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Tuesday's Tip - Search Toolbar (Beginner)

TT - Search Toolbar

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


Search Toolbar
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There are several things I want to point out on the Search Toolbar because these searches are very different from each other. Find brings up the internal Search screen. Make sure you click on all of the tabs to see all of the different searches you can do. Find Next will bring you to the next person on your EXISTING Search List. Find Previous will take you to the previous person on your EXISTING Search List. Census List is a specialized search with many applications, not just census searches. If you click the Find button you will also see the Census List here as one of the tabs. Search List will bring up your EXISTING Search List

Search Replace is where you will search a specific field for a specific value and replace it with something else. Search Internet has a list of default genealogy webpage searches and Legacy will fill in the search criteria for you. You can also add your own websites to this list (see the Help File). 

FamilySearch will open up the FamilySearch interface screen where you can do a direct sync. 

Find a Grave has a sub menu which users tend to miss for some reason. There are some great time saving searches here. 

Find a Grave
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The Search Hashtags will let you create a Search List of people using a specific Hashtag which you can then further manipulate. You can use the Windows CTRL command to select multiple Hashtags at once. You can also use the Windows Shift command to select all of them.


Next time we will look at the Internet Toolbar.


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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The sub menu list did not a appear when I clicked on Find a Grave in Search. The Find a Grave website did appear. Maybe that is why "users tend to miss it". Maybe I'm not doing something right. Please advise.

When you look at the screenshot of the toolbar notice that there is a tiny little arrow thingie to the right of the word Grave. You have to click in that exact spot to get the drop down menu.

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