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  • GedStar Pro Update Adds Descendant Indented Tree View
  • Spend a Week in Salt Lake City With Everton Publishers and My Ancestors
  • Global Genealogy to Conduct Legacy Family Tree Workshops in 2005
  • New British & Irish Genealogy Records Available on Origins Network


  • Family History CD Holiday Special - Only US $24.95!
  • Personal Historian Gives Life to Your Life Story!  -  US $29.95
  • Genealogy Value Pack - on Sale for Only $29.95 Until December 31st!


  • Legacy Video Training Clips Available Online
  • Customizable Toolbar in Legacy



  • GeneaSeek Search Engine at GeneaNet
  • DearMYRTLE: Your Friend in Genealogy



  • Take a Look at Our Busy International Calendar for December 2004 and January 2005....


  • Memorable Quote....




  • GedStar Pro Update Adds Descendant Indented Tree View

GedStar Pro is the newest addition to the line of GedStar PalmOS genealogy programs. The update to Version 1.4 includes include a new descendant indented tree view as well as the original ancestor tree view.

GedStar Pro directly imports data from your Legacy Family Tree program.  In this way it can take advantage of most of Legacy 's great features to store and display virtually all of your important data.  

GedStar Pro is optimized for the latest devices with color screens, fast processors, and increased storage space.

All events — primary and alternate, standard and custom — can be converted, along with their source citations, sureties, notes, and repositories. It will even include your research task to-do list if your genealogy program has this feature.

Registered GedStar Pro and GedStar Plus users can update their programs by visiting http://www.legacyfamilytree.com/GedStarProDownload.asp.

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

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  • Spend a Week in Salt Lake City With Everton Publishers and My Ancestors

The Perfect Way to Jumpstart Your Research in 2005

You are invited to spend a glorious week in historic downtown Salt Lake City at the LDS Family History Library with Everton Publishers and My Ancestors. Come and enjoy a week of intensive learning, discovery, and sharing with Holly Hansen and Jenni Johnson, who will personally host this event the week of January 17-22, 2005.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to explore the world’s largest Family History Library in the company of other researchers (soon-to-be friends) and caring professionals who will help you connect with your ancestors. Just think... five full days of research classes and professional assistance at the Library... this could be your most effective week of genealogical learning ever! For full details, go to http://myancestorsfound.com/retreats.htm. We are looking forward to a terrific week of research and we hope to see you there!

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  • Global Genealogy to Conduct Legacy Family Tree Workshops in 2005

Global Genealogy in Campbellville, Ontario, Canada, will be conducting Legacy Family Tree workshops on January 22, March 19, May 14, August 27 and October 29, 2005. The workshops are for beginner and intermediate level users. 

The curriculum for each of these days is the same.  Legacy Family Tree topics and features covered include: getting started, special guidance for those changing from another family history program or who have recently changed to Legacy, entering information, citing sources, navigation, adding photos, adding videos and sound clips, tips and shortcuts, using the Master Location tool, using GEO Location tool, using the To-Do tool, backing up, creating reports & Charts, and more...

Rick Roberts will be the leader for each workshop.  The fee is Cdn $30.00 per workshop. For more details, please see the agenda at http://globalgenealogy.com/workshops/index.htm.

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  • New British & Irish Genealogy Records Available on Origins Network

    The Origins Network has announced new exclusive online access to Irish Militia Records at www.irishorigins.com, plus recent English and Irish genealogy dataset additions including London Census, Dublin City Census, Essex Militia Records & an Irish Image Gallery, all available at www.originsnetwork.com.

    The Origins Network, specialists in British and Irish genealogy, are proud to announce the exclusive online availability of an index to Irish Militia Attestations, available via subscription to www.irishorigins.com, plus Essex Militia Attestations available to English genealogy researchers at www.britishorigins.com. Additional new genealogy search collections added to the Origins Network this month include over 3 million new London/Kent and Middlesex census records from 1871, exclusive access to the 1851 Dublin City Census, plus the new Irish Origins Image Gallery, featuring rare vintage photos and other publications from the 19th century. All new collections are available to genealogy researchers at www.originsnetwork.com.

