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Be Forewarned - Where's the Magic
11 January 2021
Reviewer: Anonymous Merlin The Magician from USA

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The free version is extremely limited in scope. All the good features are unavailable to those not willing or able to shell out however much they want for the software package. One example is that you cannot even check your relationship to others, which is kinda the whole point of doing genealogy.

Another big issue is that it takes at least three or four minutes to load my database, admittedly a rather large file of over 230,000 individual names. To be fair, some of their competitors will not even load the GEDCOM due to the file size.

There are a number of issues with the GUI that I do not like and the means of searching for individuals is less far worse than with PAF. One would expect the interface and functionality would improve over time, not de-evolve.

Hard to say what else to say about this because since it takes so long to download and will not even calculate your relationships, there seems little point in pursuing it. I will probably end up uninstalling it. I have no idea what magic they are talking about, but I don't see it.

In summary, I would not recommend RootsMagic to a friend.

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