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GeoffMug2 Today's webinar, Watch Geoff Live: Adding an Obituary, presented by Legacy's Geoff Rasmussen (...that's me...) is now available in our webinar archives. The webinar turned out to be much more than just learning what to do with an obituary. Attendees learned about the Source Clipboard, custom events, AKAs, relationships, 1/2 siblings, adding unknown spouses, Research Notes,, Geo Location Database, date calculator, timelines, and much more.

View the recording

If you could not make it to the live event, the 1 hour 51 minute recording of Watch Geoff Live: Adding an Obituary is now available to view in our webinar archives. Visit to watch. It is available for free until July 11, 2011.

Pre-order the webinar-on-CD

Own your own copy of Watch Geoff Live: Adding an Obituary by purchasing the webinar-on-CD for just $9.95. It includes the recording of the class and the Q/A session. Click here for more information or to purchase. Or purchase the Watch Geoff Live 3-pack for almost 5 hours of Legacy instruction:

  • Adding a Death Certificate
  • Adding a Marriage Record
  • Adding an Obituary

Special discount coupon

The special discount coupon of obituary that was announced during the webinar is valid for 15% off anything in our online store through Monday, July 4, 2011.

Viewers' comments

  • These webinars are excellent. You learn so much more than just how to enter an obituary.
  • This was awesome -- the live entries make a tremendous difference, and to have Geoff including questions and comments from participants as he goes along is a real bonus. They are often questions that have been going through my mind, and if they haven't, then they are "oh, right, why didn't I think of that", as the would have occurred to me later when the chance was gone. Keep up the great work!
  • I have learned more from these webinars than I could learn from books in a year.
  • Please keep these "Geoff Live Webinars" coming. Geoff is great and learning how someone else uses Legacy has been very helpful for me. I have gotten some great ideas and some I am implementing!
  • Loved hearing about the different short cuts on the data page.
  • It is so informative-the way Geoff shares his entries. Each move gives me confidence to work on my genealogy. He takes away the fear of doing something wrong. I can relax a bit-I won't wreck everything with the touch of a key.
  • I loved today's webinar! I'm a visual learner and need to see it being done to understand how to use all the wonderful feature's of Legacy. Please have more of these impromptu sessions and I'll be there!
  • Geoff covered so many tips and tricks about Legacy that I did not know.
  • While manuals can provide information on how to use the software, it is always better to see it used in the real world.

Register for our upcoming webinars (free)

  • Leveraging the Power of "We": a Watershed Event in Discovering Where to Find Your Ancestors with FamilySearch's Michael Ritchey - Wednesday, July 6, 2011
  • The Power of DNA in Unlocking Family Relationships with Ugo Perego - Wednesday, July 13, 2011
  • Google Images and Beyond with Maureen Taylor - Wednesday, July 20, 2011
  • Organizing for Success with Karen Clifford - Wednesday, August 3, 2011
  • Newspapers for Genealogists with Tom Kemp - Wednesday, August 17, 2011
  • Best Internet Resources for African American Genealogy with Angela Walton-Raji - Wednesday, August 31, 2011
  • Facebook for Genealogists with Thomas MacEntee - Wednesday, September 14, 2011
  • Researching Your Connecticut Ancestors with Marian Pierre-Louis - Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Click here to register.


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Webinar is useless for me unless it is captioned because I am Deaf.

Webinars are useless when all I have is dial-up!

HI Geoff,
I would like to know how you change from Legacy to Animap; it looks like you click on an area of Legacy?
Also How do you bring up the small window with the 5 or 6 icons?

Thank you,
Jack Murray

Jack - since I had both Legacy and AniMap open, I just rotated between them using the Windows shortcut ALT-TAB. This is probably the small window of 5/6 icons that you were referring to.

I agree completely with other comments about how useful it is to see a "real" person entering "real" data and following the process. I learned a lot about shortcuts also.
Question about the way you file (on your hard drive) source documents and photos. Why do you use a geographical filing system for documents? What are the pros and cons of that vs a lineage/person based system?
I didn't see what your folder structure is for photos - is it the same or is it family/person based. How do you file photos that have several persons of interest in them?

Geoff - Yes it is, I must be getting old as have been on computers since 1979 and with the new Windows 7 still don't know all the features.

Jack Murray

Diane - we have an entire webinar dedicated to the filing system methods. On the third of August, Karen Clifford will explain a paper filing system where you file your papers according to both surname and locality. I've implemented a similar filing system for my digital media as well. See

Sharon - you're right, the webinars do require a higher speed Internet connection. If you are interested in any of the titles, many of them are available on CD in the online store which wouldn't require your Internet connection to view.

I live in New Zealand and am looking at joining your webinar on 14 September. However, I'm having trouble working out the time. Your website advises the webinar commences 2pm EST - and suggests 6pm GMT as my viewing time here in NZ? However, should it not be 6am GMT?

Maggie - I'm using to convert the time zones, and it shows 6PM GMT.

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