LEGACY NEWS JUNE 21, 2004

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NEWS AND VIEWS

  • US National Archives Makes World War II Enlistment Records Available Online
  • Boyd's London Burials and Cornwall Marriages on English Origins

FROM THE LEGACY ONLINE STORE

  • Create Great-Looking Charts with Legacy Charting Companion!
  • Free Historical Timeline Files with Genelines!
  • Legacy Video Tape Blow Out Sale! Now only US $7.50!

TIPS FROM THE EXPERTS

  • Researching in Church Records
  • Did You Know.... About the Events Clipboard, Event Sentences, Dates Memorized and Locations Memorized

SHARE YOUR EXPERT TIP

OUR FAVORITE WEB SITES

  • International Census Indexes and Records at CyndisList.com

LEGACY GENEALOGY CRUISE

  • Last Call! Only Two Cabins Left!

LEGACY EARN EASY MONEY WITH THE LEGACY AFFILIATE PROGRAM

CALENDAR

GENEALOGY HUMOR

  • Tangled Roots....

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NEWS AND VIEWS

  • US National Archives Makes World War II Enlistment Records Available Online

    College Park, MD... World War II enlistment records for over nine million Army soldiers are now available online, the National Archives and Archives and Records Administration (NARA) announced today [June 7, 2004]. The records are in the World War II Electronic Army Serial Number Merged File available through the Access to Archival Database (AAD) section on NARA’s web site (www.archives.gov/aad). AAD is the first publicly accessible application developed under the auspices of NARA’s Electronic Records Archives (ERA) Program. 

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  • Boyd's London Burials and Cornwall Marriages on English Origins

    English Origins (www.englishorigins.com) recent updates include Boyd's London Burial Records 1538-1872 (over 240,000 names) and Boyd's Cornwall Marriage Records 1537-1839 (over 280,000 names). These datasets are not available anywhere else online. Use the free English Origins search to preview results across the names you are researching.


FROM THE ONLINE STORE

  • Genelines for Legacy Is a Powerful Family History Research and Storytelling Tool

    By bringing together elements of time, history and family relationships on visual timeline charts, Genelines for Legacy can bring your family history to life. It reads your Legacy database directly, so you will never need to re-enter your family information or use a GEDCOM file.

    Genelines for Legacy gives you a suite of seven distinctive, fully customizable timeline charts you can create from two sources:
    1. Your Legacy Family Tree Maker genealogy database
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    Genelines for Legacy allows you to illustrate your family lines along with any fascinating facts and interesting events you've found in the course of your research. No other software or printed materials currently available can provide the same ancestral snapshots as these timeline charts.

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By bringing together elements of time, history and family relationships on visual timeline charts, Genelines for Legacy can bring your family tree to life.

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  • Free Historical Timeline Files with Genelines!

    Take advantage of FREE Historical Timeline Files from Progeny Software!

    All historical timelines can be downloaded from the Internet for use within your Genelines for Legacy program and integrated with your own personal Genelines charts.

    Integrating historical timelines into your Genelines charts will paint a complete personal life history, showing all the events that occurred during a person's life, when they happened and how such an event may have impacted their lives.

    Currently there are over 80 historical timelines available for download on various subjects, including:

    · World Events
    · Religious Timelines, including Bible history and LDS timelines
    · Countries of the World, including one for each of the 50 US States
    · Timelines of Royalties
    · And Many More...

    Each Historical Timeline File is filled with exciting historical facts, defining moments in the creation of history, notable events and people that have contributed to the development of society and affected the lives of our forefathers.

    To view all the different timelines available for go to:
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  • Legacy Video Tape Blow Out Sale!  Now only US $7.50!

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

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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.

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TIPS FROM THE EXPERTS

  • Researching in Church Records

    Researching you family tree in an era before the civil registration of births, marriages and deaths can be a challenge. Church records are an important source for extending your pedigree in this earlier time period. To begin, you will need to know at a minimum your ancestor's given name and surname plus his/her place of residence.

    Knowing you ancestor's religious affiliation is important, however; keep in mind that "conversions" and inter-denominational marriages were common. In addition, a Methodist family might attend an Episcopal church if no Methodist pastor was available locally or they might rely on a "circuit rider" from another area. Because there were usually only a few churches in smaller towns, it isn't difficult to check them all.

    Follow these steps when searching church records:

    1. Search for your ancestor's christening around the time of his/her birth.
    2. Make note of the parents' names.
    3. Search the register for other entries with the same parents.
    4. Put the christenings in order and estimate the parents' marriage date.
    5. Search for the parents' marriage record.
    6. Using the marriage information, estimate the parents' births and search for their christenings.
    7. Make careful note of godparents, sponsors and witnesses as they are often close relatives (grandparents, uncles, aunts, etc.)
    8. Make photocopies whenever possible. If you can't photocopy, make complete transcriptions and double check for accuracy.
    9. Carefully record your source information. When entering the new individuals into Legacy be sure to document the source at the same time. 

    Many church records are available through the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. Check the Family History Library Catalog online at www.familysearch.org for call numbers. Church records on microfilm can be ordered through local Family History Centers. Some of these records have been "extracted' and will appear in the International Genealogical Index (IGI). Please check any IGI entries against the original church registers for accuracy and the additional information they will likely contain.

