A Year in Review - Legacy Family Tree in 2008
4 million new records added to FamilySearch's Record Search pilot

Legacy Family Tree update available (

We have a great new update for you to download. This update adds new options for book reports and fixes some minor problems you have reported.

What's New

Book Reports

  • Enabled the inclusion of the address for individuals. (Previously only the address for the birth, chr, death, and burial were available.)
  • Added a new option to start each generation on an odd numbered page.
  • Added a new option to start the Table of Contents on an odd numbered page.
  • When the Other Spouses option is turned off, meaning you only want one spouse shown for each person, we now include the Preferred Spouse instead of the first spouse.
  • Moved the "son/daughter of Fred and Mary Smith" part of the marriage phrase before the marriage date and location.
  • Name Index Report - § now shows up in front of married name variations.

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 http://www.legacyfamilytree.com/DownloadUpdate.asp and follow the instructions.


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I have a suggestion for a future update. When putting in a source a little menu drops down asking if this source is to be given to everyone in the database or to the one person. If the former is accidently clicked and that isn't what you want, there is no way to delete the choice. Please add a delete. Bringing up every one in the database and deleting that paticular source is a big job and not on my favorite to do list.

I would like to see the notes and events in a descendant report come after the births, deaths and marriage of husband & wife. I don't like to read about someone and read their obit before I read the marriage and list of children in that marriage.

I have a suggestion. Can a filled in template of a source be brought up and then allow user to make changes and save as a new citation? It is cumbersome to have to type the same information when maybe only the title of the source is different.

I have another suggestion for a future update. I'd like the ability to do some basic formatting of text, like tabs and indents. A lot of my notes include long galleys of text and the ability to add tabs or to indent portions of text so that they stand apart from other text.

It would also be great to have some type of table or form to enter information that appears in census records. Being able to set tabs would help with putting census info into notes.

Thank you for a great product!

Debbie - this can already be done using the Source Clipboard. Others - thanks for the suggestions.

I would love to see a future update include the ability to show a spouse's other spouses (and children from them). E.g. Dick marries Jane & has a son Tom. Jane was previously married to Harry, & had daughter Jill from that marriage. It's be great if, after mentioning Dick's marriage to Jane & their son Tom, the report could say "Jane also was married to Harry on x-date, and they had a daughter Jill born on y-date."

Step-children are so much a part of many families now, and it's be great to be able to recognize them in these reports! Thanks for allowing us users to be a part of "designing" your great software!!!

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