When Family Tree Maker 2008 was introduced a few months ago, the readers of this newsletter were rather critical of the all-new release. You can read those comments at http://blog.eogn.com/eastmans_online_genealogy/2007/08/family-tree-mak.html and at http://blog.eogn.com/eastmans_online_genealogy/2007/09/family-tree-mak.html. Today I read a review of the program in PC Magazine and for a while thought that reviewer Lisa Ruefenacht was describing a different product. She obviously loved Family Tree Maker 2008. I felt that she was describing a different program from what everyone else had used.
Ruefenacht started her review by stating that she couldn't get the program installed properly until she contacted Ancestry.com tech support and they had her download a patch. Then everything worked. Well, almost everything. Ruefenacht wrote:
The Places heading syncs with Microsoft Visual Earth to show a satellite map of where your ancestors lived (a current map, of course-sadly, nobody seems to have developed technology for showing satellite maps as they would have looked in the 1800s). Unfortunately, I hit another snag here, receiving a message about a script error.
You can read Lisa Ruefenacht's review at: http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2704,2229420,00.asp.