To family researchers, I do not know if i will still be able to use gen forum. I was notified that all support for family tree maker before version 9 will be discontinued, and i refuse to be forced to buy another copy, I now have 6 different versions of family tree maker.I know they want to make more sales but why do they make it so you can not use the version you already have, I do not see that much improvement in any of the new ones. Actally all that i wanted was the platform, and im sure there are other tree makers out there that are as good, If you have the old version you cant read the new version, if you have the new version you cant read the old version.So any backups that you make, you wont be able too read if you have the new version. I recently burned a cd with 21000 names on it If you have familytree maker 10 you wont be able to read the cd. If anyone feels as i do and find a good alternate treemaker Plese let me know Any futher information any one recieves from Me by the forum or by email will on version # 8 or on a different platform than familytree maker. Ernest stanley "stanscrib"