RootsMagic WebHints Now Support Findmypast


RootsMagic 7 with WebHints

One of the biggest new features in RootsMagic 7 is our amazing WebHints™. RootsMagic automatically searches your favorite genealogy record sites including FamilySearch and MyHeritage for possible matches to your data. As matches are found, a light bulb appears next to each person’s name. Clicking on the light bulb opens up a web browser with the matching records (some records may require a subscription).

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RootsMagic is the first software to search multiple providers for matching records. And with today’s update (7.2), we are excited to welcome Findmypast to our WebHints!

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Findmypast is a British-owned world leader in online genealogy. They have over 4 billion historical records from around the world with more being added every week. With more than 1,000 exclusive collections, Findmypast has records which you just won’t find anywhere else.

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Personally, almost all of my ancestral lines go back to England and Scotland. So Findmypast’s 1 billion records from the British Isles are especially valuable to me including their collection of more than 182 million historic British and Irish newspaper articles, ship passenger lists, and over 30 million exclusive parish records. Having these records at my fingertips from inside of RootsMagic has opened up a whole new world for my research!

Special Offer

Findmypast 20% Discount

To celebrate this announcement, Findmypast is offering RootsMagic users a 12-month World subscription with a 20% discount. So now is the perfect time to play around with RootsMagic and Findmypast and see how they can benefit your family history. To get your discount, visit http://www.findmypast.com/rootsmagic-launch. Better hurry- this offer is only good through Thursday, May 19, 2016.

So could your research use a boost? Then get the latest update to RootsMagic 7 and put the power of our WebHints to work for you today!

Questions and Answers

How do I get this update?

If you already have RootsMagic 7 or our free RootsMagic Essentials, you can download and install the update by selecting Help > Check for Updates from the RootsMagic main menu. You may also download the update manually here.

If you don’t have RootsMagic or use a version earlier than 7, you may try RootsMagic Essentials for free and purchase the upgrade at any time.

How do I enable RootsMagic WebHints for Findmypast?

If WebHints are enabled in your file, RootsMagic will begin searching Findmypast as soon as the update is installed. If WebHints are not enabled in your file, you may turn them on (or off) by selecting Tools > File Options > WebHints from the main menu.

Do I need a Findmypast subscription to view the records?

RootsMagic can search Findmypast for records matching your ancestors and display WebHints without a Findmypast account. To view records, you will need a Findmypast subscription.

What does the new green dot on a light bulb mean?

As we’ve added more providers to our WebHints, we’ve had requests for a way to know when all of the providers have been searched. The green dot means that RootsMagic is still searching for hints. When it disappears, it means that all possible hints are now available for that person.

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Reader Comments

Excellent! Having a Welsh paternal line of “Davies” (represents 9% of GB population)beyond the 1600, all help is gratefully welcomed. Thank you for enabling Find My Past hints on RootsMagic.

Absolutely brilliant. A real bonus.
Well done and here’s hoping you can also do the same for some other providers.

Brilliant! What a bonus.
Great job, well done.
I’m hoping you can now do the same with some other suppliers.

Brilliant news. I have been a long time user of FMP and welcome this wholeheartedly.

[…] the announcement on the RootsMagic blog here for more details. As a long time Find My Past user, I can’t wait to try these […]

This is terrific – Thanks!

BRAVO!!
GREAT STUFF! :-)
To be able to have 1 piece of software that is now linking into 4 different Ancestry site is just the BEST :-)…. WELL DONE GUYS :-)
I’ve been constantly asking find my past when they were going to link up with you & now it’s finally happen, So now all my website I subscribe to all go through RM7…EXCELLENT!
I’m a VERY HAPPY camper now…
THANK YOU SO MUCH :-)

Note: Ancestry WebHints are not yet available. They are coming later this year.
Renee, RootsMagic

When I find and accept a record on FMP will it auto update my RootsMagic tree or do I have to copy the info over????

Reply: Findmypast hasn’t provided the ability in their API yet to share data with RootsMagic. You will need to manually enter the information into RootsMagic.
Renee, RootsMagic

Perfect timing! I just signed up for the full subscription with FMP. As soon as Ancestry is on this list, we will have a Full House. Thanks Bruce and crew.