Legacy

Legacy Family Tree 7.0Now in its 10th year, Legacy Family Tree 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: … [continued]

Research Guidance | Legacy Family Tree

by JL Beeken on 5-01-2008

Legacy Family TreeIf 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. … [continued]

File Maintenance | Legacy Family Tree

by JL Beeken on 4-05-2008

Legacy Family TreeLegacy 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]

Pictures | Legacy Family Tree

by JL Beeken on 3-20-2008

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.

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Source Clipboard | Legacy Family Tree

by JL Beeken on 12-09-2007

Legacy users, are you using the Source Clipboard? Legacy is full of labor-saving devices and this is one of the best.

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Methodology for organizing your genealogy database is not set in cement. Far from it.

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Source Detail Text | Legacy Family Tree

by JL Beeken on 10-15-2007

Legacy Family TreeAdding 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. … [continued]

Source Citations | Legacy Family Tree

by JL Beeken on 9-25-2007

I used to think source citations were optional. What an idiot. … [continued]

Sorting Your Sources | Legacy Family Tree

by JL Beeken on 9-24-2007

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.

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Search | Legacy Family Tree

by JL Beeken on 9-21-2007

Legacy Family TreeI don’t know how I get so much junk in my database. All I can think is that a younger and dumber me keeps putting it in there.

At the core of cleaning up the database is Legacy’s indispensable Search function. … [continued]