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location for emigration/immigration 2 Replies

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Personal name order in Legacy: surname+first name 2 Replies

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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,
Comment by Evelyn Linger Thorn on September 15, 2009 at 2:54pm
Thanks Bob, that is the second time you have rescued me.
Comment by Bob Rowe on September 15, 2009 at 7:14am
oops, I see that my fingers didn't cooperate when I was typing 'children'.
Comment by Bernard Doddema, Jr. on September 15, 2009 at 7:12am
Hopefully someone can help me with this. Normally when I receive a genealogy related email, I copy it to my forum (making sure to say it's from an email) and use the forum as the source. I only do it for simplicity sake as it's easier to keep track of the forum than emails.

My question: Is it okay to do this? If not, please explain something that would work better.

Comment by Bob Rowe on September 15, 2009 at 4:19am
Hey Evelyn, it is in the View section when you right click on the Childred. Click on 'Show 1/2 kids'.
Comment by Evelyn Linger Thorn on September 14, 2009 at 11:05pm
This is a little problem but it is causing me much hair pulling. I had families with two sets of children set so that all the children appeared on the screen and said they were half siblings, but have changed computers and can not get that feature, again. Help someone, how did I do it before?
Comment by Karen K Dill on September 5, 2009 at 5:48pm
Thanks for your helpful info about getting pictures from FTM to Legacy.

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