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  • New Legacy Add-on: Family History CD!
  • TreeDraw Legacy Edition V3 Released
  • Find Your Ancestor's Hometown on a Map With Progeny's New Genealogy Value Pack
  • Legacy Video Tape Blow Out Sale! Get Them While the Supply Lasts!


  • 1901 UK Census Added to Ancestry.co.uk
  • New at the at the National Archives of Canada


  • New Master Location List Options
  • Clues in U.S. Census Records, 1850-1930



  • The National Cemetery Administration - Nationwide Gravesite Locator
  • Clues in US Census Records, 1850-1930


  • Only A Few Cabins Left at Original Low Price!






  • New Legacy Add-on: Family History CD!

Do you have computer files that you'd like to share with others -- maybe documents, pictures, audio/video clips, family trees, or other files? Why not create your own interactive, customized CD-ROM with our newest Legacy add-on program, Family History CD?

Family History CD makes it easy. It guides you through the steps of organizing and labeling your files, and helps you design your own creative front page with buttons linking to the files. Family History CD will burn auto-run CD's for you that will work on any Windows computer (Windows 95 or later). The features of this software make using your CD a snap. Your friends and relatives just point and click!

With applications going far beyond genealogy, this software helps you organize your CD project. It helps you easily design your own custom front page with buttons linking to your files. You can include:

• Pictures
• Documents
• Audio/video clips
• GEDCOM files
• Scanned scrapbooks
• Or any other file!

Features include:

• Automatic slide shows
• Face Labels (as shown here)

• Built-in PDF support
• Burns the CD's for you
• Enhanced 'Help' system
• Fast and easy to use
• Powerful and customizable
• GenViewer Lite ©
• And more!

Dick Eastman has this to say...

"Family History CD is billed as a family history product, but it has many other uses as well. I can see it being used for family histories, life histories, town histories, grammar school class projects, and much more. In fact, it doesn't need to be limited to histories even though that is the focus. This program will create multimedia disks for almost any purpose. ... It does so in an easy-to-use manner; it is a great program for the computer novice." (Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter, Vol. 8, No. 24, June 16, 2003: http://www.eogn.com/archives/news0324.htm#FamilyHistoryCD)

For more information or to order, please point your browser to:

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• TreeDraw Legacy Edition V3 Released

A great new version of TreeDraw Legacy has just been released. The new features include:

• Add boxes around the standard drop-line charts automatically.
• Magnifier added. Read the small print without having to zoom in.
• Adobe PDF file export. Create charts which can be opened with the Acrobat reader.
• Rotateable text. Text can be at any angle.
• Curved lines.
• Floating ruler and cursor position in mm/inches.
• Page setup now printer-independent. Set large page sizes even if your printer does not support them.
• Thick dashed/dotted lines.
• Marriage details font separate.
• GEDCOM import using UTF-8 and Unicode character sets. Reads default GEDCOM files from PAF 5.
• User-definable colours on the colour palette.
• "Import setups" save settings for easy selection. Select a particular setup style before importing a tree.
• "Import graphics" options completely separated from the default settings.
• "Enlarge text" feature is now a fixed font size which is user defined.

TreeDraw is an amazing graphics utility that produces high quality genealogy charts right from Legacy databases. After importing tree data, you can re-arrange the tree and add extra text and graphics before storing or printing.

With TreeDraw Legacy it is easy to produce perfectly laid out charts and incorporate pictures, clip-art and other simple graphics. You have control over which data TreeDraw imports and how it formats it, so charts may be as complex or as simple as you wish. Charts can range from a single printed page to large wall charts.

Registered users of TreeDraw Legacy Edition will be invited to upgrade soon. There will be a small upgrade fee for both programs. The registration fees will be rising with this release. For TreeDraw Legacy Edition the fee will be $39US (unfortunately the US$ price rises are higher due to the poor state of the US$ against the UK£).

For more information or to order, please point your browser to:

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• Find Your Ancestor's Hometown on a Map With Progeny's New Genealogy Value Pack

Progeny Software has just announced its new and improved Genealogy Value Pack for Legacy Users. Now you can instantly find your ancestor's hometown on a map with Progeny's built-in link to current maps available at MapQuest.com.

