Family Tree Maker Mac Manual

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  • Family Tree Maker 2017. Manufacturer: Software Mackiev. Biggest draws: Lots of bells and whistles; charts, reports and book publishing; integration with and web searching; help options and companion guide.
  • Family Tree Maker makes it easier than ever to discover your family story, preserve your legacy and share your unique heritage. If you're new to family history, you'll appreciate how this intuitive program lets you easily grow your family tree with simple navigation, tree-building tools, and integrated Web searching. If you’re already an expert, you can dive into the more advanced features.

Help using Family Tree Maker

What help is available for Family Tree Maker?

Family Tree Maker comes with a number of really good helps, plus a Digital Companion Guide. For help accessing these helps, please see the links below.

‎Family Tree Builder® is a powerful app that let's you organize your family tree research and discoveries within the shortest time possible. The Ability to render fullscreen charts allows you to turn your Mac or Macbook into a powerful visualization tool. You can create a family tree and copy or sha.

Family Tree Maker Mac

This article discusses the following:

  • Getting Started Guide
  • Training Tutorials
  • Help File
  • The Companion Guide for Family Tree Maker 2011-2014
  • The Official Guides for Family Tree Maker 2008-2010
  • Ancestry Academy
Getting Started Guide

Note:Adobe Reader is necessary to view the Getting Started Guide. If you don’t have Adobe Reader installed, you can download it for free by clicking the image below.

The Getting Started Guide for Family Tree Maker covers three general areas: setting up the software, building a tree, and basic troubleshooting. You can access this guide directly from by clicking the version appropriate link below.

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Training Tutorials

Family Tree Maker 2009 - 2014 also includes tutorial videos you can view on your computer. To access these video, click the Help menu from the top and select Training Tutorials.

Help File

There is also a built in help file with numerous tutorials and helps. The help file can be accessed by clicking the Help menu and selecting Help for Family Tree Maker.

  • Contents tab – displays a list of Help topics arranged like the table of contents of a book. You can double-click a book to see its contents. For books with subchapters, double-click on the subsequent icon (chapters) until you funnel down to individual Help topics.
  • Index tab – works like the index in a book. Find the term you're interested in and double-click it to see the corresponding Help topic.
  • Search tab – lets you search for keywords or phrases that may be contained in a Help topic, such as 'source' or 'printing'.
Companion Guide for Family Tree Maker 2011-2014

The Companion Guide for Family Tree Maker 2011-2014 is included as a digital copy with your software. It can be accessed at any time by going to the help menu and selecting Companion Guide.

Official Guides to Family Tree Maker 2008-2011

Though these are no longer available from the store on, the Official Guides to Family Tree Maker 2008-2011 are still available from many online retailers and bookstores.

Ancestry Academy

Family Tree Maker Mac Manual Instructions

Ancestry Academy is a great resource that allows you to learn directly from those who work with the product. To view the Ancestry Academy course on Getting the most out of Family Tree Maker click here.

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Note: By clicking on the Ancestry Academy link you will be directed to the Ancestry Academy website. You can use you Ancestry login credentials to log in.

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