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Legacy Family Tree 8 Revealed - New Wall Charts and options

Legacy 8 adds two new wall charts plus one really big option that you have requested.

Family Bow Tie Chart

This new chart, one of my personal favorites, displays the father's ancestors on the left, the mother's ancestors on the right, and their children in the middle.


Here's the same chart with the new Mug Shot theme applied:


Now with the color-coding and one more generation:


And finally with a simple tree for a background:


Left-to-Right Descendant Chart

One of the most requested new charts is the left-to-right descendant chart. You asked, we've again delivered! Just select the starting person and their descendants will be charted from left to right. Don't worry, the top-to-bottom orientation is still available.


Suppress duplicates

Legacy 8's Charting now provides the ability to easily show or suppress duplicate lines. Duplicates sometimes occur when cousins (usually distant cousins) marry, and thus they share common ancestors. These common ancestors, as expected, are therefore shown more than once in a chart. The new Show Duplicates option shows their pedigree the first time, but suppresses it for any other occurrences with a "duplicated" notation.


What are the other new features of Legacy 8?

Here are links to the articles I've previously written:

Legacy Family Tree 8 Revealed

Legacy Family Tree 8 Revealed - Q/A, new Tagging options, and other surprises

Legacy Family Tree 8 Revealed - Migration Mapping

Legacy Family Tree 8 Revealed - Instant Duplicate Checking

Legacy Family Tree 8 Revealed - Shared Events and Automated Sorting

Legacy Family Tree 8 Revealed - Potential Problem Alerts and "Gaps of Unusual Size"

Legacy Family Tree 8 Revealed - Sources

Legacy Family Tree 8 Revealed - Origins and Migration Reports

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.


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Thanks for the "show Duplicates" option. I recently did a chart for my mother's cousins and had to explain why at a certain point two of the lines were exactly identical (two brothers married two second cousins, whose great grandchildren got married). Small villages - got to love them.

I like the new "suppress duplicates" function!

This is a nice feature. But what is the biggest size of paper and will it print to a plotter or just an A3 size printer.

An additional feature suggestion that may already be available (and I have just missed it) is to add the ability to permanently flag individuals as "famous" and to then provide a way to print that list.

Thanks, and keep up the great work with updates!


J. - you can do this via "tagging". First, turn it on at Options > Customize, then you can mark/tag the famous persons. A list of tagged individuals can then be customized and printed.

George - it will print to whatever printer you have. Just modify the page setup. If you have a plotter it can print to it as well. You can also have the charts printed via our chart printing service. Just click on the Publish button, then Order Chart.

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