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RootsMagic Upgrades & Patches

If you're having problems with RootsMagic, we recommend installing the latest patch for the version you are running.

Patch to update from RootsMagic 7.x to 7.5.2.0

  1. Make sure RootsMagic is not running
  2. Click Here to download the latest update file.
  3. You will be asked if you want to "Open" (or "Run") or "Save" the file. Choose "Run" or "Open".
  4. After the file has downloaded it will run. Follow the prompts.
  5. You can then start RootsMagic, and then click "Help > About" and make sure it says you are now using version 7.5.2.0

NEW AND FIXED

  • New: Marking a person as unchanged when "Accept changes" is clicked is now an option
  • Fixed: Range check errors in FamilySearch
  • Fixed: Facts which are built into Ancestry but not RM (like Origin and Circumcision) didn't have an option to "update" the fact in TreeShare when info was different.
  • Fixed: Relative names didn't show suffix in TreeShare
  • Fixed: Suffix differences for a person name didn't show name in yellow or allow updating the name in TreeShare
  • New: Color coding in TreeShare (7.5.1.0)
  • New: Groups in TreeShare (7.5.1.0)
  • New: Choose Ancestry WebHint categories (Records, Other Trees, Photos/Stories) (7.5.1.0)
  • New: Option to strip private notes when uploading (7.5.1.0)
  • New: Lock icon shown next to private facts in TreeShare (7.5.1.0)
  • New: Star icon shown next to primary name (7.5.1.0)
  • New: Record WebHints transfer back to Ancestry as Ancestry Source (not Other Source) (7.5.1.0)
  • New: TreeShare Option: Clear all "changed" (7.5.1.0)
  • New: TreeShare Option: Unlink RM person from Ancestry person (7.5.1.0)
  • New: WebHints "Update fact" has option to just add WebHint w/o updating data (7.5.1.0)
  • Fixed: Backing up to google drive was creating 0 byte backups (7.5.1.0)
  • Fixed: Adding a person from Ancestry to RM sometimes wasn't transferring fact notes, sources, or media (7.5.1.0)
  • Fixed: Transferring a source already on Ancestry doesn't duplicate it anymore (7.5.1.0)
  • Fixed: Adding new person to Ancestry adds media to citations (7.5.1.0)
  • Fixed: View online in WebHints works on Mac now (7.5.1.0)
  • Fixed: Marks person as unchanged when "Accept changes" is done (7.5.1.0)
  • Fixed: Transferring data to living person on Ancestry sometimes toggled Ancestry living flag off (7.5.1.0)
  • Fixed: Speed of Place Merge and Place List edit sped back up (7.5.1.0)
  • Fixed: Some marriage events would show pink source status even though sources were the same (7.5.1.0)
  • New: TreeShare for Ancestry (7.5.0.0)
  • Upload RootsMagic file to Ancestry tree (7.5.0.0)
  • Download Ancestry tree into new RootsMagic file (7.5.0.0)
  • Share data between your RootsMagic file and your Ancestry tree (7.5.0.0)
  • Includes people, events, notes, sources, and media (both photos and document images) (7.5.0.0)
  • Collaborate with people you share Ancestry trees with (Editor access only) (7.5.0.0)
  • New: WebHints for Ancestry (7.5.0.0)
  • View record hints, other member tree hints, and photo / story hints (7.5.0.0)
  • Directly add data from hints into RootsMagic, along with the hint citation and media (7.5.0.0)
  • FIX: Fixes an issue with some diacritics displaying as weird symbols on screen (7.5.0.0)
  • FIX: Fixes some issues with FamilySearch LDS ordinances (7.5.0.0)
  • Updates for some changes in the FamilySearch ordinance API (7.2.4)
  • Speeds up most FamilySearch features (7.2.3.0)
  • Fixes SQLite error when working with the "Not matched" list in FamilySearch (7.2.3.0)
  • Fixes freezing which some users encountered with some FamilySearch features (7.2.3.0)
  • Fixes issues when using RootsMagic with international versions of Windows (7.2.3.0)
  • Fixes "Not matched to FamilySearch" filter on ShareData screen (7.2.2.1)
  • New: Adds progress dialog for backup (7.2.2.1)
  • Fixed: Problem with changes in FamilySearch which caused RootsMagic to display other relatives as spouses and children on the Share Data screen (7.2.2.0)
  • New: Adds a couple of recently dedicated LDS temples (7.2.2.0)
  • New: Added Findmypast WebHints (7.2.0.0)
  • Fixed: Numerous minor fixes (7.2.0.0)
  • Fixed: Phantom media links could occur during direct FTM import (7.1.0.7)
  • Fixed: Media and source links could be wrong in direct FTM import from 2008/2009 files (7.1.0.7)
  • Fixed: Other smaller direct FTM import issues (7.1.0.7)
  • Fixed: Several issues related to direct FTM import (7.1.0.6)
  • New: Direct import of Family Tree Maker 2104.1 for Mac and Windows (7.1.0.5)
  • New: FamilySearch merge now allows reconciling sources for the person being merged (7.1.0.5)
  • Fixed: Several issues with special dates during FTM direct import (7.1.0.5)
  • Fixed: Direct FTM import sometimes missed names with diacritics (7.1.0.5)
  • Fixed: Better handling of FTM backups with illegal media filenames (7.1.0.5)
  • Fixed: Direct FTM import wasn't setting Living flag (7.1.0.1)
  • Fixed: Direct FTM import wasn't setting birth/death year in side list (7.1.0.1)
  • Fixed: Direct FTM import AKA facts weren't showing in person's edit screen (7.1.0.1)
  • New: Direct import of Family Tree Maker 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2014 for Windows (*.ftm, *.ftmb), (7.1.0.0)
  • New: Direct import of Family Tree Maker 3 for Mac (*.ftm, *.ftmb), (7.1.0.0)
  • New: Direct import of Family Tree Maker 2010 and 2012 for Mac (*.ftmm, *.ftmd), (7.1.0.0)
  • New: Added LDS temple codes for Provo City Center, Tijuana Mexico, Sapporo Japan, Fort Collins Colorado, and Philadelphia Pennsylvania temples (7.1.0.0)
