Tuesday's Tip - FamilySearch Filters (Intermediate)

FamilySearch Filters

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

FamilySearch Filters (Intermediate)

On the FamilySearch interface screen there are two ways to filter the list of ancestors/relatives that you see. The first filter governs what you see related to FamilySearch itself. This is the drop down box you see at the top left. My favorite filter here is the Possible Duplicates.  Notice that whenever you use a filter the number of people will be updated as well as your percentage of completion. 

FamilySearch filter

The second filter governs filtering the people in your file. Click the Edit button. You have five different filters at the top and then at the bottom you can either suppress living people or include them but indicate that they are living. If you choose that option they will have a little red heart next to their name. I love this filtering because I like to work on specific groups of people. You can use this filtering in conjunction with the drop down list filtering. 

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Using the two different filtering options will help you stay focused and not overwhelmed with the number of people in your file when using FamilySearch's FamilyTree.

 

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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.


Tuesday's Tip - FamilySearch Import Tree (Intermediate)

FamilySearch Import Tree

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

FamilySearch Import Tree (Intermediate)

You can import directly from FamilySearch by opening the FamilySearch interface and selecting Import Tree. Before we get into the specific importing options here are a few general tips:

  • Don't try and import 200 generations at one time. This make cleanup very difficult. Only import a small section. Once that is cleaned up you can import another section
  • And you WILL be doing cleanup. When you do a direct download you get all of the errors that people have entered. You will have factual errors and data formatting errors (standardization)
  • Always download into a new, empty Legacy file. Do all of your cleanup there and then import this new file into your main file. Before and after the import make sure you check/repair all files involved. You will also need to deal with any duplicates you have introduced once you combine the files. Make sure you name these files in such a way you won't get them confused with your main file

Import Tree

You can start the import with yourself or with any FSID you choose. If you choose someone other than yourself, click the Verify button to make sure that you do indeed have the correct person. The last option, Current person selected..., is greyed out because I am importing into a blank file. If you were to import into an existing file this option would be available to you.

If you select 0 Ancestors and 0 Descendants you will only import that one person. You can select up to 200 generations of Ancestors and 100 generations of descendants but I wouldn't max this out unless you have a lot of time for cleanup. 

ALWAYS check the box to Assign source citations to imported data. The info is no good to you unless you know where it came from.

Include spouses of children is optional. I usually check this because it helps me differentiate between persons of the same name based on who they married.

I would leave the Check for duplicates UNchecked unless you are doing a small import. You can always tell Legacy to check for duplicates later (Update Matches > Recheck linked individuals for duplicates). 

I always check the box to Include only preferred parents. There are some people on FamilySearch that have 20 sets of parents. Most of these are duplicates. I don't need that kind of aggravation. After the import you might still see a few people with two sets of parents. These are parents that you are related to in more than one way and Legacy isn't able to decide which set you would prefer to keep. This is almost always a case of a child being linked to their real parents and also linked to a set of wrong parents. I flag these for later research (Search > Find > Misc. > Individuals with multiple parents).

Once you click the OK button you can go throw a load of laundry in the dryer or empty the dishwasher. Depending on how many generations you chose and whether or not you are including spouses, checking for duplicates, and all parents (not preferred) it can take a while for Legacy to complete the import. You can watch the progress on the screen if you wish. You can also use your computer while it is downloading but I like to shut everything connected to the internet down so that all of the bandwidth can be dedicated for the download (for example, cloud syncing, auto email checking, etc). 

Once you your download has completed, do a check/repair on this file and back it up. Now the clean up fun begins!

 

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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.


FamilySearch - New "Lock" Feature

FamilySearch - New "Lock" Feature

We have added something new to the Legacy FamilySearch screen. You will now see Lock icons on anyone that has been marked private/invisible and on any event that has been marked private. If you see the lock you will not be able to transfer that person or event until you change their status.

Notice in the screenshot that Asa has been marked as private. All of the transfer arrows have been removed from the left side of the screen. You can't transfer any information to FamilySearch. You can still transfer information from FamilySearch to Legacy. The transfer arrows are still intact on the right side of the screen.

