RootsMagic 7

Genealogy & Family History Software
Platform: Windows Windows 10 / 8 / 7 / Vista / XP / 2000 Mac OS X Mac OS X with MacBridge
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RootsMagic is the latest version of the award-winning genealogy software which makes researching, organizing, and sharing your family history easy! Whether you're a beginner or an experienced professional, RootsMagic is the perfect tool for you!.

What's New in RootsMagic 7

These are the highlights of some of the great new features in RootsMagic 7:


  • RootsMagic automatically searches your favorite genealogy records sites including FamilySearch and MyHeritage for possible matches to your data
  • As matches are found, a light bulb appears next to each person's name
  • Clicking on the light bulb opens up a web browser with the matching records (some records may require a subscription)
WebHints  WebHints  WebHints


  • NameClean finds and corrects many common problems in personal names in your file
  • PlaceClean finds and corrects many common problems in place names in your file
NameClean  NameClean  PlaceClean  PlaceClean

Compare Files

  • Compare any two RootsMagic files and display their differences
  • Share data between the compared files with the click of a button
Compare Files

Publish Online

  • Publish your family information to
  • Dynamic, database-driven sites with pedigree, family and individual views for each person
  • Can include notes, sources, and media for each person
  • Password protect your site to control access to your family data
  • See a sample website
Publish Online  Sample Website

Import Lists

  • Like to customize your files? Import lists of fact types, media, places, and more from another RootsMagic file to save time and effort
Import Lists

Backup and Restore with Media

  • Optionally include your media when you backup or restore your database
Backup and Restore with Media


  • See which groups a person belongs to with the click of a mouse
  • Check and uncheck a person's groups from a single screen

Drag-and-Drop Media

  • Drag-and-drop pictures and other files right onto a person's media screen to add them quickly

You'll also enjoy these new features added in RootsMagic 6:

Problem Alerts

  • An icon next to a person's name on the main screen warns you of a potential error in their data
  • Find and fix problems with incorrect dates, unusual ages, and missing information
Problem Alerts  Problem Alerts

Enhanced Timeline View

  • Shows a full timeline of the current person's events and those of their parents, siblings, spouses, and children
  • Shows a graphical timeline of the person's events
  • Edit events, names, directly from the timeline view (without having to open the edit screen)
Timeline View

CountyCheck Explorer

  • Lets you look up counties and states (US, Canada, UK, Australia) to view information about them
  • Access the FamilySearch Wiki page for counties and states
  • Access an interactive state map showing historical county boundaries
CountyCheck  CountyCheck Map


  • Attach links to websites to any person, source, citation, place, or research log item
  • Instantly jump to a web page tagged to a record
  • Print a list of WebTags you have added to your database
WebTags  Edit WebTags

Find Everywhere

  • Find every record containing text you enter
  • Find people, families, events, notes, sources, places, to-do items, research logs, media items, and more
  • Edit any found record directly from the results screen
Find Everywhere

Enhanced searching and selecting

  • Search for people by the number of spouses, children, parents, or siblings that they have
  • Select people based on genetic lines (Y-STR and Mitochondrial)
Select by Number  Genetic Options

Enhanced WebSearch

  • Create a WebTag directly from your search results
  • Optionally use an external browser for search results
WebSearch  Create WebTag

Enhanced Place List

  • View place detail information directly from the place list
  • Edit place detail notes, media, etc. directly from the place list

You'll also enjoy these new features added in RootsMagic 5:

Research Manager

  • Create unlimited research logs to document your work and aid your research
  • Quickly search for any text in any research log
Research Log


  • Automatically checks every county you enter (US, Canada, UK, Australia) to verify that it actually existed at the time of the event
  • Report gives you a list of all events in counties which didn't exist at the time
  • Lets you access maps and county histories for the US, Canada, UK, and Australia
CountyCheck  CountyCheck Map

Database Tools

  • Test the integrity of the database file
  • Re-index the database
  • Compress deleted records from the database

"On This Day" List

  • Includes all family events on a date, as well as famous births and deaths and historical events for the day

"Who Was There" List

  • Shows who in your file was possibly in a given location on a given date

Enhanced People View

  • Filter to show any group of people

Enhanced Multimedia

  • Allows easy tagging of images with the people, families, events, places, or sources
  • Enter comments on any media tag

Enhanced To-Do list

  • See type, status, priority and description in a single list
  • Sort by type, status, priority, or task description
  • Filter by type, status, or priority

Enhanced Edit Screen

  • Hover tips for notes and sources for every fact
  • Easily view all to-do items for a person and their families
  • Easily view all media items for a person, their events, and families

Enhanced Source Entry

  • New tabbed source edit screen streamlines source entry

Enhanced Descendant List Report

  • Direct descendant list shows the direct line from an ancestor to a descendant
  • Henry, D'Aboville, and outline numbering
  • Wordwrap option conserves space

Enhanced Place List Report

  • Print all events which occurred within a certain distance of any place


  • Include markers for events of family members of the selected person

Enhanced Place List

  • Displays the primary image for the highlighted place
  • Displays the place details for the highlighted place

Fonts and Screens

  • Select the font / size for the lists on the edit person, Explorer, and select person screens

Much, much more!