RootsMagic User Groups

User groups are good places to find others with an interest in RootsMagic. You can receive help, ideas, and more from other RootsMagic users in your area.  If you know of a RootsMagic user group (or a general user group with a RootsMagic section) that isn't on this list, please click here and let us know.

To see a list of users who are interested in starting a new user group, click here.  You can contact them about starting a group, or to see if they have already formed a group in your area.

If you would like to start a user group in your area, contact us with your name and contact information and we will add your name below for others in your area to contact.

Current RootsMagic User Groups

Arizona, Tucson - Pima County Genealogy Club RootsMagic User Group

First Saturday of every month from 1 pm to 3 pm
University of Arizona Medical College, Room 2117, Tucson, Arizona
Visitors are welcome; check with the Facilitator as the group does not meet when another genealogy function is being held.
Contact Person: Barbara Baldwin Salyer, Group Facilitator

Arizona, Tucson - Tucson Family History Center

Second Tuesday of every month at 7 pm
500 S. Langley
Tucson, AZ 85710
Contact Person: Terry Olsen

California, Burbank - RootsMagic User Group of the Southern California Genealogical Society

Third Sunday of every month from 2 pm to 4 pm (Virtual through Zoom)
SCGS Library
417 Irving Drive, Burbank CA
SCGS website
Contact Person: Jay Holladay

California, Fresno - Fresno, California RootsMagic User Group

Meets one Saturday a month from 10 to Noon
Fresno, CA West Stake Family History Center
3375 W Sierra Ave
Fresno, CA 93711 (corner of Sierra and Valentine)
Everyone is welcome. Contact Facilitator for date of meetings as they vary from month to month.
Contact Person: Robert Givens, Group Facilitator

California, Oakland - California Genealogical Society

Fourth Wednesday of every month at 6:30pm. Virtual through Zoom.
Register for the group through Eventbrite.
Contact Persons: Keith Montgomery or Stewart Traiman

California, Ojai - RootsMagic Forum

Third Wednesday of every month from 7 to 8 pm
Ojai Family History Center
411 San Antonio St
Ojai, CA 93023
Contact Person: Howard Thomas

California, Orange County

Third Saturday of each month 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm (dark in Dec)
Orange Family History Center
674 South Yorba
Orange, CA
Contact Person: Joan E. Rambo

California, Sacramento - Sacramento FamilySearch Library RootsMagic User Group

Second Wednesday of each month 1pm
Sacramento FamilySearch Library
2745 Eastern Ave, Sacramento, CA
FHL: FHL faculty staff

California, San Diego - San Diego Genealogical Society: RootsMagic User Group

Wednesday 4-6 pm varies by month. See SDGS Calendar for specific date --, and Zoom registration link.
The meeting is a hybrid, in person and Zoom
FamilySearch Library
4195 Camino del Rio South, San Diego
Contact: Larry Klaasen

California, Santa Barbara - Santa Barbara County Genealogical Society: RootsMagic User Group

Thursday before the 3rd Saturday of the month (except August) from 12:30 to 2:00 pm
Sahyun Library
316 Castillo Street, Santa Barbara
SBCGS Website:
Contact: Robin McCarthy

California, Victorville - Hi-Desert Genealogical Society

Third Wednesday of every month from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Victorville Elk's Lodge #1877
14041 Hesperia Road
Victorville, California
Contact Person: Jackie Fielder

Colorado, Denver - Colorado Genealogical Society Computer Interest Group

Second Monday of every month (except July and August) at 7 pm.
Denver Public Library
10 W Fourteenth Ave Pwky
Denver, CO 80204
Contact Person: President CGS

Colorado, Grand Junction - Grand Junction RootsMagic User Group

Fourth Wednesday of every month (except Nov and Dec) at 1 pm
Museum of Western Colorado
C.D. Smith Building
5th Street and Ute Avenue
2nd floor conference room
Contact Person: Dennis Jenkins

Colorado, La Jara - San Luis Valley RootsMagic User Group

Second Wednesday of every month at 6 pm
Family History Center in the LDS Church
(use the North door on the West side of building)
760 Broadway
La Jara, Colorado 81140
Contact Person: Marilee Vannoy

Florida, Bradenton - Manatee Genealogical Society RootsMagic SIG

2nd Monday of each month at 2 p.m.
Westminster Courtyard
222 Old Main St.
Downtown Bradenton
Contact: Phyllis Doucette Website:

