Research Suggestions from GenSmarts is a program that makes research recommendations for people in your RootsMagic tree. To start with it all, let’s first find out ‘Did you even stare at your RootsMagic screen and wonder where you should look next or where to start?’ we understand that this is a common situation that almost everyone comes across; because there are many record types and websites to search that we are not even sure where to begin. Or you might be a seasoned genealogist who wants to ensure you do not overlook anything. Hence, we introduce you to a program called GenSmarts in this article. This program can help you choose from which records to search for anyone in your file.
Moreover, the best thing is that we can offer you a special discount on GenSmarts for a limited time.
Research Suggestions from GenSmarts
You already know that GenSmarts is a program that helps make research recommendations for people in your RootsMagic file. So, if you have GenSmarts installed, you can highlight any person you want in your file. To do so, you must select ‘Tools > GenSmarts Suggestions’ from the RootsMagic menu, after which RootsMagic will display a list of research suggestions for that particular person.
Now, you must also be wondering, ‘How does GenSmarts come up with these suggestions, right?’ well, it creates a profile of your ancestors based on where and where they lived. Then, it matches that profile with its inventory of known records to predict the record trail that your ancestors might have left behind. You need to understand that each suggestion will include the logic behind the recommendation and where that type of record could be found. Moreover, you must remember that these are suggestions… and GenSmarts does not know if your ancestor is in a particular record; it is only the type of record your ancestors are most likely to show up in.
Furthermore, if a record type is available online, you can click on the ‘Look Online’ option, and GenSmarts will attempt to find your ancestor in those available records. Besides, GenSmarts also knows which online sites have which records; therefore, it knows whether to search FamilySearch, Ancestry, FindAGrave or any other website with this kind of record type. However, even if more than one site has the records, GenSmarts will default to the free website.
What if a suggestion is available from a pay site only (such as Ancestry), and you do not have a subscription? Well then, you need not worry. GenSmarts will take you to the ‘Teaser page’ of the site so you can get an idea of whether the records exist for your ancestors. Afterwards, you can add these suggestions to the RootsMagic person’s to-do list and then print out a list of recommendations you need to pursue a particular site. And then, you can just take the list to the local library or Family History Center later to do the actual search.
If you want, you could click on this YouTube link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NmJNOYWbgZA&embeds_referring_euri=http%3A%2F%2Fblog.rootsmagic.com%2F&feature=emb_imp_woyt. Here you will this little trick as well as other GenSmarts feature.
NOTE: You should know that GenSmarts primarily focuses on US, Canadian, and UK records, but there is little support for documents in some other countries.
Get to know the Special Discount on GenSmarts
You would be glad to know that the folks at GenSmarts have been permitted to offer a limited-time discount on GenSmarts.
GenSmarts are available as a download or on CD (not on both). The price after discount is $19.95 for the download or $24.95 (plus) for the CD. However, you would need to use the link given to get the discounted price. http://rootsmagic.com/store/gensmarts/special.aspx
We now trust that you find this helpful blog, and you are all set to use GenSmarts with RootsMagic for Research help. However, if you have further questions or concerns, you can always contact the technicians, who will assist you at any time. You can call us at our Family Tree Maker Support Number at +1-888-257-3335, or you can Live Chat with our Experts.