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Tuesday's Tip - What's This Icon? (Beginner)

TT - Whats this 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.

What's This Icon? (Beginner)

Whenever a Legacy icon is colored in that means that there is data entered for that person in that section. In the below screenshot you can see that I have entered events for Benjamin and his wife Anne because both of their events icons are colored. But why does Anne's icon have a red circle above it and Benjamin's doesn't? 

Events Icon
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The red circle means that Anne has had an event SHARED with her. Benjamin doesn't have this red circle because I have not shared any events with him. It is the RECIPIENT of the shared event that gets the red circle not the person from whom the event was shared. 

This is just another way Legacy gives you a visual clue to what you have entered.


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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