Friday, August 26, 2005

Legacy 6 to be officially released at FGS in Salt Lake City, UT on Thursday, September 8, 2005

NOTE: This is just in from Geoff Rasmussen of Legacy Family Tree. All inquiries should be addressed to him.

FROM: Geoff Rasmussen
Millennia Corporation

It’s been 1 year, 9 months, and 20 days in the making — On Thursday, September 8, 2005, at the FGS Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah, Legacy Family Tree 6.0 will be officially released!
The wait will definitely be worth it.

Visit us in booths 229 and 328 to be one of the first to see it. Admission to the exhibit hall is free. Held at the Salt Palace Convention Center, the hall will be open on the following days:
--- Thursday, September 8 - 9:30 AM to 6:30 PM
-- Friday, September 9 - 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
-- Saturday, September 10 - 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

What’s New in Legacy 6?
RESEARCH GUIDANCE - Legacy’s Research Guidance helps you locate records that may contain information about your ancestors. It does this in four steps: 1. Legacy helps you review the ancestor’s timeline, to be certain that you’ve already recorded everything you know about the ancestor. 2. Legacy suggests preliminary survey sources to help you learn if the research is already in progress by another researcher, or if it has been published. 3. After selecting your goals, Legacy provides a list of prioritized suggestions to help you accomplish them. 4. Finally, Legacy organizes the sources into a To-Do List.

Publishing Center - This new feature lets you select one or more reports and combine them into one large book report. All the information from the various reports are indexed and sourced together and a master Table of Contents is generated. You can also add a Title page, Preface page, Dedication page, Copyright Notice page, Introduction Section, and Abbreviations page to the beginning of the book.

Legacy Home - The new Legacy Home tab on the main screen of Legacy brings you important information about your family file and also gives you a global view into the world of genealogy. It includes daily genealogy and Legacy News, To-Do item reminders, birthday and anniversary reminders, statistics about your family file, links to update Legacy, technical support links and much more. The built-in browser lets you browse the Internet without ever leaving Legacy.

Timelines - This feature lets you select historical timeline files containing events from certain localities, and add them to the Chronology View and reports as background information to show what was happening during a person’s life. Timeline files can be created and edited by the user.

DNA - Legacy now lets you record DNA marker test results from several different companies.
Forms Center - (Reports > All Reports > Forms Center) or Report button > Books/Other tab > Forms Center) New forms will be added on a continuing basis. These new forms will probably be available online in various packets for those who want to download them.

Potential Problems List Format - The list of all the problems found are now presented in a grid list that is retained from session to session (until rebuilt by the user). From the list you can edit the affected individuals and correct the problem or exclude it from future checking.

Global US County Verification - This new feature checks your entire family file to verify that the US counties you have used were in existence for the time periods you are using them.
Location Prepositions - On the Add/Edit Location screen (reached from the Master Location List), there is a field for the location preposition. This defaults to "in" but can be changed to other prepositions like near, around, outside, northwest, etc. These prepositions are then used when building report sentences.

Sources - You can now connect source citations to: This individual never married (individual screen), This couple didn’t marry, This couple didn’t have children, To Do Items

Note Fields - There are now Font styles buttons allowing you to bold, underline, italicize, and superscript parts of the notes. The changes show in the notes instead of just showing printer codes as in the past.

And much more . . .

If you will not be in the Salt Lake City area during FGS, stay tuned to our web site:

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