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NEW! Family Tree Maker® SIG

FTM SIG Meeting Schedule

(Access meeting link, recordings, and handouts HERE – member login required)

Wednesday, 26 Oct 2022 Access the FTM 2019 Update 24.1 and install it. Review features.
Wednesday, 25 Jan 2023 Canceled
Wednesday, 29 Mar 2023 @7 pm (Central) FTM SIG Reboot facilitated by Laura Kovarik
Wednesday, 24 May 2023 @7 pm (Central) Media: Where did it go? We will be looking at media in FTM, why it disappears, and how to get it back. A community member will share a media dilemma.
Wednesday, 26 July 2023 @7 pm (Central) More Media! Let’s look at the options you have when using media in FTM.
Wednesday, 25 Oct 2023 @7 pm (Central) Extra! Extra! Media Extras – Join us to discuss scanning and FTM Photo Darkroom.

(Check our calendar and this page for updates)

Mark your calendar for the 2024 FTM SIG meetings:
24 January  |  27 March  |  22 May  |  24 July  |  23 October
(Meetings are held on Zoom at 7 pm Central)

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 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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