Private individuals

I changed Asa to private AFTER he had been linked to FamilySearch. If he had been marked private before I tried to add him, I would not have been able to add him to FamilySearch. Notice that Nathan Brown has a lock icon in the filtered list to the left. Notice he does not have arrows next to his name which means he wasn't previously linked. I will not be able to transfer him to FamilySearch at all.

In this next screenshot you will see that I have a single event marked as private. I will not be able to transfer this event to FamilySearch.

Private event

If you have marked a VITAL event as private using privacy brackets, you will be able to see those privacy brackets on the screen to alert you that the information is indeed private (this is not a new change).

Private vital events

We made these changes so that you don't accidentally transfer anyone who has been marked as private/invisible nor any events marked as private.  If you want to transfer any of this information you will need to change the privacy setting in Legacy first.

 

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.

 


Tuesday's Tip - Mailing Lists (Beginner)

Mailing Lists

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

Mailing Lists (Beginner)

Legacy has a really nifty built in feature where you can build Mailing Lists of your relatives. You will see these lists on the Mailing Address screen for each person. You can add each person to one or more lists.

Mailing Lists

 

You can get to this screen in two ways, from the Family View and from the Individual's Information screen.

Family View


Individual's Information screen

 

You will use this in conjunction with the Address Labels. On the main toolbar go to Reports > Other Reports > Address Labels. On the Who to Print tab you must have Mailing Addresses selected or you won't see the Mailing Lists.

Address Labels

 

Now you can print address labels for a mass mailing like a quarterly family newsletter or holiday cards.  For more information, please see:

Working with Addresses Part I
Working with Addresses Part II
Working with Addresses Part III
Legacy 101 - Reports

 

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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.


Tuesday's Tip - Birthdays, Death Dates, and Anniversaries (Beginner)

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Birthdays, Death Dates, and Anniversaries (Beginner)

You can tell Legacy to remind you of birthdays, death dates, and anniversaries. These reminders will display on the Legacy Home tab.

To set a birthday and/or death date reminder, open the person's Individual's Information screen and you will see the check boxes at the bottom right. If you haven't entered any dates these boxes will be greyed out. It has to be a full date with a day and month.

Birthday and death reminders

 

You can also access this on the Name List by clicking the Detail tab over on the right

Name List

 

To set an Anniversary reminder you will check the box on the Marriage screen. 

Anniversary Reminder

 

You can also set this on the Marriage List.

Marriage List

 

Now you will see these displayed on the Legacy Home tab.

Legacy Home tab

 

You can tell Legacy how far in advanced you want to be reminded. On the Legacy Home tab click Options in the upper right corner and then click Options again. Make sure you are on the Reminder Options tab.

Reminder Options

 

This option is very important to me. I am a bit of a scatterbrain so I rarely even know what day of the week it is. Now I am able to send out birthday and anniversary cards to my family (on time!) and I can send a loved one a note in remembrance of a death. You have complete control over who will show up on your Reminders list.

 

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.


Tuesday's Tip - Accessing FamilySearch (Beginner)

Accessing FamilySearch

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

Tuesday's Tip - Accessing FamilySearch (Beginner)

There are several different ways you can connect to FamilySearch through Legacy. Before you get started, make sure that you have FamilySearch turned on in your file. Go to Options > Customize > General Settings > Option 1.8 FamilySearch. Check the box to Integrate with FamilySearch.

#1 - The Ribbon 
Go to Search > FamilySearch and that will bring up the main FamilySearch interface screen. Whoever is highlighted in Legacy will be the focus person. If that person has not been synced to FamilySearch yet you will be asked to do so.

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#2 - Click the arrows
On the Family View or the Pedigree View, right (or left) click any of the arrows to take you directly to that person on the FamilySearch interface. Again, if that person has not been sync'd yet you will be asked to do so.

