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Ron Heroux

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How do I find all ancestors buried in the same cemetery?  I tried the Search feature, but while notes-burial and burial place are searchable, cemeteries are put in address-burial field, and this is not one of the available fields for searching.
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Logged in and got a little more detail - Master Lists > Event > [Find the Cemetery] > Click on the Show List button.  There you will see everyone using that cemetery address.  There are options to tag/untag people in the list or print out the list.  Hope that helps.
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Shannon Thomas
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I would first decide how you want your sources grouped together in your master source list.  For example I use only one Census source for each census; all 1880 Census regardless of where they are from get the same master source.  I spent a lot of time cleaning up sources and grouping them together so they were easier to find.  The source list name can be anything you want it to be; anything that will make easy and quick to find the source you are looking for.  

+Mary Charlotte Hall
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Joyce Herzog's profile photoPam Parker's profile photoDarlene Sye's profile photo
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Yes!!  I want to be a lumper too!
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Tessa Keough
owner

Tuesday's Tip  - 
 
Well that Tuesday passed me by! We had a plumbing snafu and of course we are doing all those last minute (actually last few weeks and weekend) things before a big family wedding and reunion - why did we think this would be a good idea to combine the two?

Anyway - thanks to all the great moderators and members here who are jumping in answering questions and lending a hand - it is what we are all about here at the LVUG Community. And today is Webinar Wednesday so why not check out the Legacy Webinar.

Have a great Memorial Day weekend - remember the reason for Memorial Day is not another shopping day but rather we honor all those who served and died for our country. I will be visiting two of of town cemeteries. What are your plans?
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+Tessa Keough No biggie :)  I agree with +Monique Riley, you do so much for us here!  Memorial Day weekend will include planting the garden, cleaning out another flower bed, and making (bribing...lol) my husband to go check out a couple of cemeteries.  A stop for ice cream on the way should be enough of a bribe...lol.  Have a great weekend everyone!!
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michelle kaplan

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Is there a way to change a child's gender to 'unknown' please?  I would prefer to be able to change it instead of deleting & re entering as I have sources & media attached.  Thank you.
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Thank you +Ed Allard.  I've done it before but I couldn't find the ? this time.  Thanks also for your quick response.
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Is there a way to have more than 1 repository for a source? I have a few books in my personal library that I first used in a public library, plus, of course, numerous BMD certs whose original repositories are in some state bureau but which I also want to note that I have copies of in my personal papers. TIA.
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Thank you all very much, I appreciate the help.  Amazing how single-minded a person can be - in TMG you can enter as many repositories as you want for a single source and I was just so focused on that it never occurred to me to look "outside my box"!  I suspect my best bet is to add my "Personal Ownership of a Copy" in the source detail text/comments tab.  Sigh, more work...!!!  Thanks, everyone, again.
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Yvonne Tallini

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I use both the JPG and PDF format.  JPGs I use for my pictures but for other documents like scanning birth records I use PDF format.  I know how to attached them but it appears from what I'm reading in the help section under media that when publishing a book or scrapbook that PDF documents are not input into these features.  Am I incorrect?  I've tried everything I can think of but none of my PDF files show when I publish a book.  I have this feeling what I read in the help file is correct ie, PDF files will not show up when using the publish book feature, descendant charts, ancestor charts, scrapbooks, etc. 
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Vidar Mørck's profile photoEmily Moore's profile photo
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I think PDF files have to be linked as documents. There may be a way to bulk convert PDF to jpg, but you would still have to link them individually.
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Mike Edwards

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Source template ID number
Is there an option to turn on the source template ID on permanently when viewing the Master Source List?
I have been tidying up master sources where, sadly, I have used different templates for sources I know want to combine. (Using Tessa's naming system has highlighted this). When I try to combine sources which have different templates a pop up box asks if I want to show template ID's. I found this useful during my housekeeping but the disappear when I close the list. Is there a way to leave these displayed permanent? Hope this is clear enough

Thanks
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Shannon, where can I see those screen shots?
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Mitch Parker

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I have something that I would like to ask.  When I go to my master sources I notice several sources for the same year census.  I don't know which one I should choose and when I choose one it has a box for source details.  Can someone tell me how to decide which census to pick and what information goes in the source detail box?
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Linda Hodges's profile photoEd Allard's profile photo
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That works if you're a splitter +Linda Hodges, which is fine. For lumpers, there is another approach which involves fewer source labels, not more. I have one census source for each census year and country, so my source labels read 1841 UK, 1850 US, etc. I put state, county, city, enumeration district, sub-district, etc. in source details. Then again, I don't use Source Writer - my work began long before it was available.
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Tessa Keough
owner

Tuesday's Tip  - 
 
Tuesday's Tip - It seems that YouTube had a backlog of videos to process, so here it is, this week's Tuesday's Tip (in under the wire). Today we cover 3 questions asked this past week in the LVUG Community. Why not watch and see if any of the answers help you. 
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michelle kaplan

