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The Road to RootsMagic 8 (Part 6): Multiple Files and Screens


The next features that we want to preview in RootsMagic 8 are improvements in working with multiple files, screens, and even computer monitors. One feature in previous versions of RootsMagic that our users have loved is the ability to have more than one file open at a time. You can simply open each file and work on […]

Important Information about macOS 10.15 (Catalina)


Apple has been busy working on the next version of the desktop operating system, macOS 10.15, also known as “Catalina.” While there have been several delays, Apple has said they expect it to be released this month (October 2019). While there are several new features and changes, one change, in particular, affects RootsMagic users: Catalina […]

The Road to RootsMagic 8 (Part 5): Files


In today’s preview of RootsMagic 8, we’re going to look at files and the new “File view” found on the Navigation bar. First of all, version 8 will carry over all of your work from previous versions of RootsMagic. Slight upgrades will be made to the file to support the new features in RootsMagic 8, similar to […]

The Road to RootsMagic 8 (Part 4): Home


Today, we’ll look at the “Home” view from our upcoming RootsMagic 8. This is the first view that you’ll find in the Navigation bar on the left. Note: Eagle-eyed readers will notice that this was called the “Dashboard” view in previous blog articles. The actual label for this view has gone through some changes throughout the […]

The Road to RootsMagic 8 (Part 3): Getting Around


In today’s look at the upcoming RootsMagic 8, we’ll look at the main screen. Specifically, the gray navigation bar found on the left side. As mentioned before, in designing RootsMagic 8, we wanted to make the software even easier-to-use. We started by looking at questions asked by our users through our technical support, Facebook group, and […]

The Road to RootsMagic 8 (Part 2): FAQ about the Upgrade


Last week, we gave you a first look at RootsMagic 8. While we’re itching to start showing you more details and features, last week’s article prompted many questions about RootsMagic and the upgrade process. We felt it would be helpful to answer some of the questions for you before showing you more features. So without […]

The Road to RootsMagic 8 (Part 1): Easier than Ever


RootsMagic users have been patiently (and sometimes impatiently) awaiting news of our latest version- RootsMagic 8. While we aren’t quite ready for an official release, we want to start pulling back the curtain and share some of version 8’s exciting new features. First of all, we know that this release has been a long-time coming. […]

Join us at RootsTech 2019 and get a sneak peek at version 8!


It’s almost here! We’re pleased to again sponsor the largest genealogy conference in the world: RootsTech! It’s being held Wednesday, February 27 through Saturday, March 2, 2019, 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 expo hall […]

New! Personal Historian 3 is here!


Today, we are excited to announce the official release of Personal Historian 3- the latest version of our ground-breaking computer software which helps you write the story of your life and of other individuals.  Are you overwhelmed with the idea of writing your life stories? Personal Historian breaks this seemingly monumental task into small, manageable […]

RootsMagic at RootsTech 2018: Draw, Share, and Win with the RootsMagic MagicWall!


RootsTech is almost here and you can read about our exhibit, discounts, classes, and demos.  We also promised to tell you about two different games and giveaways that we’re participating in. The first is the “GBA.Buzz Scavenger Hunt” and the second is our new “RootsMagic MagicWall”. Now, you may or may not be familiar with “mermaid fabric”. […]