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Sources for names 1 Reply

Started by Cheri Sletten. Last reply by Joyce Herzog Aug 20, 2014.

Problem with editing surname spellings. 2 Replies

Started by Martha W. Carpenter. Last reply by Martha W. Carpenter Aug 14, 2014.

location for emigration/immigration 2 Replies

Started by Cheri Sletten. Last reply by Melinda Jul 7, 2014.

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Windows 10 and Legacy Family Tree

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Storyboard Your Family History - free webinar by Lisa Alzo now available for limited time

The recording of today's excellent webinar, "Storyboard Your Family History" by Lisa Alzo is now available to view for free at for a limited time. Some great comments: Can't wait to get started on my corkboard index cards! Thank...

Freedom Webinar Series Continues Friday with Melvin Collier

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Skeletons in the Closet

I received the following from one of our customers today and enjoyed it so much that I'm republishing it here (with permission). Decades ago when I first started investigating my 6th great-grandfather’s family of descendants I was particularly fascinated by...

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Comment by Cindy Abrams on September 23, 2009 at 10:02pm
I have purchased a netbook. Are there any problems installing Legacy to netbooks? Are there any other issues with netbooks I need to know about?
Comment by Bob Rowe on September 20, 2009 at 5:54am
Hi Alan, don't beat yourself up about it. We all need help once in a while. BTW, I recommend spending some time in all the tabs offered in Options > Customize. It allows you to customize how Legacy works in many ways. I have adjusted many of the defaults to suite my desires. There are a few tools in there too to help us out. Like the "Test All Multimedia Paths". I only have a few photos in the default location. If I should reorganize my actual photo locations I loose the links in Legacy. This tool is a godsend to me. IMHO, Legacy is absolutley the best package out there!
Comment by Alan Martin Long on September 20, 2009 at 5:40am
Hi Bob: What can I say, if I had Brains I would be dangerous. That worked a treat, and i even changed it to open on the home page like yourself.
Thanks for getting back.
Regards Alan
Comment by Bob Rowe on September 19, 2009 at 5:43am
Hi Alan, Go to Options > Customize. The second section of the General tab shows the family file options, Starting Family File. Select the option you prefer and look in the next section too, Starting Family. Be sure to look in the first section too - it has lots of options in how Legacy starts. I like to start with 'Legacy Home View' to get all the latest news and check for updates. My family file opens at the same time so I click on the Family tab when I am done with the new. I hope this helps
Comment by Alan Martin Long on September 19, 2009 at 4:52am
Hi Geoff, or anyone: I have been trying to save Family Tree and backing it up. But I seem to have done something.
Each time I open Legacy Family Tree. Instead of just opening it brings me to the Open Family File page, where I have to click the file which I want to open.
Can this be fixed
Regards Alan
Comment by Kathleen Fox Allen on September 18, 2009 at 7:30pm
No need for embarrassment, John... It's a lot to learn all at once!
Comment by John Archer on September 18, 2009 at 6:40pm
Hi Kathleen.

That is exactly what I wanted and I am embarrased to learn that I had not found it. Thank you for pointing it out.
Comment by Kathleen Fox Allen on September 18, 2009 at 4:47pm
Hello John-

When you open the search box in Legacy, the 5th and last tab should be for "Missing Information." That should do what you want. Unless I misunderstood.

Comment by John Archer on September 18, 2009 at 4:32pm
I have been using the search facilty in Legacy Deluxe 7.0. and I can use it fairly well now after watching the Legacy DVDs. However I am having trouble compiling a list of individuals with various details missing. At present they are left blank and I don't seem to be able to find a way to search for it. I have wondered about placing "unkown" there so I can search for that. e.g. if unknown was in a birth date field I could search: Individual, birth date, contains, unknown. Seems a drastic way to do it though. Any ideas?
Comment by Kathleen Fox Allen on September 15, 2009 at 3:50pm
Hello Bernard.

I'm not sure I completely understand your situation, but in general, I would use the person who sent me the email as the source (ie - personal knowledge of...). The rule of thumb for sourcing is that it should make it possible for you and others to find the information again. You may want to post this question as a discussion.

Also, check the group Sourcing Your Genealogy ( - we've had some discussions there that might help, or you could post a discussion there yourself.

Hope that helps,

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