SNGF: Santa Brought Me RootsMagic7

RootsMagic 7 genealogy software

Randy Seaver’s new Saturday Night Genealogy Fun challenge asks what I got from Genea Santa.  Well, I’ll show you what I got… Yes, I got RootsMagic 7!!!!  Woo hoo!!! I’m excited because I was still using RootsMagic 5.  More importantly, I got RootsMagic 7 right after it was released.  When I got RootsMagic 5, they […]

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RootsMagic 7 Webinar on YouTube

You may have heard that RootsMagic 7 genealogy software is now available.  This free webinar discusses the changes between RootsMagic 6 and RootsMagic 7.  This is good to watch if you are thinking about upgrading your software or are trying to decide which genealogy software to own. I’ve already decided that I am going to […]

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RootsMagic 7 Genealogy Software Released

RootsMagic 7 Software

I’m so excited!  I’ve been working with RootsMagic 5 for quite some time.  But, I’ve been holding off to see if there would be an upgrade.  Looks like I’ll be asking Santa for RootsMagic 7 for Christmas! Some features that folks might be happy about: WebHints: New feature will check for matches and provide web […]

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SNGF: Creating Timelines

Timeline for Ana Jacinta de Mello Pa

Randy’s Saturday Night Challenge for this week is to create a timeline.  I love playing with timelines!  This is going to be fun. I chose my great great grandmother, Ana Jacinta de Mello, for this challenge.  I’m using RootsMagic 5 to create my timeline. This is her timeline using the timeline feature (click on image […]

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Thirty-one Individual Summaries About Thirty-one Women Relatives

I’ve decided to give myself a challenge for Women’s History Month.  I’m going to post thirty-one individual summaries from my RootsMagic about thirty-one women relatives.  I’ll be adding the links to those summaries to this post.  Refer back to often! Do you use the Individual Summary report that comes with your genealogy software?   They can […]

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Mary Collis Individual Summary

I saved one of the most mysterious people in my tree for last.  I would not have known about Mary Collis except for Patrick Dolan’s disputed Probate case. Mary’s claim to fame is that she was the only descendant of one of Patrick’s siblings who did not get any money from the estate.  Why, you […]

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SNGF: Surname Tallies

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The Saturday Night Genealogy Fun challenge for tonight is to fire up my genealogy software and see if I can find the Surname Statistic reports.  After than, I am to tally up which surnames are most prevalent in my database. I can tell you right off the bat that number one will be Pacheco.   Let’s […]

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I’ve Slayed My Source Dragon

I’m sure many of you have heard me lament about my problems with entering sources into genealogy software.  It is something that has literally driven me nuts over the last couple of years. Here’s some background.  It might be something that many of you can relate to.  When I first started working on my family […]

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Same Sex Relationships and Genealogy Software

Thomas MacEntee of geneabloggers.com has asked us to write about genealogy and Gay ancestry for National Coming Day.  While I don’t have any Gay ancestors (that I am aware of…yet), I have several Gay relatives within my tree. I am happy to add all relationships to my genealogy database.  I enter those who are married, […]

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Combining RootsMagic Databases

I want to bounce something off you guys, especially those who are familiar with RootsMagic. This is the situation. I have three different genealogy databases for my family tree. Way back when I started, it made sense. One database for my Dad’s side, one for the Jones Jackson line, and one for the massive Pacheco […]

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How Did I Miss the Living Box in RootsMagic?

Sometimes I feel like a dork. I have had RootsMagic for a few years. Today, I was inputting some new ancestors born in the 1700s. For the first time, I glanced over and noticed the Living check box. Where the heck did that come from? I imagine it has been there all along, but I […]

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SNGF: How Many Surnames: the Summation

I thought I’d wrap up what I found in this post.  These are the tallies for all three of these database. I should note that there is overlap in these database as some individuals are input into all 3 (like me!)  My tally will be slightly askew from that and my inability to add correctly […]

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SNGF: How Many Surnames?

Tonight’s challenge from Randy Seaver’s Genea-Musing’s blog is to run some surname statistics.  I’m using RootsMagic to do my computations.  As my tree is separated into three databases, I’ll use the Pacheco – de Braga database for this test.  It’ll be the most impressive.  LOL While RootsMagic can give me a list of all the […]

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Saturday Night Genealogy Fun: Count Your Trees, Part Two

This is the second post on Randy’s Genea Musings “Count Your Trees” challenge.  This time I’ll use my Jones-Jackson-Kelly-Dolan database and the database for my Dad’s side.  Unlike the Azoreans who multiplied like rabbits, these lines are much shorter and were more painstaking to research. The root person for this database is Julia Jackson, my […]

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Saturday Night Genealogy Fun: Count Your Trees, Part One

Randy set out an interesting challenge for Saturday Night Genealogy Fun.  Use my genealogy software’s tree function to count the trees in my database. I have three separate databases.  One is for my Dad’s side, one is my Mom’s Father’s side, and another is for my Mom’s Mother’s side (don’t ask…it made sense 10 years […]

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