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    Originally posted by romad View Post
    Isn't Family Tree Maker owned by
    Not anymore, no. initially was going to discontinue FTM back in 2015 or so, but that got a lot of backlash from the community so they sold the software off to Software MacKiev, who are the current owners/developers of FTM.
    Mark Harrison
    Leister Productions, Inc.


      I hope this a simple question. I have added a couple photos to individuals in my Reunion file. When I generate a GEDCOM, are the photos part of the GEDCOM file? The reason I ask is that I am currently trying unsuccessfully to upload a GEDCOM file to I keep getting the error message: "Something went wrong while uploading your file. Please try again." The tech I spoke to told me that one reason a file will not be accepted is if it contains any photos. I tried generating a GEDCOM with the "include multi media links" UNchecked, but get the same error message when I try to upload that GEDCOM.


        Originally posted by romad View Post

        Isn't Family Tree Maker owned by If so, then the advantage is that Ancestry gets more money from you.
        Ancestry did own it for several years. They sold it about five or six years ago. FTM has had six or seven owners over approx. 30 years. It started out as a MS-DOS application done by a one man operation (guy lived in Hayward). Broderbund purchased from him and put a GUI presentation on it and gave it the current name. Current owner is MacKiev.

        Bob White, Mac Nut Since 1985, Reunion Nut Since 1991
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