Florida, Largo - Pinellas Genealogy Society RootsMagic Users Group

Fourth Saturday of each month at 10 am
Online: Visit the PGS calendar for connection information:
Website: Contact person: Sue Styx, Communications Director

Florida - Palm Harbor RootsMagic User Group

Fourth Saturday of every month from 1 pm to 1:45 pm
Palm Harbor Library
2330 Nebraska Ave.
Palm Harbor, FL 34683
Visitors are welcome; check with the contact as group doesn't meet in March (Genealogy Fair) or November (Mini Seminar)
Contact Person: John Mangan

Florida - Central Florida Genealogy Society RootsMagic SIG

Fourth Thursday of every month at 1:00 pm
Orlando Family History Center
45 E. Par Street
Orlando, FL 32804
You are encouraged to come early and do some research at the FHC.
Contact Person: Betty Jo Stockton

Florida - The Villages RootsMagic Special Interest Group

First Monday of every month (except June through August) at 2:30 pm
We meet in the Seabreeze Recreation Center. You must be a resident of the Villages, and a member of The Villages Genealogical Society to participate in our meetings.
Contact Persons: George Zitterell

Florida - West Pasco County Genealogical Society

Third Wednesday of every month at 2 pm.
LifePoint Christian Church
6219 River Rd.
New Port Richey, FL 34673
Contact Person: Debbe A. Hagner, AG

Idaho, Blackfoot

Second Saturday of every month at 10am
For meeting and location details contact Jared Denlinger at

Idaho, Burley

Burley Family History Center Third Thursday of every month at 10am
Contact Person: Sharon Bowers

Illinois, Chicago - CAGGNI (Computer Assisted Genealogy Group of Northern Illinois)

Meets 2nd or 3rd Saturday every quarter
Schaumburg Township District Library
130 South Roselle Rd.
Schaumburg, IL 60193
Everyone is welcome. Contact Facilitator or website for date of meetings as they vary from quarter to quarter.
Group Website: Contact Person: Larry Olson, SIG leader

Iowa, Des Moines Central Iowa RootsMagic User Group

Iowa Genealogical Society 4th Saturday of each month 10:00 - Noon
628 E. Grand Ave
Des Moines, IA
Contact Dennis Allen or

Iowa / Illinois - Genealogy SIG of the Quad-Cities Computer Society

Third Monday of each month at 7:00 pm
Butterworth Education Center
701 12th Ave
Moline, IL

Kansas, Wichita

First meeting February 17, 2016 at 6pm Andover Library
1511 E Central
Andover, KS

Kansas City

First Saturday of even number months
Johnson County Kansas Central Resource Library
9875 W 87th Street
Overland Park, KS
For meeting and location details contact Carol Kuse at

Maine, Fort Fairfield - RootsMagic User Group of Maine and Eastern Canada

Meeting at 3pm the last Friday of every month
March through October (barring bad weather, call ahead or watch our Facebook page)
Contact info is:
Jennifer Gaenzle - email -
Library Director
Fort Fairfield Public Library
339 Main Street
Fort Fairfield, ME 04742
Website -
Facebook -

Maryland, Kensington - DC Metro RootsMagic Users Group

Meets the 2nd Saturday of every month, 9:30 to 11:00 am
Washington, DC Family History Center
10000 Stoneybrook Rd.
Kensington, MD 20895
301-587-0042; [for directions and hours of operation]
Contact: Margaret Ezell

Massachusetts, Bolton

Meetings held the 2nd Tuesday of the month, Bolton, Massachusetts
Please send email for details of dates, times and location.
Contact: Pat McGrath

Minnesota, Rochester

Meetings held the 3rd Thursday of the month from 7 to 9 PM
Rochester, MN Family History Center
2300 Viola Heights Dr NE, Rochester, MN 55906-6940
Contact: Paul Price

Nebraska, Lincoln

New group forming in 2016
Please send email for details of dates, times and location.
Contact: Phyllis Ericson

Norway Users Group

Normally third Tuesday of each month 18.00 to 21.00
Sandnes Frivilligsentral, Langgt, 78, 6307 Sandnes
Contact: Karleif Lende

Ohio, Cincinnati / Dayton

Currently meets about 6 times a year (Mar, Apr, May, Sep, Oct, Nov) Generally in Monroe Ohio, between Dayton and Cincinnati.
To find out when the next meeting is scheduled for, contact Carol Cole at
Everyone in the group will have access to all other members so they can contact members between meetings to ask questions.

