Sync RootsMagic with Ancestry.com in 5 Steps Using TreeShare. The RootsMagic 7 genealogy software has a major feature for working with Ancestry.com: TreeShare.
Customizing Your Toolbar in RootsMagic. Recorded Webinar - Creating Custom Reports with RootsMagic. RootsMagic Blog » Tip: Customize the Add Person Screen to Save Time. Have you ever mumbled under your breath because RootsMagic didn’t include the field you always want to enter on the Add Person screen?
When you add a new person in RootsMagic, the first screen you see is the Add Person screen. It allows you to quickly enter the name, sex and a few basic events before adding the person to the database and opening the full edit screen. By default those “basic events” are birth, death, and burial. Depending on your research areas and methods, you may need to often enter other events such as christening, baptism, census, or wills. You can easily add and remove event types from this screen by clicking the “Customize this form” in the lower-left corner. When you click the Customize link, RootsMagic displays the Customize screen where you can add additional fact types to the form. Let’s say you decide to add a Christening field to the Add Person screen. It’s easy to rearrange the order that the fields will appear. Genea-Musings: Using the RootsMagic "Duplicate Search Merge" Tool. In the ten years that I have been using RootsMagic, and attending most of the CGSSD/SDGS RootsMagic Users Group meetings, I had never used the "Duplicate Search Merge" tool.
Perhaps because I had never really considered that I could have added duplicate persons to my family tree, I implicitly knew that I probably had duplicate persons. This tool helped me find twenty (yes, 20) of them, but not all of them were duplicates. Some of them were two children of the same name born to the same parents with different birth or christening dates and/or places (which aren't actually duplicates). RootsMagic Blog » Tip: How to See When You Last Edited a Person in RootsMagic. You stare at the list of names you have entered into RootsMagic over the years, and think to yourself “I wonder how long it has been since I’ve worked on that guy’s line?”.
As you make changes to your data, RootsMagic keeps track of the date you last edited each person. You may not have noticed it, but if you look in the bottom left corner of a person’s edit screen, you will see the date you last made a change to that person. This is done automatically for you, and it isn’t something you can edit directly.
There are a number of useful purposes for the “Last Edited Date”, and I’m here to show you a couple of them. Online Genealogy and Family History Courses - FamilyTreeUniversity.com. Magic Guide TreeShare Ancestry FAQ. Using Named Groups in RootsMagic. TMGDoc. SQLite Tools for RootsMagic - Facts - Change Fact Type. A script that converts all events of one fact type to another in a fraction of a second.
Enter the name of the current event as you see it in the Edit Person screen or as you see it in the Abbrev field of Lists > Fact Type List. Then the value of the Abbrev field for the fact type to which you want the events transformed. When entered, the UPDATE process proceeds. Requires SQLite Expert Personal with fake RMNOCASE extension loaded or an equivalent SQLite manager that also supports the entry of runtime variables.
Because this modifies your database, BACKUP FIRST! This much more complex script does support shared events. Magic Guide TreeShare Ancestry FAQ. Merging Duplicates: Tackling Your Inherited Genealogy Files. Merging duplicate records in your family tree is important.
Perhaps you have inherited a giant genealogy file (GEDCOM) from a relative. What now? Follow along in our series on Inherited Genealogy Files as we talk about how to merge the duplicates in your family tree. Granite Genealogy: New RootsMagic 7 COMPARE FILES Feature - My Way! WOW!
I'm impressed! The new version 7 of RootsMagic has added a new "compare files" feature and I found a slick use for it. Adding Source Citations to an Inherited Family Tree. Adding Source Citations is our third post in the Inherited Genealogy Files series, and in this post, we answer a listener’s question.
We recently received this letter from a Genealogy Gems Podcast listener, Cristy. She says: Thank you for your tip about starting from the present and working backwards. I was having a hard time knowing where to start. I had inherited a tree passed from my mom and my great-grandmother, that when combined with the information my husband’s aunt gave me [I had a] tree with almost 1200 names. Using Named Groups in RootsMagic. RM4Templates. The RootsMagic Source Templates found on this page are user submitted.
These templates will work with RootsMagic 4 (or higher) versions. For more detailed information on individual templates please visit: RootsMagic Forums - Sentence and Source Templates . SQLite Tools for RootsMagic - Facts - Split Shared to Individual. This page looks into the challenges involved in converting shared events to individual ones and tries to come up with a solution using SQLite queries.We are caught in a quandary between using shared events in RootsMagic to advantage in its management and reporting versus their incompatibility with most external software, especially through GEDCOM.
Until RootsMagic comes up with a satisfactory splitting option on export, we seek other workarounds or avoidance:Use shared events to the fullest extent but forego exporting to external software that may have advantages for certain kinds of analysis and reporting.Forego using shared events so that you can more fully enjoy the benefits of exporting to external software.Use shared events and after export apply MarkVS' GEDCOM splitting function integrated in his GED Image Tracer. An almost complete solution. Write Your Family History Book with RootsMagic. Writing a family history book is a daunting task. Check out this quick tip that will help you write your family history book with RootsMagic with just a few clicks! I love the many reports that can be generated from RootsMagic. RootsMagic is a genealogy software program that allows you to organize all your family history in one place.
The software offers many types of printable reports like pedigree charts and family group sheets, but my favorite is the narrative report. Write Your Family History Book with RootsMagic Using the Narrative Report The purpose of a genealogy software program is to organize and analyze all of your genealogical data. Take a look at what I mean. Choose Narrative Reports from the pull-down menu. I typically prefer to include as many generations as I can and I like to include the children. When you have finished, click Generate Report. Using RootsMagic and Findmypast – Together! - Findmypast - Genealogy, Ancestry, History blog from Findmypast. SQLite Tools for RootsMagic - home. RootsMagic Blog » Tip: Saving Your Spot in RootsMagic Using Bookmarks. Tip: Saving Your Spot in RootsMagic Using Bookmarks Every person in your family tree is important, right? As much as we may hate to admit it, sometimes certain persons are more important than others.
For example, imagine wandering around through the outskirts of your family tree when you realize it’s time to shut down for the night. You wish there was a way that you could just pick up where you left off the next time you get on… and there is. Meet your new friend the “Bookmark“. Just select any bookmark in the list and click Go, and RootsMagic will jump directly to that person. RootsMagic Blog » Tip: Know Your Relationships. Tip: Know Your Relationships As you’re exploring around your family tree, do you ever think, “Who is ‘Lysander Liske’ and how is he related to me?” Followed by, “Hmm. You don’t see many babies named ‘Lysander’ anymore.”
While RootsMagic doesn’t have the power to name babies, it does have the ability to always show you your relationship to the selected person on the main screen. To display the relationships as you navigate around the main views, do Tools > Set Relationships from the main menu. RM4Templates. RootsMagic Blog » Tip: Planning Cemetery Trips with RootsMagic. Tip: Planning Cemetery Trips with RootsMagic It’s Memorial Day weekend in the United States which means that many of you will be visiting gravesites of friends and family to honor and remember them.
Genealogy Weekend Warrior Project 1: Clean Up - RootsBid. The RootsBid team would like to present a series titled “Genealogy Weekend Warrior.” We know many of you are busy with work, family, and other responsibilities. Not all of us have time to troll the many wonderful genealogy resources out there. RootsMagic 7 - RootsMagic Forums. RM4Templates.