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Free Legacy Family Tree update now available (version

We have another great new update for our Legacy Family Tree 8 users (free) for you to download. It provides 305 brand new and updated Research Guidance suggestions, and includes fixes to some minor issues you have reported to us, so download the update to get the best Legacy ever!

See the download instructions below for step-by-step instructions on installing this update.

What's New

Research Guidance. Legacy's exclusive, built-in Research Guidance, takes a look at what you already know about an ancestor, then gives you a prioritized list of research links and suggestions - all based on when and where your ancestor lived. Beginners love the guidance; experienced researchers love the checklist as a way to not overlook potential sources. Below is the list of new and updated Research Guidance sources added in this update. Click here for an overview of using Research Guidance.

New / updated (305)

Illinois, Cook County, Birth Certificates, 1871-1940
Michigan, Crew Lists for various ports, 1929-1966
Missouri State and Territorial Census Records, 1732-1933
Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991
Pennsylvania, Civil Marriages, 1677-1950
South Dakota, Department of Health, Birth and Marriage Indexes, 1843-2014
Tennessee, Births and Christenings, 1828-1939
Tennessee, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865
Tennessee, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865
Tennessee, Cocke County Records, 1860-1930
Tennessee, Confederate Pension Applications, Soldiers and Widows, 1891-1965
Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950
Tennessee, Death Records, 1914-1955
Tennessee, Deaths and Burials, 1874-1955
Tennessee, Freedmen's Bureau Field Office Records, 1865-1872
Tennessee, Marriages, 1796-1950
Tennessee, Probate Court Books, 1795-1927
Tennessee, Probate Court Files, 1795-1955
Tennessee, Putnam County Marriages, 1930-1961
Tennessee, Putnam County Records, 1842-1955
Tennessee, State Marriage Index, 1780-2002
Tennessee, White County Records, 1809-1975
Texas and Arizona Arrivals, 1903-1910
Texas, Bexar County, San Antonio Cemetery Records, 1893-2007
Texas, Birth Certificates, 1903-1935
Texas, Birth Index, 1903-1997
Texas, Births and Christenings, 1840-1981
Texas, Brownsville Passenger and Crew List of Airplanes, 1943-1964
Texas, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865
Texas, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865
Texas, Coleman County Records, 1849-2008
Texas, Comanche County Records, 1858-1955
Texas, Concho County Records, 1849-2008
Texas, County Marriage Index, 1837-1977
Texas, County Marriage Records, 1837-1977
Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910
Texas, Daughters of the Republic of Texas, Membership Applications, 1892-2010
Texas, Death Index, 1903-2000
Texas, Death Index, 1964-1998
Texas, Deaths and Burials, 1903-1973
Texas, Deaths, 1890-1976
Texas, Deaths, 1977-1986
Texas, Divorce Index, 1968-2010
Texas, Eagle Pass Arrival Manifests and Indexes, 1905-1954
Texas, Eastland County Records, 1868-1949
Texas, El Paso Manifests of Arrivals at the Port of El Paso, 1905-1927
Texas, Freedmen's Bureau Field Office Records, 1865-1870
Texas, Gonzalez de la Garza Genealogy Collection
Texas, Houston Arrival Manifests of Airplanes, 1946-1954
Texas, Houston, Historic Hollywood Cemetery Records, 1895-2008
Texas, Indexes and Manifests of Arrivals at the Port of Del Rio, 1906-1953
Texas, Laredo Arrival Manifests, 1903-1955
Texas, Manifests of Aliens Granted Temporary Admission at El Paso, ca. July 1924-1954
Texas, Marriages, 1837-1973
Texas, Marriages, 1966-2010
Texas, Matagorda County, School Census Records, 1923-1946
Texas, Mills County Clerk Records, 1841-1985
Texas, Naturalization Records, 1906-1989
Texas, Nolan County, Civil Court Minutes and Case Files, 1881-1938
Texas, Probate Records, 1800-1990
Texas, San Antonio, Alien Arrivals, May 1944-March 1952
Texas, Swisher County Records, 1879-2012
Texas, World War I Records, 1917-1920
Mormon Migration Database, 1840-1932
ObitsUtah Obituary Index
Utah Applications Indian War Service Medals, 1905-1912
Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956
Utah Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel Database, 1847-1868
Utah Naturalization Records, 1906-1930
Utah, Births and Christenings, 1892-1941
Utah, Box Elder County Records, 1856-1960
