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Use RootsMagic TreeShare to Sync Your Ancestry.com Online Tree

7/11/2017
Learn how to use TreeShare to sync your RootsMagic software with your Ancestry.com online family tree. 

RootsMagic 7 genealogy software for Windows has recently added a major new feature for working with Ancestry.com: TreeShare. TreeShare lets you automatically synchronize (“sync”) your RootsMagic family tree data to your family tree on Ancestry.com. 

When using TreeShare, people, events, source citations, notes and pictures transfer seamlessly between the data you enter into your RootsMagic software and your online tree at Ancestry.com—and vice versa. One advantage of this new feature is that you’ll have two up-to-date copies of your family tree. If you use TreeShare to save your Ancestry trees with their attached records to your computer, you’ll retain access to the records even if you let your Ancestry.com membership lapse. But keep in mind that Ancestry trees can’t handle RootsMagic’s to-do lists, research logs or media attached to places or sources, so it isn’t a complete backup of your RootsMagic file. 

RootsMagic also has added a WebHints feature, which automatically searches Ancestry.com’s extensive
collections of family trees, records and photos for matches to your ancestors. RootsMagic already provided searching of FamilySearch
, Findmypast and MyHeritage. The addition of searching for Ancestry.com records and syncing of family tree data makes the program a research hub for all the largest genealogy websites. 

These new features are included in a free update for RootsMagic 7 users. RootsMagic Essentials, the free version of the program, lets you upload your family file to Ancestry.com, download an online tree from Ancestry.com and get new WebHints, but you’ll need the paid version to fully sync your tree between RootsMagic and Ancestry.com.

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