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Bravo Millennia staff!! The new Find A Grave additions are amazing!

I am sitting here this afternoon, continuing to clean up a large GEDCOM file transferred to Legacy. Part of that clean up includes adding the Find A Grave Memorial number from the even to the new Find A Grave ID field on an individual’s information window. If I do not have a burial entry, I use the new ‘click on the Find A Grave ID field label’ to search Find A Grave. I just found the following for one husband and wife:

He died in Yankton, South Dakota and is buried in Stanton, Nebraska. She died in Kalamazoo, Michigan and is buried in Hughes, South Dakota.

Without Legacy’s new Find A Grave search feature, finding these two grave memorial would have been a very time consuming process. Instead, the two checks took only seconds. So, again thanks Millennia staff for this new feature.


P.S. – Yes, I did submit a request for the two memorials (husband and wife) to be linked on Find A Grave and just received confirmation that the addition has been made.

Very nice. How do you transfer information from Findagrave. Paragraph, information, dates, etc,. to Legacy? cut and paste..

Helen - it would be through copy/paste or manual data entry. Also, in this webinar recording, we demonstrate the step-by-steps of this process: https://familytreewebinars.com/download.php?webinar_id=65

I can't wait to use this function. I already use the search on Legacy8 to find grave info, so this expansion looks helpful.

It is important to remember that last name spellings and dates vary. There are many duplicate memorials on Find A Grave because contributors have not found that there already is a memorial for the person they want to enter because there is a name or date variable. This is not so important in the modern era, but it is for earlier times.

Find A Grave also does not allow for "about" years. Some contributors enter a specific year when it is only an "about" year. Some searches are better when you do not search for dates.

And, some memorials are very, very wrong. That caveat applies to every website.

It's true that Find a Grave doesn't allow you to enter a range of dates or an "about" date, but you can ask it to search "before" or "after" a given year. So if you.'re looking for someone who was born about 1915-1925 and died sometime during the 1980s, set the date of birth to "before 1925" and the date of death to "after 1979" to pick them up without having to go through an inordinate number of false hits.

I am a member of find a grave, how does this affect my using the new Legacy 9 find a grave tool?

A question. How useful will the Find A Grave connection to Legacy 9 be to me: 95% of my tree is in the UK?
John Roberts

Often Find a Grave will state that no record exists for an individual. If so, click on the Refine Last Search and remove the middle name or initial. More often than not, you will get a list of records for that name.

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