I've used Rootsmagic 3 for a few years now, and have been singing it's praises ever since. I started out with the trial version which allowed you to explore the features, but there was a limit on the size of the database. It was the most user-freindly program IMO with easy to follow instructions and a lot of features. I liked the Rootsmagic 3 features for sharing, making cds, charts, reports etc. in different styles, as well as a website builder. I like the fact that it is compatible with other programs as well.
I was eager to find out what Rootsmagic 4 offered that the earlier version didn't, so when the Beta offer came, I took advantage of it. One of the first features I found was the Rootsmagic-To-Go, which can be installed on a USB drive and carried with you, to use on any computer, how handy is that? No more going to the library and taking notes and scanning files to be taken home and entered into the program, now you can enter data right into the program, wherever you are. When you get home, you can just synchronize your files and update automatically. I love this feature. With the earlier version, I had the program on my USB drive, but it wasn't installed on it to be of use, I had to install it on a computer and open the rmg. files I stored on the drive to use it. It was mostly for back-up.
I like the new Media Gallery too, you can see all of the images in your file at once, and edit or delete, print, see the source of the file and all associated records.
Another feature that was improved upon was the editing. It was okay on the previous version, but there were two different windows, with the new version, the editor is just one window.
I like the Index column too, I use the "search person" feature a lot so I don't have to open a new window now, it's right there, all of the time, or it can be hidden if you prefer.
There are more web search options with the version 4 program as well, with version 3 you could search LDS records and Ancestry. With Rootsmagic4 there is an address bar to search any site.
I just updated my website a couple of months ago, but I'm looking forward to next time I update it with the new version, I wonder how different it will be, maybe I'll see what changes are there, I can preview the website in a browser and see how it will look and work, without creating the site. I think I'll enjoy the new features of Rootsmagic 4.
Welcome to my family history blog. Finding more about my family's history is very rewarding as well as being interesting and educational.
I created this blog to share my thoughts, experiences, tips and resources in my search for my ancestors' history and maybe, help you in your research as well. I am particularly interested in the history of Upper Canada and the Loyalist period in history.
My Carnival Blogs
- Black Sheep Canadian Ancestors - The Quaker Loyalist Turncoats
- Cabinet of Curiosities #15 - What Did I Dig Up?
- Carnival of Irish Heritage and Culture # 12 - Letter From Ireland
- COG # 68 - A Tribute to Women - Sarah Haines, UEL
- COG # 69 - What If...The British Won the Revolutionary War?
- COG #71-Local History - The Tomato Capital of Canada - Leamington, Ontario
- COG #73 - The Good Earth - Vege-Land
- COG #75- Justice and Independence - The Loyalists Viewpoint
- COG #76 - My Favouriite Summer Vacation
- COG #77 - Disasters - God's Wrath
- COG #81 - A Short But Full Life
- Smile for the Camera #11 - Brothers and Sisters
- Smile for the Camera #12 - Noble Life - Rev. T. Neil Libby
- Smile For The Camera #15 - They Worked Hard For The Family
- Smile for the Camera - All Creatures Great and Small
My Daily Blog Theme Posts & SNGF with Randy
- Follow Friday - Cape Cod Gravestones
- Follow Friday - Destination: Austin Family
- Follow Friday - Tribal Pages
- Follow Friday - Viviti For Versatile Blogging
- Madness Monday - 10 Questions
- Madness Monday - I'm Realy Connnected To My Parents
- Madness Monday - Nettie Kennedy
- Saturday Night Fun - My Grandmother's Ancestors
- Saturday Night Fun - Poetry
- Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - Ahnentafel Roulette
- Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - All My Grgrgrandparents
- Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - Family Increases
- Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - My All-Time Favourite Song
- Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - Surname Distribution
- Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - The Nicest Things
- Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - Tricks And Treats
- Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - What Luck!
- Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - Where were they in 1909?
- Surname Saturday - Small, Smalle, Smalley
- Tombstone Tuesday - Col. John Butler Family Buryng Grounds
- Tombstone Tuesday - Doan's Ridge Cemetery
- Tombstone Tuesday - My German Ancestry
- Tombstone Tuesday - Tecumseh
- Tombstone Tuesday - The Family Plot
- Tombstone Tuesday,Happy Birthday Great-grampa John Haines
- Wordless Wednesday - Alexander Taylor
- Wordless Wednesday - Elizabeth Simcoe
- Wordless Wednesday - Global Warming???
- Wordless Wednesday - Happy Anniversary!
- Wordless Wednesday - Jane Fairbairn Kendrick
- Wordless Wednesday - My Gardens
- Wordless Wednesday - Niagara region, Ontario, Canada
- Wordless Wednesday - On The Island
- Wordless Wednesday - The George Fairbairn Family
- Wordless Wednesday - The Taylors of Essex County
- Wordless Wednesday - Touring the Settler's Village, Bobcaygeon, Ontario