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How to create a 2011 birthday / anniversary calendar using Legacy Family Tree

With the new year approaching, why not resolve to be a better relative by remembering family birthdays and anniversaries? Two features of Legacy Family Tree makes this easy to do:

  • Legacy's birthday and anniversary reminders described here.
  • Legacy's Calendar Creator.

Legacy can create a birthday calendar, an anniversary calendar, or a combination of the two. There are options to include a cover picture, picture pages above each calendar month, and complete control over color, layout, shadows, fonts, page size, and more. The calendars can be blank or include the birthdates and anniversaries of the people already entered in your family file.

That's right! Because the information (birthdays and anniversaries) is already in your Legacy family file, Legacy will automatically add this to the calendar pages. With the who to include options, you can customize the calendar so only certain family lines are included. You even have the option to skip the anniversaries of divorced couples.

Get Started

To begin, make sure that you have installed Legacy Family Tree Deluxe Edition available here. Then follow these steps:

  1. With Legacy open, click on the Reports icon in the main toolbar.
  2. Click on the Books/Other tab, and click on the Calendar Creator button.
  3. Using the options on the six tabs, customize the calendar to your preferences.
  4. Print, and enjoy being the person in your family that never misses a birthday or anniversary!

Click on the picture below for an example:



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I tried this and it only displayed some of the people in my file. I could not find an option to expand the people selected to include or exclude cousins or generations. How can this be done?

This is a very nice feature. There's just one tiny problem: I have set in the calendar report settings "use married names for females" as most of them do, but for the exceptions, I have set "Don't generate married names" on the couple's marriage settings in the main program. Unfortunately, the calendar module ignores these. Also a problem with same-sex marriages or partnerships of course. It would be nice if Legacy's calendar would honor the "Don't generate married names" setting even if the report setting says "use married names for females". Thanks.


The options to select individuals are found on the "Include" tab of the Calendar Creator options window.

The options do not include selecting individuals by generations or lines. You can select based on living status or tagged.

You can create a tagged group using Advanced Tagging. Go to the Name List and click on Options > Advanced Tagging.

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If you have selected firstname, surname on the Options tab, anniversaries will show with married names, i.e. David and Clara Brown rather than David Clark Brown and Clara Etta Crosby. This has been reported to the programmers for a fix.

If this isn't the issue you're seeing, please contact us at and one of our support techs will work with you on this issue.

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