There are many different types of software that can be used by the family historian and the genealogist. Unfortunately, there isn't one program that does all, and luckily for us, it is this that promotes competition to see who can produce a better product. You'll find many have been reviewed in various publications around the world and online as well. This repository is intended to help give you enough information for you to decide if the program will be most beneficial to you. You may need more than just the one program just to meet your needs and expectations, and this is not out of the ordinary. Although while some stick to the one program, others may have up to half a dozen or more programs to meet their needs .
Legacy is a premier genealogical program that has been helping genealogists and family historians alike for over a decade. It has an easy to use interface that can be used from the novice beginner to the seasoned professional.
The program can be downloaded for free from the website in its Standard edition or you can even purchase the Deluxe edition via the web. You can even select from one of the many bundles available and save money in the process, but more on that later.
Whether you download the program from the website or install from CD, the process is quick and painless. It has been a while since the last major upgrade to Legacy, so let's have a look at what has been included in the latest offering.
What's New in Legacy 8
There is plenty on offer, but if you haven't heard already, here is a list:
|User Interface||Tagging||Automatic Sorting||Statistics|
|Media Relinker||Media Gatherer||Web Links||Colour Coding|
|Origins Report||Migration Report||Migration Mapping||Instant Duplicate Checking|
|Potential Problem Alerts and Gaps||Shared Events||Family Bow Tie Chart||Descendant Chart|
|Source Quality||Source Labels||Source Clipboard||Pedigree Citations|
|FamilySearch Integration||Wall Charts||Chronology View|