Ohio, Cleveland - CAGG (Computer Assisted Genealogy Group)

Third Saturday of each month at 11 am
Cuyahoga County Public Library
Fairview Park Branch
21255 Lorain Road
Fairview Park, OH
User group leader: Jean Hoffman

Ohio, Cleveland - NEOCAG (North East Ohio Computer Aided Genealogy)

Second Saturday of each month at 9 am
Cuyahoga County Public Library
Mayfield Branch
500 SOM Center Road (State Route 91)
Mayfield Village, OH 44143

Ohio, Columbus Area - Central Ohio Rootsmagic User Group

Third Sunday of each month January thru October 3pm-5pm
Location varies.
Contact person: Carol Shkolnik

Oklahoma, Muskogee - Muskogee County Genealogical Society RootsMagic User Group

Meets the second Thursday each month at 2:30pm Central Time via Zoom Pre-Registration Required Contact person:

Oregon, Corvallis

Every other month on a Saturday from 1-3
For more information contact: Ann Smart  All are welcome!

Oregon, Eugene - RootsMagic User Group

Fourth Thursday of each month from 6-7:30pm. All RootsMagic users are invited to attend.
Oregon Genealogical Society Research Library
955 Oak Alley, Eugene, OR
Free parking in the OverPark parking garage, and we're just 1 1/2 blocks from downtown LTD bus station.
For more information contact: Dawn Carlile or Linda Aubrey

Oregon, Portland

3rd Saturday of odd numbered months (Jan, Mar, May, July, Sep, Nov) at 10am
Family History Center
2220 NE Jackson School Road
Hillsboro OR 97124
Contact Leslie Lawson to be added to the local list of RM Users
All are welcome!

Oregon, Portland

Portland, Oregon - Genealogical Forum of Oregon (GFO) RootsMagic Special interest Group (SIG)
First Monday of every month from 10am to 12pm Pacific Time
All meetings are virtual, free and open to the public.
GFO RootsMagic SIG:
Facilitator: Barry Wolff (

Pennsylvania, Lansdale

First Tuesday of each month at 7pm
Lansdale Public Library
301 Vine Street
Lansdale, PA 19446
Contact person: Dorothy Clark
Receive help with research ideas, citing evidence, and more from other RootsMagic users.  Arrive about 6:45 to have your laptop checked by Library IT staff for current operating security programs.  Meeting will begin at approximately  7:15 pm in the Community Room.

South Carolina, Charleston - Summerville RootsMagic Users Group

First Tuesday of every month at 7 PM
The Vineyard
8600 Dorchester Road, Suite 302
North Charleston, SC 29420 Contact: Buddy Holmes

Texas, Allen

For meeting and location details, contact: Richard Crookston

Texas, San Antonio - RootsMagic Users Group

Second Wednesday of each month
10 am - Noon
San Antonio Genealogical and Historical Society Library
911 Melissa Drive, San Antonio, TX 78213, phone 210-342-5242
Contact: Scott Atkinson

Utah, Fillmore

Meets the 2nd Wednesday of every month at 7 p.m.
Fillmore Family History Center
25 South 300 West
Fillmore, UT
Instructor is Vicki Crosland.

Utah, Hurricane - RootsMagic User Group for Southern Utah

Meets the 2nd Wednesday of every month (except July and December) from 6-8 p.m.
Bring your flash/jump drive.
Hurricane Family History Center
37 South 200 West
Hurricane, UT 84737
Contact Person: Susan Wynn

Utah, Logan - LFSL RootsMagic Users Group

Meets the 1st Wednesday of every month from 1-2:30 p.m.
Logan FamilySearch Library
50 N 100 E
Logan, UT in the Logan Tabernacle Basement
Website: Contact Person: Dedee Dalebout

Utah, Provo - Utah Valley Technology and Genealogy Group (UVTAGG) formerly UVPAFUG (RootsMagic SIG)

Second Saturday of each month from 9 am to 10:30 (general meeting on variety of topics)
RootsMagic SIG meets from 10:30 am to 12 noon
4050 North 650 East, Provo, Utah (TheRed Brick LDS Chapel)

Utah, St. George - Dixie Internet Genealogy (DIG)

Dixie Internet Genealogy (DIG) meets the 3rd Saturday of each month, from 10:00 a.m. to noon, at the St. George FamilySearch Library. This is a new location for the library:
162 North 400 East Bldg B - 2nd Floor (there is an elevator)
St. George, Utah
You can call Fran Lightner (435-688-1260) or the FSL (435-673-4591) for further information.

