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  • Legacy 5.0 Deluxe Upgrade Special for Legacy 4.0 Deluxe Users
  • NEW! GenSmarts for Legacy
  • NEW! Genealogy Value Pack for Legacy Users


  • NGS GENTECH 2004 in St. Louis, Missouri, January 22-24
  • Massive McClung Collection Now Housed in State-of-the-Art Facility


  • Maryland State Archives Census Indexes Available Online
  • Portal to Information About Military Conflicts


  • Do You Speak Swedish?



  • If Your Ancestor Was Born Before 1913...




  • Dear Tech Support




There is a new Legacy 5.0 update available (build date 1 January 2004). You can update your Legacy program by clicking on Internet > Check for Legacy Update.... and following the prompts. Updates are free patches and enhancements that repair bugs, replace damaged/missing files, and bring your program up to date. Updating will keep your program in "good health" and make sure that all of Legacy's many features will work at their best.

This update is for both the Standard and Deluxe editions of Legacy 5.0. The updates are always cumulative, which means if you missed the last two or three, the current build will catch up you on all the enhancements and corrections of the past.

The update process has been streamlined for Legacy 5.0 Deluxe users: They won't need to enter their e-mail address or use a password when updating their program. If you are not a registered user, you can get the free update by clicking on the blue www.LegacyFamilyTree.com link in the screen. Be sure to enter your e-mail address correctly, so that you will receive the installation password, and read the screens carefully.

You can see the history of changes by clicking on the blue See What's New link.

The Check For Update screen will show you the build date of your program, which should be 1 January 2004.

You can also check for the build date by clicking on Help > General Information and checking the build date in the middle of the second line of the General Information window. The free update is also available by visiting http://www.legacyfamilytree.com/DownloadUpdate.asp.

Note: This update will not update (patch) Legacy 2.0 or 3.0 or 4.0. If you are using an earlier version, please upgrade your program to Legacy 5.0.


SpanSoft released TreeDraw Legacy Edition V2.22 in November. Current users of this program may upgrade for free simply by downloading the latest version (file size is 2Mb) from:
http://www.spansoft.org/data/tdlegacy.exe.  Please note that you may be required to enter your existing registration key when you first run the new version.

This release brings TreeDraw Legacy Edition into line with the current version of TreeDraw Standard Edition. This version will work with Legacy Standard or Deluxe V3, V4, V5.

TreeDraw Legacy is a powerful graphics utility for producing quality genealogy charts right from your Legacy family file. TreeDraw Legacy is also highly flexible: after opening the tree data, you can re-arrange the tree, adjust layout, plus add extra text and graphics before saving or printing.

New features include:

• Drawing Area can now be scrolled by dragging with the right mouse button New buttons available on the button bar for zooming the Drawing Area Improved birth date column display in "Select root person"
• Weekdays for pre-gregorian dates (pre Sep 1752) are now correct
• Privacy for dates of birth/christening if the person is still alive
• Program no longer constantly asks for the user's registration key
• Dates which include a valid date and a string of text are now OK
• Removed the "?"s from incomplete dates using the first 6 date formats

If you have any queries regarding this release, please contact: Support@spansoft.org

In the unlikely event that, after installing this release, you are required to re-enter your registration key AND you have LOST your registration key, please contact CustomerService@LegacyFamilyTree.com

To learn more, or to purchase TreeDraw Legacy, please visit:


Pocket Genealogist

Device Not Included

Pocket Genealogist Version 2.60 is now available. There are a lot of new features in this release. This version has changes to the database so before you install this version, synchronize any data you have on the device and do a GEDCOM export. Databases prior to this release cannot be used after installation. (You can delete the old databases from the program after installation)

Pocket Genealogist -- produced by Northern Hills Software -- is genealogy software for the PocketPC, Palm-Size PC, Handheld PC, Pocket PC 2003 and Handheld Pro (Windows CE devices V2.11 or newer).

Registered users can find the FREE downloads at: www.pocketgenealogist.com/download.htm

If you are not a Pocket Genealogist user and want more details or wish to order, visit please www.legacyfamilytree.com/Redirect/Store-AddOns.asp 

New Features:

• Support for Legacy Family Tree V5.
• Added "Orphaned" database processing. On the Pocket Genealogist desktop sync screen, you can press the "Orphans" button to retrieve a list of databases on the device that no longer exist on the desktop. You can then synchronize the database back to the desktop. This is handy when you have a system failure on your desktop or delete your Pocket Genealogist database by mistake. Databases created prior to this version (2.60) are not eligible for retrieval.
• Added "Find by Todo Task" so that all To Do's can be viewed on the device from one screen. (On the Tools menu)
• Added an "Open Log" iconic button to the main desktop Pocket Genealogist screen providing easy access to the Pocket Genealogist logs.
• The Pocket Genealogist desktop "About" screen now has buttons for sending emails to Northern Hills Software or navigating to the main Pocket Genealogist webpage or the documents (User Guide) webpage.
• "Native" support for Windows Mobile 2003 devices. (Pocket PC 2003)