Utah, Cache County Records, 1861-1955
Utah, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865
Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937
Utah, Davis County Records, 1869-1953
Utah, Deaths and Burials, 1888-1946
Utah, Eureka and Payson, Births and Deaths, 1898-1903
Utah, FamilySearch, Early Church Information File, 1830-1900
Utah, George Edward Anderson Photo Collection, 1860-1928
Utah, Grand Army of the Republic Membership Records, 1879-1934
Utah, Indian War Service Affidavits, 1909-1917
Utah, Juab County Records, 1847-1948
Utah, Marriages, 1887-1966
Utah, Obituaries from Utah Newspapers, 1850-2005
Utah, Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah, 1847-1868
Utah, Probate Records, 1851-1961
Utah, Salt Lake City Cemetery Records, 1847-1976
Utah, Salt Lake County Birth Records, 1890-1915
Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949
Utah, State Archives Records, 1848-2001
Utah, Territorial Case Files of the U.S. District Courts, 1870-1896
Utah, Territorial Militia Records, 1849-1877
Utah, Tooele County Records, 1855-1956
Utah, Uintah County Land and Property Records, 1888-2004
Utah, Uintah County Marriage Records, 1888-1939
Utah, Uintah County Military Discharge Records, 1893-2009
Utah, Uintah County Naturalization and Citizenship Records, 1888-1929
Utah, Utah County Records, 1850-1962
Utah, Veterans with Federal Service Buried in Utah, Territorial to 1966
Utah, Weber County Marriages, 1887-1938
Vermont, Addison County and District Probate Files, 1845-1915
Vermont, Bennington County, Manchester District Estate Files, 1779-1935
Vermont, Births and Christenings, 1765-1908
Vermont, Deaths and Burials, 1871-1965
Vermont, Enrolled Militia Records, 1861-1867
Vermont, Franklin County Probate Records, 1796-1921
Vermont, Land Records, Early to 1900
Vermont, Marriages, 1791-1974 15,363
Vermont, Orange County, Bradford District Estate Files, 1780-1915
Vermont, Orange County, Randolph District Probate Records, 1790-1935
Vermont, Probate Files, 1800-1921
Vermont, St. Albans Canadian Border Crossings, 1895-1924
Vermont, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1732-2005
Vermont, Town Records, 1850-2005
Vermont, Vital Records, 1760-1954
Vermont, Vital Records, 1760-2008
Vermont, Washington County, Probate Estate Files, 1862-1915
Vermont, Windham County, Westminster District, Probate Records, 1781-1921
Virginia, African-American Funeral Programs, 1935-2009
Virginia, Alexandria Passenger and Crew Lists of Vessels, 1946-1957
Virginia, Births and Christenings, 1853-1917
Virginia, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865
Virginia, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865
Virginia, Danville City Cemetery Records, 1833-2006
Virginia, Deaths and Burials, 1853-1912
Virginia, Fluvanna County Colbert Funeral Home Records, 1929-1976
Virginia, Freedmen's Bureau Field Office Records, 1865-1872
Virginia, Historical Society Papers, 1607-2007
Virginia, Isle of Wight County Records, 1634-1951
Virginia, Marriages, 1785-1940
Virginia, Naturalization Petitions, 1906-1929
Virginia, Orange County Marriage Records, 1757-1938
Virginia, Richmond City Birth Index, 1870-1912
Virginia, Surry County Marriage Records, 1735-1950
Virginia, Winchester, Evening Star Obituaries, 1899-1909
Washington, County Deaths, 1891-1907
Washington, County Divorce Records, 1852-1950
Washington, County Land Records, 1850-1954
Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008
Washington, County Naturalization Records, 1850-1982
Washington, County Probate Case Files, 1832-1950
Washington, County Probate Records, 1853-1929
Washington, County Records, 1803-2010
Washington, Cowlitz County Civil Court Dockets, 1876-1951
Washington, Death Certificates, 1907-1960
Washington, King County Delayed Births, 1941-1942
Washington, King County Probate Records, 1854-1927
Washington, Pierce County Marriage Returns, 1891-1950
Washington, Postmaster Indexes, Prior to 1965
Washington, Seattle, Passenger Lists, 1890-1957
Washington, Seattle, Passenger and Crew Lists of Airplanes, 1947-1954
Washington, Soldier Home Records, 1891-1945
Washington, Western District, Naturalization Records, 1853-1957
West Virginia Births and Christenings, 1853-1928
West Virginia Births, 1853-1930
West Virginia Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865
West Virginia Deaths and Burials, 1854-1932
West Virginia Deaths, 1804-1999
West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970
