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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 7.5.7.0

  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 7.5.7.0

NEW AND FIXED

7.5.7.0 12 Jun 2018

Fixed: MyHeritage WebHints display again
Fixed: Merging in FamilySearch screen displays all info now (not just sources)
Fixed: Converting RM4 files to RM7 works
Minor fixes

7.5.6.0 27 Apr 2018

Fixed: Spelled Tucson temple correctly
Fixed: Random A/V errors when working with WebHints, Ancestry, and FS features
Numerous minor fixes

7.5.5.0 13 Feb 2018

New: Cedar City, Paris, Meridian, and Tucson LDS temples
Fixed: "Show on FamilyTree" button takes you to the person's record instead of the pedigree
Fixed: Optimized some FamilySearch functionality
Numerous minor fixes

7.5.4.0 20 Sep 2017

Fixed: Uploading media to Ancestry was naming every media item "Media"
Fixed: When adding a spouse/parent/child and selecting a possible duplicate, RM wasn't adding the person to the relationship
Fixed: RM would sometimes crash when doing Ctrl+X in a note
Numerous minor fixes

7.5.3.0 25 Aug 2017

New: Database Tools > Clean Phantom records cleans up phantom marriages
Fixed: "Out of memory" errors when downloading especially large Ancestry trees
Fixed: Some crashes when uploading a tree to Ancestry
Fixed: When transferring an Ancestry family fact (like marriage) to RM, you are now asked which spouse / family to add it to
Numerous minor fixes

7.5.2.0 24 Jul 2017

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

7.5.1.0 14 Jul 2017

New: Color coding in TreeShare
New: Groups in TreeShare
New: Choose Ancestry WebHint categories (Records, Other Trees, Photos/Stories)
New: Option to strip private notes when uploading
New: Lock icon shown next to private facts in TreeShare
New: Star icon shown next to primary name
New: Record WebHints transfer back to Ancestry as Ancestry Source (not Other Source)
New: TreeShare Option: Clear all "changed"
New: TreeShare Option: Unlink RM person from Ancestry person
New: WebHints "Update fact" has option to just add WebHint w/o updating data
Fixed: Backing up to google drive was creating 0 byte backups
Fixed: Adding a person from Ancestry to RM sometimes wasn't transferring fact notes, sources, or media
Fixed: Transferring a source already on Ancestry doesn't duplicate it anymore
Fixed: Adding new person to Ancestry adds media to citations
Fixed: Marks person as unchanged when "Accept changes" is done
Fixed: Transferring data to living person on Ancestry sometimes toggled Ancestry living flag off
Fixed: Speed of Place Merge and Place List edit sped back up
Fixed: Some marriage events would show pink source status even though sources were the same

7.5.0.0 28 Jun 2017

New: TreeShare for Ancestry
New: Upload RootsMagic file to Ancestry tree
New: Download Ancestry tree into new RootsMagic file
New: Share data between your RootsMagic file and your Ancestry tree
New: Includes people, events, notes, sources, and media (both photos and document images)
New: Collaborate with people you share Ancestry trees with (Editor access only)
New: WebHints for Ancestry
New: View record hints, other member tree hints, and photo / story hints
New: Directly add data from hints into RootsMagic, along with the hint citation and media
Fixed: Fixes an issue with some diacritics displaying as weird symbols on screen
Fixed: Fixes some issues with FamilySearch LDS ordinances

7.2.4.0 5 Jun 2017

Updates for some changes in the FamilySearch ordinance API

7.2.3.0 24 Jan 2017

Speeds up most FamilySearch features
Fixes SQLite error when working with the "Not matched" list in FamilySearch
Fixes freezing which some users encountered with some FamilySearch features
Fixes issues when using RootsMagic with international versions of Windows

7.2.2.1 14 Dec 2016

New: Adds progress dialog for backup
Fixes "Not matched to FamilySearch" filter on ShareData screen

7.2.0.0 6 May 2016

New: Adds a couple of recently dedicated LDS temples
New: Added Findmypast WebHints
Fixed: Problem with changes in FamilySearch which caused RootsMagic to display other relatives as spouses and children on the Share Data screen
Fixed: Numerous minor fixes

7.1.0.7 15 Mar 2016

Fixed: Phantom media links could occur during direct FTM import
Fixed: Media and source links could be wrong in direct FTM import from 2008/2009 files
Fixed: Other smaller direct FTM import issues

