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Tuesday's Tip - How to Work With a Tagged Group (Intermediate)

TT - How to Work With a Tagged Group

Tuesday's Tips provide brief how-to's to help you learn to use the Legacy Family Tree software with new tricks and techniques.

How to Work With a Tagged Group (Intermediate)

This article assumes that you already know how to use the Advanced Tagging screen and how to tag groups of people via a Search. So now that you have a group of people tagged, what is the best way to work with them? I am going to show you two ways.

The first way is to simply create a Search List of your tagged people. 

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You can work with your tagged people directly on the Search List by using the tabs over on the right. When you are done with someone you can simply untag them from this screen. The next time you need to work with this group you will create a new Search List and it will show your remaining people.

Search List
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The second way is to use the navigational arrows at the bottom right of the screen. The screenshot below shows that mine is already set to Tag 2 (I:2 means Individual Tag 2). To set the Tag, RIGHT click in the middle of the box and you will see the list of tags to choose from. This is available on every view.

Navigational arrows
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In the above screenshot you will see left and right arrows next to the I:2 that you can use to go forward and backward between your tagged individuals. When you are done working with someone, untag them. When you get to the end of your tagged list you will get this message:

Reached the End message
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If you are going to be moving back and forth a lot you will probably want to turn this message off by unchecking the box. You can also do this by going to Options > Customize > Other Setting > Option 12.5 Message Boxes (gbl). Click the button that says Turn on or off Optional Reminder Messages and then click the Messages tab. This is also how you would turn the feature back on.

Optional Reminder Messages
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Searching and Tagging is one of Legacy's most powerful tools. I hope today's tip will help you easily navigate and edit your tagged persons.


Find tech tips every day in the Facebook Legacy User Group. The group is free and is available to anyone with a Facebook account.

For video tech tips check out the Legacy Quick Tips page.  These short videos will make it easy for you to learn all sort of fun and interesting ways to look at your genealogy research.


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.



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