Monday, February 27, 2023

NEW: RootsMagic 9 Family Tree Software Released

 The genealogy software program RootsMagic announced Version 9 today in a blog post describing Version 9 - It’s here! RootsMagic 9!, plus a series of YouTube videos.  

The YouTube videos include:

1)  What's New in RootsMagic 9 -

2)  Getting Started with RootsMagic 9 -

3)  New "Associations" Feature in RootsMagic 9 -

4)  Enhanced Color Coding Features in RootsMagic 9 -


5)  New Data Tools in RootsMagic 9 -


6)  Saved Task Filters in RootsMagic 9 -

7)  Publishing Books with RootsMagic 9 -

8) New Saved Searches in RootsMagic 9 -

9)  RootsMagic 9 Special Offer for RootsTech 2023 Attendees -

Note that the last video has a RootsTech 2023 discount for RootsMagic 9 - only $20 for a limited time (until 6 March).

More information to come later.

UPDATED 2 p.m. 2/27/23:  I purchased, downloaded, installed, and registered RootsMagic 9.  I copied my RootsMagic 8 file with a different file name "just in case."  I've looked at the Tools menu (I like that!), all of the other menu items, but I haven't tried the new features yet.  I found a number of media items that had thumbnails in the Media section that are no longer on my computer, and need to delete them - I think most are duplicates downloaded from Ancestry over time.  The default text size in the different main menu items (like People, Sources, Places, etc.) is much smaller than I had in RootsMagic 8, so I changed it in Settings > Display Settings > Font Scaling (I chose 140).


Disclosure:  I have been a happy RootsMagic user since 2006, and have purchased every new version.  I have not received material considerations from RootsMagic.

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Linda Stufflebean said...

Randy, Can we jump from RM7 directly to RM9 or does a gedcom have to be imported from RM8?

Randy Seaver said...

I think so, but you should ask RootsMagic the question. Are you in the RM User Group on Facebook? If not, I can ask about it.

History Hunter said...

Randy and Linda;
I would be a bit careful about using RM9 in production at the moment. There are a significant number of errors in its behaviour. I think that in an effort to get it ready for sale at RootsTech, the RM team has not done sufficient testing. I'm sure they'll release updates once they get back and can test RM9 more thoroughly.