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Free Legacy Family Tree update now available (version

We have another great new update for our Legacy Family Tree 8 users (free) for you to download. It provides:

  • 177 brand new and updated Research Guidance suggestions,
  • 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 / updated (177)

Argentina Baptisms, 1645-1930
Argentina Marriages, 1722-1911
Argentina, Buenos Aires, Catholic Church Records, 1635-1981
Argentina, Capital Federal, Catholic Church Records, 1737-1977
Argentina, Capital Federal, Census, 1855
Argentina, Catamarca, Catholic Church Records, 1724-1971
Argentina, Chaco, Catholic Church Records, 1882-1955
Argentina, Chubut, Catholic Church Records, 1884-1974
Argentina, Corrientes, Catholic Church Records, 1734-1977
Argentina, Córdoba, Catholic Church Records, 1557-1974
Argentina, Córdoba, Miscellaneous Records, 1574-1925
Argentina, Entre Ríos, Catholic Church Records, 1764-1983
Argentina, Jujuy, Catholic Church Records, 1662-1975
Argentina, La Pampa, Catholic Church Records, 1882-1976
Argentina, La Rioja, Catholic Church Records, 1714-1970
Argentina, Mendoza, Catholic Church Records, 1665-1975
Argentina, Misiones, Catholic Church Records, 1874-1975
Argentina, National Census, 1869
Argentina, National Census, 1895
Argentina, Neuquén, Catholic Church Records, 1883-1977
Argentina, Río Negro, Catholic Church Records, 1880-1977
Argentina, Salta, Catholic Church Records, 1634-1972
Argentina, San Juan, Catholic Church Records, 1655-1975
Argentina, Santa Cruz, Catholic Church Records, 1886-1964
Argentina, Santa Fe, Catholic Church Records, 1634-1975
Argentina, Santiago del Estero, Catholic Church Records, 1581-1961
Argentina, Tierra del Fuego, Catholic Church Records, 1894-1950
Argentina, Tucumán, Catholic Church Records, 1727-1955
Bolivia Baptisms, 1560-1938
Bolivia Catholic Church Records, 1566-1996
Bolivia Deaths, 1750-1920
Bolivia Marriages, 1630-1940
Brazil Baptisms, 1688-1935
Brazil Deaths, 1750-1890
Brazil Marriages, 1730-1955
Brazil, Bahia, Passenger Lists, 1855-1964
Brazil, Bahía, Catholic Church Records, 1598-2007
Brazil, Ceará, Catholic Church Records, 1725-1971
Brazil, Maranhão, Catholic Church Records, 1673-1962
Brazil, Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Cemetery Records, 1897-2012
Brazil, Minas Gerais, Catholic Church Records, 1706-1999
Brazil, Paraná, Catholic Church Records, 1704-2008
Brazil, Paraná, Civil Registration, 1852-1996
Brazil, Paraíba, Catholic Church Records, 1731-2013
Brazil, Paraíba, Civil Registration, 1879-2007
Brazil, Pará, Catholic Church Records, 1930-1976
Brazil, Pernambuco, Catholic Church Records, 1762-2002
Brazil, Pernambuco, Civil Registration, 1804-2014
Brazil, Piauí, Civil Registration, 1875-2013
Brazil, Rio Grande do Norte, Catholic Church Records, 1788-1967
Brazil, Rio Grande do Sul, Catholic Church Records, 1738-1952
Brazil, Rio Grande do Sul, Miscellaneous Records, 1748-1998
Brazil, Rio de Janeiro, Catholic Church Records, 1616-1980
Brazil, Rio de Janeiro, Civil Registration, 1829-2012
Brazil, Rio de Janeiro, Immigration Cards, 1900-1965
Brazil, Santa Catarina, Catholic Church Records, 1714-1977
Brazil, Santa Catarina, Civil Registration, 1850-1999
Brazil, Sergipe, Catholic Church Records, 1785-1994
Brazil, São Paulo, Catholic Church Records, 1640-2012
Brazil, São Paulo, Immigrant Hostelry Records, 1882-1925
Brazil, São Paulo, Immigration Cards, 1902-1980
Brazil, São Paulo, Port of Santos, Passenger and Immigrant Lists, 1960-1982
Brazil, São Paulo, São Paulo, Burial Records, 1858-1977
Chile Baptisms, 1585-1932
Chile Cemetery Records, 1821-2013
Chile Civil Registration, 1885-1903
Chile Deaths, 1700-1920
Chile Marriages, 1579-1930
Colombia Baptisms, 1630-1950
Colombia Deaths, 1770-1930
Colombia Marriages, 1750-1960
Colombia, Catholic Church Records, 1576-2014
Colombia, Military Records, 1809-1958
Colombia, Valle del Cauca, Miscellaneous Records, 1549-1955
Ecuador Baptisms, 1680-1930
Ecuador Deaths, 1800-1920
Ecuador Marriages, 1680-1930
Ecuador, Catholic Church Records, 1565-2011
Paraguay Baptisms, 1800-1930
Paraguay Marriages, 1800-1900
Paraguay Miscellaneous Records, 1509-1977
Paraguay, Asunción, Cemetery Records, 1842-2011
Paraguay, Catholic Church Records, 1754-1981
