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RootsMagic 3 – September 8th Release

August 31, 2005

RootsMagic 3 will be released on September 8th, 2005, to coincide with the 2005 Federation of Genealogical Societies conference.

Among the changes:

    * Shareable CD Creator
    * Direct GenSmarts Integration
    * Direct PAF and Family Origins Import
    * Backup to CD
    * Private Notes and Events
    * Printing Color Coding
    * Linking Drag and Drop
    * Numerous Interface Enhancements


The official press release from RootsMagic, Inc., by way of Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter (Dick Eastman):

RootsMagic, Inc., a leader in family history software, will release version 3 of its award winning family tree software RootsMagic at the Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) conference September 8, 2005.

RootsMagic 3 retains the ease of use that has led reviewers to call it “the best genealogy program we’ve seen”, and “my favorite for the best all-around program”, while adding features that make it even easier and more fun to use.

Here are just a few of the new features in RootsMagic 3:

    Shareable CD Creator – You’ve worked hard to collect and organize your family history, and now RootsMagic makes it easy to share that history with your family and friends. Your shareable CD will feature a custom home page with your own title, photo, description, and contact information, and will include a read-only version of RootsMagic to show off your data and multimedia items.

    Direct GenSmarts Integration – GenSmarts owners can now get research suggestions directly from the RootsMagic program now. You can even do the online search or add a GenSmarts suggestion directly to the RootsMagic to-do list. RootsMagic, Inc. will be offering GenSmarts in a bundle package for a limited time.

    Direct PAF and Family Origins Import – RootsMagic users can now directly import their data from Personal Ancestral File (PAF) version 2.x and later, and Family Origins version 4 and later.

    Backup to CD – One of the most requested features has been the ability to backup directly to CD. Well, now you can.

    Private Notes and Events – You can now mark events as private, or choose portions of your notes to be private. These private notes and events can be stripped out of reports, GEDCOM export or website creation.

    Printing Color Coding – One of the most popular features in RootsMagic has been the ability to color code people on the screen. RootsMagic 3 takes this a step further and allows you to print the color coding on pedigree charts, group sheets, box charts, narrative reports, wall charts, ahnentafel reports, descendant lists, and timelines.

    Linking Drag and Drop – RootsMagic has always made it easy to drag and drop people between databases, but now it’s even easier with automatic linking into the new database.

    Numerous Interface Enhancements – Including resizable edit and search screens, the option to view 5 or 6 generations on the pedigree view, 2-7 generations in the descendant view, ages for each event are displayed on the individual edit screen, “other spouse” buttons on the family view, relationship information can be displayed in the status bar, and much more.

    And much, much more.

RootsMagic 3 will be available direct from RootsMagic, Inc. beginning September 8th and will be available in retail stores shortly thereafter.

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