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November 12, 2009

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The potential problems, find duplicates, and the county verify were amazingly helpful when I switched from FTM to Legacy. Legacy found so many problems in my file that FTM never picked up on. Most of them were stupid errors that were easily fixed but still. I run all three about once a month just to keep a running check of what is going on in my file.

Personally, I find these articles on preparing for interfacing with nFS nothing short of torturous (sp?) ... [grin] I can hardly wait until the release. I especially appreciate your advice to "narrow my focus" as I, too, have a lot of people in my personal database that have identified as I undertook descendancy research.

Yikes,

I hope someone else besides me has as big a job with this task. It took me all day to fix the Master Location file and this project will be several days in the chair in front of the computer. Thanks for keeping us "cleaned up" and I know it's a necessary evil....I've seen the new Family Search and I can't wait until non LDS can have access to it.

Have I missed something here? You are updating Legacy to interface with nFS so I can upload my research information for free, I have no access to the information or other info, and when I might possibly get access I will have to pay!

Call me crazy but I will not hand off my family information for the benifit of people who will not share what they have with me or the will charge me when they see fit to share. My hard work has value.

Larry, once you have access, you will be able to access the data at no charge.

Larry, who are you talking about? Family Search has never taken your information and then denied you access to it.

I agree with the post by "Larry" "I will not hand off my family information for the benefit of people who will not share what they have with me. My hard work has value." Beside the fact that I can't afford the exorbitant amount nFS charges for their information which by the way is done by individuals on their own in the church who are required to do their genealogy. They submit it to FS and information is enter via volunteers.

I am trying to "clean-up" my family file. I see many ways to do this. Tell me the best way to take the "? marks" out of all surnames & given names.

I am working to make the new Legacy version 7.5 be acceptable to share my years of genealgy on-line.

Any help would be appreciated.

The LDS Church never, I repeat NEVER charges people to look at their information. It is all free. Now it may be a case where you have to go to a Family History Center to look at some information, but there is not a charge. The only thing they charge for is shipping and handling for microfilm or microfiche and some pamphlets like research guides and that is only to cover printing costs.

Crystal - there is no charge for the information at FamilySearch. I'm wondering if you have this confused with Ancestry.com or some other commercial entity.

I use the Individual Report function to print
all my info on family members. My question : Is there a way to print not all the members on file but only those individuals where information was altered during the current (or maybe from a previous selected date) session? This function could be very helpfull where one has a large number of records to scroll through to select only the updated files to print.

Let me add my two bits to this discussion. I will also reiterate that NO LDS SITE EVER charges for the information gleaned from it. As the director of an LDS Family History Centre I can assure you that there is NEVER a charge for information. The very modest charge to get films or fiche into the centre for viewing no way covers the cost of mailing. Most of the films we get in come from the States (to Australia) and are then returned to Sydney and all that is requested is a $AU5 fee. All information on new.familysearch is there for the taking and it won't be long before the general public will have access. We are testing the beta edition right now (again!) as we want it to be trouble free when it is released. Believe me, it is incredible, but only because many people have donated time and research results. And, by-the-way, we are not REQUIRED (which smacks of compulsion) to do our genealogy, those of us who do are committed to it because of our belief in the importance of it. And many non-members have submitted their family trees because they can see the value of sharing. Hope you have wonderful success at linking up your research with what is already on n.fs when it is released shortly, Crystal.

Giel Nel - yes, first follow the instructions at http://legacynews.typepad.com/legacy_news/2007/02/legacy_search_t.html to locate the right people, then you can print this grouping.

Hi,

If one buys Legacy 7.0 now, will the soon-to-be-released Legacy 7.5 be available as a free download or CD? I've noted Windows PC's still being sold with Vista...but with a free upgrade to Win.7. Will it be like that with Legacy 7.5? Or, would it be better to continue with my free Standard edition until Legacy 7.5 comes out, to avoid paying twice within a few months..? I gather from forum posts that there will be no charge to use the new FamilySearch system. That'd be great.

Kay - it will just be a free update to Legacy 7.0. When it is available, you'll just click on the Update link from the Legacy Home tab inside Legacy 7.0.

Geoff,

There is a check for finding "Middle Initials without a period", but if Legacy can do that, can't the next step of fixing them be automated as well? I have 10,000 and that would take months to fix by hand.
Thanks

Jay

A question about the "problem finder".
You put on the website :
Another problem listed is the Nathaniel Clark's children are not sorted in chronological order. This may not seem like a big problem, but clicking on the Edit Children button showed this:

* Asa Clark, born 12 Feb 1742
* Abel Clark, born 24 Jan 1742
* Caleb Clark, born 26 Nov 1744
* ...8 more children

I can see that this is a problem because of 2 births within a month (but notice that with modern medicine this could be possible).

But is there a problem with the following list (check the year of child 2)

* Asa Clark, born 12 Feb 1742
* Abel Clark, born 24 Jan 1740
* Caleb Clark, born 26 Nov 1744
* ...8 more children

Is there a problem if I leave it in the "wrong" order?

Yikes,

I hope someone else besides me has as big a job with this task. It took me all day to fix the Master Location file and this project will be several days in the chair in front of the computer. Thanks for keeping us "cleaned up" and I know it's a necessary evil....I've seen the new Family Search and I can't wait until non LDS can have access to it.
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