I began with Roots III, then IV, and later installed FTM (3 then 7). When I open the FTM files on people with Roots text notes, footnotes etc. I find they did NOT automatically transfer over from Roots. This is a major flaw, and means extensive heads-down work within each file. If not done carefully, I will lose years of work and documentation files. Right now I have to find the assigned# for John DOE in Roots (since it is not an Alpha listing), bring it manually into his FTM file, then proof read and re-enter data from paper FGS's. (Thank God I have notebooks of paper files!) What is the solution? If this is the wrong forum for posting this question, please tell me where I might find a solution.