The interest in the Family Tree Maker (FTM) software is very evident in the genealogical community, thus we are happy to offer a virtual FTM User Group. Whether you are a new FTM user, have been using it for years or are just curious and want to learn more, this user group is for you. This FTM User Group will consist of bi-monthly, drop-in, live-chat style sessions. Sessions include large group discussions; small “break-out” rooms (Beginners, Intermediate, Advanced); Q & A periods; live demonstrations; etc. Sessions will alternate day and evening times to accommodate more people and are open to anyone. This user group will be attendee driven so users of all skill levels are encouraged to attend.

Register HERE to be added to the OGS FTM Users Group mailing list

Sessions are recorded and available to all attendees for 60 days then archived on the Ontario Ancestors website HERE for Society members to access after the 60 days.

You can register, at the links below, to attend all or just one session. Open to everyone. 

Upcoming Sessions:

Tuesday May 28th 2024 – 7pm – 8:30pm EST
Meeting Registration – Zoom

FTM Users Group - May 2024

Tuesday September 24th 2024 – 2pm – 3:30pm EST
Meeting Registration – Zoom

FTM Users Group - September 2024

Tuesday November 19th 2024 – 7pm – 8:30pm EST
Meeting Registration – Zoom

FTM Users Group - November 2024

Helpful Links:

OGS FTM User Group – Facebook Group

Family Tree Maker Support Centre

Family Tree Maker Live Chat Support

Family Tree Maker – Facebook Group


As a member of Ontario Ancestors, you can take advantage of a discount on FTM 2019 for Mac or Windows. Click HERE to access the discount in Members Corner.

March 2024 Session Recording

In this session we opened with an introduction to the group for those new as well as some general tips and news about Family Tree Maker. The meeting was then split out into two breakout rooms. One for those new to Family Tree Maker and one for the more experienced users. See below for time stamps. The video has also been broken into chapters so you can fast forward to the section you want easily.

0:00 Welcome & FTM News

17:53 Introductory Breakout Room

1:13:47 Advanced Breakout Room

1:50:08 Wrap Up