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

  • 345 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 (345)

1825 Census of Lower Canada
1842 Census of Canada East
1851 Census of Canada
1861 Census of Canada
1871 Census of Canada
1881 Census of Canada
1891 Census of Canada
1901 Census of Canada
1906 Census of Canada
1911 Census of Canada
1911 England Census
1911 Wales Census
1916 Census of Canada
1921 Census of Canada
Alabama Coal Mine Fatalities, 1898-1938
Alabama Inventors, 1821-present
Alabama Local Databases
Alabama, Episcopal Church Registers Index, 1832-1972
Alabama, Jefferson County Probate Court, Loose Records, 1852-1936
Alabama, Marriage Indexes, 1814-1935
Alabama, Revolutionary War Residents, 1776-1783
Alabama, WWI Gold Star Index, 1917-1918
Alaska State Archives (repository)
Alaska, Passenger and Crew Manifests, 1906-1963
Alaska, Vital Records, 1816-1959
Ancestral Findings (repository) (repository)
Arizona, State Court Naturalization Records, 1869-1976
Arizona, Wills and Probate Records, 1803-1995
Augusta, Georgia Cemetery Records, 1750-present
Australia, Tasmania, Civil Registration (District Registers), 1839-1938
Australia, Tasmania, Miscellaneous Records, 1829-2001
Birmingham (AL) Public Library (repository)
British Columbia Baptisms Index (1836-1888)
British Columbia Birth Index and Images (1854-1903)
British Columbia Colonial Marriages Index (1859-1872)
British Columbia Death Index (1872-1993)
British Columbia Marriage Index and Images (1872-1938)
British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938
California, Naturalization Records, 1887-1991
California, Railroad Employment Records, 1862-1950
Canadian Directories Collection, 1861-1901
Chester County, Pennsylvania (repository)
Chester County, Pennsylvania, Poor School Children, 1810-1841
Chester County, Pennsylvania, Poorhouse Records, 1800-1910
China Cemetery Records, 1820-1983
China Collection of Genealogies, 1239-2014
Colombia, Catholic Church Records, 1576-2014
Cross Creek, Pennsylvania, Cemetery Index, 1780 - 1893
Cuban Genealogy Center (repository)
Cuban Passengers Database, 1500-1900
Delaware State Census, 1671
Delaware State Census, 1693
Digital Library of the Caribbean (repository)
England, Devon Bishop's Transcripts, 1558-1887
Enrique Hurtado de Mendoza Collection of Cuban Genealogy
Fargo, North Dakota, Passenger Lists, 1958
Florida and South Carolina, Airplane Arrival Manifests, 1944-1945
Florida Passenger Lists, 1898-1963
Germany, Hesse, Frankfurt, Civil Registration Deaths Indexes, 1928-1978
Greene County, Missouri Archives and Records Center (repository)
Greene County, Missouri Archives and Records Center Online Databases (11 databases)
Guam, Passenger and Crew Lists, 1947-1952
Idaho Death Certificates, 1911-1937
Idaho Death Certificates, 1938-1961
Idaho, Birth Index, 1861-1911
Idaho, Birth Index, 1861-1914, Stillbirth Index, 1905-1964
Idaho, Marriage Index, 1842-1964, 1975-1996
Illinois State Archives Online Databases
Illinois, Cook County Deaths, 1878-1994
Illinois, Select United Methodist Church Records, 1824-2009
Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999
India Births and Baptisms, 1786-1947
India Deaths and Burials, 1719-1948
India Marriages, 1792-1948
India, Archdiocese of Goa, Roman Catholic Priesthood Candidates, 1724-1996
India, Bihar, Koilukh, Pandit Kirtinand Jha, Maithil Brahmin Genealogical Records, 1750-1990
India, Gujarat Diocese Protestant Church Records, 1854-2012
India, Hindu Pilgrimage Records, 1194-2015
