First released in 1997, Legacy Family Tree has not only stood the test of
time, but the creators have have managed to yet again enhance the program,
without make it too flashy, while still keeping it nice and
easy for the first-time user.
Anyone looking for software to simplify, organise and publish
their genealogy research -- and do it all well -- will find Legacy Family Tree
to be one of the best. The user-friendly navigation and myriad features have
been enhanced in this latest version with a nifty new Research Guidance feature
which helps you identify new resources to check and keep track of your research
progress. Multiple navigation views, excellent multimedia support and new
mapping, charting and interview templates round out this full-featured program.
Legacy 7 makes it easy to preserve your genealogical
information. Family trees containing millions of people can be recorded,
displayed and reported in a variety of styles and formats. Legacy 7 includes
all standard genealogical reports, as well as calendars, timelines,
questionnaires, research logs and a multitude of blank forms and more!
- Standard version is FREE - but doesn't include many of the best features
- Comes with a printed manual
- Getting Started Tutorial is included on the CD
- Powerful merge options & split-screen views
- New charting incorporated within the program
- Uses Microsoft Virtual Earth to pinpoint and map your ancestors locations
- Works on both PC and Macintosh
- Only imports PAF files directly - GEDCOM import/export for all other
NEW FEATURES IN LEGACY FAMILY TREE VERSION 7
Mapping – Use Microsoft Virtual Earth to automatically pinpoint and plot important
locations in ancestors’ lives from within Legacy. See 3-D, satellite and
bird’s eye images of where your ancestors lived. Now it is easy to track your
Wall Charts - Experience the enjoyment of
showing off your family tree by producing stunning full-color wall charts –
ancestor, descendant, fan, hourglass, bow tie, and even DNA charts. Use them
for your next family reunion or for a deserving wall in your home.
SourceWriter – Cite your sources easily and correctly with the new SourceWriter.
SourceWriter makes it simple for you to select the correct input screen so
that you enter all the pieces needed to correctly cite any source of
information in the thousands of formats that exist for them. The information
you enter is correctly and precisely formatted to match the genealogy industry
standards for source citations when printing footnotes, endnotes, and
bibliographies. Multiple citations for an event can be combined into one
paragraph, thus avoiding a long string of superscripted numbers within the
Interview Reports – Choose from over 1,200 carefully
pre-written interview questions and memory triggers to help you capture your
family’s memories before it is too late.
Guided Setup Wizard - Getting started with Legacy is even easier
now. The new guided setup wizard takes you by the hand and guides you through
the setup process in an easy-to-understand way.
New Relationship Calculator - See how any two people are
connected, not only through direct blood relationships but also by marriage. A
person might be the "great-grandfather of the wife of your 2nd
great-grandnephew. You can also specify how many of these non-blood
relationships you want to see.
More Powerful Searching – Searching your Legacy data
is easier than ever before. You can now search for individuals that are
missing parts of names, birth or death information, marriage information and
much more. You can also search for missing source citations as you document
your family files.
Now Attach Any
Document to Individuals and Marriages -
Along with attaching pictures, sounds, and video to individuals, events,
locations, and sources, you can now also attach any other kind of document (PDFs,
Word files, etc.).
Enhanced Backups - Legacy can now backup your family file and multimedia files at the same
time, making it easier to transfer everything to another computer.
Edit Records from the "Used By" Lists - All of the master
lists in Legacy have an option to view the individuals who use the items in
the list. You can now edit those individuals right from the list instead of
having to exit the list and edit them separately.
Standardization Tips – New alerts will appear if something
questionable has been entered in the Individual's Information screen. This
helps users keep their data standardized.
Privacy - enhanced privacy options ensure that only
the information you want to share will be visible to others.
Best Fit Child Columns - The new Best Fit option in
the Family View expands or contracts the child list columns to fit the number
of children for the current couple. No more trying to guess the optimum number
of child columns. Legacy does it for you.
USEFUL LINKSTRAINING RESOURCES
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To view the What's New in Legacy Family Tree 7 Video click here
To download a FREE copy of Legacy Family Tree 7 Standard Edition click here
To read more details on what is included in Legacy Family Tree 7 Deluxe
Edition click here
If you have Legacy Family Tree Version 5 or 6 Deluxe, you can upgrade - click
here for details
Legacy Family Tree Training Video CDs Series 1
Legacy Family Tree Training Video CDs Series 2
Legacy Family Tree Training Video CDs Series 1 and Series 2 Set