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From: Dee Fox <>
Subject: Re: [RMagic] RM5 and NewFamilySearch integration
Date: Sat, 14 Jan 2012 15:20:09 -0800
I was baptized LDS but moved and never attended the local LDS church.
I guess I'm with the non-LDS people then...?
On Sat, Jan 14, 2012 at 11:16 AM, LB <> wrote:
> new.familysearch.org is the LDS site for LDS's newfamilysearch database
> LDS members only. RootsMagic 4-5 interrogates from the same database. You
> can turn this feature on & off in RM4-5 and use when ready. IF you are
> you can work now from RM instead of the new.familysearch.org site. I
> actually find RM4-5 FamilySearch interrogation works much better than the
> LDS site. It also saves from working from 2 different websites at the same
> time, plus (it seems to me) that RM Familysearch works much smoother and
> better than NFS and allows you to up & download facts into RM4-5 & NFS.
> I also understand that when the newfamilysearch database goes public, it
> will be renamed "Family Tree" and available at Familysearch.org, under the
> "Search" tab. Non-LDS will have to create their own User ID & password, or
> use your current ID, if you have already created one earlier (ie:
> etc). The login will tell the database if you are a LDS member or not, and
> then will supply the appropriate features.
> I don't think Bruce can predict when "Family Tree" will become available to
> the public, but feel quite comfortable in saying that when it happens - He
> RM will be ready & be quite functional. All you will have to do is "turn it
> on when you want to use it."
> (Note: LDS features have always been available in Bruce's database since
> ancient days of Family Origins)
> Steven Niedermeyer wrote:
> > Hi Dee,
> > There is a website published by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day
> > Saints that is similar to the Ancestry.com's online family tree. It's
> > located at: https://new.familysearch.org
> > Currently I believe only members of the LDS Church have access to the
> > NewFamilySearch website. However, they have announced that it's only a
> > matter of time before it's open to everyone world-wide. When that
> > I suspect it will become just as popular or more so than the Ancestry.com
> > online family trees because it will be free.
> > I don't want to get cornered into a product (FamilyTreeMaker) that
> > to intentionally have left out the interface to such a large online
> > collection of information (NewFamilySearch). I can understand why they
> > would as it's a competing product with Ancestry.com and they're trying to
> > turn a profit. But it's a negative in my book because it basically
> > two large silos of genealogical data on the Internet. So it's up to
> > software developers to try to bridge the gap or for genealogists to
> > enter everything. Keeping everything in sync is tough these. My guess
> > Ancestry.com won't open their APIs (ability for software to talk
> directly to
> > their website) in order to "synch" from RootsMagic anytime in the future.
> > NewFamilySearch has published their APIs so that any software (including
> > FamilyTreeMaker if Ancestry.com added that feature) can be certified to
> > synch with the NewFamilySearch website. Maybe Bruce could comment on
> > point based on his experience to date.
> > The closest I've been able to come to a happy medium is to use
> RootsMagic as
> > my primary desktop software and once every couple of years I export a
> > from RootsMagic and upload it to Ancestry.com. I feel it's important to
> > publish to Ancestry.com because I get a number of genealogy contacts a
> > that have seen my online tree and sometimes provide info to me I didn't
> > already have.
> > Kind of long-winded, but hopefully that explains a little bit more.
> > Steven
> > Bellingham, WA
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From:
> > [mailto:] On Behalf Of Dee Fox
> > Sent: Thursday, January 12, 2012 9:42 PM
> > To:
> > Subject: Re: [RMagic] RM5 vs. Family Tree Maker 2012
> > I'm still very new to RootsMagic - what do you mean about it being the
> > NewFamilySearch integration?
> > Thanks,
> > dee
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