    "We’re proud to offer these new collections," said founder Ian Galbraith."The Origins Network is committed to offering the highest quality material to British and Irish genealogy researchers, and the new additions offer significant value to our subscribers."

More information is available at: http://www.prleap.com/pr_2560.html .


  • 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.

    Family History CD can be used for many customized projects. Here are a few uses that our Family History CD users have sent to us:

    • Digital Photo and Video Organizer and Archiver
    • Family Reunion Memories
    • Ancestry photos and pedigree information
    • Digital Personalized Greeting Card on CD
    • Business Product Showcase
    • Paperless Document Storage
    • Homecoming Dance Memories
    • Astronomy Class Project
    • Our Day at the Amusement Park
    • History of Our City
    • Wedding Memories
    • Cemetery Documentation (Photos and Descriptions)
    • Photos and Memorabilia from the Korean War

    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.

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

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!  What a great Christmas gift!

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.

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  • Genealogy Value Pack - on Sale for Only $29.95 Until December 31st

    Tell Me MoreThis premier add-on bundle for Legacy is still on sale, but ONLY UNTIL NEW YEARS! 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 31, 2004.


  • Legacy Video Training Clips Now Available Online

"Gee, I wish I would have known that when I started!"

Legacy video training clips are now available for all to see.  The basics of importing from a GEDCOM, data entry, AKAs and addresses, notes, sources, pictures, the calendar, and the To Do List now can all be found online.  Previously this video could only be viewed on the Legacy for Beginners (CD 1) which is contained on the installation disk.

In addition there are selected video samples from the Video Training Series (CD 2, CD 3, CD 4 and CD 5) demonstrating how to cleanup your location list and use the source clipboard; showing the why's and how's of tagging, as well as an introduction to chronologies and the Descendant View.

There is also an informative video demonstrating the AniMap program.  AniMap finds old towns and counties long-since disappeared from the map or that have changed names.  The program shows in a graphical way the formation of U.S. counties and subsequent changes in their boundaries.

A GenSmarts for Legacy video demonstration is also included.  GenSmarts is a genealogy software program that can analyze your family file and tell you, by person, which record to research, and why. This exciting add-on program is an excellent tool to help you with your research.

Check back often as additional software demos are planned.

To see these videos, please point your browser to: http://www.legacyfamilytree.com/videos.asp.

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  • Customizable Toolbar in Legacy

    You can choose which toolbar buttons to include at the top of Legacy. Select from nearly 40 different options that are only a click away. Place your most-used options right on the toolbar, for the full width of your screen!

To customize the toolbar:

1. Right-click on the toolbar at the bottom of the Siblings/Information window at the lower-right corner of Family or Pedigree View. The Customize Toolbar screen appears.
2. Add, remove, or move tools as desired.
3. Click OK when you are finished.

To remove a tool from the toolbar, drag it off the Toolbar in the top row and drop it somewhere on the background. Any tools to the right will move in to fill the space.

To add a new tool to the toolbar, drag it from the Available Toobar Buttons in the second row and drop it at the position you want to place it. As you drag a tool over the toolbar, a vertical line will appear to indicate where the tool will be inserted. Any tools to the right will move over to make room.

To move a tool from one position to another, drag the tool from its current position to the new position within the top Pedigree Toolbar. The other tools will be moved to make room and fill the space.

To put all the standard tools back on the toolbar in the default order, click the Reset Default button.

Note: There is only room for a limited number of tools on the bars in Legacy. If one is full, any insertion of another tool will cause the existing tool at the right end to drop off. Resizing a window will make a difference as to how many tools can be displayed. A very small window can display only a few icons; a full- size window will display all.

The Customizable Toolbar is a feature of Legacy 5.0 Deluxe Edition, and not the Standard Edition. If you would like to order Legacy 5.0 Deluxe Edition, please visit our Online Store at: www.LegacyFamilyTree.com/Redirect/Store-Legacy.asp .


Do you have an expert tip to share? Send your ideas to Jim@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.


