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Creating a timeline for your ancestor is critical. If you know where they were at specific times you can then research in the correct jurisdictions to find possible records. If you see a migration pattern in their movements you can... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2018 at Legacy News
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Legacy has several built in features to help you with your research. The first is Hints. Legacy directly interfaces with some of the most popular websites and will generate research hints for you based on the information you have already... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2018 at Legacy News
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One of the most powerful tools in Legacy is the Potential Problems tool. It can be a little frustrating for new users so I am going to give you some hints to make the Potential Problems work for you instead... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2018 at Legacy News
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One of the fun things to do is customizing Legacy to make it look and function just like you want. If you go to Options > Customize you will see 12 tabs of customization options. (click image to enlarge) I... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2018 at Legacy News
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A great way to test the validity of your research is by preparing a report for a lineage society even if you have no plans to apply. This exercise will show you if you have done good research. If you... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2018 at Legacy News
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Tuesday's Tips provide brief how-to's to help you learn to use the Legacy Family Tree software with new tricks and techniques. Sharing Your Data (Intermediate) By now you already know how to share your data with your family and other... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2018 at Legacy News
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We probably get more emails about source citations than any other topic. At first it might seem daunting to record your sources but Legacy makes it easy to craft good citations that adhere to the accepted genealogy standards. The standard... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2018 at Legacy News
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Legacy has "Master Lists" where you can make global changes to your file which will save you a lot of time. WARNING! WARNING! WARNING! Before you start working with a Master List please BACK UP YOUR FILE. When you make... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2018 at Legacy News
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You can directly interface and sync to FamilySearch's Family Tree from within Legacy by going to Search > FamilySearch or My Toolbar > FamilySearch. (click image to enlarge) This is actually a more advanced topic but I am mentioning it... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2018 at Legacy News
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Most of the time you will probably be editing people using the Individual's Information screen. (click image to enlarge) However, there is another way you can edit people that is especially helpful in certain situations and that is by using... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2018 at Legacy News
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Tuesday's Tips provide brief how-to's to help you learn to use the Legacy Family Tree software with new tricks and techniques. Set Direct Line (Beginner) Setting your Direct Line is a navigational tool which will help you click through your... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2018 at Legacy News
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The Legacy Charting program is included when you purchase Legacy. A limited version is also included with the free Standard Version of Legacy. It is both a standalone program and one that you can access from within Legacy itself. I... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2018 at Legacy News
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Legacy has many reports to chose from and they are very customizable so that you can create exactly what you need. On the main Reports toolbar you will see the most common reports. (click image to enlarge) If you click... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2018 at Legacy News
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Tuesday's Tips provide brief how-to's to help you learn to use the Legacy Family Tree software with new tricks and techniques. Internet Search Strings (Advanced) Judy, one of our more experienced Legacy users, wrote this: "For those of us who... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2018 at Legacy News
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Tuesday's Tips provide brief how-to's to help you learn to use the Legacy Family Tree software with new tricks and techniques. Keyboard Shortcuts (Beginner) Keyboard shortcuts can save you time when executing the most common tasks in Legacy. There are... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2018 at Legacy News
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Tuesday's Tips provide brief how-to's to help you learn to use the Legacy Family Tree software with new tricks and techniques. Recording DNA Matches (Intermediate) In a previous article I explained How I Use Hashtags to Track My DNA Matches... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2018 at Legacy News
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I am a member of several DNA Facebook groups and a common frustration you will see is when someone contacts a match and the match doesn't answer, there is no tree attached to their DNA, or they have their tree... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2018 at Legacy News
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There are many ways to privatize things in Legacy. Privacy is a big issue so we are going to go over all the ways you can protect your information if you decide to share your information in a gedcom, a... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2018 at Legacy News
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Tuesday's Tips provide brief how-to's to help you learn to use the Legacy Family Tree software with new tricks and techniques. Document Workflow (Intermediate) Several people have asked me what process I follow when I find a new document. I... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2018 at Legacy News
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Tuesday's Tips provide brief how-to's to help you learn to use the Legacy Family Tree software with new tricks and techniques. Who's Missing? (Beginner) I am a typical genealogist. I have a Type A personality and I am uber particular... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2018 at Legacy News
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Tuesday's Tips provide brief how-to's to help you learn to use the Legacy Family Tree software with new tricks and techniques. PDF Trick (Intermediate) Most of Legacy's reports and charts can be exported as PDFs. Legacy uses an internal PDF... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2018 at Legacy News
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Tuesday's Tips provide brief how-to's to help you learn to use the Legacy Family Tree software with new tricks and techniques. A Tagging Tip (Intermediate) When you select Tools > Advanced Tagging there are three options that I want to... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2018 at Legacy News
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Tuesday's Tips provide brief how-to's to help you learn to use the Legacy Family Tree software with new tricks and techniques. How to Add Multiple Help Files (Intermediate) We have many users that are bilingual and they flip Legacy back... Continue reading
Posted Dec 25, 2017 at Legacy News
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Tuesday's Tips provide brief how-to's to help you learn to use the Legacy Family Tree software with new tricks and techniques. Dead or Alive? (Beginner) We had a great question from Keith on our Legacy User Group Facebook page: "How... Continue reading
Posted Dec 18, 2017 at Legacy News
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Tuesday's Tips provide brief how-to's to help you learn to use the Legacy Family Tree software with new tricks and techniques. Renumbering RINs and MRINs (Intermediate) As you merge and delete people in your file there will be gaps in... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2017 at Legacy News