We have another great new Legacy Family Tree update (free) for you to download. This update adds the long-anticipated ability to synchronize and interact with FamilySearch's Family Tree. It also adds a new SourceWriter template for the recently-released 1921 Canada census.
See the download instructions below for step-by-step instructions on installing this update.
FamilySearch Family Tree Interaction. FamilySearch's Family Tree is a collaborative online tree where researcher's interact with a large, unified database of connected genealogical information. It is one of the must-visit sites to compare what you know about an ancestor with what others have shared. Legacy's FamilySearch tools provide the ability to:
- Check and compare the FamilySearch Family Tree for possible matches with your ancestor.
- Link your Legacy person to the Family Tree person so Legacy can monitor for any changes/updates made by other researchers. Legacy can also "Auto Match" your Legacy file.
- Add your Legacy person to the Family Tree for others to view. Maybe you will find a new cousin or two!
- Share information you might have about an ancestor already in the Family Tree. You can help fill in the gaps or missing information for someone else.
- Download information that others have published. A complete citation is added to any information you download so you know exactly where it came from.
- Know how "complete" your genealogy is. The percentage tracker can help you manage your genealogy projects so you are not so overwhelmed.
- LDS members:
- Reserve and print Family Ordinance Requests (FORs)
- Organize and share ordinance cards with friends and family
To get started, turn on the FamilySearch option in Legacy by going to Options > Customize > General tab > and turn on the option to "Integrate with FamilySearch". Of course, this tool is completely optional.
Then click on the FamilySearch button in the main toolbar:
After logging in, Legacy searches FamilySearch Family Tree for any possible matches and displays them for you to compare:
If they appear to be the same person, click on the "This person is the same as mine" button. Then you optionally can share information back and forth:
Looks like FamilySearch has some burial information about my Carrie May Gekeler that I didn't know about previously. I could click on the green arrow to add this to my Legacy family file, or I could just use it as a clue for me to verify. Morris Hill Cemetery is not too far from where I live, so maybe I'll go check this out this afternoon.
FamilySearch Family Tree is available to everyone - give it a try today by downloading today's Legacy update.
SourceWriter. Congratulations to Canadian researchers! The 1921 Canada census is now available to browse at Ancestry. When you find an ancestor, you will now be able to properly cite its source with the updated SourceWriter template.
Census List tool. Because the new census has not yet been indexed, knowing 1) who was alive in 1921 and 2) where in Canada they were living is important. Our updated Census List tool now includes the ability to quickly find everyone that meet these conditions. After clicking on the Search button, click on the Census List tab:
How to Update
Go to http://www.legacyfamilytree.com/DownloadUpdate.asp and follow the instructions.