Updated Features:

• The "GEDCOM Profiles" have been changed to add finer control over the supported fields for specific events. (Date, Location, Temple, Cause, Status, Age, Agency, Memo) The Direct imports (Legacy, TMG GenBridge, PAF GenBridge) now use these profiles which provide better GEDCOM exporting. Additionally the Language Packs have been changed to provide translations for the direct imports.
• You now can "edit/view" individuals directly from the "Find by Name" list. After you "edit/view", you are returned to the list. (MAJOR time savings when you have multiple individuals with the same name as you don't have to re-do the find after viewing an individual)
• Database, Language Packs, the sync process, and the Import "Customize" screen is now all controlled by a version number. This allows proper management of these items with future releases of Pocket Genealogist.
• Language Packs have been enhanced to support translations of "labels" (Events for example) for Direct imports. "List" items such as Child Status, Witness Labels, Parent Relationships, etc. are now translated.
• Support for "Cause of Death" source citations. (Legacy Family tree imports)
• List of events on Event "tab" (individual and family) now displays either the location, temple or comment in the 3rd column of the list. (Whichever is available) This is especially useful for events with no locations but with a comment.
• Better support of LDS Temples.
• Child Status and Relationship to Parents can now be accessed from the "Edit Children" screen. (use the push button next to the display field to "Toggle" between the types)
• "Relationship" now contains additional information about each entry in the list (Relationship to Parents, Marriage date, etc.)
• Dropped support for Direct import with Legacy Version 3.
• Added better support for GEDCOM's created with the ANSEL character set.

Bug Fixes:

• Support for Microsoft ActiveSync 3.7.1
• Fixed problem with HP/C version of 2.53. ("File", "Open" did not work in that release)
• "Unlocking" of databases from the "Properties" screen on the device now correctly sets the "enablement" of menu items. (Prior to this fix, you had to close/open the database in order to access some of the menu items)

The 2.60 User Guide for Pocket Genealogist is available (74 pages). You can download it in both Acrobat and Word formats by visiting:


• Legacy 5.0 Deluxe Upgrade Special for Legacy 4.0 Deluxe Users

Find Out MoreWe are changing the world of genealogy!

We are excited to announce the release of the Deluxe Edition of Legacy Family Tree 5.0. This new edition has many new and exciting features that will make your work as a genealogist much easier. You can find out all about the new Deluxe Edition of Legacy by clicking here.

If you purchased Legacy 4.0 Deluxe Edition you are entitled to upgrade to the Legacy 5.0 Deluxe Edition for only $14.95 (download only) or just $21.95 if you would like the new User's Guide and CD to be mailed to you. (Your Legacy 4.0 Deluxe Edition customer number will be required to order at the special upgrade price.)

To upgrade from Legacy 4.0 to the new Legacy 5.0 Deluxe Edition Click here Click here 

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  • GenSmarts for Legacy
    Buy Now and Save! Regularly US $29.95, Now US $ 24.95!

Click Here for More InformationLet GenSmarts Help You Research Your Ancestors!

GenSmarts for Legacy is a genealogy software program that can analyze your family file and tell you, by person, which record to research, and why. This exciting new add-on program is an excellent tool to help you with your research. Don't miss out on the low introductory price of $24.95!

GenSmarts finds holes in your data and can do automatic lookups for you on free internet search sites. The current edition is for the US, but the UK, Canada, and Australia will be added soon!

GenSmarts directly reads your Legacy family file and works with all versions of Microsoft Windows (95,98,ME,NT,2000, and XP). It's a small download and easy to install -- give it a try!

For more information on GenSmarts for Legacy please visit:

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  • Genealogy Value Pack for Legacy Users     US $ 29.95

The premier add-on bundle for Legacy! Valued at US $85.00 -- Yours for only US $29.95! A savings of 65%! Includes four of our most popular add-on products for Legacy Family Tree -- Legacy Charting Companion, Genelines for Legacy, World Place Advisor for Legacy and GEDmark -- as well as online searches, historical timelines and free trial subscriptions! A must have for every Legacy user, this Genealogy Value Pack is compatible with Legacy versions 3, 4 and 5!

For more information on the Genealogy Value Pack please visit:


  • NGS GENTECH 2004 in St. Louis, Missouri, January 22-24

    The National Genealogical Society's GENTECH is the conference for technology and genealogy. GENTECH began more than ten years ago as a not-for-profit educational society with the mission of bridging technology and genealogy through an annual conference and related events. This year NGS GENTECH 2004 will be held in St. Louis, Missouri, 22-24 January. Millennia Corporation will be there with Legacy Family Tree. Please stop by and see what's new in version 5.0!

