Anyone can use Legacy Family Tree. It is simple enough for the beginner and powerful enough for the experienced. Without this book, you will probably discover some of the more powerful Legacy tools on your own...eventually...but why wait? In Legacy Family Tree - Unlocked! Techniques, Tips and Step-by-Steps for Using Legacy Family Tree to Record Your Genealogy you will learn how to better utilize some of Legacy’s best features by shadowing the research process of professional genealogist and Legacy Family Tree developer, Geoff Rasmussen.
Best of all, it will prepare you for the soon-to-be-released Legacy 8 upgrade but its principles can be used with any version of Legacy:
You will master:
- Shared Events (new in version 8!)
- Sources, SourceWriter, and the Source Clipboard (enhanced in version 8!)
- To Do List
- Custom Internet searches (enhanced in version 8!)
- Mapping (enhanced in version 8!)
- Chronology View (enhanced in version 8!)
- Soundex Calculator
- Digital pictures and other media (enhanced in version 8!)
- Much more...
This book is for genealogists and Legacy Family Tree users of all expertise. All levels of genealogists benefit from learning about how others do research. Long time Legacy users will enjoy the insights into the advanced features (especially the new Shared Events!) and little tips and tricks along the way. Beginning Legacy users will not only begin to grasp what is possible in Legacy but they will learn to “do it right the first time.”
Not only will you learn how to use Legacy, but you will learn how to use it in the context of real genealogical research situations. This book is based on the more-popular-than-he-ever-dreamed-of “Watch Geoff Live” webinar series, meaning, it was written live and unscripted. Geoff explained, “As I researched my ancestor, George Fieldsted, I wrote down every thought, decision and step-by-step procedure as I went. I included examples and screenshots of how I added:
- Death certificates
- Cemetery records
- Marriage records
- Census records
- and Land records
...to Legacy Family Tree. The instructions can serve as a template to guide genealogists and Legacy users through their own research and use of Legacy.”
As you contemplate, adapt, and apply the research and data entry procedures from this book, you will have more time to find your ancestors. With the new skills you gain about how to better use Legacy Family Tree, you will be more prepared, organized and better equipped to find those challenging ancestors.
Preview the Book
Click here to preview the Table of Contents, the preface, and the entirety of chapter 5 on Census Records (46 pages).
The printed edition expects to be shipped the end of August 2013. The PDF edition is available today. Pre-order the printed edition by August 15 and get the PDF edition free.