New Release: RootsMagic 7 Genealogy Software

By Diane Haddad

RootsMagic has released version 7 of its genealogy software. The new version includes both new features and updates that make the current features easier to use, according to this press release from RootsMagic. Here’s the main screen:

New features in RootsMagic 7 include:

  • WebHints: Hints to records from both FamilySearch and MyHeritage that match profiles in your family tree. Read more about the MyHeritage record matching here.
  • MyRootsMagic: New accounts let you easily publish and maintain multiple online trees, which you can make public or private.
  • DataClean: find and fix problems (such as typos) in names and places in your database.
  • File Compare: Compare any two RootsMagic files side by side, and easily transfer information or media between them.
  • QuickGroups: Instantly add or remove an individual to or from multiple groups at once.

Here’s a breakdown of all the RootsMagic 7 features, with icons to indicate what’s “new” and “better.”

RootsMagic is Windows software, though you can use MacBridge for RootsMagic to run it on a Mac.

New RootsMagic users can purchase version 7 for $29.95. If you use a previous version of RootsMagic or its predecessor, Family Origins, you can upgrade for $19.95.

The free RootsMagic Essentials, a “lite” version of the software that has many of the core features, also has been updated. It’s fully compatible with the full version.

Look for a review of RootsMagic 7 in an upcoming issue of Family Tree Magazine.