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Re: FTM & FTM's Family Archives CD's

Hello Ed,

I did contact the FTM message board. question and the responses.

I haven't as yet done their suggested download, but the answer/solution appears to be another reason to keep an "active" earlier version of FTM in your "toolbox". :D
The FTM Family Archives CD's...... is there a way to view them in FTM 2009?

Art Thomas

Their response

You need to download and use the Family Archive Viewer:


The Family Archive Viewer
Download Family Archive Viewer 11.0 now!

What is the Family Archive Viewer?
Free software for using's data on CD-ROM or viewing downloaded World Family Tree files.

Family Archive Viewer 11.0 runs on Windows 95 and higher.


Have Family Tree Maker? Please note...
*******ALL VERSIONS OF FAMILY TREE MAKER BETWEEN 4 AND 16 (2006) support both CD-ROM data and World Family Tree files.******

If you have one of these versions of Family Tree Maker you do not need the Family Archive Viewer.

Need help figuring out which version you have? Just open Family Tree Maker and go to the "Help" menu. From there, choose "About Family Tree Maker...". Your version number will be listed in the box that pops up.

Before opening your Family File with the Family Archive Viewer, you should make a backup copy. If you open your Family File in the Family Archive Viewer, your copy of Family Tree Maker won't be able to open the file.


Family Archive Viewer Version 11.0
Download the Family Archive Viewer.

(Please note that the download file is approximately 20 MB.)

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