RootsMagic

RootsMagic

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This program received 6 awards

Video tutorial & screenshots

  • Main window
  • Main Window
  • Main window
  • Main Window
  • Settings Window
  • Back Up Family Tree
  • Adding Family Member
  • Creating New Family Tree
  • Welcome Window

Editorial review

All comments (2)

Ashley Griggs Senior editor

The following review written by one of the Software Informer contributors applies to version 6.0
Knowing one's origin and learning about one's ancestors in an important thing for many people, and RootsMagic is an application created especially for them. It can help them track and organize their family history with ease and at a very reasonable price.

This efficient program provides you with all the tools you need to create your own family tree.
You can enter a large amount of information regarding each family member, establish relations between your ancestors, print reports, create charts and perform many other tasks related to the creation of a family tree.

The application offers three display modes: Pedigree, Family and Descendents. Personally, I prefer the Pedigree view as you can observe a lot easier the relations between your family members and get a clearer idea of the structure of your family tree. The other two methods just show you a list with the names of your family members and don't offer you the same clarity when it comes to understanding what the relations between the descendants are.

Another advantage of using this program is the fact that you can back up and restore the created family tree whenever you like. However, there's a small aspect that bothers me: you can save the family tree only to the RMGC format (which can be opened only by RootsMagic).

To conclude, I think that RootsMagic is a smart addition to my collection of programs as it provides me with all the tools I need to create my own family tree and it simplifies the entire process of organizing my family history.

Pros

  • User-friendly interface.
  • Comes with plenty of useful tools.
  • You can back up and restore the created family tree.
  • You can add all sort of information about each family member.

Cons

  • The family tree can be saved only in RMGC format.
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What's new in version 7.0

What's New in RootsMagic 7

These are the highlights of some of the great new features in RootsMagic 7:
WebHints
RootsMagic automatically searches your favorite genealogy records sites including FamilySearch and MyHeritage for possible matches to your data
As matches are found, a light bulb appears next to each person's name
Clicking on the light bulb opens up a web browser with the matching records (some records may require a subscription)

WebHints WebHints WebHints
DataClean
NameClean finds and corrects many common problems in personal names in your file
PlaceClean finds and corrects many common problems in place names in your file

NameClean NameClean PlaceClean PlaceClean
Compare Files
Compare any two RootsMagic files and display their differences
Share data between the compared files with the click of a button

Compare Files
Publish Online
Publish your family information to MyRootsMagic.com
Dynamic, database-driven sites with pedigree, family and individual views for each person
Can include notes, sources, and media for each person
Password protect your site to control access to your family data
See a sample website

Publish Online Sample Website
Import Lists
Like to customize your files? Import lists of fact types, media, places, and more from another RootsMagic file to save time and effort

Import Lists
Backup and Restore with Media
Optionally include your media when you backup or restore your database

Backup and Restore with Media
QuickGroups
See which groups a person belongs to with the click of a mouse
Check and uncheck a person's groups from a single screen

QuickGroups
Drag-and-Drop Media
Drag-and-drop pictures and other files right onto a person's media screen to add them quickly

You'll also enjoy these new features added in RootsMagic 6:
Problem Alerts
An icon next to a person's name on the main screen warns you of a potential error in their data
Find and fix problems with incorrect dates, unusual ages, and missing information

Problem Alerts Problem Alerts
Enhanced Timeline View
Shows a full timeline of the current person's events and those of their parents, siblings, spouses, and children
Shows a graphical timeline of the person's events
Edit events, names, directly from the timeline view (without having to open the edit screen)

Timeline View
CountyCheck Explorer
Lets you look up counties and states (US, Canada, UK, Australia) to view information about them
Access the FamilySearch Wiki page for counties and states
Access an interactive state map showing historical county boundaries

CountyCheck CountyCheck Map
WebTags
Attach links to websites to any person, source, citation, place, or research log item
Instantly jump to a web page tagged to a record
Print a list of WebTags you have added to your database

WebTags Edit WebTags
Find Everywhere
Find every record containing text you enter
Find people, families, events, notes, sources, places, to-do items, research logs, media items, and more
Edit any found record directly from the results screen

Find Everywhere
Enhanced searching and selecting
Search for people by the number of spouses, children, parents, or siblings that they have
Select people based on genetic lines (Y-STR and Mitochondrial)

Select by Number Genetic Options
Enhanced WebSearch
Create a WebTag directly from your search results
Optionally use an external browser for search results

WebSearch Create WebTag
Enhanced Place List
View place detail information directly from the place list
Edit place detail notes, media, etc. directly from the place list

You'll also enjoy these new features added in RootsMagic 5:
Research Manager
Create unlimited research logs to document your work and aid your research
Quickly search for any text in any research log

Research Log
CountyCheck
Automatically checks every county you enter (US, Canada, UK, Australia) to verify that it actually existed at the time of the event
Report gives you a list of all events in counties which didn't exist at the time
Lets you access maps and county histories for the US, Canada, UK, and Australia

CountyCheck CountyCheck Map
Database Tools
Test the integrity of the database file
Re-index the database
Compress deleted records from the database

"On This Day" List
Includes all family events on a date, as well as famous births and deaths and historical events for the day

"Who Was There" List
Shows who in your file was possibly in a given location on a given date

Enhanced People View
Filter to show any group of people
 

Publisher's description

RootsMagic is a genealogy program that lets you create your family tree easily. It has six main views, plus a sidebar for easier navigation. You can switch between the views by simply clicking on the tab for the desired view. All views are fully navigable using either the mouse or arrow keys.

Latest comments

 
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    Guest 4 years ago

    Easy sync

  • 0
    Guest 6 years ago

    Good software but lacks many features


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