RootsMagic 6 proves there's life in this venerable genealogy package. Key new features include the Web Tags online search tool, expanded CountyCheck Explorer, online publishing at RootsMagic.com, and Timeline Live.
WebTags aims to replicate the success of Family Tree Maker's web clipping tool, and is a welcome addition to the program, seeing as it simplifies the task off incorporating records and other interesting information from the web into your Family Tree.
The CountyCheck Explorer tool now allows you to actively examine and explore the changing boundaries between counties by typing in a county name, while you can now edit ancestors in Timeline View, which gives you quick and convenient access to all related events such as the birth of siblings. The search tools have also been overhauled, making it easier to search all of your records and edit the results if necessary.
RootsMagic is a much-improved program that closes the gap that had opened up to rival applications.
Overall, the changes help build on a tool that offers a quick and easy way to both record and manage your family tree. RootsMagic 6 will appeal to those looking for a relatively fuss-free way to put all their research into some kind of order.