Notes from the past…


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A Dovie Summary

This is the individual summary for Dovie from RootsMagic 4. In order to limit this to 1 page, I did not include sources, notesĀ  or her photo. But those can be included if preferred. I exported this report to .pdf, then to .jpg in order to add it to this post.

I found a really neat free program, PDF-XChange Viewer, that exports .pdf files to image files, which is really handy for working with newspaper clippings from GenealogyBank, as well as RootsMagic reports.


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RootsMagic To-Go!

This is so cooooollllllllll!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I stopped at Walmart this afternoon and picked up a SanDisk 4GB flash drive to download RootsMagic to. At $14.99, that’s quite a bargain! Flash drives have gotten so cheap. The first one I ever owned was just 256 K and I think I paid $20 for it (a long time ago!).

When I got home, I opened my laptop and navigated to All Programs>RootsMagic 4>RootsMagic To-Go. I opened the program and it instructed me to insert the flash drive. I then clicked on the prompt to download RootsMagic 4 to the flash drive, which took less than a minute. The program required only 0.16 GB of memory! When that was complete, it prompted me to select the folder containing my RootsMagic database and transfer that to the flash drive. All done and in less than 5 minutes, I have a functioning RootsMagic 4 complete with my data on my 4 GB flash drive.

Just remember, you gotta have your Registration Key for RootsMagic 4 to activate the program on the flash drive. Otherwise, it just allows use as a trial version of the program.

P. S. I was wrong about the images files. All of my media files in RootsMagic are present on the flash drive!