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Tuesday's Tip - Children's List Icon (Beginner)

TT - Children's List Icon

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

Children's List Icon (Beginner)

There is a shortcut icon to the Children's List (Edit Children) on the Family View that users can overlook.

Children's List Icon
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Click the icon and this is what you will see:

Children's List (Edit Children)
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Legacy usually has more than one way to do things.  I could have also used the Toolbar by going to Edit > Child Settings or I could have right clicked any child and selected Children's Settings. The icon saves you a few clicks.


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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You can also just right click on any child in the list.

Yes you can but it takes an extra click because when you right click on a child it brings up a menu with several choices. In Legacy there is usually more than one way to do any task which is really nice because different people like to do things different ways.

Please explain why / how 2 of the children entries are italized.

The italics means the gender is unknown. The parents are my great-grandparents. Using the information in the 1900 and 1910 censuses I was able to determine that Corrine had had two children that had been born and who had died between the two census years. I don't know what their genders were. Here is my notes on this... "On the 1900 Lamar Co, MS census Corrine stated she had bore 7 children and 6 were living (known son Albert had died in 1893). On the 1910 Lamar Co, MS census Corrine stated she had bore 10 children and 7 were living. (known son Albert died in 1893 but there are two 2 children unaccounted for that were born and died between the two censuses)."

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