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]

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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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]

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]

Legacy Family TreeI’ve found an easier way to merge duplicates in Legacy Family Tree. Your mileage may vary.

Previously, after creating my list of duplicates, I would tag a few pairs. … [continued]

Legacy Family TreeFor those who get all tangled up in Legacy tagging, or for those who just need more search options, there’s a way to break things down called Only search the Search List. … [continued]

Legacy Family TreeHow are you doing asking for information on your more immediate family?

A chart of my maternal grandmother, counting the spouses of descendants, is 89 people. By the number of blank fields you’d think I was researching in the 17th century. … [continued]

Genealogy Research: Taming The Monster

by JL Beeken on 7-22-2014

Legacy Family TreeCuz likes to do her genealogy research by subscribing to various paid databases all at once and then finding every possible shred she can on one person at a time. I tend to take the wide angle view instead.

Granted, my genealogy database is a bit excessive since I research the collateral lines as well, i.e. siblings of the direct lines and all their descendants. So, to date, it’s over 15,000 individuals.
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