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  • U.S. National Archives Makes Records More Accessible Online
  • Ellis Island Web Site Enhanced


  • GENViewer Legacy Edition Is Ideal for Previewing Files
  • GENMatcher Automatically Compares Genealogy Files
  • GenSmarts for Legacy: Buy Now and Save!
  • SAR Patriot Index, Edition III
  • SAR Revolutionary War Graves Register, Millennium Edition


  • Show Events on the Family View and Name List
  • Brick Wall Solutions: Searching in the Right Place



  • Of Pilgrims and the Mayflower

  • Linkpendium: Linking People and Resources



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


  • Determined...




  • U.S. National Archives Makes Records More Accessible Online

As part of a continual effort to make records more easily accessible at the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration, all of the most frequently requested records in the Archives now can be ordered online.

Forms are available online at http://www.archives.gov/. The site requires that users register and pay with a credit card. Using Order Online, researchers can order copies of passenger arrival records; copies of specific pages from the Federal census; copies of Eastern Cherokee applications; copies of Federal land entry files, Federal military pension files for the Revolutionary War through the Civil War; and military service records for the Revolutionary War through the Spanish American War.

The archives will continue to accept paper forms. Paper forms can be ordered by email to inquire@nara.gov or by calling the toll free number, 1-86-NARA-NARA (1-866-272-6272).

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  • Ellis Island Web Site Enhanced

The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, Inc. recently announced the official re-launch of its award-winning website -- http://www.ellisisland.org -- featuring improved navigation, retooled and advanced search capabilities, as well as family history research tips and forms, free to all users.

The newly revamped site, which contains 25 million ships' passenger records covering entry through the Port of New York and Ellis Island from 1892-1924, first launched on April 17, 2001 to critical acclaim and a deluge of traffic. To date the site has received over 6 billion hits.

New features offered include:

• Expanded and improved search capabilities that allow for a more refined search employing the SOUNDEX system and enabling input for the following data fields:

 · First Name of Passenger
 · Last Name of Passenger
 · Gender
 · Marital Status
 · Approximate Year of Birth of Passenger
 · Year Range (Expands range for Year of Birth)
 · Approximate Year of Arrival
 · Year Range (Expands range for Year of Arrival)
 · Town/Village of Origin
 · Name of Passenger Ship
 · Ethnicity

• Improved and streamlined site navigation, with most features just one mouse click away.
• Genealogy Learning Center which provides a clearing house of immigration.


  • GENViewer Legacy Edition Is Ideal for Previewing Files - US$ 19.95

    GENViewer for Legacy is a remarkable add-on program that works directly with your Legacy family file, PAF or with GEDCOM files created by other genealogy applications. With GENViewer's powerful File Search capabilities, you can simultaneously search multiple files for that critical piece of information you need. Use GENViewer to quickly clean up those GEDCOM files that are cluttering your computer. Its speed and versatility makes it ideal for previewing GEDCOM files before importing them into Legacy.

    GENViewer also creates a self-viewing GEDCOM that will display your genealogical data. This file can be e-mailed as an attachment or placed on a Web site for downloading. Furthermore it can be created on a floppy disk and run on any Windows computer. This is a truly unique way to share your genealogy with people who don't own a genealogy program but who have a computer.

For more information or to order, please point your browser to:

Learn how to search with GENViewer with the new video training CD "Legacy's Tagging and Searching Made Easy!"

Runs on Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP.

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  • GENMatcher Automatically Compares Genealogy Files - US$ 29.95 

    GENMatcher is a Windows-based utility that compares two genealogy files for matches, or one genealogy file for duplicates. GENMatcher quickly finds matches between genealogy files. This allows you to quickly test downloaded files for potential matches to your data. In addition, GENMatcher also helps you clean up your genealogy data by finding duplicates.

    You can compare files between different file formats. Files do not have to be the same format to be compared. GENMatcher reads and compares Legacy Family Tree family files, as well as GEDCOM and Temple Submission Files.

    GENMatcher lets you set the comparison criteria. Your analysis work is saved in work sessions. An unlimited number of sessions can be saved and restored.

    Use GENMatcher with no risk to your data. GENMatcher compares without modifying your data; there's no need to import data to compare files.

    System requirements: GENMatcher runs on Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP. It requires 5MB of disk space.

For more information or to order, please point your browser to:

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  • GenSmarts for Legacy: Buy Now and Save! 

Was US$ 29.95 - Now Is US$ 24.95 

Let GenSmarts help you research your ancestors!  GenSmarts for Legacy is a genealogy software program that can analyze your family file and tell you, by person, which record to research, and why. This exciting new add-on program is an excellent tool to help you with your research. Don't miss out on the low introductory price of $24.95!

GenSmarts finds holes in your data and can do automatic lookups for you on free internet search sites. The current edition is for the US, the UK and Canada. Australia will be added soon!

GenSmarts directly reads your Legacy family file and works with all versions of Microsoft Windows (95,98,ME,NT,2000, and XP). It's a small download and easy to install -- give it a try!

