legacy 8

Over View

New to Legacy 8:

  • Potential Problems
    Typos and accidental misinterpretation of data are now a thing of the past. The warning symbol is displayed immediately next to info that contains a potential problem. Unusual gaps of time are detected that you may have not previously noticed (like too many years between the births of the children).
  • Automatic Sorting
    Children, marriages, and events are now automatically chronologically sorted as they are added. New global sorting tools are also now available.
  • Instant Duplicate Checking
    As you are adding new individuals to your tree, Legacy instantly checks to see if perhaps they are already in your family file, helping you avoid inadvertently adding duplicates.

Potential Problems

Typos and accidental misinterpretation of data are now a thing of the past. The warning symbol is displayed immediately next to info that contains a potential problem. Unusual gaps of time are detected that you may have not previously noticed (like too many years between the births of the children).

What Legacy displays:

Fig.1 - A Potential Problem Alert.


As Geoff put in his webinar, these icons do not indicate that you are a bad genealogist, merely that you may have overlooked something as obvious as a missing child, or typed a date incorrectly, and that you should check to see if the problem is authentic.

Fig.2 - Mouse over alert for more information.


When I check this problem, it is obvious in this case that data entry is incomplete.

Fig.3 - Not an immediate problem.


This alert is generated because there is a condition to check.

Fig.4 - Conditional Check.


To exclude, SHIFT+Right-click PP, check this condition on the GAPS tab, then click [Save].

Fig.5 - Exclude condition.


Automatic Sorting

Children, marriages, and events are now automatically chronologically sorted as they are added. New global sorting tools are also now available.

Now whenever you enter an individual, marriage, or event - Legacy will sort them automatically

Fig.1 - A preview of the Source labels.

  1. Family View > Individual Sources Icon
  2. In Assigned Sources dialog, select required source list name then
  3. Click [Print a Source Label] button to check output
  4. On Source Labels dialog, select last option - Only the Current Source
  5. Click [Preview] button

Instant Duplicate Checking

As you are adding new individuals to your tree, Legacy instantly checks to see if perhaps they are already in your family file, helping you avoid inadvertently adding duplicates.

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Fig.1 - How to input Source Quality.

  1. Family View > Individual Sources Icon
  2. In Assigned Sources dialog, select required source list name then
  3. Click [Edit Detail] button
  4. On the Source Detail for EventName, click [Analyse Source Quality] button
  5. In Source Quality dialog, record each section appropriately
  6. Click [Save]