Customer Testimonials

I’ve been meaning to tell you in the recent flurry of emails between us that over the last year or so, I’ve tested RootsMagic, Family Historian, Legacy, and a few other genealogical programs.  I came back to rootstrust because I found it the best of them all.  Admittedly, this is a subjective judgement.  However, the deciding factors for me include:

1. The File Cabinet structure and ease of working with documents and multimedia files;

2. The Person View and Timeline View, which I’m comfortable with from my TMG experience; while these are different, in combination they have some of the same utility and familiarity;

3. The Evernote Integration;

4. The very excellent search capabilities, especially the index panel; again, very much like TMG.  No other current program does search so easily and so well;

5. The platform independence, particularly the ability to use in Linux; and

5.  Your excellent support, and your willingness to dialogue with a user.

 I thought you’d want to know!

 Carl Jón Denbow, Athens, OH, April 8, 2021

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“Hello! I have just downloaded the trial version of rootsTrust, and imported my GEDCOM file (from Family Historian). I must say, in the first 10 minutes of using your software, I am very impressed! I can tell that the developer definitely knows what we genealogist enthusiasts need! I love the relatives tabs. I also am excited about the BioMedical tab, as I intend to use that in the future. And the extended keyboards (according to language), all of the date calculators, the interface with Evernote... wow, wow, WOW!!!

My GEDCOM imported beautifully into rootsTrust, from what I've seen so far. All of my images and documents are showing up, which is something other gen software packages can't even do!”

Kathy Kult, Belvidere, IL, August 6, 2020

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"Thank you so much!! From what I have seen so far (and I have been kicking the tires quite a bit) you have created the most extraordinarily useful genealogical program I’ve ever seen. Which is not empty flattery by the way. My memory is not perfect nowadays, but my passion with genealogy started when I was eight, and I’m now 45. I can’t remember the first program I used, but it would have been around 1995 or 96. I’ve used Legacy, every version of Family Tree Maker, Family Tree Builder, Rootsmagic, Reunion, Heredris, The Master Genealogist, Mac Family Tree, Ancestor Quest, Gramps, and dozens of others. rootsTrust bests anything I’ve ever seen. There are features I’d love to see, sure, but comprehensively, it’s an amazing program.

Your attention to customer support is unparalleled and appreciated.”

D. Carter,  Burleson, TX, April 28, 2018

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The March 2018 issue of the Association of Professional Genealogists Quarterly contained a laudatory review of rootstrust 1.0 authored by Kerry Scott. Here is an excerpt from Mr. Scott’s article:

… The Developer calls it a genealogical data management system (GDMS) and it’s clear that’s really how it’s meant to work.  The focus is on multiple types of data, not just family trees.  As a result, there are some interesting features, like the ability to attach documents and photos not only to people, but to venues, events, sources and more.  It provides a number of different ways to tie information together which can really help with evaluating evidence and reaching sound conclusions.

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“I keep Ancestry.com as my master tree and when I need to do something for myself or a relative I download a copy of the current GEDCOM file from Ancestry.com of my tree and import it into all the genealogy programs mentioned above, except Family Tree Maker 2017, which stays synced with Ancestry.com.  I keep hoping for a program that will do all the things I like to do the way I like to do them and that is why I bought Rootstrust, I have high hopes for your program to ultimately replace all my other genealogy programs.  Keep up your good work.*”

 Robby Armstrong, Brownsboro, AL, August 1, 2017

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“Out of all the programs out there rootsTrust definitely has the best blend of ease of use, details and power. It definitely has a lot of potential as well. I use Family Tree Maker, Legacy, and RootsMagic, but find them all lacking compared to rootsTrust. These [new features] all sound interesting and I look forward to them. Keep up the good work.*"

 D. Thompson, USA, July 17, 2017

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I recently downloaded rootstrust release candidate v.0.99 (July 4, 2015). I have used TMG since the mid 1990s, and have been searching for new genealogy software to eventually replace TMG and its superior data collection and report capabilities. While I have downloaded and tried several different genealogy software programs, none to date (with the exception of rootstrust) have come close to matching the power and capabilities of TMG. Consequently, I look forward to the release of rootstrust in early 2016.*” 

  R. O. Farrar, Advance, MO, October 24, 2015

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“I have downloaded the Mac version. You have the very best format for dealing with places with multiple names / regions / countries.*” 

 Anne-Marie Pollowy Toliver, Ontario, Canada, October 15, 2015

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“Right off I want to congratulate you. This version is fantastic and I love everything that I have seen a tried so far!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 I could not ask for more in an application to suit my needs. I am so happy I waited, to start moving my data over, for this to become my bible.

More comments below...

 Intro to Swedish Genealogy:

Its fantastic. The addition of the column heading translations and examples are beyond value. This add-on is perfect for anyone like me getting into the Swedish documents. A quick reference that is right there. Your insight into the language, documents, culture and history really shines in this information file. You may want to consider putting the information files on a tab. They are hidden away in that quiet little cubby in help. It’s like a little known secret hiding in there….

 Usage:

What a great feature. Whenever I go to a cemetery or a destination where I want to do research on my lines, I am always trying to write down graves, where they are, addresses, etc. A report using the venue is perfect for pulling it together. It will also be great for standardizing my non-uniform naming conventions, and having multiple designations for the same place. This was a perfect innovation for both the venue and the place screens. Venue in itself finally gives me one place I can set up and store documents, pictures, notes, anything I want or have for all the cemeteries and monuments that I keep manually now. This is worth having the application all by itself.*” 

 R. D., Bel Air, MD, August 1, 2015

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“… RootsTrust I have to say it is the best genealogy programme I have ever used*”

Tony L., Cleckheaton , England, May 12, 2015

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“… There are many well thought options that drove me to try it…. While there are only a few online programs that interest me in publishing to the web, namely TNG, I'm most interested in private programs that are easy to use for family members that are elderly & freak out about the possibility of their info being online, even if it is password protected. This is my main drive to your program & that it is compatible with all operating systems.*”

K.P., United States, April 23, 2015