Just started using RootsMagic

21 views
Skip to first unread message

Stephen Woodbridge

unread,
Jul 24, 2019, 9:57:55 AM7/24/19
to root...@googlegroups.com
Hi guys,

Posting a mini-report on RootMagic 7. I have been using an ancient
version for FamilyTreeMaker (FTM) for years, mostly out of momentum, as
my primary genealogy database and then exporting data as GEDCOM files
for other purposes. I had been entering data and had FTM open when Win10
decided to install updates and reboot, which trashed the FTM database.
Luckily I had made a backup a few dates earlier.

Anyway decided I needed to find a new tool and after looking at some
options decided to give RootsMagic 7 a try. It has a free option which
has some features disabled but is still very usable as is. I think the
fully version was like $30 so I upgraded and after a little retraining
of my brain for the new/different UI, I have been happily working with
it, and would recommend it if anyone is looking for a tool.

I just discovered that it using a SQLite database as its storage engine
and you can open the .rmgc file using SQLite3 cli or Perl/Python/PHP/etc
script using a sqlite database connection. It also has a pretty good
community around the product with a facebook group and
https://sqlitetoolsforrootsmagic.com blog that has SQL scripts posted
for various things.

Net-net its pretty cool and I look forward to digging more into.

-Steve

---
This email has been checked for viruses by Avast antivirus software.
https://www.avast.com/antivirus

todd.d....@gmail.com

unread,
Jul 25, 2019, 4:46:41 PM7/25/19
to Rootsdev
Nice! Very interesting. And that group logo!

image.png

--

---
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "rootsdev" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to rootsdev+u...@googlegroups.com.
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/rootsdev/76f8ca70-e5b3-3579-0355-14fbca34b713%40gmail.com.


--
Tod Robbins, MLIS
Reply all
Reply to author
Forward
0 new messages