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Legacy Tip - how to create a report of marriages in a specific location

I received this question from Donna this morning. Instead of answering her privately, I thought I would respond here because I think it is a question all of us can benefit from. She asked,

"How do you get a report for finding how many couples in a certain county marry?" 

My guess is she has found a new or a new-to-her collection of marriage records, and wants to search her Legacy Family Tree file for any couples that married in that county. Perhaps she already has the dates and places, but now wants to back those up with documentation from the actual records.

Below I will demonstrate how to create a list of all individuals who married in Washington County, Tennessee from my personal family file.

1. On the My Toolbar tab, click on the Search button.

2. On the Detailed Search tab enter the criteria below.

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3. Click on the Create List button.

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Legacy displays the list of 34 individuals who married in Washington County, Tennessee. Click the Print button to create a custom report.

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That can be very helpful, but these records are generally arranged in chronological order. Can I sort the report and print all of the results in chronological order?

Kent - look for the CSV file option after clicking Print from the Search Results page. This will export the report in a format where you can open in a spreadsheet and manipulate/sort/etc. in any way you can imagine.

I am assuming that this only picks up the Preferred Spouse and does not find other spouses that may also have been married there? I know with other reports I usually cannot get other spouses to show up in reports.

Earl - that's up to you and how you customize the report. You can have it show several spouses. Regardless, if it's a second spouse, they'd still show up in later on in the list as their own entry.

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