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BCGS Legacy Group – Notes for the 27 May 2014 meeting

The next Legacy Family Tree – Virtual User’s Group Meeting is Friday, 11 July, 2014. Register here: http://www.familytreewebinars.com/webinar_details.php?webinar_id=233

The first one was 2 May and a panel from Legacy (Millennia) staff presented favourite features. Both the video and handout are available free on-line.
http://www.familytreewebinars.com/download.php?webinar_id=232

Many tips were shared during that meeting, including a new feature in Legacy 8 – the ‘Who Was Alive On…’ tool -   useful perhaps particularly in determining eligibility or likelihood of military service. Read Geoff Rasmussen’s discussion of this tool here: http://news.legacyfamilytree.com/legacy_news/2014/05/legacy-tip-using-the-who-was-alive-on-tool.html

Geoff’s latest blog post is about adding photos to charts especially for family reunions. Yes, it’s almost summer: http://news.legacyfamilytree.com/legacy_news/2014/05/this-july-my-mothers-grandparents-family-will-hold-their-first-family-reunion-in-twenty-years-ive-been-asked-to-come-up-with.html

Michelle Simmons Lewis, one of those in the Legacy staff panel at the virtual Legacy meeting, has her own familly history blog, Ancestoring: http://ancestoring.blogspot.com

From time to time she writes about Legacy too. Here’s a useful article, “A Few Legacy Shortcuts”. It’s worthwhile going through all these and trying them out in Legacy while reading: http://ancestoring.blogspot.ca/2013/11/a-few-legacy-shortcuts.html  We might try looking at these during our next BCGS Legacy group meeting. ( Easier to do/show than to explain.)

New to Legacy Family Tree? Be sure to watch the free beginner’s video for Legacy 8 on-line. This will answer many of your questions. (Other videos about Legacy are available in the Legacy shop.): http://www.legacyfamilytree.com/Videos.asp

And there have been a number of webinars about various Legacy features, for instance, Sources and Citations Made Simple, Standard, and Powerful with Geoff Rasmussen. Free to watch; free handout too: http://www.familytreewebinars.com/download.php?webinar_id=201

Next BCGS Legacy Group meeting 22 July, 2014 at the BCGS Library in Surrey, 10:30-noon.

Contact M. Diane Rogers or Marianne Soltau diane_rogers@shaw.ca or 604 724 8744

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About DRogers

M. Diane Rogers is a Director and Editor and Co-webmistress of the British Columbia Genealogical Society, teaches genealogy and family history year round, and blogs at CanadaGenealogy, or, Jane's Your Aunt. She's been doing her own family research since the 1980s in Canada, the UK and the United States, Sweden and further afield. She has a lifelong interest in Canadian and women's history and is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, the Genealogical Speakers Guild and the International Society of Family History Writers and Editors

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