Pre-sale of Family Tree Maker 2012

The pre-sale has begun. The Family Tree Maker 2012 release date is set. Ancestry is temporarily offering 40% off an upgrade or 20% off a full copy. That makes the upgrade price $23.99 and the full version $31.99. The sale ends September 28th. Click here to learn more and buy Family Tree Maker 2012.

Be sure to click the “Upgrade Info” link under the “Buy Now” button if you need the upgrade.

What else is new in Family Tree Maker 2012 besides the much anticipated TreeSync?

  • Blended family view — shows combined families, including stepfamilies and adoptees at a glance
  • Improved Smart Stories — give you new tools for adding and editing details
  • Chart personalization — lets you personalize charts by adding text and displaying generation labels such as parents, grandparents and great–grandparents
  • Index of individuals report — lists every individual in your tree, plus their birth, marriage and death dates
  • Customized fact sentences — let you change wording and choose what data is included in sentences that Family Tree Maker generates for certain reports and Smart Stories
  • Descendent charts between two people — make it easy to choose two individuals in your tree and create a descendant chart that shows their relationship

P.S. There is now a coupon code for Family Tree Maker 2012 that takes an additional %20 off the pre-sale price.


  1. Rhonda says

    Hi Ben, this upgrade is for PC right? Any idea’s on expected Mac release with TreeSync?

    • says

      Hi, Rhonda. I expect the FTM 2012 for Mac pre-sale to start mid October and ship in early November. I could be wrong.

  2. Andy Murray says

    Do you know if/when this UPGRADE will be available in the UK as it’s not advertised in Ancestry’s site shop.

  3. Lois Wilson says

    I just bought a second computer. I have FTM 2010 on my original computer and nowI would like to have FTM on both computers. I would like to upgrade to FTM 2011. Is it best to buy the upgrade version or the full version?

  4. says

    This is the reply ihave just had from ancestry

    Dear Customer.
    Thank you for your email.
    Unfortunately, we do not currently have an official release date for Family Tree Maker 2012, however, I can confirm that this is due for release in October.
    Whilst we are unable to guarantee so it is possible that an upgrade edition of the software may be available.
    Please do not hesitate to contact us should you have any further inquiries.
    Kindest Regards
    The Ancestry Shop Customer Team

  5. David Weaver says

    Hey Ben!
    I have Family Tree Maker version 11 and wonder if this old version qualifies for the upgrade version of Family Tree maker 2012. I can’t find the answer anywhere, can you help me out?

  6. Harvey Kiser says

    Does the Family Tree Maker 2012 load over top of the 2011 or is this a seperate file altogether???

    • says

      Hi, Harvey. The Family Tree Maker 2012 program installs in its own directory. Which family tree files you load and from where is a different matter. —-Ben >@<

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