Setting Goals 2015

by JL Beeken on 12-20-2014

Growing up I learned absolutely nothing about setting goals. Life was an endless repetitive cycle of things to do. And why? Because someone else said so.

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MRIN Filing: Numbering

by JL Beeken on 12-11-2014

Legacy Family TreeAbout ten years ago I started filing by MRIN (Marriage Record Identification Numbers) in Legacy Family Tree.

Since Legacy automatically adds an MRIN to each new marriage as it’s entered I decided to renumber them, splitting a range of 9,999 numbers into two parts; 0001-4999 for my father’s side and 5000-9999 for my mother’s side. … [continued]

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Bookmarks are the cheap cure for being overwhelmed.

Simply — When I sit down at my computer I’m either doing my own work or reading, watching or listening to someone else’s. Multitasking is trying to do more than one at the same time. … [continued]

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Chart Backup | Legacy Family Tree

by JL Beeken on 11-16-2014

Legacy Family TreeIt could be said there’s no such thing as too many backups of your genealogy work. Because it is work and the thought of ever losing it is beyond sickening. … [continued]

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When I’m Not Blogging | Genealogy Do List

by JL Beeken on 11-14-2014

Legacy Family TreeThe last two years I’ve spent much more time working on my genealogy database than I have blogging. And it’s been one thing after another. Here’s a list of some of the things that have been happening in my genea-cave.
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Computer Backup: Just Do It

by JL Beeken on 10-30-2014

SyncbackI’ve written about computer backup oh, about a million times already. THIS time I’m going to make it really simple. Because it is. And there are no excuses. … [continued]


Legacy Family TreeAs I’ve collected more and more cemeteries in my Legacy database I’ve noticed there are a lot with the same name. They show up in my Master Event Address List as I add them to Burial Address rather than the Master Location List.

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MRIN Filing: Folder Names

by JL Beeken on 10-16-2014

Legacy Family TreeIf I had known how long it would take to change over 3,300 folder names I might have had second thoughts. Now that it’s done, I’m glad I did it.
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Legacy Family TreeAt some point you’re going to run out of end-of-line ancestors to find. Either through lack of records or inability to travel to a foreign country. Or, in my case, even New York. … [continued]

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An Easier Way To Merge Duplicates, Part 2

by JL Beeken on 9-18-2014

Legacy Family TreeFollowing on from yesterday, An Easier Way To Merge Duplicates in Legacy Family Tree, this would be an EVEN easier way to merge duplicates.

From the top, the basic decision is to merge or not to merge. … [continued]

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