LEGACY NEWS JANUARY 5, 2005

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NEWS AND VIEWS

  • National Genealogical Society Conferences in 2005
  • Cruise the Caribbean and Have Fun Learning Legacy from the Experts

FROM THE LEGACY ONLINE STORE

  • Legacy Video Training CDs:

•  Legacy Family Tree Video Training Series
•  Your 12-Step Checklist to Using Legacy
•  Legacy's Ultimate Guide to Sources
•  Researching with Legacy: Mastering Events & Chronologies
•  Legacy's Tagging and Searching Made Easy
•  New Innovations in Legacy
•  Mastering Names, Dates & Places

TIPS FROM THE EXPERTS

  • The Location Report
  • Location Index on Reports

SHARE YOUR EXPERT TIP

OUR FAVORITE WEB SITES

  • Finding and Searching Cemeteries on the Internet
  • The Scottish Genealogy Society: Family History Index

THE LEGACY AFFILIATE PROGRAM EARNS YOU 15% COMMISSIONS

CALENDAR

  • Take a Look at Our Busy International Calendar for January 2005....

GENEALOGY HUMOR

  • Mr. Potato Head...

DID YOU MISS A PAST ISSUE OF LEGACY NEWS?

CONTACT INFORMATION


NEWS AND VIEWS

  • National Genealogical Society Conferences in 2005

NGS LogoThe National Genealogical Society Regional Conference in Phoenix, Arizona, will be January 20-22, 2005, at the Wyndham Phoenix Hotel.  The theme this year is "Warm up your Research." Be sure to visit Millennia's Ken McGinnis and Geoff Rasmussen in the exhibit area.

It's not too early to begin making plans for the National Genealogical Society Annual Conference in the States to be held June1-4 in Nashville, Tennessee, in combination with GENTECH 2005. Geoff Rasmussen will teach a beginning and intermediate Legacy class.

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  • Cruise the Caribbean and Have Fun Learning Legacy from the Experts

Sail away on a seven-day Eastern Caribbean cruise aboard Carnival’s stately Victory ship, which leaves Miami, Florida on Sunday, 16 October 2005. In addition to cruising through the Caribbean Sea’s, you will have the opportunity to visit the ports of San Juan, Puerto Rico, St. Maarten, NA and St. Thomas, USVI.  Each port has many exciting shore excursions.  

Classes will also teach you many of the powerful features of Legacy that will really help you advance your genealogical research. You will learn a lot and have a great time doing it.

Prices begin at US $517.00 per person, double occupancy port charges, taxes and Legacy classes included in this price for inside cabin.

• Inside cabin at the rate of US $517.00 per person.
• Ocean view cabin at the rate of $667.00 per person.
• Balcony cabin at the rate of $797.00 per person.

Port charges, taxes and Legacy classes included in all prices.  When the above cabins have sold the rate will be a lot higher if any are available, so take advantage of these low rates while they last!  Last year we sold out of all 100 booked cabins very quickly.  The rates are for the cruise only.  Air and ground transportation to and from the cruise are additional.  Optional pre-cruise or post-cruise hotel packages are available.

Our September 2004 cruise completely sold out.  We have already sold more then 1/3 of this years 100 cabins so please make your reservation now in order to be one of the lucky ones to come with us in October of 2005.  We have negotiated these prices for the first 100 cabins and the rates are guaranteed so don't delay reserving your space.  This price is guaranteed only until we run out of reserved cabins.  Don't miss out on this great opportunity. 

You may elect to pay the entire amount now or hold your cabin and lock in the price by paying only a $50.00 deposit.

You can download the cruise application form at this link. http://www.legacyfamilytree.com/cruiseorderform.asp  (after printing the form just click your browser's back button to return to this page).

In order to book your cruise we need for you to print this authorization form (click here for order form) and simply fill it out and fax it to Travelworks International Attn: Christy at 1-888-505-6997.

Once you have faxed in your form we will send you out your cruise confirmation. Boarding passes will be shipped directly to your home prior to sailing. If you have any more questions feel free to contact our office.


