Archives for October, 2008

RootsMagic 4 Unwrapped – Evolution


Way back when I first started previewing RootsMagic 4, several eagle-eyed readers noticed that the file extension of the RootsMagic database had changed from .RMG to .RMGC.  There was some speculation (quite accurate speculation I might add) about what that simple change actually means. One thing that it means is that RootsMagic 4 has been […]

RootsMagic 4 Unwrapped – Sharing Events


Can I get a witness? Here is that new edit screen from the last preview, and I’ve unblurred the new magic button. “Share”.  This feature (sometimes called “witnesses”) lets you share a person’s fact or event with other people in your database.  Click the Share button for a fact and RootsMagic 4 lets you select […]

Tag, I’m It


OK, so nobody told me when I started blogging that I would get to play tag.  I was tagged by Diane Haddad over at the Genealogy Insider (she’s with Family Tree Magazine).  I’m supposed to answer these questions about myself, and then tag 5 more blogs. 10 Years Ago I … 1. Moved into my […]

RootsMagic 4 Unwrapped – The New Edit Screen


Well, I’m finally caught up from the RootsMagic cruise, and ready to wrap up the last 5 or 6 new features coming in RootsMagic 4. Welcome to the new edit screen.  Now, before you say “It’s different so I hate it”, let’s talk a little bit. One big problem in most genealogy programs is all […]

Remembering a Good Friend


I just got back from the RootsMagic cruise late last night, and have been feeling a little melancholy.  I found out while I was gone that a good friend had passed away.  Many of you may know Art Lassagne, owner of The Gold Bug, and the publisher of AniMap.  Art passed away September 29, 2008. […]

RootsMagic 4 Unwrapped – Named Groups


If you have ever selected a group of people for a report or search and wished you could save that group of people to use again later, then your wish has been granted.  The fifth (and final) tab of the side list is the Groups tab. Click the Groups button to add, edit, or delete […]