RootsMagic for TMG Users

TMG users have a new home

Change isn’t easy. Like many genealogists, you’ve probably used The Master Genealogist (TMG) for years. Unfortunately, on July 29th 2014, Wholly Genes Software announced that they would be discontinuing "The Master Genealogist" (TMG).

Since then, many TMG users have contacted us directly and on our message boards asking what their options were for converting their data to RootsMagic. While data can be transferred to RootsMagic via GEDCOM, TMG loses many details as it exports to GEDCOM including witnesses, roles, source templates, and more.

We are pleased to announce that RootsMagic now has a direct TMG import. This direct import not only imports basic genealogical information from TMG like names, events, notes, and media, but also imports witnesses (with roles), source templates, and sentence templates. In fact, RootsMagic has the most complete TMG import available anywhere.  Of course, due to different data models and template languages, no import can be 100% perfect. But we have prepared a guide to make the transition as smooth as possible.

TMG users will enjoy many familiar features in RootsMagic such as shared events (witnesses), roles, and customizable source and sentence templates. RootsMagic introduces amazing new features such as MacOS compatibility, interactive problem alerts, online publishing, a mobile app, and more!