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Legacy Update

We have another great new update for our Legacy Family Tree 8 users (free) for you to download. It provides 127 brand new Research Guidance suggestions, and includes fixes to some minor issues you have reported to us, so download the update to get the best Legacy ever!

See the download instructions below for step-by-step instructions on installing this update.

What's New

Research Guidance. Legacy's exclusive, built-in Research Guidance, takes a look at what you already know about an ancestor, then gives you a prioritized list of research links and suggestions - all based on when and where your ancestor lived. Beginners love the guidance; experienced researchers love the checklist as a way to not overlook potential sources. Below is the list of new and updated Research Guidance sources added in this update. Click here for an overview of using Research Guidance.

New (127)

Florida, Fort Lauderdale Crew Lists, 1939-1945
Iowa, State Census, 1915
Kentucky, Vital Record Indexes, 1911-1999
North Carolina, Birth Index, 1800-2000
North Carolina, Births and Christenings, 1866-1964
North Carolina, Civil Action Court Papers, 1712-1970
North Carolina, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865
North Carolina, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865
North Carolina, Confederate Soldiers and Widows Pension Applications, 1885-1953
North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979
North Carolina, County Records, 1833-1970
North Carolina, Davidson County Vital Records, 1867-1984
North Carolina, Deaths and Burials, 1898-1994
North Carolina, Deaths, 1906-1930
North Carolina, Deaths, 1931-1994
North Carolina, Estate Files, 1663-1979
North Carolina, Freedmen's Bureau Assistant Commissioner Records, 1862-1870
North Carolina, Freedmen's Bureau Field Office Records, 1863-1872
North Carolina, Marriages, 1759-1979
North Carolina, Probate Records, 1735-1970
North Carolina, State Supreme Court Case Files, 1800-1909
North Carolina, Wilmington and Morehead City Passenger and Crew Lists, 1908-1958
Ohio Tax Records, 1800-1850
Ohio, Births and Christenings, 1821-1962
Ohio, Bloomfield Township, Brownwood Cemetery Records, 1824-2012
Ohio, Cleveland Cemetery Interment Records, 1824-2001
Ohio, Cleveland, Trinity Lutheran Church Records, 1853-2013
Ohio, County Births, 1841-2003
Ohio, County Death Records, 1840-2001
Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013
Ohio, County Naturalization Records, 1800-1977
Ohio, Crawford County Church Records, 1853-2007
Ohio, Crawford County Obituaries, 1860-2004
Ohio, Cuyahoga County Probate Files, 1813-1932
Ohio, Cuyahoga County Records, 1880-1950
Oklahoma Applications for Allotment, Five Civilized Tribes, 1899-1907
Oklahoma Applications for Enrollment to the Five Civilized Tribes, 1898-1914
Oklahoma Marriages, 1870-1930
Oklahoma Probate Records, 1887-2008
Oklahoma, County Marriages, 1890-1995
Ohio, Death Index, 1908-1932, 1938-1944, and 1958-2007
Ohio, Deaths and Burials, 1854-1997
Ohio, Deaths, 1908-1953
Ohio, Diocese of Toledo, Catholic Parish Records, 1796-2004
Ohio, Geauga County Records, 1860-1970
Ohio, Grace Episcopal Church Records, 1880-1980
Ohio, Hamilton County Records, 1791-1994
Ohio, Jefferson County Court Records, 1797-1947
Ohio, Licking County, Hartford Township Records, 1881-1962
Ohio, Marriages, 1800-1958
Ohio, Montgomery County, Probate Estate Files, 1850-1900
Ohio, Northern District, Eastern Division, Naturalization Index, 1855-1967
Ohio, Passenger and Crew Lists arriving at Ashtabula and Conneaut, 1952-1974
Ohio, Probate Records, 1789-1996
Ohio, Scioto County Records, 1885-1887
Ohio, Soldier Home Records, 1888-1919
Ohio, Southern District Naturalization Index, 1852-1991
Ohio, Stark County Coroner's Records, 1890-2002
Ohio, Stark County Court Records, 1809-1917
Ohio, Stark County Probate Records, 1886-1921
Ohio, Summit County, Coroner Inquests, Hospital and Cemetery Records, 1882-1949
