Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Legacy Family Tree Version 9 Released - Lots of New Features!

I received an email from Legacy Family Tree today that said:

Legacy Family Tree Version 9.0, software for genealogy and family history research was released today with some interesting new features. 

Here are some of the new features you’ll find in this new version of Legacy Family Tree Software:

* Hinting: Legacy 9 sifts through billions of records from the key websites –  FindMyPast, FamilySearch, GenealogyBank, and MyHeritage – for new information, pictures, and stories of your ancestors. As you add to your tree, Legacy 9 begins the search – automatically!

* Reports and Charts: See trends in your ancestors’ medical history with the new Cause of Death charts. Expand your genetic genealogy tools with the new X‐DNA color schemes. Get everyone involved at your next reunion or family gathering with Family Tree BINGO – play with cards of your ancestors, descendants, or a mixture. You can also now see your tree at a glance in the Family Dictionary.

* FindAGrave.com Searching: One‐click access to your ancestor’s Find A Grave memorial. Create a list of people in your tree with or without Find A Grave IDs.

* Online Backup: You’ll never worry about losing your data again. In addition to backing up to your hard drive, a thumb drive, or a DVD, you can now backup your Legacy to the Legacy Cloud. It also makes transferring to a new computer a breeze.

* Stories: Preserve the stories of your ancestors or stories of your own. The new Stories tool lets you  record, organize and print multiple stories for any of your ancestors.

* Hashtags: Create unlimited hashtags to describe your ancestors. Then search for or print a report of everyone who shares that hashtag. You’re no longer limited to 9 tags. Call them anything you want – #civilwar  #DNAtested  #farmer  #ProvenAncestor  #BrownHair

* Compare 2 People: Researching two same‐named individuals? Having difficulty differentiating two John Smiths in the same place? The new Chronology Comparison report puts them side‐by‐side, color codes their similarities and differences, and helps you determine if they could be the same person.

* Color Coding: Legacy’s popular color‐coding system has been expanded. Now enjoy the ancestor color coding in both the Index View and Name List, making it simple to know what part of your tree you are looking at.

*  Digital pictures are now auto‐sorted by date. 

*  View all 9 tags in the Name List. 

*  Two additional  custom toolbar buttons.

* And dozens of other enhancements!

Thomas MacEntee has a 15% discount to download the Legacy Family Tree Version 9 software - see   http://mailchi.mp/geneabloggers/exclusive-save-15-on-legacy-90-family-history-software?e=9d0283ccb1

I downloaded Legacy Family Tree Version 9 Deluxe Edition today.  Since I had Legacy Version 8, I used my Customer Code to obtain the Legacy 9 version for $26.95 less the 15% discount from Thomas MacEntee's offer.

I will have more about the new features in future posts.  


Disclosure:  I have a paid Legacy Family Tree Webinars subscription and have paid for all but one version of Legacy Family Tree (I got Version 8 free on a cruise).  I paid for Version 9 today.
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Wendy Callahan said...

Thanks for this post, Randy! I've been rocking Legacy 7.5 for a while now, debating whether or not to go to 8. I think it's time to go to version 9, because these are pretty fantastic features. Integrated online searching for matches is something I really ought to take advantage of more often, especially since I'm sure it's a huge time-saver.

Cindy said...

I have been using Legacy Family Tree for some time now since the previous company's software I used went out of business. One thing I really don't like is that I have to sort children, marriages, events manually for each person for them to appear in the correct order in reports. This is a huge problem when you have more than a few people as I do. Is this "business as usual" for all software - I sure would like to change to software that sorts these items as you go - or has a batch tool or other to do the sorting.