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T is for To Do List Revisited

In L is for To Do List I showed you how to access the to do list; this time I want to show you my to do list.

The to do list in Legacy really helps to keep me on track and remember where my train of thought was when I was doing research.

{My screen shots look a little different today; I had to reinstall Legacy again!}

The image below shows what the to do list looks like when you first open it from the family view; it shows both open and close to dos.


By going to the sort order tab you can choose how your to dos are displayed.


Clicking on the filter options tab will let you filter your to do list.  The one I use most often is under status to show all of the open to do items.


The image below shows a to do item for the 1870 Census.  I did not find the family where I thought they would be so I made a note of that and where to search next.  I will continue this process until I can close this to do.


In the image above you will see that I use the locality differently.  I like to group things together and I was unable to do that by using the repository.

The unfiltered to do list is a great research log; it shows what I have searched and where I need to search.

Do you use the to do list in Legacy?

See you tomorrow for letter U {that's going to take some thought.}

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