[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Legacy Genealogy program
roseingram at shaw.ca
Mon Oct 6 15:50:00 PDT 2008
I have 4 genealogy programs on my computer. Legacy, PAF from the LDS site, Roots Magic and FTM ver.16. I keep them because sometimes I get data sent to me from other relatives that are not in gedcom format but a backup copy of their file.
All programs do the job, but one should follow the instructions in each.
I have found that FTM has one irritating issue that gets overlooked by many users - the whole name is typed in one line.
If there is no surname entered for a woman and no double backslash \\ added after her given name, (eg. Anna Elisabeth\\) a gedcom of this data imported into another program will result in Elisabeth showing up as the Surname. So keep an eye on this.
I also switched to Legacy only because Family Origin didn't publish anymore
then Roots Magic was suppose to be the
same. Wrong!!! So after reading about
Legacy I decided to try it and I love it. I
would recommend to anyone. I use the
deluxe version only because there are a
few little things better than the free one.
From: "Rose Ingram"
> There has been some discussion about the Legacy Genealogy program. I too
> switched several years ago to this program from the PAF program.
> You can read up on it and download the free standard version at
> Also note there is free training video you can view for beginners to
> Rose Ingram
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