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  • New!  Personal Historian Gives Life to Your Life Story!


  • Genealogy Value Pack - on Sale for Only $29.95 Until Christmas!
  • Family History CD Holiday Special - Only US $24.95!


  • Picture Center Makes It Easier Than Ever to Attach Pictures
  • Age of Consent Varies According to Time Period



  • Ireland-Australia Transportation Records Database

  • Canadian Naturalization Databases Online, 1915-1932



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


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  • Personal Historian Gives Life to Your Life Story!  -  US $29.95

Just in Time for Christmas

Click for More InformationPersonal Historian - Legacy's newest add-on program - is software which assists you in writing personal histories about yourself and other individuals.  It breaks this seemingly monumental task into small, manageable pieces and then reconstructs it into a complete, publishable document.

Personal Historian includes an extensive library of timelines, historical facts, cultural trivia, and memory triggers which give color and context to the history. You can even bring in your word processor documents, photographs, and Legacy family file to easily build on work that you've already done.

From start to finish, Personal Historian makes writing a life story fast, easy, and fun!

Feature List

  • Individual topics break your history down into smaller, manageable pieces.

  • Import names, dates and events from your genealogy software.

  • An extensive library of timelines, historical events, cultural fads, and memory triggers reminds you of important events and to give color and context to your history.

  • Easily import your existing word processor documents and photographs.

  • Assign topics to categories-- each with its own color, style, and icon.

  • The Timeline gives a visual description of the individual’s life and gives it in historical and cultural context. Slide the ends of the Timeline to zoom-in on a specific time period.

  • Powerful filters and views let you easily manage your topics.

  • Write down thoughts and memories as they come to you and

  • Easily organize your ideas into coherent groups and a logical order.

  • The full-featured word processor makes the actual writing process easy and familiar.

  • Powerful writing analysis helps you make your history readable and interesting to others.

  • Publish your completed history to your printer, word processor, or a PDF document.

System Requirements

Windows 95, 98, NT, ME, 2000, XP, or 2003
32 MB of RAM
20 MB Hard Drive Space
Internet Explorer 4.0 or greater

To learn more about this product or to order please visit:: www.LegacyFamilyTree.com/Redirect/Store-AddOns.asp.


  • Genealogy Value Pack - on Sale for Only $29.95 Until Christmas!

    Tell Me MoreThis premier add-on bundle for Legacy is still on sale, but ONLY UNTIL CHRISTMAS! Valued at US $85 - Was US $39.95. Now on sale for ONLY US $29.95! A savings of 65%. Includes four of our most popular, powerful add-on products for Legacy Family Tree.

World Place Advisor - more than a spellchecker for place names, World Place Advisor automatically checks your Legacy file for place name typos, missing counties and other inaccuracies! And now the enhanced World Place Advisor is quick-linked to current maps at MapQuest.com! Click here for sample screenshots to see how World Place Advisor works.
Charting Companion - with over 100,000 copies sold, Charting Companion creates great-looking charts and reports from your Legacy Family Tree file. Click here to see sample charts.
Genelines - the leader in timeline software, Genelines reads your Legacy file directly so you can SEE your ancestors' lives in time! Click here to see sample charts - in full color!
GEDmark - secure authorship of all genealogy records when you import or export GEDCOMs!
Online search of over 86-million names, all of which are lineage linked to family trees.
• Over 80 historical timelines for use with Genelines.
Free trial subscriptions to Family Chronicle Magazine and OneGreatFamily.com.

A must have for every Legacy user, this Genealogy Value Pack for Legacy Users is bundled on just one CD and is compatible with Legacy Family Tree versions 3, 4 and 5. An Internet connection is required for the online services, trial subscriptions and maps.

To order please visit:: www.LegacyFamilyTree.com/Redirect/Store-AddOns.asp.  This offer expires December 25, 2004.

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  • Family History CD Holiday Special - Only US $24.95!

    Click for More InformationYour Christmas gifts are already on your computer!  Use Family History CD software to inexpensively share your priceless pictures, documents, multimedia, or genealogy files on your own attractive CD-ROM with this do-it-yourself software.

    · CD-ROMs that you create run automatically when inserted into the computer.
    · Add titles and descriptions to each photo or file.
    · The Front Page Designer helps you add your own personal style. Make it fun or professional. Add buttons that link to the items in your project.
    · Face Labels are a fun way to identify people or things in pictures. Move your mouse over the person's face and see the name appear!
    · Even the computer illiterate will be able to enjoy your CD -- operating a mouse is the only requirement!
    · Built-in automatic slideshows
    · And more!

