With all of the excitement about the new SourceWriter, Wall Charting, and Mapping, I completely forgot about the new searching tools in Legacy 7.0. On our mailing list this morning, Mary L. reminded me when she wrote:
The beefed up search options are one of my favorite and most used new features. Far more robust than V6.
She's right. One of the "smaller" new additions in Legacy 7.0 is one of the more powerful new features.
First, to access the Searching tool, just click on the Search icon in the main toolbar. There are two new tabs: Missing Sources and Missing Information.
Search for Missing Sources
Using the new Missing Sources tab, Legacy will present you with a list of persons who do not have a source for a specific event. For example, if you wanted a list of everyone that does not have a source for their birth, just choose the "Birth Date and Place" option, then click on Create List. See the image below for other ways of searching for missing sources. Then, use Legacy 7.0's new SourceWriter to enter your citations according to the Evidence Explained standards.
Search for Missing Information
If you want a list of everyone for whom you do not yet have a death date, click on the new Missing Information tab, select "Death Date" and click Create List. The resulting list will display all persons who are missing a death date. There are lots of other choices on the Missing Information tab:
Long-time Legacy users will love the fact that in the Where to Look column of the Detailed Search tab, we've added several new fields that can now be searched:
- Source - Citation
- Source - Master Source
- Child's surname
- Child's given name
- Spouse's surname
- Spouse's given name
- Mother's surname
- Mother's given name
- Father's surname
- Father's given name
We've also added a Contains parameter in the How To Look column for all date fields. In the past, if you wanted to create a list of all persons who were born in 1850, you had to use two conditions:
birth date - after - 1849
birth date - before - 1851
The new Contains parameter now eliminates the need for two conditions. You can now use:
birth date - contains - 1850
Happy Searching from everyone on the Legacy 7.0 development team!