An Ancestry.com spokesperson confirmed blog reports (found here
) of the impending release of Family Tree Maker 2009 and free upgrades for registered users of version 2008.
Public relations manager Anastasia Tyler says the 2009 version of the widely used genealogy program is scheduled for release Sept. 3, which coincides with the upcoming Federation of Genealogical Societies Conference
, where you can pre-order the software in packages priced from $29.99 to $99.99, has given the release date as Aug. 26, as have other bloggers.
Tyler also said registered 2008 users will have the opportunity to receive free upgrades—so make sure you’ve registered your software.
She didn’t elaborate on new or updated features, but Dick Eastman posted a description he found online
(I couldn’t find that page on FamilyTreeMaker.com
—if you can, help a girl out and post a comment with a link).Update
: A reader located the info on version 2009