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Old 11-24-2005, 03:36 AM   #1
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Family Tree Maker - version 9 for Linux

I would like to beg/buy/download... "Family Tree Maker version 9"
...apparently the only Linux version of FTM. No longer on market.
Tried global commercial avenues (Amazon advertise but last sceen says Windows only).

Thanks - Phidor
Old 12-20-2005, 11:09 AM   #2
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hmmm. can't find it. have you thought of using gramps?
Old 12-20-2005, 07:24 PM   #3
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Thanks for the supportive suggestion. Yes, had Gramps vers 2 going for a few months but report generation is inadequate. Tried Wine with FTM 10 Windows but no good.

Have you found/written/used Gramps plugins for graphical descend chart with spouse names and marriage dates and/or other info one might choose such as burial place, built into them?


Philip (phidor).
Old 07-28-2012, 03:16 AM   #4
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talk about a late find...

Hey, I don't know if I am reading the dates right here anymore, but it appears this may have been in 2001....anyways, if you are still looking for version 9 of Family Tree Maker, it was only for Windows, but it worked well through WINE. I have been using it for about 6 months now...prior to that, I was using version 5 for 10 plus years...version 9 has a few new features, by way of comparison to FTM5, but you may want to download the FAV (Family Archive Viewer) from, which is an emulator of the original FTM product and run that through WINE, since the FAV is free....

By the way, if this thread is resolved/closed, please mark it as such. I surfed in here from Google trying to find the Live Linux Genealogy Distro....

Old 07-28-2012, 05:22 PM   #5
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Thank you for your trouble to pick up on this issue that now dates back such a long way! Since 2005 and in the absence of a reply like this, I have now dug up 'Genealogy J' and found it provided what we wanted. You could be quite correct that the root of this isue goes back to 2001! Heck, time flies! Thanks again for your thoughtfulness in asking where we are nowadays.



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