Name Your Own Price on Legacy add-ons GENViewer and GENMatcher - through August 25, 2013

Here's a deal you don't find every day: name your own price on GENViewer and GENMatcher - two of Legacy Family Tree's add-ons. The publisher of these programs announced the special today to celebrate the release of the 1921 Canada census (expected to be released later today). He has graciously allowed us to offer the same deal. Here's the announcement and instructions:

To celebrate the release of the 1921 Canada census, GENViewer and GENMatcher will be retailed at the excellent price of whatever you want to pay through Thursday, August 25, 2013. I urge you to think about how much it is worth to you. Where else could you buy professional-quality software like this for less than 20 dollars?

GenvGENViewer - adds more functionality, searching, and views of your Legacy family file.

Purchase Instructions

  1. Click here to add GENViewer to your shopping cart.
  2. Enter your purchase price in the Each field (normally $19.95).
  3. Click on the blue Recalculate button.
  4. Click on the yellow Proceed to Checkout button and place your order.

Or click here to first learn more about GENViewer.

Genmatcher-thumbGENMatcher - quickly compares your Legacy family file to other genealogy files for possible matches.

Purchase Instructions

  1. Click here to add GENMatcher to your shopping cart.
  2. Enter your purchase price in the Each field (normally $19.95).
  3. Click on the blue Recalculate button.
  4. Click on the yellow Proceed to Checkout button and place your order.

Or click here to first learn more about GENMatcher.

Watch a brief video about GENViewer

I just found this brief video about using the FileSearch feature in GENViewer - one of its best features.


Name Your Own Price on Legacy add-ons GENViewer and GENMatcher - through September 3, 2012

Here's a deal you don't find every day: name your own price on GENViewer and GENMatcher - two of Legacy Family Tree's add-ons. The publisher of these programs announced the special today to celebrate Labor Day (or Labour Day!). He has graciously allowed us to offer the same deal. Here's the announcement and instructions:

To celebrate Labour Day, GENViewer and GENMatcher will be retailed at the excellent price of whatever you want to pay through Monday, September 3, 2012. I urge you to think about how much it is worth to you. Where else could you buy professional-quality software like this for less than 20 dollars?

GenvGENViewer - adds more functionality, searching, and views of your Legacy family file.

Purchase Instructions

  1. Click here to add GENViewer to your shopping cart.
  2. Enter your purchase price in the Each field (normally $19.95).
  3. Click on the blue Recalculate button.
  4. Click on the yellow Proceed to Checkout button and place your order.

Or click here to first learn more about GENViewer.

Genmatcher-thumbGENMatcher - quickly compares your Legacy family file to other genealogy files for possible matches.

Purchase Instructions

  1. Click here to add GENMatcher to your shopping cart.
  2. Enter your purchase price in the Each field (normally $19.95).
  3. Click on the blue Recalculate button.
  4. Click on the yellow Proceed to Checkout button and place your order.

Or click here to first learn more about GENMatcher.

Watch a brief video about GENViewer

I just found this brief video about using the FileSearch feature in GENViewer - one of its best features.


Name Your Own Price on Legacy add-ons GENViewer and GENMatcher - through February 23, 2012

GVL-2THere's a deal you don't find every day: name your own price on GENViewer and GENMatcher - two of Legacy Family Tree's add-ons. The publisher of these programs announced the special today to celebrate the 12th year of his company. He has graciously allowed us to offer the same deal. Here's the announcement and instructions:

To celebrate our 12th year of Mudcreek Software, GENViewer 1 and GENMatcher 1 will be retailed at the excellent price of whatever you want to pay through Thursday, February 23rd, 2012. I urge you to think about how much it is worth to you. Where else could you buy professional-quality software like this for less than 20 dollars?

GENViewer - adds more functionality, searching, and views of your Legacy family file.

Purchase Instructions

  1. Click here to add GENViewer to your shopping cart.
  2. Enter your purchase price in the Each field (normally $19.95).
  3. Click on the blue Recalculate button.
  4. Click on the yellow Proceed to Checkout button and place your order.

Or click here to first learn more about GENViewer.

Genmatcher-thumbGENMatcher - quickly compares your Legacy family file to other genealogy files for possible matches.

