RootsMagic Archive

RootsMagic 4 Book Available for Pre-Order


The book Getting the Most Out of RootsMagic 4 is on a truck racing towards our warehouse.  This 336 page book written by Bruce Buzbee (that’s me) starts with the basics (creating a database, adding people, etc).  Subsequent chapters go into detail on more advanced aspects of RootsMagic 4. We are now taking orders for […]

Competitive Upgrade Discount Ends in 3 Weeks


$19.95 Price Ends August 31st When we released RootsMagic 4, we offered a limited time “competitive upgrade” price to users of other genealogy programs to thank them for their help testing RM4 during our community preview.  That competitive upgrade price will expire on August 31st. So if you are a user of Personal Ancestral File […]

RootsMagic 4 Update Released (4.0.4.0)


We have just released a new update to RootsMagic 4 (version 4.0.4.0).  This update includes a new feature which should prove to be very popular… the ability to automatically fix broken media/image links that occur when you move pictures or move your database and media to a new computer. If you have the RootsMagic News […]

RootsMagic 4 Update Released (4.0.3.0)


We have just released a new update to RootsMagic 4 (version 4.0.3.0).  If you have the RootsMagic News screen come up when you start RootsMagic, it may have already notified you of this update.  If not, you can do “Help > Check for Updates” from the RootsMagic menu to download and install this update. You […]

RootsMagic 4 Update Released (4.0.2.1)


We have just released a new update to RootsMagic 4 (version 4.0.2.1).  If you have the RootsMagic News screen come up when you start RootsMagic, it may have already notified you of this update.  If not, you can do “Help > Check for Updates” from the RootsMagic menu to download and install this update. The […]

What Have We Been Doing the Past Month?


Well, it has been exactly a month (an extremely busy month) since we officially released RootsMagic 4, so I thought it might be a good idea to let you know what we are up to. Fixin’ Bugs Of course our number one priority right now is fixing bugs which have been reported.  Please keep in mind that RootsMagic […]

RootsMagic Invites Public to Preview Family Tree Software


RootsMagic Invites Public to Preview Family Tree Software Free Preview of Leading Genealogy Software Now Available to the Public SPRINGVILLE, Utah. — March 4, 2009 — RootsMagic, Inc. today announced RootsMagic 4 public beta, the latest version of the award-winning genealogy software which makes researching, organizing, and sharing your family history easy and enjoyable. During the […]

Summary of New Features in RootsMagic 4


If you’re new to the blog, or if you’d just like to relive pleasant memories of exciting past announcements, here is a summarized list of new features in RootsMagic 4 and the articles that describe each one: Live spell checking Easier file management Color-coded record comparisons BCG-standard source qualities Person View Improved multimedia handling CSS-styled […]

RootsMagic 4 Public Beta Coming Next Week


It’s finally here… After what seems like an eternity (for both us and the users), we will be releasing RootsMagic 4 to public beta early next week.  This will be your opportunity to play with RootsMagic 4 and to try out all these features we’ve been talking about for the last several months. So watch […]

RootsMagic 4 – Status Report


I realized I hadn’t blogged in awhile, so I decided to give a quick status report on where we are with RootsMagic 4.  As I mentioned previously I won’t be trying to predict the future, but we are definitely getting closer. Right now we’re having fun with our “community preview” which 2000 of our users […]