We have a fantastic new update for you (free!) which adds the 1940 U.S. census transcription form, new FamilySearch capabilities (auto-matching!), plus several smaller additions and enhancements.
See the download instructions below for step-by-step instructions on installing this update.
1940 Census Forms - with the upcoming release of the 1940 U.S. census (available April 2, 2012) we wanted our users to see what information will be available. Brand new to Legacy's Forms Center are two new forms - the regular form and the supplementary questions. Small examples are below. Here's how to view and print them in Legacy:
In Legacy, click on the Reports button > Books/other tab > Forms Center > Census Forms > US Federal > 1940 and click Preview.
Here's what page 1 looks like:
And page 2:
New FamilySearch enhancements
New AutoMatch feature! Now, instead of manually linking/matching your Legacy individuals to FamilySearch, use the new AutoMatch button.
We also added the ability to start LegacyFamilySearch with just the current person - no more loading the entire database first. On the FamilySearch button in the main toolbar of Legacy, click on the new option "Open Legacy FamilySearch to the current person."
Added the AutoMatch icon to the legend.
Added a new person information bar about the tabs
Added filter actions to manage your filtered list
Added gender coloring in the individual list
Added the ability to copy marriage events back and forth
Export - added a Check All button to the Privacy tab to make it easier to include all privacy settings.
What's been changed/enhanced
Geo Location Database - it will now return "United States" instead of "USA" when selecting a location.
Descendant View - Direct line ancestors are now bolded like they are on other lists.
Web page creation - added a new option on the Misc. tab to include custom HTML or Script to the section of each document.
Individual's Information Screen - rearranged toolbar icons to match the Family View order.
What's Been Fixed
View the February 15 and January 31, 2012 release notes here.
How to Update
For our Deluxe Edition users, all you have to do is connect to the Internet, start Legacy 7, and click on the "Install and Download Now" link on the Legacy Home tab. (If you're reading this from within the Legacy Home tab inside of Legacy 7, you'll first need to click on the Home button in the top left of the Legacy Home tab which looks like the following picture:
If you are a Standard Edition Legacy user, you will need to visit our website. Go to http://www.legacyfamilytree.com/DownloadUpdate.asp and follow the instructions.