Virginia, Williamsburg - Williamsburg FHC RootsMagic Users Group

First meeting Saturday, September 12, 2015 at 10am May meet on Saturdays or weekdays, depending on the preference of the group. Contact: Williamsburg FHC

Washington, Longview - Olympia RootsMagic User's Group

Twice a month on Tuesday afternoon at 2:30
Longview Stake Family History Center
1721 30th Ave
Longview, WA 98632
Everyone is welcome!
Contact: Myles C. Jones

Washington, Moses Lake - Moses Lake RootsMagic User's Group

4th Friday of every month at 7pm
Meetings will be held at the LDS Family History Library
1515 South Division Street
Moses Lake, WA
Contact: Rod Redford

Washington, Olympia area - Olympia RootsMagic User's Group

Second Thursday of every month from 6:30 to 8:30pm
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Henderson Chapel
3800 Henderson Blvd SE
(360)786-9832 (Foyer/Library)
Contact: Cliff Wilder

Washington, Tri-Cities - RootsMagic Users Group

Meets irregularly
Contact: Margie Beldin

Washington DC area - DC Metro RootsMagic Users Group

Maryland, Kensington
2nd Saturday of each month, 9:30 to 11:00 am
Meets at the Washington, DC Family History Center
10000 Stoneybrook Rd.
Kensington, MD 20895
301-587-0042; [for directions and hours of operation]
Contact: Gary Petranek

Wyoming, Afton - Afton Family History History Center

First Monday of each month at 1:00 pm
325 Jefferson
Afton, WY 83110
Contact: Amy Moser

Users Wanting to Start a User Group

This is a list of users who are interested in starting a RootsMagic User Group in their area.  Please contact them to see if they have already started a group or if you are willing to help.  If you start a user group, please let us know so we can add it to the list above.

