LEGACY NEWS MAY 11, 2004

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FROM THE LEGACY ONLINE STORE

  • New GENViewer and GENMatcher Updates from MudCreek Software
  • Family History CD Makes Sharing Your Family Files Fun and Easy
  • Genealogy 101
  • Getting It Right
  • Legacy Video Tape Blow Out Sale! Get Them While the Supply Lasts!

NEWS AND VIEWS

  • National Genealogical Society Conference Set for Sacramento, May 19-22
  • The National Archives of the UK Adds WWI Medal Rolls Index and PCC Wills

TIPS FROM THE EXPERTS

  • Did You Know...
  • Acquiring a REAL Coat of Arms

SHARE YOUR EXPERT TIP

OUR FAVORITE WEB SITES

  • About Legacy.com
  • Free Genealogy Search Help for Google

LEGACY GENEALOGY CRUISE

  • Take Advantage of Low Legacy Cruise Rates While They Last!

CALENDAR

GENEALOGY HUMOR

  • You Know You're Taking Genealogy Too Seriously When...

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FROM THE ONLINE STORE

  • New GENViewer and GENMatcher Updates from MudCreek Software

• GENViewer Updated to Version 1.18

GENViewer is the fastest way to view and analyze your genealogy information. GENViewer is a Windows-based application that is used to view and analyze GEDCOM, PAF 3- 5, TMG 4.x, 5.x, Legacy 3-5, and Family Tree Maker genealogy files. With GENViewer, you can search and view dozens of files in minutes.

Intuitive, Easy-to-use interfaces: GENViewer provides the user with 9 different views of your genealogy information. Your information is just one mouse click away.

For more information or to order, please point your browser to:
http://www.LegacyFamilyTree.com/Redirect/Store-Addons.asp

Updating your existing version of GENViewer? Just download this release of GENViewer and install over your existing version. No need to uninstall the old version. It will use your license information automatically. To upgrade your existing GENViewer please point your browser to http://www.legacyfamilytree.com/GENViewerDownload.asp

• GENMatcher Updated to Version 1.04

GENMatcher quickly compares two genealogy files for matches, or one genealogy file for duplicates. GENMatcher is a Windows-based application that is used to find matches and duplicates in GEDCOM, PAF 3-5, Legacy 3-5 files and more.

Compare files between any of the supported file formats. Files do not have to be the same format to be compared.

For more information or to order, please point your browser to:
http://www.LegacyFamilyTree.com/Redirect/Store-Addons.asp

Updating your existing version of GENMatcher? Just download this release of GENMatcher and install over your existing version. No need to uninstall the old version. It will use your license information automatically. To upgrade your existing GENMatcher please point your browser to http://www.legacyfamilytree.com/GENMatcherDownload.asp

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  • Family History CD Makes Sharing Your Family Files Fun and Easy - US $29.95

With the click of a button, convert your Legacy multi-media files into an interactive CD-ROM using the new interface contained in Family History CD software.

Here’s what you can have:

• Automatic slide shows
• Create mouse-activated face labels
• Burns the CD for you
• Add any type of file, documents, pictures, audio/video clips, GEDCOM, Legacy (fdb file) etc.
• Make as many CD’s as you like. It's an inexpensive way to ‘share the heritage’
• Just point-and-click to run finished CD’s
• Create your own Title Screen
• CD’s run automatically in Windows
• On-screen help system
• In-depth User Manual that steps you through

It’s Fast and easy to use!

"I have to tell you how much I'm enjoying using this software. It's doing everything that I ever dreamed of doing with my histories and photos.  I've always wanted to organize them rather than just place them on a CD and this is working beautifully. I'm recommending to everyone who will listen."

Carol Easterbrook

For more information or to order, please point your browser to:
http://www.LegacyFamilyTree.com/Redirect/Store-Addons.asp

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Genealogy 101 - US $19.95

Genealogy 101
is the first book to read when you want to discover who your ancestors were, where they lived, and what they did!