India, Jharkhand, B. Deoghar, Singh Darwaja, Pandit Dharam Rakshni Sabha, Marriage Records, 1958-2013
India, Madras Diocese Protestant Church Records, 1743-1990
India, Punjab, Moga Land Ownership Pedigrees, 1887-1958
Indiana Archives and Records Administration (repository)
Indiana Digital Archives (6 databases)
Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007
Indiana Supreme Court - Public Access (repository)
Indiana, County Marriage Indexes, 1993-2015
Indiana, Marion Public Library Death Index, 1812-2015
Indiana, United Methodist Church Records, 1837-1970
Indiana, Wills and Probate Records, 1798-1999
Indonesia, Jawa Tengah, Banjarnegara, Naturalization Records, 1960-2012
Indonesia, Jawa Tengah, Banyumas, Naturalization Records, 1954-2012
Indonesia, Jawa Tengah, Boyolali, Naturalization and Citizenship Records, 1960-2011
Indonesia, Jawa Tengah, Ciamis District Court Records, 1950-2014
Indonesia, Jawa Tengah, Jepara, Court Records, 1960-2013
Indonesia, Jawa Tengah, Kebumen, Naturalization Records, 1951-2013
Indonesia, Jawa Tengah, Kudus, District Court Naturalization Records, 1958-2013
Indonesia, Jawa Tengah, Mungkid, District Court Records, 1985-2013
Indonesia, Jawa Tengah, Pati, Naturalization Records, 1960-2013
Indonesia, Jawa Tengah, Pekalongan District Court Records, 1977-2003
Indonesia, Jawa Tengah, Pemalang, District Court Records, 1961-2013
Indonesia, Jawa Tengah, Purwodadi, Citizenship Records, 1960-2012
Indonesia, Jawa Tengah, Purwokerto, Miscellaneous Government Records, 1950-2012
Indonesia, Jawa Tengah, Rembang, District Court Naturalization Records, 1953-2013
Indonesia, Jawa Tengah, Ungaran, District Court Naturalization Records, 1975-2014
Indonesia, Jawa Tengah, Wonogiri, District Court Records, 1925-2013
Indonesia, Jawa Tengah, Wonosobo, Naturalization Records, 1927-2011
Italy, Reggio Calabria, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1784-1943
Jackson County, Missouri Marriage License Index and Images, 1826-current
Jackson County, Missouri Recorder of Deeds (repository)
Japan Census Records, 1661-1875
Japan Genealogies, 1700-1900
Japan Passenger Lists, 1893-1941
Japan Village Records, 709-1949
Kansas County Marriages, 1855-1911
Kansas Marriages, 1811-1911
Kansas, City and County Census Records, 1919-1961
Kansas, Wills and Probate Records, 1803-1987
Kentucky Death Index, 1911-1992
Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives (repository)
Kentucky Divorce Index, 1973-1993
Kentucky Marriage Index, 1973-1993
Kentucky, Death Records, 1852-1963
Kentucky, Divorce Records, 1962-2005
Korea Civil Service Examinations and Records of Officials and Employees, 1392-1910
Korea Collection of Genealogies, 1500-2012
Korea, Social Life and Customs
Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Mennonite Vital Records, 1750-1940
Lawrence County, Alabama Archives (repository)
Lawrence County, Alabama Archives Online Databases, 1818-1947
Lehigh and Berks Counties, Pennsylvania: Helffrich Pastoral Records
Liberia, Marriage Records, 1941-1974
Loudon County, Tennessee, Cemetery Inscription Index, 1814 - 1998
Louisiana, New Orleans Passenger Lists, 1813-1963
Lousiana State Archives (repository)
Maine State Archives (repository)
Maine State Census, 1837
Maine, Military Index, 1917-1920
Maine, Passenger Lists, 1894-1962
Manitoba, 1870 Census
Maryland County Marriages, 1658-1940
Maryland, Church Records, 1668-1995
Massachusetts, Delayed and Corrected Vital Records, 1753-1900
Mesa County, Colorado, Marriage Index, 1883-2010
Michigan Historical Center and State Archives (repository)
Michigan, Death Index, 1867-1940