    Many genealogical societies have published local church record transciptions in their newsletters and journals. Check PERSI (Periodical Source Index) for their availability. PERSI is an index to the genealogical periodicals held at the Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Many of these publications can also be found at the Family History Library and other institutions.

    Telephone directories are good resources for the addresses and telephone numbers of churches when records have not been microfilmed or transcribed and published.

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  • Did You Know.... About the Events Clipboard, Event Sentences, Dates Memorized and Locations Memorized

You can add unlimited additional events to any individual in Legacy. These can include things like occupation, graduation, immigration, engagements, awards, ordinations, etc. These additional Events help bring individuals "alive" by adding important biographical details such as when they moved, purchased and sold land, served in the military, or held church or public offices and more. Events greatly enhance printed reports and Web pages and are especially important when analyzing an individual in Chronology View. Legacy comes with many predefined event names like those previously mentioned. You can use these and also add any new events you need.

An event consists of a name, date, place and comment. Only the Name is required, but it may seem meaningless without a date, place, or comment.

· Adding a New Event

To add a new event to an individual open the Individual's Information screen:

1. In the lower half of the Individual's Information screen, click Add to the right of the Events box to display the Add Event to... window.
2. To select an event from the Master Event Definition List, either type the name of the event in the Event field, or click the Down arrow to the right of the field to display the Master Event Definition List where you can select an event name. (If you want to define a new event that is not already in the Master Event Definition List, see Editing The Master Event Definition List, below.)
3. In the Description field, enter the description of the event.
4. In the Date field, enter the date the event occurred.
5. In the Place field, enter the location where the event took place.
6. In the Notes field, enter any information you want to record, concerning this event.
7. Click the Source icon to record the source of this information if you have it.
8. Click the Picture icon to add pictures, sounds and video clips to the event.
9. Click the Address icon to record an address associated with this event.

· Event Sentences (Deluxe Edition only)

If you are using the Deluxe Edition of Legacy, you define event sentences for each master event. (See Add or Edit Event Definition for more information on doing this.) As you enter the information into the various fields of the event, the resulting sentence is displayed below the Notes box. If you would like to change the definition of the event sentence, click Edit Event Sentence Definition.

· Overriding the Master Event Sentence (Deluxe Edition only)

There may be cases where the sentence definition for the event you are using does not produce a sentence that is exactly right for the current entry. In this case you can override the master sentence by typing in a new one on the Sentence Override tab. If anything at all is entered into this override field, it will replace the event sentence generated for this event record only. You can type the sentence using the exact wording you want to see or you can use the available [fields] to represent the event field entries above.

· Editing an Event

To change the name, description, date, location, or comments of an existing event:

1. Highlight the event line you want to edit in the Master Event Definition List.
2. Click Edit to the right of the list to display the Edit An Event window.
3. Make the desired changes and click th OK to save them.

· Private Events

You can mark any particular event as Private by selecting the Private option in the lower-right corner of the screen. By default, all Private events are excluded from reports, exports and web pages, although there is an option in each of these places to include them, if desired.

· Embedding Formatting Codes into the Notes

You can add formatting codes to your notes so that portions print in bold, italics, underline and superscript. These codes are used when printing reports, producing word processing files and Web pages.

· Using the Event Clipboard (Deluxe Edition only)

To copy an Event to the clipboard:

1. Click the Copy to Clipboard button.

To paste an Event from the clipboard to a list:

1. Open the Add Event window for the person or marriage you want to add the event to.
2. Click the Paste button.

· Dates Memorized (Deluxe Edition Only)

As you enter dates into date fields in Legacy, the most recent ten dates are remembered and can be quickly displayed in a popup list and selected. To display the list of the last ten dates, right-click on the field label to the left of any date field. From the resulting popup list of dates you can select one to fill into the date field by clicking on it. To clear the date list and start over, click (Clear all memorized dates) at the bottom of the list.

· Locations Memorized (Deluxe Edition Only)

As you enter places into location fields in Legacy, the most recent ten place names are remembered and can be quickly displayed in a popup list and selected. To display the list of the last ten place names, right-click on the field label to the left of any location field. From the resulting popup list of place names you can select one to fill into the location field by clicking on it. To clear the location list and start over, click (Clear all memorized locations) at the bottom of the list.

· Spell Check

You can check the spelling in the note by clicking Spell Check. You may add words to the spell check dictionary as needed. (Spell checking can also be started by pressing F7.)

· Wordwrapping Parts of Notes

You can re-flow the words into a note field by clicking Wordwrap. If you highlight part of a note, the wordwrapping is only applied to that portion, otherwise it is applied to the entire note.

· Clearing the Fields

If you would like to clear all the event fields and start over, click Clear Fields.

· Private Events

You can mark this event as Private by selecting the Private checkbox in the lower-right corner of the window. There is an option on each report to include Private events. They are not included by default.

· Editing the Master Event Definition List

To change the name of a master event, you must do it from the Master Event Definition List window.

