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Broderbund Teams with to Launch Family Tree Maker(R) Version 11 - the #1 Selling Genealogy Software Program.

PROVO, Utah, Sept. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Riverdeep, a leading publisher of Broderbund branded productivity products, and, Inc., the leading network for connecting families, today announced the release of Family Tree Maker(R) version 11, the complete and easy resource for building family trees. On the market for over 10 years, Family Tree Maker has sold more than 5 million units and is a comprehensive tool for users to discover, document and distribute family findings. Now, with Family Tree Maker version 11, users can bring history to life with powerful search tools and a variety of trees and templates to beautifully display and share charts, reports and photos.

"We are committed to improving Family Tree Maker, the #1 brand in its category, and make it even easier to preserve, organize and share your family legacy," said Tom Stockham, president and CEO of "With new features such as the ability to save and share trees as a PDF file, our latest version offers more ways for people to share their heritage with family and friends. It's an excellent program that brings older and younger generations together in their efforts to share and preserve family history and ultimately discover their unique family stories."

Family Tree Maker allows users to embrace their past and enrich their future through easy, rewarding family history. A new "getting started tutorial" makes it simple to get started. Within minutes users can create heirloom-quality trees, maps, timelines, and reports in dozens of exciting formats, including .PDF, making it easy to share with family and friends.

Family Tree Maker users also get easy access to a wide variety of resources available at the website, a member of the network of Web sites. Family Tree Maker searches's proprietary records for useful leads and information about ancestors. These records and indexes include Immigration, Birth, Death, Will, Cemetery, Marriage, Social Security, Military, Land, U.S. Census and Passenger Lists.'s website also includes free message boards, online classes, articles, and an extensive collection of proprietary data.
 New Features in Family Tree Maker version 11
 -- One-Click Searching to Find Leads on Your Ancestors -- Family Tree
 Maker scours genealogy-specific sites on the Internet to create a
 ranked list of resources that are likely to contain information on
 your ancestors.
 -- Back up your Family File to CD-ROM -- Preserve your heritage by
 protecting your data from viruses, hard drives crashes, and corrupted
 floppy disks. Restore lost data from the CD in seconds.
 -- Save as PDF -- Users looking for a way to easily share their Family
 Tree Maker files can now save creations as a PDF file with version 11.
 This versatile format ensures hassle-free file sharing, even with
 those who don't have Family Tree Maker. Simply save a tree or report
 as a PDF file, then send it via email or burn it to a CD-ROM.
 -- Preview Your Family Book Before Printing -- View the complete layout
 of your Family Book, exactly as it will print, and make any necessary
 changes, saving time and paper.
 -- Step-by Step Genealogy "How-to" Guide -- The "How-To" Guide is your
 expert search companion. Use it to learn how to start, whom to
 contact, what to ask, and more -- including built-in form letters and
 address directories that make requesting official records simple.
 -- Merge Family Files More Easily -- Merge two files or import new data
 in just seconds. You can also copy and paste individuals, family
 branches, or an entire tree from one file to another.

 Availability and System Requirements

Family Tree Maker version 11 is now shipping to stores with a suggested retail price of $49.99, which includes a selection of data CDs and three- months free access to's World Family Tree Collection. Also currently shipping is Family Tree Maker Deluxe version 11 for $69.99 which includes a selection of data CDs and three-months free access to's U.S. Census Collection and Family Tree Maker Collection's Edition for $99.99 which includes all features and data found in Family Tree Maker Deluxe version 11, plus three-months free access to's World Family Tree Collection, featuring more than 2 million World Family Tree names.

For installation the program requires Windows 98/ME/XP Home Edition, 90 MHz Pentium (166 MHz recommended), 16 MB RAM (32 MB recommended), 125 MB free hard disk space before installation, 2x CD-ROM drive or faster, 640x480 monitor, 256 colors (or higher). Internet connection required to access online data and features.

About, Inc., Inc. is among the largest online subscription businesses, with over one million paid subscriptions and more than 10 million people using its Web resources every month. An interactive media company, connects families with their histories and one another. The company enriches the lives of its customers by providing the tools, content and community that empower them to find the people most important to them and share their unique family stories. The MyFamily network of Internet properties includes,,, and The company also publishes Family Tree Maker, the #1 selling family tree software, Ancestry magazine, Genealogical Computing magazine, over 50 book titles, and numerous databases on CD-ROM.

About Riverdeep

Riverdeep, with offices in Dublin, Ireland and Novato, California, is a leading publisher of interactive products focusing on productivity, kid's entertainment, and education markets for adults, children, and schools. Riverdeep's rich portfolio of interactive award-winning products feature such well-known brands as The Print Shop(R), Reader Rabbit(R), Destination Math(R), and Learning Company Books(TM). For more information visit

CONTACT: Mary-Kay Evans of, Inc., +1-801-705-7378, or; or Yvonne Kilgariff, Broderbund Brand Manager, +1-415-382-2957, or

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