Family Tree Magazine Archive App Instructions

The Family Tree Magazine Archive application allows you to search all of the Family Tree Magazines from 2000 to 2023. You can browse each month, click through the index, or search for phrases and keywords.

Download Instructions

Opening the Application

Windows: Attach the USB drive your computer,
and open the folder. To open the application double click the .EXE file

Mac OS: Attach the USB drive your computer,
and open the folder. To open the application
hold down the control key on the keyboard and
right click the icon.

Right click dialogue box

Warning dialogue
The dialogue is safe to accept and click open.
Clicking open will initialize the application.

Click Open

Using the Application

Step 1
When the application opens for the first time, the main area will be blank. The first step is to place your cursor over the search field and click.

Step 2
Your dialogue will open. Navigate to the zip
drive location and select the main folder.

Step 3
After selecting the folder, click Initialize and
Enter to load the PDFs.

Step 4
After the initialization of the PDFs the Family Tree
Archive Application will display all of the archive
PDFs. Using the scroll bars, you can vertically
scroll through all of the PDFs or scroll through the
index and select a topic.

FTM Archive Dashboard

Click on the filters to select an archive year from
2000 to 2023. Once selected, the Family Tree
Magazines from that year will display on the right

Date Filter

The Family Tree Archive Dashboard displaying
the magazine archives from 2000 as an

FTM Archive with year selected

Index Filtered
Selecting a topic from the index will filter the
magazine PDF’s on the right with the magazine(s)
that contain that topic. You will also see the page
number where that topic is displayed.

FTM Index topic selected

Magazine PDF Detail
Clicking on the magazine PDF will open the PDF
in the viewer. If you clicked on a topic or entered
a keyword the PDF will open to that page.
If you open a magazine PDF from the cover, it will
open on the cover.

You can use the scroll bar, your mouse wheel or
keyboard arrows to navigate vertically through
the PDF.

Resetting the archive
If you need to reset the connection to the FTM
Archive, click on the gear icon in the upper right
of the application. Follow step 1.

FTM Index topic selected