RootsMagic Archive

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 […]

Special Holiday Offer Ends December 20th


Our special holiday offer continues through December 20th.  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. Brand New Version 6! […]

RootsMagic 6 – Free Online Publishing at My.RootsMagic.com


We released our new RootsMagic 6 software last week with an impressive list of new features.  One of our goals with this new release was to make it easier for you to share your information online with your family. With that goal in mind, we’re pleased to offer our new My RootsMagic free hosting service […]

New RootsMagic 6 Software Released


Latest Version of Genealogy and Family Tree Software Now Available to the Public SPRINGVILLE, Utah. — November 19, 2012 — RootsMagic, Inc. today announced the official release of RootsMagic 6, the latest version of the award-winning genealogy software which makes researching, organizing, and sharing your family history easy and enjoyable.  With this release comes an […]

What Are Research Logs and Why Should I Use Them?


What is the Difference Between To-Do Lists and Research Logs? A to-do list is just that… a simple list of things you need to do. It might be writing a letter, making a phone call, looking up a date, or any number of other things. A research log on the other hand is a list […]

RootsMagic’s New “Who Was There” Report


RootsMagic 5.0.3 introduced the new “Who Was There” report, which can be as simple or as powerful as you want it to be.  At the most basic level it will print a list of people who may have been in a selected place at a selected time.  Just enter the place and date and RootsMagic […]

New Weekly Webinars Announced


They’re baaacck!  After releasing RootsMagic 5 we got so busy that we weren’t finding any time to schedule and prepare any new webinars. Many of you have told us you would like to see shorter webinar classes covering a single feature in more detail.  So for  the next several weeks we will be doing just […]

RootsMagic 5 Updates


One of the new features we added in RootsMagic 5 is an on-screen indicator when a new update is available.  RootsMagic 5 will still notify you in the News screen which pops up when the program starts, but we discovered that a number of people turn that screen off so they don’t see when a […]