Salt Lake City Family History Expo


We are pleased to sponsor the Salt Lake Family History Expo on August 27-28, 2010 at the South Towne Exposition Center, 9575 S. State Street, Sandy, Utah.   Visit our booth, attend our classes, or take away one of our over $1,000 worth of prizes!

Free Exhibit Hall!

Visit us at the RootsMagic booth in the Expo’s exhibit hall and experts will be on hand to answer questions about the RootsMagic software.  Don’t miss special conference discounts on various RootsMagic products. The Exhibit Hall also features family history vendors from across the world. The Exhibit Hall is free to the public and is open:

  • Friday, August 27: 9 am – 6 pm
  • Saturday, August 28: 9 am – 4:00 pm

Free RootsMagic Classes!

Come learn about the features in RootsMagic 4 in 3 free classes.  That’s right, these classes are FREE to anyone (but you do have to come pick up a ticket from our booth to attend).

  • What’s New in RootsMagic 4, Part I – Friday 11:30 am, Room 220B
  • What’s New in RootsMagic 4, Part II – Saturday, 11:00 am, Room 200A
  • New FamilySearch Made Easy with RootsMagic 4 – Saturday, 2:30 pm, Room 200A

Free Exhibit Hall Mini-Classes!

In addition to our full-length classes, we’re also be teaching free RootsMagic mini-classes in the exhibit hall.  These mini-classes will be about 15 minutes long and will be held at our booth during the break between the regular classes.

  • Writing Life Stories with Personal Historian, Friday 11:05am, RootsMagic Exhibitor Booth
  • Mapping Your Ancestors with Family Atlas, Friday 12:35pm, RootsMagic Exhibitor Booth
  • New FamilySearch Overview, Friday 1:05pm, RootsMagic Exhibitor Booth
  • Data Clean-Up in RootsMagic 4, Friday 2:35pm, RootsMagic Exhibitor Booth
  • Entering Sources into RootsMagic 4, Friday 4:05pm, RootsMagic Exhibitor Booth
  • Publishing a Book with RootsMagic 4, Friday 5:35pm, RootsMagic Exhibitor Booth
  • Running RootsMagic from a Flash Drive, Saturday 9:05am, RootsMagic Exhibitor Booth
  • Mapping Your Ancestors with Family Atlas, Saturday 10:35am, RootsMagic Exhibitor Booth
  • Writing Life Stories with Personal Historian, Saturday 12:05pm, RootsMagic Exhibitor Booth
  • Using RootsMagic’s Research Tools, Saturday 12:35pm, RootsMagic Exhibitor Booth
  • Creating a Shareable CD with RootsMagic 4, Saturday 2:05pm, RootsMagic Exhibitor Booth

Fun Prizes!

And to help show off some of the great features in RootsMagic 4, we’re going to give away these great prizes in each of our free RootsMagic classes.

  • Two 4GB RootsMagic flash drives with RootsMagic 4.  That’s right, RootsMagic 4 will run directly off a flash drive.  And with the included RootsMagic To-Go program you can easily transfer your data back and forth between your desktop computer and your flash drive as well.
  • Two $25 gift certificates from Generation Maps.  Generation Maps makes it easy to print those large wall charts you’ve created in RootsMagic 4.
  • Plus a bunch of stuff just for fun: RootsMagic tote bags, badge holders, genealogy ties, and more!

Other Classes!

Over 100 other classes will be presented by industry leaders and experts from the local and national genealogical community.  Products and services from genealogy companies will also be showcased in an exhibit hall where you can meet with specialists for free personal consultations on research questions or problems.

If you wish to attend the other classes, registration is just $75.00 for both days or $40.00 for a single day.  Individuals who want to attend only one or two classes and visit the Exhibit Hall can register for single classes at $12.00 each.

Expo details and the class schedule are available online at:

RootsMagic 4 Update Released (

We have just released an update to RootsMagic 4 (version

This update adds a few requested features, and fixes a number of pesky bugs.  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 “HelpCheck for Updates” from the RootsMagic menu to download and install this update.  Note: We updated the list below to include a few issues we fixed in the update.

You can also download the update from

Here are the new, fixed, and updated items in this update:


  • New Research Notes report (prints the source detail text and comments for a person or family)
  • Timeline lists now support source citations
  • Added wordwrap command to note editor
  • Added “Mark by parents” and “Unmark by parents” to the “Select Families” list to allow criteria for selecting families
  • Added “Unused Places List” to show places in your database that aren’t used by any events
  • Added sex, birth and death dates to the edit family screen in Tools > Problem list
  • Wordwrap in notes works on selected text now (
  • Added wordwrap button to note editor toolbar (
  • Wordwrapping can be reversed by undo now (


  • Pasting into RM notes now preserves bold, italics, and underlining
  • Sped up duplicate search, SmartMerge, and ShareMerge
  • Sped up scrolling through the list of potential duplicate records
  • Sped up incremental search in the place list (for databases with large number of places)
  • Fixed crashing when doing some “Fix broken media links” commands
  • Print preview now defaults to 100% zoom (actual size)
  • Info on right side of correspondence list (Lists > Correspondence) now shows type and sent/received properly
  • Direct PAF import brings Military and Mission into existing RM fact types
  • New FamilySearch import now imports sealing to spouse properly
  • Sentence display on Edit Person screen displays alternate names properly now
  • Parent name prefixes and suffixes are now displayed in Edit Person screen
  • Some names in group sheets weren’t including the prefix or suffix
  • Some names in individual summaries weren’t including the prefix or suffix
  • Searching for dates containing terms like “the” or “/” works properly now
  • Fixed problem where some identical sources wouldn’t automerge
  • Fixed several reports / screens where accented characters didn’t uppercase properly
  • Importing UTF-8 GEDCOM files w/o a Byte Order Marker (BOM) works properly now
  • PAF import now converts private notes
  • GEDCOM import converts private notes from PAF and Legacy GEDCOMs
  • GEDCOM import reads ALIA tags in Generations GEDCOM files as alternate names
  • Group timeline list now has place as a separate column
  • Explorer now shows spouse for marriage events that don’t have a place
  • Place details print for family events on the individual summary now
  • Uppercasing month in narrative report dates doesn’t uppercase modifier text anymore
  • Side list index and People view update after the automatic merges (ShareMerge/SmartMerge)
  • View is refreshed after merges are performed
  • Notes for shared events now print on Group Sheet and Individual Summary
  • Issue with merging sometimes losing media attached to events
  • Changed Cebu Philippines temple code from CEBU to CEBUP
  • Added 6 new temples: Manaus Brazil, San Salvador, Quetzaltenango, Kansas City, Calgary, Brigham City
  • Better handling of pasted text from certain websites and screens (
  • Fixed font issues in PDF (smearing and mangled characters) (
  • Fixed some issues with the recently opened database list (
  • Start person is selected in side list when program starts (
  • Opening RM in family view highlights the start person properly (
  • Fixed some focus issues in the family view (which could lead to double click editing the wrong person) (
  • Fixed SQLite error when trying to edit a place from the unused place list (
  • Clicking blank root person slot on pedigree view will add the person as a child if there are parents (
  • Fixed occasional blank narrative reports (