West Virginia Marriages, 1854-1932
West Virginia Naturalization Records, 1814-1991
West Virginia Will Books, 1756-1971
Minnesota, Duluth and Wisconsin, Superior Crew Lists, 1922-1958
Wisconsin Department of Health Services - Office of Vital Records (Repository)
Wisconsin, Birth Index, 1820-1907
Wisconsin, Birth Records, 1907-present
Wisconsin, Births and Christenings, 1826-1926
Wisconsin, Calumet County, New Holstein Public Library Records, 1900-2001
Wisconsin, County Marriages, 1836-1911
Wisconsin, County Naturalization Records, 1807-1992
Wisconsin, Crew Lists of Ship Arrivals, 1925-1956
Wisconsin, Crew Lists of Vessels Arriving at Manitowoc, 1925-1956
Wisconsin, Dane County Naturalization Records, 1887-1945
Wisconsin, Death Index, 1820-1907
Wisconsin, Death Index, 1959-1997
Wisconsin, Death Records, 1867-1907
Wisconsin Death Records, 1907 to present
Wisconsin, Deaths and Burials, 1835-1968
Wisconsin, Divorce Index, 1965-1984
Wisconsin, Fond du Lac Public Library Records, 1848-1980
Wisconsin, Marriage Index, 1973-1997
Wisconsin, Marriages, 1836-1930
Wisconsin, Milwaukee Naturalization Index, 1848-1990
Wisconsin, Milwaukee Passenger and Crew Lists, 1922-1963
Wisconsin, Milwaukee Petitions to Naturalization, 1848-1991
Wisconsin, Outagamie County Records, 1825-1980
Wisconsin, Probate Estate Files, 1848-1948
Wisconsin, Shawano and Oconto Counties, Indexes and Records, 1850-2007
Wisconsin, State Census, 1855
Wisconsin, State Census, 1865
Wisconsin, State Census, 1875
Wisconsin, State Census, 1885
Wisconsin, State Census, 1895
Wisconsin, State Census, 1905
Currentobituary.com index, 2001-2014
United States American Prisoners of War During the Korean War, 1950-1953
United States Births and Christenings, 1867-1931
United States Border Crossings from Canada to United States, 1895-1956
United States Border Crossings from Mexico to United States, 1903-1957
United States Bureau of Land Management Tract Books, 1820-1908
United States Casualties of Army Personnel, Dependents and Civilian Employees, 1961-1981
United States Casualties of the Vietnam War, 1956-1998
United States Census (Mortality Schedule), 1850
United States Census (Slave Schedule), 1850
United States Census of Merchant Seamen, 1930
United States Census of Union Veterans and Widows of the Civil War, 1890
United States Census, 1790
United States Census, 1800
United States Census, 1810
United States Census, 1820
United States Census, 1830
United States Census, 1840
United States Census, 1850
United States Census, 1860
United States Census, 1870
United States Census, 1880
United States Census, 1890
United States Census, 1900
United States Census, 1910
United States Census, 1920
United States Census, 1930
United States Census, 1940
United States Civil War Confederate Applications for Pardons, 1865-1867
United States Civil War Confederate Papers of Citizens or Businesses, 1861-1865
United States Civil War Records of Confederate Nonregiment Soldiers, 1861-1865
United States Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865
United States Civil War Service Records of Union Colored Troops, 1863-1865
United States Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1864-1866
United States Civil War Soldiers Index, 1861-1865
United States Civil War Unfiled Papers of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865
United States Civil War Widows and Other Dependents Pension Files, 1861-1934
United States Civil War and Later Pension Index, 1861-1917
United States Confederate Navy and Marine Service Records, 1861-1865
United States Confederate Officers Card Index, 1861-1865
United States Deaths and Burials, 1867-1961
United States Deceased Physician File (AMA), 1864-1968
United States Enumeration District Maps for the Twelfth through the Sixteenth US Censuses, 1900-1940
United States General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934
United States Germans to America Index, 1850-1897
United States Headstone Applications for U.S. Military Veterans, 1925-1949
United States Index to General Correspondence of the Pension Office, 1889-1904
United States Index to Indian Wars Pension Files, 1892-1926
United States Index to Naturalizations of World War I Soldiers, 1918
United States Index to Passenger Arrivals, Atlantic and Gulf Ports, 1820-1874
United States Index to Service Records, War with Spain, 1898
United States Internal Revenue Assessment Lists, 1862-1874
United States Italians to America Index, 1855-1900