7.1.0.6 12 Mar 2016

Fixed: Several issues related to direct FTM import

7.1.0.5 11 Mar 2016

New: Direct import of Family Tree Maker 2104.1 for Mac and Windows
New: FamilySearch merge now allows reconciling sources for the person being merged
Fixed: Several issues with special dates during FTM direct import
Fixed: Direct FTM import sometimes missed names with diacritics
Fixed: Better handling of FTM backups with illegal media filenames

7.1.0.1 10 Mar 2016

Fixed: Direct FTM import wasn't setting Living flag
Fixed: Direct FTM import wasn't setting birth/death year in side list
Fixed: Direct FTM import AKA facts weren't showing in person's edit screen

7.1.0.0 8 Mar 2016

New: Direct import of Family Tree Maker 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2014 for Windows (*.ftm, *.ftmb),
New: Direct import of Family Tree Maker 3 for Mac (*.ftm, *.ftmb),
New: Direct import of Family Tree Maker 2010 and 2012 for Mac (*.ftmm, *.ftmd),
New: Added LDS temple codes for Provo City Center, Tijuana Mexico, Sapporo Japan, Fort Collins Colorado, and Philadelphia Pennsylvania temples
Fixed: Small bug fixes

7.0.11.0 5 Jan 2016

New: Option on Family Group Sheets to only print "basic" (b, ch, d, bur, marr) facts
Fixed: Importing GEDCOM from FTM imports addresses as an address fact now

7.0.10.0 31 Dec 2015

Fixed: Importing GEDCOM from FTM now imports all built in FTM fact types
Fixed: Importing GEDCOM from FTM imports media date, description, and note
Fixed: Primary name sources and media in GEDCOM files are imported as general sources and media
Fixed: Children in each family are sorted by birth after importing FTM GEDCOM file
Fixed: Importing a GEDCOM from FTM Mac converts the media paths to preserve media links
Fixed: Some death information was being skipped when importing a FTM GEDCOM
Fixed: Numerous other tweaks to the import for FTM GEDCOM files

7.0.9.0 21 Dec 2015

New: A person's media album now displays media attached to citations belonging to the person
Fixed: Importing GEDCOM from FTM with long fact descriptions will put the description into the fact note rather than just truncate it
Fixed: Importing GEDCOM from FTM preserves the "profile" or "primary" photo for a person
Fixed: Importing GEDCOM from FTM preserves links to the online source for citations (as a WebTag)

7.0.8.0 2 Dec 2015

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

7.0.7.0 10 Aug 2015

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
Fixed: Internal low level enhancements to FamilySearch Family Tree integration
New: Added link to Magic Guides to the Help > Learning Center

7.0.6.0 20 Jul 2015

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
New: Added LDS temple codes for Payson Utah, Indianapolis Indiana, Trujillo Peru, and Cordoba Argentina temples
Fixed: TMG import was importing double dates offset by one year
Fixed: WebHints were losing "Match Person to FamilySearch When Hints Found" setting when closing program
Fixed: Disproven facts can now be displayed on websites
Fixed: Database Tools could conflict with WebHints running in the background

7.0.5.0 7 Mar 2015

New: Option to automatch to FamilySearch when collecting WebHints
Fixed: WebTags are no longer exported to GEDCOM when user chooses to exclude RM specific data
Fixed: Family Origins direct import sometimes added incorrect repositories to sources
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.

7.0.4.0 29 Jan 2015

New: Mapping will now display place details for the place (if the place detail has been geocoded)
New: User can enter their MyHeritage email address to filter out some of the hints from their own MyHeritage tree
Fixed: Random access violation errors when using WebHints in version 7.0.3.x

7.0.3.0 27 Jan 2015

New: RootsMagic will now ask if you want WebHints enabled the first time you open an RM file
New: Added Alt+G hotkey for QuickGroups on edit person screen
New: Added FindMyPast to WebSearch tab
Fixed: Adding a person to FamilySearch without a death fact works again (FamilySearch had made a change which broke this)
Fixed: Issues with WebSearch for FamilySearch and Ancestry message boards
Fixed: RootsMagic To-Go Launcher would sometimes not run because of Windows permissions
Fixed: GEDCOM import now handles SPFX (surname prefix) tag
Fixed: Direct TMG import doesn't read Separation as Excommunication anymore
Fixed: Numerous minor bug fixes

7.0.2.2 11 Dec 2014

New: Info button in File Compare source copy now brings up citation edit screen
New: File Compare now takes Unique ID into account (and displays %match in blue for UniqueID matches)
Fixed: Long delays could occur after editing a person in very large databases
Fixed: Updating large groups in large databases could take a very long time
Fixed: Cancelling during File Compare works properly now
Fixed: Memory leak when searching or selecting by criteria for a person's name
Fixed: Numerous minor bug fixes

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

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