Mastering RootsMagic

Learn how to get the most of your RootsMagic software by learning tips and tricks to navigating, using and editing your family tree with RootsMagic.
SKU: R1922

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Rootsmagic is a fantastic tool for organizing and tracking your family history and it comes with a lot of perks, bells and whistles. Harness the true power of Roostmagic with this independent study course that contains in-depth lessons and step by step instructions for working with Rootsmagic, from opening the program the first time to creating reports and books. Whether you're a beginner or more experienced, RootsMagic is a great organization tool for researching your family history. This independent study is the perfect companion for those interested in mapping their family tree with RootsMagic.
This course is based on RootsMagic 7, which runs on both Windows and Mac platforms (Windows 10 / 8 / 7 / Vista / XP / 2000 / Mac OS X). RootsMagic is a great resource for unconventional family trees. It allows for unlimited people, events, facts, families, places, spouses, children, and even parents in your family tree.
You will learn all of the standard features as well as additional tips. Once you become comfortable with the ways the program works, you'll learn new tricks to using this powerful program.

What You'll Learn:
  • The best practices for using the software RootsMagic
  • Fascinating new ways to track your family tree
  • All of the tech tricks to get the most out of your RootsMagic experience

  • Course Outline:
    Lesson 1: Getting Started With RootsMagic
    A. RootsMagic Overview
    B. Welcome to RootsMagic
    C. Create a New File
    D. Navigating RootsMagic
    I. Navigation
    II. The Help Menu
    III. Toolbar
    IV. The View Tabs
    V. Sidebar
    E. Set and Change Program Options
    I. Display Options
    II. Folders
    F. Set and Change File Options
    I. General
    II. Preparer
    III. FamilySearch
    IV. WebHints Options

    Lesson 2: Building Your RootsMagic Tree
    A. Opening RootsMagic Files
    B. Adding and Editing Information
    a. Add Person
    b. Facts and Events
    c. Sources and Citations
    d. Notes
    e. Photos and Media
    f. To-Do List
    g. Research Logs
    h. WebTags
    i. Groups
    C. Deleting Information
    D. Linking and Unlinking People
    E. Shared Events

    Lesson 3: Organizing Your RootsMagic Tree
    A. Enhancement Tools
    a. Finding Relationships to a person
    b. Set Living
    c. Color Coding
    d. Spell Checking
    e. Search and Replace
    f. Counting Trees in the Database
    g. Finding and Selecting People
    B. Problem Search
    a. Problem Alerts
    b. "Not a Problem" List
    c. Problem Alerts
    C. Merging Duplicate Records
    D. List Maintenance
    E. Reports
    a. Types of Reports
    b. Formatting Reports
    c. Custom Reports

    Lesson 4: Making the Most of RootsMagic
    A. DNA Support
    B. Mapping Your Data
    C. County Check Explorer
    D. Managing Databases
    d. Backup and Restore
    e. Copying information between databases
    f. Importing Lists
    g. Keeping a research database
    h. Using two computers
    i. Comparing two RootsMagic Files
    j. Using RootsMagic To-Go
    C. Sharing Your Data With Others
    a. Creating Books
    b. Creating a Family Website
    c. Publishing a Shareable CD
    D. RootsMagic Mobile App for iOS and Android
    Additional Info
    Additional Info
    SKU R1922
    Author/Speaker/Editor Diana Crisman Smith
    File Type ZIP
    Product Type Independent Study Course
    Skill Level Beginner, Intermediate
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