The reactions I got from showing this Legacy tip in a recent webinar made me feel like I was the Legacy King for a day. The comments just kept coming and coming, as if this was the greatest thing since sliced bread. It's a tip I use to keep track of who has obituaries and who does not.
Below is a screenshot of my Descendant View. It begins with Asa Brown and shows two generations of his descendants. Notice that the far right column is one that you do not normally see in the Descendant View, but if you follow these steps to record an obituary, it will be simple to see which of Asa's descendants lack this type of a record.
The "Edit Event" screen for Lorenzo Brown looks like this:
Because I entered the obituary as an event (I also added its citation to the appropriate pieces of data), it is possible for it to be displayed in the Descendant View. Here's how:
1) In the Descendant View, click on the Options button on the right (just below the Print button).
2) Then click on Customize Columns.
3) Next, click on the button with the three dots in the next available row.
4. Next, click on the Event... option and click the Select button
5. Click on Obituary and click the Select button, then click Close.
The Obituary column will now appear in the Descendant View.
Legacy QuickGuide: Obituaries in Genealogy by Cari A. Taplin
How to Find Your Family History in Newspapers by Lisa Louise Cooke