Legacy QuickVideo: How to Create a List of War of 1812 Candidates

In yesterday's after-webinar party we showed how to create a list of War of 1812 candidates in your Legacy Family Tree file. We used the "Veteran Identification Strategy" portion of Thomas MacEntee's syllabus and created a list of 153 individuals in my family file. Then we learned how to narrow the list down to just my direct line, and found 68. Wow, I'm excited to start searching for them using the resources Thomas presented. Watch the entire webinar here or the QuickVideo below.

 


Legacy Family Tree - Virtual User's Group Meeting - free webinar now online

LogowhiteThe recording of today's webinar, "Legacy Family Tree - Virtual User's Group Meeting," is now online for free at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com. A few comments from our viewers:

  • So glad I changed to Legacy ...... not a better program for genealogy.
  • Being a visual learner, it helps so much when you do these classes!! I feel like it's *just for me* - one on one instruction!
  • This User Group is very helpful. I am in the process of switching from TMG to Legacy. There were some tasks/reports that I used a lot in TMG and I thought were not available in Legacy, but by attending the Virtual Group I found that those options are still available to me!

View the Recording at FamilyTreeWebinars.com

If you could not make it to the live event or just want to watch it again, the 1 hour 25 minute recording of "Legacy Family Tree - Virtual User's Group Meeting" is now available to view in our webinar archives for free for a limited time. It is also available to our monthly or annual Webinar Members for the duration of your membership. Visit www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com to watch. The supplemental syllabus materials are also available for annual/monthly webinar subscribers to download/print/save. Login or subscribe.

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  • Success with Manuscript Sources by Barbara Renick. September 10.
  • A Library at Your Fingertips - the Internet Archive by Maureen Taylor. September 24.
  • The Fair Court: Records of Chancery Courts by Judy Russell. October 1.
  • Overcoming Destroyed or Missing Records by Karen Clifford. October 3.
  • Welcome to FamilySearch Indexing! by Devin Ashby. October 8.
  • Researching Your War of 1812 Ancestor by Thomas MacEntee. October 15.
  • Tracking Migration Using the Draper Manuscripts by Mary Hill. October 22.
  • Legacy Family Tree - Virtual User's Group Meeting by Legacy Family Tree Panel. November 14.
  • Using Evernote for Genealogy by Lisa Louise Cooke. November 19.
  • Family History for Kids by Devin Ashby. December 3.
  • Look Ma, No Hands! Using Dragon Naturally Speaking for Your Genealogy by Ivan Baugh. December 5.
  • Researching Your North Carolina Ancestors by J. Mark Lowe. December 10.
  • Bagging a Live One - Connecting with Cousins You Never Knew You Had by Mary Kircher Roddy. December 17.

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Register for 2 genealogy webinars this week: Jewish Ancestors and Virtual Legacy Family Tree User's Group Meeting

LogowhiteJoin us this Wednesday AND Friday for two exciting genealogy webinars presented by Jennifer Alford and Geoff Rasmussen. On Wednesday, Jennifer will present "Researching Your Jewish Ancestors" and on Friday Geoff will host our quarterly "Legacy Family Tree - Virtual User's Group Meeting."

Wednesday - Researching Your Jewish Ancestors by Jennifer Alford

Jalford-100aWhether you have a Jewish ancestor or are looking to assist others, this webinar will step you through the recommended research process. Jennifer will present tips on unique aspects of Jewish life and guide viewers through the discovery of the hometown of her great-grandfather.

Click here to download/print/save the handouts, 6 pages (available for annual or monthly webinar subscribers).

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Friday - Legacy Family Tree Virtual User's Group Meeting by Geoff Rasmussen

Geoffmug4Learn tips, tricks, and best practices related to using the Legacy Family Tree software. Topics for beginners through advanced presented by the Legacy staff and other experts. We’ll also leave time for questions and answers. Have a favorite Legacy tip and want to share it? Send us an email, we’d love to have you participate. Everyone is welcome!

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Webinar Reminder: Join us for the live webinars Wednesday, September 3, 2014 and Friday, September 5, 2014, both at 2:00pm Eastern U.S. Register today to reserve your virtual seat. Registration is free but space is limited to the first 1,000 people to join that day. Before joining, please visit www.java.com to ensure you have the latest version of Java which our webinar software requires. When you join, if you receive a message that the webinar is full, you know we've reached the 1,000 limit, so we invite you to view the recording which should be published to the webinar archives within an hour or two of the event's conclusion.

