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Discover Your Family Story With Family Tree Maker!

FTM 2019 for Mac and Windows

For thirty years Family Tree Maker® has been the world's favorite genealogy software making it easier than ever to discover your family story, preserve your legacy and share your unique heritage. If you're new to family history, you'll appreciate how this intuitive program lets you easily grow your family tree with simple navigation, tree-building tools, and integrated Web searching. If you're already an expert, you can dive into the more advanced features, options for managing data, and a wide variety of charts and reports. The end result is a family history that you and your family will treasure for years to come!

Key product features

  • Quickly and easily build your family tree
  • Single click synchronization with Ancestry.com®
  • Hints from Ancestry and FamilySearch
  • View family history timelines and interactive maps

What’s New in FTM 2019? Plenty!

It's been thirty years since Family Tree Maker was born and it's only fitting that we introduced a new edition that takes this grand old brand to places its original creators could only have dreamed of. Where every change you make to your tree on your Mac or PC can be instantly and automatically viewed from any smartphone or tablet. Where you can turn back time to erase mistakes you made even a thousand changes ago. Where you can arrange for your tree to be passed on to a relative of your choice along with your Family Tree Maker license to ensure your legacy lives on. That's just a small part of the new world of Family Tree Maker.

Hints in the Index

Lots of news here starting with the ability to download an entire branch from a FamilySearch tree into FTM 2019. But the really big news is that upgrading to FTM 2019 gets users hints linked to more than SIX BILLION online FamilySearch historical records. A unique new source of records for Family Tree Maker users — for free. Sweet.

Profile Picture Perfection

Clean up the look of your tree with our new profile picture-cropping tool. Smart technology detects the person's face and zooms in just the right amount, then crops a perfect square so that it fits perfectly on each leaf of your tree. And best of all, the original photo is not touched.

Turn Back Time®

This one might just be worth the whole upgrade. FTM 2019 keeps track of every one of your last THOUSAND changes. Made a mistake three days ago but your last full backup is three weeks old? Simply roll back to just before the mistake was made with a single click. Then use the comprehensive Changes Log to restore the moves you meant to make. Problem solved.

TreeVault® Cloud Services

TreeVault Cloud Service
With TreeVault, Family Tree Maker is no longer an isolated desktop application, but rather the hub of a growing ecosystem of mobile apps and cloud services. View changes in your FTM tree in realtime on your smartphone or tablet. Know what the weather was like the day your grandfather was born. Sleep better knowing that an up to date copy of your tree is securely tucked away in the cloud, that someday will be passed on to the next generation for you. New services will be added over time.

AlbumWALK® Media Player

AlbumWALK Media Player
AlbumWALK is going to change the way your family preserves the memories contained in old photo albums. Interactive talking photos with embedded SoundSpot recordings for every person in the picture can be played back as a mini-documentary in Family Tree Maker's media center. Learn more...

Family Tree Maker TOP FEATURES

Rich Color Coding

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One of the most frequent requests from genealogists using FTM 2017's color coding, was for "rich" color coding - not just coding the home person's ancestors but each ancestor's descendants as well. With FTM 2019, rich color coding is just one click away.

Charts & Reports

View and share your discoveries with a variety of colorful family tree charts, such as pedigree, descendant, bowtie and fan charts, and create reports that provide a snapshot of your family tree and help you plan what to research next. More options and views let you display an individual's ancestors, spouses, and children together. Also, the Index of Individuals Report has been expanded with options for anniversary, birthday, contact lists, and more.

charts and reports

View charts and reports and share with friends and family.

Put your ancestors on the map

Access interactive street and satellite maps to view important locations in your ancestors' lives and track your family’s migration paths.


Trace your ancestors’ footsteps.

Photo Darkroom®

Elegantly simple editing tools.

Powerful but easy-to-use tools that in just a few clicks can take an old photo faded beyond recognition and restore it to look like the day it was printed.

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Organize media with ease

Illustrate your family story with photos, historical records, and audio and video files. The easy-to-use tools in Family Tree Maker help you manage media faster than ever before, as well as add photos directly from iPhoto®, scan images directly into your tree, and even create slideshows.

Store photos

Store photos and more right inside Family Tree Maker.

Companion Guide

This guide offers you a step-by-step tour of the program and all that you can accomplish with it. You can use the free digital PDF guide that comes with the product or order a 325-page full-color printed guide from our Gift Collection.


Family Tree Maker includes:

  • Everything you need to begin your journey through your family’s history
  • A variety of charts and dozens of reports
  • Themed backgrounds, borders, and embellishments collection for printing
  • Locations database with more than 3 million place names for consistent data entry
  • Access to online street and satellite maps
  • Digital version of the Companion Guide
  • Convenient onscreen Help system

Family Tree Maker Community

The Family Tree Maker Community is a collection of helpful people and resources including:
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FTM Community

Minimum System Requirements


OS X 10.10 or later, including macOS Sonoma 14.0, 900 MB hard disk space, 2 GB of RAM (4 GB recommended), 1280 x 800 screen resolution.


Windows 7 or later, including Windows 11, 900 MB hard disk space, 2 GB of RAM (4 GB recommended), 1024 x 768 screen resolution.

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This FAQ provides answers to common questions about Family Tree Maker.