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RootsMagic Genealogy & Family History Software, a Workshop by the Author, Bruce Buzbee

Sunday, April 28 2013 - 1 - 4 pm

Hayes Presidential Center Auditorium

Admission: Free

Enjoy an informative afternoon learning how to get the most out of RootsMagic6 software. RootsMagic is a leading genealogical software that offers basic and advanced abilities to help you record and share your family history while remaining one of the easiest to use. RootsMagic is the only software certified to share data with FamilySearch Family Tree !

RootsMagic recently won the following awards from website:
Best Genealogy Software (Windows) for
RootsMagic software, and Best Online Genealogy Tool or Mobile App for RootsMagic for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch

12:00 – 1:00 – Library will be open for browsing and research.

1:00 - Bruce Buzbee presents an overview and demonstration of newly released RootsMagic6

2:15 - Break; Refreshments

2:30 - 3:45 - Ask Bruce questions and answers on how to use RootsMagic and other software he offers.

Learn the best techniques for entering information, notes, navigation; sources and repositories; adding photos; creating reports and charts, importing/exporting GEDCOM files, etc. Also learn how to combine reports to create a book using the Publish feature in RootsMagic.

Bruce Buzbee is the founder and president of RootsMagic, Inc., and the author of RootsMagic genealogy software. He has been writing genealogy software for over 20 years, having originally written the very popular Family Origins genealogy software. A resident of Springville, Utah, Buzbee will be exhibiting at the Ohio Genealogical Society Annual Conference in Cincinnati April 26th and 27th, 2013.


Mr. Buzbee has again shown his support of the Hayes Center by donating autographed copies of his RootsMagic 6 CD and book to those who become a member of the Hayes Presidential Center at the $100 or more level. Anyone who becomes a member at that level on April 28th will not only get all the benefits that usually go with that amount (free admission to HPC, 5 free guest passes, discount at store, and Heritage Quest , NewspaperArchives and access at home), but also the book and program which retail for $39.95. If you already a member, your membership will be extended a year from the expiration date.

The RootsMagic software will be available from Mr. Buzbee at the Hayes Presidential Center on the day of the talk for a special price.

For this day only the Hayes Presidential Center Library will be open at 12:00 to 1 pm for tours and research, but will be closed the rest of the afternoon.

To help plan seating and refreshments, registration is requested. Please call 419-332-2081 (Fremont) and ask for the library or email prior to the event.

The Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center is located at the corner of Hayes and Buckland avenues in Fremont, Ohio. The facility is affiliated with the Ohio Historical Society. For further information on the Center, visit our website,

Contact Becky Hill,, 419.332.2081 for further information

Upcoming Classes

May 4 – Saturday - Make a Book - Learn how to make your own great quality, customized book economically with Great for photo books, family history memorabilia, heritage cookbooks, personal stories or children's books. Becky Hill, Head Librarian and Gil Gonzalez, Head of Photographic Resources.

May 18- Saturday - Searching Your Ohio Roots – Becky Hill, Head Librarian, will concentrate on Ohio resources for tracking down your family in the Buckeye state – vital records, land records, printed and online materials. She will also touch on the migration patterns to the state.

June 8 – Saturday - NEW! - Be a Family Detective; Genealogy for Kids - Becky Hill, Head Library, will lead 4th graders and older in ways to uncover their family’s past through research in books, internet, cemeteries, and artifacts. Parents allowed.

Hayes Presidential Center
Spiegel Grove
Fremont, OH 43420