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Legacy Tip - who else lived at the same address?

My ancestors seem to move around a lot, which is why I love Legacy's Migration Mapping so much. But what about those ancestors who live in the same house - for generations? One of our Legacy users, Chris, asked about this and got me thinking. Here's what he asked,

"My family has a history of living in the same house or same street for several generations. It would be great to get a report of everyone who has lived at the same address - is this possible?"

Yes, this is possible. It just depends on where you enter the information about the address.

First...below is a Residence event I created for Joshua Brown. From a city directory, I learned that he resided at 203 2nd Avenue in Minneapolis. I entered the transcription of the directory in the event's notes.

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If I am consistent in entering addresses in an event's notes, then I can use Legacy's searching tools to see if anyone else resided at the same address. Here's how:

1) Go to Search > Find > Detailed Search.

2) Enter the conditions below and click the Create List button (click on image to enlarge):

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In this case, Joshua was the only result:

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But if others had the same address entered in an event's notes, they would show up in the list.

Second...another place to record an address is on the Address screen. Wherever you see the icon below, click on it and enter the address.

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This icon is available at the Individual level (just click on it in the Family View) so you can record the current address of a living relative. It is available in a custom event, like I showed above. If I were to add the address to Joshua's residence event, the form would look like this:

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Notice how I entered the name, "Home at 203 2nd Ave S in Minneapolis, Minnesota". Entering it this way would permit me to select this same entry for anyone else who lived here. Next, click on the Address List button and you can see the map of the home.

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Here's the key. To see if anyone else in your Legacy family file has lived at the same address, click on the Show List button.

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These techniques work well if you are consistent in how you type the addresses. And I suppose this article would be better if I had an example where several generations did in fact live at the same address.

Third...some will enter the address in the location field. Although I don't personally recommend or use this format (messes up the consistency of my master locations), here's what it would look like.

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Then, clicking on the blue arrow to the right of the place, which pulls up the master location list, you can click on the Show List button to get a list of everyone who shares the same place.

So there's a few ideas for you. Hopefully something resonates for you Chris. What about others, how do you record the residence of an ancestor?


Watch Now - Legacy Family Tree: an Overview AND Beyond the Basics classes now available

See Legacy Family Tree in action! This weekend I had the opportunity to present two Legacy-specific classes to The Society for German Genealogy in Eastern Europe at their conference in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. With their permission, we have published the recordings of the classes at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com. So if you are new to Legacy, or want some additional tips and tricks, check out these classes:

  • Legacy Family Tree - an Overview (52 minutes)
  • Legacy Family Tree - Beyond the Basics (42 minutes)

We published the classes on our brand-new "Legacy Videos" page here.


Legacy Tip - how to create a Relationship Chart

Legacy Family Tree's Relationship Chart shows how two people are related. In the chart below, Legacy displays how my 4th great-grandfather and I are related. (Click on image to enlarge.)

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Follow these steps to create this chart.

  1. Go to Tools > Calculators > Relationship.
  2. Using the "Select Left Person" and "Select Right Person" buttons, select the two individuals.
  3. Click the "Print" button, select your options, and click Preview or Print.

 


Legacy Tip - how to create a report of marriages in a specific location

I received this question from Donna this morning. Instead of answering her privately, I thought I would respond here because I think it is a question all of us can benefit from. She asked,

"How do you get a report for finding how many couples in a certain county marry?" 

My guess is she has found a new or a new-to-her collection of marriage records, and wants to search her Legacy Family Tree file for any couples that married in that county. Perhaps she already has the dates and places, but now wants to back those up with documentation from the actual records.

Below I will demonstrate how to create a list of all individuals who married in Washington County, Tennessee from my personal family file.

1. On the My Toolbar tab, click on the Search button.

2. On the Detailed Search tab enter the criteria below.

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3. Click on the Create List button.

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Legacy displays the list of 34 individuals who married in Washington County, Tennessee. Click the Print button to create a custom report.

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For more on Searching in Legacy, watch our recent Virtual User's Group meeting here.