Area User Name (click to email)
Alabama, Choctaw County area Shirley McNeely
Alaska, Anchorage Peggy A. Hempelmann
Arizona, Mesa / Apache Junction Jan Hackett Antoinette Shields
Arizona, Phoenix Jan Hackett Edna Fink
Arizona, Scottsdale Suzanne Brayer
Arizona, Show Low area Jerry Minnis
Arkansas, Arkansas River Valley
Arkansas, Little Rock
Arkansas, Rogers, Bentonville, Springdale area Jim Deichman
California, Big Bear Peggy Hooper
California, Covina Ed Roundtree
California, Fontana area Emma Wood
California, Lompoc / Santa Maria Doris and John Lawrence
California, Orange County Joan Rambo
California, Redding Area Evelyn Baer
California, Riverside/Corona Area Liane Caton
California, San Francisco Tim Cox
California, San Jose (south bay) Marcia Holstrom
California, San Mateo County Judi Engel
California, Santa Rosa Lee Taylor
California, Sun City Lois Burton
Connecticut Jane Werthmann
Delaware, Newark John Pfotzer
Delaware, Wilmington Wayne Mower
Florida, NW Panhandle, Fort Walton Beach Fred Curtiss
Florida, Fort Myers area
Florida, Fort Walton Beach / Shalimar area Margaret Harris
Florida, Melbourne / Space Coast area Ron and Regina Markowicz
Florida, Orlando Becky Berlin
Georgia, Atlanta Hank Bauer
Gary Rogers
Georgia, NW Area (Cartersville) Yvonne Mashburn Schmidt
Georgia, Savannah Jim Beshires
Hawaii, Kailua Doug Klein
Illinois, Bloomington Bob Howard
Illinois, Lisle Sandy Johnson
Illinois, Morton Grove Donna Roginski
Indiana, Indianapolis William Diehl
Indiana, Kokomo Genie Lalonde
Indiana, Lebanon Sandra Wire
Kansas, Wichita area KSGrammy2
Kentucky, Bowling Green Lynton Stewart
Kentucky, Louisville Winnie Miller
Kentucky, Morehead Samone Ratcliff
Louisiana, Shreveport Dwight Jackson
Louisiana, West Monroe or NE area Shelby A Morse
Maryland, Baltimore area Reb Orrel, III
Maryland, Eastern shore Charles Whitehead
Massachusetts, North Attleboro area Bill Fasulo
Massachusetts, North Shore area Tina
Massachusetts, Worcester area Linda Hart
Michigan, Ann Arbor / Canton Michael Mayrend
Michigan, Kalamazoo
Michigan, Muskegon Jim Rose
Michigan, Saginaw, Lansing area Ardis Wolven
Michigan, Scottville / Ludington area Beth Clemensen
Michigan, Traverse City area Daisy Butler
Minnesota, northern Janis S. Hendrick
Minnesota, Richfield Diane E Bick
Minnesota, southern Wanda Patsche
Mississippi, Yazoo County
Missouri, Columbia
Missouri, Springfield Kay Morrow
Missouri, St. Joseph Elaine Dunster
Missouri, St. Louis Keith Brown
Joyce Siason
Nebraska, Omaha Karen McAndrew
Nevada, Carson City Al Power
Nevada, Elko Mindy Wahl
Nevada, Las Vegas Sandy Johnson
Doug Richter
Nevada, Mesquite Kathie Chatlin
New Hampshire, Manchester area Carolyn Spooner
New Jersey, Browns Mills area Linda Dahl
New Mexico, Albuquerque Kay Witkowski
New Mexico, Kirtland Colleen Wethington
New York, Albany area Brad Green
New York, Buffalo (Orchard Park, Hamburg, East Aurora) area Bob Pope
New York, Rochester area John-Paul Vidal
North Carolina, Greensboro / Winston-Salem / High Point area Robert Smith
North Carolina, New Bern
North Carolina, Wilmington Area Norman Adkins
Ohio, Findlay (NW Ohio) Darrell Prichard
Ohio, Vermilion (near Sandusky) Harold Stout
Ohio, Youngstown A. Jones
Oklahoma, Collinsville (Tulsa) Rachel Wight Stephens
Oklahoma, Oklahoma City John Vaughn
Oklahoma, Woodward Linda Finster
Oregon, Roseburg Sandra Sperry
Oregon, Salem Robert Becker
Pennsylvania, Coatesville / Thorndale area
Pennsylvania, Harrisburg Dale Mellott
Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh area M. Bambie Goodall
South Carolina, Indian Land (Charlotte NC) area Patricia Donatelli
Tennessee, Knoxville Pamela Jensen
Tennessee, Lawrenceburg Dorothy Booth
Tennessee, Nashville Bart Bartleson
Texas, Austin Bart Bartleson
Texas, Corpus Christi / Rockport area Phil Albin
Texas, Dallas / Fort Worth area Gina Miller
Texas, Temple Jon Czarowitz
Utah, Kearns / West Valley area Annie Barentine
Utah, Layton Joe Adams
Utah, Ogden (South) Julie Clark
Virginia, Harrisonburg area Stephen S. Barranco, Sr.
Virginia, Lexington area Tamera Williams
Virginia, Richmond / Powhatan area
Virginia, Tidewater area
Virginia, Williamsburg / Gloucester area
Washington, Ellensburg Marcy Lombardi
Washington, Moses Lake area Rod Redford
Washington, Seattle Sheila Thayer
Washington, Spokane Kathleen Allen
West Virginia, Charleston area Jim Shank
West Virginia, Wheeling area RW Gracey
Wisconsin, Green Bay
Wisconsin, Madison Dennis Jenkyns
Wisconsin, Milwaukee Bob Tatalovich
Wisconsin, North central area Allen Theiler
Wisconsin, Racine / Kenosha area Dave Homan
Wisconsin, Sheboygan Kim M Kester
Wisconsin, Southeast area Judy Rockwell
Australia, Victoria, Pakenham Miriam Rimmer
Bermuda Antony Siese
Brazil, Indaial (Portuguese) Jorge Purgly
Canada, BC, Vancouver Larry Arnett
Canada, Ontario, Ottawa Bill Wright
Canada, Ontario, Toronto area Ivo Finotti
England, Cornwall area Steve Roberts
England, Manchester area Alan Tennuchi
Mexico, Guadalajara Patrick Barnum
New Zealand, Auckland area John Soppet
New Zealand, Bay of Plenty Ray Fowke
New Zealand, Kapiti area Lorna Henderson
Scotland, Aberdeen Jim Smith
South Africa Bart Heyneke
UK, Staffordshire David Walton
UK, Warwickshire Martin Ferrier