Archives for October, 2016

Happy 30th Birthday, RootsMagic! Part 4: The Vegas Gamble


NOTE: This is Part 4 in our ongoing series documenting the history of our company. If you’re just joining us, be sure to read Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3. As our customer base for QubeCalc slowly grew, we began to get requests for a “more powerful” version of the program.  This really hit home […]

Happy 30th Birthday, RootsMagic! Part 3: The New Full-Time Job


NOTE: This is Part 3 in our ongoing series documenting the history of our company. If you’re just joining us, be sure to read Part 1 and Part 2. As word of mouth spread about QubeCalc and InstaCalc, sales slowly picked up throughout 1987.  Then in August of 1987, we got our first “national” mention when Brit […]

Happy 30th Birthday, RootsMagic! Part 2: Getting off the Ground


NOTE: This is Part 2 in our ongoing series documenting the history of our company. If you’re just joining us, be sure to read Part 1. Now that I had both a company and a product, all I needed to do was figure out how to sell software.  My engineering degree certainly hadn’t taught me […]

Enter the RootsMagic 30th Birthday Contest


It’s our 30th birthday, but you’re getting the presents!  Whether you’ve been a part of the RootsMagic family for 30 years or 30 minutes, we want to hear your story! Tell us about the time you “first felt the magic”- that is, the moment you fell in love with our software. Just fill out this […]

Happy 30th Birthday, RootsMagic! Part 1: The FormalWare Co.


Part 1: The FormalWare Co. Happy 30th birthday to RootsMagic!  Well, not RootsMagic the program, but RootsMagic the company.  This month (October 14th to be exact), marks the 30th birthday of the company we now know as “RootsMagic”. Like a lot of people, RootsMagic has gone through a number of names, moves and changes since […]