Author Archives for Michael Booth

RootsMagic and Ancestry: Working Together at Last


Recently, the genealogy world was rocked with the news that Ancestry would be parting with their “Family Tree Maker” (FTM) genealogy software. Thousands of FTM users have since made the switch to RootsMagic. But the question everyone has been asking has been, “Will any other software be able to search and synchronize with Ancestry the […]

RootsMagic at RootsTech 2016: Discounts, Exhibit Hall, and a Prize Patrol!


We’re just one short week away from the largest genealogy event in the world: RootsTech! It’s being held Thursday, February 4 through Saturday, February 6, 2016 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. Expo Hall Don’t miss the free expo […]

2015 Year in Review


Welcome to 2016! With the new year, we in the RootsMagic underground labs like to take a little break and reflect on all that has happened this past year. It’s been an eventful year for us full of loss and growth. Join us for this look back at what has happened in the RootsMagic world during 2015. […]

Family Tree Maker® users have a new home at RootsMagic; Upgrade offer with Free Book and Magic Guides


In a blog posting today, Ancestry.com announced the retirement of its Family Tree Maker® (FTM) genealogy software. “True to this focus, we’ve taken a hard look at the declining desktop software market and the impact this has on being able to continue to provide product enhancements and support that our users need. With that, we’ve made […]

New “Personal Historian 2: The Companion Guide” Book Now Available


Personal Historian is our unique software that helps you write the story of your life and of other individuals. One of the most common questions we hear is, “Is there a printed book to go along with it?” We’re pleased to finally be able to say, “yes!” with the release of Personal Historian 2: The […]

RootsMagic Software and Windows 10


Today is the day that Microsoft has released the latest version of its flagship operating system- Windows 10. David Pogue, tech writer for Yahoo, wrote: “I’ll review the various improvements and new features, but if you’re in a hurry, the main thing is this: Windows 10 is coherent. It makes sense. Its design no longer leaves […]

In Memory of Gordon Dixon Booth


Today is a holiday in the United States- Presidents’ Day. But it’s special for me in a different way. Today would have been my dad’s 79th birthday. My father, Gordon Dixon Booth, passed away last month on Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at 7:31 a.m. He died at home, comfortable, and surrounded by his loved ones. […]

RootsMagic at RootsTech: Discounts, Exhibit Hall, Instruction, and a Prize Patrol!


This week is the famous RootsTech conference, which has grown into the largest genealogy event in the world. It’s being held Thursday, February 12 through Saturday, February 14, 2015 at the Salt Palace in Salt Lake City, Utah. We’ve been a part of it since the beginning and this year we’ll be more involved than […]

2014 in Review


Can you believe that it is New Years Eve already? As is tradition, we in the RootsMagic underground labs like to reflect on all that has happened this past year.  And don’t forget to check back on Thursday as we present our resolutions for 2015.  But until then- let’s flip the calendar all the back to the […]

Discounts, Delays, and an Extended Holiday Offer


On behalf of everyone here at RootsMagic, we hope that you’ve had a wonderful holiday and have had time to connect with family and friends. We’ve certainly had a very busy last few weeks since the release of RootsMagic 7. To be honest, we’ve been doing this holiday offer for many years now and thought […]

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