  • GeneaSeek Search Engine at GeneaNet

GeneaSeek is a genealogy specific internet search engine. It currently indexes over 4,200,000 genealogy pages all over the web. This search engine is "full text". It goes through the Web and indexes the pages pertinent to genealogy. The GeneaSeek search engine was developed by GeneaNet.

Why use GeneaSeek?

GeneaSeek archives the pages in a memory cache. All pages indexed by GeneaSeek are kept in the memory cache of the engine. This option allows you to view the pages, even if the server on which they are is unavailable temporarily. If pages disappeared from the server (Error 404), you will be able to consult the pages all the same! Be aware that archived pages may be less updated than the online pages.

GeneaSeek offers a preview pertaining to each result. GeneaSeek will show in bold letters the text corresponding to your request. Contrary to other search engines which display a general description of the website, GeneaSeek will put the words you used in your request directly in the context of the page. This type of display will save you time and avoid downloading non-pertinent pages.

Please point your browsers to: http://www.GeneaNet.com/ .

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  • DearMYRTLE: Your Friend in Genealogy

DearMYRTLE is a syndicated genealogy column well worth reading for the latest genealogy news, advice and research guidance.  But what if the column isn't available in your newspaper?  Then visit http://www.dearmyrtle.com/ on the Internet.  Here you can:

 • Ask Myrt a question
 • Join DearMYRTLE-L email list
 • Listen to Myrt's internet radio show
 • Read Myrt's latest columns

Happy reading!


The Legacy affiliate program is by far one of the best opportunities on the Internet. We are experiencing some major growth and it's time for you to cash in on some of the profits. You make money on the traffic and the Legacy sales that you generate.

It is completely free to join and all you have to do to participate is advertise the special address that we will provide you. After someone clicks, our tracking software will take care of the rest. It will follow your customer through our site to make sure you get commissions for any purchase of Legacy. As an added bonus, our system will keep track of every visitor you refer for the next year so if they come back during that time to buy Legacy, you will still get credit for it.

This is an amazing opportunity and very easy to setup. To sign up please read through our policies and conditions and then continue to the sign up page. Please be assured that we will keep all of your information in the strictest of confidence. It will be used for in house reasons only and never sold or given to a third party. We value your privacy.

Sign Up Today: http://www.LegacyFamilyTree.com/AffiliateProgram.asp.


Take a Look at Our Busy International Calendar for December 2004 and January 2005....

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

• 31 December - New Year's Eve - Millennia Corp. closed.

• 3 January - Burbank, Calif., Legacy Users Group
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Southern California Genealogy Society Bldg.
417 Irving Drive, Burbank, CA 91504.
Contact Charlene Patterson at Charsroots@earthlink.net or 
Rich Schulthies at fourpartz@earthlink.net

• 3 January - 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

• 3 January - Logan, Utah, Users Group, 7:30 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: Sheri Lynn Lemon, email sherilemon@comcast.net

• 6 January - 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 January - South King County, Legacy Users Group, 10:30 a.m.
The Church of Latter-Day Saints, 24419 94th Ave S, Kent, Washington, USA
Contact: Bob Sjolin at rsjolin@msn.com

• 8 January - Provo, Utah, 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

• 8 January - 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 January -  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.

• 19 January - Calgary, Alta., Legacy Users Group, 7:00 p.m.
Alberta Family History Center Library
Southminster United Church
3818-14a Street SW, Calgary, Alta.
Contact: Charles Aubin at cwaubin@3web.net.

• 20-22 January - The National Genealogical Society Regional Conference in Phoenix, Arizona: "Warm up your Research."
Held at the Wyndham Phoenix Hotel.
Come visit Millennia's Ken McGinnis and Geoff Rasmussen. For more information please point your browsers to www.ngsgenealogy.org.

• 22 January - Legacy Family Tree Workshop, Global Genealogy in Campbellville, Ontario.
For more details, please see the agenda at http://globalgenealogy.com/workshops/index.htm.

• 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

• Kapiti, New Zealand, Legacy Users Group
Please contact Shirley Dixon (co-ordinator) at sandh_dixon@yahoo.co.nz for details.

• 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.


  • Memorable Quote....

If you cannot get rid of the family skeleton, you may as well make it dance.

-- George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)

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


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