Progeny's Genealogy Value Pack for Legacy Users includes:

• Four powerful add-on software products including: Charting Companion, Genelines for Legacy, World Place Advisor for Legacy (now with a link to MapQuest.com), and GEDmark.
• Over 80 historical timelines, including one for each of the 50 US States
• Online search of over 76-million names, all of which are lineage-linked to family trees
• Free trial subscriptions to
Family Chronicle Magazine and OneGreatFamily.com.

Valued at over $85US, the Genealogy Value Pack for Legacy Users is available for only $39.95US - a SAVINGS of OVER 50%

Progeny's new mapping feature takes genealogy software to a new level.

Even before the MapQuest link was announced, users were impressed with Progeny's World Place Advisor launched just last year. Allin Kingsbury of the PAFinder, Silicon Valley PAF Users Group wrote, "It appears that World Place Advisor is the only product on the market that checks places worldwide in a genealogy database in a single sweep. Several web sites are available to find the correct spelling or county. None of these compare in usefulness to World Place Advisor."

Now with Progeny's built-in link to MapQuest, World Place Advisor is an even more outstanding program to analyze genealogy place names.

Using World Place Advisor for Legacy, you can:

• Automatically check all the place names in your Legacy file for place name typos, missing counties and other inaccuracies. Copy and paste these corrections to your Legacy file.
• Find over 3.3-million place names from around the world plus US churches and cemeteries. Longitude and latitude references are also provided.
• Instantly locate your ancestor's hometown on a map with Progeny's NEW built-in link to MapQuest.com.
• See who lived where. World Place Advisor's unique Geo-Tree view conveniently organizes your data so you can quickly and easily find which ancestors lived in what country, state/province, county or town.

Along with misspellings and incomplete place names, World Place Advisor for Legacy will identify all data exceptions by pinpointing names that are ambiguous, listed with the wrong county or other geographic jurisdiction, unknown, non-specific, missing commas, and/or missing altogether.

This new version of World Place Advisor 1.2 for Legacy also includes over 20,000 townships that were not included in the original gazetteer.

World Place Advisor will read your Legacy genealogy file directly (no GEDCOM exports required).

An essential tool for genealogy research, World Place Advisor is Progeny Software's premiere place name analysis tool. Make it part of your genealogy software library today!

Get your copy of World Place Advisor today as part of the Genealogy Value Pack for Legacy Users!

A bundle valued at over $85.00US -- your's for only $39.95US!

Get it today at: http://www.LegacyFamilyTree.com/Redirect/Store-Addons.asp

Compatible with Legacy Family Tree version 3, 4 and 5, the Genealogy Value Pack is bundled on just one CD. An Internet connection is required for the MapQuest.com link, online services and trial subscriptions.

Progeny Software is offering a $4US World Place Advisor Version 1.2 Upgrade to all customers who purchased a Genealogy Value Pack for Legacy Users. The original version of the Value Pack does NOT include the MapQuest link. So if you want to find your ancestor's hometown on a map, order your World Place Advisor for Legacy Version 1.2 Upgrade directly from Progeny Software at https://id286.securedata.net/progenysoftware/forms/order_wpa.html.  The upgrade is available only on CD so shipping and handling charges apply. To read What's New in Version 1.2, visit Progeny Software's website http://www.progenygenealogy.com/placeadvisorupgrades.html.

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  • Legacy Video Tape Blow Out Sale! Get Them While the Supply Lasts!

• Legacy 3.0 Training Video -- Was $ 14.95, Now $ 7.50

Find out how the pro's get the most from Legacy with this self-paced video. Although produced for Legacy 3.0, this video still covers all the basics of Legacy 4.0 and 5.0!

• Legacy Intermediate Training Video -- Was $ 14.95, Now $ 7.50

This video contains information about custom reports, tagging, customizing displays, sources, e-mailing reports, and comparing files, relationships, research aids and little known, yet exciting features.

There are self-paced video tapes in VHS - NTSC Standard (US/Canada).

