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In Topic: Been using this program for awhile now

Today, 01:04 AM

Another thing that is unhandy is when you have a name with no facts yet, and you want to add birth and death info, you have to do it one at a time by add a fact, search b, click on birth add that info, save it.  Then add a fact, search d, click on death...etc.  Why not just be able to just click on something like "add birth/death info" since that is the most common info.


brings up an entry form screen (called Add Person) with just about what you're wanting & you can click the <Customize this form> link in the lower left of the window to add/remove to/from ...what you'd like the default to be.

In Topic: Multimedia "Restore to" going to wrong folder

10 December 2018 - 07:48 PM

According to the HELP facility...the restored media files should end up in a folder underneath ---> C:\Users\Owner\Documents\Genealogy\RootsMagic\Data Files\


Backing up media

Note that when you back up your files, any images or other items that you set up in the Media Album are not included in the backup by default.  If you want to include these files, mark the checkbox "Backup media files" and RootsMagic will include your media files in the backup.  Keep in mind that if you have a lot of media items, this can make your backup file enormous.

When you restore a backup that includes media, RootsMagic will ask if you want to restore the media as well.  If you are restoring your backup to a computer that already has your media items, you should select "No".  When RootsMagic restores media items from a backup it places them in a folder under the folder containing the database and relinks the database to those newly restored media items.


In Topic: Family Origins Export

09 December 2018 - 06:08 PM

Rootsmagic 7 can directly import Family Origins version 4 and later databases. The folder currently holding the old database files just needs to be made accessible on the PC running Rootsmagic version 7. If there are two computers involved, You must copy the folder from old system to new system. Then:


File -> Import -> Family Origins (version 4 and later) -> <I know where the file is> or <Search for files>

In Topic: Something Wrong with the Forum Software for the Wish List Forum?

07 December 2018 - 09:07 AM

Happen to be in IE11 and all seems right for me:



In Topic: Sort by birth date

05 December 2018 - 11:25 PM

If somebody died for example on 12 Dec 1892 and I don't know their burial date, then I don't think that entering a burial date of "after 12 Dec 1892" or "about 13 Dec 1892" is actually contributing any useful or meaningful data to my RM database.

Actually, for me, it helps in the Fact List report for Burial, as well as the Place List for a particular cemetery. Also for export purposes to other programs/conventions that might be able to employ their use as an independent data entity. Just a thought.