2014 Is For The Living

by JL Beeken on 1-02-2014

As ever, I’m amazed by the lists of goals that people set for themselves in a new year.
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Prioritizing

by JL Beeken on 11-10-2013

I’ve noticed a rash of posts again about organizing and prioritizing. Overwhelmed seems to be a popular state of mind. … [continued]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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How To Invite People To Dropbox

by JL Beeken on 9-27-2013

DropboxInviting people to Dropbox is simple. It’s also a question that gets asked over and over again, so the answer is worth repeating. This post was originally published in May 2012. It’s been updated to reflect the latest version of Dropbox. … [continued]

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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]

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Basket Cloud StorageYour unlimited online backup too slow? Too expensive? Too complicated? I’m trying Basket Cloud Storage and so far I’m happy.

It’s everything I like about online backup and nothing I don’t. … [continued]

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Preserving Image Quality

by JL Beeken on 9-07-2013

Besides scanning originals using best practices, the other way to preserve image quality is to not make it any worse.

I’m speaking of the JPGs we download from various online databases, family trees, photo-sharing sites, etc. … [continued]

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Backups: External & Online

by JL Beeken on 9-06-2013

If you don’t have time-staggered file backups yet in different locations, you’re not paying attention to the ongoing litany of file-loss disasters. … [continued]

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