Sunday, May 3, 2015

Sunday Sources


During the A to Z challenge for April I had a few requests to see more about my sources.  For the next month or so I am going to post about some of my sources in Legacy on Sundays.


In the source list name it looks like Baptism--Pennsylvania--Columbia County--Orangeville--Zion Reformed Church.  The citation is as follows: Zion Reformed Church (Orangeville, Pennsylvania, USA), Baptism Certificate, Richard Donald Thomas (1923), issued 1 Jun 1923. Cit. Date 4 Dec 2012.

I have a copy of the original certificate.  It is for my husband's grandfather.


Friday, May 1, 2015

What I learned from the A to Z Challenge



  1. I should have planned my posts better.  When I first started I was doing great and then weekend happened!  Next time I will plan ahead and have posts done and scheduled to post.
  2. I really like blogging!  I looked forward to writing each post and sharing my Legacy database and Evernote.
  3. I really like the comments from my readers.  I tried very hard to make sure that I commented on those who left me comments.
  4. There are a lot of great bloggers out there!
  5. Even those who are non genealogy addicts still found my blog interesting!
  6. I like sharing Legacy tips and tricks and how I use it in my genealogy.
  7. Evernote is great at archiving posts with a little help from IFTTT.  
  8. My Legacy to do list and my sources need some cleaning up.
  9. I still don't have a great way to track my genealogy -- A research log would be great if I could decide on the best way to do it.
  10. I LOVE genealogy!
I hope everyone has enjoyed the A to Z challenge for April.  If there are still questions about anything that I posted please let me know and I will help you the best that I can!  Thank you to those that have stopped by and I hope to see you here again!

{Off to plan some future blog posts...planning ahead!}





Thursday, April 30, 2015

Z is for Zoom


Sometimes the fonts that we use in our database can make it hard to see.  In the individual information screen if you go to options and then zoom you can change your font size to make it easier for you to see it.  

You can also find in under options on the index view, descendant view, and the Legacy home tab.  I'm sure there are other locations to use this zoom feature; if find others please let me know.

Thank you for hanging out here at my blog for the A to Z Challenge!  I hope you learned something new along the way!

Y is for years


You can decide if you want the years a person was alive displayed in legacy.  This can be adjusted under Options > Customize > #8 View.  In 8.1 if you uncheck the check boxes the years will not be displayed in Legacy.

The image below shows the years displayed on the family tab.


The years are displayed in the family view, the pedigree view and on the name list.  The image below shows section 8.1 where you can make your changes.

Up next is my last post, letter Z, for the A to Z challenge.  It has been lots of fun sharing my Legacy database and a little of Evernote with all of you.  See you for letter Z!


Wednesday, April 29, 2015

X is for {e}xcluding information in a potential problems report.


To get to the Potential Problems Report I go to My Toolbar > Report Menu > Other > Potential Problems.

The first tab, Records, allows you to choose what you want to search.  All records, records with previous errors along with new records, etc. and you can also check records with a certain tag# and tag all problems records with a certain tag#.  Tagging your records with potential problems is beneficial because it makes it easier to work with the records to make corrections.

 On the warnings tab you can select when Legacy will warn you of potential problems in you database.  You can adjust the warnings to fit your needs.

Under the problems tab you can select what problems you want to be notified of.

 The warnings und the standardization tab help keep your database consistent. 


Under the gaps tab you are able to adjust the gaps that you get a warning for a potential problem.

I have a note in Evernote in my Best Practices notebook that lists all of the database maintenance that I perform on my Legacy database.  I also have an individual note in my To Do notebook with a reminder set.  Once the task is completed I reset the reminder for the specified amount of time.

These time frames came from a LVUG Hangout done by Tessa Keough at Legacy Virtual Users Group on Google+

Above you can see my list of reminders and where the database maintenance actions are.  {Potential Problems report is due tomorrow.}  I try to do them on their due dates but I don't freak out if I am a few days late.  One the task is completed I will reset the reminder date for the desired amount of time.


Look out for letter Y next!

W is for adding a second wife {or three or four}


I found George's second wife {my 2nd great grandmother}.  She is already in my database and now I need to link him to her.  Click on the first icon, shown in red circle above, to add another spouse.  {You would follow the same process for adding another husband as well.}

Click on the add new wife button in the next window.  Clicking on this brings up another box where you can add a new person or link to an existing person.  {image below}

This time I am going to link to an existing person because Florence is already in my database.  Clicking on add a new person will open the individual information screen where you can all of her information then clicking on save will add her to the spouse list.

When you choose to link to an existing person you are taken to the name list window to select the person to add as George's wife.  I found Florence and selected her.

Here are George and Florence.



The letter X is next up on the blog.  Check back for a new post soon.

V is for Visiting


In old newspapers there are many social outings mentioned.  You never know what you might find while reading them.

The Democratic Sentinel was a paper from Bloomsburg(Pennsylvania) and the surrounding area.

While looking for an obituary or even mention of the death of John Henry Welsh I found this :

"Miss Lillian Everett and Mrs Effie Jane Remley, of Watsontown, drove over to Greenwood Thursday to attend the funeral of John Welsh.  From there they came to this town, where they were entertained by relatives until Sunday morning."

From the information above I was able to figure out his burial date.  I have also added two new people to my database, although I do not know who they are.

It is recorded in my database under John Henry Welsh as a newspaper event / fact.


I noticed that I have not shared this event so I will share it with Effie Jane Remley and Lillian Everett.

Look at old newspapers; you never know what clues you may find!

Stay tuned for the letter W.