United States Japanese Americans Relocated During World War II, 1942-1946
United States Korean War Battle Deaths, 1950-1957
United States Korean War Dead and Army Wounded, 1950-1953
United States Korean War Repatriated Prisoners of War, 1950-1954
United States Marriages, 1733-1990
United States Mexican War Index and Service Records, 1846-1848
United States Mexican War Pension Index, 1887-1926
United States Military Personnel who Died During the Vietnam War, 1956-2003
United States Mormon Battalion Pension Applications, 1846-1923
United States Muster Rolls of the Marine Corps, 1798-1937
United States National Homes for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, 1866-1938
United States National Register of Scientific and Technical Personnel Files, 1954-1970
United States Naval Enlistment Rendezvous, 1855-1891
United States Navy Widows' Certificates, 1861-1910
United States Old War Pension Index, 1815-1926
United States Passport Applications, 1795-1925
United States Public Records, 1970-2009
United States Records of Confederate Prisoners of War, 1861-1865
United States Records of Headstones of Deceased Union Veterans, 1879-1903
United States Registers of Enlistments in the U.S. Army, 1798-1914
United States Remarried Widows Index to Pension Applications, 1887-1942
United States Revolutionary War Compiled Service Records, 1775-1783
United States Revolutionary War Pension Payment Ledgers, 1818-1872
United States Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty Land Warrant Applications, 1800-1900
United States Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783
United States Revolutionary War, Virginia Pension Application Files, 1830-1875
United States Russians to America Index, 1834-1897
United States Social Security Death Index
United States Union Provost Marshal Files of Individual Civilians, 1861-1866
United States Union Provost Marshal Files of Two or More Civilians, 1861-1866
United States Veterans Administration Pension Payment Cards, 1907-1933
United States War of 1812 Index to Pension Application Files, 1812-1910
United States War of 1812 Index to Service Records, 1812-1815
United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
United States World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946
United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942 index
United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942 images
United States World War II Prisoners of War of the Japanese, 1941-1945
United States, Burial Registers for Military Posts, Camps, and Stations,1768-1921
United States, Cancelled, Relinquished, or Rejected Land Entry Case Files, 1861-1932
United States, Freedmen's Bank Records, 1865-1874
United States, Freedmen's Branch Records, 1872-1878
United States, Freedmen's Bureau Hospital and Medical Records, 1865-1872
United States, Freedmen's Bureau Marriages, 1815-1869
United States, Freedmen's Bureau, Records of the Assistant Commissioner, 1865-1872
United States, Freedmen's Bureau, Records of the Commissioner, 1865-1872
United States, Freedmen's Bureau, Records of the Superintendent of Education and of the Division of Education, 1865-1872
United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014
United States, Index to Alien Case Files, 1940-2003
United States, New England Petitions for Naturalization Index, 1791-1906
United States, Obituaries, American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1899-2012
United States, Panama Canal Zone, Employment Records and Sailing lists, 1905-1937
United States, Panama Canal Zone, Index to the Gorgas Hospital Mortuary Registers, 1906-1991
United States, Register of Confederates and Civilians Who Died in the North,1861-1865
United States, Obituaries, American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1899-2012
Quebec, Quebec Federation of Genealogical Societies, Family Origins, 1621-1865
France, Dordogne, Censuses, 1876
France, Haute-Garonne, Toulouse, Censuses, 1830-1831

What's Been Fixed

View the October 23 release notes here. 

How to Update

For our Deluxe Edition users, all you have to do is connect to the Internet, start Legacy 8, and click on the "Install and Download Now" link on the Legacy Home tab. (If you're reading this from within the Legacy Home tab inside of Legacy 8, you'll first need to click on the Home button in the top left of the Legacy Home tab which looks like the following picture:

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