Sunday, April 30, 2023

RootsMagic Releases Version 9.0.3

 RootsMagic 9, one of the major genealogy software family tree programs, was updated to Version 9.0.3 on 24 April 2023.  In a Facebook post, Bruce Buzbee, the owner of RootsMagic, listed the changes made to the latest version of the program:

New RootsMagic Update (9.0.3)
  • Fixed: WebSearch for Ancestry
  • Fixed: Opening (and closing) a modal form on Mac would often leave the program unresponsive until you clicked on a control first
  • New: Right click on Association View offers option to Delete Association
  • Fixed: Places used only by Associations were showing on the "Unused Places" list
  • Fixed: Mac note editor now uses Cmd+Key for edit commands (Cut, Copy, Paste, etc.)
  • Fixed: Custom reports were lost when importing from RM7 to RM9
  • Fixed: Leading spaces could disappear when saving notes
  • Fixed: HTML website descendant books were displaying family sentences twice
  • Fixed: Customize sentence on relative events in Edit Person was showing the wrong person
  • Fixed: BIC wasn't showing right on FamilySearch ordinances screen or Edit Person
  • Fixed: Crash in FamilySearch compare relations screen when choosing to match with FamilySearch
  • Fixed: Media attached to primary name wasn't showing in Edit Person media album
  • Fixed: Show alternate names wasn't working on select person screen (Relate calc, set relationships, etc.)
  • Fixed: Numerous report issues
  • Fixed: Several FamilySearch issues
  • Fixed: Several Ancestry issues
  • Fixed: Minor bugs
  • Fixed: Cosmetic issues

I immediately downloaded it, but saved a Backup file before doing so.

I'm glad that the Ancestry WebSearch was fixed, an that Ancestry and FamilySearch "issues" were fixed.

My biggest concern before this latest version was that some of the Windows text shortcuts (like dragging text to cut, delete or copy text) did not work well in the Person Notes.  In this latest version, it appears that this was fixed, which will save me time and frustration.


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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