Julie's Genealogy & History Hub

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Legacy 8 – A Few Issues

Don’t get me wrong…I love Legacy, and like everyone else, I am really excited for for version 8 being released.  It’s been awhile since we’ve had a major upgrade and there are several new features I look forward to using.  But, I’ve noticed a few things that are causing some frustration.

Issue #1 – Hopefully a bug; occurs when working on a multiple-spouse person.  Every time I save my work from the data input screen and exit out, it goes to Family View (as it should) but instead of showing the husband/family I was on when I went into data entry, it reverts back to the “preferred” husband.  I want it to remain on the husband/family from which I started, as it has in previous versions.

Issue #2 – A bug for sure.  On several occasions, I am entering an event and then I hit the Source button to add a source and I get an error message (Run-time error 3021) and the program crashes.  NOT FUN!


So far, that’s all I’ve found.  Relatively minor, but very annoying.  Hopefully these issues will be resolved soon.

Legacy 8 – What Happened to the History List and How to Get it Back

In previous Legacy versions, the Back button had a drop-down that opened the History List that allowed you to navigate to any of the most recent people you’ve worked on, without having to click the Back button a dozen times. 


At first glance, Legacy 8 did not seem to have this feature any longer, as there was no drop-down for the Back button.  I did, however, find the feature and had to manually add it to the My Toolbar toolbar.  To do this, make sure you are in the My Toolbar toolbar, then click on the little box with the arrow in the lower-right-hand corner of the toolbar.


Locate the History List button in the “Available Toolbar Buttons” section.


Click the icon and drag it to the position where you want it in the toolbar.


I also chose to add Master Sources, Master Locations, To-Do List, and Relationship Calculator to My Toolbar for easy access.

SNGF – Genealogy Database Statistics Compared to 2011

analyzeThis week’s Saturday Night Genealogy Fun is aimed at taking a look at your genealogy database stats as follows:

  1. If you have your family tree research in a Genealogy Management Program (GMP), whether a computer software program or an online family tree, figure out how to find how many persons, places, sources, etc. are in your database (hint:  the Help button is your friend!).
  2. Tell us which GMP you use, and how many persons, places, sources, etc. are in your database(s) today in a blog post of your own, in a comment to this blog post, or in a Facebook status or Google+ stream comment.

We did a similar challenge in 2011, so I though I’d take this challenge a step further and compare my stats now to what they were then.

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My Legacy Family Tree 8 Wish List

Legacy SoftwareI’ve been hearing rumors that a new version of Legacy Family Tree will be released later this year.  In fact, Geoff Rasmussen will be discussing it at SCGS Jamboree later today in a demo called “What’s New in Legacy Family Tree 8.”  (Boy, I wish that session was being streamed live!!).  While I have no details, I do look forward to the Legacy 8 release.  In the meantime, I thought I share a few of my “wish list” items.

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