It’s here! RootsMagic 9!

We are thrilled to announce the official release of RootsMagic 9, the latest version of the award-winning genealogy software, which makes researching, organizing, and sharing your family history easy and enjoyable. With the release comes an update to the free “RootsMagic Essentials” product and a limited-time discount offer for both new and existing users.

NOTE: The limited-time discount has expired since the publication of this article.

Impressive New Features

RootsMagic 9 includes exciting new features that will help you to discover more about your family history.

  • With our innovative new “Associations” feature, you can track more than just family relationships. This powerful tool lets you record friends, associates, neighbors, enslavements, and more, giving you a more complete picture of your ancestors and their connections.
  • Enhanced color coding with multiple color code sets and color labeling makes it easier to identify different branches of your family tree and see relationships at a glance.
  • With the ability to save and reuse search criteria and task filters, you can quickly access frequently used searches and save time on your research.
  • RootsMagic 9 also includes powerful new database tools, which can help you to identify and correct errors in your family tree data. This can lead to a more accurate family tree and more informed research.
  • The RootsMagic 9 note editor has been completely rewritten to be more responsive and now includes spell-checking.
  • For Windows users, RootsMagic 9 is now available in 32-bit and 64-bit formats.
  • And RootsMagic 9 includes dozens of new features designed to make working with your data faster, easier, and more enjoyable.

New Book

We’re also excited to announce the return of our “Getting the Most Out of RootsMagic” book, written especially for RootsMagic 9.

Many people barely touch the tip of the iceberg of RootsMagic’s features. If you are one of these people, “Getting the Most Out of RootsMagic 9” is the book for you. You start with basic data entry and continue by learning advanced techniques such as custom reports, citing sources, research tasks, creating user-defined facts, powerful tools, and much more.

“Getting the Most Out of RootsMagic 9” is available for $19.95 and is printed and shipped by

New Videos

To help users become familiar with the new version and features, we’ve created a new set of free tutorial videos, including “Getting Started with RootsMagic,” “What’s New in RootsMagic 9,” and shorter videos showing individual features in more depth.

Free “RootsMagic Essentials”

RootsMagic 9 is also available in an updated, free edition named “RootsMagic 9 Essentials”.  RootsMagic Essentials is available for both Windows and macOS and contains many core features from the RootsMagic software.  The two products are fully compatible with one another.

Many people are curious about their family history and don’t know where to begin. RootsMagic Essentials is the perfect way for someone to get started risk-free. It’s available for download at

Discount Offer

RootsMagic 9 is normally available for only $39.95.  Existing RootsMagic and Family Origins users may upgrade for only $29.95.

But for a very limited time, RootsMagic is offering RootsMagic 9 at the special price of $20.  Until Friday, March 10th, 2023 at 11:59PM Mountain time, any customer may purchase RootsMagic at this special $20 price. After March 10, RootsMagic 9 will return to its regular price, with the standard discount for upgrades.

Join the thousands of family historians who trust RootsMagic as the place to plant their family tree and get RootsMagic 9 today!

RootsTech 2023: In-person & Online; Special Discount on RootsMagic 9


It’s the return of the live version of the largest genealogy conference in the world- RootsTech! It’s also the event where we are premiering our latest creation- RootsMagic 9!

It’s being held Thursday, March 2, through Saturday, March 4, 2023, online and in-person at the Salt Palace in Salt Lake City, Utah. We’ve been there from the beginning, and we’re pleased to again sponsor this event in 2023. If you’re coming in person, we hope you’ll join us for our special in-booth demonstrations of RootsMagic 9.

Relatives at RootsTech

There is also an improved “Relatives at RootsTech” feature that lets you see how you’re related to the other 650,000+ RootsTech attendees. Just use RootsMagic to update FamilySearch Family Tree to see how you connect to interested genealogists worldwide.

Expo Hall

Don’t miss the expo hall with the largest gathering of genealogy products and services in the country. Be sure to visit the RootsMagic booth #1003 (right up front) to meet our staff, ask questions, view demonstrations, and get special discounts on RootsMagic products.

Expo Hall hours (subject to change) are:

  • Thursday, March 2, 2023, 9 am – 6 pm
  • Friday, March 3, 2023, 9 am – 6 pm
  • Saturday, March 4, 2023, 9 am – 3 pm

In-Person RootsMagic 9 Class

While the virtual RootsTech is free, the in-person event in Salt Lake City includes the Virtual Pass, PLUS:

  • Exclusive classes from expert genealogists
  • Access to the world-renowned FamilySearch Library
  • Face-to-face connections with friends and industry experts

Plus, if you are attending in-person, you can come to the very first RootsMagic 9 class, taught by the RootsMagician himself, Bruce Buzbee!

What’s New in RootsMagic 9
Friday, March 3, 4:30 – 5:30 pm
Salt Palace Convention Center, Room 155 E

Special RootsTech Offer (In-Person and Online)

At our booth, take advantage of our special conference pricing. You’ll get RootsMagic for only $20!

Those who can’t attend RootsTech this year can get the same conference special by visiting The offer is only available starting Monday, February 27, at 11:00 am MST through Monday, March 6, 2023, at 11:59 pm MST.

See You There!

We’re excited to show you what we’ve been up to and to meet with so many of you in person. For those of you fortunate enough to be able to attend RootsTech in person, we look forward to seeing you. And if you won’t be able to join us there, be sure to participate in the virtual sessions and take advantage of the special offer at