For details and ordering please visit:


  • 1901 UK Census Added to Ancestry.co.uk

    MyFamily.com, Inc., the provider of one of the world's largest collections of online information for connecting families, on 14 April 2004 announced its launch of the 1901 England and Wales Census online. Beginning 14 April, indexes linked directly to images of original 1901 returns for England and Wales are now available online at www.ancestry.co.uk.

    Through a license agreement with The National Archives of England, Wales and the United Kingdom, MyFamily.com has begun the process of digitising the 1.47 million original census images on 1813 rolls of microfilm that comprise the 1901 Census. MyFamily intends to publish additional indexes and images from the 1901 Census weekly, bringing millions of records to the site throughout the coming months. Upon completion, the 1901 Census online will contain 32 million names and will be fully indexed and searchable by name, county and parish, with search results linking directly to images.

    MyFamily plans to release all available census returns from 1841 through 1901, making Ancestry.co.uk among the largest commercial online repositories of UK family history records. The census returns are among the most popular records at The National Archives because they are a key source for those researching family history. These records offer a wealth of information on individuals and families, including age, occupation and place of birth.

    In addition to the 1901 Census, Ancestry.co.uk hosts a collection of family history records containing more than 200 million names. These historical records offer information about people living in the UK going back to the 1500s. The collection includes the complete 1891 Census, including index and images, a partial 1871 Census, and a free index to civil registration records, as well as parish, probate, marriage, and baptism records. Unlimited access to the entire collection of UK records, including the newly released 1901 Census, is available to subscribers for 59.95 pounds Sterling as an annual subscription or 24.95 pounds Sterling as a quarterly subscription.

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  • New at the at the National Archives of Canada

    • Soldiers of the South African War (1899-1902)

    The South African War, 1899-1902, is a key event in the military history of Canada. It marked the first occasion for which Canada dispatched troops to an overseas war. A total of 7,368 Canadians and 12 Nursing Sisters served in South Africa. This research tool brings together three groups of records pertaining to the South African War: the service files, medal registers and land grant applications.

    To search this database please visit:

    • War Diaries of the First World War

    The War Diaries of the First World War database contains the digitized War Diaries of the Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF) units. From the start of the First World War, CEF units were required to maintain a daily account of their "Actions in the Field." This log was called a War Diary. The War Diaries are not personal diaries, rather they are a historical record of a unit’s administration, operations and activities during the First World War.

    To search this database please visit:


  • New Master Location List Options

    • Master Location List Mapping - There is now a new button called "Maps" that shows up when a location is highlighted that has latitude and longitude values entered. Clicking the button currently takes you to MapQuest and displays the appropriate map showing a star at the designated location. If there is no lat/long, you are taken to Yahoo maps using just the city, state parts of the location.

    • Master Location Maintenance - You can now Expand and Contract state names, Canadian provinces, several other country breakdowns, and country names in your Master Location List. This can be done for all locations, tagged or untagged locations, or verified or unverified locations. There is also an option to add or remove "USA" from USA locations. This can be applied to either the Long or Short location names.

    • Save Your Place in Master Lists - New Set Bookmark and Go To Bookmark options have been added to all master lists. This lets you save your place from one session to another - helpful, for example, while working through the Master Location list, cleaning up the entries. These new options are reached by clicking the Options button on any master list window.

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  • Clues in US Census Records, 1850-1930

    Experienced genealogical researchers use clues found in one record to find other records about the same individual. In addition to general information about a person's residence, age and place, gender, and, occupation, U.S. census offer valuable clues about dates of marriage, immigration and naturalization. In addition, the census may contain indications of a person's military service, ownership of property, education and economic data.

    Most of these clues will lead the wise researcher to other records, such as birth and marriage records, land records, military service and pension files, and so forth. Many of these clues will not be found in transcribed or printed records, which may include only the census "highlights" (for example, only the name, gender, age and birth place) while leaving out important details.


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.


