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  • Pocket Genealogist Named the 2004 Winner by Pocket PC Magazine
  • The National Archivist Launches Record Recovery Service


  • SAR Patriot Index, Edition III
  • SAR Revolutionary War Graves Register, Millennium Edition
  • Genealogy Daily Calendar


  • Alternate Names and User ID's in the Name List
  • Taking a Second Look at U.S. Federal Censuses



  • Herefordshire, England Genealogy Links

  • Great Web Sites for Civil War Research



  • Take a Look at Our Busy International Calendar for November 2004....


  • Questionable Occupations from the US Census....




There is a new Legacy 5.0 update available (Version - Build Date of 26 October 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 add new features, 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: You won't need to enter your e-mail address or use a password when updating your 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 please read the screens carefully.

You can view the enhancements, corrections and changes to Legacy 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 26 October 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 www.legacyfamilytree.com/DownloadUpdate.asp.

Note: This update will not update (patch) Legacy 2.0 or 3.0 or 4.0. This update will overwrite earlier versions with Legacy 5.0 Standard Edition. If you are using the Deluxe Edition of Legacy 3.0 or 4.0, you will need to buy the Legacy 5.0 Deluxe upgrade if you wish to continue using your deluxe features. Special upgrade prices for Legacy 4.0 Deluxe users are available by visiting: www.legacyfamilytree.com/DeluxeUpgrade.asp


  • Pocket Genealogist Named the 2004 Winner by Pocket PC Magazine

Northern Hills Software is proud to announce that Pocket Genealogist has been named the 2004 winner of Genealogy Software for Windows Mobile devices by Pocket PC Magazine.

The annual Pocket PC Magazine Best Software Awards helps users select software that best suits their Windows Mobile Pocket PC and Smartphone needs by honoring companies that produce outstanding software.

Over 80 Pocket PC magazine Board of Experts judged 581 Windows Mobile products in 100 Pocket PC, Smartphone, and Developer categories to determine finalists and winners.  The awards are divided into three sections: consumer software for Pocket PCs, consumer software for Smartphones, and software for developers. 

Pocket Genealogist Version 2.9 was recently released. This new update adds complete 2-way synchronization between Legacy Family Tree and Pocket Genealogist.  Please see Legacy News, September 6, 2004 for details.

Pocket Genealogist is genealogy software for the PocketPC, Palm-Size PC, Handheld PC and Handheld Pro (Windows CE devices V2.0 or better).

To learn more about Pocket Genealogist or to order please visit:

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  • The National Archivist Launches Record Recovery Service

The UK-based genealogy website The National Archivist - www.nationalarchivist.com - announced in August the launch of its new Record Recovery Service - designed to make locating Death Duty Records and Divorce files as pain free as possible.

The National Archivist provides online access to a unique collection of archives from the United Kingdom. The databases contain digital images of original registers, entry books, indexes and publications, reproduced under license from The National Archives and other organisations. Some of the archives are entirely FREE ; others can be viewed from as little as 20 UK pence (approx 32 US cents).

This web site is especially useful for individuals with British military ancestry.  A trial search for my 3rd great-grandfather Francis Osborne of the First Regiment of Foot (Royal Scots) shows him in the Army Lists - Peninsula Medal Rolls (1793 - 1814).  -- The Editor


  • SAR Patriot Index, Edition III

With the SAR Patriot Index, Edition III CD, you can search a database of 732,000 family history records of Patriots who served in the American Revolution and many of their descendants. In addition, volunteers from across the country have submitted tombstone photos for over 800 people!

Information contained on this CD is helpful to you because:

• It is presented in standard genealogical format. That is, as a lineage-linked database, making it easier for descendants to be tracked back to their patriot ancestors.

• It uses Progeny Family Explorer™, making it is easy to search and navigate through the records in this database, as well as print various genealogy charts and reports and extract GEDCOM files of lineages.

• It has powerful search features that will help you focus your search. For example, you could focus your search to just one particular state and name.

• The 'Notes' section in each record on the CD provides helpful research information such as the service performed in the cause of freedom and a listing of the National and State Society SAR numbers that have used this particular person as their Patriot Ancestor. As well, additional comments from the original application may also be included.

Published by Progeny Software in collaboration with the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, records of the SAR Patriot Index, Edition III CD were extracted from various records on file at SAR National Headquarters and SAR State Society Archives.

