RootsMagic Archive

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 […]

RootsMagic 4 Unwrapped – “The Book”


One of our users (thanks Herb) wanted to share the information about RootsMagic 4 with his genealogy society, so he compiled all my “unwrapped” blog articles into an easy to follow PDF file.  It covers the sneak previews of RootsMagic 4 from beginning to end making it much easier to follow than tracking backwards through […]

RootsMagic 4 Unwrapped – RootsMagic To Go


Well, we’ve reached the end of this long journey… the final sneak preview.  As we all know, I have mentioned several release dates which have come and gone.  I admit that I underestimated the amount of time needed for a release of this magnitude.  It’s easy to predict a release date if you are just […]

RootsMagic 4 Unwrapped – More on source templates


We got a couple of interesting questions the other day after I wrote about RootsMagic 4′s customizeable source templates.  The first two questions can be answered with this screen, which is the list of source templates available in RootsMagic 4. 1. Will we be able to take a pre-made template and add or take away […]

RootsMagic 4 Unwrapped – Sources… Have them your way


Sorry… got carried away fixing bugs again. In our last episode I promised that there was a little more I wanted to mention about the new SourceWizard in RootsMagic 4.  We told you that the new SourceWizard supported Evidence!, Evidence Explained, Cite Your Sources, and the Evidence QuickSheet.  Several readers were concerned about whether our […]

Our Biggest Holiday Offer Ever


With the holidays coming up, we often get requests from our users about buying copies of RootsMagic for themselves or to give as gifts to their family or friends.  And this year the requests have really come in asking whether the new version 4 will be ready in time for Christmas.  Well, there’s bad news and there’s good news. Despite working […]

RootsMagic 4 Unwrapped – Supercharged SourceWizard


Sources are awesome.  They are the lifeblood of the genealogist, and sometimes a frustration we would just as soon skip.  But we all know how important they are.  Documenting our family history is the greatest genealogical gift we can give our family.  Sure we can pass down a bunch of names, dates and places, but […]

We’re Still Working


Still waiting to hear about sources?  Well, I’m still anxious to write about them.  I just wanted to post a brief note to say that I haven’t forgotten about the blog.  We are buried in programming right now and I haven’t had time to do much of anything else. Based on a couple of comments […]

RootsMagic 4 Unwrapped – A Brief Note About Reports


After my last article on the new report engine in RootsMagic 4, I noticed we were getting a lot of questions and comments regarding individual reports, mainly whether we have enhanced or added a particular report.  Let me clarify a couple of things about RootsMagic 4 and reports. As I have previously mentioned (and as […]