New! Legacy Family Tree Videos

Are you new to Legacy Family Tree? Thinking about using it? A long-time user? Our brand new Legacy Videos page has something for everyone - all in one place. Get oriented, get tips, or just have fun in these video categories:

  • New to Legacy? Thinking about Using Legacy?
  • What's New in Legacy Family Tree?
  • Legacy and FamilySearch
  • Legacy Quick Tips
  • Virtual Legacy User Group Meetings
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Visit http://www.familytreewebinars.com/legacy_videos.php to watch.

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Legacy Family Tree - Virtual User's Group Meeting webinar recording now online

LogowhiteThe recording of today's Legacy Family Tree Virtual User's Group meeting is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free. We learned about dates, searching, and tagging. A few comments from our viewers:

  • My wife & I didn't really appreciate or understand tags before this seminar, but this has opened up a whole new set of tools for us. Thank you so much for this in-depth, practical hands-on demonstration. Masterfully done!
  • Fabulous!!! The information on tagging really helped me understand both how and why to use it.
  • Geoff, you convinced me. I have been avoiding searching and tagging but as of today, I will be using it. Thank you so much for these webinars on using Legacy.
  • It looks like before I get too far along I had better switch to Legacy. I sure like all you can do with it. You are making a believer out of me.

View the Recording at FamilyTreeWebinars.com

If you could not make it to the live event or just want to watch it again, the 1 hour 35 minute recording of "Legacy Family Tree - Virtual User's Group Meeting" is now available to view in our webinar archives for free. Visit www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com to watch. The 13 pages of supplemental syllabus materials are also available to download/print/save.

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  • When Freedom Came - Documenting the Family's Freedom Story by Angela Walton-Raji. July 16.
  • Researching Your Illinois Ancestors by Thomas MacEntee. July 23.
  • Debunking Misleading Records by Tom Jones. August 2.
  • Researching Your Tennessee Ancestors by J. Mark Lowe. August 6.
  • Research Recharge - Turning Old Clues into New Leads by Lisa Alzo. August 8.
  • Find A Grave - The World's Largest Cemetery Database by Russ Worthington. August 20.
  • Researching Your Italian Ancestors by Ruth Merriman. August 27.
  • Researching Your Jewish Ancestors by Jennifer Alford. September 3.
  • Legacy Family Tree - Virtual User's Group Meeting by Legacy Family Tree Panel. September 5.
  • Success with Manuscript Sources by Barbara Renick. September 10.
  • A Library at Your Fingertips - the Internet Archive by Maureen Taylor. September 24.
  • The Fair Court: Records of Chancery Courts by Judy Russell. October 1.
  • Overcoming Destroyed or Missing Records by Karen Clifford. October 3.
  • Welcome to FamilySearch Indexing! by Devin Ashby. October 8.
  • Researching Your War of 1812 Ancestor by Thomas MacEntee. October 15.
  • Tracking Migration Using the Draper Manuscripts by Mary Hill. October 22.
  • Legacy Family Tree - Virtual User's Group Meeting by Legacy Family Tree Panel. November 14.
  • Using Evernote for Genealogy by Lisa Louise Cooke. November 19.
  • Family History for Kids by Devin Ashby. December 3.
  • Look Ma, No Hands! Using Dragon Naturally Speaking for Your Genealogy by Ivan Baugh. December 5.
  • Researching Your North Carolina Ancestors by J. Mark Lowe. December 10.
  • Bagging a Live One - Connecting with Cousins You Never Knew You Had by Mary Kircher Roddy. December 17.

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Legacy Tip - how to create an "age" report

Cheryl, from our Legacy Family Tree user group mailing list asked,

"Is there a way to get a LIST of current ages of everyone in the database w/o having to print one report at a time?"

There are a couple of different ways. The first will give you an alphabetical list of everyone in your file and show their "age at death". If this is what you want, follow these steps.

  1. Click on the Name List button in the My Toolbar ribbon.
  2. Click the Print button.
  3. Click the Customize button, then chose one of the field names you can do without for this report, and click on its button with the three dots.
  4. Click on the Age At Death entry and click Select. Then click Close.
  5. Make sure that the "Age" field has a checkmark next to it. On the Options tab, change the report's title if you want.
  6. Click Preview or Print. Here is what this report looks like from the sample file. Notice the Age column on the right:

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If you want a list of ages of living family members, use the Calendar List. It is organized by birthday. Follow these steps:

  1. Go to Reports > Other Reports > Calendar List.
  2. Select your desired options (like to only include Living individuals, and to include the Current Year Age).
  3. Click Preview or Print.

Good luck!