What Are Legacy Users Groups?

Legacy Users Groups can vary from email or telephone contact lists to organizations that meet regularly to conduct workshops, provide informative speakers, discuss problems and share solutions.

Legacy Users Groups can vary from email or telephone contact lists to organizations that meet regularly to conduct workshops, provide informative speakers, discuss problems and share solutions.  Each Legacy Users Group determines its particular structure, goals, and officers.  Although Legacy Family Tree does not sponsor or direct Legacy Users Groups, it does help interested persons make contact with groups or others who may want to form a group.  Legacy Users Groups are run by volunteers and have no affiliation to Legacy Family Tree. 


Legacy Users Groups Around The World


Australia, Australian Capital Territory, FHACT Legacy Users Group

Family History ACT
Legacy Users Group
Cook Community Hub
41 Templeton St, Cook

Meets on the third Thursday of each month at 10:00 a.m. (currently only as a virtual metting using Zoom)

Contact Details:
Family History ACT
PO Box 152, Jamison Centre ACT 2614
Email: legacy.sug@familyhistoryact.org.au
Web site: https://www.familyhistoryact.org.au/


Australia, South Australia, Elizabeth Legacy Users Group

The Adelaide Northern Districts Family History Group
Legacy User Group
The Salisbury Tafe Heritage Centre,
(Old Police Station), 3 Ann Street, Salisbury

Meets on the First Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m.

Contact Details:
Adelaide Northern Districts Family History Group
PO 32 Box Elizabeth 5112
South Australia
Email: info@andfhg.org.au
Web site: http://www.andfhg.org.au


Australia, Victoria, Melbourne  Legacy Users Group

The Melbourne Legacy Users Group meetings are held on the
Third Wednesday of the month (except January & December).
10.00 AM -12.30 PM.
In the GSV Meeting Room, Level B1 257 Collins Street, Melbourne, Victoria,
For more information contact legacyusers@vicgum.asn.au.


Canada, Alberta, Calgary  Legacy Users Group

Contact Marion for meeting dates and time.
Alberta Family History Society Library
712 16th Avenue NW
Calgary, AB, Canada
Contact: Marion Peterson


Canada, BC (Vancouver Island), Duncan  Cowichan Valley Legacy Users Group

Third Thursday of each month (except July, August and December), 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Family History Centre
1815 Tzouhalem Road
Duncan, BC, Canada
Contact: Jeannine Powell


Canada, BC, Galiano Island Legacy User Group

Meets the Wednesday before the third Monday of the month (really) 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm Galiano Genealogy Group, 260 Cayzer Road, Galiano Island, BC David Williams for more information.


Canada, BC, Qualicum Beach Legacy Users Group

Meets the 2nd Tuesday of the month from 9:30-11:30am at the Qualicum Beach Family History Centre, 591 Arbutus Road in Qualicum Beach. Contact Kathy Jones for more information.


Canada, BC, Vernon Legacy Users Group

Meets 4th Tuesday of the month (except June, July, August & December) at 2 pm
(Vernon & District Family History Society)
1204 30th Avenue
Vernon, BC
Basement entrance of Peace Lutheran Church
Contact: Nancy Hanson



Visit the Danish Legacy web site and the Danish user forum with tips, help etc. and get in contact with more than 350 Danish users of Legacy.

Besøg den danske Legacy hjemmeside og det danske brugerforum, hvor du kan stille spørgsmål, komme med forslag og indberette de fejl du måtte finde, samt komme i kontakt med de mere end 350 danske brugere af Legacy.



German/Deutschland Legacy Users Group (Yahoo E-mail Group)

To subscribe please send an message to lug-de-subscribe@yahoogroups.com with ‘subscribe’ as the subject.


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 via de mailing list deelnemen aan de discussies voor het verbeteren van de Nederlandse vertaling van Legacy.

Ook kunt er terecht met uw vragen over Legacy. Deze kunt u gewoon in het Nederlands stellen.



