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Legacy Tips

Getting help in using Legacy is usually just a mouse-click away. If you need step-by-step instructions for a certain task, need to talk with someone, or get advice from other Legacy users, here are some different methods of finding help:

Legacy Help File. Access the help system inside Legacy by clicking on the Help menu, then click Contents. The help file is packed with step-by-step instructions, tips and tricks, and even tutorial lessons.

Legacy Manual. Over 350 pages of step-by-step instructions, indexed, easy-to-read, and fully-illustrated.

Legacy Family Tree Video Training Series. The 5-CD set not only teaches how to use Legacy, but it also teaches genealogy principles and methodologies. These CDs help you "do it right" the first time.

Legacy User Group. This mailing list is for Legacy users to share ideas and to help each other.

Online Help Center. Read this first if you come across a possible bug or need quick technical support.

Tips from the Experts. A large collection of tips: e-mail attachments, organizing your paper files, sources, web pages, etc.

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The staff at Millennia Corp provides many tools to help people learn how to use the Legacy program. Learning the many things that Legacy can do and how to do them will make your experience with the program much more productive and enjoyable.

There are step-by-step instructions to help you complete your tasks; tutorial lessons and examples; and an extensive Help system built right into the Legacy program. In addition, there are Tips and Tricks listed at our Web site; video demonstrations; Legacy Users Groups where you can ask "How to" questions of other users; as well as a 400-page User's Guide and Video training CDs that you can buy.

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I have not found a way to enter the following, without creating an "unknown" man:-

"Woman A has illegitimate child B (father not known), and also has illegitimate child C (father unknown but not father of B above). She then marries man D and has further children."


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