Mac Family Tree User Manual

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MacFamilyTree gives genealogy a facelift: modern, interactive, convenient and fast. Explore your family tree and your family history in a way generations of chroniclers before you would have loved. MacFamilyTree helps you capture your family history, and turns data and facts into conclusive reports and visually impressive charts. Gone Researching Tips, Tricks, and How-toFamily Tree Maker 2017: Getting Started and Taking a Look AroundThis video takes a look at the Family Tree Maker 20. A new version of Family Tree Maker for Mac was released on November 4, 2010. Family Tree Maker Version 16 was awarded a Codie award in the 'Best Consumer Productivity Solution' category in 2006. On December 8, 2015, announced that it would discontinue Family Tree Maker.

New User Interface

  • Modern look
  • More logical structure
  • Easier and more comfortable to use
  • Customizable color scheme
  • Collapsable functions bar to gain even more space, especially handy when using smaller screens

Completely New Charts

  • Greatly enhanced performance
  • Multicore processors found in modern Macs are fully utilized
  • Rendering charts is completely handled by the graphics hardware/GPU
  • Nearly unlimited options configuring charts
  • Many included themes and templates
  • Text-only themes
  • Themes optimised for monochrome printing
  • Much improved and more efficient PDF export
  • Bitmap export as a PNG or JPEG file, optionally as individual pages
  • Several options to colorize generations added
  • Improved display of step and adoptive relationships
  • Age of the person at time of an event can be included optionally
  • Improved search for specific persons in a chart
  • New coloring options: By age and by birth year
  • Customize the name format to be used in a chart
  • Choose between different date formats (like long or short formats) to be displayed
  • New Tree Chart
    • Much improved layout
    • Greatly enhanced performance
    • Persons are grouped for easier navigation
    • Many new options to configure the Tree Chart
  • New Fan Chart
    • Optionally include person images
    • Many new themes and templates
    • New configuration options added
    • Optionally displays all events and facts for persons
    • Greatly enhanced text display
  • New Descendancy Chart
    • Improved layout
    • Can display up to 100 generations
  • Improved Statistics Chart
    • Much improved configuration options
    • Fully customise the appearance of the diagram grid
    • Optionally display numbers at each data point
    • Much improved performance
    • New statistic type: Month of divorce
    • New statistic type: First names
    • New statistic type: Titles
    • New statistic type: Age at christening
    • New statistic type: Age at retirement
    • New statistic type: Place of marriage, country of marriage
    • New statistic type: Place of burial, country of burial
    • New statistic type: Year of christening, year of burial
    • New statistic type: Genders
    • Option to exclude events and facts marked as private
  • New Distribution Chart
    • Visualize the distribution of names, birth place, birth country and genders over time
    • Also displays all person facts, like eye color, over time
    • Additionally shows the distribution of illnesses and occupations over time
    • Improved configuration options
    • Much improved graphics
    • Enhanced performance
  • New Double Ancestor Chart
    • New layout options added
    • Much improved layout and space usage
    • Optionally include brothers and sisters of ancestors
  • Improved Ancestor Chart
    • New compact view
    • Improved display of branches (when two distinct branches are colliding, they are separated by a greater distance)
    • Start person and partners are displayed in separate groups optionally
    • Now supports up to 100 generations
    • Optionally include brothers and sisters of the ancestors
  • Improved Hourglass Chart
    • Better space usage and layout
    • Optionally display the persons age at the time of event
    • New coloring option: By age
  • Improved Timeline
    • Better space usage and layout
    • Optionally display the persons age at the time of event
    • New coloring option: By age
  • Improved Genogram
    • Configurable Layout
    • Much improved display of events
    • Improved connection lines
  • Improved Saved Charts Section
    • Better user interface
    • Improved Thumbnails

