The following announcement was written by Ancestry.com:
PROVO, UT - Ancestry.com, the world's largest online family history resource, today released Family Tree Maker version 2014®, an improved and expanded version of the world's #1-selling family history software. With a host of updates and new functionality, Family Tree Maker version 2014 enables family history enthusiasts to build and organize their family tree with greater ease.
A favorite tool of family historians for more than 20 years, Family Tree Maker includes a multitude of features added over the years as well as a host of new updates from enhanced editing to multiple reporting options. Additionally, version 2014 includes TreeSync and new Family View -- two features that will help users take their family tree organization to the next level.
"We are always looking for ways to make family history exploration easier for the beginner and more functional and shareable for experts," said Eric Shoup, Senior Vice President of Product for Ancestry.com. "The feedback we have received from users after releasing previous versions has been important in guiding our development of the new version, and makes sure we evolve the product so that it continues to be the most versatile and user-friendly family history software on the market."
Enabling more options for organization, Family View gives users the ability to control how they see their family tree and add information all while viewing extended family relationships. TreeSync gives users the ability to easily synchronize their tree with any online Ancestry.com tree, as well as keep their tree up-to-date from anywhere by allowing access from any computer, iPhone or iPad.
Family Tree Maker version 2014 also comes with a free U.S. membership to Ancestry.com, which gives access to more than 9 billion historical records, 175 million historical photos and user-submitted stories and 50 million family trees. Ancestry.com seamlessly connects Family Tree Maker users to the largest family history community in the world, and helps find others who are researching the same ancestors so you can compare notes and progress your research together.
Other new features in Family Tree Maker version 2014 include:
- New tools that allow users to sort children listed in a tree automatically by birth order and view people by location -- grouping them by country, state, county and city.
- Enhanced viewing options, which allows users to display an individual's ancestors, spouses and children together. Also, the Index of Individuals Report has been expanded with options to add anniversaries, birthdays, contact lists and more.
- A new export function makes it simple to export a single branch of one's family tree to a GEDCOM or Family Tree Maker file.
- New editing options that will save time when source citations, media items and notes are copied and pasted.
- New 64-bit support.
- Improved TreeSync helps you sync even more of your family tree information.
Pricing and availability
Family Tree Maker version 2014 for Windows starts at $39.99 and is available now for purchase online at Ancestry.com, as well as in retail stores nationwide later this fall.
Ancestry.com is the world's largest online family history resource with approximately 2.7 million paying subscribers across all its websites. More than 11 billion records have been added to the Ancestry.com sites and users have created more than 50 million family trees containing more than 5 billion profiles. In addition to its flagship site www.ancestry.com, the company operates several Ancestry international websites along with a suite of online family history brands including Archives.com, Fold3.com and Newspapers.com, all designed to empower people to discover, preserve and share their family history.
This press release contains forward-looking statements. These statements relate to future events and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors that may cause the Company's actual results, levels of activity, performance, or achievements to be materially different from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are based on information available to the Company as of the date of this press release. Forward-looking statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated by these forward-looking statements. Such risks and uncertainties include our ability to retain existing and attract new subscribers by regularly introducing new or improved services, as well as our ability to acquire and digitize new historical content, to provide desired content and product features to new and current subscribers and to otherwise satisfy customer expectations, now and in the future. Information concerning additional factors that could cause events or results to differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements is contained under the caption "Risk Factors" in our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarterly period ended June 30, 2013, and in discussions in other of our Securities and Exchange Commission filings. These forward-looking statements should not be relied upon as representing our views as of any subsequent date and we assume no obligation to publicly update or revise these forward-looking statements.
Additional note from Dick Eastman: You can purchase Family Tree Maker version 2014 NOW at http://www.ancestry.com/cs/apps/products and download it to start using it immediately or you can specify to have a CD-ROM version shipped to you.