To get your ROOTS info into FTM you had to use Gedcom. Gedcom does not transfer all data. Actually, it's easier/better to transfer FTM data into UFT than the other way around. I'm afraid I don't have any answer for you at this end. You might want to check the FTM boards to see what people are doing there. Once again, a good option for you might be to transfer to The Master Genealogist and see if you can work through things better in that program.