Author Archives for Michael Booth

It’s Here! RootsMagic releases Ancestry Features


Last year, we announced we were working with Ancestry® to integrate Ancestry Hints® and Ancestry’s records and online trees with our software. After months of development and the feedback of thousands of testers, we’re pleased to announce the release of RootsMagic 7.5, a free update to RootsMagic 7 that adds two amazing new features: TreeShare™ for Ancestry […]

Questions about upcoming Ancestry features? We’ve got answers!


There’s a lot of interest in our upcoming update which will add Ancestry integration to RootsMagic. We’re getting many questions through all our support channels about this, and we’ve tried to share as many details as we could. But there are lots of spinning plates in the air, and there are many people from multiple […]

A Sneak Peek from the Underground Labs


I’ve managed to climb out of the RootsMagic underground labs for a quick break and was able to sneak some top-secret documents past the watchful gaze of the RootsMagician. I’m excited to give you an exclusive look at some long-awaited new features coming to RootsMagic 7. (Keep in mind that these features are still under […]

RootsMagic at RootsTech 2017: The RootsMagic Daily Giveaway


RootsMagic is pleased to sponsor RootsTech 2017, the largest genealogy conference in the world. You can read about several of the ways you’ll be able to interact with us at the conference and the GBA Colossal Giveaway where you can win some amazing prizes. Today, we announce a second way to win prizes at RootsTech- the RootsMagic Daily […]

RootsMagic at RootsTech 2017: GBA Colossal Giveaway


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. Today, we’ll tell you about the first. RootsMagic is a […]

RootsMagic at RootsTech 2017: Join us at the largest global genealogy conference


We’re just one short week away from the largest genealogy conference in the world: RootsTech! It’s being held Thursday, February 9 through Saturday, February 11, 2017, at the Salt Palace in Salt Lake City, Utah. We’ve been a part of it since the beginning and this year is no exception. In fact, this year we’re pleased to […]

The Winner of our 30th Birthday Contest


The votes are in and the winner of our 30th Birthday Contest is Kelly Leary, who wins a Shotbox portable light box! Here’s the winning story: The Nonagenarian by Kelly Leary At his 90th birthday party, my grandfather handed me his birth certificate and asked me if I could find his family. He was the […]

Choose the Winner of our 30th Birthday Contest


It’s our 30th birthday and we asked our users to share about when they first “felt the magic”. We received so many great stories and experiences. The staff here at RootsMagic had a difficult time narrowing down the list to only 8. Congratulations to our finalists: Kathy Agard, Sunny O’Bryan, Kelly Leary, Clytee Gold, Patricia (Name […]

Enter the RootsMagic 30th Birthday Contest


It’s our 30th birthday, but you’re getting the presents!  Whether you’ve been a part of the RootsMagic family for 30 years or 30 minutes, we want to hear your story! Tell us about the time you “first felt the magic”- that is, the moment you fell in love with our software. Just fill out this […]

RootsMagic WebHints Now Support Findmypast


One of the biggest new features in RootsMagic 7 is our amazing WebHints™. RootsMagic automatically searches your favorite genealogy record sites including FamilySearch and MyHeritage for possible matches to your data. As matches are found, a light bulb appears next to each person’s name. Clicking on the light bulb opens up a web browser with […]

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