New RootsMagic 7 Software Released


SPRINGVILLE, Utah. — November 25, 2014 — RootsMagic, Inc. today announced the official release of RootsMagic 7, the latest version of the award-winning genealogy software which makes researching, organizing, and sharing your family history easy and enjoyable.  With this release comes an update to the popular “RootsMagic Essentials” free genealogy software.

Family History Made Easy

Family Tree Magazine said RootsMagic is “probably the best all-around genealogy program” and “offers a winning combination of features for both casual and serious genealogists.”

Throughout its 13-year history, RootsMagic has helped people research and share their family trees with innovative features such as moving people from one file to another with your mouse, a SourceWizard to help you document your work, creating a Shareable CD to give to family and friends, and running RootsMagic off of a USB flash drive when you are away from home.  RootsMagic has also received numerous awards, including the award for “Easiest to Sync” from FamilySearch for their work in interfacing with that system.

New Features

RootsMagic 7 adds many new features while making existing features even easier to use.  “This release includes something for everybody,” said Bruce Buzbee, president.  “Whether you want help finding records, or an easier way to share your family history with family, RootsMagic 7 has something new for you.”  New features include:

WebHints

The industry’s only multi-platform record hints, providing automatic hinting from both FamilySearch and MyHeritage.  Simply click the WebHint bulb next to a person’s name:

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View the hint summary for both FamilySearch and MyHeritage…

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Then click through to see the actual records.

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MyRootsMagic

Our all new accounts which let you easily publish and maintain multiple online trees.  From a single screen you can easily publish, view, change settings, refresh, or delete multiple trees.

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Your trees can be public or private (password protected), and since your new online tree is database driven, you can change settings (like privacy settings, home page title and description, etc) for your website without having to re-upload your database again.

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DataClean

Quickly find and fix possible problems with names and places.  You choose which problem types to look for, and RootsMagic will display a list of all names or places with any of those problems.  You can accept RootsMagic’s suggestions, or just part of them, or hand customize the place right from DataClean.

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File Compare

Compare any two RootsMagic databases for a side by side comparison.  Easily transfer people, names, events, notes, sources, or media between the two files.

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Plus dozens of other enhancements and features

Free “RootsMagic Essentials”

RootsMagic 7 is also available in an updated, free edition named, “RootsMagic 7 Essentials”.  RootsMagic Essentials contains many core features from the RootsMagic software and the two products are fully-compatible with one another.  “Many people are curious about their family history and don’t know where to begin,” said Michael Booth, vice president.  “RootsMagic Essentials is the perfect way for someone to get started, risk-free.”  RootsMagic Essentials is available for download at http://www.rootsmagic.com/try.

Available Now

RootsMagic 7 is now available online at http://www.rootsmagic.com/rootsmagic or by calling 1-800-766-8762.  New users may purchase RootsMagic 7 for only $29.95.  Users of previous versions of RootsMagic and it’s predecessor, Family Origins may purchase RootsMagic 7 for the upgrade price of only $19.95.

About RootsMagic, Inc.

For over 20 years, RootsMagic, Inc. has been creating computer software with a special purpose- to unite families. One of our earliest products- the popular “Family Origins” software, introduced thousands of people to the joy and excitement of family history.

That tradition continues today with “RootsMagic”, our award-winning genealogy software which makes researching, organizing, and sharing your family history fun and easy. “Personal Historian” will help you easily write and preserve your life stories. “Family Reunion Organizer” takes the headaches out of planning those important get-togethers. And “Family Atlas” creates beautiful and educational geographic maps of your family history.

For more information, visit www.rootsmagic.com.
Source: RootsMagic, Inc.

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Marvellous… Well done Bruce and Everyone !!
I want to Upgrade to new full Ver 7 now together with full new Ver 7 Book and disc asap.
How much to pay now ? (I am registered V6.3.3 etc )
Brilliant, we cant wait so please reply now !!! Thanks

Reply: New users may purchase RootsMagic 7 for only $29.95. Users of previous versions of RootsMagic and it’s predecessor, Family Origins may purchase RootsMagic 7 for the upgrade price of only $19.95. The book is $10.00 right now.
Renee, RootsMagic

im new to this site,but feel confident with ROOTSMAGIC,see how we go thanks

Where oh where is the Mac version???

Reply: The Mac version is still being worked on. The MacBridge for RootsMagic 7 is available until then.
Renee, RootsMagic.

This looks like a very good upgrade of the existing RootsMagic software. I appreciate the linkages to websites that may have FamilySearch and MyHeritage hints.

One reason I don’t use Family Tree Maker is it seems every year they come out with a new edition with a higher price than the last edition. Even though after a while it is as easy to use as Roots Magic but Roots Magic has too many good point to even think of changing back.

What Thanksgiving surprise

I’m with Michael and the thousands of other Mac users – where is the Mac version? MacBridge is inadequate, costs $10-15 more, and doesn’t even support all the features of RootsMagic. If you use the right development platform, porting a Windows app to Mac is not that hard. Come on, already!

Reply: When we release the native Mac version we want it done right, not quick and dirty. Quality takes time.
Renee, RootsMagic

being a user of roots magic for many years I have just updated from Roots magic 6 which did the job, but now with the extras added to Roots Magic 7 it now has the much needed functions missing from previous version which now puts its back on top.

“Compare files” is really nice.
(I have problems with Well-Known Program having ‘Database Schema Changed’ at random intervals, and it tends to result in random changes *to* the database, so being able to compare two files is wonderful!)

I will be interested to see it when I can get it on my machine. It does sound like a winner.