Order you copy of the SAR Patriot Index today for only $39.95!  To order please visit:

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  • SAR Revolutionary War Graves Register, Millennium Edition

The SAR Revolutionary War Graves Register, Millennium Edition CD contains over 140,000 names and burial locations of soldiers, sailors, and civilian Patriots of the Revolutionary War, as well as many of their spouses.

Information contained on this CD could include valuable information such as:

• Minimum burial data including the county and state of burial, or death. * The cemetery name and town/township.

• Birth and death years, and name(s) of spouse may be shown.

• Other data included on the CD might be the patriot’s Rank or Service and the State from which he or she served.

• Formost records contained on the SAR War Graves CD, the source code will appear. Using the source code you will be able to look up your Patriot in the Bibliography and identify the principal source, or the submitter, for that Patriot.

Available for only $29.95, this SAR Revolutionary War Graves Register CD contains virtually all the Revolutionary War Patriot graves found and reported by the men of SAR and the ladies of DAR over the past 100 years.

To order please visit:

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  • NEW! Genealogy Daily Calendar   - US$ 12.95

    Great gift idea for any genealogy enthusiast OR beginner!

    Learn something new everyday of the year. 

    Experienced genealogists can learn new tips. New genealogists can learn old tips. Great gift idea for any genealogy enthusiast OR beginner. A great idea for society fund-raisers!

     • Brick wall solutions
    Census tips
    Document recognition
    Software tips
    State trivia
    Technology Tips
    Much More!

    The calendar dimensions are 5x4x2 inches -- just the right size for your desk top. To order please visit:


  • Alternate Names and User ID's in the Name List

    Alternate Names (AKAs) and User ID numbers can be shown in the Name List by the click of a button  Showing Alternate Names lets you see all the variations of a person's name making it easier to find the correct individual. For example, a spouse with an unknown maiden surname can be listed as just plain 'Elizabeth' and also have her married name 'Mrs. Elizabeth Samuelson' in the Name List. This is also useful for patronymics. For example, a Scottish ancestor Robert -- the son of Neil Sutherland -- can now be found under both Robert Sutherland and Robert MacNeil in the Name List.

In addition, you can now show your own file numbering system, recorded in the User ID field, sorted in the Name List. RIN numbers can change whenever you import, merge records or renumber your RINs. Why not use User ID's that are not susceptible to inadvertent changes?

To show Alter Names or User ID numbers in the Name List, click the Options button to bring up a shortcut menu with the following:

• Include Alternate Names -- Turn on this option to include the Alternate Name entries for each individual in your family file. When turned on, the alternate names, also known as AKA’s, are shown in the list with a leading tilde (~) character.

• Show User ID# in List -- This option toggles the RIN column in the Name List with User ID#. When the User ID#’s are being displayed, typing in the #: field at the top of the form searches for ID#’s.

The Alternate Names and User IDs in the Name List features are available in Legacy 5.0 Deluxe Edition only, and not the Standard Edition.  To order
Legacy 5.0 Deluxe, please Click Here or phone (623) 444-8918 (toll-free within the US at (800) 753-3453).

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  • Taking a Second Look at U.S. Federal Censuses

Take another look at your documents.  You may have gained additional knowledge since you last looked at that census record.  There may be "new" information that you had not noticed previously.

Did you know:

• Although U.S. census records federal census records prior to 1850 provide mostly statistical information about the household, these records should never be ignored.  These records help establish family sizes and longevity, and establish when male members come of age.  These records also help identify a location of residence, help determine the neighbors, and establish movement patterns.

• The 1850 U.S. federal census was the first to include the names of all members of the household.

• The 1880 U.S. federal census was the first to list the relationship of each person to the head of household.

• The 1890 U.S. federal census was burned in 1921.  Entries for only 6,6160 persons out of the entire 1890 population of 62,979,766 remain.  In 1890, a special schedule was created for enumerating Union veterans and their widows.  Nearly all of the schedules for states between A-J were destroyed.  Half of Kentucky's survived, along with those in states between L-W.

• The 1910 U.S. federal census was the first to list the month and the year of the birth of each person.  The 1910 U.S. federal census was the first to list the number of years a couple was married.  The 1910 U.S. federal census was also the first the number of children the mother had, and the number that were still living.

• The 1900, 1910,1920, and 1930 U.S. federal census records provide information about the year of immigration.