FROM THE ONLINE STORE

  • Legacy Video Training CDs

Make it your New Year's resolution to learn how to use Legacy to its full potential with these Legacy Video Training CDs:

• Legacy Family Tree Video Training Series - US $32.95

5 CD Set

Get all five of these titles:

• Legacy for Beginners
• Your 12-Step Checklist to Using Legacy
• Legacy's Ultimate Guide to Sources
• Researching with Legacy: Mastering Events and Chronologies
• Legacy's Tagging and Searching Made Easy

A $39.80 value. Buy all five titles and save!

Recommended for beginners to advanced.  Click Here to preview sample video training clips!

For details and ordering please visit:
www.legacyfamilytree.com/Redirect/Store-Videos.asp

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• Your 12-Step Checklist to Using Legacy Training CD - US $9.95

Every Legacy user should follow these 12 steps when working with their database. Recommended for beginners to advanced.

Find Out MoreLearn all about:

• Relationships
• Quick Bookmarks
• Set Direct Line as Preferred
• Turn Half-Siblings On
• What do the Little Symbols Mean?
• Set Preferred Startup Family
• More Preferences
• Clean Up Master Lists
• Backups
• Potential Problems
• File Maintenance
• Tree Finder

Click Here to preview a sample video training clip from Your 12-Step Checklist to Using Legacy Training CD.

For details and ordering please visit:
www.legacyfamilytree.com/Redirect/Store-Videos.asp

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• Legacy's Ultimate Guide to Sources Training CD - US $9.95 

This training CD shows you the value of effectively entering sources in Legacy. Recommended for beginners to advanced.

Find Out MoreLearn how to:

• Add a New Source
• Source Detail
• Cite a Master Source
• Source Clipboard
• Master Source List
• Using Online Library Catalogs
• Analysis - More Than a Citation

Click Here to preview a sample video training clip from Legacy's Ultimate Guide to Sources Training CD.

For details and ordering please visit:
www.legacyfamilytree.com/Redirect/Store-Videos.asp

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• Researching with Legacy: Mastering Events & Chronologies - US $9.95 

One of the most difficult, yet most important aspects of your genealogy research is properly entering the data you find into your genealogy program. The information taught in this CD can be applied to nearly any type of document. Recommended for beginners to advanced. Find Out More

Learn how to analyze, document and properly enter:

• Census records
• Pre-1850 census records
• Military records
• City directories

Click Here to preview a sample video training clip from Researching with Legacy: Mastering Events & Chronologies Training CD.

For details and ordering please visit:
www.legacyfamilytree.com/Redirect/Store-Videos.asp

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• Legacy's Tagging and Searching Made Easy - US $9.95

The purposes for which tagging and searching are used in Legacy Family Tree are basically endless. This tutorial will teach how tagging and searching can be applied to your personal research problems. Recommended for intermediate to advanced users.

More InfoTopics covered include:

• Tagging basics
• Advanced tagging
• Record selection for reports
• Before you tag: The Rules
• Searching
• Use and display tags 4-9
• Using locations
• Searching with GENViewer

Click Here to preview a sample video training clip from Legacy's Tagging and Searching Made Easy Training CD.

For details and ordering please visit:
www.legacyfamilytree.com/Redirect/Store-Videos.asp

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• New Innovations in Legacy - US $9.95

Learn about major new features in Legacy 5.0!

One of the best (and worst) aspects of technology is that it is always improving. This training CD will ensure that you're up-to-date with the latest innovations in Legacy. Recommended for beginners to advanced.

More InfoThis training CD will show you step-by-step all about:

• Descendant view
• Chronology view
• Reports
• Calendar Creator
• US county verification
• GEO Location Database
• Master Location list tools
• Event clipboard
• Child-Parent relationships
• Much more . . .

Click Here to preview a sample video training clip from New Innovations in Legacy Training CD.

For details and ordering please visit:
www.legacyfamilytree.com/Redirect/Store-Videos.asp

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• Mastering Names, Dates & Places  - US $14.95

Whether you're a beginner or an experienced Legacy user, the concepts in this course are vitally important. What you learn may help you begin your Legacy journey in the right direction, or it may cause you to make a U-turn and begin practicing new principles. You will learn the golden rule of data entry.