Ohio, Trumbull County Records, 1795-2010
Ohio, Washington County Court Records, 1810-1930
Oregon, Baker County Records, 1862-1950
Oregon, Benton County Records, 1856-1984
Oregon, Births and Christenings, 1868-1929
Oregon, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865
Oregon, Columbia County Records, 1854-1958
Oregon, County Marriages, 1851-1975
Oregon, Death Index, 1903-1998
Oregon, Death Index, 1898-2008
Oregon, Deaths and Burials, 1903-1947
Oregon, Deschute County Records, 1871-1985
Oregon, Douglas County Records, 1850-1983
Oregon, Grant County Records, 1851-1992
Oregon, Harney County Records, 1870-1991
Oregon, Marion County Records, 1849-1976
Oregon, Marriages, 1853-1935
Oregon, Polk County Records, 1857-1972
Oregon, Portland, Index and Register of Vessels, 1949-1955
Oregon, Tillamook County Records, 1854-1967
Oregon, Wasco County Records, 1854-1960
Oregon, Yamhill County Records, 1857-1963
Pennsylvania Obituaries, 1977-2010
Pennsylvania Obituary and Marriage Collection, 1947-2010
Pennsylvania, Births and Christenings, 1709-1950
Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950
Pennsylvania, Crew Lists arriving at Erie, 1952-1957
Pennsylvania, Eastern District Naturalization Indexes, 1795-1952
Pennsylvania, Eastern District Petitions for Naturalization, 1795-1931
Pennsylvania, Grand Army of the Republic Membership Records, 1866-1956
Pennsylvania, Landing Reports of Aliens, 1798-1828
Pennsylvania, Marriages, 1709-1940
Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Case Files of Chinese Immigrants, 1900-1923
Pennsylvania, Philadelphia City Births, 1860-1906
Pennsylvania, Philadelphia City Death Certificates, 1803-1915
Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Marriage Indexes, 1885-1951
Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Passenger List Index Cards, 1883-1948
Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Passenger Lists Index, 1800-1906
Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Passenger Lists, 1800-1882
Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Passenger Lists, 1883-1945
Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Seamen's Proofs of Citizenship, 1791-1861
Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh City Deaths, 1870-1905
Pennsylvania, Probate Records, 1683-1994
South Carolina Births and Christenings, 1681-1935
South Carolina Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865
South Carolina Deaths, 1915-1943
South Carolina Deaths, 1944-1955
South Carolina Marriages, 1709-1913
South Carolina Probate Records, Bound Volumes, 1671-1977
South Carolina Probate Records, Files and Loose Papers, 1732-1964
South Carolina, Charleston U.S. Citizens Passenger Lists, 1919-1948
South Carolina, Confederate Home Records, 1909-1958
South Carolina, Darlington County Records, 1798-1928
South Carolina, Freedmen's Bureau Field Office Records, 1865-1872
South Carolina, Georgetown, Passenger Lists, 1904-1942
Dakota Territory Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865
South Dakota, County Naturalization Records, 1865-1972
South Dakota, Grand Army of the Republic Membership Records, 1861-1941
South Dakota, Minnehaha County, Probate Case Records, 1873-1935
South Dakota, Pennington County Probate Case Files, 1880-1937
South Dakota, School Records, 1879-1970
South Dakota, State Census, 1905
South Dakota, State Census, 1915
South Dakota, State Census, 1925
South Dakota, State Census, 1935
South Dakota, State Census, 1945

What's Been Fixed

View the September 1 and 3 release notes here. 

How to Update

For our Deluxe Edition users, all you have to do is connect to the Internet, start Legacy 8, 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 8, 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:

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If you are a Standard Edition Legacy user, you will need to visit our website. Go to and follow the instructions.


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