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In Topic: Importing Family Tree Maker Files

05 June 2009 - 10:35 AM

OK, that's got it! Thanks to Romer for putting the suggestion out there and many thanks to Alfred for his time and effort in converting the data files.

The last data version is the one I'll be developing further in RM once I purchase the program. Now I'll be able to share the information with my good friend and overseas relative Stanley, whom had already been using RM and it was on his suggestion that I pursue the trial ware version.

I look forward to other postings as I add to our family history. biggrin.gif

In Topic: Importing Family Tree Maker Files

02 June 2009 - 01:43 PM

The suggestion and offer is much appreciated! Both DOS files are not large at all (71KB & 64KB), so I'll be forwarding email asap.

I did also find another more recent data file on 3.5 disk and don't have the capability of reading it. Once I source it out and have converted to CD disk, I can forward later. I imagine that the file won't be much larger than either of these anyway.

Again, thanks!

In Topic: Importing Family Tree Maker Files

02 June 2009 - 12:06 PM

Right you are.

I have done more research and up to v16 of FTM has the capability of reading older DOS files. I did phone the help line and the 2008 and 2009 versions of FTM need an interim program they were willing to email me if I were to purchase either of these.

The opinions on many forums do not speak well for the "development" of versions since 2006 v16, so I don't think I'll go down that path.

Somewhere in my research, there was reference to trial downloads for the 2005 version, but it appears that FTM has removed them from their libraries. I failed to query them about that when I had them on the phone.

So it appears that I'm relegated to finding v16 somewhere on ebay or similar avenues. OR if I can locate an old computer with DOS or WIN95/98 that can install my old program disks (which I have 3 versions of the FTM program V1.01 - on floppy, V3.0 and 4.0 on 3.5 disk) and be able to convert file to GEDCOM. Not sure which one is most economical.

More on this later. blink.gif