Topics include:

• Entering, sorting, and printing, names, variants, and aliases.
• Rules of entering dates.
• Proper formatting of dates.
• Various displays of dates.
• Living and Deceased tags.
• Double-dating: Gregorian and Julian calendars.
• Rules of entering localities.
• Master Location List.
• Sorting locations.
• Creating reports of locations.

For details and ordering please visit:
www.legacyfamilytree.com/Redirect/Store-Videos.asp


TIPS FROM THE EXPERTS

  • The Location Report

    The Location Report displays each master location, followed by the individuals and marriages that use them. You can also choose to include each specific event using the location and the dates of the events. To view a sample report please visit http://LegacyFamilyTree.com/Newsletter/images/rptLocation.jpg .

    To create a Location Report:

    1. Click on Reports > Locations... and the Location Report screen opens.
    2. Select your options. Please click on Help for a complete description of all the options.
    3. Click Print.

    To create a report for a single location:

    1. Click on View > Master Lists > Location and the Master Location List will open. The list shows the location and all individuals who use it, their RIN numbers, plus the number of individuals who use the location.
    2. Click the Print button and at the next screen select any options you want for page setup, fonts and lines
    3. Click Print.

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  • Location Index on Reports

    Many reports can now include a Location Index showing what pages each location is used. Because the index groups the locations together, you can easily see all the family members that lived in the same places. To view a sample index please visit http://LegacyFamilyTree.com/Newsletter/images/rptLocationIndex.jpg.

    You can choose to create a Location Index made up of all the place names encountered while generating the report. This is a good way to see the various people that lived in the same locations. (This option is not available on some reports.) To include a Location Index on your reports:

    1. From the Report screen, check the box on the Index Options button; then click the button. The Index Options screen will open.
    2. At the bottom of the screen check the Include a Location Index box and then click OK.
    3. Print your report.

    The Location Index on reports is a feature found only in Legacy Deluxe.  If you would like to order Legacy 5.0 Deluxe Edition, please visit our Online Store at: www.LegacyFamilyTree.com/Redirect/Store-Legacy.asp or call 1-623-444-8918 (toll-free 1-800-753-3453 in the US).


SHARE YOUR EXPERT TIP

Do you have an expert tip to share? Send your ideas to Jim@LegacyFamilyTree.com. We'd love to include it in our newsletter and on our Web site. We are looking for short, simple things everyone can do to improve they way they use Legacy, but may not have thought about.


OUR FAVORITE WEB SITES

• Finding and Searching Cemeteries on the Internet

· Cemetery Junction: http://www.daddezio.com/cemetery/index.html -- Online directories for US, Canadian and Australian cemeteries. Also has family cemeteries. More than 72,000 burials.

· Commonwealth War Graves Commission: http://www.cwgc.org -- Details of 1.7 million members of UK and Commonwealth forces who died in WW I and WW II and other wars, and 60,000 civilian casualties of WWII.

· British Columbia Cemetery Finding Aid: http://www.islandnet.com/bccfa/homepage.html -- An index to more than 344,000 burials in 264 cemeteries in the province of British Columbia.

· Ontario Cemetery Finding Aid: http://www.islandnet.com/ocfa -- An index to more than 2 Million interments in the province of Ontario.

· Interment.Net: http://www.interment.net -- Browse online cemetery transcriptions by region: United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Republic of Ireland, Canada, Germany, New Zealand, etc.

· Find A Grave: http://findagrave.com -- Find US cemetery locations or search the 6.8 million name index to burials of everyday people in the US (see right half of home page).

· The Tombstone Transcription Project: http://www.rootsweb.com/~cemetery -- Has cemetery transcriptions for US cemeteries plus listings of volunteers who will look up burials.

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  •  The Scottish Genealogy Society: Family History Index

    The Scottish Genealogy Society has indexed thousands of files containing information on specific Scottish families. The index consists of more than 2,500 separate files deposited by researchers with the Society over a period of almost 50 years. Each file contains research on a specific family or number of families and there may be a number of files for a given family. The files range in size from one page to substantial family histories running to tens or even hundreds of pages. They may take the form of research notes, random jottings, family group sheets, pedigree charts, family trees, original documents, transcripts, newspaper cuttings, photographs or fully written up histories.