New Zealand, Auckland  Legacy Users Group

Sunday 17 May 2009, Saturday 15 August 2009, Sunday 15 November 2009 (third weekend every three months, alternating Sat/Sun). Venue is the room at the NZSG, 159 Queens Road, Panmure, Auckland. Meeting (as usual) 6:00 pm through to 10:00 pm. Meeting to start by 6:30 pm. Tea/coffee/biscuits available, $4 door charge.
The Convenor is Jan Gow and she can be contacted at 09 521 1518 or
email jangow@genealogy.net.nz with ‘LUG Meeting’ as the subject if you would like to be on the mailing list.


New Zealand, Hamilton  Legacy Users Group

4th Sunday of alternate months starting March 2009, 1:00 pm to 3:30-ish, Seminar Room, School Support Services, University of Waikato. The meeting is to be in the Seminar Room, School Support Services, University of Waikato – refer to http://www.waikato.ac.nz/contacts/map?UL (the seminar room is under the red blob!).

Hot drinks and biscuits available, Gold coin donation. BYO laptop. Contact Margaret Couch at 07 855 8043 or email lugham@vodafone.co.nz.


New Zealand, Hibiscus Coast Legacy Users Group

The convenor of the group is Alan Jenner, email ajenner@ihug.co.nz. The meetings are informal and at the moment aiming at having a meeting on the 2nd Tuesday of each month. Contact Colin Forster, 09 428 5492 or Alan Jenner, 09 426 4166.


New Zealand, Kapiti  Legacy Users Group

This group formed in Kapiti in January 2004. They meet bi-monthly.

Meetings Venue:
Kapiti Community Centre, Ngahina Street, (off Kapiti Road) Parparaumu
Time: Doors open at 1 p.m.
Start: Meeting starts at 2 p.m.
Refreshments: Tea and coffee available before and after the meeting
Admission: $2.00

Bring along your laptop if you want to.

Meetings are on the last Saturday of every second month. The months are Febuary, April, June, August, October, December meeting will be earlier in the month (date to be advised). Meeting topics to be advised before each meeting.

The Kapiti group is an “informal” one. Anyone with an interest in the Legacy programme can attend the meetings. There is a small door charge, rather than subscriptions, to cover the cost of the hire of the hall, tea and coffee, etc. Any enquiries to the contact person (via e-mail) gero@ihug.co.nz.



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


USA, Arizona, Mesa – Mesa Legacy Users Group

Meets the second Wednesday of each month from 6pm to 7:30pm at the Mesa Inter-Stake Center, 830 East 2nd Ave, Mesa, AZ 85204. Contact Richard Young for more information.


USA, Arizona, Prescott – Prescott Legacy Users Group

Meets the first Tuesday of each month at 6:30pm at the Family History Center. Contact Nancy Miller for more information.


USA, Arizona, Tucson – Tucson Legacy Users Group

Meets the second Saturday of each month from 10:30 a.m. – noon at the Tucson Arizona Family History Center, 500 S. Langley Ave. Visit https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Tucson_Arizona_Family_History_Center for directions and contact information.


USA, Arizona, Youngtown – West Valley Genealogical Society, Legacy Special Interest Group

Meets the first Saturday of each month from 10:00-12:00pm. Does not meet during the months of June, July, August, or September. Held at the WVGS Library at 12222 N 111th Ave in Youngtown. Telephone 623-933-4945. Visit http://www.azwvgs.org/ for more information.


USA, California, Burbank  Legacy Users Group

Meets the second Monday of each month,  7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m..  Location is SCGS (Southern California Genealogy Society) building at 417 Irving Drive, Burbank, CA 91504.  Contact Barb Randall.


USA, California, Fresno Legacy Users Group

Meets the first Saturday of the month from 10am to noon at the California History & Genealogy Room of the Fresno County Library (2420 Mariposa St., Fresno, CA 2nd floor). For more information, contact Melissa via email or 559-488-6720.


USA, California, North Bay Legacy Users Group

Meets the first Saturday of each month, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Charter Hall, Faith Lutheran Church, 4930 Newanga Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA
Directions: From the intersection of Hoen and Summerfield go east one block on Hoen. Turn left at the arterial stop sign and go a short block and a half until the road turns uphill to the right (and turns into Newanga at that point). About 200 yards up the hill turn right at the first driveway into the Church parking lot. Charter Hall will be the building on the right.
Please contact Helen Young by email helenwlk4fun@sbcglobal.net or call 707-539-9649 for further information.


