There are several possible ways.
However, as UFT is neither being supported by it's developer nor undergoing any further development, RUG does not recommend transferring to UFT at this time. See UFT FAQ #1
The file r3ged.zip contains what you need. Unzip it and read the instructions (documentation) in the file GEDCOM.TXT (Click to download).
You have various options. If you have TMG version 4 you should import it directly from your Roots III data base. If you have TMG version 5 or later you can either transfer it yourself using a GEDCOM file (see the above -- create a GEDCOM file and then import that file into TMG) or you can have Wholly Genes do the import for you (email Wholly Genes Software and explain what you want). This latter approach, while incurring some delay, is recommended, as it treats the data more correctly and would require less post-transfer cleanup.
It was discontinued by CommSoft coincident with the release of ROOTS IV. This was later transitioned into ROOTS V, then Family Gathering, and subsequently, on the sale of the rights to Palladium, to Ultimate Family Tree.
What happened to UFT?
The RUG will continue to attempt to answer questions on ROOTS III; simply email the RUG and we'll see to it you get a response.
On a blank part of your screen, right click and select "New" and then "Shortcut" from the drop down menu.
Where it says "Location of the item" enter:
It is assumed that you have placed the program and your data file ("basefile") in the "C:\ROOTS3" folder. If not, modify what you enter accordingly.
Click on "Next" and then enter a name you want for the shortcut.
Select one of the icons from those shown and click on "Finish". You should now be able to bring up R3 with a double-click on the icon.
Right click on the icon and select "Properties" from the drop down menu. Cruise around the various tabs selecting the options you want. For example, you may wish to select full screen at 640x480 resolution. If you have a problem opening your data base go to the memory tab and try setting expanded memory to a high value.
Last updated 9 May 2008