RootsMagic Archive

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: Get Research Help with RootsMagic and GenSmarts


Have you ever stared at your RootsMagic screen wondering where to look next (or maybe even where to start)? There are so many record types and websites to search that you aren’t even sure where to begin.  Or maybe you are a seasoned genealogist who just wants to make sure you don’t overlook anything.  Did you […]

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). […]

Our Best Holiday Offer Ever


With the holidays coming up, we often get requests from our users about buying copies of RootsMagic to give as gifts to their family or friends.  In what has become an annual tradition, RootsMagic owners can buy discounted copies of our software to give as gifts. Ten Years of Holiday Specials! It’s hard to believe this is our […]

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 […]

Sharing Sources Between RootsMagic and FamilySearch Family Tree


As the only TreeShare+ certified program, RootsMagic is the only software certified to share sources with FamilySearch Family Tree.  We’ve gotten a lot of questions about this great feature, so we’ve created a short (12 min) video that shows exactly how to do this.  But let’s start with a quick overview first. Sharing Sources with […]

RootsMagic Introduces Problem Alerts


As I teach RootsMagic classes or webinars, I’m surprised how often somebody will say “I didn’t know that feature was in there”.  One such “unknown” feature is RootsMagic’s problem list.  The existing problem list (found at Tools > Problem Search > Problem List) scans everyone in your file to try and find any potential data […]

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 Wins Two 2013 About.com Readers’ Choice Awards


The awards keep coming in.  Just 3 months after winning its 4th straight GeneAward for Best Genealogy Product of the Year, RootsMagic has won not one, but two 2013 About Genealogy Readers’ Choice Awards! After a month of nominations and voting by the community, RootsMagic received awards for: Best Genealogy Software (Windows) for our RootsMagic software, and […]