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AfriGeneas Genealogy Technology Forum

Limitations on Family Tree Maker

I was going through the FAQ's on the Family Tree Maker site and figured I'd post this answer to the question on limitations for the program. Although I'm sure we won't run into problems getting even close to using all the space allotted for some, we may in the scrapbook section, since it only allows 2,000 objects/scan.

Following is a list of limitations for different items that can be included in a Family Tree Maker file.
Number of individuals per file approximately 250,000 *
Number marriages per individual 99
Number of children per marriage 99
Number of objects per Scrapbook 2,000
Number of Family Books per file 31
Number of Book Items (Saved Views) per file 512
Size of each note section FTM 11-2005: about 8 pages
FTM 2006: about 250 pages
Number of items per box on a tree 50
Number of generations allowed in an Outline Descendant Tree 250
Number of generations allowed in graphical trees
(Ancestor, Descendant, Hourglass and All-In-One) 99
Number of generations allowed in genealogy reports 99
Number of generations Pedigree View can display 7

* Number of individuals per file is an approximation; the actual number varies. File capacity is determined by several factors, including data entry method, amount and type of information entered for each individual.
Number of objects per scrapbook is the programmed limit. For optimal performance, we recommend careful selection of scrapbook items to limit file size.


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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