  • The National Cemetery Administration - Nationwide Gravesite Locator

    The National Cemetery Administration (NCA) honors U.S. Veterans with a final resting place and lasting memorials that commemorate their service to the United States of America. The NCA maintains searchable Nationwide Gravesite Locator at http://gravelocator.cem.va.gov/j2ee/servlet/NGL_v1 on the World Wide Web.

    Most of the 120 Department of Veterans Affairs' national cemeteries may be searched for burial locations. There are six cemeteries that have not completed their records. They include: Long Island; Los Angeles; Ft. Rosecrans; Golden Gate; San Francisco; and the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Some interments, therefore, will not be listed.

    Arlington National Cemetery records are also available for interments that occurred after 1999. As more records are added to the database, more burial information will become available. Some state veterans cemeteries can also be searched.

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  • The Commonwealth War Graves Commission

    The Debt of Honour Register is the Commonwealth War Graves Commission's database listing the men and women of the Commonwealth forces who died during the two World Wars and the 23,000 cemeteries, memorials and other locations world-wide where they are commemorated. The Commission's online register contains information for Australian, Canadian, Indian, New Zealand, South African and UK members of the Army, Air Force, Navy and Merchant Navy. The register can also be searched for details of the 67,000 Commonwealth civilians who died as a result of enemy action in the Second World War.

    Some 1.7 million men and women of the Commonwealth forces died in the two World Wars. Of these the remains of 925,000 were found and their graves are marked by a headstone. Where the remains were not found, the casualty's name is commemorated on a memorial. There are war graves in some 150 different countries; mostly in the 2,500 war cemeteries and plots constructed by the Commission.

    The Commission was established by Royal Charter in 1917. Its duties are to mark and maintain the graves of the members of the forces of the Commonwealth who were killed in the two World Wars, to build memorials to those who have no known grave and to keep records and registers, including, after the Second World War, a record of the Civilian War Dead.

    It was the energy of Sir Fabian Ware, the Commission's founder, which established the principles upon which the work of the Commission was built. Those principles, which have remained unaltered, were:

    • Each of the dead should be commemorated individually by name on headstone or memorial;
    • Headstones and memorials should be permanent;
    • Headstones should be uniform;
    • There should be no distinction made on account of military or civil rank, race or creed.

    Please point your browsers at http://www.cwgc.org/cwgcinternet/search.aspx


  • Only A Few Cabins Left at Original Low Price!

We have already booked 86 of the 100 cabins we had reserved for the Legacy Genealogy Cruise! That's a total of 172 people going as of today. We had no idea how many people would be interested and we think it's wonderful to have so many of you coming with us on this cruise. It's going to be a lot of fun and we look forward to spending the week with you aboard Carnival's ship Triumph.

We still have a few cabins at the locked in price. Once these ones are gone Carnival is telling us the price will be $100 higher.

Prices begin at $489.19 per person, double occupancy taxes and fees included in this price for inside cabin. There are eight inside cabins left for $489.19 per person, double occupancy taxes and fees included in this price. All ocean-view cabins have been sold. There are only six balcony cabins left for $739.19 per person, double occupancy taxes and fees included in this price. The rates are for the cruise only. Air and ground transportation are additional. Optional pre- or post-cruise hotel packages are available..

If you are interested please send an email to KenMcGinnis@LegacyFamilyTree.com

We will be sailing away on a seven-day Western Caribbean cruise aboard Carnival's stately Triumph leaving Miami, Florida on Saturday, Sept. 18, 2004. In addition to cruising through the Caribbean Sea, you will have the opportunity to visit the ports of Cozumel where you can tour the Mayan Ruins, Grand Cayman's seven mile beach, or Ocho Rios Jamaica where you can climb the famous Dunn Falls.

Classes will 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. Here is the class schedule (subject to revisions):

• 'Ensuring a Proper Foundation'. This lecture will teach the vital principles of research and recording your findings. Learn how to identify the correct location for the correct time period. AniMap will be presented, as well as other software programs and Internet sites for learning about locations and mapping. Data entry techniques will be taught to ensure the accuracy of entering names, dates, and places. Geoff Rasmussen, instructor.

