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Ancestry.com announced today the release of Family Tree Maker (FTM) 2008. The large number of new features comes with a price. During the beta, users of previous versions of FTM complained about the huge disparity in user interaction from previous versions. New users, however, are likely to experience greater satisfaction than new users of previous versions.
Users who previously purchased FTM as an inexpensive method of obtaining an Ancestry.com subscription may also be disappointed. FTM 2008/Ancestry.com bundles will be available in October through retail outlets with Ancestry.com subscriptions for 1, 3 and 6 months with list prices of $29.95, $69.95 and $99.95, respectively. Since an annual Ancestry subscription is currently available online for $12.95 a month, it only makes sense to purchase FTM 2008 at list price if you want FTM.
Perhaps another time we'll explore more about FTM 2008, including which bundle to purchase, and what discounts are being offered by retailers.
Family Tree Maker 2008 is available now at the Ancestry Store for $39.95, which includes a 14-day subscription to Ancestry.com.