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Tuesday's Tip - Same Sex Relationships (Beginner)

TT - Same Sex Relationships

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

Same Sex Relationships (Beginner)

To enter a same sex relationship you just enter it like you would any other relationship but make sure you have changed the genders to female-female or male-male.  However, there are several other options in Legacy that go along with this that I want to highlight in this post. 

You can change the entire Legacy interface to reflect a more gender-neutral language. This is a GLOBAL change. Go to Options > Customize > View > Option 8.14. If you change this to Gender-Neutral you will see wording changes on the toolbars. For example, if you click the Add tab on the main toolbar/ribbon at the top you will see Add Left Spouse and Add Right Spouse instead of Add Husband and Add Wife. You must restart Legacy before you will see these changes.

You will still see Husband and Wife labels on the Family View. You can change these GLOBALLY by going to Options > Customize > View > Option 8.7. Click the button that says Edit Default Marriage Wording. This options controls both the Family View labels AND Reports

Default Marriage Wording
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If you would rather change the wording on an individual basis instead of globally open the couple's marriage screen and click the Wording Options tab. This screen is slightly different but again it controls the Family View labels and Reports.

Individual Marriage Wording
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This is yet another way you can customize Legacy so that your interface looks the way you want and your reports read out the way you prefer.


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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