Adding Events is just one of many informative topics available on the Legacy Video Training CDs  "New Innovations in Legacy" and "Researching with Legacy: Mastering Events and Chronologies" available through our Online Store at www.LegacyFamilyTree.com/Redirect/Store-Videos.asp.

Event Sentences, Overriding the Master Event Sentence, Event Clipboard, Dates Memorized and Locations Memorized are features of Legacy 5.0 Deluxe only. To order Legacy 5.0 Deluxe please visit www.LegacyFamilyTree.com/Redirect/Store-Legacy.asp. Special upgrade prices are available for registered users of Legacy 4.0 Deluxe by visiting http://www.LegacyFamilyTree.com/DeluxeUpgrade.asp


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

  • International Census Indexes and Records at CyndisList.com

    Cyndi's List continues to be one of our our favorite genealogy Web sites. The listing of international census indexes and records found alone makes it extremely valuable to researchers. Here you will find census links for Canada, England, Ireland, Scotland, Denmark, Norway, Australia and more! Here is a small Web page sampling copied from Cyndi's List:

 

Archive: Census
Transcriptions of 1851 and 1901 censuses. ~ Finmere, Oxfordshire, England 
Argyll 1841 Census Page ~ Scotland
ARKION
Swedish Census 1870, 1880, 1890 and 1900. The databases contain the original text from the censuses and names of persons, places and occupations have their original spelling from this period. 
Banffshire Free Census Project ~ Scotland
Project to transcribe the 1841 census for all parishes in Banffshire. Volunteer transcribers are needed. 
The Bath 1841 Census
Lookups on the 1841 Census of Bath, England.
Bohola, Co. Mayo 1901 Census
Census, listed alphabetically by townland and giving heads of households.

For more international census listings please visit www.cyndislist.com/census2.htm


LEGACY GENEALOGY CRUISE

  • Last Call! Only Two Cabins Left!

Make your reservations now!  Sail away on a seven-day Western Caribbean cruise aboard Carnival’s stately Triumph ship and learn all about Legacy Family Tree from the pros at Millennia Corporation! As of June 21st, 2004, we have only two cabins left:

· One (1) 4-A inside cabin at the rate of $489.19 per person
· One (1) 6-A Ocean View Cabin at the rate of $639.19 per person.

This will be your last chance. 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.

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. 

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: www.LegacyFamilyTree.com/CruiseInfo.asp page.


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CALENDAR

Take a Look at Our Busy Calendar for June and July 2004....

26 June - 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

28 June - 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

1 July - 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.

5 July - 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

5 July - 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

10 July - 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

10 July - 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.

21 July - 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 

• 26 July - Kitsap County, Washington Legacy User Group
Contact Lynn N. Ramey at dar0643@earthlink.net for more information.

26 July - 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

31 July - 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:
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

  • Tangled Roots....

    While not quite a joke or anecdote this article appeared in the Minneapolis Tribune newspaper, circa 1948. My great grandmother surname was Tacheny and the article is an amusing explanation of how several families were intertwined by marriage. While my grandmother is not mentioned in this article she had her own unique twist in that she married her uncle (her mother’s sister past away and she married her husband who was widowed so it was not a blood relation!) Most of these families came to Minnesota from a small area that included parts of Luxembourg, Belgium and Germany. I hypothesize that because they settled in the same area, spoke a common language, were of the same faith, etc. they intermarried. 

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In the mail today came a letter guaranteed to confuse any reporter. We’ll try to stick with the story long enough to pass on the bewilderment. 

Seems that on Saturday evening a wedding reception was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Resch, 4039 NE Washington Street, Columbia Heights. It honored Mr and Mrs. George Resch who were married September 2nd in Portland, Oregon. All fine and simple so far, but tighten your bonnet grip! 

George and Michael are brothers. Their wives, the former Victoria and Anna Bever are sisters. Henry Resch, another brother, married Mary Tacheny, a niece of the Bever sisters. This made George and Michael uncles to their brother Henry. Their wives turned out to be sisters-in-law to their niece, Mary.

Elizabeth and Katherine Bever, sisters of Victoria and Anna, married brothers, John and Peter Tacheny. Thus, four sisters married two sets of brothers. The John Tacheny’s are no longer living. The late John Tacheny had four daughters, who married into the circle.

Elizabeth and Julianne married brothers Arthur and Michael Stoffel. Rose, the third sister, married Henry Stoffel, a cousin to Arthur and Michael. Mary, the fourth sister, married Henry Resch, a brother of George and Michael. Thus, sisters, Elizabeth and Julianne, became sisters-in-law to each other. The same thing happened to the two daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Resch. They are Margaret and Agnes and they married brothers, Albert and John Clobes. The husbands became brothers-in-law to each other. Rose Tacheny Stoffel became a cousin to her two sisters, Elizabeth and Julianne Tacheny Stoffel. 

Just to add to the general puzzle, we found out the four Tacheny sisters have a brother, Nick. He married Gladys Backus a cousin of Arthur, Michael and Henry Stoffel.

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Got it? Drop by and explain it to me. We’ll try to stop humming "I’m My Own Grandpa" long enough to listen!

Chris Summers
Legacy 5.0 user


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