Michigan, Death Records, 1867-1950
Minnesota Veteran's Grave Index, 1838-1964
Minnesota, Alien Registration Index, 1918
Minnesota, Iron Range Research Center Records
Minnesota, Iron Range Research Center Records
Minnesota, Women in Industry, 1919
Missouri Death Certificates, 1910-1964
Missouri, Methodist Church Records, 1856-1970
Missouri, Pre-WWII Adjutant General Enlistment Contracts, 1900-1941
Morris County, New Jersey, Cemetery Inscriptions, 1718-1893
National Parks Service (repository
Nebraska Church Records
Nebraska, Wills and Probate Records, 1806-1989
Nevada State Census, 1875
Nevada, Naturalization Petitions, 1956-1991
New Brunswick Births, 1800-1965
New Brunswick Deaths, 1800-1965
New Brunswick Marriages, 1800-1965
New Castle Delaware Community History and Archaelogy Program (repository)
New Jersey, Passenger and Crew Lists, 1956-1964
New Jersey, United Methodist Church Records, 1800-1970
New York, Irish Immigrant Arrival Records, 1846-1851
New York, Military Equipment Claims, War of 1812
New York, Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1891-1924
New York, Passenger Lists, 1820-1957
New York, Rensselaer County, Index to Marriage Records, 1908-1935
New Zealand, Auckland, Waikumete Cemetery Records, 1886-1943
North Carolina, Civil Marriages, 1763-1868
North Carolina, Death Certificates, 1909-1976
North Carolina, Marriage Records, 1741-2011
North Carolina, Wills and Probate Records, 1665-1998
North Dakota Military Men, 1917-1918
Oak Hill Memorial Cemetery Inscriptions (Birmingham, AL), 1871-2014
Obituary Index: Birmingham (AL) Area Newspapers, 1818-1996
Ohio Genealogical Society (repository)
Ohio, Marriages, 1800-1942
Oklahoma, Territorial Census, 1890
Oklahoma, Territorial Census, 1907
Oklahoma, Wills and Probate Records, 1801-2008
Ontario, 1871 Census
Oregon State Archives (repository)
Oregon, Compiled Census Index, 1841-1890
Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1963
Pennsylvania, Veteran Compensation Application Files, WWII, 1950-1966
Pennsylvania, Wills and Probate Records, 1683-1993
Pennsylvania, WWI Veterans Service and Compensation Files, 1917-1919, 1934-1948
Philippines Births and Baptisms, 1642-1994
Philippines Civil Registration (Archives Division), 1902-1945
Philippines Civil Registration (Local), 1888-1984
Philippines Civil Registration (National), 1945-1984
Philippines Civil Registration (Spanish Period), 1706-1911
Philippines Court Records, 1838-1936
Philippines Deaths and Burials, 1726-1957
Philippines Marriages, 1723-1957
Philippines, Biliran, Diocese of Naval Parish Registers, 1818-1978
Philippines, Camarines Sur, Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Caceres, Parish Registers, 1716-1977
Philippines, Eastern Samar, Roman Catholic Diocese of Borongan, Parish Registers, 1842-1984
Philippines, La Union, Diocese of San Fernando de La Union, 1801-1984
Philippines, Lingayen-Dagupan Catholic Archdiocese Parish Registers, 1615-1982
Philippines, Manila, Civil Registration, 1899-1984
Philippines, Negros Occidental, Roman Catholic Diocese of Bacolod, Parish Registers, 1755-1976
Philippines, Northern Samar, Roman Catholic Diocese of Catarman, Church Records, 1860-1983
Philippines, Pangasinan, Civil Registration, 1945-1981
Portugal Baptisms, 1570-1910
Portugal Deaths, 1640-1910
Portugal Marriages, 1670-1910
Portugal Passport Registers and Application Files, 1800-1946
Portugal, Aveiro, Catholic Church Records, 1550-1911
Portugal, Aveiro, Passport Registers, 1882-1965
Portugal, Aveiro, Testaments, 1900-1936
