Free Legacy Family Tree update now available (version 8.0.0.397) - adds FamilySearch-Certified Tools

We have another great new update for our Legacy Family Tree 8 users (free) for you to download. This update adds new FamilySearch-certified tools such as Sources, Discussions, Change History, and more. It also addresses minor issues that you have reported since our initial release of Legacy 8.

See the download instructions below for step-by-step instructions on installing this update.

What's New

FamilySearch Family Tree Interaction. FamilySearch's Family Tree is a collaborative online tree where researchers interact with a large, unified database of connected genealogical information. It is one of the must-visit sites to compare what you know about an ancestor with what others have shared. Legacy's FamilySearch tools provide the ability to:

  • Check and compare the FamilySearch Family Tree for possible matches with your ancestor.
  • Link your Legacy person to the Family Tree person so Legacy can monitor for any changes/updates made by other researchers. Legacy can also "Auto Match" your Legacy file.
  • Add your Legacy person to the Family Tree for others to view. Maybe you will find a new cousin or two!
  • Share information you might have about an ancestor already in the Family Tree. You can help fill in the gaps or missing information for someone else.
  • Download information that others have published. A complete citation is added to any information you download so you know exactly where it came from.
  • Know how "complete" your genealogy is. The percentage tracker can help you manage your genealogy projects so you are not so overwhelmed.
  • LDS members:
    • Reserve and print Family Ordinance Requests (FORs)
    • Organize and share ordinance cards with friends and family

To get started, turn on the FamilySearch option in Legacy by going to Options > Customize > General Settings > and turn on the option to "Integrate with FamilySearch". Of course, this tool is completely optional.

Then click on the FamilySearch button on the My Toolbar tab:

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After logging in, Legacy searches FamilySearch Family Tree for any possible matches and displays them for you to compare:

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If they appear to be the same person, click on the "This person is the same as mine" button. Then you optionally can share information back and forth:

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Looks like FamilySearch has some burial information about my Carrie May Gekeler that I didn't know about previously. I could click on the green arrow to add this to my Legacy family file, or I could just use it as a clue for me to verify. Morris Hill Cemetery is not too far from where I live, so maybe I'll go check this out this afternoon.

FamilySearch Family Tree is available to everyone - give it a try today by downloading today's Legacy update.

What's Been Fixed

View the February 4 release notes here. 

How to Update

For our Deluxe Edition users, all you have to do is connect to the Internet, start Legacy 8, and click on the "Install and Download Now" link on the Legacy Home tab. (If you're reading this from within the Legacy Home tab inside of Legacy 8, you'll first need to click on the Home button in the top left of the Legacy Home tab which looks like the following picture:

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If you are a Standard Edition Legacy user, you will need to visit our website. Go to http://www.legacyfamilytree.com/DownloadUpdate.asp and follow the instructions.


Legacy Family Tree Now Available in Italian Language

ItalyflagSurprise, Arizona, January 23, 2014 - Millennia Corporation, a leader in family history software and genealogy webinars, today announced that its software, Legacy Family Tree, is now available in the Italian language.

The software, used by beginners and professionals to record, plan, and share their family trees, is now the premier choice for Italian researchers. Legacy is also available in Afrikaans, Czech, Danish, Finnish, French, German, Dutch, Norwegian, Swedish, and English languages.

"This is an exciting day for Italian genealogists," said Dave Berdan, president of Millennia Corporation. "We try to make family history easier for everyone, and using genealogy software in their native language is a big step in accomplishing our goal."

Key Features

  • entire user interface and help system - all in Italian
  • over 100 reports and charts - all in Italian
  • creates web pages and To Do Lists
  • same excellent features as the regular edition including over 100 reports, calendars, expert tips/advice, statistics, web site searches, and much more...

Price and Availability

Legacy Family Tree 8 is now available for US $29.95:

Italian - http://www.legacyitaliano.com

Other languages

Legacy is now currently available in the following languages:

  • Afrikaans
  • Czech
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • English (Australia)
  • English (Canada)
  • English (United Kingdom)
  • English (USA)
  • Français (French)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Norsk - Bokmål (Norwegian)
  • Norsk - Nynorsk (Norwegian)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • Svenska (Swedish)

Translation is in progress for the following languages: Chinese, Eesti (Estonian), Español (Spanish), Faroese, Português (Brasil), and Português (Portugal).

