Family Tree Maker 2012 Overview Video

The accompanying video will show you the major elements of Family Tree Maker 2012. At its most basic, Family Tree Maker consists of the following workspaces.

  • Plan
  • People
  • Places
  • Media
  • Sources
  • Publish
  • Web Search

The workspaces group related features. They are made up of tabbed views and panels that you use to plan, research, analyze, preserve, and share your genealogy.

This video will give you a feel for how Family Tree Maker 2012 looks and operates. This is more helpful than for other genealogy software because there’s no trial version of FTM 2012.


  1. says

    Thanks for creating this video. I have been trying to decide which genealogy program to purchase and this video gave me a great overview of the family tree maker program.

  2. Dick Shadle says

    Still struggling with FTM 2012 trying to sync to an existing online tree. Sync process hangs forever in the Total sync progress: Preparing to apply online changes to Family Tree Maker. I’ve backed up and compressed to no avail. Is there any way to delete the online tree and do the upload again?

Leave a Reply