I don't have a membership to Ancestry.com either. I did last year but decided not to renew it as I wasn't getting any additional info from it. My email is email@example.com
I have FTM2008,a gift, but I don't like it as much as my earlier version. I input some articles that I found in Google's newspaper archives into some of my grandparents profiles but when I went to access them recently, the articles were gone. Google has changed their access to the articles and now I can't get them back. I am very disappointed to say the least. I find the software is much harder to maneuver. The earlier versions were much easier, and because of that, I don't want to update FTM. What part of the country are you from? I am from Western PA.