More information about the translations is available at http://www.legacyfamilytree.com/InternationalLegacyVersions.asp

Researching Your Italian Ancestors - free webinar

Register for our free webinar, presented by accredited Italian researcher, Ruth Merriman. On August 27, 2014 she will present, "Researching Your Italian Ancestors." Click here for more information or to register.

About Millennia Corporation
Founded in 1984, Millennia Corporation publishes the award-winning Legacy Family Tree genealogy software program and hosts weekly genealogy webinars with headquarters in Surprise, Arizona. More information can be found at www.LegacyFamilyTree.com.


Free Legacy Family Tree update now available (version 8.0.0.366)

We have another great new update for our Legacy Family Tree 8 users (free) for you to download. This update addresses issues that you have reported since our initial release of Legacy 8. It also resolves the installation problem that a few of you have experience (related to the GLB tmp file message).

See the download instructions below for step-by-step instructions on installing this update.

What's Been Fixed

View the December 17 release notes here. 

How to Update

For our Deluxe Edition users, all you have to do is connect to the Internet, start Legacy 8, and click on the "Install and Download Now" link on the Legacy Home tab. (If you're reading this from within the Legacy Home tab inside of Legacy 8, you'll first need to click on the Home button in the top left of the Legacy Home tab which looks like the following picture:

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If you are a Standard Edition Legacy user, you will need to visit our website. Go to http://www.legacyfamilytree.com/DownloadUpdate.asp and follow the instructions.


Free Legacy Family Tree update now available (version 8.0.0.356)

We have another great new Legacy Family Tree update (free) for you to download. This update addresses issues that you have reported since our initial release of Legacy 8 last week.

See the download instructions below for step-by-step instructions on installing this update.

What's Been Fixed

View the November 30 release notes here. 

How to Update

For our Deluxe Edition users, all you have to do is connect to the Internet, start Legacy 8, and click on the "Install and Download Now" link on the Legacy Home tab. (If you're reading this from within the Legacy Home tab inside of Legacy 8, you'll first need to click on the Home button in the top left of the Legacy Home tab which looks like the following picture:

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If you are a Standard Edition Legacy user, you will need to visit our website. Go to http://www.legacyfamilytree.com/DownloadUpdate.asp and follow the instructions.


Legacy Family Tree update available (version 7.5.0.269) - FamilySearch integration & more

We have another great new Legacy Family Tree update (free) for you to download. This update adds the long-anticipated ability to synchronize and interact with FamilySearch's Family Tree. It also adds a new SourceWriter template for the recently-released 1921 Canada census.

See the download instructions below for step-by-step instructions on installing this update.

What's New

FamilySearch Family Tree Interaction. FamilySearch's Family Tree is a collaborative online tree where researcher's interact with a large, unified database of connected genealogical information. It is one of the must-visit sites to compare what you know about an ancestor with what others have shared. Legacy's FamilySearch tools provide the ability to:

  • Check and compare the FamilySearch Family Tree for possible matches with your ancestor.
  • Link your Legacy person to the Family Tree person so Legacy can monitor for any changes/updates made by other researchers. Legacy can also "Auto Match" your Legacy file.
  • Add your Legacy person to the Family Tree for others to view. Maybe you will find a new cousin or two!
  • Share information you might have about an ancestor already in the Family Tree. You can help fill in the gaps or missing information for someone else.
  • Download information that others have published. A complete citation is added to any information you download so you know exactly where it came from.
  • Know how "complete" your genealogy is. The percentage tracker can help you manage your genealogy projects so you are not so overwhelmed.
  • LDS members:
    • Reserve and print Family Ordinance Requests (FORs)
    • Organize and share ordinance cards with friends and family

To get started, turn on the FamilySearch option in Legacy by going to Options > Customize > General tab > and turn on the option to "Integrate with FamilySearch". Of course, this tool is completely optional.

Then click on the FamilySearch button in the main toolbar:

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After logging in, Legacy searches FamilySearch Family Tree for any possible matches and displays them for you to compare:

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If they appear to be the same person, click on the "This person is the same as mine" button. Then you optionally can share information back and forth:

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Looks like FamilySearch has some burial information about my Carrie May Gekeler that I didn't know about previously. I could click on the green arrow to add this to my Legacy family file, or I could just use it as a clue for me to verify. Morris Hill Cemetery is not too far from where I live, so maybe I'll go check this out this afternoon.