Click the arrows
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#3 - Click the hot link
On the Individual's Information screen, there is a field for the FamilySearch ID. Notice that the word FamilySearch ID is underlined. That means it is a clickable hot link. If there is a FamilySearch ID filled in, you will be taken to that person's personal FamilySearch page on the FamilySearch website. If there is no FamilySearch ID entered you will be taken to the main FamilySearch Record Search screen.

FamilySearch ID hot link
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If none of this makes sense to you, I highly recommend you go through our FamilySearch Training materials.

 

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.

 


Tuesday's Tip - Creating a Cemetery List (Intermediate)

Creating a Cemetery List

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

Creating a Cemetery List (Intermediate)

One of the most frequent questions asked is,  "How do I create a list of people buried in a certain cemetery?"  And the answer is, it depends. There are several different ways users enter cemetery information and how you create a list depends on what method you are using. Here are the most common.

Cemetery Event
If you have entered your cemeteries as a Cemetery Event you will go to View > Master Lists > Event Definition. Highlight the Cemetery Event and then click Show List over on the right. From there you can either Create Search List or you can Tag the list of people. 

Burial Address
If you have entered your cemeteries as a Burial Address you will go to View > Master Lists > Address Lists > Event. Highlight the cemetery in question and then click  Show List over on the right. From there you can either Create Search List or you can Tag the list of people. 

Location
If you have entered your cemetery as part of your location field you will go to View > Master Lists > Location. Highlight the cemetery in question and then click  Options > Show List over on the right. From there you can either Create Search List or you can Tag the list of people.

No matter which method you decide to use, make sure that your entries are consistent so that searching will work for you. I have covered the most common ways people record this information. If you are doing it another way, hopefully this information will help you create a cemetery list as well.

 

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.


Tuesday's Tip - Find a Grave Options (Beginner)

Find a Grave Options

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

Find a Grave Options (Beginner)

There is a specific feature I want to point out because a lot of people seem to miss it. On the main Ribbon go to Search > Find a Grave. Notice that there is a little down arrow thingie (technical term) at the bottom right of the Find a Grave icon. Click that down arrow thingie and you get an enhanced menu.

Find a Grave icon
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These are very useful options but unless you know where they are they will be no of use to you. There is one more feature I want to show you. On the Individual's Information screen you will see a field to record the person's Find a Grave memorial number. Notice that the label Find a Grave ID is underlined. That means it is a clickable hot link. If there is a Find a Grave memorial number entered, you will be taken to that person's memorial page. If there is no number entered, you will be taken to the Find a Grave search screen.

Find a Grave memorial field
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Happy grave hunting!

 

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.


Tuesday's Tip - Find a Grave Number Field (Beginner)

Find a Grave Number Field

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

Find a Grave Number Field (Beginner)

Find a Grave memorial field
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There are two situations you will encounter when entering a person's Find a Grave memorial number. We are going to look at both.

The person has more than one memorial on Find a Grave
Duplicates on Find a Grave are pretty common but there is only space for one memorial number in Legacy (and this isn't going to change). It is important for you to help clean up Find a Grave by alerting the persons maintaining the memorials that there is a duplicate. Normally I only message the person that created the duplicate and not the person that created the first memorial. You can see the dates for when the two (or more) memorials were added at the bottom of the memorial page.

Who created the memorial and when
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At the top of the memorial page you will see a button to "Suggest Edits" 

Suggest Edits
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Marker photograph copyright © 2009 Robert E. Lee, used with permission

 

If you click that button you will need to scroll  to the bottom and click "Suggest other corrections"

Suggestion other corrections
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Now you will see a message box where you can explain the situation. I always check the box to have a copy sent to me so that I can keep tabs on which memorials I am working on. I am always cordial and I give them all of the information they need to verify that their memorial is a duplicate.

Email a correction
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If the person does not respond within 30 days, or they refuse to make the edit, "...forward your copy of the suggestion along with source documentation to edit@findagrave.com. The suggestion will be reviewed and processed." [from the Find a Grave help menu]. In the meantime, I keep track of what is going on in a Legacy To-Do task. 

