Tuesday's Tips provide brief how-to's to help you learn to use the Legacy Family Tree software with new tricks and techniques.
Tuesday's Tip - Linking to Parents (Beginner)
If you need to link someone in your file to a set of parents that you already have, you don't want to make the mistake of linking to the father and then to the mother. You will end up creating ghost marriages and your child will not be linked correctly. If the parents are already linked to each other you must link the child to both of them at the same time.
With the child in the Family View, right click in the parents' area and then choose Link to Parents.
The Marriage List will come up. Highlight the correct set of parents and then click the Select button.
And now you will see the correct set of parents displayed.
You can do this in the reverse. With the parents in the Family View, right click in the Children's area and select Link to an Existing Son (Daughter).
This time the Name List will come up. Select the child you want to link and then click the Select button.
And now the child will be linked correctly.
In the next Tuesday's Tip I will show you how to link to a single parent.
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Michele Simmons Lewis, CG® is part of the Legacy Family Tree team at MyHeritage. She handles the enhancement suggestions that come in from our users as well as writing for Legacy News. You can usually find her hanging out on the Legacy User Group Facebook page answering questions and posting tips.