RootsMagic 4 Update Released (

We have just released an update to RootsMagic 4 (version

This minor update fixes a number of issues.  If you have the RootsMagic News screen come up when you start RootsMagic, it may have already notified you of this update.  If not, you can do “HelpCheck for Updates” from the RootsMagic menu to download and install this update.

You can also download the update from

Here are the new, fixed, and updated items in this update:

  • Edit screen now displays place details in fact list
  • Name and place indexes now print in Individual List report
  • FTM import now brings in citations which had no master source in FTM
  • Added option to paste into notes using plain text (option is at Tools > Program options)
  • Hover style fixed for some links in generated websites
  • Alternate names are now included in narrative websites
  • Parents of spouses in descendant narrative websites are now included (ex: Jane Doe, daughter of John Doe and Mary Smith, …)
  • Fixed a few source issues in websites
  • Children of cousin marriages in narrative descendant reports are numbered properly now
  • Fixed a wordwrap issue with “About” text for shareable CDs
  • Fixed a problem with some new temples getting duplicated multiple times in the temple list
  • Photo description doesn’t get lost in GEDCOM import / drag and drop when the image has a date entered
  • Nickname delimiter (quotes vs parens) are honored in report titles
  • Fixed crashing when running the “Fix broken media links” from the little camera icon in the info panel at the top of screen
  • Wallcharts honor the selected date format now
  • NFS AutoMatch could crash if a large number of people were already matched with NFS
  • Fixed problem with horizontal scroll bar sometimes not appearing on child list in family view
  • Separated “Reserved” from “Need more info” on NFS statuses
  • Removed disputing from New FamilySearch
  • Added Descendant List report option to just show birth and death year
  • Additional checking for duplicates when reserving ordinances in NFS
  • Fixed a number of issues when copying relatives back and forth between RM and NFS

14 thoughts to “RootsMagic 4 Update Released (”

  1. Thank you for “Edit screen now displays place details in fact list”
    I have been wishing for this to happen !

  2. Thanks for the update. I do like the Separated “Reserved” from “Need more info” on NFS statuses, it saves me lot of time not to go throught all the names that need more information in a very large database. Keep up the good work.

  3. Thanks for fixing the FamilySearch Pilot/Beta websearch so will now properly populate the web site to search for the RootsMagic highlited person.

  4. Thanks, Bruce, for fixing “a few source issues in websites.” The issues seem to be very satisfactorily resolved, and I am now very happy to be working on my database in RM4 instead of RM3. Thanks again and always, ~dp

  5. Thank you for this amazing program and the speedy response to problems, it is really apprecitaed. We enjoy working with RM and the connectivity to NFS!

  6. The more I learn about RM the happier I am! “Fixed crashing when running the “Fix broken media links” from the little camera icon in the info panel at the top of screen” prompted me to learn how to fix my broken links once and for all.
    Thank you so much for all the energy and effort you put in to make this the BEST database for genealogy.

  7. Thank you. I have just downloaded v.~.7
    Easy to follow your instructions … an essential when dealing with this new guy (nug).
    Thanks again.

  8. Thank you for such a marvelous program. I am learning new things every day. Appreciated the tutorial. I have been asked to teach classes on Roots Magic in the Family History Center. If you have any helps for me, would appreciate it.

  9. I’ve used almost every genealogical database program from Family Tree Maker to Quest and The Master Genealogist. RootsMagic is far-and-away the best program I’ve ever used. Thank you so much for the work you put into developing it and consistently making it better.
    I’ve been doing genealogy for 30 years and started out with the first PAF file. We’ve come a long way baby.

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