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All Sources and Event Fields Are Now Available in Legacy/FamilySearch Interface

There is a new feature in Legacy FamilySearch that you are going to love! To see it, open the Legacy FamilySearch interface and click the Sources tab. 

Main Sources Screen
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On the left you will see all of your sources listed, not just the ones that are attached to the vital events. In this screenshot I have scrolled down so that you can see all of the custom events this man has and the sources attached to them. 

Here is where it gets even better. Click on one of the source arrows on the FamilySearch side of the screen (right side) to move it to Legacy. 

You can now copy the source to ANY event you have entered for that person!  You are no longer limited to the vital events.

Transferring sources
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This new feature was included in the update released on 22 January 2020. The developer snuck this one in without telling me so this was not included in the Release Notes. If you haven't updated yet, click the Legacy Home tab within the Legacy program itself and you will see the update on the right (if you are a Legacy Deluxe user). If you are using the free Standard version then you can update HERE.

If you need instructions on how to use the FamilySearch interface please read FamilySearch Training.


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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I'm waiting for a 'DNA connection' button for the usual Family page for Legacy - really surprised you can't add an obvious symbol or field yet.

This post is about FamilySearch so I am not sure if you mean on the FamilySearch interface or? If you are talking about the Family View within Legacy itself, this request is already in our tracking system for the programmers to consider adding.

There is a busted link to your suggestion of "FamilySearch Training".

"Family Search Training" link goes to a non existant page. Where does one find the "FamilySearch Interface"?

Thank you for finding the broken link! I have fixed it.

When I follow your instructions above, the only tab that is active is the "Matches" tab. The other tabs including Duplicates, Share Data, Sources, etc. are gray. Am I missing a step? I have version

Cool feature!

Just accessed this Legacy News! YES, I did notice this Family Search Interface recently when 'double checking' my ancestors--fabulous new tool!! For anyone who has not utilized this new addition, I encourage same.

Thank you, again and again,, Legacy Folks.

"New" source capability is of no use to those of us who don't want to put a tree on Family Search (and never will because others constantly mess with it without permission). I agree this capability should be added to Legacy Family Tree software itself.

This isn’t something that you could add to Legacy per se. This is very specific to FamilySearch. FamilySearch’s Family Tree is a collaborative tree. The more thoroughly you have your information sourced the less chance that somebody is going to change the information. No one can ever change the information you have in Legacy on your hard drive. I am a huge supporter of the Family Tree but I also know to work within its limitations.

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