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Legacy Family Tree fans

A group of Legacy Family Tree users or those interested in learning more about Legacy.

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Nicknames 5 Replies

Started by Jerry Abbott. Last reply by Barbara Butler Sep 1, 2016.

Combining duplicate marriages 4 Replies

Started by John Archer. Last reply by John Archer Nov 21, 2015.

Sources for names 1 Reply

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

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Comment by Denise Vaz on September 3, 2009 at 8:09am
Ok I cannot get legacy to convert my family file to a gedcom. What am I doing wrong? I followed the directions but it says that there is nothing there that matches. Help please.
Comment by Victoria Turner on September 2, 2009 at 5:05am
Each to his own, I suppose. I do not like FTM. I found it clumsy to use, took up too much space, and many of its bells and whistles I would not have needed to use in a thousand years.
That latter also applies to some extent with Legacy, but of all the programmes that I have tried, I still think it is the best and will continue to use and promote it.
Comment by Ellen M (Procopio) Kramer on September 1, 2009 at 9:10pm
I never found FTM to be anywhere near as user friendly as Legacy. I love the customizations on 7.0 deluxe too. When I saw that I could open Legacy with the index instead of family view, I was faster at getting started too. My only problem is transferring from my old Mac to a new Dell. I'm just not that computer techie. I've never gone back to FTM, but I'm sure Legacy is doing everything possible to stay ahead of everyone else. FTM never gave me updates between new versions either. I LOVE Legacy!!!
Comment by Sarah Coles on September 1, 2009 at 2:41pm
I installed Family Tree Maker 2010 yesterday and it's interesting to compare it with Legacy. It is a bit of a hog on your computer but offers a lot and as promised I had no trouble downloading my large file from With Legacy the only option is a GED file which I do regularly when I update my files. The feature I want most was to be able to download all my photos and stories and it delivers. I have checked out the reports and Legacy does have some that FTM does not have so I will continue to use it. FTM also offers a very good check on place names and has a spell check. I also like it's mapping features. I think that Legacy will have to upgrade their software to keep up with this new FTM 2010 to keep pace. So far; so good with this new software and the price was right!
Comment by John Archer on August 30, 2009 at 3:19am
Hi Richard
My research is based in the UK and Australia and I wondered if Gensmarts was more suitable for America
Comment by Richard Bynum on August 28, 2009 at 9:14pm
I'm a Gensmarts user. It is a good program and were I more disciplined I'm sure I could have leveraged it to deliver tremendous results. It's certainly worth the few bucks they ask for it.
Comment by John Archer on August 28, 2009 at 8:57pm
Has anyone used the Gensmarts software program?
Comment by Sherry Warren on August 28, 2009 at 8:30pm
I've been following this group for awhile now. I am a brand new user of Legacy 7 Deluxe and really like it. However, I feel like I am having to enter in all my information twice because I enter my ancestor's information into FamilySearch and then I have to re-enter it into Legacy so I can store photos, etc. I know there must be a better way to do this.
Comment by Tina Micheal Ruse on August 28, 2009 at 3:07pm
Thanks Sue, but this is not helping with location name in Born field.I will keep looking for the place to change that!
Comment by Sue Burk on August 28, 2009 at 1:17pm
Hi Tina,
It has been my experience that most things in Legacy can be controlled by the user. If you don't want the "de" to be capitalized, you would go under Options, then Customize, then under the tab, Data Format, change the Letter Case of Surnames from Initial Caps to Don't change what I enter. I hope this helps.

Sue Burk

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