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Tessa Keough
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In case we haven't had the chance yet to say so welcome to the Legacy Virtual Users' Group (LVUG) Community here on Google+. We have had a jump in numbers this week and that might have a little something to do with the Legacy Webinar last Wednesday.

This is a team effort and includes +Linda McCauley +Carol Stevens (both of whom helped me start this Community and keep our posts on track), as well as super members +Shannon Thomas and +Monique Riley who regularly share their knowledge of Legacy as well as other software (Evernote and AniMap are recent examples).  

I'm happy you found us and hope you will take the time to: 

(1) introduce yourself, tell us perhaps what your research focus is (families or locations or if you are doing a specialized study);

(2) tell us which version of Legacy you use (and that is helpful if you are asking a question or have a problem);

(3) read through the About this Community section (should be in the right-hand corner as well as the Guidelines (the last item in the Topics section (far left-hand side);

(4) share - post a question or a tip or show us how you use Legacy (and that is kinda key - we are a user group UNAFFILIATED - and this community discusses Legacy either by itself and/or with other software and apps); 

(5) if your question is about how the Millennia folks do something - please contact them - we have no insider information; and

(6) we are all volunteers here and we have been busy with some other projects (conferences and webinars, work and family) so there have not been hangouts in 2015 - but we are getting that sorted and pushing that reset button (and we will let you know and invite you to attend). In the meantime, our recorded hangouts as well as a wealth of tips and shorts tutorials are on my YouTube channel (with more to come). 

So meander through the Community and check in to see posts, answer questions (please we want your 2 cents) and search the Community if you have a specific question - the answer might already be here. 

Again thanks for joining us, we look forward to getting to know you.
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I am Mabel Slinkard Horrocks researching my paternal line (Slinkard/Young) and my maternal line (Zenner/Remus). Have used Legacy for  couple of years - now Leg.8 and Windows 8.  LVUG has solved a couple of problems for me.  Thanks to Tessa and a great bunch of members.
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Hello Everyone,

I'm glad I found this community.  I've learned some great tips in the less than an hour I've joined :)

I've been using Legacy version 8 and am curious about one section of the Family View that I've never figured out.  What does the "H:XXX M:XXX W:XXX" mean to the right of the bookmarks at the bottom of the page?

Thanks for any help you can give,
Susan
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Thanks +Susan Robitaille glad you found us and +Joyce Herzog quick catch and response! That's what it is all about here - user to user, we all learn together.
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Susan Penn Groover

How Do I Do That?  - 
 
Tessa, wonderful webinar on Wednesday.  I do have a question on "How Did You Do That?"  How did you get your Legacy Master file into a spreadsheet?  I have been searching Legacy help file...NO help unless I am not searching the correct key terms.  A nudge in the correct direction would be extremely appreciated.
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What a wonderful idea for a webinar, "How to print the name list or index to a csv file and what you can include". It would be exciting to learn other's tricks and tips on this subject.
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Denise Gray

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Hi, my name is Denise Laurion Gray and I am researching the Laurion, Lorion, McKenzie names, plus of course the other lines. I have been using Legacy for about four years, but have just retired and am now able to do more Genealogy research.
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What perfect timing - retirement, genealogy and using Legacy. We are happy to have you join here. Please share your tips and suggestions - we all learn from each other.
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Ron Zarnick

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Hello: Tessa asked Geoff in Wednesday's webinar about backing up Legacy 8's settings. I did not hear the answer (perhaps I signed off too early.)  Would someone please post simple instructions for doing this?
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Thanks Michele for fielding this one!
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Barbara McGeachy

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How do I get marriages to display in the right order on a Descendant report in Legacy 8 Deluxe?  I chose Reports->Family Group->Descendant.  For some people, the 2nd wife displays first.  It's not using the marriage date.  Then I thought it reported the wife with the lower RIN first or the lower MRIN first, but that's not it either.  Any ideas?
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+Barbara McGeachy glad I could help!
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Barbara McGeachy

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Hi I'm new to this group - just learned about it yesterday from Tessa Keough's webinar.  I'm Barbara from Raleigh, N.C.  I have Legacy 8 Deluxe.  I've been using Legacy about 5 years and I love the SourceWriter.
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Welcome  +Barbara McGeachy - I agree SourceWriter is great!
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Linda Debe

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Just watched Tessa on Legacy webinar.  Loved the info!  Im new to Legacy 8 (just switched after doing the Genealogy do over--Hey Thomas MacEntee) 
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The +Guild of One-Name Studies is adding more and more one name studiers from other parts of the world - in fact at the recent WDYTYALive event many joined the Guild who attended the European Ancestors session so it is definitely branching out. Germany will be some interesting history and records to check out. It sounds like you are ready to hit the ground running +Mark Stickle. 
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Alona Tester

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Hi, I'm asking this on obehalf of a friend who asked me ... and I haven't been able to help them, so hopefully someone here can.

