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Where to enter compiler information in Legacy Family Tree

I just previewed a report in Legacy, for which I selected to include my contact information, and to my surprise it listed the address at which I lived nearly three years ago. I quickly opened the Compiler Information screen, updated my address, and all was well.

When sharing information with others via a report or a GEDCOM file, it is important to associate your contact information with the data so they will always know where the information came from.

Where to enter the compiler information

Many reports in Legacy, as well as exported GEDCOM files, can contain your name, address, phone number, email address and web page address. Rather than you having to type this information each time it is used, it is stored once in the Family File. Most reports and export options screens give you the opportunity to suppress or include this information.

To enter or edit the compiler information, choose Compiler from the Options menu.

Including compiler information on reports

The option to include this information on reports is found on the Footers tab of the report's Report Options screen. For example, to create a Family Group Record with the compiler information, follow these steps:

  1. Click on the Reports icon in the main toolbar.
  2. Click on the Family tab.
  3. Click on the Report Options button.
  4. Click on the Footers tab and be sure there is a checkmark next to "Include Compiler Information at bottom of reports."


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This is good news. I have been inclluding my name, address, and date of entry for each piece of information i have entered. The theroy is that as this database travels down through the ages, everyone will know who did this part of the research and if I am still alive, know how to contact me if there are questions on accuracy or validation.

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