note: I do some contract writing and video production for Ancestry.
However, I am not being compensated for expressing my views on this subject.
These opinions are my own and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of Ancestry.
Also, I don’t have any further information about the future of FTM or anything else Ancestry does.] Thousands of people every day use the databases on Ancestry without using Family Tree Maker.
Their trees on their computer do not automatically sync with a tree they have on Ancestry.com, but they still do research.
(It just won’t sync your online tree or do other things that interface directly with Ancestry.) Lots of Copies Keep Stuff Safe — the LOCKSS Principle — means just what it says.