Open FBC File – What is and How to View – Format and Programs

File type: Family Tree


The FBC file extension is used with the FamilyTree Compressed Backup files. The files with the FBC file extension contain data on a family tree used by the genealogy application Family Tree Maker.
It is appended to all backup files of the Family Tree Maker. The said application allows users to create and share their family tree. The FTM or Family Tree Maker has been promoted as the top-selling and most patronized family tree software in the market.
Like other genealogy software application, FTM allows researchers to record all pieces of information gathered during the course of the research and to generate reports, books and charts that contain the said information.
Presently, the software is being offered to the users of computers running on the Operating Systems Microsoft Windows 98, ME, Vista, XP and 2000 only.
The manufacturer of the software has not yet made any announcements as to whether it is going to release it on other platforms. Majority of the features of the Family Tree Maker 2006, 2005 and 16 are capable of functioning with the Windows Vista. Although some features like exporting views, trees, or books to PDF still require updates.

Detailed information 

Category: Data Files
File format: Proprietary
Open with Windows: Family Tree Maker
Open with Linux: N/A
The Version 16 of the Family Tree Maker has been nominated for the 2007 CODiE Award under the category Best Consumer Productivity Solution.
The release of the redesigned Family Tree Maker 2008 in August of 2007 was received by the users with a lot of criticisms. Reportedly, there were missing features that had existed on the previous versions and there had also been reported data loss and performance problems.
A genealogy software application is employed in recording, organizing and publishing genealogical data. It could produce various text reports and graphical charts such as register reports, ahnentafel reports, and pedigree charts.