Join us at RootsTech 2019 and get a sneak peek at version 8!


It’s almost here! We’re pleased to again sponsor the largest genealogy conference in the world: RootsTech! It’s being held Wednesday, February 27 through Saturday, March 2, 2019, at the Salt Palace in Salt Lake City, Utah. We’ve been a part of it since the beginning and this year is no exception.

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 (#1125) to meet the RootsMagic staff, ask questions, and get special discounts on RootsMagic products.

View a Map of the Expo Hall

Expo Hall hours (subject to change) are:

  • Wednesday, February 27, 2019, 6 pm – 8 pm
  • Thursday, February 28, 2019, 9 am – 6 pm
  • Friday, March 1, 2019, 9 am – 6 pm
  • Saturday, March 2, 2019, 9 am – 2 pm

And while you’re there, you can be one of the first to see our latest creation- RootsMagic 8!

RootsMagic 8 Preview


Stop by our booth to see a special preview of our amazing new release- RootsMagic 8 (coming soon)! We’re also giving away a full license for RootsMagic 8 with every copy of RootsMagic 7. That means that you can buy RootsMagic 7 for only $20 at the conference and get a free upgrade to RootsMagic 8 at the same time. It’s your chance to get this future release at today’s prices!

RootsMagic 8 in the Demo Theater

After you’ve walked the halls of RootsTech, nothing sounds better than a soft, comfortable couch. And the Expo Hall Demo Theater is full of them! Join us for a quick demonstration of RootsMagic 8 in the theater where you’ll get a chance to relax, learn something new about your favorite software, and maybe even take a little nap.

Time: Thursday, February 28, 2019, 4:20-4:35 pm
Place: Expo Hall Demo Theater, Salt Palace Convention Center

Other Classes and Keynotes

RootsTech also has some amazing speakers lined up including Patricia Heaton, Emmy award-winning actress; Saroo Brierley, bestselling author; Jake Shimabukuro, chart-topping ukulele artist; Steve Rockwood, CEO of FamilySearch; and Elder David A. Bednar of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and his wife, Sister Susan K. Bednar. There are also over 300 breakout sessions taught by industry experts for beginners and experts alike.

See You There!

As you can guess, we’ve been very busy working on RootsMagic 8 and getting ready for RootsTech. We’re excited to show you a little of 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, we look forward to seeing you. And if you’re not going to be able to join us there, don’t worry- we’ll be sharing more news in the near future.

28 thoughts to “Join us at RootsTech 2019 and get a sneak peek at version 8!”


  2. This must be a ‘Great Show’ – just wish I could be there to enjoy meeting you all at the Stand.
    Please keep up your good work, and I am looking forward to incorporating RM8 onto my computer – I’ve been using RM for quite a number of years now (I’m 92) and hope to keep going for a few more years!
    Hope you have a wonderful ‘Show’ and lots of followers.
    Joseph Burdett (UK)

  3. RootsTech2019 sounds amazing. I happen to be tied down to my working roots in eastern US, but I would love to attend. I look forward to version 8. Thank you for making genealogy fun and easy to record and share.

  4. Will current users of RM7 needs to pay for this upgrade?

    Reply: Yes, upgrades to a new version do cost. Only updates are free for the same version number. RootsMagic has a 90 day Upgrade Guarantee. If you purchase the program within 90 days of a new version being released you will receive the next version as a free download.
    Renee, RootsMagic

  5. I am currently a very satisfied user of RM7.
    What enhancements should I look forward to with RM8?

  6. Now that you given us the teaser of the New Rootmagic 8 when will it be out for the rest of us? I have been using you product for many, many years and am looking forward to the new version.

  7. Wish I could attend, however can not travel or even pay for RM. I am 85 years old, yet doing the best I can at Family History

  8. Hi
    I can’t get to Roots Tech but can I pay $20 now and take advantage of the upgrade offer?
    Thanks, Sally

  9. Can this be preordered as I also cannot attend the event? And do you have a cost for the upgrade from my Version 7?

  10. I am unable to get out of Michigan’s deep snow!! I currently have and am enjoying Version 7 and look forward to the release of Version 8. What will be the cost? Looking forward to the release notification!! I have enjoyed Roots Magic system for years and suggest it to many others just beginning their own family research.

  11. Attended the conference until today. I’ve been there every year since the 2nd year. I learn something every day. Looking forward to version 8. Should we purchase another version 7 to get a better price on the upgrade?? Have versions of all the personal softwares to help me help others. RootsMagic is my preferred platform (except sorting by first name). Good Look Always.

  12. I live in Kansas and because of my legs I cannot get to Utah.
    Can I view some of my changes to RM8 now?

  13. I have done nothing for four days but listen to great stories, learn great things and been uplifted. Hope I can been in person next year. Thank you so much.

  14. I also cannot travel to Utah due to health reasons… Are we that cannot attend going to be able to update to RootsMagic 8 at the $20.00 amount…. I’ve been using RootsMagic since I started doing genealogy on the computer.

    Keep up the fantastic work…

    Dennis Hanson

  15. When will RM8 be available for purchase?

    Reply: Anyone purchasing RM7 right now will receive a key to RM8. So technically you can purchase RM8 now. It just hasn’t been released for download yet.
    Renee, RootsMagic, Inc.

  16. Saw Bruce’s presentation and must say that Version 8 looks like it will be terrific. I loved the new timing format they had for RootsTech for classes, events, speakers, and expo hall. Everything seemed to flow nicely this year.

  17. Can’t wait to get RootsMagic 8 and the new improvements. I have been a user for many years and love the help received from RootsMagic.

  18. Why did you wait so late to post information. I asked in January and no one could give me info. When I found out it was to late to plan.
    Very poor.

  19. Given that RM8 was previewed at Rootstech, can someone at RM post some of the highlights already released to the public at the show? Not everyone can get out to Rootstech.

  20. I hear that the new version is so great that it does ALL the research for us. All we have to do is watch the ancestors and cousins magically appear, with phtos; EVEN for those people 500 years ago.
    Must be some special RootsMagic after all.


  21. Are the loyal RootsMagic 7.5.9 members going to have a discount toward RootsMagic 8?

    Reply: RootsMagic will continue to have an upgrade price for existing members.
    Renee, RootsMagic, Inc.

  22. I think if RM takes much longer to release RM8, some of us will have gone beyond the free 90 day upgrade path since our purchase date of RM7.

    There are many great questions here, but hardly any answers from RM. Is this normal or should I be concerned…?

    Reply: No concerns. We waved the 90 day upgrade guarantee for version 8, with the effective date on the Holiday Special. You will receive a free upgrade to RootsMagic 8, regardless of when it comes out, if you purchased version 7 after the Holiday Special.
    Renee, RootsMagic, Inc.

  23. What if I already have purchased Roots 7 & have been using it? Do you give any kind of reduction on Roots 8 to people who already have Roots 7?? Thanks, Diane

  24. I’m sure you’re aware of the impact of DNA testing on genealogy. Some of these projects use color codes to identify various branches within the family tree. It would be extremely helpful if RM contained an option to assign these codes to specific branches.

    Reply: There is an option currently in RootsMagic to color-code based on Genetic Lines. It’s under People selected from a list > Mark Group.
    Renee, RootsMagic, Inc.

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