Next up in our Legacy Family Tree 8 Revealed series is the revealing of the brand new Instant Duplicate Checking feature! Now, when you are adding new individuals, Legacy can instantly check to see if perhaps they are already in your family file, helping you avoid inadvertantly adding duplicates.
In the early, early years of my genealogy research I added Stephen Hopkins to my Legacy family file. Years later, while adding my wife's ancestors to my file, once again, I added Stephen Hopkins to my file. It wasn't until I used Legacy's Merge/Find Duplicates tool that I noticed Stephen was in my file twice. When I merged the two, I noticed for the first time that both my wife and I shared Stephen as an ancestor. We turned out to be 13th cousins because of it! Now when we need an excuse for why our children are the way they are, we blame it on Stephen.
Legacy 8's brand new Instant Duplicate Checker will now catch any possible duplicate data entry like this. As an example, I just tried adding another Stephen Hopkins to my file and Legacy displayed this screen:
Terrific, isn't it!?! Of course, this new feature is optional, but why would you ever turn it off? Its settings can be adjusted via the new QuickDup Options.
So what do you think? Exciting or just another article?
What are the other new features of Legacy 8?
Here are links to the articles I've previously written:
When will Legacy 8 be released?
There's still more than one truthful answer to this:
- I'm not really sure, but probably before the end of the year, and hopefully way before then
- When it has been thoroughly tested by our development team and beta testers
But if you are considering downloading either the free or deluxe editions of Legacy, don't wait! Any purchases of Legacy 7.5 from May 8, 2013 forward will receive the new Legacy 8 at no charge. And as always, anyone who has purchased Legacy Deluxe previously will qualify for special discounted upgrade pricing. Get started today - you won't have to relearn everything when Legacy 8 is ready, but you'll get some really nice new features when it is.