Would anyone be able and willing to convert a family tree maker ftmb file for me?

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An elderly relative of my wife supplied me with what was thought to be a ged file, but turns out to be a Family Tree Maker backup.

I don't want to try to explain to him how to redo it as a gedcom, as he is quite old and not that interested sadly.

I also don't want to spend $99 for something I will never use and there is no trial for the program anymore.

We're very keen to get this file sorted so we can upload it to our profile.

Thanks in advance.

Wayne
in The Tree House by Wayne Hicking G2G2 (3.0k points)

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Download for free Family Tree Maker

How Can I Open an FTMB File?

http://www.ehow.com/how_8736635_can-open-ftmb-file.html

 

Free Family Tree Maker at http://www.file-extensions.org/ftmb-file-extension

by David Selman G2G Astronaut (1.1m points)
If that doesn't work PM me. It will really depend on what version it is.
@David: Unfortunately those links just basically say that an .ftmb file is a Family Tree Maker backup file, and to use Family Tree Maker to open it.

Wayne is asking for an alternative way to open the file and get the information out with having to use Family Tree Maker.
I've got FTM 2014 installed and there is a free download for FTM 2005 that will open some of the older files. If I can open it I can create a GEDCOM w/o any problem. Just drop me a note. I also belong to another group that has access to a number of the older versions and if I can't do it I'll consult with them.
Hi Rosemary

I believe the file is a later version of the program, so if you wouldn't mind I can email it to you. It's not terribly big.
No problem.
Hi Rosemary

I can't seem to find an email address for you on your page, or I'm just going blind, not sure which
Send me a PM and I'll reply to your email address.

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