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#101 Vyger

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Posted 17 December 2019 - 09:14 AM

I am a former user of Family Historian (I am still somehow, I keep switching among them) and this will be my first upgrade regarding RootsMagic.

 

Curiously I am gradually migrating the other way BUT I fully appreciate every user has different research needs. My current needs are more focused on data mining and the seemingly endless FH data views outstrip the current Rootsmagic offerings to a degree I just cannot see being filled in RM8, however as a long time user I remain ever hopeful.

 

As regards the current purchase offer if you wishing to stay with Rootsmagic regardless then you will save money by taking advantage of the offer.

 

I undertook not to publish any comparison videos until end of 2019 where development was meant to be closed but that may well change in 2020.

 

All in my humble opinion, of course.

 

Best wishes to all for the holiday season and New Year.


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#102 psinacio

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Posted 17 December 2019 - 11:04 AM

Thanks for the suggestions everyone!



#103 psinacio

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Posted 17 December 2019 - 11:06 AM

Tom,

I think I will fall into the "wait and see" camp.  It's not the $30 so much as it is my time. I'd rather spend it on my research instead of working through a learning curve, and possible bug fixes, with RM8. Hoping for the best.

Rick

 

Thanks Tom



#104 psinacio

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Posted 17 December 2019 - 11:07 AM

Vyger,

 

I have been using many genealogy solutions so far since 1996, started with Brother's Keeper, then changed to PAF, then to Family Tree Maker, then to FamilyHistorian (the best solution I have found) and I am now working with Roots Magic too.

I have decided to integrate my data with FamilySearch, and FH has not a sync solution so far.

That is why I have started migrating to RootsMagic.

 

I lost my father suddenly 3 years ago. He was also a genealogist. By his death a huge amount of information has been also lost.

My decision was I should put my research online to be accessible to others.

 

If FH decides to add a sync capability. I would certainly keep working with them...

 

Vyger,

 

I have been using many genealogy solutions so far since 1996, started with Brother's Keeper, then changed to PAF, then to Family Tree Maker, then to FamilyHistorian (the best solution I have found) and I am now working with Roots Magic too.

I have decided to integrate my data with FamilySearch, and FH has not a sync solution so far.

That is why I have started migrating to RootsMagic.

 

I lost my father suddenly 3 years ago. He was also a genealogist. By his death a huge amount of information has been also lost.

My decision was I should put my research online to be accessible to others.

 

If FH decides to add a sync capability. I would certainly keep working with them...



#105 Vyger

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Posted 17 December 2019 - 12:25 PM

......then to FamilyHistorian (the best solution I have found) and I am now working with Roots Magic too.

I have decided to integrate my data with FamilySearch, and FH has not a sync solution so far.

That is why I have started migrating to RootsMagic.

 

I agree and to balance my comments I should add the following;

 

* Family Historian presently has no Family Search or Ancestry interaction such as Treeshare, it does have webhints but I realize these are very important if not essential to many.

 

* Family Historian is a much more powerful analytical program than Rootsmagic with many more options and may appear overly complicated to some RM users.

 

* On the plus side Family Historian does have a visual ancestor view very similar to Ancestry which we have seen no hint of in RM8.

 

We have no idea yet what Family Historian 7 will deliver early 2020 and really cannot pitch the two products against each other fairly until after both upgrades are released. I embrace online hints but only use Ancestry Treeshare with minimal information as bait to form relationships with other serious researchers who may help forward my own research, however the genealogy world has changed and Rootsmagics investment in the Treeshare feature may well entice the majority on 21st century genealogists.

 


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#106 Romer

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Posted 30 December 2019 - 10:43 PM

RM8 Preview -- Mapping:

 

https://www.youtube....h?v=FavYlD73vQE



#107 JCK74656

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Posted 02 January 2020 - 02:23 PM

I welcome th move from Bing to Openstreetmap I hope active geocoding is featured in also



#108 gerwally

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Posted 06 January 2020 - 08:58 AM

The RM8 Preview--Mapping  on You Tube has not been added to RM's blog.  That is where many go for updates on RM8.



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Posted 07 January 2020 - 02:16 PM

I have been using FamilyAtlas for mapping and  find the maps to be wanting but the ability to add places (waypoints) to my map allow me to accurately map a move of a person across large distances.

 

I have a family that I am mapping in their move west in 1850 and then return home in 1863. The added way points allow me to adjust the path to accommodate where roads etc. would have been in say 1850-1865.

 

It doesn't look like the RM8 mapping will provide this capability but I can hope that Family Atlas maps are improved at some point.



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Posted 09 January 2020 - 08:24 AM

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Posted 28 April 2020 - 01:02 PM

RM8 Edit Screen -- https://www.youtube....h?v=Ri-TSh0Fg0w



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Posted 15 August 2020 - 08:50 PM

RM8 Reports, Charts, Publish, and Search -- https://www.youtube....h?v=k4FE-KmKF0Q.



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Posted 21 September 2020 - 12:36 PM

RM8 Sources -- https://www.youtube....h?v=3qtW3GTExp4.



#114 pbooth99

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Posted 22 September 2020 - 03:06 PM

It looks great. Cant wait to get my hands on it.



#115 Rooty

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Posted 25 September 2020 - 09:32 AM

New Software updates: Heredis 2021 out now at half price $24 with a free trial download. Should see 2021 versions of Family tree maker and MacFamily tree at yearend. Rootsmagic 8?



#116 Romer

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Posted 27 November 2020 - 04:45 PM

From an email from RM earlier today:

First, an update on our upcoming RootsMagic 8. In case you haven't been following its progress, RootsMagic 8 is the biggest update in our company's history. We've been working extremely long hours for several years to make RootsMagic easier-to-use, compatible with the latest technologies and operating systems, and poised to support the latest technologies and developments in the world of family history.

 
We have some really exciting news! Currently, we have hundreds of testers who have been working with version 8, kicking its tires, and giving us feedback. Things are looking very good and our plan is to release a 
"Community Preview" release of RootsMagic 8 by the end of the year. This means that soon, anyone will be able to take RootsMagic 8 for a spin!
 

Watch for an official announcement in the coming weeks.



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Posted 27 November 2020 - 04:46 PM

RM8 Tasks:

 



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Posted 08 December 2020 - 03:13 PM

Are the dominoes starting to fall.

Now that the first of the Genealogy program updates have shown their hand by Family Historian 7  being released, will the others including RM be released to be celebrated by Christmas ?????

Or will the ice not be melted off the RM update until the others are cashing in on the sales?



#119 Renee Zamora

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Posted 09 December 2020 - 05:53 PM

Development of RM8 and its release is not base on what other genealogy software programs are doing. When its stable and ready for release we will release it. 


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