Peru Baptisms, 1556-1930
Peru Deaths, 1750-1930
Peru Marriages, 1600-1940
Peru, Amazonas, Civil Registration, 1939-1998
Peru, Arequipa, Civil Registration, 1860-1976
Peru, Cajamarca, Civil Registration, 1938-1996
Peru, Callao, Civil Registration, 1874-1996
Peru, Catholic Church Records, 1603-1992
Peru, Cusco, Civil Registration, 1889-1997
Peru, Huánuco, Civil Registration, 1889-1997
Peru, Junín, Civil Registration, 1881-2005
Peru, La Libertad, Civil Registration, 1903-1998
Peru, Lambayeque, Civil Registration, 1873-1998
Peru, Lima, Civil Registration, 1874-1996
Peru, Moquegua, Civil Registration, 1850-1996
Peru, Municipal Census, 1831-1866
Peru, Puno, Civil Registration, 1890-2005
Peru, San Martín, Civil Registration, 1850-1999
Peru, Tacna, Civil Registration, 1850-1998
Peru, Áncash, Civil Registration, 1888-2005
Uruguay, Baptisms, 1750-1900
Uruguay, Civil Registration, 1879-1930
Uruguay, Marriages, 1840-1900
Venezuela, Archdiocese of Mérida, Catholic Church Records, 1654-2013
Venezuela, Archdiocese of Valencia, Catholic Church Records, 1760, 1905-2013
Venezuela, Catholic Church Records, 1577-1995
Venezuela, Civil Registration, 1873-2003
Bahamas Births, 1850-1891
Bahamas Civil Registration, 1850-1959
Barbados Baptisms, 1739-1891
Barbados Burials, 1854-1885
Barbados Church Records, 1637-1887
Barbados Marriages, 1854-1879
Central America, Colonial Records, 1607-1902
Costa Rica Baptisms, 1700-1915
Costa Rica Civil Registration, 1860-1975
Costa Rica Deaths, 1787-1900
Costa Rica Marriages, 1750-1920
Costa Rica, Catholic Church Records, 1595-1992
Dominican Republic Baptisms, 1726-1924
Dominican Republic Births, 1801-2006
Dominican Republic Civil Registration,
Dominican Republic Deaths, 1666-1862
Dominican Republic Marriages, 1743-1929
Dominican Republic Miscellaneous Records, 1921-1980
Dominican Republic, Catholic Church Records, 1590-1955
El Salvador Baptisms, 1750-1940
El Salvador Catholic Church Records, 1655-1977
El Salvador Civil Registration, 1704-1977
El Salvador Marriages, 1810-1930
Grenada Births and Baptisms, 1866-1891
Guatemala Baptisms, 1730-1917
Guatemala Civil Registration, 1877-2008
Guatemala Deaths, 1760-1880
Guatemala Marriages, 1750-1930
Guatemala, Alta Verapaz, Civil Registration, 1877-1994
Guatemala, Baja Verapaz, Civil Registration, 1877-1994
Guatemala, Catholic Church Records, 1581-1977
Guatemala, Chimaltenango, Civil Registration, 1877-1994
Guatemala, Ciudad de Guatemala, Census, 1877
Guatemala, El Progreso, Civil Registration, 1877-1994
Guatemala, Escuintla, Civil Registration, 1877-1994
Guatemala, Guatemala, Civil Registration, 1877-2006
Guatemala, Huehuetenango, Civil Registration, 1877-1994
Guatemala, Izabal, Civil Registration, 1877-1994
Guatemala, Jalapa, Civil Registration, 1877-1994
Guatemala, Jutiapa, Civil Registration, 1877-1994
Guatemala, Petén, Civil Registration, 1877-1994
Guatemala, Quetzaltenango, Civil Registration, 1877-1994
Guatemala, Quiché, Civil Registration, 1877-1994
Guatemala, Retalhuleu, Civil Registration, 1877-1994
Guatemala, Sacatepéquez, Civil Registration, 1877-1994
Guatemala, San Marcos, Civil Registration, 1877-1994
Guatemala, Santa Rosa, Civil Registration, 1877-1994
Guatemala, Sololá, Civil Registration, 1877-1994
Guatemala, Suchitepéquez, Civil Registration, 1877-1994
Guatemala, Zacapa, Civil Registration, 1877-1994
Haiti, Port-au-Prince, Civil Registration, 1794-2012
Honduras Baptisms, 1730-1930
Honduras Marriages, 1800-1910
Honduras, Catholic Church Records, 1633-1978
Honduras, Civil Registration, 1841-1968
Jamaica Births and Baptisms, 1752-1920
Jamaica, Church of England Parish Register Transcripts, 1664-1880
Jamaica, Civil Registration, 1880-1999
Nicaragua Civil Registration, 1809-2013
Nicaragua, Diocese of Managua, Catholic Church Records, 1740-1960
Panama Baptisms, 1750-1938
Panama Deaths, 1840-1930
Panama Marriages, 1800-1950
Panama, Catholic Church Records, 1707-1973
New Zealand, Auckland, Port Albert, Membership Lists and Minutes from the Church of Christ, 1875-1926
Poland, Evangelical Church Books, 1700-2005
Massachusetts, Revolutionary War, Index Cards to Muster Rolls, 1775-1783


What's Been Fixed

View the January 21 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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