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Encore, Ship Family Tree Maker(R) 2005 - The #1 Selling Genealogy Software Program.

PROVO, Utah, Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Encore, a majority-owned subsidiary of Navarre Corporation , and, Inc., a leading network for connecting families, today announced the release of Family Tree Maker(R) 2005, the latest edition of the number one selling family history software for over a decade, to retail stores in North America.

Family Tree Maker 2005, the newest edition of the popular award-winning software program, has been completely redesigned with many innovative features that will appeal to the beginner and the expert alike. The product provides users with the tools they need to search for information about their ancestors, document their findings, and create beautiful heirloom-quality family trees, charts, reports and books.

"Family Tree Maker 2005 is a comprehensive software program that allows users to easily discover more about who they are and where they come from," said Tom Stockham, president and CEO of "Family Tree Maker 2005 provides beginners and experts alike with a host of new capabilities, as well as enhancements to many of the easy-to-use features that have made Family Tree Maker the most trusted genealogy program."

"My Family is the leader in family history information and we are very pleased to be working with them on the release of Family Tree Maker 2005," said Michael Bell, CEO of Encore. "Family Tree Maker has been the #1 selling family history software for over a decade for good reason. The new 2005 release enhances this brand's great reputation by delivering a revolutionary user experience."
 New Features in Family Tree Maker 2005
 * Automatic Web Search Tool -- For the first time ever, Family Tree Maker
 seamlessly integrates with, the largest collection of
 family history records online. Family Tree Maker searches this vast
 collection of genealogical records for more information on the people
 in your family tree while you work, and ranks the results to help you
 identify the individuals who are most likely to be your ancestors.
 Once results matching your criteria are found, the web search button
 changes to alert you that web search results are available.

 * Web Merge Wizard -- Takes the guesswork out of merging and appending
 data from the web and makes it a snap to incorporate any new genealogy
 information you find online -- including source information -- into
 your Family Tree Maker file.

 * Pedigree View -- Allows you to quickly and easily navigate through your
 family tree, view between three and seven generations at once, and
 identify areas that require further research. Or use the side panel to
 jump to the pedigree trees of anyone in your file.

 * Web Search Report -- Enables you to compare results found on with the information you already have for the people in
 your family tree -- side by side, right in your file. This tool can
 also be used to mark the results you feel are most relevant, and then
 filter the results based on quality, type of record or how you've
 marked them.

 * Bookmarks -- Makes it simple to identify and tag the individuals you
 access most frequently.

 * History -- Automatically tracks the last 30 individuals you've edited,
 enabling you to view and jump to recently changed people.

 Availability & System Requirements

Family Tree Maker 2005 is now shipping to major retail stores in the United States and Canada. Three retail offerings are currently available:

Family Tree Maker 2005, $49.99, which includes a 1 year subscription to's OneWorldTree Collection of over 800 million family history records.

Family Tree Maker 2005 Deluxe, $69.99, which includes a 1 year subscription to's U.S. Records Collection of over 1.3 billion family history records.

Family Tree Maker 2005 Collector's Edition, $99.99, which includes 1 year subscriptions to's OneWorldTree Collection, the U.S. Records Collection and 12 Data CDs that feature the Social Security Death Index, containing more than 1.6 billion family history records.

As an added bonus, each edition comes with a free 15-minute consultation with a trained genealogist and discounts on other related products. Family Tree Maker also includes a risk-free, 30-day money back satisfaction guarantee.
 Installation system requirements include:
 * Windows(R) 98/ME/XP
 * For Windows 98/ME; a 300 MHz Pentium(R) II, or compatible, processor
 and 32 MB of memory (RAM)
 * For Windows XP; a 333 MHz Pentium II, or compatible processor, and 128
 MB of memory (RAM)
 * Super VGA (800 x 600) video adapter (1024x768 recommended)
 * Hi-Color (16-bit) color quality
 * A CD-ROM drive (for installation only; to use the CD back up features,
 a CDR/CDRW is required.)
 * 150 MB disk space
 * Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 or later. (A full install package for
 IE 6 is provided if your system does not already have it.)
 * To take advantage of the online features, a 56 Kbps modem and an
 Internet connection.

 About, Inc., Inc. provides the largest and most popular collection of online information for connecting families with their histories and with one another. The company's tools, content and community empower individuals to find the people most important to them, and to discover and share their unique family stories. The MyFamily network of web-based products includes,,, and The company also publishes Family Tree Maker(R), the #1 selling family tree software, Ancestry Magazine, Genealogical Computing Magazine, over 50 book titles, and numerous databases on CD-ROM.

About Encore

Based in Los Angeles, CA, Encore is a majority-owned subsidiary of Navarre Corporation , and a leading interactive publisher in the PC CD- ROM and videogame markets. As a result of strategic relationships, the company publishes a complete range of productivity, utility, education and game titles. Publishing brands include Family Tree Maker, Transparent Language, Sesame Street and Advantage; as well as the Riverdeep family of brands including The Print Shop, PrintMaster, ZoneAlarm, Reader Rabbit, Mavis Beacon, and 3D Home Architect. Navarre is a Minneapolis MN-based publisher and distributor of a broad range of home entertainment and software products. For more information on Encore and Navarre Corporation, visit and

CONTACT: Mary-Kay Evans, Director of PR of, Inc., +1-801-705-7378,; or Leslie Nakashima, Director of Product Marketing of Encore, Inc., +1-310-719-2843,

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