Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Merry Christmas!!

Just taking a quick moment to tell you all to have a Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year!  I will be away from my blog for a few days enjoying some time with my family.

My surname tree was created at Tagxedo.  (The original idea came from Randy for Saturday Night Genealogy Fun.  I'm a little late but it was such a great idea :)

See you in 2015!!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Find A Grave Legacy Project

I started a new project in Legacy in the beginning of December adding Find A Grave memorials to my Legacy database {see this post.}  In the process of going through my list and going to findagrave.com to find the memorials I found my 5th great grandparents.  The best part was I wasn't even really looking for them.  They are from a line that I have not done a lot of research on.  Easy find!  Because of this I ended up adding close to 100 people to my tree that need more research done and Find A Grave information added.

Another discovery that I made was that some of the memorials that I added to my database a few months ago had changed and there was a lot more information added to them.  In the screen shot below is the information I added on 19 Jun 2014.  It includes birth and death year, his parents, his spouse and one son.


When I went to Find A Grave today and looked at Wilson Houseknecht's memorial I found different birth information, more complete death information, his parents, his spouse, a list of children and a list of siblings, and a photo of his headstone (see image below).


I was very excited about all of the new information but now I wonder how many other memorials have changed that I don't know about! Do I need go through them all and look for any changes??  I wish there was some kind of notification system that would send me an email weekly with memorials on my watch list that have changes!

How would you handle this??

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Creating a search list from tags in Legacy

** This post was updated to add more information and more screen shots on creating a search list **
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My last post was about using tags in Legacy so for this one I am going to show you how I make those tags work for me.

The image below is the Advanced Tagging window (I showed you how to get to this window in my previous post).


In the blue box (in the image above) is tag# 4 and it shows that there are 188 individuals that need Find A Grave events added.

I did a search in my database to find all of the individuals tagged on tag# 4.  Go to Search and then Find and the Search window below will open and then to the Detailed Search tab.  In the image below, you can see the Search window and my search conditions to find all individuals who are tagged on tag# 4.  In the bottom left of the window make sure Clear List before this search is checked and then click on Create List.


In the next window your Search List will open {image below}.  From here I can click on each individual and add their Find A Grave event.


I can work on each individual from this screen or I can select a person from the list and go to their individual information screen to work on them.  When I am ready to move on to the next person I untag the one I am finished with and then click on Search and then Search List to bring up the list I created above.

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{In my database I add Find A Grave as an event with all of the information from the memorial in the notes section, image below.}


The image below has the information added to the notes section and the event has the source added.


At the bottom of the above image is a check box that is checked to exclude this event from being marked a problem when I run a potential problems report.  Legacy would mark it a problem because the date of the event is after the death of Charles since I use the date the memorial was created on Find A Grave.

If you have any questions leave them in the comments below.
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