Tonight I found the perfect reason to upgrade my Family Tree Maker software.
I've been eyeing Family Tree Maker 2011 since it was released a few months ago. It has all sorts of nifty new features, that this techie has just gotta have. After all, my last upgrade was in 2005! That's 6 versions of cool features I'm missing! So I put it on my Christmas list this year, hoping Santa might bring it.
Well, tonight my cousin contacted me, needing names for her family tree project at school. (Yeppers, the very same project that fueled my passion!!) In an effort to get a report to her, I remembered I hadn't reinstalled Family Tree Maker since my little back-up disaster in September. I've been working off of printed or electronically filed information instead. When I did reinstall FTM 2005, I had nothing but problems.
I ended up taking screenshots and sending those her way. Then to end the frustration, I had (that's right HAD) to purchase FTM 2011.
... Sorry, Santa, you'll have to find something else to bring me!