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New Feature - Rebuild Source Citations

The developers have added a new File Maintenance Routine, Rebuild Source Citations. To access it, go to File > File Maintenance > Rebuild Source Citations

Rebuild Source Citations
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And this is what you will see when the Rebuild Source Citations is running:

Checking Sources Please Wait
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If you are transferring sources from Legacy to FamilySearch, and you notice that your sources are missing, you will need to use this new file maintenance routine. It puts all of the citation parts into a single field (hidden, you don't see this) and then FamilySearch will pull from that field. Normally this field is filled in correctly but if you are manipulating sources for reports by excluding sources or suppressing source details this hidden field can get blanked out. This does not affect Legacy at all. The only time it will be an issue is if you are transferring sources to FamilySearch. If you don't use the FamilySearch interface you won't need to do this. Even if you do use the FamilySearch interface you may never need to do this. 


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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I have over 250,000 family members in my family tree and everything was running great until recently. I went to split my file to work on two smaller ones, but wasn't happy with the split. Now every time I run my master file I have to wait 3 hours while it rebuilds source options. If that isn't bad enough once it's done running it eliminates my line starting with my 4th great grandfather.

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