For more information or to order, please point your browser to:

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  • SAR Patriot Index, Edition III - US$ 39.95

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 - US$ 29.95

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:


  • Show Events on the Family View and Name List 

You can select one or more specific events to be shown as part of the customizable fields on the Family View and Name List. For example, you can now have a person's occupation shown. Or, for example, "Chr" (Christening) can be removed and a custom Event like Bar Mitzvah inserted in its place. (This will not remove the Christening field from the family file structure; only the way information is displayed on the screen.)

There are up to five lines on both the Husband and Wife box of the Family View that can display information. Each of these information lines can be changed to other pieces of information you might want to view instead. To change the lines, click any of the descriptive labels to the left of the lines. The Customize Family View Information window appears where you can select the new information you want to see.

To select the pieces of information to be shown in Family View:

1. Click the button to the right of the item you want to change.
2. From the resulting Field Names to Display list, select the new item by highlighting it and clicking Select. 
3. Continue with steps 1 and 2 until you have selected the information you want to display. If you want to display fewer than five items, choose blank display nothing from the Field Names to Display list.
4. When you are finished, click the Close button.

To reset all the fields back to their default names, click the Defaults button.

To save your settings for future use, click Save and specify a filename.

To load a previously saved setup, click Load and choose the desired filename.

Showing Events on the Family View and Name List are features 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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  • Brick Wall Solutions: Searching in the Right Place

Each of Minnesota Governor Henry B. Sibley's six children were born in the same room of the same house -- a house that still stands today in its original location. However each of his children has a different birthplace. Sibley's first child was born in Michigan; his second was born in Wisconsin; his third in Iowa; his forth in Dakota; his fifth in the Territory of Wisconsin; and the sixth in Minnesota. Although Sibley's house did not move, territorial and state boundaries were realigned several times in the 19th century -- with implications that genealogists need to consider.

"Are you looking in the right place?  Although the ancestor may never have moved, the jurisdictions in which they lived could have changed.  Use AniMap to plot the known place.  Then select the map for the time period." 

(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.


  • Of Pilgrims and the Mayflower

Pilgrim Hall Museum is a gallery museum in the center of historic Plymouth, Massachusetts. Through its exhibition of Pilgrim possessions and Native American artifacts, Pilgrim Hall tells the stories of America's founding and traditions in stirring detail.  Please point your browsers to:

Information on the Pilgrims and the Wampanoags can also be found at:

Alden House Museum (Duxbury) www.alden.org 
Aptucxet Trading Post (Bourne) www.bournehistoricalsoc.org 
Bradford site (with links to many other Pilgrim & Plymouth information
sites) http://hello.to/williambradford 
California Society of Mayflower Descendants, Inland Empire Colony
(information on the Mayflower and Plymouth Rock)
Dr. Patricia Moseley Stanford, Junior Membership Chair, General Society
of Mayflower Descendants (site appropriate for children)
General Society of Mayflower Descendants www.mayflower.org 
Mashantucket Pequot Museum (Connecticut) www.mashantucket.com
Mayflower Pasenger List http://members.aol.com/calebj/passenger.html 
Pilgrim John Howland Society www.pilgrimjohnhowlandsociety.org 
Plimoth Plantation www.plimoth.org 
University of Virginia site (includes text of primary source documents
including Mourt's Relation and Good Newes from New England, wills and
inventories, and court records) http://www.people.virginia.edu/~jfd3a 

Pilgrim sites in England & Holland
Leiden American Pilgrim Museum www.pilgrimhall.org/LeidenMuseum.htm 
Pictures & articles about the Onze Lieve Vrouwekerk in Leiden
Website of "Pilgrim country" in England www.bassetlaw.gov.uk 

Other historic sites in the Plymouth area dealing with the 17th century:
Historic Winslow House www.winslowhouse.org 

Genealogical sites:
New England Historic Genealogical Society www.nehgs.org 
Orange County (California) Mayflower Colony www.ocmayflower.org 
Wampanoag genealogical site (with text of Indian History, Biography and
Genealogy by Ebenezer W. Peirce, published in 1878 by Zerviah Gould
Mitchell) http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~massasoit

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  •  Linkpendium: Linking People and Resources

Linkpendium is "a 1,126,636 link directory of genealogical resources" and is a family history portal somewhat similar to CyndisList.com, but not as large or detailed. At the present time it is limited to the United States and its territories.

The Web site states: "Please tell your friends about Linkpendium! If you like what we're doing, let folks on your mailing lists and message boards know about us."

Take a look at Linkpendium: You may just want to bookmark it!  Point your browsers to: www.linkpendium.com/.


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Our program is simple, and it's FREE.

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

• 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

• 25-28 November - Thanksgiving Holiday (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.

• 2 December - 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 December - 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

6 December - 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

• 7 December - Logan, Utah, Legacy Users Group
Meets at 7:30 p.m. in the Logan Utah Regional Family History Center (Tabernacle basement) at 50 North Main Street.

For details please email Sheri Lynn Lemon at sherilemon@comcast.net

• 11 December - 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 December - 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 December - 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

• 23-26 December - Christmas Holiday - Millennia Corp. closed.

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  


  • Determined...

"Got to find them before I join them!"

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