FamilySearch Family Tree is available to everyone - give it a try today by downloading today's Legacy update.

SourceWriter. Congratulations to Canadian researchers! The 1921 Canada census is now available to browse at Ancestry. When you find an ancestor, you will now be able to properly cite its source with the updated SourceWriter template.

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Census List tool. Because the new census has not yet been indexed, knowing 1) who was alive in 1921 and 2) where in Canada they were living is important. Our updated Census List tool now includes the ability to quickly find everyone that meet these conditions. After clicking on the Search button, click on the Census List tab:

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Happy searching!

How to Update

Go to http://www.legacyfamilytree.com/DownloadUpdate.asp and follow the instructions.


Legacy Family Tree update available (version 7.5.0.185) - Census List Tool enhancements

We have another great new Legacy Family Tree update (free) for you to download. After the recent release of our new Census List Tool, we have had a flood of ideas from you to make the new feature even better. Today's free update adds several of your suggestions.

See the download instructions below for step-by-step instructions on installing this update.

What's New

In our last update we released the genealogy industry's first-ever Census List Tool, which will tell you who was alive on any date in any location. Watch the webinar here. Many of you have figured out that it does much more than just helping you find who was alive during a census. You can use it to help you find who was alive on any date in history.

Today's update adds some fantastic options for excluding individuals from the report or search list.

Exclude individuals from the Report who appear to have already been found in this census - With this option turned on, Legacy looks in several places to see if the current census has already been referenced for a particular person:

  • Event names and descriptions
  • individual and event source citations
  • and individual notes.

If the current census is mentioned in any of these places, you can have the person excluded from the census report. No need to fill up valuable report space with the names of those you have already found. But if you still want to include their names, you can turn on the option to italicize their names. Now it's easy to know who you have found and who you still need to find.

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Exclude individuals from the Report with location percentages less than  X % - On the report, Legacy suggests where each person would be living in the census year dependent upon the location's date and how close it was to the census date. Locations with low percentages can be excluded from the census report by selecting a percentage value as the minimum acceptable.

The report also now considers the birth places of the children to help determine where the person may have been living on a certain date.

What's Been Fixed

View the April 16, April 6 and March 29, 2012 release notes here. 

How to Update

For our Deluxe Edition users, all you have to do is connect to the Internet, start Legacy 7, and click on the "Install and Download Now" link on the Legacy Home tab. (If you're reading this from within the Legacy Home tab inside of Legacy 7, you'll first need to click on the Home button in the top left of the Legacy Home tab which looks like the following picture:

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If you are a Standard Edition Legacy user, you will need to visit our website. Go to http://www.legacyfamilytree.com/DownloadUpdate.asp and follow the instructions.


Free update to Legacy Family Tree - adds 1940 U.S. census forms and FamilySearch enhancements

We have a fantastic new update for you (free!) which adds the 1940 U.S. census transcription form, new FamilySearch capabilities (auto-matching!), plus several smaller additions and enhancements.

See the download instructions below for step-by-step instructions on installing this update.

What's New

1940 Census Forms - with the upcoming release of the 1940 U.S. census (available April 2, 2012) we wanted our users to see what information will be available. Brand new to Legacy's Forms Center are two new forms - the regular form and the supplementary questions. Small examples are below. Here's how to view and print them in Legacy:

In Legacy, click on the Reports button > Books/other tab > Forms Center > Census Forms > US Federal > 1940 and click Preview.

Here's what page 1 looks like:

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And page 2:

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New FamilySearch enhancements

 New AutoMatch feature! Now, instead of manually linking/matching your Legacy individuals to FamilySearch, use the new AutoMatch button.

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We also added the ability to start LegacyFamilySearch with just the current person - no more loading the entire database first. On the FamilySearch button in the main toolbar of Legacy, click on the new option "Open Legacy FamilySearch to the current person."

Added the AutoMatch icon to the legend.

Added a new person information bar about the tabs

Added filter actions to manage your filtered list

Added gender coloring in the individual list

Added the ability to copy marriage events back and forth

Export - added a Check All button to the Privacy tab to make it easier to include all privacy settings.

What's been changed/enhanced

Geo Location Database - it will now return "United States" instead of "USA" when selecting a location.

Descendant View - Direct line ancestors are now bolded like they are on other lists.

