Win a $100 Gift Card

We would like to know more about which online genealogical services you use or are interested in.   You would like that pricey genealogy book you’ve been eyeing on   We have a solution that could benefit us both.

We’ve created a brief survey to get your opinions on various online genealogy services and your interest in having RootsMagic work with them.  And when we say “brief”, we mean it.  Really, seriously.  It should only take you a minute or two.

In appreciation for your participation, one respondent will be randomly selected to receive a $100 gift certificate.  The winner can use the gift certificate towards anything they want from the world’s largest online store!

$100 Amazon Gift Certificate

Click here to take survey!

Official Rules: Must be 18 or older to win. Limit 1 entry per person. To enter, complete the survey and include a valid e-mail address. One winner be will be randomly selected on May 1, 2011 at 12:00 MDT. Winner will receive a $100 Gift Certificate via e-mail. Winner is responsible for any taxes or fees associated with the prize.

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You forgot to mention if the contest was open to non-US users. Please don’t get too much of a US bias. You have lots of users in Canada and the UK.

I imagine buying an out of print history of Chester County, Pennsylvania! Great contest.

Yes, the contest is available to everyone world-wide.

RootsMagic, Inc.

I appreciate your trying to know how to better serve us.

From some of the questions in the survey…. regarding the integration with and other online services – is that seriously being considered? If so, how soon is it likely to happen? I’m very excited about that aspect, as well the already excellent integration with

Having too many online copies of my tree invites safety issues for me. Ancestry is ok as I already have one there but I have 3 others that I never use anymore because I had problems with their security. Please be careful!

Thanks for your question for a better product

Thanks for the opportunity to do the survey, from a New Zealand user.

If you decide to actually link to one of these online services, I hope you install safeguards that will not permit the “accidental” uploading to it.

Looking frward to using Roots Magic as my Ancestral flle.

I had been using (and upgrading)”Family Origins” from Parsons Technology until they went out of business or changed their name. Was overjoyed when I received notice that the designers of Family Origins went into business for themselves and produced RootsMagic. I have upgraded my RootsMagic eversince.
I was very pleased at the latest upgrades that included “Familysearch”.
Keep up the good work.

I would love to have an interface with Ancestry like the interface with Family Search

It worked in Chrome…incompletely in IE and not at all in Firefox

I love the way that Roots Magic and Family Search can be compared side by side.

Bruce emailed me last night that I won the gift certificate. Thanks, Bruce!
I’ve been using RootsMagic 4 for about a year now and I love it. The first thing I’m going to purchase on Amazon with the certificate is “Getting the Most Out of RootsMagic 4″, which I’ve had my eye on for some time. I need it to help me enter my sources correctly, and I’d like to explore some of the other features in greater detail. As for the rest of the winnings, well, there’s tons of stuff on Amazon for genealogists!
Thanks again,
Bonnie E. Brown
Modesto, California

I have been working on uploading my family history from boxes, and boxes, 15+ foot scrolls of births, marriages, and deaths. I love that what has taken me days and days to compile was easily found in a matter of moments in the New Family website -I could also see it working well with; Integration with various formats will increase the ability to compile histories – – so it would overall be a great thing!

Thanks to and Roots Magic for offering a contest that has genealogy in the wings.