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Legacy Family Tree update available (

We have worked really hard these past few months and now (finally) have a new update for you to download. We've added some great new features and corrected some problems you have reported to us.

What's New

Enhanced backup. When you create a backup of your family file (File > Backup Family File), Legacy will now optionally add the current date and time to the backup's file name.

SourceWriter. Added 230 new templates:

  • Online database - added this medium to all templates from which it was missing from the models in Evidence Explained.
  • Online images - added this medium to all templates from which it was missing from the models in Evidence Explained.
  • Microfilm/fiche - added this medium to all templates from which it was missing from the models in Evidence Explained.
  • Ancestral File
  • Email - added a "Grouped by correspondent" template so the master sources can be more generic if desired
  • Pedigree chart
  • Pedigree Resource File
  • Canada - added specific templates for 1851, 1861, 1871, 1881, 1891, 1901, 1906, 1911 censuses and the 1940 National Registration File
  • England - added specific templates for births/marriages/deaths
  • Wales - added specific templates for births/marriagse/deaths
  • Scotland - added 35 new templates for its census records

RTF Source Citations. Added an option to use the old unlinked citation endnotes (Options > Customize > Sources tab > RTF Citation Style). This is because the new "real" linked footnotes and endnotes end up having lots of duplicates because there is no way to combine them in RTF output.

LDS ordinance markers. The {BEPSC} indicator is now also displayed on the Husb and Wife names in the Family View (Options > Customize > General tab > LDS).

Picture Center. When you attach pictures with embedded comments, you are now asked if you would like to put them in the Description field (consistent with what happens in the Picture Gallery).

DNA tests. Added the following new tests:

  • Ancestry's Paternal Lineage Test (Y-Chromosome 33)
  • Ancestry's Advanced Paternal Lineage Test (Y-Chromosome 46)
  • DNA Tribes 15-Marker Standard Kit test
  • DNA Tribes 21-Marker Premium Kit test
  • FamilyTree DNA Y-DNA59 59 Marker Test
  • Oxford Ancestors Y Clan analysis 15-marker test

What's modified

Default marriage wording. Added four new phrases to cover unknown spouse sentence wording.

Family picture trees. The 4th generation now includes the names and life ranges (in a smaller font).

GEDCOM export. GEDCOM export to any destination other than Legacy, will now convert the Q dates (Mar Q 1888) to a range like Jan 1888 - Mar 1888.

What's been fixed

For a list of what has been fixed, click here.

How to Update

For our Deluxe Edition users, all you have to do is connect to the Internet, start Legacy 7.0, and click on the "Install and Download Now" link on the Legacy Home tab. (If you're reading this from within the Legacy Home tab inside of Legacy 7.0, you'll first need to click on the Home button in the top left of the Legacy Home tab which looks like the following picture:


If you are a Standard Edition Legacy user, you will need to visit our website. Go to and follow the instructions.


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