Portugal, Beja, Catholic Church Records, 1550-1913
Portugal, Beja, Civil Registration and Miscellaneous Records, 1609-1950
Portugal, Braga, Catholic Church Records, 1530-1911
Portugal, Braga, Priest Application Files (Genere et Moribus), 1596-1911
Portugal, Bragança, Catholic Church Records, 1541-1985
Portugal, Castelo Branco, Catholic Church Records, 1714-1911
Portugal, Coimbra, Catholic Church Records, 1459-1911
Portugal, Coimbra, Civil Registration, 1893-1980
Portugal, Coimbra, Passport Registers and Application Files, 1835-1938
Portugal, Coimbra, Testaments, 1801-1935
Portugal, Évora, Catholic Church Records, 1533-1912
Portugal, Évora, Civil Registration and Miscellaneous Records, 1554-1938
Portugal, Faro, Catholic Church Records, 1587-1880
Portugal, Guarda, Catholic Church Records, 1459-1911
Portugal, Lamego, Diocesan Records, 1529-1963
Portugal, Leiria, Catholic Church Records, 1534-1911
Portugal, Leiria, Passport Registers, 1861-1901
Portugal, Portalegre, Catholic Church Records, 1859-1911
Portugal, Portalegre, Civil Registration and Miscellaneous Records, 1816-1935
Portugal, Porto, Catholic Church Records, 1535-1949
Portugal, Santarém, Catholic Church Records, 1544-1911
Portugal, Setúbal, Catholic Church Records, 1555-1911
Portugal, Setúbal, Civil Registration and Miscellaneous Records, 1649-1936
Portugal, Viana do Castelo, Catholic Church Records, 1537-1911
Portugal, Viana do Castelo, Miscellaneous Records, 1636-1962
Portugal, Vila Real, Catholic Church Records, 1533-1941
Portugal, Vila Real, Diocesan Records, 1575-1992
Portugal, Viseu, Catholic Church Records, 1523-1989
Provincial Archives of New Brunswick (repository)
Puerto Rico, Passenger and Crew Lists, 1901-1962
Rapid City (SD) Society for Genealogical Research (Repository)
Rapid City (SD) Society for Genealogical Research Online Databases (6 databases)
Records of the Provincial Archives of New Brunswick
Red Mountain Cemetery Record of Interments (Birmingham, AL), 1886-1906
Reports of Deaths of American Citizens Abroad, 1835-1974
Rhode Island Census, 1774
Rhode Island, State Censuses, 1865-1935
Rhode Island, Wills and Probate Records, 1582-1932
Royal BC Museum (repository)
Shadow Lawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery Interments (Birmingham, AL), 1863-present
Soldiers and Sailors Database (Civil War)
South Africa, Netherdutch Reformed Church Registers (Pretoria Archive), 1838-1991
South Carolina Death Index, 1915-1962
South Carolina, Passenger Lists, 1906-1962
South Dakota, Birth Index, 1856-1915
Southern Claims Commission Allowed Claims, 1871-1880
Spain Baptisms, 1502-1940
Spain Deaths, 1600-1920
Spain Marriages, 1565-1950
Spain Records of Widows and Orphans of Spanish Officers, 1826-1960
Spain, Cádiz, Testaments, 1531-1920
Spain, Cantabria, Passports, 1785-1863
Spain, Catastro de Ensenada, 1749-1756
Spain, Catholic Church Records, 1307-1985
Spain, Consular Records of Emigrants, 1808-1960
Spain, Diocese of Albacete, Catholic Church Records, 1504-1979
Spain, Diocese of Ávila, Catholic Church Records, 1502-1975
Spain, Diocese of Lugo, Catholic Parish Records, 1550-1966
Spain, Diocese of Santander, Catholic Church Records, 1538-1985
Spain, Diocese of Segovia, Catholic Church Records, 1533-1987
Spain, Province of Alicante, Municipal Records, 1762-1921
Spain, Province of Almería, Municipal Records, 1587-1900
Spain, Province of Asturias, Municipal Records, 1470-1897
Spain, Province of Badajoz, Municipal Records, 1519-1641
Spain, Province of Barcelona, Municipal Records, 1387-1986
Spain, Province of Cádiz, Civil Registration, 1870-1960
