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Editor's Overall Rating:
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(based on 6 reviews)

Category: Genealogy Software (AKA Family Tree Software)

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RootsMagic Costs & Features

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  • RootsMagic Essentials: Free
  • RootsMagic 7: $29.95


  • RootsMagic Essentials users enjoy:
    • The Basic Windows and Mac compatible software package
    • WebHints: auto-search online for records related to members of your family tree
    • Duplicate auto-check
    • Easy-navigation sidebar
    • Easy to use explorer based help system
    • Open multiple databases and multiple views of the same database simultaneously
    • Add unlimited people, facts, events, notes, sources and more
    • 60 predefined fact types for easy data management 
    • Track multiple relationships such as adoptions and foster parents
    • Enter place history and GPS coordinates for each place in your family tree 
    • Search by name, record number, dates, places, notes, etc.
    • Dozens of chart, list and report options
    • Attach photographs, sound clips, and video clips to any person, family, or place
    • Add source documentation to any person, fact or family
    • SourceWizard automatically writes proper sources for you
    • Almost 400 source templates
    • Assign industry-standard quality terminology 
    • Source list tracks all your documentation 
    • Import GEDCOM files and add a global source to each person
    • Record repositories where your sources can be found
    • Add notes and stories
    • FamilySearch certified synchronization 
    • Automatically check for software updates 
    • Family reunion planner
    • Date calculator 
    • Bookmark individuals in your database
    • Potential problem list
    • Powerful merge capabilities 
    • Fully compatible with most other popular family tree makers
  • Additionally, RootsMagic 7 users get:
    • Backup options
    • Customizable toolbar
    • Free technical support
    • Problem alerts that notify you of errors and inconsistencies in your data 
    • Websearch
    • RootsMagic To-Go: run your family tree software directly off your flash drive
    • Create groups and drag and drop people between databases
    • WebTags
    • Share events amongst multiple people
    • DNA test recording
    • Country check analyses country info as you enter it
    • Find Everywhere: find text in any record in your file
    • Advanced search options
    • Narrative reports
    • Relationship charts show exactly how any two individuals are related
    • Create dynamic websites and publish your family history with pictures online
    • Make sharable CDs to give to others
    • Make complete family books and ancestor wall charts
    • Scan photos directly into RootsMagic
    • Media tagging
    • Create your own source templates
    • Research manager keeps track of your research goals
    • GenSmarts integration to get research suggestions 
    • SmartMerge automatically handles duplicates 


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