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Comment by John on January 19, 2015 at 1:26pm

Hi Helen,

I had huge problems with sync on the 2012 version including massive duplication of data (up to 12 times for some stuff). That took many months to clean up but I think I've got it all now.

I changed to version 2014 immediately it was available and practically all of the problems disappeared. Just once since there was permanent sync failure and I recovered from that by downloading my data from Ancestry.


Comment by Helen Pust on January 19, 2015 at 9:44am

Got it  Now to clean up tree from all the double and triple info put here.  Thanks again Russ

Comment by Helen Pust on January 19, 2015 at 9:40am

Thanks Russ

I have the 2012 version.  Is there any place here to change this?  Will play with it this morning as I have time now.


Comment by Russ Worthington on January 11, 2015 at 10:06am


In FTM2014, Plan Workspace, Change from AutoSync to ManualSync


Comment by Helen Pust on January 11, 2015 at 9:51am

I have been having problems with the FTM "synch"    Every time I am on Ancestry or just working on the tree it starts to synch.  I have allowed it to do this but have now found out I have multiple family lines started that do not connect to the tree.    I have been printing off these lines then deleting that section and start adding it to the person in my tree.  This is really time consuming.  Does any one else have this problem.


Comment by Russ Worthington on December 1, 2011 at 7:45am



Please join the Family Tree Maker Fan's group and start a new discussion on the Issue / Concerns you have about FTM2012 and the TreeSync™ feature.



Comment by Diane Boumenot on December 1, 2011 at 5:50am

John, I've been thinking a lot about this lately since I had a little "accident" of deleting 3 people and had some bad choices to make about how to handle this before it "synched" the mistake over to my online tree.  I am no expert (well that's obvious) but I'd be happy to discuss here or elsewhere.

Comment by John on December 1, 2011 at 12:46am

Hi, I'm new here and apologise if I'm wanting to discuss an issue that is already being discussed here or elsewhere. I use Family Tree Maker synchronised with my tree on I have had a lot of problems with synchronisation failing and the fallout from that. I need to discuss what is good practice in preserving information to minimise the effects of failure and the work involved in getting things back together. There seems to me to be so many issues to discuss about this that another group or a new group might be more appropriate. Is there somewhere appropriate to get into in-depth discussion on this?

Comment by Dianne Reuby on September 10, 2011 at 12:05pm
Some handy tips on getting the best out of Ancestry searches in the Lost Cousins newsletter -
Comment by Jayne Ireland on August 24, 2011 at 10:30am
Re: "dit" French Canadian surnames in an tree. I always include the "dit" in the family name field, for exampel Laurent BURQUE dit LALIBERTÉ, because one record could use one surnname and another record the other (or both). I have also seen children choose one or the other surname. There are many "dits" in my tree, and this hasn't caused any problems in (aside from considering them to be a distict surname).

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