Legacy 8's new Origins and Migration reports help you better visualize where you come from and where one's descendants have migrated.
My children have especially enjoyed the new Origins report. Since I am American and my wife is Canadian they wanted to know where they fit in. Analyzing our immediate family, the easy answer is that they are 1/2 American and 1/2 Canadian. The Origins report clearly shows this:
But looking back in time a few more generations surprised all of us:
I haven't yet shown this to my Canadian mother-in-law (very patriotic!). I wonder what she will think. She does, however, sometimes read these articles so I think I will leave it at that.
Don't the colorful flags add a nice touch?
This report works best when the place names have been accurately entered. One of the report's options is to "Include a list of any unrecognized locations." Had these locations been entered correctly and consistently, the percentages above would change a little. (Oh how I wish that I wouldn't have imported what I did into my software when I began my genealogy years ago....)
Seeing where one's descendants were born is equally as fascinating! Of Asa Brown's 207 known descendants it looks like most of them stayed in the United States:
When this is the case, select the "Go down to the state level" option in the "For US Locations" section of the report options:
So what do you think? Do we have another winning new feature? Personally, I think we've done it again!
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.