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Tuesday's Tip - Creating a Cemetery List (Intermediate)

Creating a Cemetery List

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

Creating a Cemetery List (Intermediate)

One of the most frequent questions asked is,  "How do I create a list of people buried in a certain cemetery?"  And the answer is, it depends. There are several different ways users enter cemetery information and how you create a list depends on what method you are using. Here are the most common.

Cemetery Event
If you have entered your cemeteries as a Cemetery Event you will go to View > Master Lists > Event Definition. Highlight the Cemetery Event and then click Show List over on the right. From there you can either Create Search List or you can Tag the list of people. 

Burial Address
If you have entered your cemeteries as a Burial Address you will go to View > Master Lists > Address Lists > Event. Highlight the cemetery in question and then click  Show List over on the right. From there you can either Create Search List or you can Tag the list of people. 

Location
If you have entered your cemetery as part of your location field you will go to View > Master Lists > Location. Highlight the cemetery in question and then click  Options > Show List over on the right. From there you can either Create Search List or you can Tag the list of people.

No matter which method you decide to use, make sure that your entries are consistent so that searching will work for you. I have covered the most common ways people record this information. If you are doing it another way, hopefully this information will help you create a cemetery list as well.

 

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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.

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Thanks for this info...very helpful.

Is there any way to include the location in the cemetery, ie. Block, Lot, Grave #....?

Thanks again,

Since I create a cemetery event I put this information in the event notes. You could easily put this in the burial notes or address notes depending on how you record your cemeteries.

On Legacy I customized my Family View Information to born, died, buried (Cemetery would be listed here), death cause and notes. It has worked great for me for several years. Legacy is a wonderful program.

The cemetery lists created shows females by their birth name. Is there a way to list females by their name at time of burial (or married name) so that the list agrees with name on tombstone?

Reece,
When you create a Search List you can go to Options > Include Married Names. Now the list will include the women both with their maiden names and their married names. Married names are prefaced by §

I don't see a "Cemetery" event within the out-of-box event list supplied by Legacy. I suppose that I could have had the foresight to add such a event, but in the absence of that event type I have for 15 years been adding cemetery name, city and state info within the burial address field of each individual's information screen. I cannot find a way to use Legacy's search feature to search that burial address field to effectively create a listing of all person's buried in a cemetery of a given name.

Suggestions??
Thanks,
Jeff

Jeff,
You would not use the Search. You would instead highlight the Burial Address you need on View > Master Lists > Address Lists > Event and go from there.

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