    Once your project is ready, burn as many CDs as you like! People will love them, and your wallet won't even notice.  To order please visit:
    www.LegacyFamilyTree.com/Redirect/Store-AddOns.asp.  This offer expires December 25, 2004.


  • Picture Center Makes It Easier Than Ever to Attach Pictures

    In the past you had to go to an individual or marriage and then assign each picture one-at-a-time, selecting the location and filename each time.  (To view how to add pictures to an individual's Picture Gallery , click here and then select Pictures from Legacy for Beginners training video menu.)

With the new Picture Center, you can view a list of your pictures and a list of individuals side-by-side and make assignments with the click of a button. You can even assign a picture to more than one person at a time. Just highlight all the people you want to link a picture to and click the Assign button. It was never easier or faster to add pictures to your family members.

The Picture Center in Legacy is a very easy way to link many pictures to many individuals from one place. You will often come upon pictures in groups that you want to link to the people in your family file. For example, you might have a box or picture album of many pictures that you then scan into your computer. The pictures are associated with several different individuals. The Picture Center lets you link in these pictures to anyone in your file from one convenient place within the program.

To reach the Picture Center, choose Picture Center from the Tools menu.

In its simplest form, there are three main sections to the Picture Center screen. On the left is a list of all the individuals in your family file. In the middle is a list of the pictures on your computer. On the right is a preview window showing the highlighted picture.

To assign a particular picture to a specific individual:

1. Highlight the individual in the left window.
2. Find and highlight the desired picture in the upper-center window.
3. Click the Attach button near the lower-right corner. This will add the picture to the individual’s picture list.

There are many options associated with this process. Details are available by clicking the Picture Center's Help button.

The new Picture Center is available in Legacy 5.0 Deluxe Edition, 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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  • Age of Consent Varies According to Time Period

When searching, in the UK, for a possible marriage don't assume that the parties were aged about the present age of consent.

In the 1860s the age of consent was twelve years old, in 1875 the House of Commons agreed to raise the age of consent to thirteen and finally it was raised to fourteen.

I found an ancestor who was married and a mother at aged thirteen.

Submitted by Elaine Holm


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.


  • Ireland-Australia Transportation Records Database

The National Archives of Ireland holds a wide range of records relating to transportation of convicts from Ireland to Australia covering the period 1788 to 1868. In some cases these include records of members of convicts' families transported as free settlers.

To mark the Australian Bicentenary in 1988, the Taoiseach presented microfilms of the most important of these records to the Government and People of Australia as a gift from the Government and People of Ireland. A computerized index to the records was prepared with the help of IBM and is available for use at various locations in Australia.

While the collection of convict petitions dates from the beginning of transportation from Ireland to Australia in 1791, all transportation registers compiled before 1836 were destroyed in the Four Courts fire of June 1922. Therefore, if the person you are researching was convicted before 1836, but was not the subject of a petition, he or she will not appear on this database.

Online searching is available by pointing your browsers to: http://www.nationalarchives.ie/topics/transportation/search01.html.

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  • Canadian Naturalization Databases Online, 1915-1932

The Canadian Naturalization databases at the National Archives of Canada contain references to about 200,000 people who applied for and received status as naturalized Canadians from 1915 to 1932. During that period, the Government of Canada published the lists of names of those naturalized subjects in the annual reports of the Secretary of State (Sessional Papers) and in the Canada Gazette. These two databases, produced by the Jewish Genealogical Societies of Montreal and Ottawa, make it possible to search those annual lists by name.

In 1901, there were 5.3 million Canadians, of which only one in 20 were not "British-born," a term that was used for Canada, England and other countries of the British Commonwealth. By 1911, due to a wave of immigration from continental Europe and the United States, one in 10 Canadian residents were from non-Commonwealth countries.

Many of these non-British immigrants did not speak English, and often had names that English speaking people had never before encountered. As well, they often had no firm plans as to where they would make their new homes in Canada. These factors pose major problems for today's genealogical researchers trying to trace the movements of their direct ancestors and other relatives. We may know whence they came, but it's not always known what names they used, and where they went.

These searchable online databases are one of the few Canadian genealogical resources specifically designed to benefit those researchers with roots outside of the British Commonwealth. References located in the databases can be used to request copies of the actual naturalization records, which are held by Citizenship and Immigration Canada.
Please point your browsers to: http://www.genealogie.gc.ca/06/0603_e.html.


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

• 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 - 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
If 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.


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