Tuesday's Tips provide brief how-to's to help you learn to use the Legacy Family Tree software with new tricks and techniques.
For some reason people overlook the option to add URLs to the Media Gallery. I just added two and that is what made me think about it. These are two self-published books on FamilySearch Books that I wanted to have quick access to. These genealogies are of related lines and I am in the middle of a huge yDNA project. I am trying to attack the problem from all angles.
If I open the Media Gallery and simply double click the icon the website will launch in Google Chrome (the browser I have set in Legacy). There is a Launch Browser button on the entry screen but that is more for testing the link. You don't need to open this screen to open the URL.
I added a Simmons yDNA event and added the media there so that I could attach the event/URLs to the principles in the study. I have a few more URLs to add first and then I will share the event. I am usually more of a copy and paste events kind of girl but in this case I am pretty sure I will be updating this event with more references so sharing makes more sense. If I copy and paste I would have to update all of them.
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Michele Simmons Lewis is part of the technical support team at Millennia, the makers of the Legacy Family Tree software program. With over 20 years of research experience, Michele’s passion is helping new genealogists get started on the right foot through her writings, classes and lectures. She is the former staff genealogist and weekly columnist for the McDuffie Mirror and now authors Ancestoring, a blog geared toward the beginner/intermediate researcher.