LEGACY NEWS AUGUST 9, 2004

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LEGACY UPDATE 9 AUGUST 2004 NOW AVAILABLE

NEWS AND VIEWS

  • Federation of Genealogical Societies 2004 Conference in Austin, Texas
  • Historical Photographs of Cuba

FROM THE LEGACY ONLINE STORE

  • NEW! Legacy's Tagging and Searching Made Easy
  • Legacy Video Tape Blow Out Sale! Now only US $7.50!

TIPS FROM THE EXPERTS

  • GEO Location Database
  • Tree Finder - Counting Trees
  • Using the Family History Library Catalog

SHARE YOUR EXPERT TIP

OUR FAVORITE WEB SITES

  • 'Toronto Star Pages of the Past' Online Newspaper Archive
  • Bunches of Census Links at Census Online

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CALENDAR

GENEALOGY HUMOR

  • More Epitaphs From Actual Tombstones...

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CONTACT INFORMATION


LEGACY UPDATE 9 AUGUST 2004 NOW AVAILABLE

There is a new Legacy 5.0 update available (Version 5.0.0.144 - Build Date of 9 August 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 9 August 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


NEWS AND VIEWS

  • Federation of Genealogical Societies 2004 Conference in Austin, Texas

Grab your cowboy hats, your lasso and get ready for the most exciting genealogical event of the season.... the Federation of Genealogical Societies/Texas State Genealogical Society/Austin Genealogical Society conference in Austin, Texas! "Legends Live Forever: Researching the Past for Future Generations" September 8 - 11, 2004 Austin Convention Center, Austin Texas. Registration brochures can be found at the FGS website http://www.fgs.org.

More than 160 lectures, an exhibit vendor hall, networking opportunities, and the opportunity to learn from the best of the genealogical professionals. Come visit Millennia Corporation's Geoff Rasmussen and  Jim Terry at our Legacy Family Tree booth!

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  • Historical Photographs of Cuba

    The Cuban Heritage Digital Collection of the Otto G. Richter Library of the University of Miami has put online over 600 photographs of Cuba from the Manuel R. Bustamante Photograph Collection. The collection is available at http://digital.library.miami.edu/chcdigital/archives.shtml.   

    The pictures span from the turn of the 20th century to the 1930's. A finder's aid allows you to search through the collection's series, or you may browse selected images via topic (churches and altars, faces of Cuba, cities and towns, etc.) Pictures are presented on pages with a set of numbered thumbnails at the top of the page and a set of descriptions of those thumbnails at the bottom of the page. 

    The finder's aid presents individual pictures with descriptions. Clicking on the name of the picture provides a good-sized picture, and clicking on the picture provides a very large high- resolution image. 

    Thanks to ResearchBuzz (http://www.researchbuzz.org/archives/000752.shtml) for this information.


FROM THE ONLINE STORE

NEW! Legacy's Tagging and Searching Made Easy

The purposes for which tagging and searching are used in Legacy Family Tree are basically endless. This new video training CD will teach you how tagging and searching can be applied to your personal research problems. Recommended for intermediate to advanced users. Topics covered include:

• Tagging basics
• Advanced tagging
• Record selection for reports
• Before you tag: The Rules
• Searching
• Use and display tags 4-9
• Using locations
• Searching with GENViewer 
 

For details and ordering please visit:
www.legacyfamilytree.com/Redirect/Store-Videos.asp

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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

Find out how the pro's get the most from Legacy with this self-paced video. Although produced for Legacy 3.0, this video still covers all the basics of Legacy 4.0 and 5.0!

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

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.

There are self-paced video tapes in VHS - NTSC Standard (US/Canada).

For details and ordering please visit:
www.legacyfamilytree.com/Redirect/Store-Videos.asp


TIPS FROM THE EXPERTS

  • GEO Location Database

The Geo Location Database is a collection of nearly three million current locations worldwide divided into six regions:

PA - Pacific Islands
US - United States
AF - Africa
AM - Americas (non-USA)
AS - Asia
EU - Europe

Each location includes the name of the city, the county or province, the state, if any, and the country name. Along with this information the latitude and longitude coordinates are also included. Searching can be done by any field(s). The GEO Location Database is ideal for checking the jurisdictions of current locations as well as the correct spelling.  For example, if you only know that your great-grandfather was born in Plattsburg, Missouri, you can look up the city and learn that Plattsburg is in Clinton County.  The information can then be automatically used to update your Master Location List.

