Author Archives for Michael Booth

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 […]

RootsMagic 2013 RootsTech Treasure Hunt Winners


The RootsMagic 2013 RootsTech Treasure Hunt is now over.  We wanted to thank the bloggers who placed clues on their sites: AnceStories (Miriam J. Robbins), Ancestry Insider (Anthony Nsider), DearMYRTLE (Pat Richley-Erickson), Elyse’s Genealogy Blog (Elyse Doerflinger), Gena’s Genealogy (Gena Philibert Ortega), Genealogy Gems Podcast (Lisa Louise Cooke), Genealogy Guy’s Podcast (Drew Smith), Genealogy’s Star (James Tanner), Genea-Musings (Randy Seaver), Granite Genealogy (Sue Maxwell), Leaves of […]

Win an iPad in the RootsMagic 2013 RootsTech Treasure Hunt!


It’s been a tremendous last few months here at RootsMagic. We’ve been busy with the new releases of RootsMagic 6 and RootsMagic for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch. We’re also excited to participate in one of the largest genealogy events in North America- RootsTech! We want to celebrate these momentous events with you, our loyal […]

Vote for RootsMagic in the “2013 About Genealogy Readers’ Choice Awards”


About.com Genealogy is the highest-ranked single contributor genealogy site on the internet.  Kimberly Powell, the curator, does a terrific job keeping it up-to-date with the latest news and tips as well as detailed and valuable lessons and how-to articles.  If you aren’t already familiar with this resource, you owe it to yourself to check it […]

New Year’s Resolutions for 2013


Happy New Year!  With 2012 behind us, let’s look ahead to the new year and some of our goals and resolutions for 2013. New Devices 2012 saw us expand new platforms and devices including our My RootsMagic online publishing and RootsMagic for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.  Like you, we know how important it is to have your […]

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