  • Fixed: Small bug fixes (7.1.0.0)
  • New: Option on Family Group Sheets to only print "basic" (b, ch, d, bur, marr) facts (7.0.11.0)
  • Fixed: Select exit from the Mac menu at the top of the screen closes RM properly (7.0.11.0)
  • Fixed: Importing GEDCOM from FTM imports addresses as an address fact now (7.0.11.0)
  • Fixed: Importing GEDCOM from FTM now imports all built in FTM fact types (7.0.10.0)
  • Fixed: Importing GEDCOM from FTM imports media date, description, and note (7.0.10.0)
  • Fixed: Primary name sources and media in GEDCOM files are imported as general sources and media (7.0.10.0)
  • Fixed: Children in each family are sorted by birth after importing FTM GEDCOM file (7.0.10.0)
  • Fixed: Importing a GEDCOM from FTM Mac converts the media paths to preserve media links (7.0.10.0)
  • Fixed: Some death information was being skipped when importing a FTM GEDCOM (7.0.10.0)
  • Fixed: Numerous other tweaks to the import for FTM GEDCOM files (7.0.10.0)
  • New: A person's media album now displays media attached to citations belonging to the person (7.0.9.0)
  • Fixed: Importing GEDCOM from FTM with long fact descriptions will put the description into the fact note rather than just truncate it (7.0.9.0)
  • Fixed: Importing GEDCOM from FTM preserves the "profile" or "primary" photo for a person (7.0.9.0)
  • Fixed: Importing GEDCOM from FTM preserves links to the online source for citations (as a WebTag) (7.0.9.0)
  • Fixed: Sending a fact to FamilySearch Family Tree now includes a "standardized" version of the place to eliminate the "Missing Standardized Place" error when viewing the place on the Family Tree Website (7.0.8.0)
  • Fixed: Installer now automatically adds registry entry to Windows 10 to fix a bunch of things: text not displaying in certain areas, WebSearch not working, backup to Dropbox and Google Drive not allowing login (7.0.7.0)
  • Fixed: Random crashes for some Mac users when switching to other screens (like a browser) and back to RM. Note: Mac users need to download and install this update directly from the RootsMagic website rather than using the built-in updater because the Mac update includes additional fixes that aren't included in the built-in updater version. Click here for the direct download. (7.0.7.0)
  • Fixed: Internal low level enhancements to FamilySearch Family Tree integration (7.0.7.0)
  • New: Added link to Magic Guides to the Help > Learning Center (7.0.7.0)
  • Updated: New code to handle breaking changes FamilySearch is making to their API the end of July 2015.  If you use RootsMagic to access FamilySearch Family Tree, you must install this update to keep using it after that time (7.0.6.0)
  • New: Added LDS temple codes for Payson Utah, Indianapolis Indiana, Trujillo Peru, and Cordoba Argentina temples (7.0.6.0)
  • Fixed: TMG import was importing double dates offset by one year (7.0.6.0)
  • Fixed: WebHints were losing "Match Person to FamilySearch When Hints Found" setting when closing program (7.0.6.0)
  • Fixed: Disproven facts can now be displayed on websites (7.0.6.0)
  • Fixed: Database Tools could conflict with WebHints running in the background (7.0.6.0)
  • New: Option to automatch to FamilySearch when collecting WebHints (7.0.5.0)
  • Fixed: WebTags are no longer exported to GEDCOM when user chooses to exclude RM specific data (7.0.5.0)
  • Fixed: Family Origins direct import sometimes added incorrect repositories to sources (7.0.5.0)
  • Removed: Two features in the Temple Work form of FamilySearch Central.  These 2 features (card tracking and request list) were removed from the FamilySearch API in January 2015, causing these features to stop working in RootsMagic. The tabs have been replaced with links where you can ask FamilySearch to restore these features which will allow third-party products such as RootsMagic to continue to support these features. (7.0.5.0)
  • Fixed: Random access violation errors when using WebHints in version 7.0.3.x (7.0.4.0)
  • New: Mapping will now display place details for the place (if the place detail has been geocoded) (7.0.4.0)
  • New: User can enter their MyHeritage email address to filter out some of the hints from their own MyHeritage tree (7.0.4.0)
  • New: RootsMagic will now ask if you want WebHints enabled the first time you open an RM file (7.0.3.0)
  • New: Added Alt+G hotkey for QuickGroups on edit person screen (7.0.3.0)
  • New: Added FindMyPast to WebSearch tab (7.0.3.0)
  • Fixed: Adding a person to FamilySearch without a death fact works again (FamilySearch had made a change which broke this) (7.0.3.0)
  • Fixed: Issues with WebSearch for FamilySearch and Ancestry message boards (7.0.3.0)
  • Fixed: RootsMagic To-Go Launcher would sometimes not run because of Windows permissions (7.0.3.0)
  • Fixed: GEDCOM import now handles SPFX (surname prefix) tag (7.0.3.0)
  • Fixed: Direct TMG import doesn't read Separation as Excommunication anymore (7.0.3.0)
  • Fixed: Numerous minor bug fixes (7.0.3.0)
  • New: Info button in File Compare source copy now brings up citation edit screen (7.0.2.2)
  • New: File Compare now takes Unique ID into account (and displays %match in blue for UniqueID matches) (7.0.2.2)
  • Fixed: Long delays could occur after editing a person in very large databases (7.0.2.2)
  • Fixed: Updating large groups in large databases could take a very long time (7.0.2.2)
  • Fixed: Cancelling during File Compare works properly now (7.0.2.2)
  • Fixed: Memory leak when searching or selecting by criteria for a person's name (7.0.2.2)
  • Fixed: Numerous minor bug fixes (7.0.2.2)

