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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MRIN Filing: Master Source File IDs

by JL Beeken on 7-10-2014

In the present PPSX version of the MRIN Filing System I’m using a range of 4-digit numbers for Individual sources as well as Master Source File IDs. … [continued]

Due to the huge influx of new records online, it’s worthwhile to run a Potential Problems Report occasionally. I’ve solved many problems this way in the less-traveled parts of my database. … [continued]

Getting More From Find A Grave

by JL Beeken on 11-03-2013

Find A GraveSince I went through my whole Legacy database finding every gravestone photo at Find A Grave I could possibly find, I’ve found 200 more.

Here’s two things you can do to dig a little deeper: … [continued]

Focus Group Search | Legacy Family Tree

by JL Beeken on 10-26-2013

Legacy Family TreeIf you work with batches of people in Legacy rather than randomly, Focus Group Search can come in very handy. You can build a list of descendants, ancestors, families and/or individuals.

You can chop and change these search lists any way you want them for any reason you can think of. I prefer to update my website in family groups so I’ve built them to focus my research to one or another. … [continued]

Finding Duplicates | Legacy Family Tree

by JL Beeken on 10-02-2013

Legacy Family TreeThe problem I’ve had with finding duplicates in the past is that it all tended to get out of hand. I’d get 500 or so marked as Not Duplicates and fatigue would set in. By the time I got back to it I’d added more people to my database and forgotten what I was doing. … [continued]

There are many ways to use tags in Legacy and creating a search list is just one of them.

I’ve heard people say they don’t know how to use tags so I’ll give you an example. … [continued]

User IDs & MRINs | Legacy Family Tree

by JL Beeken on 8-24-2013

If you’re filing by MRIN in Legacy, you’ll find it useful to put your MRINs in the User ID field. That way you can show them on some of the name lists instead of the default RINs. I find the Name List particularly useful. … [continued]

Source Detail | Legacy Family Tree

by JL Beeken on 8-05-2013

Legacy Family TreeThis is a simple thing to do with Source Detail in Legacy that keeps things straighter than they might be otherwise. Sometimes I find the detail of one source is slightly different from another. Not totally different, just slightly off. … [continued]