RootsMagic 4 Update Released (

We have just released an update to RootsMagic 4 (version

This minor update fixes a number of issues.  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.

You can also download the update from

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

  • Edit screen now displays place details in fact list
  • Name and place indexes now print in Individual List report
  • FTM import now brings in citations which had no master source in FTM
  • Added option to paste into notes using plain text (option is at Tools > Program options)
  • Hover style fixed for some links in generated websites
  • Alternate names are now included in narrative websites
  • Parents of spouses in descendant narrative websites are now included (ex: Jane Doe, daughter of John Doe and Mary Smith, …)
  • Fixed a few source issues in websites
  • Children of cousin marriages in narrative descendant reports are numbered properly now
  • Fixed a wordwrap issue with “About” text for shareable CDs
  • Fixed a problem with some new temples getting duplicated multiple times in the temple list
  • Photo description doesn’t get lost in GEDCOM import / drag and drop when the image has a date entered
  • Nickname delimiter (quotes vs parens) are honored in report titles
  • Fixed crashing when running the “Fix broken media links” from the little camera icon in the info panel at the top of screen
  • Wallcharts honor the selected date format now
  • NFS AutoMatch could crash if a large number of people were already matched with NFS
  • Fixed problem with horizontal scroll bar sometimes not appearing on child list in family view
  • Separated “Reserved” from “Need more info” on NFS statuses
  • Removed disputing from New FamilySearch
  • Added Descendant List report option to just show birth and death year
  • Additional checking for duplicates when reserving ordinances in NFS
  • Fixed a number of issues when copying relatives back and forth between RM and NFS

Come See Us in Northern California

We are pleased to sponsor the California Family History Expo on October 8-9, 2010 at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton, California.   Visit our booth, attend our classes, or take away one of our over $700 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, October 8: 9 am – 6 pm
  • Saturday, October 9: 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, Mineral & Gem Room 103 (Building O)
  • Personal Historian: Bringing Life to Your Life Stories – Friday, 1:30 pm, Agriculture Room 102 (Building P)
  • What’s New in RootsMagic 4, Part II– Saturday, 11:00 am, Mineral & Gem Room 104 (Building O)

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.

  • Data Clean-Up in RootsMagic 4, Friday 4:05 pm, RootsMagic Exhibitor Booth
  • Entering Sources into RootsMagic 4, Friday 5:35 pm, RootsMagic Exhibitor Booth
  • Publishing a Book with RootsMagic 4, Saturday 9:05 am, RootsMagic Exhibitor Booth
  • Running RootsMagic from a Flash Drive, Saturday 12:35 pm, RootsMagic Exhibitor Booth
  • Mapping Your Ancestors with Family Atlas, Saturday 2:05 pm, RootsMagic Exhibitor Booth
  • Creating a Shareable CD with RootsMagic 4, Saturday 3:35 pm, 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.

  • 4GB RootsMagic flash drive 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.
  • $25 gift certificate 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, 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: