How to create a 2016 birthday / anniversary calendar using Legacy Family Tree
December 28, 2015
With the new year approaching, why not resolve to be a better relative by remembering family birthdays and anniversaries?
Two features of Legacy Family Tree make this easy to do:
- Legacy's birthday and anniversary reminders described here.
- Legacy's Calendar Creator.
Legacy can create a birthday calendar, an anniversary calendar, or a combination of the two. There are options to include a cover picture, picture pages above each calendar month, and complete control over color, layout, shadows, fonts, page size, and more. The calendars can be blank or include the birthdates and anniversaries of the people already entered in your family file.
That's right! Because the information (birthdays and anniversaries) is already in your Legacy family file, Legacy will automatically add this to the calendar pages. With the who to include options, you can customize the calendar so only certain family lines are included. You even have the option to skip the anniversaries of divorced couples.
To begin, make sure that you have installed Legacy Family Tree 8 Deluxe Edition available here. Then follow these steps:
- With Legacy open, click on the Reports tab, then the Other Reports button, then the Calendar Creator.
- Using the options on the six tabs, customize the calendar to your preferences.
- Print, and enjoy being the person in your family that never misses a birthday or anniversary!
Instead of including all 20,000+ individuals on my calendar, I selected to include "Only Tagged Living Individuals" (found on the Include tab). I previously "tagged" the descendants of my grandparents and my wife's parents so as to only include those closely related to me.
And wow, creating this calendar reminded me that come August 2015, I'll be turning 41. Hmmm....
Great idea. Have a friend who produced own version which included a small photo ( of grandkids) on the d.o.b - Not sure how to do that here in Legacy8.
Also .. can't find info on how to TAG individuals and, what is the significance of the 1-9 options?
Posted by: Laurie McGee | January 04, 2016 at 03:54 PM
I've been emailing my family members a monthly copy of the calendar which includes birth dates and anniversaries. My family have given very positive feed back and advised when a the dates are wrong or missed. With this information, I can keep my Legacy data up to date.
Posted by: Roger Butterfield | January 05, 2016 at 11:05 AM