The following is an announcement from TWR Computing. It is a rather blatant advertisement. However, I'll republish it here as it shows what is available for U.K. users. Notice the statement of "No American data CDs!"
PRESS RELEASE from
Suppliers of Software and Computers for Family Historians
Clapstile Farm, Alpheton, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 9BN, United Kingdom
telephone 01284 828271 international +44 1284 828271
Family Tree Maker 2005 Basic
New retail box, containing :
- Family Tree Maker 2005 CD
- 5-6 Ancestry.com UK Parish and Probate Records CDs and UK Census
Index data CDs
- 100 page printed manual localised to British English
- 30 days complete access to the UK and Ireland data on Ancestry.com
- One year access to One Family Tree
- No American data CDs!
All for only £34.95 including VAT and first class post to UK addresses (or including airmail delivery to anywhere in the world). This pack also upgrades FTM version 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11 users
to the new FTM 2005 (Simply install version 2005 and continue from where you left off. The conversion of your existing FTM data to version 2005 format is automatic). Order now for delivery as soon as released in October 2004.
- New Input Interface
Much of the input side of Family Tree Maker 2005 has been updated and reorganised to present an up to date Windows type look and feel, and to simplify the overall use of the program, including entering information, moving around within your family tree, and accessing all of Family Tree Maker's rich features and tools.
- New Family View and Toolbar
The new Family View replaces the old Family Page. See three generations instead of two, and up to eight children at once. The Edit Individual window (formerly the Individual Facts Card) has been enhanced to make it easier to add all the details about an individual in one central place. Another example is the streamlined toolbar with more intuitive buttons. The new design is much easier to use.
- New Pedigree View
The all new Pedigree View is in addition to the Pedigree Tree, and allows you to quickly and easily navigate your family tree. You can view up to seven generations or as few as three. When navigating to other generations in your tree, animation helps you to see how the tree is changing so you don't lose your way. A side panel makes it easy to view anyone's pedigree through the click of a button, while also providing details on a selected individual. In addition to giving you a great visual overview of your family and making it easy to move around, the Pedigree View allows you to quickly analyse your tree and identify areas in need of research. The Pedigree View is extremely powerful and has lots of features that you will love.
- Web Search
Family Tree Maker 2005's new web search feature will automatically search Ancestry.com for more information on the people in your tree, and will rank the results to easily identify the ones that are most likely to be your ancestors. The Family Tree Maker Web Search Report makes it easy to compare the information found online with the people in your tree, so you can quickly determine which information is relevant to you. You can then mark the ones of interest to you and hide the ones that are irrelevant. Once you've identified the information you'd like to keep, you can easlily add that data right into your own tree using Family Tree Maker's Web Merge feature.
- Web Search Report
With Family Tree Maker's new automatic Web Search running in the background, you can instantly view and analyse search results through the Web Search Report. You can easily compare the information found online with the information you already have - side by side! Filter the results to show only the ones you're interested in - by their ranking, by the type of data (e.g., census record, birth record, etc.) or by a status set by you. You can mark a result as something to follow-up on, something to ignore or something you've seen and haven't decided upon yet. Family Tree Maker provides you with the tools to quickly and easily analyze a lot of information to make building your tree really easy!
- New Web Merge Process
Merging and appending data from the web has never been easier. Now Family Tree Maker takes the guesswork out of merging. An easy to use wizard guides you through the incorporation of each new record that you find. You can either accept Family Tree Maker's recommendations and add the data in one step, or you can use the wizard to choose which information to add, and whether to make the data 'preferred' or
'alternate' information. None of your existing information will be overwritten.
- Bookmarks and History
Now you can quickly jump to the people in your tree that you view most frequently by creating bookmarks or viewing your editing history. Bookmarks are set by you to identify the individuals you access
frequently. The History feature automatically tracks the last 30 individuals you edited enabling you to jump to recently changed people. You can use bookmarks and history in both the Family View and the Pedigree View.
- Helpful Adjustments
A number of smaller adjustments have been made to Family Tree Maker 2005 to improve your experience with the program. These include an automatic notification when program updates are available, a default
date display that follows the standard genealogical (UK) format of dd mmm yyyy, a more intuitave toolbar, improvements to the GEDCOM importing process, a menu item for compacting the database, and improvements to the process of uploading information to a user home page.
Full details may be found on our website/online shop