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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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]