Author Archives for Michael Booth

Tip: Never Get Lost in Your Tree with Color Coding


Have you ever started exploring around your family tree and found yourself lost, unsure which line to follow to get back down to your more recent ancestors? The Color Coding feature in RootsMagic makes it easy to leave yourself “breadcrumbs” so that you always know which people are your direct-line ancestors. The first thing to […]

Tip: Planning Cemetery Trips with RootsMagic


It’s Memorial Day weekend in the United States which means that many of you will be visiting gravesites of friends and family to honor and remember them. Did you know that RootsMagic can help you plan your visits and make sure that you don’t miss any ancestral resting spots? Listing Everyone Buried in a Location […]

RootsMagic App for Android Now Available!


With more and more devices and operating systems becoming popular, we are always asked, “When will RootsMagic be available for _______?” We are working hard to make RootsMagic available on whatever device you use, wherever you go. RootsMagic is already available for Windows and iOS (iPhone, iPad, iPod touch) and even the Mac (with help). […]

New Year’s Resolutions for 2014


Happy New Year!  2013 was a busy year for us and we’ve hit the ground running in 2014.  Let’s look ahead at some of our goals and resolutions for the new year. More Awards We received some last-minute awards for 2013 after we did our Year in Review. GenSoftReviews has presented RootsMagic with the “Top Rated […]

2013 in Review


It’s New Years Eve here in the RootsMagic underground labs which means that it is time for us to crawl out and spend some quality time with friends and family.  It also means that it is once again time to reflect on all that has happened this past year.  And don’t forget to check back on […]

Working with FamilySearch Family Tree


As the only software certified to add and share data with FamilySearch Family Tree, we have received a lot of questions about “what is FamilySearch Family Tree”, “who can access FamilySearch Family Tree”, etc. What Do the Different Certifications Mean? There seems to be a lot of confusion about what the different levels of FamilySearch […]

PAF users have a new home at RootsMagic; Upgrade offer and Free Quick Start guide


In a blog posting today, FamilySearch announced the retirement of it’s Personal Ancestral File (PAF) genealogy software. “Beginning July 15, 2013, PAF will be retired and will no longer be available for download or support. For full details and for information on alternative products, please visit http://familysearch.org/PAF.” The linked page recommends that PAF users upgrade to family […]

RootsMagic becomes Only Software Certified to Collaborate and Share with FamilySearch Family Tree


The great news is here!  We are pleased to announce that an update to RootsMagic 6 is now available which has been “Share+ Certified” (note the “plus”) by FamilySearch for use with their new “Family Tree” system.  This means that RootsMagic is the only software certified to collaborate and share data with FamilySearch Family Tree! […]

Goodbye, new.FamilySearch.org. Hello, FamilySearch Family Tree!


We have some bad news, some good news, and some great news. Bad News, Good News The bad news is that FamilySearch will be shutting-off the ability to make changes to their (old) new.FamilySearch.org website on Sunday, June 30, 2013.  This means that previous releases of RootsMagic (4, 5, and pre-6.1) will no longer be […]

RootsMagic is Only Software Certified to Share with FamilySearch Family Tree


We are pleased to announce that an update to RootsMagic 6 is now available which has been “Share Certified” by FamilySearch for use with their new “Family Tree” system.  This means that RootsMagic is the only software certified to share data with FamilySearch Family Tree! What is FamilySearch Family Tree? FamilySearch Family Tree is a new […]

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