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Welcome to the Family Tree Maker Learning Center
In the learning center, you’ll find a variety of resources to help you learn how to use Family Tree Maker and connect with family historians who share your interests.
Have you ever wanted a personal tutor to sit at your computer and show you how to use Family Tree Maker? We have a solution. Family Tree Maker has a variety of short video tutorials (each about 3 to 5 minutes) that can help you quickly learn how to add, organize, and share your family history. They’re perfect for visual learners or anyone who wants a little direction or help using the software.
Quick Start Guide
We want your first experiences with Family Tree Maker to be satisfying and enjoyable, so please take a few minutes to read our Quick Start Guide. It contains important information about how to install the program, use the built-in Help program, and create your first tree.
If you’ve missed one of our live webinars, don’t worry. All webinars are recorded and archived so you can watch them at any time in the comfort of your own home. To find out about future webinars, visit the Family Tree Maker blog.
The Family Tree Maker blog contains the latest company news and articles about using Family Tree Maker. If you want to know when the next webinar is or learn more about using the product, check the blog. And don’t forget to leave your own comments and questions.
Message Boards
Get involved with the Family Tree Maker community. Message boards let you exchange tips and tricks with other users, post questions about obstacles you encounter, and tell your success stories. Thousands of users are waiting to share their expertise with you.
Family Tree Maker Books
Family Tree Maker Companion Guide Family Tree Maker includes an electronic version of the Companion Guide. If you prefer a printed version, you can purchase one in the Ancestry store.
Family Tree Maker 3 Companion Guide Written specifically for Mac users, this guide gives you everything you need to make the most of the many outstanding features in Family Tree Maker 3.
Family Tree Maker Basics Learn how to make Family Tree Maker work for you and your unique family!
Tips and Tricks

"If an Ancestry hint you’ve accessed isn’t relevant to the individual in your tree, you can ignore the hint and it won’t appear in the list again. To do this, access the hints for an individual. On the search results page, click the hint you want to ignore. Then click the Ignore record button on the toolbar at the bottom of the window."