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RootsMagic 4 Unwrapped – All in the Genes


DNA anyone?  By popular demand RootsMagic 4 now lets you track all those DNA tests you are spending so much money on.  And unlike some programs, RootsMagic 4 will let you track both Y-Chromosome (paternal-line) and Mitochondrial (maternal-line) tests.  Just choose to add a DNA test to a person and RootsMagic will ask you to […]

RootsMagic 4 Unwrapped – Custom Reports


RootsMagic has always been heads and shoulders above the competition when it comes to custom reports, but we have found ways to make them even better in RootsMagic 4. Easier Design Screen Anyone who has designed a custom report in RootsMagic knows that it takes special concentration and good hand-eye coordination to get fields to […]

RootsMagic 4 Unwrapped – New FamilySearch


And while we’re on the subject of web searches, it’s time to unwrap one of the features we get the most questions about… New FamilySearch support.  First, go read about New FamilySearch on Wikipedia (you have to scroll down the Wikipedia article a bit to find out about “New” FamilySearch) and then come back and […]

RootsMagic 4 Unwrapped – And the 5th tab is…


WebSearch. And why is it that every time a tab is disclosed another blurred one (2) appears? RootsMagic 4 makes it easier than ever to search online for information about your family.  Just switch to the WebSearch tab and RootsMagic will do an online search for the currently selected person.  And if you want to […]

RootsMagic 4 Unwrapped – Mapping


RootsMagic has long had the ability to display an online map for places in your database (it was even a recent “tip of the month” in the RootsMagic newsletter).  We have expanded that capability in RootsMagic 4. When you open the mapping feature in RootsMagic 4, you will have a list of (1) all the […]

RootsMagic 4 Unwrapped – Places and Geocoding


Have you ever been entering a place and wished you knew what county, province, state or country the place was in?  RootsMagic 4 now provides a worldwide place database with 3.5 million places in it.  Just pop up the place search and enter what you know about the place and RootsMagic will display matching places.  […]

RootsMagic 4 Unwrapped – Sentences


Have you ever wanted to tweak the sentence for a single fact without having to change the global sentence template for that fact type?  RootsMagic 4 now lets you customize the sentence for any fact in your database.  If you are happy with the default sentence for your fact, you don’t have to do anything.  […]

RootsMagic 4 Unwrapped – What is that button on the side?


I keep getting busy programming and forget to blog about all the great stuff coming in version 4, so I’m going to skip the rest of the little things and start sneak previewing the bigger stuff. I’ll leave the little stuff for you to find on your own when we release version 4 before the […]

RootsMagic 4 Unwrapped – Alternate names


OK, so here’s a feature we have gotten a lot of requests for, and in RootsMagic 4 we’re going to deliver it. If you have ever added alternate names for people in your database, you can now have those alternate names appear in lists of people (like the RootsMagic Explorer). If you think you might […]

RootsMagic 4 Unwrapped – Websites with style


Today’s sneak preview is going to be short and sweet (and no screen shot on top of that).  But don’t worry, we still have plenty of new screen shots left to go. While website creation in RootsMagic 4 is very similar to that in version 3, there is one big difference.  RootsMagic 4 uses Cascading […]