What's New in RootsMagic 6

These are the highlights of some of the great new features in RootsMagic 6:

Publish Online

  • Publish your family information to My.RootsMagic.com
  • Dynamic sites with pedigree, family and individual views for each person
  • Can include notes, sources, and media for each person
  • See a sample website
Publish Online  Sample Website

Enhanced Timeline View

  • Shows a full timeline of the current person's events and those of their parents, siblings, spouses, and children
  • Shows a graphical timeline of the person's events
  • Edit events, names, directly from the timeline view (without having to open the edit screen)
Timeline View

CountyCheck Explorer

  • Lets you look up counties and states (US, Canada, UK, Australia) to view information about them
  • Access the FamilySearch Wiki page for counties and states
  • Access an interactive state map showing historical county boundaries
CountyCheck  CountyCheck Map


  • Attach links to websites to any person, source, citation, place, or research log item
  • Instantly jump to a web page tagged to a record
  • Print a list of WebTags you have added to your database
WebTags  Edit WebTags

Find Everywhere

  • Find every record containing text you enter
  • Find people, families, events, notes, sources, places, to-do items, research logs, media items, and more
  • Edit any found record directly from the results screen
Find Everywhere

Enhanced searching and selecting

  • Search for people by the number of spouses, children, parents, or siblings that they have
  • Select people based on genetic lines (Y-STR and Mitochondrial)
Select by Number  Genetic Options

Enhanced WebSearch

  • Create a WebTag directly from your search results
  • Optionally use an external browser for search results
WebSearch  Create WebTag

Enhanced Place List

  • View place detail information directly from the place list
  • Edit place detail notes, media, etc. directly from the place list

You'll also enjoy these new features added in RootsMagic 5:

Research Manager

  • Create unlimited research logs to document your work and aid your research
  • Quickly search for any text in any research log
Research Log


  • Automatically checks every county you enter (US, Canada, UK, Australia) to verify that it actually existed at the time of the event
  • Report gives you a list of all events in counties which didn't exist at the time
  • Lets you access maps and county histories for the US, Canada, UK, and Australia
CountyCheck  CountyCheck Map

Database Tools

  • Test the integrity of the database file
  • Re-index the database
  • Compress deleted records from the database

"On This Day" List

  • Includes all family events on a date, as well as famous births and deaths and historical events for the day

"Who Was There" List

  • Shows who in your file was possibly in a given location on a given date

Enhanced People View

  • Filter to show any group of people

Enhanced Multimedia

  • Allows easy tagging of images with the people, families, events, places, or sources
  • Enter comments on any media tag

Enhanced To-Do list

  • See type, status, priority and description in a single list
  • Sort by type, status, priority, or task description
  • Filter by type, status, or priority

Enhanced Edit Screen

  • Hover tips for notes and sources for every fact
  • Easily view all to-do items for a person and their families
  • Easily view all media items for a person, their events, and families

Enhanced Source Entry

  • New tabbed source edit screen streamlines source entry

Enhanced Descendant List Report

  • Direct descendant list shows the direct line from an ancestor to a descendant
  • Henry, D'Aboville, and outline numbering
  • Wordwrap option conserves space

Enhanced Place List Report

  • Print all events which occurred within a certain distance of any place


  • Include markers for events of family members of the selected person

Enhanced Place List

  • Displays the primary image for the highlighted place
  • Displays the place details for the highlighted place

Fonts and Screens

  • Select the font / size for the lists on the edit person, Explorer, and select person screens

Much, much more!