As I was clicking on each individual tab at the top of the program, I was looking at the options as I went along. I clicked on the “REPORTS” tab and saw an option that I don’t remember seeing in version 7. The option was “Statistics Report.” I wonder what that is? You can see it is the 5th icon from the left.
When I clicked on it I was completely surprised! There was this grand report with ALL sorts of interesting data from my family file. I was so excited I read each page (it’s 6 pages long). Then I created a PDF version of the report. I rarely print anything to paper these days, but somehow I wanted to be able to have this handy at my desk. Plus, I was able to go out to the living room and bore my husband with “yet another” genealogy tidbit. He is very long-suffering, believe me. It’s just the two of us here in the house, so who else am I going to share all these wonderful discoveries with? I mean, besides you, my loyal readers?
Here are just some of the statistics this report creates for you:
- Total number of individuals
- Births by era (it gives you the number of people born in each century)
- Average lifespan of Individuals (again, by century and then by gender)
- Longest marriages by century
- Most popular given names
- Most popular surnames
- Most popular locations
To take a closer look at any of the images above – please click on them to enlarge.
For those of you who are using Legacy software and have begun using version 8, I think we are very fortunate. I’ve always enjoyed this program and the features it offers us.
Like many of you, I’m not eager to embrace changes. Especially if I’m very happy with something I’m currently using. It’s the “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” mentality.
So far, I’m happy with version 8. I know there are a few glitches they still have to work out and I’m sure they will. I’ve already submitted a couple of suggestions.
I’m off to find more fun new features.
Copyright © 2013 Diane Gould Hall