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Family Tree Maker® SIG

FTM SIG Meeting Schedule

(Member login required to access the meeting link, recordings, and handouts HERE)
FTM SIG meetings are held at 7:00 PM (Central) on Zoom

Wednesday, 24 January FTM Reports feature
Wednesday, 27 March Publish Tab – book function + “other” options
Wednesday, 22 May FTM Place Names
Share a chart, report, or book you have created!
Wednesday, 17 July [new date!] Mark Olsen, FTM Genealogy Community Ambassador, will discuss place names, citations, and the top three things FTM Users should know!
Wednesday, 23 October TBD

(Check our calendar and this page for updates)

The Family Tree Maker® Special Interest Group (FTM SIG) assists beginners and advanced users of Family Tree Maker® software. The group offers support and expertise to help you get the most out of the FTM software as you research your family history. We encourage attendees to follow along with demonstrations during the sessions. Come prepared to ask questions and share your knowledge with other members.

The FTM SIG is open to members of FVGS. The group meets online via Zoom unless otherwise noted (access to the Zoom meeting link and meeting content requires Member login).

Direct questions to Laura at [email protected]

FTM SIG Meeting 27 March 2024

At the March meeting, we reviewed the “Other” features under the Publish tab—calendar and smart story. Then, we examined how to begin putting a book together using the options FTM…

FTM SIG Meeting 24 January 2024

Summary of the January meeting: We began to look at the features under the “Publish” tab. A review of the Pedigree Chart option helped us explore all the ways to…

FTM SIG Meeting 24 May 2023

Laura Kovarik reviewed the topic of working with media in Family Tree Maker. Topics this meeting included: How personal preferences impact the handling of media in Family Tree Maker and…

FTM SIG Meeting 25 May 2022

Laurie Filipiak, FTM SIG Facilitator, and Mark Olsen, the Family Tree Maker Ambassador to historical and genealogical societies around the world, co-led the May FTM SIG meeting. They provided a…


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