Today I thought I would take a look at the different types of occupations in my family tree. That being said, in order to run a report in Legacy 8 I have to have entered the occupations.
The place to do that is in the Events/Facts section of the Individual’s Information.
Here is a sample of how it looks in Legacy:
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You can see that Richard Lindsay held several positions. I have highlighted them. Because he was an elected official for two of the positions he held, I entered them as such. However, for them to show up in a list I would either have to re-enter them as "occupation" or add "election" as a separate search criteria. This is an unusual scenario as I cannot think of any other family members for whom "Election" is an event.
Here are the positions he held:
- Estimator at Large
- City Clerk
- Printer’s Devil
Do you use the Events section in Legacy? If not, then when you are running reports or looking at a chronology/timeline, you won’t have all the information you need on your ancestor.
Back to occupations. Now I will run an occupation report in Legacy 8.
To do this you go to the “Search” tab and to “Find.”
Then select your criteria and click on “create list.”
I’ll do a broad search first and see how many people have occupations listed. This created a list with 123 individuals on it. These must be the only people in my database for whom I’ve added occupations in the events field. I don’t think that’s a very good percentage considering I have 4,158 people in my database. And, 2,229 of them are males. I can see I have work to do.
Here is a screen shot of the top portion of the list. I selected my 2nd great grandfather and you can see his Events are highlighted on the right. I could click on any of the tabs on the right and look at information for Charles Milne.
Now let’s run another search for everyone I might have in my database listed with the occupation having to do with cigars. I remember running across cigar makers in my research.
This time I changed my search criteria as follows:
This created a list with 3 people on it.
|CHARLES BROWN - CIGAR MANUFACTURER IN NEW YORK 1875
|MONSON THORP, JR. - CIGAR MAKER, NEW YORK 1866
TIP: The more events you add, the better story you can have of your ancestor's life.
I hope this has given you some new ideas about how to use the “Search” function in Legacy 8. There are so many different kinds of reports we can create. I know I haven’t even scratched the surface.
But, we have had fun, haven’t we?
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