A must-have for beginning and intermediate genealogists wanting to trace their family history and heritage. Learn the best strategies for interviewing family members, searching online-databases, library catalogs, repositories and more. The National Genealogical Society and author Barbara Renick assist readers in developing a research strategy and tutors in the importance of accurate documentation. This is the best book available when you really want to know... Barbara uses Legacy Family Tree screen shots as examples which makes Genealogy 101 the perfect companion for Legacy users. You will feel right at home while learning from this "NGS Guides" publication.

Soft cover, 217 pages. Small font.

For more information or to order, please point your browser to:
http://www.LegacyFamilyTree.com/Redirect/Store-SoftwareEtc.asp

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• Getting It Right - US $19.95

The definitive guide to recording family history accurately

Are you one of the millions of people who research, record, organize, or share family history information? If so, this book is for you!

Eliminate time-consuming duplications in family history research with this clear guidebook to recording information in a standardized way. In Getting It Right, you'll learn the rules and language you need so your research will fit smoothly and efficiently into the jigsaw puzzle of family histories being assembled around the world.

Now that so much family history work is being computerized, large amounts of data are available and accessible to researchers. However, as author Mary Slawson points out, "While software can greatly improve the efficiency of managing data and working with other family historians, most of those efficiencies depend entirely on information being recorded and used in a consistent manner." This comprehensive book offers a systematic approach to recording information in a way that will benefit families now and for generations to come.

Mary H. Slawson is a research specialist for Ireland and the Netherlands. She also chairs the Human Family Project, a fully referenced compilation of family histories of Dutch and Irish immigrants to America between 1600 and 1850. She lives in Redmond, Washington, with her husband and two children.

Soft cover, 230 pages. Large font for easy reading.

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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:
www.legacyfamilytree.com/Redirect/Store-Videos.asp


NEWS AND VIEWS

  • National Genealogical Society Conference Set for Sacramento, May 19-22

    The National Genealogical Society Conference will be held in Sacramento, Calif., May, 19-22, 2004. The Genealogical and Historical Council of Sacramento Valley invites you to discover gold as you join the rush to Sacramento for "A Golden Prospect," the NGS Conference in the States. Prospecting for ancestors is a lot like prospecting for gold. You do a little digging, you sift through the silt, and those golden glints of information come shining through. We know of no more fun and exciting way to improve your prospecting skills than by attending an NGS conference.

    Many vendors and societies will fill Exhibit Hall A at the Sacramento Convention Center. They bring many and varied products for genealogists. Software products will assist not only in recording your genealogy, but also for researching. The expanding series of publications, indexes and databases will be available, in addition to preservation materials, books, maps, and memorabilia. This year we will also have some non-traditional exhibitors, as well as scheduled activities and demonstrations on the big screen.

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

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  • The National Archives of the UK Adds WWI Medal Rolls Index and PCC Wills

    The National Archives of the UK was launched in April 2003. The institution has one of the largest archival collections in the world, spanning 1000 years of British history, from Domesday Book to government papers recently released to the public. You can see this collection at Kew, West London, or view certain documents online. The National Archives also advises people on the location of non-public records and manuscripts relating to British history.

    Recent additions to the National Archives' Online Documents include the First World War Campaign Medal Index cards (also known as the ‘Medal Rolls Index'). These 5.5 million cards record the medal entitlement of almost all individuals -- men and women, officers and soldiers who fought in the British Army and Royal Flying Corps during the Great War. Almost all of the men and women who saw active service overseas were awarded a campaign medal, making this essentially the most complete listing of all men and women, officers and soldiers who fought in the First World War.

    Moreover, all Prerogative Court of Canterbury (PCC) wills, from 1384 to 1858, are now available to download. More than 1 million digital images of wills covering six centuries are available as a complete digital resource. There is a modest fee for downloading the will images.

Please point your browser to http://www.pro.gov.uk/online/default.htm


TIPS FROM THE EXPERTS

  • Did You Know...

    Family/Pedigree Views
    - Hover Information

    · Holding the cursor over the Spouses icon shows the names of all the spouses in the popup tooltips.
    · Hovering over the Parents icon shows the names of all the parents.
    · Hovering over the AKA icon shows all the alternate names for that person!