• 'Ready, Set, Go!' Learn about the dozen or so steps a professional takes when beginning to work with a new Legacy database. These techniques, shortcuts, and cautionary procedures will enable you to use Legacy more efficiently. Geoff Rasmussen, instructor.

• 'Documentation!' Genealogy without documentation is mythology. Learn everything you’ve ever needed to know (and maybe even more) about entering sources into Legacy. Jim Terry, instructor.

• 'The Foundation for Success: Chronologies!' Learn how to enter the documents you find to build an ancestor’s timeline. Their timeline, when studied in a historical perspective, will lead the researcher to the right sources. You will learn about properly entering events and effectively using Legacy’s Chronology View. Also learn about Genelines and other resources to gain the historical perspective of your ancestor. Geoff Rasmussen, instructor.

• 'Legacy Companion Software'. Learn about other utility programs to assist you in your research. GenMatcher, GenViewer, Legacy Charting Companion, Pocket Genealogist, GenSmarts, and more will be presented. Jim Terry, Robert Carneal, instructors.

• 'Reporting with Legacy; Sharing information electronically'. This lecture will go beyond the basics in designing and creating reports with Legacy. You will learn how to effectively share information electronically, and the dos and don’ts of responsible correspondence. Geoff Rasmussen, instructor.

• 'Potpourri - Questions and Answers'. This session will cover anything that’s been missed. Remember, the developers, tech support, and the training departments of Millennia will be here. Have questions or suggestions -- this may be your best chance ever! Dave Berdan, Ken McGinnis, Geoff Rasmussen, Jim Terry.

For more information please visit: http://www.LegacyFamilyTree.com/CruiseInfo.asp page.


Take a Look at Our Busy Calendar for April and May 2004....

• April 29 - Magna, Utah. Geoff Rasmussen will instruct about the various add-on/utility programs to Legacy. Training for the Magna Family History Center. Contact Starr Campbell at Starrcamp@aol.com for more information.

• 3 May - Burbank, CA, Legacy Users Group, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Location is SCGS (Southern California Genealogy Society) Building
417 Irving Drive, Burbank, CA 91504
Contact Charlene Patterson at Charsroots@earthlink.net or Rich Schulthies at fourpartz@earthlink.net

• 3 May - Clark County, Washington, Genealogical Society Legacy Interest Group

The Legacy Family Tree Interest Group meets from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. the first Monday of each month.
CCGS library
717 Grand Boulevard in Vancouver, Wash.
No reservations necessary, but we would like to know if you're coming. Please contact ikie4@netzero.net

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

• 8 May - 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 May - 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.

• 19 May - Calgary, AB, Legacy Users Group, 7:00 p.m.
Alberta Family History Society Library
712 16th Avenue NW, Calgary AB

Contact: Charles Aubin at cwaubin1@telus.net

• 19-22 May - National Genealogical Society Conference in the States, Sacramento, Calif.

Millennia Corporation will be a vendor at the National Genealogical Society Conference in Sacramento, Calif.  The theme is A Golden Prospect.

Millennia's Geoff Rasmussen and Jim Terry will be there with Legacy Family Tree.  Please stop by and see us!  For conference details see www.ngsgenealogy.org

• 22 May - Kapiti, New Zealand, Legacy Users Group, 2:00 p.m.

The venue is the Masonic Hall, Tararua Street, Paraparaumu (on the east of the railway line). The start time is 2.00 p.m. The hall will be open at 1.00 p.m. for a cup of tea or coffee.

Please contact Shirley Dixon (co-ordinator) at sandh_dixon@yahoo.co.nz for details.

• 22 May - 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 or call (619) 670-0960.

• 24 May - Legacy Training sponsored by the Cornish Association of Victoria. Inc., 10:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Uniting Church Hall
Kangaroo Road Hughesdale
Walking distance from Oakleigh Railway Station
Oakleigh, VIC, Australia
For information contact Tom and Libby Luke at tomluke@alphalink.com.au or telephone 03 9801 1270 or visit http://home.vicnet.net.au/~caov/program/program.htm

• 29 May - 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 reobijn_richard@hotmail.com or visit http://members.lycos.nl/legacynl

• 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.

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

• 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


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