Genealogy Software Tutorials

The genealogy software that I use is RootsMagic. They have been having video tutorials available on-line that they call Webinars. You can sign up to watch the presentation live on the internet. There was a session last night and I got the time wrong. I tuned in as the session was just ending. Not to …

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Possible update to GEDCOM

There is a new website that is for a project to update the GEDCOM standard. It is BetterGedcom. GEDCOM is a standard that was set up to transfer data between genealogy programs. The last official update is version 5.5 that was set in 1995. There hasn’t been an update since then but most genealogy programs …

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NY State place names

I got a new version of the RootsMagic genealogy program about 6 weeks ago or so.  One of the changes that was made from version 3 was to place names. It added a field called “place details” to the place names. You are now supposed to use place only for the city, county, etc. and …

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