Purchase Instructions

  1. Click here to add GENMatcher to your shopping cart.
  2. Enter your purchase price in the Each field (normally $19.95).
  3. Click on the blue Recalculate button.
  4. Click on the yellow Proceed to Checkout button and place your order.

Or click here to first learn more about GENMatcher.

Watch a brief video about GENViewer

I just found this brief video about using the FileSearch feature in GENViewer - one of its best features.


Legacy Add-On - GENViewer - Discount Offer

GENViewer for Legacy is now available to download from our online store for $19.95 (Legacy Deluxe edition customers can receive an additional 15% off. See below for details.).

Purchase GenViewer

This exciting add-on program is an excellent tool to help you with your research. GENViewer for Legacy adds new ways to search, sort, analyze, and print your Legacy family file.

Genviewer GenViewer searches your files

With GENViewer's powerful File Search capabilities, you can simultaneously search multiple files for individuals or find that critical piece of information you need.

Simply select your search criteria and click Find. GENViewer will look for the information in every Legacy family file or GEDCOM file on your hard drive or data folder! No more examining files one a time! This labor-saving feature is enough to make GENViewer a great value; but hold on -- there's more!

GENViewer provides more views of your data

GENViewer's intuitive, easy-to-use interfaces provide nine different views of your genealogy information: General, Individual, Family, Pedigree, Descendants, List, Highlighted, Islands, and Sources. Your information is just one click away.

Most views of your data can be copied to the clipboard with just a click of the mouse. You can then paste the family information right into an e-mail message, word processing document or another application! Reports can also be created in HTML and PDF format!

GENViewer analyzes your information

GENViewer is an incredible tool for analyzing your family information. Use GENViewer's highlighting tool to make information stand out in each of the views of your data. There are about 100 easy-to-use highlighting options. It's amazing what you can see using this highlighting tool.

GENViewer searches the web with a single click

And there's still more! You can also use GENViewer's Internet search to find information about your family on the Web. GENViewer's searches are a perfect compliment to the Internet searches done by Legacy. Why buy expensive CD's when much of that information is already available free at regularly updated Web sites? (No more gimmicky, out-of-date CD's!) When you find a Web page with information just right click on it and select Print from the popup menu!

GENViewer helps share your information

GENViewer can create a self-viewing executable from a GEDCOM file that will display your genealogical information when run. This file can be e-mailed as an attachment or placed on a Web site for downloading. This special file can also be saved to floppy, zip disk or flash drive or burned to CD and run on any Windows computer. The special file will not expire and can be viewed as many times as wanted. This special version of GENViewer is NOT installed on the viewing computer. No information is left on the computer when finished viewing the information. This is a truly unique and efficient way to share your genealogy with people who don't own a genealogy program but who have a computer.

GENViewer previews GEDCOMs before importing into Legacy

Use GENViewer to quickly examine and clean up all of those GEDCOM files that are cluttering your computer. Its speed and versatility makes it ideal for previewing GEDCOM files before taking the time and effort of importing them into Legacy. GENViewer's speed ranges from 10,000 to 20,000 individuals per second on some computers. GENViewer has been tested reading a GEDCOM file containing 1.3 million individuals and 500,000 families: it took about two minutes to load! (The limit for a GEDCOM file is 2 GB.)

Because GENViewer uses existing Legacy files and GEDCOMs, it doesn't create extra files that fill up your hard drive. This is a great space-saving feature. Furthermore, GENViewer is a read only application: it doesn't change or modify any files so users don't have to worry about changing any information.

A Sampling of Comments from GENViewer Users

  • "GENViewer is one of the 'must have' tools for any genealogical researcher." - Lee
  • " ... ridiculously fast...it makes importing GEDCOMs into my database so much easier. Thanks for a wonderful product"
  • "I was amazed at the speed . . . easy to use." - Dick Eastman
  • "Thanks for a great product. It is EXACTLY what I have been looking for." - Robyn

How to Purchase

GENViewer is available from our online store for just $19.95. If you are a Legacy Deluxe edition customer, you can save an additional 15% off by using the coupon code found in the Legacy News section of the Legacy Home tab within Legacy Deluxe. (The coupon is only visible if you have the latest update of the Legacy Deluxe edition. Discount expires October 21.)

