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20 Reasons to Buy Legacy


Huge Capacities

You can enter a virtually unlimited number of individuals and families into Legacy. Each family can have up to 60 children. Individuals can have unlimited parents, spouses, events, sources and pictures.

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Wide Variety of Reports

High quality, professional reports include: Family Group Sheet, Descendant Report, Ancestor Report, Timeline Report, Pedigree Chart, Lineage Report, Individual Reports, Source Citation Report, Potential Problems Report, Surname Summary, Relationship Report, LDS Ordinance Report, Ages Report, Name List Report. All reports can be customized.

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Publish Books

You can print complete ancestor and descendant books, including pictures, title page, table of contents and index.

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Blank Reports and Forms

Legacy includes 19 census year forms, questionnaires, relationship diagram and research log.

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Powerful, Intelligent Merging of Duplicates

The merging capabilities of Legacy are awesome. You can view all the information from duplicate individuals so intelligent decisions can be made. Extra information can be copied to notes or events. Name variations can be sent to the alternate names list.

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Multiple Parents

Individuals can be linked to more than one set of parents. This makes tracking adoptive lines in the same Family File possible.

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Birthday and Anniversary Calendars

You can produce line calendars for various groups of individuals and couples, showing birthdays and anniversaries. The contents of the calendars are customizable.

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View Relationships

Legacy can always show you how other individuals are related to you. This information is shown on the Family View.

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Complete Source Documentation

Legacy includes a complete master source citation system that lets you fully document where your information came from. The Source Clipboardtm feature lets you assign sources to newly entered individuals with the click of a button. The AutoSourcetm feature lets you assign a source to all imported records, so you can tell where they came from in the future.

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View Multiple Family Files at the Same Time

You can open up to seven different Family/Pedigree Views at the same time allowing you to view different parts of the same file at the same time. You can also have two different Family Files open simultaneously allowing you to compare two family trees side-by-side.

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Powerful Searching Capabilities

You can search for specific individuals or groups of individuals using simple fill-in-the-blanks forms or using powerful detailed searching. Results can be viewed one-by-one or a list can be created. Subsequent searches can add to or replace the current list. Wildcard searches are also supported.

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Date Calculator

Legacy’s date calculator lets you figure birth dates, death dates and ages. Gravestones often list death information like: Died 26 January, 1763 67 year, 10 month, 5 days. Using the date calculator you can quickly figure the birth date.

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QuickFill Fields

When entering names and places, Legacy automatically fills in the remainder for you. This way, you don’t have to type out entire locations and long surnames over and over.

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Bookmarks and History List

You can place bookmarks on desired records so you can quick return to them at a later time. Legacy also maintains a history list of the last 20 to 160 individuals you have viewed, making it easy to backtrack.

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Alternate Names and Events

Individuals are often known by different names or have multiple spellings. All these variations can be placed in the Alternate Names field instead of getting lost in the Notes field.

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Pictures and Sounds

You can link unlimited pictures and sound files to each individual. A self-running photo album display, complete with narration can be played.

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Import Personal Ancestral File and GEDCOM Files

Legacy imports all standard GEDCOM files (and almost all non-standard ones as well), making it easy to load information from other programs without having to retype it. Personal Ancestral Files (PAF) are also imported into Legacy.

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Export Files for Other Genealogy Programs and Ancestral File

Legacy can export GEDCOM files for many different destinations. These include PAF, Ancestral File submission, generic, basic and others.

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Completely Customizable

Nearly every facet of Legacy can be customized by the user. These include: Window appearance, which view to display, which family to display, how surnames are printed, the location of the button bar, automatic backup when exiting, balloon help, pop-up info boxes, name and date formatting, LDS information, keyboard behavior, colors, fonts, and file locations. All settings are saved and used in subsequent sessions.

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Complete LDS Support


Extensive Context-Sensitive Help While You Work

No matter what screen you are viewing, help is only a click away. Legacy includes hundreds of online help topics. Each window and form includes a Help button that gives you specific help for what you are working on.

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