Author Archives for Michael Booth

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 […]

RootsMagic Adds Direct Import of Family Tree Maker Files


Direct Family Tree Maker Import is Here! Since Ancestry’s announcement that they were parting ways with their Family Tree Maker software, thousands of FTM users have found a new home in RootsMagic. One of the first questions they have is, “How do I get my data from FTM into RootsMagic?” Until today, the answer has […]

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 […]

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