    During 2004, St. Louis will celebrate the centennial of the World’s Fair. It will also be the bicentennial of the Lewis and Clark expedition, and once again the city is polishing and spiffing itself up for company. NGS GENTECH 2004 will be one of the first events on the community calendar, and we expect that attendees will be welcomed with open arms as the city begins its celebration.

    For more information about GENTECH please visit http://www.eshow2000.com/ngsgentech/

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  • Massive McClung Collection Now Housed in State-of-the-Art Facility

     The Knoxville [Tennessee] News Sentinel has reported that the Calvin M. McClung Historical Collection, recognized nationwide as an outstanding genealogical and history library -- closed all of December -- reopened on January 5. The state-of-the-art facility houses thousands of volumes and manuscripts, many of them rare, are in climate-controlled storage in the addition that adds 56,000 square feet to the old Custom House and History Center. In addition, McClung has moved to the third floor of the new addition bordering Gay Street and Clinch Avenue in Knoxville.

    The McClung Historical Collection, which is part of the Knox County Public Library System, has also added two new online resources and databases that will require patrons to use their library card. Heritage Quest, a comprehensive genealogy database, and the Tennessee Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps from 1867-1970, have been put online and are listed on the library's Web site under research databases.

More information can be found at:


• Maryland State Archives Census Indexes Available Online

The state of Maryland has four different census searchable from their State Archives Web site:

• 1776 (Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Caroline, Dorchester, Frederick, Harford, Prince George's, Queen Anne, and Talbot Counties)
• 1778 (Caroline, Charles, and Queen Anne's Counties)
• 1870 (Allegany, Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Calvert, Caroline, Carroll, Cecil, Charles, Dorchester, Frederick, Harford, Howard, Kent, Montgomery, Prince George's, Queen Anne's, St. Mary's, Somerset, Talbot, Washington, Wicomico, and Worcester Counties and Baltimore City)
• 1880 (Anne Arundel County only).

The search engine can be found at www.mdarchives.state.md.us/msa/refserv/html/censussearch.html. Users may search by date, first name, last name, and county. A last name search for 'Hudson' found 159 records, with record listings including name, date, age, gender, race, birth date, county, and locality. Also included is the location of the original census; however, no census images are included with this information.

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  • Portal to Information About Military Conflicts

The War Times Portal is a subject index providing links about wars and conflicts. It's available at http://www.wtj.com/portal/.

Categories on the front page include Wars & Periods, Fighting Forces, and Museums & Battlefields. There are subcategories here too. Click on a category and you'll get an annotated list of sites, subcategories at the top. Unfortunately the listings are centered -- they'd be a bit easier to read if they were justified left. Some sites are marked with red exclamations. The more points the more the editors like that particular site.

The link list is part of the War Times Journal at http://www.wtj.com, which contains additional information including archives (correspondence from Napoleon and dispatches from Wellington) articles, and collections of information on the Napoleonic wars, the Civil War, WWI, and WWII.

Thanks to ResearchBuzz (http://www.researchbuzz.org/) for this information.


  • Do You Speak Swedish?

    We need Swedish-speaking volunteers to help with the translation for a Swedish version of Legacy. If anyone would like to help with Swedish terms and phrases they should send an email to Sherry@LegacyFamilyTree.com. We need to find people who have the time to help.


The Legacy Affiliate Program is a free opportunity that allows you to earn money by placing a Legacy button or banner on your site or link in your e-mail messages. When visitors click on the link and buy Legacy in the online store, you will make a commission on each purchase -- 15% on every order that originated from your affiliate button or banner.

What does it mean to be a Legacy Affiliate?

• You'll make money -- 15% on all Legacy sales originating from your site.
• You'll add value to your site and encourage repeat visitors.
• You won't do a lot of work -- Legacy takes all the orders, ships products, and handles all the customer service.

How do I sign up?

• Read the Affiliate Program Agreement.
• Fill out the easy online form.
• Once we accept your application, we'll provide you with all the tools you need.

For more information please visit:


  • If Your Ancestor Was Born Before 1913...

    ... in a place such as Mink Creek, Franklin County, Idaho -- you may never find record of his birth! Even though on today's map, Mink Creek is in Franklin County, this county did not exist prior to 1913. From 1864-1913 it was in Oneida County. The genealogy principle here is to record the place as it existed at the time of the event.

    Chances for success are greater if you are searching for 1) the right name, 2) in the right locality, 3) for the right time period. It is not always possible to have quick access to an historical gazetteer, map, or a local history. Fortunately, two software programs contain tools to assist:

    • AniMap

    AniMap is one such computer program. It includes over 2,300 maps and shows the changing county boundaries for each of the 48 adjacent United States for every year since colonial times. AniMap will plot the desired city on the map. If you selected the year 1911 for Idaho, it would show that Mink Creek is in Oneida County - not Franklin! In 1863 it was in Owyhee County.

