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Category: Genealogy Software (AKA Family Tree Software)



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(2.7 Stars) based on 3 reviews


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Only 33% of Users Recommend it



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23 May 2014
Reviewer: Lisaph54 from Minnesota

142 of 252 people found this review helpful

If so, this software would definitely get one from me! I cannot afford an expensive program and began using RM6's free version. However, I soon found out it was a "teaser" and anything useful was only available in the purchased version so I finally saved up and bought it. I had already entered over 2,000 records and wanted to utilize some of the reports not available for free. While the existing records transferred just fine (thank goodness!) the "paid" parts of the program didn't even come close to what was promised. After entering about another 500 records, I wanted to run their "facts" report. As the majority of my ancestry is European nobility, and I was entering in the era before surnames were required, I would enter Otto IV with Otto in the first name field and IV in the suffix field. Well I ran my fact report using the "title" field (9 pages) only to discover that it SOMETIMES picks up the suffix but USUALLY it doesn't so I ended up with a report with 22 Henrys, 6 Richards, 4 Ottos, etc and now do not know who's who! I have to go back and forth to the screen... (Read the full review)

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



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RootsMagic
19 September 2011
Reviewer: Bob from St. Francisville, LA, USA

158 of 302 people found this review helpful

I have used this program since Family Origins in the DOS days. It is so easy to use that my mother in her latter 60 at the time, used it with little difficulty. I have been very pleased that updates have come for a lengthy time (for free) without trying to sell you a new version every 8 to 12 months. The improvements over the years especially photo and data management have been all I could ask for. There have been no problems with version 3 or 4 with instillations. With new versions of Windows there was a need to upgrade to a newer version. Not only compatibility was solved but a myriad of new features and enhancements came making it still a great value.

I have no connection with the makers of RootsMagic except as an end user. I am happy with the product. With that I would definitely recommend the program and have.

In summary, I would recommend RootsMagic to a friend.



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Roots Magic 4.0
02 May 2011
Reviewer: Shadowwodahs from Tennessee

207 of 374 people found this review helpful

Roots Magic 4.0 has several issues, all of which can be seen if you go to the Roots Magic forum where every problem encountered is talked about. While I enjoyed the Roots Magic 3.0 program and never had issues with it, it was not compatible with my new pc, so I went with the new program, and have quite a few issues with it. My latest problem is that the program will not create a new tree for me with my new source information added and tech support does not want to return my phone calls to resolve this issue. I am looking into purchasing another genealogy program to use at this time, so can not recommend Roots Magic 4.0 to anyone.

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



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