USA, California, San Diego  Legacy Users Group

Legacy Special Interest Group of the Computer Genealogy Society of San Diego (CGSSD) meets five times a year on the third Saturday of the month from 9:00 – 10:15 am, prior to the CGSSD meeting. Meetings are held on the campus of UCSD, University of California, San Diego. Please check the CGSSD website at http://www.cgssd.org to determine the months Legacy meets and directions to the meeting.


USA, California, North San Diego  Legacy Users Group

Meets Virtually on the 4th Tuesday of each month (January to November) from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Visit https://nsdcgs.org/legacyusersgroup for more information. Contact Genean Dunn for more information.


USA, California, San Ramon Valley Genealogy Society  Legacy Special Interest Group

Meets the forth Monday of each month,  1:15 pm to 3:15 pm.  Please be sure to check the website at http://srvgensoc.org for location and for any changes to the calendar. Bring your laptop to get assistance with any specific problems.
Contact Sharon Clay, SIG Leader by email or by phone at 925-462-4518 for more information.


USA, California, South Orange County Genealogy Society – Legacy Users Group

Meets on the third Thursday of each month from 10am to 12pm. in the Saddleback Room at the Mission Viejo City Hall. Contact David Flint for more information.


USA, Colorado, Denver, Computer Interest Group of the Colorado Genealogical Society

Legacy Users Group meets in February, April, June and October
Location: Christ The King Lutheran Church
7:00-9:00 p.m.
2300 S. Patton Ct., Denver, CO 80219
Contact the group leader Vern Tomkins with questions or for more information.


USA, Colorado, Greeley Legacy Users Group

Meets the 3rd Thursday of the month from 7-8:30pm at the Centennial Park Library (2227 23rd Ave.). The library also runs beginner’s workshops 2-3 times per year. Both programs are sponsored by the High Plains Library System. Interested persons may email geneclass@comcast.net with questions or for more information.


USA, Indiana, Terre Haute  Legacy Users Group

The Terre Haute, Indiana Legacy Users Group meets at the Vigo County Public Library Main branch (Computer Lab #2) at 7th and Poplar in Terre Haute. The Group meets on the Third Thursdan of every month and offers an Afternoon Session from 2 PM to 4 PM and an Evening Session from 6 PM to 8 PM

Contact: David L. Bonnett  (812)299-1902


USA, Iowa, Des Moines Legacy Users Group

Meets the third Thursday of the month at the Iowa Genealogical Society Library, 628 E. Grand Avenue in Des Moines from 1:00-3:00pm. An added bonus is that on Thursdays the IGS Library is open from 10am to 9pm. Meetings are open to the public. Contact Carlita Beltz for more information.


USA, Kansas, Kansas City Area Legacy Users Group

Meets the 1st Saturday of each month at 9 AM to 11 AM at the Olathe Family History Center, 15915 W 143rd St in Olathe. Contact Char Mitts for more information.


USA, New Mexico, Albuquerque Legacy Users Group

Meets on the 3rd Thursday of the month at the Albuquerque Public Library (501 Copper Ave NW) on the 2nd floor from 1-3pm. City parking is available. Click here for more information.


USA, North Carolina, Hayesville Legacy Users Group

This group meets on the third Saturday of the month at the Moss Library in Hayesville, NC at 9:30 am. The meetings last approximately one and one half hours. The meetings are open to the public and are free. The programs usually have a special presentation and then a work period to work on individual problems. For more information, please contact Bobby Johnson.

USA, Oklahoma, Oklahoma City The Oklahoma Genealogical Society Legacy Discussion Group

Second Saturday of the month from 11:00-12:00 Central Time, immediately following the 9:00-11:00 Central Time Oklahoma Genealogical Society Computer Special Interest Group (SIG) meeting. The meeting is at the OGS Resource Center, 4516 NW 16th Street, Oklahoma City, OK. More information is available on the OGS webpage under Special Interest Groups (okgensoc.org). Zoom participation is also available, see the website for details.

