Now in its 10th year, Legacy Family Tree (now Legacy 7.5) contains dozens of significant new features and enhancements, including the first-ever SourceWriter, automated family mapping, and brilliant wall charts.
Legacy Family Tree 7 offers these new features:
* Mapping – Use Microsoft Virtual Earth to automatically pinpoint and plot important locations in ancestors’ lives from within Legacy. See 3-D, satellite and bird’s eye images of where your ancestors lived. Now it is easy to track your ancestor’s migration. … [continued]
If you’re not using Legacy’s Research Guidance, you’re missing half the show.
I’ve been missing half the show. Research Guidance, as the name suggests, is about being organized. I tried it when Legacy 6.0 first came out and gave it up because it made me claustrophobic. All of my family history has been put together so far by my being chronically side-tracked. I am genetically incapable of working in a straight line. In Grade Two I was chastised for putting curly-cues on my handwriting.
Deep breath. Basically, what it does is suggest where to search, (which you can do right on the spot) or give you a button to add a search item to your To-Do List. Later, you can filter the To-Do List to get focused in one category, database or geographical area.
Legacy 7.0 is coming out soon. Probably. In which case, we’re a month closer to it than we were, say, a month ago.
For those less experienced with Legacy Family Tree, this is a brief overview of some file maintenance options. If you use these regularly, your database will stay happier over the long-term, your work will be in better order and you’ll be able to print reports that look professional rather than hashed together. There’s more but this is a start. … [continued]
If you use Legacy Family Tree and you look in your C-drive you’ll see a folder under ‘Legacy’ called Pictures. If you used the default installation location. If not, you’ll know where else you put it.
Legacy users, are you using the Source Clipboard? Legacy is full of labor-saving devices and this is one of the best.
Methodology for organizing your genealogy database is not set in cement. Far from it.
Adding Source Detail Text to your Sources can make it easier to see what you’re working with on the fly instead of scrounging around looking for the original document to review.
If you’re using the digital component of the MRIN Filing System, or even if you’re not, you may have realized by now that it’s easy to link your digital images if you want to. It’s not necessary, but Legacy does make that possible.
Just browse to your source image and link it up. Make sure you distinguish between Master Source and Source Detail images. In other words, if you have a Death Certificate for an individual, that’s a Source Detail image, not a Master Source image. … [continued]
I used to think source citations were optional. What an idiot. … [continued]
Can you find anything in your Master Sources List in Legacy Family Tree?
When I had 200 sources I could. Now I’ve got 1,100 and if I hadn’t categorized everything I’d be lost.
Sure as the sun comes up tomorrow, someone will come up with another way to file photographs.
Having a photo collection is one thing. Trying to tell a story with pictures is something else. The choices for how to go about this are endless. To me, all this genealogy collecting comes down to presentation. So I try to look at this from the end point backwards. What and how am I going to share it? So, it helps to have a broad overview of a plan. And a photo filing system that allows me to change my mind.