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RootsMagic 4 Unwrapped – “The Book”


One of our users (thanks Herb) wanted to share the information about RootsMagic 4 with his genealogy society, so he compiled all my “unwrapped” blog articles into an easy to follow PDF file.  It covers the sneak previews of RootsMagic 4 from beginning to end making it much easier to follow than tracking backwards through […]

RootsMagic 4 Unwrapped – RootsMagic To Go


Well, we’ve reached the end of this long journey… the final sneak preview.  As we all know, I have mentioned several release dates which have come and gone.  I admit that I underestimated the amount of time needed for a release of this magnitude.  It’s easy to predict a release date if you are just […]

RootsMagic 4 Unwrapped – More on source templates


We got a couple of interesting questions the other day after I wrote about RootsMagic 4′s customizeable source templates.  The first two questions can be answered with this screen, which is the list of source templates available in RootsMagic 4. 1. Will we be able to take a pre-made template and add or take away […]

RootsMagic 4 Unwrapped – Sources… Have them your way


Sorry… got carried away fixing bugs again. In our last episode I promised that there was a little more I wanted to mention about the new SourceWizard in RootsMagic 4.  We told you that the new SourceWizard supported Evidence!, Evidence Explained, Cite Your Sources, and the Evidence QuickSheet.  Several readers were concerned about whether our […]

RootsMagic 4 Unwrapped – Supercharged SourceWizard


Sources are awesome.  They are the lifeblood of the genealogist, and sometimes a frustration we would just as soon skip.  But we all know how important they are.  Documenting our family history is the greatest genealogical gift we can give our family.  Sure we can pass down a bunch of names, dates and places, but […]

RootsMagic 4 Unwrapped – A Brief Note About Reports


After my last article on the new report engine in RootsMagic 4, I noticed we were getting a lot of questions and comments regarding individual reports, mainly whether we have enhanced or added a particular report.  Let me clarify a couple of things about RootsMagic 4 and reports. As I have previously mentioned (and as […]

RootsMagic 4 Unwrapped – The New Report Engine


Sorry about the delay since the last blog entry.  I’ve been swamped with programming and presentations so I’ll try to get these last few features out a bit quicker. As with the rest of RootsMagic 4, the report engine has received an overhaul to not only add new functionality, but to make it easier to […]

RootsMagic 4 Unwrapped – Evolution


Way back when I first started previewing RootsMagic 4, several eagle-eyed readers noticed that the file extension of the RootsMagic database had changed from .RMG to .RMGC.  There was some speculation (quite accurate speculation I might add) about what that simple change actually means. One thing that it means is that RootsMagic 4 has been […]