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New Book - "Legacy Family Tree - Unlocked!" by Geoff Rasmussen

Coverart-196Pre-order the printed book by August 15, 2013 and get the electronic (PDF) version of the book FREE ($14.95 value, emailed to you within 1 business day).

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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
  • Obituaries
  • 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.

Click here to pre-order the printed book.

Click here to purchase the PDF book.


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Geoff, Pre-ordered my copy last night as soon as I saw it. The download was already on my computer when I got home this morning. Quick work!

Did a very quick scroll-thru, but stopped at your cemetery story. What I wanted to comment on was your statement "I think they want to be found".

I have said that exact same thing myself. I've even developed what I call my 'Cemetery Sense' where I have very often walked into a strange cemetery with no idea where the graves are I'm looking for, and within minutes, walk right up to them. I believe you are right....these people want to be remembered. That's part of this hobby's reward for me.

Geoff, I will be pre-ordering the book this morning. Have loved your "Watch Geoff Live" series.
Will there be another book that is the official "User Manual" for Legacy 8 or does this contain all the new and enhanced features that we'll see in v8?

Diane - yes, the official user's guide will be available for Legacy 8. The Legacy Unlocked book is more patterned after the Watch Geoff Live series - in it I show how to document a family's life through different records and how to best use Legacy to do it. So they are completely independant of each other. Hope that helps.

Thank you Geoff so much for your book "Legacy unlocked". I am learning so much from it, especially ways of being more systematic in entering my data, and the value of the chronology. I can see that adopting your steps may help me break through some of my brick walls. You explain things so clearly it helps me make the most of Legacy's features and your webinars are great too.

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