From the < a href="http://www.ancquest.com/ftm/">Ancestral Quest Site:“Family Tree Maker® was a great family history program… but with the announcement of December 8, 2015, Ancestry.com has decided to discontinue the selling and support of FTM. If you want to have a local copy of your family history database on your own computer, we invite to you take a serious look at Ancestral Quest, and feel confident that you will like it.
Did you know that Ancestral Quest…
was one of the first genealogy programs for Windows, released in 1994?
introduced its Collaboration feature, enabling families to privately share and work together on their database back in 2002?
had been licensed from Incline Software to Ancestry.com, which they distributed as “Ancestry Family Tree”? (This was before Ancestry.com acquired the company that owned Family Tree Maker.)
was the first Family History program to be certified to work with FamilySearch?
is now available for both Windows and Mac OS X?
It is obvious that, over the years, Incline Software has continued to improve upon the software and lead the way in new features and capabilities. But with that, Ancestral Quest has a “familiar” feel to it. You will feel right at home using features such as:
Informative Pedigree, Family and Name List views.
Numerous charts and reports with several options.
An advanced Filter/Focus capability, with powerful ways to select records.
Advanced notes and sources abilities.
Simple GEDCOM import and export capability. Easily bring your FTM data into AQ!”
Check out our review of Ancestral Quest and download the free version for a trial. You can watch the following video to see how to export your files from FTM to Ancestral Quest.