In addition a Radius search is included to find cities within a specified radius (in miles or kilometers) of a location.  This is a great boon to research and will help you find surrounding communities where your ancestor may also have lived.

The GEO Location Database is a feature found only in Legacy 5.0 Deluxe Edition, available through our Online Store. You can view a GEO Location Database demonstration on the video training CD 'New Innovation in Legacy' also available through our Online Store.  The video demonstration is one of many topics available on this training CD.  

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  • Tree Finder - Counting Trees

    Often times there are unlinked individuals or groups of individuals in your family file along with your main family line. These other people are often hard to find because they never show up when you are navigating through your family. They are displayed in the Name List but you can’t tell if they are connected to the main line. These smaller groups are often added to your file so you can "keep track of them" until you find where they fit in.

    Legacy has a feature that will search through your file and count the number of separate trees. The resulting list shows the number of trees found and also the count of individuals in each one. The count is shown to the right of the name of the person having the lowest record number (RIN) in that group.

    To produce this report:

    1. Click on the View pull down menu.

    2. Choose Tree Finder... Legacy will then search through your entire file, counting the number of separate trees and the number of individuals in each tree. When this counting is completed, a window is shown with the results.

    3. You can jump into a specific tree by highlighting the desired line and clicking Select. (Or double-click the name.)

This and other helpful tips can be viewed on the video training CD 'Your 12-Step Checklist to Using Legacy Family Tree' available through our Online Store.

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  • Using the Family History Library Catalog

    The Family History Library Catalog describes more than three million microfilms, microfiche, books, and other items available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City and through local family history centers. You can search for these materials by visiting www.FamilySearch.org, then clicking on the Library tab and selecting the Family History Library Catalog link.  Understanding the kinds of searches that can be made will help you find all of the pertinent sources held by the Family History Library. There are several types of catalog searches available:

Place
Surname
Title
Film/Fiche
Author
Subject
Book Call Number

The Place search will help you find a record from a particular place. By clicking on the 'Use Research Guidance to Find Catalog Records' link on the left side of the Family History Library Catalog page you can get additional help for finding records that may contain information about your ancestors.  Keep in mind that records of interest can be listed by different jurisdictions: national, state/province, county and city/parish/township, etc.

The Surname search is especially useful for finding family histories. (To find biographies or autobiographies, use the Author Search.)

The Title search will help you find records by their title. You do not need to know the order of the words in the title.

The Film/Fiche search will find titles by film or fiche numbers, when known.

The Author search will find records by an author's name or an institutional author like a government body, church, business, etc.

The Subject search finds subjects based on Library of Congress subject headings.

The Call Number search is case sensitive. Type upper- and lowercase letters exactly as they would appear in the catalog for printed books and periodicals.  This search will find titles by call numbers, when known.

When ordering Family History Library materials through a local family history center please remember that only microfilm and fiche are available for loan. Books and other printed materials cannot be sent to a local family history center. To find the family history center nearest to you, please visit http://www.familysearch.org/.

More information on this topic is available on the videotape 'Using FamilySearch Internet Genealogy Site' (FamilySearch Video by Stephen W. Lemmon) available through our
Online Store.


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

  • 'Toronto Star Pages of the Past' Online Newspaper Archive

    The Toronto Star has digitized millions of  newspaper pages from 1892 to 2001 in PDF format and has placed them online. The online archive is available at http://www.pagesofthepast.ca/ .  You have two options for searching the newspaper: Search by Word or Phrase, and Browse by Date. Once you find the reference to a page of interest you need to purchase a subscription to download the file.  The subscriptions are quite reasonably priced and Adobe Acrobat Reader is required to view the digitized pages:

  • 5 Hour Subscription is $4.95 CDN
    (5 consecutive hours to search Pages of the Past. Subscription is actual time not usage time).

