New! Personal Historian 3 is here!


Today, we are excited to announce the official release of Personal Historian 3- the latest version of our ground-breaking computer software which helps you write the story of your life and of other individuals.  Are you overwhelmed with the idea of writing your life stories? Personal Historian breaks this seemingly monumental task into small, manageable pieces and then reconstructs it into a complete, publishable document.

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Personal Historian creates an interactive timeline of a person’s life to keep the stories organized, give context to life events, and to allow users to write stories in any order they wish. When ready, Personal Historian will compile the stories into a finished book complete with table of contents, chapters, pictures, indexes, and more.  The book may then be printed at home, edited in a word processor, published professionally, or shared with friends and family.

New! Download and Publish Your Facebook Memories

Facebook has been in the news quite a bit lately. And if you’re like me, you’ve used it for several years to share news, pictures, and more with friends and family to the point that it contains many treasured memories and stories from your life.

One amazing new feature in Personal Historian 3 is the ability to download a copy of all your Facebook posts, places, pictures, family, and even comments right into the software. You can even print and publish a book from your Facebook feed.

New! Share and Combine Stories between Multiple Histories

As you can use Personal Historian to write any number of histories for all of the important people in your life, many users have requested the ability to share stories between their multiple histories.  Personal Historian 3 now lets you import stories, pictures, people, places, and categories from one file to another- making it easy to share and combine histories.

New! LifeCapsule Editor

One of the most powerful features in Personal Historian has been its collection of LifeCapsules- sets of events, timelines, and memory triggers which give context and color to your stories. In addition to the many LifeCapsules which come with the software (which have all been refreshed and updated in version 3), the new LifeCapsule Editor gives you the ability to create your own LifeCapsules on any subject you like. You can then import these LifeCapsules into your own Personal Historian files or even share them with others to incorporate into their own histories.

Of course, Personal Historian 3 also has many more enhancements, features, and fixes which have been requested by our loyal users throughout the years.

Join our Webinar to Learn More

To celebrate this new release, we’ll be hosting a special free webinar on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at 10 a.m. MDT where we will demonstrating Personal Historian 3 and showing off its new features. Don’t miss this chance to learn more about the software and ask questions to its developer! If you can’t attend the webinar live, don’t worry- we’ll put up a recording of it that you can watch later on.

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Upgrade Offer

Get your copy of Personal Historian 3 now by visiting http://www.personalhistorian.com or by calling 1-800-766-8762. New users may purchase it for only $29.95 while existing Personal Historian users may upgrade for only $19.95, saving $10 off of the regular price. A free, limited-feature version named “Personal Historian 3 Essentials” is also available for those who would like to take the software for a spin before purchasing.

So if you’re ready to finally make some progress on writing the story of your life, get your copy of Personal Historian 3 today!

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RootsMagic at RootsTech 2018: Draw, Share, and Win with the RootsMagic MagicWall!


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RootsTech is almost here and you can read about our exhibit, discounts, classes, and demos.  We also promised to tell you about two different games and giveaways that we’re participating in. The first is the “GBA.Buzz Scavenger Hunt” and the second is our new “RootsMagic MagicWall”.

Now, you may or may not be familiar with “mermaid fabric”. It’s an amazing fabric covered with two-toned sequins that lets you reverse the color by simply brushing against it with your hand or finger. If you haven’t played with it before, take our word for it- it is mesmerizing. Most people have played with a small pillow or shirt with this fabric on it. Well, we’re bringing to RootsTech a wall covered with 28 square feet of the stuff! We call it, the “RootsMagic MagicWall”.

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And we’ll have it at our booth in the RootsTech expo hall where you are free to brush, touch, write, doodle, and draw to your heart’s content. But we aren’t stopping there. We’re also giving away some fun prizes every day for people who stop by and play on the MagicWall.

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Each day, Thursday through Saturday, we’ll be giving away 1 copy of Disney/Pixar’s “Coco”, an amazing animated film about family history and preserving memories; an Ancestry DNA testing kit, and a copy of our brand new Personal Historian 3 personal and family history writing software.

To enter to win:

  1. Stop by the RootsMagic booth (#727) and draw something on the RootsMagic MagicWall.
  2. Take a picture of yourself with your masterpiece.
  3. Post the picture to Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter using the hashtag, “#RootsMagic”. Make sure your post is publically visible so we can see and count your entry.
  4. Three entries will be randomly selected Thursday at 11:59 pm MST, Friday at 11:59 pm MST, and Saturday at 1:59 pm MST to win 1 of each day’s prizes (9 winners in total). You will need to post a picture each day to qualify for that day’s drawing.
  5. Winners’ names will be posted at the RootsMagic MagicWall and winners will be responsible for collecting their prizes from the RootsMagic booth before the end of the conference at 4:00 pm on Saturday.

Good luck and we’ll see you at RootsTech!

RootsMagic at RootsTech 2018: The GBA.Buzz Scavenger Hunt


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RootsTech is coming soon, and we’re busy getting ready for it. We’ve already written about several of the ways you’ll be able to interact with us at the conference, and we promised to tell you about two different games and giveaways that we’re participating in. The first is the “GBA.Buzz Scavenger Hunt”.

RootsMagic is a member of the Genealogy Business Alliance. This is a group for genealogy business leaders to discuss best practices, network, and create a united voice in the genealogy community. This year, RootsMagic and 15 other members of GBA have joined together for the GBA.Buzz Scavenger Hunt. In it, we’re all giving away more than $2000 worth of prizes!

This video explains how to play:

Step 1: Visit any of these 16 booths in the RootsTech Expo Hall. The more booths you visit, the more entries you get, and the greater your chances of winning a prize.

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Click here to download the map.

Step 2: Find the GBA.Buzz poster in each booth. Using your smartphone, either scan the QR code or enter the web address found on the poster.

Step 3: After entering the code, enter your name and your email address to track your progress.

Step 4: Answer a question about the exhibitor’s business. (Don’t worry, they aren’t hard)

Step 5: Watch for Instant Rewards from certain booths.

Step 6: Move on to the next exhibitor and repeat the Scavenger Hunt for more chances to win and more instant rewards!

For more information, visit http://GBA.buzz.

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