    To access the Scottish Genealogy Society's Family History Index please point your browsers to: http://www.scotsgenealogy.com/fhi/fhi.htm .


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CALENDAR

Take a Look at Our Busy International Calendar for January 2005....

• 6 January - Sacramento Legacy Users Group, 1:00 pm-3:00 pm
Mission Oaks Community/Senior Center
4701 Gibbons, Carmichael, CA 95608
Contact: Elizabeth Kohler at EKKohler@yahoo.com

• 6 January - South King County, Legacy Users Group, 10:30 a.m.
The Church of Latter-Day Saints, 24419 94th Ave S, Kent, Washington, USA
Contact: Bob Sjolin at rsjolin@msn.com

• 8 January - Provo, Utah, Legacy Class held after Utah Valley PAF Users Group meeting (9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.)
4000 North 650 East (Timpview Drive) in Provo, Utah
For more information please visit www.uvpafug.org/meeting.htm

• 8 January - Oklahoma City Legacy User Group, 11:00-12:00, following 9:00-11:00 Oklahoma City PC Users Group (OKCPCUG) Genealogy SIG.
Suite 201, Center 3000 Building
3000 United Founders Boulevard (NW 57th and N. May Ave)
Contact Joanne at okclug@att.net or La Nell at nellgen2@cox.net for details.

• 15 January -  San Diego Legacy Users Group, 10:30 am - 12:00 p.m.
The Legacy groups convenes after the general meeting of the
Computer Genealogy Society of San Diego (CGSSD), which starts at 9:00 am. Tierrasanta Christian Church, 11445 Tierrasanta Blvd., San Diego, Calif. For more information call (619) 670-0960.

• 19 January - Calgary, Alta., Legacy Users Group, 7:00 p.m.
Alberta Family History Center Library
Southminster United Church
3818-14a Street SW, Calgary, Alta.
Contact: Charles Aubin at cwaubin@3web.net.

• 20-22 January - The National Genealogical Society Regional Conference in Phoenix, Arizona: "Warm up your Research."
Held at the Wyndham Phoenix Hotel.
Come visit Millennia's Ken McGinnis and Geoff Rasmussen. For more information please point your browsers to www.ngsgenealogy.org.

• 22 January - Legacy Family Tree Workshop, Global Genealogy in Campbellville, Ontario.
For more details, please see the agenda at http://globalgenealogy.com/workshops/index.htm.

• Auckland, New Zealand, Legacy Users Group
Contact Jan Gow: phone 09 521 1518 or e-mail jangow@genealogy.net.nz with LUG meeting as the subject if you would like to be on the mailing list.

• Boston Legacy Users Group
Contact: John Lisle, jbl@tqsi.com or Julie Michutka, jmm@pathbridge.net 

• German Legacy Users Group (Yahoo E-mail Group)
To subscribe please visit send a subscribe message to
lug-de-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

• Kapiti, New Zealand, Legacy Users Group
Please contact Shirley Dixon (co-ordinator) at sandh_dixon@yahoo.co.nz for details.

• Nederlandse Gebruikersgroep van Legacy

Op deze website vindt U alles wat nodig is om de Nederlandse versie van Legacy te krijgen. Wanneer u zich aanmeldt als “tester” dan kunt u ook via de mailing list deelnemen aan de discussies voor het verbeteren van de Nederlandse vertaling van Legacy, maar ook kunt er terecht met uw vragen over Legacy. Deze kunt u gewoon in het Nederlands stellen.
Voor meer informatie: www.rob-hubert.nl/legacy

• Norway Legacy Users Group
Visit the Norwegian Legacy web site that is packed with news, tips, help pages and a user forum you can participate in.
http://legacy-norsk.com/

• United Kingdom Legacy Users Group
If you would like to join a Legacy Users Group for the UK please contact Richard Prior at sauntonuk@yahoo.com

For information on new groups that may be forming in your area, please visit www.LegacyFamilyTree.com/UsersGroup.asp .


GENEALOGY HUMOR

• Mr. Potato Head...

"Those who take pride in their legacy are like potatoes: The best is below ground." -- Anonymous

If you have a good genealogy joke, please send it to Editor@LegacyFamilyTree.com .


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