Legacy

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]

Backup Time | Legacy Family Tree

by JL Beeken on 5-30-2013

Legacy Family TreeI noticed something about Legacy Backup time while I was generating dozens of backups in a day working on the family file. … [continued]

Sharing Genealogy | Legacy Family Tree

by JL Beeken on 6-16-2012

Legacy Family TreeI have another idea about sharing genealogy.

I’ve had a few members of my immediate family express interest in the ‘family history’. Now, that may seem simple to them but I’m not sure what they mean and I get a brain twist going on every time. … [continued]

Q&A | Legacy Family Tree

by JL Beeken on 4-16-2012

Legacy Family Tree1. can you create a cemetery list in legacy family tree

I put my cemeteries under Burial Address which puts them into the Master Event Address List. If you do too and you want a list for one cemetery it’s easy. Just choose the cemetery, click Show List and then Create Search List. It will show up in the Name List and you can print it from there. … [continued]

Legacy Family TreeThere’s no such thing, technically speaking, as running Legacy from Dropbox.

Dropbox is a storage location; it’s not an operating system.

There are many ways of running the same Legacy Family Tree database on multiple computers but this is probably the simplest way to run Legacy from Dropbox, meaning using the database stored on Dropbox.

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IntelliShare: Having Your Cake, Part 2

by JL Beeken on 9-29-2011

The ongoing post-Intellishare adventures with Cuz. It’s a good thing I’ve never tried to make a living as a diplomat. While I’d be thinking about how to make all the people happy all the time the situation would be long gone and I’d be left standing in the dust still thinking. … [continued]

Legacy Family TreeTaking a tour through LTools I decided to try the option of ‘Find Unattached Multimedia’.

(LTools is a small piece of software augmenting Legacy Family Tree with options that are not yet available otherwise.) … [continued]

Legacy Family TreeAfter a couple days of thinking about the IntelliShare failure and the reasons, I came up with another idea.

First of all, I think IntelliShare is a great idea put forth by people who have been doing genealogy from birth and they probably know what they’re talking about. … [continued]

Legacy Family TreeDay 4. The IntelliShare project has now crashed and burned. Like we didn’t see that one coming.

Cuz is not willing to compromise on any point whatsoever. Where the notes go, formatting of locations, the family lines that should be included/excluded …. nothing. … [continued]