    Knowing the historical boundary changes will help the researcher learn what other counties may have been a part of the ancestral county. Perhaps some of the family records are actually in Owyhee County.

    AniMap will measure the distance between two localities. It also has a series of "overlay" maps where the railroads, rivers, and townships can be displayed. It's also great for producing maps of the family's migration.

    Most experienced United States researchers will say that they cannot live without this program. To learn more, or to purchase AniMap, please visit: http://www.LegacyFamilyTree.com/Redirect/Store-SoftwareEtc.asp

• Database of Historical Counties (US County Verifier)

Imagine this -- you entered a birth place in your genealogy computer program. The ancestor was born in 1860. A message appeared saying "Swift County did not exist in 1860 in the state of Minnesota. It was not founded until 1870."

These kind of messages now appear in the newly-released version of Legacy Family Tree. The program now contains an historical database of U.S. counties. As localities are entered, messages will appear if the locality was misspelled, didn't exist at the time, or even if it never existed in that state.

The US County Verifier is a feature of Legacy 5.0 Deluxe only. It is not available in the standard edition. To order Legacy Family Tree 5.0 Deluxe please visit: http://www.LegacyFamilyTree.com/Redirect/Store-Legacy.asp

Thanks to Genealogy Research Associates for this article. For more information please visit:

Additional Legacy tips can be found at: www.LegacyFamilyTree.com/Tips.asp


Do you have an expert tip to share? Send your ideas to JimTerry@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.


Take a look at our calendar of events for January....

• 17 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.

• 21 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

• 22-24 January - NGS GENTECH 2004 in St. Louis, Missouri
Millennia Corporation will be there with Legacy Family Tree 5.0! Please stop by and see what's new in version 5.0. For more information about GENTECH please visit http://www.eshow2000.com/ngsgentech/

• 24 January - Eastside Genealogical Society, Bellevue, Wash., 9:30 a.m. Sherry Holthe of Millennia Corporation will make a presentation at the Crossroad Mall on Legacy 5.0.
For more information please contact Ray French at rayf@oz.net.

• 26 - January - Kitsap County Legacy Users Group
Contact Lynn N. Ramey at dar0643@earthlink.net for more information.

• 31 - Orange County Legacy Users Group, 4:00 p.m.
LDS Family History Center - Relief Society Room
674 South Yorba Street
Orange, Calif. 92869
Please contact person Frank Chocco at fchocco@yahoo.com

• 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:

•  Netherlands Legacy Users Group
Please send e-mail to Richard Nijboer at
or visit http://members.lycos.nl/legacynl

•  Windsor, Ontario, Legacy Users Group
Group meets the last week of the month. Day and location vary.
For more information contact Kathryn Lake Hogan at klake@cogeco.ca or phone (519) 250-1528.

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


Dear Tech Support,

Last year I upgraded from Boyfriend 5.0 to Husband 1.0 and noticed a distinct slow down in overall system performance - particularly in the flower and jewelry applications, which operated flawlessly under Boyfriend 5.0.

In addition, Husband 1.0 uninstalled many other valuable programs, such as Romance 9.5 and Personal Attention 6.5, and then installed undesirable programs such as NFL 5.0, NBA 3.0. and Golf Clubs 4.1. Conversation 8.0 no longer runs, and Housecleaning 2.6 simply crashes the system. I've tried running Nagging 5.3 to fix these problems, but to no avail.

What can I do?


Dear Desperate:

First keep in mind, Boyfriend 5.0 is an Entertainment Package, while Husband 1.0 is an Operating System!

Please enter the command: "http: I Thought You Loved Me.htm" and try to download Tears 6.2 and don't forget to install the Guilt 3.0 update.

If that application works as designed, Husband 1.0 should then automatically run the applications Jewelry 2.0 and Flowers 3.5. But remember, over use of the above application can cause Husband 1.0 to default to Grumpy Silence 2.5, Happy Hour 7.5, or Beer 6.1. Beer 6.1 is a very bad program that will download the Snoring Loudly Beta.

Whatever you do, DO NOT install Mother-in-law 1.0 (it runs a virus in the background, that will eventually seize control of all your system resources). Also, do not attempt to reinstall the Boyfriend 5.0 program. These are unsupported applications and will crash Husband 1.0.

In summary, Husband 1.0 is a great program, but it does have limited memory and cannot learn new applications quickly. You  might consider buying additional software to improve memory and performance. We recommend Hot Food 3.0 and Lingerie 7.7.

Good Luck,
Tech Support

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