Patches for previous versions

Patch to update from RootsMagic 6.x to 6.3.3.2

  1. Make sure RootsMagic is not running
  2. Click Here to download the latest update file.
  3. You will be asked if you want to "Open" (or "Run") or "Save" the file. Choose "Run" or "Open".
  4. After the file has downloaded it will run. Follow the prompts.
  5. You can then start RootsMagic, and click "Help > About" and make sure it says you are now using version 6.3.3.2

Patch to update from RootsMagic 5.x to 5.0.4.1

  1. Make sure RootsMagic is not running
  2. Click Here to download the latest update file.
  3. You will be asked if you want to "Open" (or "Run") or "Save" the file. Choose "Run" or "Open".
  4. After the file has downloaded it will run. Follow the prompts.
  5. You can then start RootsMagic, and click "Help > About" and make sure it says you are now using version 5.0.4.1

Patch to update from RootsMagic 4.x to 4.1.2.1

  1. Make sure RootsMagic is not running
  2. Click Here to download the latest update file.
  3. You will be asked if you want to "Open" (or "Run") or "Save" the file. Choose "Run" or "Open".
  4. After the file has downloaded it will run. Follow the prompts.
  5. You can then start RootsMagic, and click "Help > About" and make sure it says you are now using version 4.1.2.1

Patch to update from RootsMagic 3.x to 3.2.6

  1. Make sure RootsMagic is not running
  2. Click Here to download the latest update file.
  3. You will be asked if you want to "Open" (or "Run") or "Save" the file. Choose "Run" or "Open".
  4. After the file has downloaded it will run. Follow the prompts.
  5. You can then start RootsMagic, and click "Help > About" and make sure it says you are now using version 3.2.6

RootsMagic V7 Upgrade

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