Purchase GenViewer


GENViewer for Legacy Version Is Versatile and Fast

GENViewer for Legacy is a remarkable add-on program that works directly with Legacy family files or with GEDCOM files created by other genealogy applications. With GENViewer's powerful File Search capabilities, you can simultaneously search multiple files for individuals or find that critical piece of information you need. Gone is the need to examine files one a time.

GENViewer's intuitive, easy-to-use interfaces provide nine different views of your genealogy information: General, Individual, Family, Pedigree, Descendants, List, Highlighted, Islands, and Sources. Most views of your data can be copied to the clipboard with just a click of the mouse. You can then paste the family information right into an e-mail message, word processing document or another application. Reports can also be created in HTML and PDF formats.

GENViewer is an incredible tool for analyzing your family information. Use GENViewer's highlighting tool to make information stand out in each of the views of your data. There are about 100 easy-to-use highlighting options. It's amazing what you can see using this highlighting tool.

You can also use GENViewer's Internet search to find information about your family on the Web. When you find a Web page with information just right click on it and select Print from the popup menu.

GENViewer can create a self-viewing executable from a GEDCOM file that will display your genealogical information when run. This file can be e-mailed as an attachment or placed on a Web site for downloading. Furthermore the special file can be created on a floppy disk and run on any Windows computer. This is a truly unique and efficient way to share your genealogy with people who don't own a genealogy program but who have a computer.

Use GENViewer to quickly examine and clean up all of those GEDCOM files that are cluttering your computer. Its speed and versatility makes it ideal for previewing GEDCOM files before taking the time and effort of importing them into Legacy.

Because GENViewer uses existing Legacy and GEDCOM files, it doesn't create extra files that fill up the hard drive. This is a great space-saving feature. Furthermore, GENViewer is a read-only application: it doesn't change or modify any files so users don't have to worry about changing any information.

Here's what users are saying:

"I downloaded a GEDCOM from Ancestry.com. I didn't realize how big it was. This GEDCOM had almost 26,000 people in it. When I downloaded GENViewer, this GEDCOM was one of the first things I tried it out on. Here are the results:
    File Size: 18,745,745
    Import Time: 2.240 seconds
    # people: 25,931
    # families: 11,530
    # notes: 390
    # sources: 631.

2.24 seconds is ridiculously fast for this many records!  And with GENViewer, I can see who is in there, how complete the information is, how connected they are and a zillion other things. It makes importing GEDCOMs into my database so much easier. Thanks for a wonderful product."
-- Roger Barnes: GENViewer user

"GENViewer allows you to see a glance exactly what is included in both your own database and in GEDCOMs received from others and to quickly gather lists of your choice of highlighted information from those databases. Its speed and sorting features are unsurpassed. It is an extremely valuable search tool which helps you to better understand and piece together your family tree information. I highly recommend it!" -- Kathi Sittner: Legacy user

GENViewer for Legacy can be used on a free 15-day trial basis, after that you must purchase the program to continue using it. Please go to https://www.legacyfamilytree.com/GENViewerDownload.asp to download the program.

To order GENViewer for Legacy please visit https://www.legacyfamilytree.com/Redirect/Store-AddOns.asp


Technology Tip: Preview Before Importing

Genealogists usually perform a preliminary survey when beginning research on a new family. A purpose of this survey is to learn what research has already been done on the family. As part of this initial step, researchers may consult lineage-linked databases such as MyTrees.com’s Ancestry Archive, Ancestry World Tree, or OneGreatFamily.com. These databases are built from the contributions of fellow researchers.

When you find information that may pertain to your research, you usually have the option to download the database. It can then be imported into Legacy as a GEDCOM file. However, some of these databases contain tens of thousands of individuals, but you may be interested in only a select few.

Typically, to be able to view the contents of the database, you would need to invest the time to import the GEDCOM into a new Legacy family file. A GEDCOM with 22,487 individuals took 9 minutes, 16 seconds to import into Legacy 6. Using GenViewer, it took just 0.328 seconds to load – less than a second!

Developed by MudCreek Software Inc., GenViewer is a companion program to Legacy that adds additional searching, sorting, and printing that is not available in Legacy 6. One of GenViewer’s greatest strengths is the speed in which it can view a GEDCOM file. Before investing the time to import the entire GEDCOM into Legacy just to see what’s in it, use GenViewer to quickly analyze the file.

To learn more about GenViewer, click here.

To download a free 15-day trial of GenViewer, click here.