USA, Texas, Plano Area  Legacy Users Group

Fourth Tuesday of the month, 1:30pm to 3:30pm
In Genealogy Section of W.O. Haggard Library
2501 Coit Rd., north of Park Blvd. Plano, TX
Please contact Joanne for further information.

USA, Texas, Tarrant County Legacy Users Group

Meets the second Saturday of each month (except for December) from 2:00-4:00pm at the Arlington, Texas Stake Family History Center, 3809 Curt Drive. Contact Ila Johnson for further information.


USA, Utah, Logan  Legacy Users Group

Meets the 1st Friday of the month at 1:00 pm in the Logan Utah Regional Family History Center located in the basement of the Tabernacle at:

50 N. Main
Logan, Utah

For more information or to suggest items for discussion, contact: Irene Burton



USA, Utah, Provo  Legacy Users Group

Meets second Saturday of each month in conjunction with the Utah Valley PAF User Group. (Will not meet in December)
Please visit www.uvpafug.org for further information.


USA, Washington, Bellevue  Legacy Users Group

The Legacy Special Interest Group of the Eastside Genealogical Society meets the 3rd Thursday of the month from 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm at the LDS church, 10675 NE 20th St, Bellevue, WA.

For more information please contact Marilyn Mullins Schunke at SchunkeM@outlook.com


USA, Washington, Burlington  The Skagit Legacy Users Group (SLUG)

The Skagit Legacy Users Group (SLUG) meets every other Tuesday from 10:00-11:30 AM at the Burlington Senior Center, 1011 Greenleaf AV, Burlington, WA. All levels of expertise are welcome, especially beginners.

For more information please contact Barbara Johnson at raptorwoman@gmail.com


USA, Washington, Clark County 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 email for more info .


USA, Washington, Lower Columbia Genealogical Society Legacy User Group (LCGS-LUG)

Meets from 1:15 pm to 3:00 pm the fourth Thursday of each month.

Longview Public Library
Longview Room
1600 Louisiana Street
Longview, Washington

Bring your laptop loaded with LegacyFamilyTree and let’s see what we can learn! For more information contact Marilyn Clark.


USA, Washington, Spokane

Meets the third Wednesday of each month, at 1:30 p.m. to 3:30.pm. in the Shadle Park Public Library, Spokane Washington.
Contact: ypacker@roadrunner.com


USA, Washington, Whidbey Island

Meets the third Wednesday October through May, 2:00-4:00pm in the Nursery of Trinity Lutheran Church Community Building at the corner of S Woodard Ave & SR Hwy 525 in Freeland. Contact Mary Sue.

What should I do if there is no Legacy Users Group in my area?

First, check the list below to see if there is a User Group being formed in your area. There may be others near you who are interested in organizing one.  If you don’t see your area listed, you can start by signing up for the Legacy User Group on Facebook and advertising your interest in forming a group. It just takes one enthusiastic person to get the ball rolling!

Australia, New South Wales, Armidale  Legacy Users Group (Postal Code 2350) interest in forming
Please contact Colin Darby

USA, Florida, Jacksonville  Legacy Users Group interest in forming
Please contact Louise Par

USA, Michigan, Lansing  Legacy Users Group interest in forming
Please contact Stan

USA, Michigan, St. Joseph-Benton Harbor  Legacy Users Group interest in forming
Please contact Kathleen L. Mendel

USA, Texas, Rio Grande Valley  Legacy Users Group interest in forming
Please contact Gladys Vera Kretzmeier

USA, Wisconsin – (North East of Wisconsin – covers approximately Fond du Lac County north to Michigan and westward — Shawano, Green Lake, etc); N.E.W. Legacy Users Group and Genealogy Society interest in forming
Please contact Cheryl Stegert


Do I need to be an expert in using Legacy Family Tree to be a group leader?
Not at all, but you do need the willingness to contact other Legacy users and help coordinate the organization effort. Meeting places can be set up in someone’s home or a public hall. Enthusiasm is contagious and will motivate others to lend a hand in the effort.