 

There are two people sharing a single memorial
You will see this when you have multiple people on a single marker. Each one of these people needs to have their own memorial. If you enter the same Find a Grave memorial number for two different people in Legacy, the next time you do a Check/Repair it is going to delete the duplicates (this isn't going to change). The log file will tell you who had the duplicates and what the number was.

Error Log
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The easiest thing to do is add the second memorial yourself and then contact the person that uploaded the photo, which is not necessarily the person that maintains the memorial, and ask him/her to attach their photo to the new memorial. Click the photograph itself and you will see a link to the person that added the photo at the bottom. Click the link and it will take you to their personal Find a Grave page where you can message or email him/her. If the person has their page set up so that you can't send a message or an email, send an email to edit@findagrave.com and explain the situation. They will contact the person on your behalf.

The way Legacy is set up mirrors the way Find a Grave is set up, one memorial per person with no duplicates. While you are adding your Find a Grave numbers to your file you can help the Find a Grave community clean up the errors.

 

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.

 


Tuesday's Tip - Custom Event Sentences (Advanced)

Custom Event Sentences

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

Custom Event Sentences (Advanced)

It would be pretty hard for me to write a step-by-step tutorial for this topic because there are so many different ways you can go with the event definitions. Instead, I have listed some tips that will make the entire process go smoother. So why would you want to edit the default sentences anyway? This is a VERY powerful way to get your reports to read out exactly like you want. The default sentences are pretty generic but you can customize them to make your reports more interesting to read.

There are two ways to get to the Edit screen. The first is to go to View > Master Lists > Event Definition. Highlight the event you want to work with and click Edit over on the right.

Add/Edit an Event Definition screen
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The second way is to access it from an individual's Edit Event screen. This is a bit of a shortcut in that it will bypass the Event Master List and take you directly to the Edit screen for that specific event. Simply click the Edit Event Sentence Definition button.

Edit Event screen
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Now that you know where to find the Edit screen, here are the tips:

The Help File
There is a Help button on each of the edit screens that will take you to the appropriate topic in the Help File. Make sure that you also click the links in each of these articles to access the related topics. The Creating Event Sentences article is the meat and potatoes one but you must read all of the related topics as well.

Backup Your File
Before you get started, backup your file. I would backup your file after each event is customized. You can then go back to a certain restore point if you decide to go in a different direction with your sentences. You can change the names of the backups to reflect where you are in the process.
 
Trial and Error
Until you get good at this there will be a lot of trial and error involved. You will need to create and preview reports to test your sentences. One way to make your reports load faster is limit them to 2 generations, deselect the Table of Contents, Indexes, and Title Page, and untick every option on every tab EXCEPT the event boxes. Don't forget to click the Event Options button and tick every box there. On the Format tab click the Event Narrative Format button. You will need to run your sentences through different scenarios to make sure they work everywhere. This is easier if you always use the exact same event options but I don't so this is important to me. If you need help with the Report Options you can refer to Legacy 101 - Reports.
 
Options on the Include tab
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Options on the Format tab
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Consistency is Key
For your sentences to work right you need to be consistent with how you enter your data. You can build in some if-then scenarios which will take into consideration any unavoidable inconsistencies but as a general rule you should be entering each event type in a consistent manner.
 
Events and Roles
You can customize both Events and Roles using the same "codes." When you customize a role, that customization will be specific to the role that is tied to the event you are working with. This is important to understand if you have the same role name connected to multiple events. For example, you might have the role "Witness" for several different events. Customizing one does not effect the others.  As with events, you can get to the roles in two ways. The first is from the Add/Edit an Event Definition screen. Click the Roles for those Sharing this Event tab, highlight the role you want to edit, and then click the Edit Role button at the bottom.
 
Edit Role from the Event edit screen
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This will bring you to the Add/Edit Event Role screen which looks very much like the Add/Edit an Event Definition screen.
 
Add/Edit Event Role screen
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The other way is to access it after you have shared an event with someone and have assigned a roll to them. 
 
