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ROOTSMAGIC FOR IOS IS HERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Just found this in my email!!!!

One of the most common questions we’re asked is, “When can I get RootsMagic on my phone or tablet?”  The answer is, “Today!”  We’re pleased to announce the official release of RootsMagic for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch; a free companion app to our RootsMagic desktop genealogy software.

Your Family Tree at Your Fingertips

Now you can easily take and show off your family history with you wherever you go.  RootsMagic lets you carry your genealogy on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch!  It’s fast, easy, and free!

We’re very excited to bring RootsMagic right to your iPhone and iPad.  Not only is this one of the most-requested features from our users, but it is the perfect next step in our mission to simplify family history.  The app provides many useful features including:

  • Access your actual RootsMagic files via iTunes or Dropbox - RootsMagic for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch uses your actual RootsMagic files- no conversion needed. You can copy as many files as you want right on your device via iTunes or Dropbox. Users of other genealogy software such as PAF, Family Tree Maker, Legacy Family Tree, and others can convert their files into viewable RootsMagic files using our free desktop software.

  • Easily search and explore your family tree - Familiar Pedigree, Family, Descendant, and Individual Views help you quickly explore your family tree. You can also search for specific people by name or record number.

  • View pictures, notes, and sources - All of your RootsMagic data is available inside the app. Touch any name to see more information about that person as well as family members. All of a person’s information is there including notes, sources, and pictures.

  • Lists - Browse lists of your information and view more information about sources, to-do items, research logs, media, addresses, repositories, correspondences, and places.

  • Tools and Calculators - useful tools to assist you in your research including a perpetual calendar, date calculator, relationship calculator, and soundex calculator.


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52 Weeks of Abundant Genealogy Week # 48: Genealogy Society Member

52-Weeks-AbundantGenealogy society members are a vital part of the family history community. We’ve made many acquaintances this way and we all benefit from their friendship, support and expertise. Share with us a genealogy society member that has left a memorable impression on you.

I don’t currently belong to a genealogical society (yet!), but there is one local society member who has impressed me immensely with his tireless work on behalf of the Fort Worth Genealogical Society and Texas genealogy in general.

Rob Yoder is currently the Society’s 3rd Vice President and the editor of Footsprints, The Quarterly Journal of FWGS, and is also one of the two county coordinators for the Tarrant County, Texas GenWeb site. Rob was instrumental in creating the Texas Marriage Collections of FWGS . And he has recently compiled the Footprints Topical Index 1957-2012.

When does the man sleep?

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52 Weeks of Abundant Genealogy by Amy Coffin is a series of weekly blogging prompts (one for each week of 2012) that invite genealogists and others to discuss resources in the genealogy community including websites, applications, libraries, archives, genealogical societies and more. You do not have to be a blogger to participate. If you do not have a genealogy blog, write down your thoughts on your computer, or simply record them on paper and keep them with your files.