How to upgrade an old FTM 1995/2005 to FTM2017?

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how to upgrade an old FTM

In this blog you will learn how to upgrade an old FTM. Family Tree Maker 1995 and Family tree maker 2005 is not easy to upgrade. Read this blog and you will be able to get this done.

First thing you need to do is to purchase new version of family tree maker 2017 or 2019 so you can install it. (A newer version of family tree maker 2019 is upcoming so
you need to decide if you want to wait or you want to get FTM17).

Let’s learn How to upgrade an old FTM?

You need to go to in order to purchase this software. You may get a discounted price if you contact MacKiev.

How to install Family Tree Maker?

Please follow the link – Click here so you can buy.

How to import old family tree maker file to new version of its software?

Please follow the steps below so you can upgrade your software.

1st – Open old FTM.

2nd – Click on file.

3rd – Click on back-up and restore.

4th – Now you need to choose the location to save
this file.

5th – go to you new family tree maker software.

6th – click on file.

7th click on open or you can click on browse.

8th select the file you want to open.

This is How to upgrade an old FTM, you have your family tree file opened and now you can start working on it. New FTM 17 has more feature than you had in 1995 version or 2005 version. If you are not able to understand the software, then you should read blogs or read companion guide and follow the steps. 

There are other ways to do it as well. If you do not have old software but you have backed up your information that mean you will have to install the 2005 starter edition which is free provided by

If you do find difficulties installing the software, you can call our Family Tree Maker support +1-888-299-3207 and get on of technician to do everything for you. Please do take a note, we are premium support and we charge for our services. We do not have any relationship with or Please read our terms and conditions before you take our services.

Also read – how to rename a tree in family tree maker?

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