Guide to using RootsMagic

I’m new to RootsMagic but can’t find any general guides that would tell me how to use this software. I can find lots of things that show how to use earlier versions of RM, but they are not helpful as RM8 is different. And I can find info on how RM8 is different than RM7, but that also doesn’t help me as I don’t want to just know what is new, I want to understand how to use the program as a new user. Is there such a thing? It would be very helpful.

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I only know of the wiki. It may help you get started.
http://wiki.rootsmagic.com/wiki/RootsMagic_8:RootsMagic_8

As it is 2021, I’m not sure why it isn’t a secure site.

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It might be helpful to watch some of the new Webinars that should give you an idea of what it is all about. See RM8 Webinars

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I’m hoping someone is working on a full-dress updated edition of Getting the Most Out of RootsMagic 7. We’ll have to see, Pending that, there’s a growing collection of how-to videos on the RootsMagic Channel at YouTube.

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thanks, I’ll have a look

thanks, yes that guide for RM8 would be helpful

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I just press F1, it goes straight to wiki.

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Thanks - good to know

  1. pay $4 for the PDF RM7 manual for program basics.
  2. Try the evolving RM8 wiki. There seems to be no plan for a printed manual and the wiki is a crude and incomplete substitute.
  3. Bruce is doing weekly zoom talks on each section of RM8.
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