Question from Tami:
"Is there a way to search & replace locations? I have several places where I did not include a county, and would like to insert it, but with a huge file, I hate to have to just go through the index looking at places one at a time. I love Legacy, but haven't been able to figure this question out."
Answer from Millennia:
Dear Tami and others - you are going to love our answer - Yes! And it's really quite simple once you understand the purpose of the Master Location List.
The Master Location List is a listing of all locations that you have entered into your Legacy family file. Each location is listed only once, although a location could be linked to hundreds of individuals. In other words, when you click on a location in the Master Location List, it will automatically display all individuals who are linked to that location in any way. Each location in this list can be edited. So, if you make a change to the location (such as adding the county name), this change is updated for everyone. Follow these steps to update a location:
- Open the Master Location List by going to View > Master Lists > Location.
- Click on the location that you want to update, then click on the Edit button.
- Make the change, and click Save.
- This question will appear: "This change will affect all records using this location. Do you want to save the change?" Click Yes.
I guess you could still go one-by-one, to everyone in your database to update their places, but I'll bet you will prefer the method above. :)