Press Release
13 February 2003
For Immediate Release
Contact: Support


Researching with Legacy: Mastering Events and Chronologies


Millennia Corporation is pleased to announce the release of Researching with Legacy: Mastering Events and Chronologies, the newest CD title in the Legacy Family Tree Video Training Series. In this video, you will learn how to properly enter census records, including pre-1850 census records, military records, and city directories. You will be able to apply the knowledge gained from these examples to nearly any kind of record you come across. You will also learn different methodologies that you can apply to your own research.

One of the most difficult, yet most important aspects of your genealogy research, is properly entering the materials you find into your genealogy program. For example, you finally found the long-awaited answer to your research problem in a land record in 1789 in Washington County, Tennessee. Now that you have a copy of the document, what is the next step? Should you enter the information into your Legacy family file? If so, where? Should it go into the custom events, or the general notes, or the research notes? What about the sources?

Also keep in mind that the reports you print later on will look differently depending on where the information is entered. You may be ready to publish, only to learn that because of the way you've data-entered your materials, it will take a lot of work to get the book to the desired format. Begin planning now by learning how and where to properly enter your documents.

One of the greatest tools in your research is the chronology, or timeline, of your ancestor. A chronology serves many purposes. It will present your information in a format that can be easily analyzed. It will suggest what records to search. It will place your ancestor in a historical time frame. Everything discussed in this video will ultimately lead to a chronology. This chronology is essential to our research success, and is developed by the careful use of Legacy's custom events.

Insights from Geoff Rasmussen, author of Researching with Legacy: Mastering Events and Chronologies explains:

Over the past several years, I have experimented with many different methods of data entry. I've learned that one method may work wonderfully for research, only to learn that when printing the information, it looks less than desirable. Another method of entering documents may lead to a beautiful published report, but it fails miserably to enhance the research. My goal is to present a method of data entry that will accomplish the three missions of Legacy: 1. to organize the information researched; 2. to plan for future research; 3. to publish and share the information.

To order, please visit The price is only $9.95 for this CD, or $24.95 for the set of 4.

Because each video builds on the one before, it is suggested that you view them in the above order.