  • 48 Hour Subscription is $9.95 CDN
    (2 consecutive days to search Pages of the Past. Subscription is actual time not usage time).

  • 7 Day Subscription is $39.95 CDN
    (7 consecutive days to search Pages of the Past. Subscription is actual time not usage time).

Searches of the year 1945 are free.

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  • Bunches of Census Links at Census Online

    US genealogists, you'll enjoy this site. Census Online offers links to over 39,000 United States census links, and over 600 Canadian census links, at http://www.census-online.com/links/. (There are also a few other countries in a text menu on the left of the page.) 

    From this links page you'll see pages broken down by US states (it looks like Pennsylvania has the most links, with Hawaii having the fewest) and by Canadian province (Ontario is the big winner there.) Click on a state/province and you'll get a state map with county listings, with state census links on the left. You'll also get a list of counties and a list of CD-ROMs for sale relevant to that state.

Thanks to ResearchBuzz (http://www.researchbuzz.org/archives/001737.shtml) for this information.  


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CALENDAR

Take a Look at Our Busy Calendar for August and September 2004....

• 14 August - 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

• 14 August - 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.

• 18 August - 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 

• 23 August - 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

• 28 August - Aukland, New Zealand Legacy Meeting

Venue is the room at the NZSG, 159 Queens Road, Panmure, Auckland.
Auckland Meeting (as usual) 6:00 p.m. through to 10:00 p.m.
Meeting to start by 6:30 p.m.
$5.00 (to cover costs). Tea/coffee/biscuits available.

For more information please contact Mary Maxwell Tel: 04 902 4401or email: maxwell.mm@paradise.net.nz

• 28 August - 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

• 2 September - 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

• 6 September - Labor Day (US National Holiday) Millennia Corporation closed.

• 8-11 September - Federation of Genealogical Societies 2004 Conference
Convention Center in Austin, Texas -  See http://www.fgs.org for details.

Come visit Millennia Corporation's Geoff Rasmussen and  Jim Terry at our Legacy Family Tree booth!

• 11 September - 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

• 11 September - 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.

• 15 September - 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 

• 18 September - Kapiti, New Zealand, Legacy Users Group, 2:00 p.m.

The venue is the Masonic Hall, Tararua Street, Paraparaumu (on the east of the railway line). The start time is 2.00 p.m. The hall will be open at 1.00 p.m. for a cup of tea or coffee.

Please send e-mail to kapitilegacy@hotmail.com if you have questions.

• 18 September -  San Diego Legacy Users Group, 10:30 am - 12:00 p.m.
The Legacy groups convenes after the general meeting of the
Computer Genealogy Society of San Diego (CGSSD), which starts at 9:00 am. Tierrasanta Christian Church, 11445 Tierrasanta Blvd., San Diego, Calif. For more information call (619) 670-0960.

• 18-25 September - Legacy Genealogy Cruise
Departs Miami, Florida on Saturday, Sept. 18 for seven days in the Western Caribbean
Click Here for more information.

• 25 September - 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

• 27 September - 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

• 27 September - 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 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

More Epitaphs From Actual Tombstones... 

On the grave of Ezekial Aikle in East Dalhousie Cemetery, Nova Scotia:
Here lies
Ezekial Aikle
Age 102
The Good
Die Young.

Memory of an accident in a Uniontown, Pennsylvania cemetery:
Here lies the body
of Jonathan Blake
Stepped on the gas
Instead of the brake.

A lawyer's epitaph in England:
Sir John Strange
Here lies an honest lawyer,
And that is Strange.

In a Georgia cemetery:
"I told you I was sick!"

On Margaret Daniels grave at Hollywood Cemetery Richmond, Virginia:
She always said her feet were killing her
but nobody believed her.

Anna Hopewell's grave in Enosburg Falls, Vermont has an epitaph that
sounds like something from a Three Stooges movie:

Here lies the body of our Anna
Done to death by a banana
It wasn't the fruit that laid her low
But the skin of the thing that made her go.

The grave of Ellen Shannon in Girard, Pennsylvania is almost a consumer
tip:

Who was fatally burned
March 21, 1870
by the explosion of a lamp
filled with "R.E. Danforth's
Non-Explosive Burning Fluid"

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


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