Sign-up now for Free Online Classes

Throughout the year we travel to various cities teaching RootsMagic classes.  We are always asked when we will be visiting different areas of the country (or world).  The simple answer is that we just haven’t gotten the cloning process down well enough to do that yet.

So we’re doing the next best thing.  We are now offering free online classes.  You will be able to sit at your computer and watch as we present classes on everything from getting started with RootsMagic to advanced features like creating custom reports, and everything in between.  We’ll also be able to answer questions from attendees.  And classes won’t be limited to just RootsMagic.  We will be offering classes on our other products as well: Personal Historian, Family Atlas, and Family Reunion Organizer.

Each class will be limited to the first 1000 people to sign up, but if you miss out or can’t make it, don’t worry because we will record the class for you to download and watch later.

To sign up for the free classes, or to view past recorded classes, visit us at:

Here are the first 5 classes we will be offering:

  • Getting Started with RootsMagic
    Saturday, January 8, 2011
    90 minutes
  • Publishing a Family History with RootsMagic
    Tuesday, January 11, 2011
    90 minutes
  • FamilySearch Made Easy with RootsMagic
    Tuesday, January 18, 2011
    6pm MST See In Your Time Zone
    2 hours
  • RootsMagic To-Go: Running RootsMagic on a Flash Drive
    Monday, January 24, 2011
    2pm MST See In Your Time Zone
    90 minutes
  • Sources, Citations, and Documentation with RootsMagic
    Friday, February 4, 2011
    10am MST See In Your Time Zone
    90 minutes

What Do you Want Us to Teach?

We have put together the first month of classes, but we want to know what you want us to teach, and what days and times work the best.  We’ve set up a short survey so you can let us know your needs:

34 thoughts to “Sign-up now for Free Online Classes”

  1. This is a fabulous idea. I have enjoyed working with this product since it was Family Origins. I work, I take night classes to advance my career, so my schedule does not seem to match up with what is being offered. Will I be able to download and save the classes? Do I have to sign up for the class to be able to do the download? Will the downloads only be available for a limited time, or will you have a (growing) library of downloads for us?

  2. The webinars are great news for users and although I won’t be taking a slot myself I very much look forward to downloading them to watch later.

    I do believe a major part of the success of Rootsmagic is their close relationship with the user base and this latest venture can only help to build on that and further help provide exactly users need.

    Best wishes


  4. I belong to a Big Blue & Cousins SIG in Victoria, BC Canada. Once a month this SIG is held at the clubhouse. Our instructor has developed his own set of rules for entering data. As such, most of us use that same approach – CONSISTENCY. Is there any way such consistency can be brought into the world of todays researchers?

  5. I think your Webinars are the greatest idea yet and especially that you are going to archive them. I work the weirdest hours and days so never know when I will be able to take a class, but I know the value of Webinars and will be able to use the archived versions. I am so looking forward to being able to learn more about RootsMagic4 from my PC. Being an old VisualBasic database developer I truely am amazed at your wonderful RootsMagic products. Thank you for these GREAT tools. I have been a user from way back since Family Origins first came out. Best Wishes to you continued success. SR

  6. I am interested in your Getting Started with Roots Magic class but am to late to get into the class. Can you notify me if you have another one or if you get a cancelation. Thanks, Chris Leishman

  7. I, too, can’t take the classes at the times they are given and am anxiously awaiting the downloads of the classes.

  8. Everyone is asking the same question, but I don’t see the answer. I work non-standard hours. Will the lesson downloads be available to ALL to download later and study at our personal convenience? Do we have to be enrolled in order to access the downloads?

  9. Please let us know if we can download even if we registered to the online class. All schedules do not fit mine!

  10. Wish I could attend but cannot fit into my schedule, think the idea is great. Look forward to downloading and watching later.

  11. Each webinar will be recorded and will be available for viewing from our website shortly after each one finishes. They will be available for anyone to view whether they were registered for the webinar or not.

  12. Great comments here. Do you respond to them, and where can we find the responses? My schedule is also weird and I’m interested in downloading the seminars to make the most of this program. You have good people asking good questions. Thanks.

  13. I really enjoyed the webinar, and plan on watching it again. I’m still learning, even though this is my 3rd time around. I took the classes twice at the FHC in Ogden. I love being able to listen at home.



  14. I hope an email will go out to notify us when a webinar will be available for download.

  15. This is a great idea. I especially like the “Publishing a Family History” webinar, but my schedule will not allow me to view it. Hopefully I can view it later.

  16. The first webinar was very helpful. I’ve been using RM for a year and a half, and I still learned quite a bit. The webinar software loaded quickly for me (Windows Vista) & it was easy to use. I would recommend allowing enough time at the end to answer more questions. I look forward to the rest of the sessions.

  17. I ‘ditto’ all the comments.
    These downloads will make a good product better. We, who live outside of Utah, can well use the personal attention of these classes.

    Thanx, Eileen

  18. I really enjoyed the webinar on book publishing. One day I just might get around to putting a book together for my family.

  19. I registered for the first webinar as I wanted to have access to the info after that date. (I was unavailable at the time.) I put this in my info to register and asked for info to watch a recorded version. No one replied to my message. The only reply I received was an automated acceptance telling me next step to join webinar.


  20. The Webinar on Getting Started with RootsMagic was great. Since I had to work during the second one, Publishing Reports, I’ve now viewed the recording. It was fantastic to have this powerful software demonstrated by an expert. I was able to follow along with my own database practicing what I was learning, pausing the video and rewinding when needed. Kudos RootsMagic!

  21. Since I come and go during the day, I could really use the downloads. If I need to sign up to get the downloads, please sign me up. Let me know what all I need to do to get on your download list. I need the lessons from the begining. Thank you so very much for every thing you are doing to help us use rootsmagic4

  22. How long before we get to see the recordings of the webinars?as i live over in the UK its odd hours to be watching them.Just have enjoyed useing the RootsMagic software it seems so easy to use.

  23. I missed the classes because of other obligations. Is there a way we can bring them up and read them or hear them AFTER the class is over?

  24. You folks are magical, I think of something I need an answer too and lo and behold you’re there!

    I love the webinars and plan to download all. The information is as priceless as my families history.

    I would like to know, however, how to more easily access Easter European information prior to WWII?

    Thank you.

  25. I took your class “Sources, Citation and Documentation” and it really cleared up problems I was having with entering information. After understanding all the terms, I now think I can enter my info without getting so frustrated. Thanks for the class.

  26. Looking forward to my first webinar tonight. I live in UK most of the year, and it’s middle of the night there when they are on. Making the most during my time in Florida.
    I have been with Bruce’s programms since Family Origins 1 when I got my first computer and Family History opened up so many more possibilities once I could see who was who amongst my piles of papers.

  27. I have downloaded and enjoyed all the webinars! I would like to see more! It took me a long time to produce my first decendant chart. Maybe a webinar on reports would be helpful.

  28. Thank you, I love Roots Magic. Every time I get on the program I learn more that I can do. The online classes are great and it is wonderful to be able to review them as often as needed.
    I teach classes and workshops at our FHC and Roots Magic is a very easy program to use. Also thanks for the class at Rootstech. Looking forward to using photos in pedigree charts and editing photos, as was done in PAF.

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