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Covid update: Sep 2021:
If we are on Level 2 or higher, the current restrictions will mean we transfer the meetings to the more practical Zoom.
If you are not already on our RootsMagic mailing list, use the Contact form on our website with your details and ask to be added.
If you haven’t yet used Zoom, get in touch before the meeting and we can help you get set up.

Two-monthly workshops

for  those using, or interested in using, RootsMagic Software

to record their research and family history.


Afternoons from 1:30 for 1:45-3:45pm
(Library closes 4pm).

Third Saturday  of every 2nd month from March to November

2021: Mar 20th, May 15th, Jul 17th, Sep 18th, Nov 20th


Paraparaumu Library Meeting Room
(to right of main entrance through the Artspace)
Iver Trask Place


Lorna Henderson


$3 door charge, including refreshments

What is RootsMagic ?
A simple to use program to record both your research and your Family Tree.

Trying to choose a program?
Considering the possibility of switching programs?
Already using RootsMagic and interested in the more advanced features?

Come along and see if RM might be for you.

Users of all versions welcome, bring your device/plugbox.

Use the Contact Us page, subject RootsMagic to suggest topics or ask specific questions

 Posted by on 21 January 2016 at 12:16 am  Add comments

  7 Responses to “RootsMagic”

  1. RootsMagic 8 is now live (1 Oct 2021).
    There are some useful videos coming out to both give you background on the changes and help you get started:

    Interview with the developers:

    Official videos from RootsMagic on their YouTube channel:
    What’s new in RootsMagic: https://www.youtube.com/user/RootsMagicTV
    Working with Files: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JDKVw1ZyVio

  2. 18 Jul 20 meeting venue is the Pohutukawa room, still at the KCC.

    As always, all questions and tips to share welcome.
    Focus of this meeting is on the optional interface with FamilySearch for searching for sources and adding family to your RMagic database

  3. Venue has changed to the Totara Room at the KCC for November 2018.

  4. RootsMagic to/from Ancestry.com interface has been released – and will be the main topic for our June meeting.
    Free upgrade to your current version.
    Read RootsMagic notification at
    which includes a discount code for a discounted copy of RootsMagic for those with an Ancestry sub
    and/or an opportunity to to win an Ancestry subscription.

  5. Next session: this Saturday, 20th May 2017, 1:30 to 3:30, doors open at 1pm, $3 door fee.

    It doesn’t look as though the promised (optional) link from RootsMagic to/from Ancestry will be available for that meeting, but must be coming soon!
    Bring along your suggestions on getting the most from RootsMagic, and/or your questions.

    We may look at how you can record unconventional relationships:
    de facto or fleeting partners, illegitimate children….

  6. Next Meeting: Saturday 17th Sep

    Any topic requests can be made via the contact form above

    Using Groups is on the list.

    Any spare time after questions have been answered can cover an aspect of the (optional) Family Search integration.

    Perhaps you could come prepared to share with us your favourite use of these (or any other) features?

    Did you see the latest RootsMagic newsletter?

    The August 2016 one has the details of the (still coming) Ancestry synch in it

  7. Bring along your questions for the May meeting (Sunday 15th May 2-4 KCC).
    The March workshop demonstrated RootsMagic, May will be devoted to Q&As, with any spare time left highlighting a particular feature.