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Published: Monday, March 18 2013 5:00 a.m. MDT

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bob j
Maryborough, 00

I had 'Roots Magic' on my old 'Apple' and am disappointed that it is not on my new iMac. Found it to a really worthwhile program. All my disc's / recordings are now of no use and so all of my information has been lost - years of valuable information ---GONE. I wonder how my ancestors feel about this. Am now 95 so do not know how long I will have to re-search. Good job that at least a lot of my (and my wife's) work has been through the Temple - mostly done when we served at the Sydney Temple - following it's opening. ---- To those of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who are in charge of Family History, Please come up-to-date and include 'Apple'. That is my prayer. ---- Bob J (.High Priest - Hervey Bay, Queensland, Ward.

Kurt Matthia
Pleasant Grove, UT

bob,

There are two items on your old Apple: (1) the Roots Magic program and (2) the Roots Magic data file.

The data file is the important part. Hopefully you copied or backed it up to some other media (like a floppy disk, a flash drive, an external hard drive, transferred it to your new computer, etc.). Did you ever submit a GEDCOM file for Ancestral File or Pedigree Resource File as the church asked?

If you have the old disks, the data can be recovered. Unless they are damaged, they still can be read -- just not on your computer.

Don't worry at all about the program file. That part can be dealt with very easily. You need to try to locate the data.

Once the data is recovered, it can be put onto your new computer or into the "cloud." FamilySearch will accept an upload of your data and put it into Family Tree.

Let me know what you still have: old Apple, old disks, backup? Then I'll give you some idea of what to do next. Get help by talking with your local ward consultant if you need to. It is unlikely that all is lost.

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