RootsMagic Essentials

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Portable version available: 

There is no portable version of this product available.

Replacement for : 

Agelong Tree, AGES-online, Ahnenblatt, Ancestral Forest, Ancestral Quest, Ancestral Quest Basics, Ancestris, Ancestry.com - Family Trees, AniMap, Branches, Brother's Keeper, Bygones, Centennia Historical Atlas, Charting Companion, Charting Companion™, DrAlex FamiliaOnline, Family Atlas, Family Historian, Family Origins, Family Pursuit, Family Tree Legends, Family Tree Maker, Family Tree SuperTools, Family Trees Quick & Easy, Family.Show, FamilyInsight, Find My Past Online, Gaia Family Tree, GED Browser, Ged2html, Ged2js, Ged4web, GED-GEN, GedHTree, GEDitCOM, Gedpage, GEDReporter, GedTree, GEDView, Genbox, GenealogicaGrafica, Genealogy Site Builder, GenealogyJ, Geneotree, Geneotree, Generations Family Tree, GeneWeb, GeneWeb, Geni, GENMERGE, GenoPro, Get My Ancestors, Gramps, Great Family, Grow Branch, Heredis, Heritage Family Tree, HtmlPedigree, HuMo-gen, HuMo-gen, Legacy Family Tree 7.4, LifeLines, MacFamilyTree, MAF, MagiKey, Map My Ancestors, Map My Family Tree, My Family Tree, MyHeritage Family Tree Builder, Next Generation, One Great Family, Ordinance Tracker, OurFamilyology, Inc., Oxy-Gen, Pedigree Maker, PerlGed, Personal Ancestral File, PhpGedView, Reunion, RootsMagic, ScionPC, Simple Family Tree, SmartGenealogy, Synium, The Magikey, The Master Genealogist, The Next Generation of Genealogy Sitebuilding, Traces, TreeSeek, UncleGED, WebTrees, WeRelate, WikiTree, World Vital Records, XY Family Tree

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System requirements: 

"Platform: Windows Windows 10 / 8 / 7 / Vista / XP / 2000 Mac OS X Mac OS X Free!"

Download file size: 

29.6 MB

Version: 

7.0.10.0

Additional information: 

RootsMagic Essentials can import directly from several other genealogy programs as well as from a GEDCOM file. This functionality should be more widely supported as a lot of detail is lost in transfers with the GEDCOM format.

RootsMagic Essentials has a variety of source templates based somewhat on Elizabeth Shown Mills "Evidence."

Open multiple databases or the same database multiple times and display them side by side.

UTF-8 character encoding is supported.

The reports and charts produced by RootsMagic are generally better in appearance than the other programs listed here. Place, citation, to-do list, and narrative reports are supported. Bibliographies are available for some reports. Saving reports to other file formats is disabled—viewing and printing is allowed. There is no option to hide living people or events for living folks and no option to exclude private notes in reports. Reports not supported in free version are nicely greyed out.

I like the copy and paste citation functionality.


All parent relationships assume that the parents are married. This would give a very odd impression for children of an incestuous (parent/child) relationship.

There is no relationship calculator.

RootsMagic displays a nagging splash screen at every start up requiring the user to chose between the free and the Full version. This is immediately followed with a RootsMagic News screen. Many menu choices are not functional in the free version but nonfunctional reports are greyed out.

No People List views.

No relationship calculator.


Don't bother selecting the 68M place database download. The free version does not support the function.

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70

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RootsMagic-Essentials

64 Bit compatibility: 

32 bit but 64 bit compatible

Review article: 

Best Free Genealogy or Family Tree Software

Product type: 

Runs as a stand-alone program on a user's computer

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Download page: 

http://www.rootsmagic.com/Try/RootsMagic/default.aspx

Developers website: 

http://www.rootsmagic.com/essentials/

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