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Tuesday's Tip - The Source Clipboard Part I (Intermediate)

TT - The Source Clipboard Part I

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

The Source Clipboard Part I (Intermediate)

I had someone ask to see more about the Source Clipboard so here it is. The Source Clipboard is there to save you some time. I will give you an example from my file. I very often get death certificates or marriage certificates in batches. I can load a master source onto the clipboard and then just change the detail when I change certificates. Here is the process step by step.

Source Clipboard icon
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Step 1
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Select a source
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Enter the detail
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Save the detail
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Assigned Sources screen
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Paste icon
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The Source Clipboard has already saved you some time but here is where it will save you even more. Now I am going to add another Louisiana Death Certificate. I don’t need to change the Master Source, only the Detail. I go to my new person and click the Source Clipboard icon.

Source Clipboard icon
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Change the detail
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New detail
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I can now paste this citation in all the places it needs to go. When I am done I will go to the next person.

In Part II, I will show you how to save source citations to use again later and also how paste more than one source at a time.


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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