Completely New Reports

  • Many themes and styles included ranging from plain text to coloful and complex designs
  • Each report and report theme is completely configurable to the last detail
  • Export all lists as CSV files compatible to Numbers and Excel
  • All reports can be exported as plain text or RTF files
  • On larger screens, several report pages can be shown side-by-side for better space usage
  • Choose between different date formats (like long or short formats) to be displayed
  • Source citations are now completely configurable. All information from a source can also be included in the source citation.
  • Choose between three on-screen display modes: Normal page, endless page without page breaks or scalable full-screen view
  • Click on persons, events, places, sources or media in a report to directly access the entry in the edit section
  • New Status Report
    • A summary of your Family Tree – for example, how many Persons or Families have been added
  • New Timeline Report
    • Shows the chronology of a Person and Close Relatives
  • New Change Log Report
    • Displays all changes to persons, families, sources and media
  • New Today Report
    • Lists all events that have occurred on Today’s Date in your Family Tree
  • New Fact List
    • Displays all entered Facts grouped by Fact Type
  • New LDS Ordinances Report
    • Lists all ordinances that have been reserved or printed (For LDS members)
  • New Person List
    • Freely specify what should be displayed in each column
    • Many options to customize sorting and grouping
  • Improved Person Report
    • Overview section at the beginning of the person report
    • Much improved ancestors and descendants section
    • Specify how large images of persons are displayed
    • Optionally display reference numbers like GEDCOM IDs or AFN numbers
  • Improved Family Report
    • Much improved layout of events and facts
    • Optionally display reference numbers like GEDCOM IDs or AFN numbers
    • Optionally, the family report shows an overview of the selected family at the start of the report
  • Improved Descendancy Report
    • Much improved layout, especially when displaying parents
    • Optionally display marriage dates or further information about parents
  • Improved Map Report
    • Configure which person events should be used to display the map report
    • Optionally consolidate events at the same place
  • Improved Marriage List / Family List
    • New grouping options: By last name of husband, last name of wife or marriage place
    • Freely specify what should be displayed in each column
  • Improved Events List
    • Optionally deactivate the grouping of events by year
    • Option to only evaluate events of living persons
  • Improved Places List
    • Option to only evaluate events of living persons
    • Improved grouping options
    • Enhanced display of events at a place
  • Improved Anniversary Report
    • Optionally displays the anniversary year of an event
    • Much improved configuration options
  • Improved Person Analysis
    • Improved user interface for selecting the analysis mode
    • Enhanced display of persons in the report
  • Improved Sources List
    • Specify how large images of the source should be displayed
    • New grouping option: By source archive
  • Improved To Do Report
    • Optionally display an overview at the beginning of the report showing the count of unresolved and resolved to dos in the family tree

Colorize Vintage Photos

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  • Magically create color images from your precious black & white photographs in a single click — with the help of Artificial Intelligence
  • MacFamilyTree’s Artificial Intelligence automatically recognizes grass, sky, and faces and then chooses the appropriate colors
  • Works especially well with Portraits, Landscape Photographs, and Group Pictures of up to 10 Persons
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Image Enhancement & Image-Editing Features

  • Enhances pictures with the help of Machine Learning
  • Scales Pictures up to quadruple the size of the original to reveal details not present in the Original Picture
  • Removes noise and Compression Artifacts — especially useful for older scanned documents and low-resolution images
  • Stepless rotation and easy to use crop function for photographs and scanned documents
  • Adjust brightness, contrast, and saturation of images
  • Non-Destructive: Every Operation can be reverted and Original Images are never altered

DNA Test Results

  • Add DNA test results to each person in your family tree – every major genealogy test vendor is supported
  • Support for Y-DNA, mtDNA and autosomal DNA tests
  • Additionally add media (PDFs, images), notes and to dos for each test
  • Option to add raw DNA data for each test
  • Multiple tests of different vendors can be added to a single person if required

CloudTree Sync & Share 2.0

  • Share databases of any size with friends, family or between your own devices
  • No more limitation to 5000 entries
  • Considerably faster and more efficient sync
  • Much faster invitations to other people

New Chart Editor

  • Edit events or facts to be shown for specific persons
  • Improved options for text added to the chart
  • Improved arrows and lines: More options and line/arrow labels
  • Enhanced options to distribute the chart to multiple pages
  • Improved user interface layout
  • Undo/redo

New Report Editor

  • Undo/redo
  • Customize each word, color or font of a report
  • Remove unwanted sections in a report
  • Add annotations, pictures, PDFs and Text as well as additional rows in tables
  • Copy & paste text from or to the new reports editor
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Enhanced Family Tree Books

  • Exactly specify which fonts should be used in your book
  • Also, all colors can be freely configured for the whole book
  • Choose what should be shown on the title page of your book
  • Specify an image for the title page or a family crest
  • Options to configure the page margins for odd and even pages

Database enhancements

  • If no birth dates for children are known, the birth order can be manually specified
  • Much improved handling of step and adoptive relationships
  • Enter alternate place names for every place. Especially handy of a place name changed over time.
  • Title can be optionally entered as an additional name
  • Specify which images should be displayed in the family tree icon in the welcome window
  • Ages and date spans are now displayed as components (days, months, years) instead of fractional numbers throughout the app
  • Hide specific images of persons or families from showing up in charts or reports

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Improved Welcome Window

  • Much better space usage, especially when managing a large number of family trees
  • Specify the sort order of the family trees displayed
  • Optionally hide family trees from older versions

Author information & Family Crests

  • Store Family Crests of your family tree
  • Display your Family Crests Charts and Reports
  • Store information about the author of your family tree like your postal address and contact information

New Help Function & User Manual

  • Completely rewritten user manual
  • Every view in MacFamilyTree has a small question mark icon – click on it and you’ll be directly taken to the relevant section of the user manual
  • Integrated reader for the user manual including search and a handy table of contents bar


  • Performance enhancements across the board
  • Improved GEDCOM import & export