Now RootsMagic supports Ancestry tree sync and web hints
Publisher: S&NGenealogy w. www.rootsmagic.co.uk Price: Freeupdate/£19.95-£49.95 RootsMagic is one our favourite family history tools, and version 7.5 is a notable update in that it adds support for syncing your tree with the Ancestry website. This feature is also supported in the free cut- down RootsMagic Essential tool, but those running the full version also gain access to Ancestry’s revamped Ancestry Hints tool.
You either upload your RootsMagic file to Ancestry as a new tree, or download an existing Ancestry tree to use as your new file. Once done, changes are synced between the two while Ancestry Hints will pop up next to existing hints from FamilySearch and MyHeritage.
You review hints, then decide to accept, reject or mark them undecided – plus choose what information to integrate into your own file. It works efficiently and is virtually identical to the existing FamilySearch web integration tool, so is easy to pick up and use. It’s just a shame you have to link your tree to Ancestry to use it. Use it for: recording your family history on PC or Mac
You can now merge hints from Ancestry into your RootsMagic file