Monday, November 28, 2011

RootsMagic 5 Released

My email was full this morning, but the highlight was the release of RootsMagic 5 today.  The press release can be read on the RootsMagic Blog at

Here are the new features listed:

"RootsMagic 5 adds many new features while making existing features even easier to use. “This release includes something for everybody,” said Bruce Buzbee, president. “Whether you’re a grandma wanting to share your family history with grandkids or a professional researcher trying to organize your work, RootsMagic 5 has something new for you.” New features include:

  • Timeline View – put a person’s life in context with events from their own life and from the lives of family members.
  • CountyCheck – confirm and correct the existence of a county, state, or country on any given date from a multi-national database. It can even show you online maps of county boundaries for that date.
  • Research Manager – avoid “reinventing the wheel” by keeping track of research goals, sources, and results that you have collected on a person, family, or place
  • “On This Day” List – bring your family history to life and view family events along with famous births, deaths, and historical events for any given day of the year.
  • Media Tagging – tag your media with people, families, sources, or places. For example, tag an image of a census record with the people, families, and places mentioned in the record as well as the census’ source citation.
  • Plus over 80 other enhancements and features "
The "CountyCheck" feature sounds very interesting.  The "Research Manager" may answer my Research Log problem mentioned last week.

I will download the new version and install it today, and may even report back!.

Thank you, Bruce Buzbee!

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