If you are are a current Family Tree Maker user, and want to upgrade, or you are planning on picking up Family Tree Maker 2006, and you haven’t ordered online, Family Tree Maker 2006 was released to retail stores in the USA and Canada today (whether they will be on the shelves today is unknown – several major retailers are still showing FTM 2005 in their stores with no sign of FTM 2006). Considering that a lot of software normally shows up on shelves on tuesdays (at least in the USA), chances are, that is when you’ll start seeing them.
From the Press Release
Encore, Inc., a leading interactive software publisher, and MyFamily.com, Inc., a leading network for connecting families, today announced the release of Family Tree Maker 2006Â® to the retail market in North America.
These are the different packages available for purchase:
Family Tree Maker 2006 Essentials, $29.99: Bonus items include a 90-day subscription to Ancestry.com’s U.S. records collections and the Basic Training DVD, for a total value of $75.
Family Tree Maker 2006 Standard, $49.99: Bonus items include a 180-day subscription to Ancestry.com’s U.S. records collections, Basic Training DVD and the 1-2-3 Family Tree Workbook, for a total value of $125.
Family Tree Maker 2006 Deluxe, $69.99: Bonus items include a 1-year subscription to Ancestry.com’s U.S. records collections, Basic Training DVD, 1-2-3 Family Tree Workbook and the Ancestry Reference Library CD-Standard, for a total value of $200.
Family Tree Maker 2006 Collector’s Edition, $99.99: Bonus items include a 1-year subscription to Ancestry.com’s U.S. records collections, 30-day access to images and international records, Basic Training DVD, 1-2-3Family Tree Workbook, Ancestry Reference Library CD-Deluxe and the FTM Official Users Guide, for a total value of $275.
As an added bonus, each of these new editions comes with a free 15-minute consultation with a trained family history expert and discounts on other related products. Family Tree Maker also includes a 30-day money back satisfaction guarantee (guarantee details outlined on the FTM packaging).