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Legacy News Post #1,000

1000 Aftering graduating with a degree in genealogy over nine years ago I was relieved that my writing days were finally over. I did not think the essay and report writing would ever end. Little did I know.

This post is the 1,000th Legacy News post since we began this blog back in August 2005. I began writing with the hope of sharing a few ideas and tips with our Legacy Family Tree users, not foreseeing that they would be read by millions and millions. In this nearly six year span of writing, I've shared experiences with my own research, news from the technology world, and my excitement of how we've pioneered genealogy webinars. Along the way you have put up with my personal stories as I've announced the births of two of my children, shared my oldest son's astonishment when he learned genealogy wasn't that boring, and kept you up-to-date with the latest on my favorite ancestor - Asa Brown.

Kind of sounds like I'm writing my own obituary here, but as all genealogists know, when we look to the past we can create a brighter future. Looking back, here are the top 25 most-read articles of the past 1,000 posts:

It has been a pleasure communicating and interacting with all of you. Here's to the next 1,000 posts!


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I really do not know what Legacy is all about. I wonder how it works and how much it costs.

Congratulations on your 1,000 post, Geoff. That is quite an accomplishment for any blogger!

Thanks Denise. Love your blog!

Aaron - visit to get started. Legacy (standard edition) is free to download and try out. Legacy helps you record, organize, plan, and share your family history.

Way to go Geoff--am very proud of you!

Donna (mother-in-law): even though you are supposed to tell me that, thanks for reading. :)

I started working on genealogy about 5 years ago - and started with a program my cousin was using. After only a few months, I thought there had to be something better and checked out various programs. I decided upon Legacy and I haven't looked back! A huge part of why I like Legacy so much is the customization, constant improvements and the interaction between the users and the company.

For many of us the face of Legacy is you Geoff - I have attended seminars at which you taught courses, asked you questions when you have manned a Legacy booth, read your blog posts and asked questions (and received answers). Lately I have enjoyed the webinars that Legacy really was the first to put out there. I am a big fan of "watch Geoff ----." I always learn something and the ability to ask questions on the spot and learn from both you and the other attendees is amazing.

With all you do, you also have 1,000 blogs under your belts - WOW and congrats - keep them coming. I am looking forward to the "watch Geoof enter a census record" - I am hoping it gets me ready for the 1940 census. Thanks and keep up the great work (to you and the entire Legacy crew).

Tessa - great to hear from you. I, too, was once without a genealogy software program. I picked Legacy initially because the company responded to my questions and suggestions. I appreciated their responsiveness. It's been a pleasure and an honor to to work with such a great development team. But we owe our success to all of our great Legacy users, webinar attendees, and genealogy community. I look forward to the next 1,000 blog posts with all of you.

The best tip I got from your blog is setting up two monitors! Best thing I have ever done :) :) :)

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