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Posted 04 September 2007 - 05:55 PM

RootsMagic News

September 2007

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- New Minor RootsMagic Update Available
- Tip of the Month
- RootsMagic Exhibiting at Northern Utah Genealogy Jamboree
- New RootsMagic User Group in Houston Texas
- RootsMagic Cruise to Offer 1 on 1 Sessions
- West Pasco County Genealogical Society RootsMagic Seminar
- User Group News
- Upcoming Events
- Share Your Ideas
- Useful Links

New Minor RootsMagic Update Available

A free minor RootsMagic update has been posted for download. The 3.2.5 update provides an updated help file for the charting part of RootsMagic which works under Vista. We have also added World Vital Records to the internet search feature of RootsMagic (Search > Internet Search). We will be talking more about World Vital Records in upcoming newsletters.

You can download the latest update at:


Tip of the Month (submitted by Anne)

My tip! Having used RootsMagic for a few years now I have often wanted to send GEDCOM files to new relatives but avoided sending the notes because of some personal information, plus it was too laborious to remove the particular notes.

I have only just noticed the private fact box on each fact which is brilliant for not sending particular facts. To solve my notes problem I just made a new fact called Biography as most of this personal info was particular memories and changed over all the sensitive info from the general notes to this particular fact. Then I marked it private.

I wonder how many other people haven't noticed the private fact feature!

Editor’s Note: Thanks Anne. And there is another way you can keep some of your notes private. If you put brackets {like this} around any text in a note, that will make that note private as well. When exporting to GEDCOM (or printing reports) make sure to tell RootsMagic to not include private notes, and text between brackets will be stripped out.

As always, if you have questions about this tip, or in using RootsMagic more effectively, visit our message boards at:


RootsMagic Exhibiting at Northern Utah Genealogy Jamboree

We will be in Ogden, Utah on Saturday, September 15th for the Northern Utah Genealogy and Family Heritage Jamboree. You can sign up for classes, or you can attend the free keynote address and exhibit hall.

If you live in the northern Utah area, stop by and say hi. We love meeting all our RootsMagic users.

For more information about the Jamboree, visit:


New RootsMagic User Group in Houston Texas

A new RootsMagic user group is forming in Houston, Texas.

We will hold our first meeting Tuesday, Sept 18, 2007 from 7pm-9pm. Details can be found on the new group webpage at:


RootsMagic Cruise to Offer 1 on 1 Sessions

The RootsMagic Family History Cruise is fast approaching. Not only will you be able to attend presentations from some of the best known speakers in the genealogy world (while cruising no less), you can also schedule a 1 on 1 session with one of those speakers to help you with a specific problem or brick-wall. You will be able to submit a problem you are trying to solve, and one of our speakers will meet one on one with you to help you solve that problem.

We still have a few cabins available. Join us November 11-18, 2007 on this great genealogy cruise with fantastic speakers like Dick Eastman, Leland Meitzler, and others. There will even be RootsMagic workshops taught by Bruce Buzbee, author of the RootsMagic software.



to learn more about the cruise, speakers, and topics.

Contact Barbara at 800-658-8758 or email her at carefreetours@msn.com right away to get your spot reserved. Please don't miss out - we're looking forward to seeing you with us in November.

West Pasco County Genealogical Society RootsMagic Seminar

The Effective Use of RootsMagic: Two Day seminar 9 a.m. to Noon, Sept. 8 and 15.

The West Pasco County Genealogical Society will host this seminar in the Sun Trust Bank Community Room, 6128 U.S. 19, New Port Richey. The seminar is open to the public and preregistration is required. The cost of the two day seminar is $30 with a $5 discount for society members.

For registration or information email Debbe Hagner at dhagner@attglobal.net

User Group News

There are a number of RootsMagic user groups around the US (and several outside the US), and there are also users who would like to start up user groups in their area. To find out if there is a user group in your area (or if one is starting up), or if you would like to help start a user group in your area, visit:


If you are involved with a RootsMagic user group, and would like us to mention upcoming meetings in our newsletter, just visit:


and let us know the details and we will get it in.

Upcoming Events

Here’s a list of the places RootsMagic will be exhibiting or doing workshops.

Sep 15, 2007 - Northern Utah Jamboree (Ogden, Utah)

Nov 11-18, 2007 - RootsMagic Family History Cruise (Caribbean)

Feb 8-9, 2008 – St George Jamboree (St George, Utah)

Share Your Ideas!

If you have a RootsMagic hint or tip you would like to share with other users, visit:


and send it to us.

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