Legacy 8 & 9 Tips

Here is a quick guide to the Legacy 8 tips posted on my blog.  Stay tuned for more. 

Many of these same methods will work with Legacy 9 - I will be updating the posts as time allows.

How to add historical events in your Chronology view

How to change the labels in family view

A quick guide to label & tab colors

Changing the background color in Legacy 8 

The search function - What can you find?

Census List - How will I use it to search for my family?

Using Legacy 8 to map your family

Adding a record to Legacy from Ancestry - Step by step instructions

Using the internet search option in Legacy 8

Dragging & dropping pictures into your media file

How to determine which war your ancestor may have participated in 

Family Statitics Report  

How to determine when you last modified a record 

The Surname Summary Report in Legacy 8–Creating a sortable and searchable file from this report

Using the Master Location List in Legacy 8 


  1. This is a wonderful thing you are doing here (& in writing them.) Thank you for sharing it. I have included this post in my current NoteWorthy Reads post: http://jahcmft.blogspot.com/2016/01/noteworthy-reads-25.html.

    1. Thanks so much Jo! With so many people switching from FTM to Legacy and other software programs, the genealogy community is really pulling together to help each other. I think genealogists are a wonderful group of people. I'll be sure and post a link to your Noteworthy Reads on my FB page.


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