Legacy Family Tree 7.0 Now Available
June 04, 2008
Millennia Corporation Releases New Genealogy Software - Legacy Family Tree 7.0
New version 7 Continues 10-Years of Innovation and Quality; Now Offers Wall Charts, Automated Mapping, SourceWriter and a Host of New Features
SURPRISE, Arizona, June 4, 2008. Millennia Corporation, a leader in family history software, today announced the release of Legacy Family Tree 7.0. The new release contains dozens of significant new features and enhancements, including the first-ever SourceWriter, automated family mapping, and brilliant wall charts.
In one software package, Legacy Family Tree 7.0 provides tools to help users record their family’s history, organize their pictures, perform their research, and share their findings.
“Legacy Family Tree 7.0 is truly the next generation of family history software,” said David Berdan, president of Millennia Corporation. “Its new SourceWriter, interactive satellite maps, and especially the incredible wall charting capabilities keep Legacy as the favorite for beginners and professionals alike.”
The following new and updated features add to Legacy’s list of robust capabilities:
- Mapping – Use Microsoft Virtual Earth to automatically pinpoint and plot important locations in ancestors’ lives from within Legacy. See 3-D, satellite and bird’s eye images of where your ancestors lived. Now it is easy to track your ancestor’s migration.
- Wall Charts – Experience the enjoyment of showing off your family tree by producing stunning full-color wall charts – ancestor, descendant, fan, hourglass, bow tie, and even DNA charts. Use them for your next family reunion or for a deserving wall in your home.
- SourceWriter – Cite your sources easily and correctly with the new SourceWriter. SourceWriter makes it simple for you to select the correct input screen so that you enter all the pieces needed to correctly cite any source of information in the thousands of formats that exist for them. The information you enter is correctly and precisely formatted to match the genealogy industry standards for source citations when printing footnotes, endnotes, and bibliographies. Multiple citations for an event can be combined into one paragraph, thus avoiding a long string of superscripted numbers within the report body.
- Interview Reports – Choose from over 1,200 carefully pre-written interview questions and memory triggers to help you capture your family’s memories before it is too late.
- Guided Setup Wizard – Getting started with Legacy is even easier now. The new guided setup wizard takes you by the hand and guides you through the setup process in an easy-to-understand way.
- New Relationship Calculator - See how any two people are connected, not only through direct blood relationships but also by marriage. A person might be the "great-grandfather of the wife of your 2nd great-grandnephew. You can also specify how many of these non-blood relationships you want to see.
- More Powerful Searching – Searching your Legacy data is easier than ever before. You can now search for individuals that are missing parts of names, birth or death information, marriage information and much more. You can also search for missing source citations as you document your family files.
- Now Attach Any Document to Individuals and Marriages - Along with attaching pictures, sounds, and video to individuals, events, locations, and sources, you can now also attach any other kind of document (PDFs, Word files, etc.).
- Enhanced Backups - Legacy can now backup your family file and multimedia files at the same time, making it easier to transfer everything to another computer.
- Edit Records from the "Used By" Lists - All of the master lists in Legacy have an option to view the individuals who use the items in the list. You can now edit those individuals right from the list instead of having to exit the list and edit them separately.
- Standardization Tips – New alerts will appear if something questionable has been entered in the Individual's Information screen. This helps users keep their data standardized.
- Privacy – enhanced privacy options ensure that only the information you want to share will be visible to others
- Best Fit Child Columns - The new Best Fit option in the Family View expands or contracts the child list columns to fit the number of children for the current couple. No more trying to guess the optimum number of child columns. Legacy does it for you.
Watch the What’s New Video at http://www.legacyfamilytree.net/videos/new7/What'sNewInLegacy7.html.
Pricing and Availability
Legacy 7.0 is now available at www.LegacyFamilyTree.com, for just US $29.95 for the download-only version or US $39.95 version which includes the 336-page printed user’s guide, installation CD, and beginner’s training video. Upgrade pricing is also available for current Legacy 6.0 Deluxe users. The free, Standard edition can also be downloaded from www.LegacyFamilyTree.com. Or call 1-800-753-3453. Legacy 7.0 is also set to be released in select retail stores this summer.
About Millennia Corporation
Millennia Corporation is located in Surprise, Arizona. The company strives to provide top-quality genealogy software so people can record and track their family history. It is also the publisher of Legacy News, an online newsletter bringing genealogists tips and tricks about genealogy (http://www.legacynews.typepad.com). For additional information on Millennia or the products they offer visit http://www.LegacyFamilyTree.com.
Okay, okay, I am convinced!
I've been the Family Roots Digger-upper for 20 years, but still consider myself a novice.
Like many people with limited time, and resources, even with a computer at my finger tips, I have only been able to accomplish so much, and that ain't much. ;-D
Like many my 1st program was Family Tree Maker, but my version is 3 years old, and I was never able to enter all my info in the system.
Most of info is still in file folders.
After a 3 year absense from the hunt, a time during which I created a Genealogy side to my blogging, complete with a growing list of genealogy resources, in the sidebar, not just for my benefit, but that of any who stumble across the list, and in which I write about the adventure that is my research, and discoveries (with photos!), I am ready to resume the hunt.
So I went in search of the better, easier to understand, feature rich, program, circa 2008, to replace my ancient FTM. ;-D
I've been reading reviews, and the sections of your website describibg what's in the new deluxe 7, and checked out your comparison chart to other programs.
THAT last impressed me a lot.
It showed your confidence in your product that you would willingly help potential buyers comparison shop.
I am going to spend the morning watching the tour videos, but am already well on my way to committing, for 3 reasons:
The Sourcing aspect & the To Do Aspect, plus the Research Help aspect.
Being a 1st gen. American, my Father's side is all European, and I've rarely touched it, and on my American Mother's side the mysteries are so many that I'm stuck in the the period from 1890 to 1920, hee, hee. ;-D
Anyway, I just thought I'd share my thoughts with you.
I will also soon be adding your Blog to the list of resources in my sidebar.
Posted by: Kiril, The Mad Macedonian | June 19, 2008 at 09:23 AM
Okay, the deed is done, hee, hee! ;-D
The tour video, the beginers video, and the seperate tour pages/images sections showed me a lot, and impressed me greatly.
As I said, even after 20, intermittent, years, I still consider myself a novice, and what I've seen here shows me that your program will go a long way toward helping me gradually grow, and learn.
I've ordered the Delux Bundle for the new version 7, are ya happy?
Hee, hee! ;-D
Happy hunting! ;-D
Posted by: Kiril, The Mad Macedonian | June 19, 2008 at 11:27 AM
I have been doing family tree searching for about 16 years now, but the program I was using was way to outdated. I wanted to find a new program and tried the free version of Legacy 7. WOW!!!!
I am totally impressed with every aspect of this software!!!
I am definitely a convert ;-)
Keep up the great work!
Posted by: Bill Morrison | September 08, 2008 at 03:56 PM