Personal Historian Archive

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 […]

Have an interesting family history picture? Win a Flip-Pal Mobile Scanner!


Do you have photos, drawings, quilts, or even coins and jewelry that you would like to digitally preserve for your family history?  If so, are you familiar with the Flip-Pal mobile scanner?  The Flip-Pal is a compact, cordless, battery-powered scanner that uses patented flip-and-scan technology to scan photos safely while they are still in the album […]

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 […]

Personal Historian 2 Software Released


Latest Version of Personal and Family History Writing Software Now Available to the Public SPRINGVILLE, Utah. — September 28, 2011 — RootsMagic, Inc. today announced the official release of Personal Historian 2, the latest version of the ground-breaking computer software which helps you write the story of your life and of other individuals.  Personal Historian […]

Personal Historian 2 Synopsis


Yeah, I know synopsis is a fancy word for this article, but we’ve been blogging all month about all the great new features coming in Personal Historian 2 and we didn’t want to make folks have to dig through all of those articles.  So here is a list of those articles that you can just […]

Personal Historian Essentials


As I mentioned last time, I have one more new Personal Historian “feature” to share with you.  While not technically a feature, it is an exciting change.  With the release of version 2 we will be replacing the usual demo version of Personal Historian with a new free Essentials version. Personal Historian Essentials will share […]

Publishing Your Stories with Personal Historian 2


One of the most powerful enhancements in version 2 is the Personal Historian Publisher.  The Publisher lets you create complete books, including cover and title pages, table of contents, copyright page, chapters with your stories, indexes and more. Create Multiple Personal Histories The Publisher lets you create multiple books from a single file.  When it […]

New Tools in Personal Historian 2


Personal Historian has always had tools to help you write and organize: spell checker, thesaurus, readability check, outline creator, filters, and more.  Here are a few of the new or improved tools coming in version 2. The first 3 tools I’m going to mention can be found on the screen where you write stories.  You […]

Using LifeCapsules in Personal Historian 2


Our lives are shaped by more than just the things we do.  Historical events and cultural happenings (music, tv, movies, radio) all impact our lives and the things we do.  We’ve talked about adding stories to create a personal history, but Personal Historian allows you to add context to a person’s life with LifeCapsules. A […]

Importing Genealogy Data into Personal Historian 2


So where do you start when trying to come up with stories for a personal history?  If you have been entering data into a genealogy program you can use that information to get you started. Personal Historian will import the events from any group of people you select, including any pictures or sources (remember, bold […]