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Can someone explain how to fix the output wording of the attachment please?  Refer down the bottom of the picture where it says "She appeared on the shows Jane Wilson living with Robert Forrester census in 1841........".  I'd like it to read "She appeared on the 1841 census living with Robert FORRESTER".
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Hi +Shannon Thomas.  Thank you for getting back to me.  I've  just checked it again & it has now disappeared.  Maybe I had to shut down & re open for it to sort itself out.  Thanks again, much appreciated.
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Tessa Keough
owner

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Just wanted to say thanks to two members of the LVUG Community who are always willing to pitch in and help out - they answer questions, make suggestions, and just generally keep the conversation percolating here. Because no good deed goes unpunished here, they have a fancy new title - join me in a round of applause (and a big huge thank you) for our newest moderators +Shannon Thomas and +Monique Riley. Now everyone go out and have a great weekend! 
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Thank you ladies!! :-)
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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!

Anne Scott

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Is there a hangout today?  I seem to recall hearing in a webinar or seeing a post somewhere that there was a hangout sometime today.  How would I join?
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Thanks, Monique!  Just didn't want to miss an opportunity given that I just joined this group.
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michelle kaplan

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Can anyone tell me how the <<b>> <<b>> ended up in the Event Desc/Place/Notes please?  I've clicked on 'Edit' to have a look but it doesn't show up then.
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Leslie Wright Bagwell's profile photoRon Walter's profile photo
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When you use the B (bold) button on the left in Legacy's edit event screen to bold text,  Legacy adds the <<b>> before the text and <</b>> after the text;  when you italicize, Legacy adds <<i>> and <</i>>, etc.  That's the way it can recognize how to display the character(s) when editing.
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Linda Hodges

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I want to know how +Geoff Rasmussen  gets the additional tabs on his legacy family tree splash screen (there are 2 there that I dont have)  Is that a beta version, or an older version, I cant find it in Legacy 8 and yes I have the deluxe version.  In this image he has Research, but I have also seen one after research
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You know that the research icon is under the husband and wife's info on the family tab, right? it looks like you have renamed them Parents in your screen shot.
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sarah ashmore

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Hi there my name is Sarah Ashmore and I have recently discovered the LVUG Community. I live in Auckland New Zealand. I've used Legacy for about a year now and am interested in the surnames Ashmore, Backhurst and Pocklington. Look forward to learning and sharing with you.
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Hi +sarah ashmore! Welcome to LVUG.
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Monique Riley
moderator

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+Mitch Parker Are you referring to having the Source Writer choose the correct template for a census by answering the questions with the drop down menus? There are several templates because the citations are written different depending on the medium (microfilm or online images).  Does this screenshot help?
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I should have added that one should always make a backup of their file anytime they merge or make significant changes to it just in case things don't work out how they thought they would.  That way you can restore the older copy if needed.
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Mitch Parker

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My name is Mitch Parker.  I was born and raised in Kentucky.  I started doing genealogy approximately May 2010.  I have been using Legacy since then.  I believe I started with Legacy 5.  I now am using Legacy 8.I am searching the following direct line surnames: Parker, Elliott, Harp, and Bryant.  I first learned about LVUG approximately two years ago when Linda McCauley mentioned it in a workshop.  
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She is a busy woman, but I know you are too.
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Terry Stone

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Michelle Kaplan - here is how I have mine entered.  You can also change how the event is worded. by going into the event details. 
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Yes +Monique Riley it is VERY helpful.  Thank you +Terry Stone 
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michelle kaplan

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Can someone direct me to a Legacy video I watched recently where we were taught how, in the Family View section to change the titles of the areas titled 'Born', 'Christened', 'Died', 'Buried', 'Death Cause' please?  I know I watched it recently but I can't find it now that I need it.  Thank you.
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Yvonne Tallini

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I am trying to figure out when I attach media what gets put into a scrapbook and what doesn't. It seems to depend on whether I attach the media to the event versus  in the family view using the media option with the individual.   For example, when I attach a census record to the event  plus in the media file under the individuals name in the family view when I go to Reports - Other Reports - Scrapbook and leave all the boxes checked that are standard by Legacy both media files show up (ie the one attached to the event and the one attached to the individual).  However, when I go to Reports - Publishing Center - Add Picture Scrapbooks into the book you only get  the media that is linked to the event and not to the individual. I'm really confused!  I really want to add my media files correctly so I don't end up with a mess when I try to take advantage of the publishing options in Legacy.
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I attach almost all of my media in the person's multi media folder, rarely to an event.  

My suggestion is for you to keep doing just what you are doing, attach stuff in different places, play with ALL the reports you think you may use in the future.  See what suits you and stick to it.

The way I do things was developed years ago in data base infancy.  For example, at that time the data base I was using did not allow attaching images or media to events.  So, I used the general multi media folder, arranged chronologically and tromped onward.  I still prefer that method, as it shows the ancestor's life story in images, to the extent that I have an image OR images.  

Personal preference.

Good luck.
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