They have Legacy 8 and are in Australia, so have their date format set to DD-MMM-YYYY in the program.

However when they go to print out a chart for US relatives, they want to change the date US format (MMM-DD-YYYY).

I suggested changing going to Options, and changing it in the program, but that didn't seem to work. But also within the Help in Legacy Charting is says that the “Charting Options” should have a tab called “Date Options”,  but it’s NOT THERE . And as yet I haven't found any other possible way to change the date format.

Anyone else come across this? Or know how to get the desired result?
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thanks for the responses ... I'shall let my friend know
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Ziba Barber

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I Live in Arkansas and Use Legacy 8, started with 7 researching Barber, Landis, Belcher
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Glad to be here.
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Michelle Claire Best Willie

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Hi, I am researching Blankenlöch, Karlsruhe, Baden-Württemberg, Germany; Hauer and Cammerer surnames.
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+Michelle Claire Best Willie welcome to LVUG!  If you have any Legacy questions just ask!
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About this community

The Legacy Virtual Users' Group (LVUG) Community is for those of us who use Legacy Family Tree software to assist us with our genealogy. The LVUG Community is an independent group. We are not affiliated with either Millennia Corporation or Legacy Family Tree Software, although we do tend to like their software. We started with a Group and a Page here on Google+ back in June 2012, but in March 2013 we added a Community. In addition to our monthly meeting now we can post questions, share tips, provide help, and interact in a more timely and interactive basis. If you have recently joined us please read and follow our Guidelines. Meetings are held once each month (on the third Thursday) via a Google+ Hangout on Air (HOA). Each meeting features a presentation related to a particular Legacy feature followed by a question and answer session and general discussion. Our LVUG Community is here for all of us, so let's all share our knowledge and gain from each other. Ask those questions, share those tips & tricks, let us know how you use Legacy by itself and with other software and apps. And please hangout with us and learn more about Legacy while meeting with other Legacy users. Welcome!

June Butka

Data Entry  - 
 
"My legacy people," states ran out of memory. I was trying to find connections with Family Search, when this happened. Trying something new in the Legacy tabs. What did I do wrong?
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June could you possible post a screen shot of what you are seeing. It would help those of us who do Legacy and FamilySearch know more what you are experiencing. 
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FOREVER KNIGHT

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Hello all, Have been using freebie Legacy 8 awhile yet and I found it a great tool for organizing all the amazing things that I have found out about family. I have finally decided to upgrade to the Deluxe version, but first found this Community when I went to look for a review of Legacy. I found it to be a top rated software program so I will be getting Deluxe soon. I am sure to have lots of queries and new friends to help in my research, so to all I am thanking in advance. Thank you!
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Welcome to the community! I think you'll find a wealth of information here, and if you don't, just ask. People are more than willing to help. Of course, you'll be inundated with many ways to do a single task, but options are what we love about Legacy.
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Mary Trogg

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Great webinar +Tessa Keough and I see we have many new members because of it. Welcome to all the new members. This is a great place to learn about Legacy from a lot of helpful people.
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Thanks +Tessa Keough, I'll be sure to check out the videos. I've been using Legacy for years, but not using it to its fullest potential. 
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Lillie Lofton

How Do I Do That?  - 
 
Hi my name is Lillie. I am new to using Legacy so I am starting at the bottom. I hope to be able to use this community to learn a lot of information to using the software. Thank you for letting me join.
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The Tuesday's Tip section is a great place to start learning Legacy along with the LVUG Hangouts section. Welcome!
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Barbara McGeachy

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Here's an example of the marriages in the wrong order on Reports -> Family Group -> Descendant.  This lady was married 4 times. The report shows her marriages in this order: 1951, 1959, 1944, 1936.  How do I get the report to show them in chronological order?  This problem occurs for many but not all people with multiple marriages.
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Actually, I just learned from Shannon Thomas that it's the Spouse List.  I sorted her spouses by date and now the report is correct.
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Betty Blevins

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I am new and researching Valentine Huffman and James Meadows ancestors from Rockingham County, Virginia. This is my dad's side of the family and I know they both served in the Revoluntary War and trying to gather documents and information for my Daughters of American Revolution application. Thank you.
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Welcome +Betty Blevins - my families came much later but what an exciting project. 
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Pamela Morrison

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Is anyone else unable to watch the bonus webinar from Saturday April 35
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Thank you I was finally able to watch it 
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Geoff Rasmussen

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Here's the link to Tessa's terrific webinar today. Enjoy free through May 6.
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Thanks +Shannon Thomas I'm thrilled that so many are now giving some thought to specialized studies.
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