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  • Acquiring a REAL Coat of Arms

    One of the first things that people learn when they start doing their genealogy is that there is no such thing as a family coat-of-arms. Dozens of companies, operating on the Internet, in shopping malls, airports and tourist destinations, are quite willing to sell you all types of products with your "family coat-of-arms" but none are legitimate.

    Coats-of-arms were issued to individuals, not families, and having the same last name as someone who had a coat-of-arms gives you no claim. Commercial suppliers will not tell you this!

    Although most of us associate coats-of-arms with medieval history, it will come as news to most people that legitimate coats-of-arms are still being issued and a surprisingly large number of people may be entitled to apply for them.

    This Family Chronicle article can be accessed at http://familychronicle.com/

SHARE YOUR EXPERT TIP

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.


OUR FAVORITE WEB SITES

  • About Legacy.com

    Don't confuse Legacy.com with LegacyFamilyTree.com because they are not the same company nor are they affiliated! Legacy.com hosts the online obituary sections of newspapers nationwide in the U.S. and Canada, providing monitored guest books, funeral home links, archive services, and other features and offers of a free lookup of the last 30 days of obituaries. You can also view Legacy.com newspaper affiliates by state.

    The newspaper sites also offer other features, including signing up for daily obituary mailings, information on funeral homes in the newspaper circulation area, and other information. Please point your browser to http://Legacy.com (but if you happen to get mixed up and find yourself at http://LegacyFamilyTree.com that's alright too!)

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  • Free Genealogy Search Help for Google

    This free site will help you use Google to research your genealogy. It will create different Google searches using tips or "tricks" that will likely improve your search results. The different searches will give you many different ways of using Google to find ancestry information on the Internet. Just complete the small family tree on the search page for an ancestor and the site will set up the best searches for you, based on what you enter.

    Enter what you know about the person you are researching. For best results, start with someone furthest back in your ancestry. Enter as much information as you can about an ancestor. Press the Submit button when you are done and a screen with the "best" Google searches will be set up for you.

    Please point your browser to http://www.genealogy-search-help.com/


LEGACY GENEALOGY CRUISE

  • Take Advantage of Low Legacy Cruise Rates While They Last!

Sail away on a seven-day Western Caribbean cruise aboard Carnival’s stately Triumph ship and learn all about Legacy Family Tree! The ship leaves Miami, Florida on Saturday, Sept. 18, 2004. In addition to cruising through the Caribbean Sea’s, you will have the opportunity to visit the ports of Cozumel where you can tour the Mayan Ruin’s, 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.

Currently, prices begin at $489.19 per person, double occupancy port charges and taxes included in this price for inside cabin. Ocean View cabins for $639.19 per person, double occupancy, port charges and taxes included in this price. Balcony cabins for $739.19 per person, double occupancy, port charges and taxes included in this price. As of May 7th, 2004, we have:

· Six (6) 4-A inside cabins at the rate of $489.19 per person
· One (1) 6-A Ocean View Cabin at the rate of $639.19 per person.
· Three (3) 8-A Balcony Cabins at the rate of $739.19 per person.
· Two (2) 4-A Quads.

Port charges and taxes included in all prices. When the above 12 cabins have sold the rate for a 6-A Ocean View cabin rise to $769.19 per person. The 8-A Balcony Cabin will rise to $819.19 per person, so take advantage of these low rates while they last! There are no 4-A inside cabins left on this ship. The rates are for the cruise only. Air and ground transportation are additional. Optional pre-cruise or post-cruise hotel packages are available.

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


CALENDAR

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

• 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 - Auckland, New Zealand, Legacy Users Group, 6:00 p.m. (Meeting to start by 6:30 p.m.)

NZSG, 159 Queens Road, Panmure, Auckland
$5.00 (to cover costs). Tea/coffee/biscuits available.
Contact Jan Gow: phone 09 521 1518 or e-mail jangow@genealogy.net.nz

• 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

• 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

• 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.
http://legacy-norsk.com/

• United Kingdom Legacy Users Group
I
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


GENEALOGY HUMOR

  • You Know You're Taking Genealogy Too Seriously When...

    Your house leans slightly toward the side where your genealogical records are stored.

    -- Submitted by Ruth M.


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