Legacy

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]

Legacy Family TreeThe preamble to this is a long story so I’ll go straight to the punch line. How do you choose your export options for a Legacy file? … [continued]

Legacy Family TreeSince Tessa Keough gave me such high praise in her latest LVUG hangout called Search the Internet with Legacy for something I haven’t even done … showing how to create a custom search string … and raising your expectations sky-high, I’d better get to it. … [continued]

MRIN Filing System+ for Genealogy

by JL Beeken on 6-21-2013

MRIN Filing SystemThis post was originally published in October 2006.

The paper-based MRIN filing system was developed by Karen Clifford about 35 years ago. My contribution to it is a digital filing system also using MRINs.

It was quite laborious (in retrospect) and I have since greatly streamlined this process. Watch the FREE PowerPoint presentation (updated 2014) that goes through the whole thing from A to Z.

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Find A GraveFind A Grave is one of my favorite places to look around. Chances are one gravestone will lead to another and some of them are stunningly well photographed. Sometimes there are even people pictures, bios and obits. … [continued]