Web page creation - added a new option on the Misc. tab to include custom HTML or Script to the section of each document.

Individual's Information Screen - rearranged toolbar icons to match the Family View order.

What's Been Fixed

View the February 15 and January 31, 2012 release notes here.

How to Update

For our Deluxe Edition users, all you have to do is connect to the Internet, start Legacy 7, and click on the "Install and Download Now" link on the Legacy Home tab. (If you're reading this from within the Legacy Home tab inside of Legacy 7, you'll first need to click on the Home button in the top left of the Legacy Home tab which looks like the following picture:

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If you are a Standard Edition Legacy user, you will need to visit our website. Go to http://www.legacyfamilytree.com/DownloadUpdate.asp and follow the instructions.

 


Legacy Family Tree update available (version 7.5.0.98) - Adds mtDNA support

We have a great new update for you (free!) which adds the ability to record your mtDNA results plus several smaller additions.

See the download instructions below for step-by-step instructions on installing this update.

What's New

GenealogyBank.com button is now available to add to your toolbar. For those searching U.S. newspapers, this will give you quick access to these fantastic newspaper collections. To add the button to your toolbar, right-click on any of the buttons in the toolbar, then drag/drop the GenealogyBank button to the top and click OK.

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mtDNA support - You can now record your mtDNA results in Legacy's DNA section. To do so, in the Individual's Information screen, click on the DNA button and select the desired test.

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Y-DNA support for GeneTree.com - You can also record your GeneTree.com Y-DNA 46-marker test. See yesterday's webinar for an overview of genetic testing. You can also now purchase Y-DNA and mtDNA kits from us.

Narrative Reports - added the option to use "have" and "has" instead of "had" in narrative reports. eg: John and Mary have two children. Martha has a child... This new option for the Descendant Narrative Report is found on the Format tab of the Report Options.

What's Been Fixed

View the July 13, 2011 release notes here.

How to Update

For our Deluxe Edition users, all you have to do is connect to the Internet, start Legacy 7, and click on the "Install and Download Now" link on the Legacy Home tab. (If you're reading this from within the Legacy Home tab inside of Legacy 7, you'll first need to click on the Home button in the top left of the Legacy Home tab which looks like the following picture:

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If you are a Standard Edition Legacy user, you will need to visit our website. Go to http://www.legacyfamilytree.com/DownloadUpdate.asp and follow the instructions.


Legacy Family Tree update available (version 7.5.0.67)

We have a great new update for you - version 7.5.0.67, officially released on March 18, 2011. This update fixes minor problems that you have reported to us.

See the download instructions below for step-by-step instructions on installing this update.

What's been fixed

View the March 18, 2011 release notes here.

How to Update

For our Deluxe Edition users, all you have to do is connect to the Internet, start Legacy 7, and click on the "Install and Download Now" link on the Legacy Home tab. (If you're reading this from within the Legacy Home tab inside of Legacy 7, you'll first need to click on the Home button in the top left of the Legacy Home tab which looks like the following picture:

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If you are a Standard Edition Legacy user, you will need to visit our website. Go to http://www.legacyfamilytree.com/DownloadUpdate.asp and follow the instructions.


Legacy Family Tree 7.5 update now available

The long-anticipated Legacy 7.5 update is here! This update adds additional New FamilySearch support (for those with a new.familysearch.org LDS account) and includes several minor bug fixes that you have reported.

We'll write a lot more about this update soon (but I wanted to be sure to announce this on the day of our announced deadline - it's now way past my bedtime).

How to Update

For our Deluxe Edition users, all you have to do is connect to the Internet, start Legacy 7, and click on the "Install and Download Now" link on the Legacy Home tab. (If you're reading this from within the Legacy Home tab inside of Legacy 7.0, you'll first need to click on the Home button in the top left of the Legacy Home tab which looks like the following picture:

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If you are a Standard Edition Legacy user, you will need to visit our website. Go to http://www.legacyfamilytree.com/DownloadUpdate.asp and follow the instructions.

Watch the Legacy-FamilySearch webinars this weekend

There is still time to register for our two webinars this weekend about Legacy and New FamilySearch:

Improving Your Use of New FamilySearch: Data Cleanup Strategies (Friday, January 21, 2011)

New FamilySearch and Legacy Family Tree: an Overview (Saturday, January 22, 2011)

Click here to register.