I suggest that you USE FTM2012, just don't use the Sync feature until the patch is available.
As the the "recovery" just, on a regular basis, do a Compact File, and use the Back Up feature that is offered.
I hope that when the new patch comes out these things wont be necessary. Meantime, as I said above I'll stop using FTM meantime.
I would dearly like to use FTM for most of my work but the sync failures have prevented that because the…"
I hadn't seen that message board and it is obvious from that that I'm far from being alone. I wish I'd seen it before - I would have felt less like the problems were my fault and have spent far less time attempting to…"
I very, very rarely search on Ancestry. I maintain ALL of my files in FTM2012.
Not sure what you are doing when you say "Close Ancestry when done the online searches". That doesn't may any difference. If it works for you, fine,…"
"Hi John and Russ:
Here's what I've learned both from Russ's blog and from my own mistakes:
Never have FTM and Ancestry open at the same time when syncing.
Search online at Ancestry rather than thru FTM because the interface and…"
As the Ancestry Family Tree Maker message board clearly shows, there are issues with FTM2012.
HOWEVER, and I think this is important. DON'T use the Sync feature until a Patch has been released.
I haven't have any problems with the…"
I agree with your earlier comments and hope you find a way to get the message through to Ancestry.
But, I am most interested right now in your comments on problems with sync. I have had ongoing problems in this area that were not corrected…"
If this group was a little more active, I might agree with you. I do try to cross post Family Tree Maker information here, as well as my Blog.
But the most visible place to post this specific topic (stuff for 2013 and the AMT issue) is on the…"
"Thank you Russ:
I learned several useful preventive things while lurking on this site as I upgrqaded to FTM 2012, which saved me lots of grief when things froze or crashed upon syncing over the past few months. Yet I still run into…"
FYI - No one from Ancestry.com visits this website. It is for Users helping other Users.
The Ancestry.com, Family Tree Maker Message board. There is a link on this page. It has more visibility and more Users to help support your cause.
Greetings all from cold blustery Ontario, Canada: I love the FTM2012 sync feature ... when it works. But given the many times I have had to repair my master data-base and re-upload my files to Ancestry, perhaps there is something else amiss? For instance in the quality of the public tree data hints provided? How many of you have found public trees with parent birth dates well before their childrens' ... even by a couple centuries!! Or the previous generation skipping several generations back…See More
Please create a New Discussion for help with a probem with Family Tree Maker. There are many Online resources for Users helping other Users, Email Lists, AND Online Knowledge Base websites that suppport the Family Tree Maker program (all versions).
Greeting from Canada:Names being searched: Renneckendorf/Wahl & Wright/RapienUnlike the other countries we have been researching in (UK, Switzerland, Canada, USA, etc.), we seem to have run into some unique issues related to researching ancestors from Germany. Perhaps you have run into similar issues and would be willing to share your tips for legal andcost-effective work-a-rounds?My wife and I have been able to successfully document some obscure lineages back to the 1500’s, but our two…See More
Renneckendorf, Wahl, and their permutatios, as well as my wif'es family: Wright, Rapien.
What countries and other locations are you interested in researching?
German speaking countries and the UK
What is your level of genealogy knowledge?
Intermediate Family History Researcher
For what reason did you start genealogy research?
I was told I was the last remaining Renneckendorf and needed to have children to keep the name going. Was I ever surprised when the Internet started up in 1995 to find other Renneckendorfs in the online phone book for Germany!
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