Tuesday's Tips provide brief how-to's to help you learn to use the Legacy Family Tree software with new tricks and techniques.
Master Source Tip (Intermediate)
In some instances there is a shortcut way to create a new Master Source that will save you some time. In the following example I already have a Master Source for the 1850 census in Columbia County, Georgia. I want to create a new one for Richmond County.
I highlight the Columbia County Source and click Edit over on the right.
All I have to do is change the word Columbia to Richmond in the Source List Name and the Jurisdiction County. Don't forget to change the Source List Name or you will end up with two sources with the same name.
Now over on the right click Save. You will see this screen:
Notice there are TWO options! The first one is when you are truly editing a Master Source and you want to save your changes (overwrite what is there). The second one is the one you will be using in today's scenario. We want to Apply the changes to a NEW copy of this master source. Please be careful here! If you accidentally choose the first option you will overwrite your master source instead of creating a new one.
Now you will see both Master Sources on your Source List.
This is a great time saver but you must be careful!
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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.