Legacy Family Tree 8 Revealed - New Wall Charts and options
August 12, 2013
Legacy 8 adds two new wall charts plus one really big option that you have requested.
Family Bow Tie Chart
This new chart, one of my personal favorites, displays the father's ancestors on the left, the mother's ancestors on the right, and their children in the middle.
Here's the same chart with the new Mug Shot theme applied:
Now with the color-coding and one more generation:
And finally with a simple tree for a background:
Left-to-Right Descendant Chart
One of the most requested new charts is the left-to-right descendant chart. You asked, we've again delivered! Just select the starting person and their descendants will be charted from left to right. Don't worry, the top-to-bottom orientation is still available.
Legacy 8's Charting now provides the ability to easily show or suppress duplicate lines. Duplicates sometimes occur when cousins (usually distant cousins) marry, and thus they share common ancestors. These common ancestors, as expected, are therefore shown more than once in a chart. The new Show Duplicates option shows their pedigree the first time, but suppresses it for any other occurrences with a "duplicated" notation.
What are the other new features of Legacy 8?
Here are links to the articles I've previously written:
Legacy Family Tree 8 Revealed - Q/A, new Tagging options, and other surprises
Legacy Family Tree 8 Revealed - Migration Mapping
Legacy Family Tree 8 Revealed - Instant Duplicate Checking
Legacy Family Tree 8 Revealed - Shared Events and Automated Sorting
Legacy Family Tree 8 Revealed - Potential Problem Alerts and "Gaps of Unusual Size"
Legacy Family Tree 8 Revealed - Sources
Legacy Family Tree 8 Revealed - Origins and Migration Reports
When will Legacy 8 be released?
There's still more than one truthful answer to this:
- I'm not really sure, but probably before the end of the year, and hopefully way before then
- When it has been thoroughly tested by our development team and beta testers
But if you are considering downloading either the free or deluxe editions of Legacy, don't wait! Any purchases of Legacy 7.5 from May 8, 2013 forward will receive the new Legacy 8 at no charge. And as always, anyone who has purchased Legacy Deluxe previously will qualify for special discounted upgrade pricing. Get started today - you won't have to relearn everything when Legacy 8 is ready, but you'll get some really nice new features when it is.
Thanks for the "show Duplicates" option. I recently did a chart for my mother's cousins and had to explain why at a certain point two of the lines were exactly identical (two brothers married two second cousins, whose great grandchildren got married). Small villages - got to love them.
Posted by: Megan Hitchens | August 12, 2013 at 05:05 PM
I like the new "suppress duplicates" function!
Posted by: R John | August 13, 2013 at 12:22 AM
This is a nice feature. But what is the biggest size of paper and will it print to a plotter or just an A3 size printer.
Posted by: George Rego | August 13, 2013 at 07:37 AM
An additional feature suggestion that may already be available (and I have just missed it) is to add the ability to permanently flag individuals as "famous" and to then provide a way to print that list.
Thanks, and keep up the great work with updates!
Posted by: Jeff Zinsli | August 19, 2013 at 03:44 PM
J. - you can do this via "tagging". First, turn it on at Options > Customize, then you can mark/tag the famous persons. A list of tagged individuals can then be customized and printed.
Posted by: Geoff Rasmussen | August 19, 2013 at 04:05 PM
George - it will print to whatever printer you have. Just modify the page setup. If you have a plotter it can print to it as well. You can also have the charts printed via our chart printing service. Just click on the Publish button, then Order Chart.
Posted by: Geoff Rasmussen | August 20, 2013 at 10:50 AM