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Member Since 25 Sep 2014
Offline Last Active Dec 20 2017 11:41 AM

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Birth Field

20 December 2017 - 11:45 AM



I would like to see Roots Magic default to including the birth field in every new individual record.  It is nice to be able to add and delete a variety of events, but it strikes me that having the birth field available without the extra key strokes of adding it independently is pretty much a minimum for every individual record.  The option ought to be to delete it if someone chooses to do so, or not to complete the field.

Slow to Load - Roots Magic Explorer

03 October 2017 - 05:50 PM


I am using RootsMagic on a fairly speedy Windows 10 system.  The most frustrating function I face is when I find it necessary to use the Roots Magic Explorer function by clicking on the magnifying glass button to search the Person List.

I admit, I have about 95,000 people in my database, but on other software, it seems to build a readily available index list that can be accessed quite quickly.  At some point during the period I have owned RootsMagic, I did find that for a short period of time, the search function worked with acceptable speed.  But nothing I have figured out seems to make this function work effectively.


I do not know if I have incorrectly set a preference, or if there is some other reason that it takes so long to load.  Anyway, I would appreciate any ideas that might make this function faster.

Don Chapman

Reference Number in Reports

05 April 2017 - 10:38 AM



Perhaps I am blind, but I have not been able to find a way to keep the reference numbers from showing in the Narrative reports I produce.  I also could not find in the 'Help' any reference to the reference numbers.  I am simply wishing to turn off that function, if anyone can point me to how to do that?



Speeding Data Entry

12 January 2017 - 01:21 PM

Hi:  A suggestion for an improvement for data entry.  Ancestral Quest has an option for many of the fields used in data entry, such as place names, to repeat the previous entry to the field, simply by hitting the F8 key.  I have moved to Roots Magic but am missing this functionality in Roots Magic.  It is especially useful when entering whole new families who may have lived and died in the same area.  Indeed, in AQ, one can use the F8 function as well to repeat the last saved Note as well.  Seems like a very good feature to me.

Delete MyRootsMagic 6 Web Site?

01 January 2017 - 01:49 PM



I am wondering how to delete a web site I created using the Roots Magic 6 files?  I am now on version 7 and would like to eliminate the older site.  I know the old site address and have my sign on and password, but how do I access the administrative functions?  I do not see an editing function under the "Internet" tab in Roots Magic 7.