Genealogy from the perspective of a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon, LDS)

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Important RootsMagic Update

According to a recent notice from, versions of RootsMagic older than can no longer log into the Family Tree due to changes made by FamilySearch in their API. The API is the "Application Programming Interface" that is a set of routines, protocols, and tools for connecting third-party programs, such as RootsMagic, to websites such as

The update to RootsMagic also addresses a Windows 10 problem that appeared in a last-minute change that didn't exist in earlier test versions of the program which prevents internal WebSearch from working, certain text from appearing on certain screens and breaks backing up to Dropbox and Google Drive.

It appears to me that Microsoft is waging a sort-of behind the scenes battle with providers of online storage other than its own One Drive. This is not the first time that Dropbox and Google Drive have stopped working on Windows versions. This also fixes random crashes by Mac OS X users.

If you have any of the older versions of RootsMagic, I suggest you go to the website and upgrade as soon as possible. Go here to see what is new. Click here to go to the RootsMagic Updates page.

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