RootsMagic 4 Update Released (

This update adds several requested features and 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 “Help > Check for Updates” from the RootsMagic menu to download and install this update.  Note: We updated the list below to include a few issues we fixed in the update.

You can also download the update from

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

  • Fixed problem with crashing under Windows 2000
  • Place details display for birth/death in info view at top of main screens
  • The rearrange children list now displays/sorts by christen date if no birth date exists
  • Added Last edited date as optional column in customizing People View
  • Added the newly updated FamilySearch (as of 14 Dec 2010) website to WebSearch
  • Searching by age at marriage/family events works correctly now
  • Fixed several problems with Family Origins importing
  • Added some minor enhancements to duplicate search
  • Fixed problem with footnotes sometimes printing wrong on Research Notes report
  • Private notes in PAF import are now privatized up to the next blank line
  • Fixed FTM import of citations with no master source and no footnote text
  • Fixed FTM import when multiple birth facts exist
  • Source (and detail) text and comment editors honor the font size selected for note editing
  • Minor fixes in website creation
  • Can now filter the NFS list based on named groups or ancestors of a person
  • NFS can remember users login and password, and can automatically login to NFS
  • Added numerous minor enhancements to NFS functions
  • Fixed a bug which crept into which kept RM from saving an event in the edit screen unless you clicked the “Save” button.  Version once again saves event data as soon as you move on like it used to.  (
  • Fixed bugs in several of the lists (
  • Fixed an incremental search issue (
  • Fixed an occasional bug when printing Family Ordinance Requests (FOR) (

10 thoughts to “RootsMagic 4 Update Released (”

  1. I really like the RootsMagic program because it’s so interactive with New Family Search. Thanks for fixing all the problems.

  2. I love this program and it’s ability to connect with the New Family Search. Will it be updated to include imports from Family Tree Maker 2011?
    Keep up the great work!!!

  3. When I updated to, an error message asking for a timeout appeared during the download. I didn’t know what that meant and there appeared to be nothing I could do to “fix” the problem, so I clicked on the button to comply with the request. It then continued to download. This happened three times before the download was completed. Installation appeared to proceed normally. May I assume that verson has successfully been downloaded and installed? P.S. I checked “Allow comment box to float next to comments” above, even though I don’t know what that means. P.P.S. I really enjoy using Roots Magic and have gotten excellent phone support over the years – thanks!

  4. I just wanted to say thank you for this great program. I like the features it has and I can’t think of any other program I’d rather use.

  5. When I download the latest update (for example Does that automatically include any updates I may have missed??

  6. I have been using RM since back at FO#2 and have over 24 years used at least 5 different programs on computers, RootsMagic keeps getting better all the time. Would not think of using any other program, ever. Keep up the good work.

  7. Thanks for posting the comments of others on updating more than one version with the most recent version. That was exactly my question.

    I enjoy this software very much especially the line to newfamilysearch.

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