Spain, Province of Cádiz, Municipal Records, 1784-1956
Spain, Province of Cádiz, Passports, 1810-1866
Spain, Province of Castellón, Municipal Records, 1732-1952
Spain, Province of Ciudad Real, Municipal Records, 1519-1527
Spain, Province of Córdoba, Municipal Records, 1509-1947
Spain, Province of Gerona, Municipal Records, 1566-1956
Spain, Province of Granada, Catholic Pre-Marriage Investigation Files, 1556-1899
Spain, Province of Granada, Miscellaneous Records, 1592-1900
Spain, Province of Granada, Municipal Records, 1607-1955
Spain, Province of Huelva, Municipal Records, 1760-1950
Spain, Province of Jaén, Municipal Records, 1519-1941
Spain, Province of La Coruña, Municipal Records, 1648-1941
Spain, Province of León, Municipal Records, 1642-1897
Spain, Province of Lérida, Municipal Records, 1319-1959
Spain, Province of Lugo, Municipal Records, 1703-1950
Spain, Province of Málaga, Municipal Records, 1760-1956
Spain, Province of Murcia, Municipal Records, 1500-1924
Spain, Province of Segovia, Municipal Records, 1718-1920
Spain, Province of Sevilla, Municipal Records, 1293-1966
Spain, Province of Tarragona, Municipal Records, 1430-1943
Spain, Province of Valencia, Miscellaneous Records, 1251-1950
Spain, Province of Valencia, Municipal Records, 1611-1935
Summit County, Ohio, Marriage Records, 1840-1980
Tennessee Civil Marriages, 1838-1888
Tennessee, Wills and Probate Records, 1779-2008
Texas, Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index, 1820-1890
Texas, Wills and Probate Records, 1833-1974
The Birmingham (AL) Black Barons, 1919-1962
The Genealogical Society of New Jersey (repository)
The Victoria History series (English counties) - 37 counties updated to now include all volumes for each county
Tulare County, California, Sheriff's Office and Jail Records, 1874-1963
U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900
U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995
U.S., Cemetery and Funeral Home Collection, 1847 - 2015
U.S., Chicago and North Western Railroad Employment Records, 1935-1970
U.S., Definitive List of Slaves and Property, 1827-1828
U.S., Departing Passenger and Crew Lists, 1914-1962
U.S., Dutch Reformed Church Records in Selected States, 1639-1989
U.S., Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, Records, 1875-1940
U.S., Lists of Merchant Seamen Lost in WWI, 1914-1919
U.S., Merchant Marine Applications for License of Officers, 1914-1949
U.S., Obituary Collection, 1930 - 2015
U.S., School Yearbooks, 1880-2012
U.S., Select Crew Lists and Manifests, 1890-1963
U.S., Selected States Dutch Reformed Church Membership Records, 1701-1995
Ukraine, Kyiv Orthodox Consistory Church Book Duplicates, 1734-1920
United States, Freedmen's Bureau Marriages, 1861-1872
Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964
Utah, Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index, 1850-1890
Utah, Weber, Ogden, John David Eccles Photograph Collection, 1951-1976
Verein für Computergenealogie (Repository)
Vermont, Birth Records, 1909-2008
Vermont, Death Records, 1909-2008
Vermont, Marriage Records, 1909-2008
Vigo County (IN) Library (repository)
Wabash Valley (IN) Obituary Index, 1900-current
Washington, Passenger and Crew Lists, 1882-1961
Western Michigan Genealogical Society (repository)
Western Michigan Genealogical Society Online Databases (18 databases)
WPA Index to Alabama Biography


What's Been Fixed

View the March 4 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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