• The 1930 U.S. federal census was the first to ask for the age of each individual at the time of his/her first marriage.

(Tips from the Genealogy Daily Calendar, available from our Online Store).


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.


  • Herefordshire, England Genealogy Links

HEREFORDSHIRE, an inland Co. on the SE. border of Wales, and bounded N. by Shropshire and Worcestershire, E. by Worcestershire and Gloucestershire, S. by Gloucestershire and Monmouthshire, and W. by Monmouthshire, Radnorshire, mid Brecknockshire; greatest length N. and S. 38 miles, greatest breadth E. and W. 35 miles; 532,918 acres, population 121,062. The Co. is almost circular in form, and its surface shows a series of quiet and beautiful undulations. It is watered by the Wye, Lugg, Monnow, Arrow, and Frome, also the Teme, which flows on the NE. boundary. All these streams are well stocked with fish. Of late agriculture has been greatly improved in the Co. the soil is peculiarly suitable for the growth of timber, which is very abundant. The pear and apple orchards of Herefordshire are famous; while the luxuriant meadow-land affords pasture for a well-known breed of oxen. Marl and clay form the chief part of the soil; the subsoil is mostly limestone. There are no valuable minerals, and the manufactures are insignificant." (Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles, 1887)




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  • Great Web Sites for Civil War Research 

  • The American Civil War was fought in the United States from 1861 until 1865 between the northern states (the Union) and the seceding southern states (the Confederacy). The Civil War began with shots fired on Fort Sumter and took over 600,000 lives. It, however, produced some of the best genealogical records in existence.  The records associated with the war, including service and pension records, are voluminous, and can help solve major research problems.

    Was your male ancestor born between 1805 and 1847?  If so, he would have been a good age to have served in the Civil War.  Please check out these links:





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    Take a Look at Our Busy International Calendar for November 2004....

    • 1 November - Burbank, Calif., Legacy Users Group
    7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
    Southern California Genealogy Society Bldg.
    417 Irving Drive, Burbank, Calif. 91504.
    Contact Charlene Patterson at Charsroots@earthlink.net or
    Rich Schulthies at fourpartz@earthlink.net

    • 1 November - 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

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

    • 6 November - Cache Valley Genealogy Jamboree, 8:00 pm-2:00 pm

    Mt. Logan Middle School
    Logan, Utah

    Legacy classes by Sheri Lynn Lemon

    Sponsored by the Jefferson Project, makers of Family HistoryCD
    For information go the www.thejeffersonproject.com.
    Send any questions or comments t jon@familyhistorycd.com.

    • 6-7 November - Seattle Genealogical Society Seminar: Using Your Computer in Genealogical Research
    Sand Point Education Center
    6208 40th Ave. N.E.
    Seattle, Wash.

    Legacy classes by Sherry Holthe: "An Overview of Legacy Family Tree" (Sat., Nov. 6, 10:10 a.m. - 11:05 a.m.) and "An Overview of GedStar Pro" (Sat., Nov. 6, 2:55 p.m. - 3:50 p.m.)

    For the complete seminar program, full details on fees, and a registration form, visit the society's web site: www.rootsweb.com/~waseags/Nov04Seminar.htm

    • 13 November - 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

    • 13 November - 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.

    • 17 November - 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

    • 22 November - 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

    • 25 November - Thanksgiving Day (US) - Millennia Corp. closed.

    • 27 November - 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 Frank Chocco at fchocco@yahoo.com

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

    • 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 t

    • Nederlandse Gebruikersgroep van Legacy

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

    Voor meer informatie: www.rob-hubert.nl/legacy

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

    • 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

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


    Questionable Occupations from the US Census....

    1860 Census, Conway Co., Arkansas (M653, Roll 39, p. 469)

    Calvin Calahan, age 47, born TN, 'don't follow much of anything'
    Catherine, age 31, born AR
    Woody, age 4, born AR
    Obediah, age 2, born AR


    1870 Census, Ellsworth Co., Kansas (M593, Roll 434, p. 30)

    George Palmer, age 35, born NY, farmer
    Elizabeth Palmer, age 37, born NY, keeps house
    Libby Thompson, age 18, born MO, diddles
    Harriet Parmetier, age 23, born IL, squirms in the dark
    Etta Baldwin, age 23, born Ireland, does horizontal work
    Lizzie Harris, age 24, born Ireland, oogles fools

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


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