RootsMagic Updates

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

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Update RootsMagic 8

Click Here to download the latest update file (Windows) (Version 8.1.2.0)

Click Here to download the latest update file (Mac) (Version 8.1.2.0)

Update Installation Instructions

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

8.1.2.0 22 Nov 2021

New: Image viewer now includes media fields (caption, description, etc) to allow transcription, tagging, etc. while zoomed
New: Marriage year is displayed for spouses and parents in Info bar
New: Selecting a spouse or parents in Info bar now makes it the current spouse or parents for the person
Fixed: Issues when switching from Couple view to Pedigree view
Fixed: Report titles using [Person] or [Couple] had last letter cut off
Fixed: Source templates using [Person] had last letter cut off
Fixed: Footnote section on Edit Citation panel is adjustable in height
Fixed: Minor fixes
Fixed: Cosmetic issues

8.1.1.0 12 Nov 2021

New: Added support for "modern" (Edge) browser in WebSearch. NOTE: If you still get the old IE browser after updating, you may need to download and install the update directly to get the necessary files installed.
New: Added "View" and "Edit" buttons for edit media panel. "View" displays images in viewer. "Edit" opens the media item in the media editing program associated with the media type.
New: View media is now a modeless window to allow transcribing data from image
New: Added Edit Date to Edit person form
Fixed: Program wouldn't open properly on some systems
Fixed: Media drag and drop didn't work properly on some systems
Fixed: Mapping markers wouldn't work properly on some systems
Fixed: Numerous Windows display issues when scaling is greater than 100%
Fixed: Issue with "out of memory" when downloading large Ancestry trees
Fixed: Can now "Unmatch" from a person that has been deleted on FamilySearch
Fixed: Changes through Ancestry or FamilySearch didn't update Edit Date for person
Fixed: Numerous small FamilySearch issues
Fixed: Numerous small Ancestry issues
Fixed: Some Mac printing issues
Fixed: Minor fixes
Fixed: Cosmetic issues

8.1.0.0 2 Nov 2021

New: Added Custom Reports
Fixed: Ctrl+V now pastes w/o the formatting. Ctrl+Shift+V is now "Paste formatted"
Fixed: Paste formatted no longer crashes w/ "Unexpected error"
Fixed: Opening Edit Person from Places > Events wasn't showing person's name in sentence
Fixed: When deleting place details, it was possible to accidentally delete the place instead
Fixed: Deleting a fact now updates the Edit Date
Fixed: Add citation was opening with master source expanded which could lead to a user changing the master source unwittingly
Fixed: Minor fixes
Fixed: Cosmetic issues

8.0.4.0 12 Oct 2021

New: Added Alt+XXXX support for entering diacritics in Windows
New: Added character map (Ctrl+T or right click menu) for edit fields and notes
New: Wiki article on entering diacritics ( Entering International Characters)
New: Added colour grid to Colour Coding for selecting colour
Fixed: Program now asks for confirmation before overwriting a GEDCOM file
Fixed: Source fields don't strip off leading 0's anymore
Fixed: Entering a diacritic on Mac doesn't insert an extra character anymore
Fixed: Minor fixes
Fixed: Cosmetic issues

8.0.1.0 4 Oct 2021

New: Selecting File > Open to try and open a RootsMagic 7 file now directs the user to Import
Fixed: Beta testers with expired keys can now open in Essentials mode to Reset the registration key (Ctrl+Shift+U) to enter their real key
Fixed: Some Ancestry and FamilySearch login issues
Fixed: Cosmetic issues

8.0.0.0 2 Oct 2021

Official version release of RootsMagic 8

Patches for previous versions

Download the update file for your version of RootsMagic and then follow the installation instructions listed above.

RootsMagic 7

Click here to download the latest update file (version 7.6.5.0)

RootsMagic 6

Click here to download the latest update file (version 6.3.3.2)

RootsMagic 5

Click here to download the latest update file (version 5.0.4.1)

RootsMagic 4

Click here to download the latest update file (version 4.1.2.1)