Edit Role Step 1 and 2
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Edit Role Step 3 and 4
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The Reset Button
You will see a Reset button on the Edit screen. If you click that you will see two options. One will reset your sentences back to the Legacy defaults but the other option will allow you to load the sentences from another event. This is a great time saver. Once you get one event just the way you like it, you can use those sentences as a template so that all you have to do is minor tweaking instead of starting from scratch every time. You can of course do this with roles as well.
 
Tagging
On the Master Event Definition screen you will see that you can tag events  I like to tag an event when I have finished constructing the sentences for that event so that I can see at a glance which ones have been done. This is just the way I use the Tags. You might already be using them for something else.

Give Yourself a Head Start
It is very likely that there are unused default events on your Master Event Definition List. You don't want to create sentences for events that you don't even use. You can purge these unused events. While on the Master Event Definition List screen, go to Options > Purge Unused. UNcheck the box that says Restore all original Event Types to this list.
 
Purge Unused Records
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If you don't uncheck this box you will get all of the default events you are trying to purge re-added. You will also get a a second dialog box that says, WARNING! WARNING! WARNING!  Pay attention to this box! You need to click NO here or all of your sentences will be changed back to the default which means all of your hard work will have been for naught (did you backup your file?)  Better yet, if you get this dialog box that means you have made a mistake. You are better off clicking Cancel and starting over. 
 
Reset Sentences? dialog box
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More "Codes"
In the drop down box you will see most of the codes but this isn't all of them. The rest are in the Help File (you might want to print out the list). 
 
Some Codes Only Work in Certain Places
For example, you can only use [CoupleNames] in Marriage Events and not in Individual Events. Why? If you were to try and use this code for an individual event Legacy would have no way to know which spouse you mean if the person has been married more than once. 
 
Font Attributes
The Windows formatting codes work here and the code will be visible so that you know exactly what you have done. Highlight the text you want to give an attribute to and then...
 
CTRL+B = Bold
CTRL+I= Italics
CTRL+U=Underline
CTRL+SHIFT++(the plus sign)=Superscript
 
You can also add the code manually (the text you want formatted goes BETWEEN the two codes)

Bold   «b» «/b»
Italics   «i» «/i»
Underline   «u» «/u»
Superscript   «sup» «/sup»

The Event Override
When you enter an event for someone you will notice that there is an Override tab. You can actually use the codes here but I wouldn't because it is a lot of work for something that will apply just to this one event. The only way it would be worth your while is if you are planning to change some of the details and you want the sentence to update itself. What I do instead is I simply type the sentence exactly the way I want it to read out. The override works well for unusual events that need to be worded in a way that the event definitions won't be able to do.
 
CAUTION #2
I already warned you about purging unused events to make sure that you don't accidentally reset everything back to the defaults but there is another place you need to be careful and that is in the List Cleanup (File > File Maintenance > List Cleanup). Make sure that the box next to Event Definitions is NOT checked!
 
List Cleanup
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The good news is, if you accidentally check this box you will get the WARNING! WARNING! WARNING! just like you did when you purged your unused events. You will want to say NO.
 
Reset Sentences? dialog box
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Caution #3
If you change languages you will lose your custom sentences. If you need to change languages, please work on a copy of your file (my preference) or backup your file and then restore that backup when you are done. Many of our reports allow you to change the report language without changing the underlying language of Legacy itself.

Language warning
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Fun Bonus Feature!
Unless you are one of those people that REALLY pays attention to the Help File this is a feature that you might miss. You can customize the sample sentences that Legacy displays! Notice that the sample sentence has Seattle as a place name. I am a southern girl so Seattle has to go. If you click the little blue box a simple text file will pop up and you can make edits (for more info, please click the Help button on this screen). 

Bonus feature!
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I only made a simple change to the location for this screenshot but you can completely customize the sentences. You will have to do this for the male individual event, female individual event, and the marriage event (there is a drop down box for these).

Location has been changed
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I hope these tips will help you get started in customizing your event/role sentences without too much fear. Your reports will thank you.

 

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.