Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Spring 2019 TCCC Genealogy Classes

If you live in the Tri-State area (GA/NC/TN) and are looking for some genealogy education opportunities look no further than my genealogy classes during the Spring 2019 semester at Tri-County Community College. You can get more information or register for these classes by calling Lisa Long at 828-835-4241. I hope to see you all next semester. 

Tuesday Night Classes

DNA 101 – The Foundations of Genetic Genealogy
A basic introduction to genetic genealogy and how it can be used in combination with traditional genealogical research. The course includes introductions to Y-DNA, mitochondrial DNA, and autosomal DNA testing, how each of these types of DNA is inherited, who you should have tested, where you should purchase these tests, and how these tests can be used for genealogical research. This course is a prerequisite for advanced genetic genealogy classes. 10 hrs. (4 nights).
Instructor: Van Horn                        Min: 8
January 22 – February 12              T
6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.                      $35

AncestryDNA
You’ve seen the ads on television. You may have even purchased a kit from them. Learn more about the test you took and the results you received from the most popular DNA testing company in the world. This genetic genealogy course is a must. 10 hrs. (4 nights).
Instructor: Van Horn                        Min: 8
February 19 – March 12                 T
6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.                      $35

Researching Your DNA on the GEDmatch/FTDNA websites
What is the next step in your genetic genealogy research after you have finished your work at AncestryDNA? Next logical steps are uploading your results to GEDmatch and FTDNA, and both DNA websites can be intimidating. In this course, we will start at the beginning and look at some of its basic, but very important tools that genealogists can utilize in their research. 7.5 hrs. (3 nights).
Instructor: Van Horn                        Min: 8
March 19 – April 2                            T
6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.                      $25

Advanced DNA Analysis
This course will introduce some advanced techniques used by genetic genealogists including the use of triangulated groups, chromosome mapping, visual phasing, and phasing. Will introduce third-party tools and examine how to analyze complex questions with DNA. 7.5 hrs. (3 nights).
Instructor: Van Horn                        Min: 8
April 9 – April 23                               T
6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.                      $25




Thursday Night Classes

NEW  Stories in Stone
Ever wonder what various gravestone symbols mean? Is everything "set in stone" completely accurate? Larry will walk you through cemeteries with tips on how to use cemetery and associated records in your genealogy quest. 5 hrs. (2 nights)
Instructor: Van Horn                        Min: 8
January 24 – January 31                TH
6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.                      $20

NEW  Researching Your Civil War Ancestors
The American Civil War, fought from 1861-1865, affected nearly every man, woman, and child living in the United States. Almost 3.5 million soldiers are believed to have been involved. Given the dramatic impact of this conflict, if your ancestors lived in the United States during this time, it is likely that you'll find at least one Civil War soldier in your family tree. Locating a Civil War ancestor, whether it is a direct ancestor or a collateral relative, can provide another source of information on your family tree. This course will help you start your Civil War research journey. 5 hrs. (2 nights)
Instructor: Van Horn                        Min: 8
February 7 – February 14               TH
6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.                      $20

NEW  Researching Your Revolutionary War Ancestors
The American Revolutionary War was fought from 1775-1783 and took place in all of the original thirteen states, Florida, Western Frontier, Canada, Caribbean, and even England. During the war, there were many records that make tracking down your Revolutionary War ancestor possible. So where do you start when you are trying to find your Revolutionary War hero? This class will set you on the right path. 5 hrs. (2 nights)
Instructor: Van Horn                        Min: 8
February 21 – February 28            TH
6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.                      $20

NEW  They Came in Ships
The history of this country is filled with stories of immigrants, which, for many of us, means that our individual family histories are also filled with them. Many will find tracing these immigrant ancestors tricky or even frustrating. There’s just something about crossing the big, wide ocean that makes their trail grow a little fainter, a little harder to follow. This genealogy course may help you follow their footsteps back to the old country. 5 hrs. (2 nights)
Instructor: Van Horn                        Min: 8
March 7– March 14                          TH
6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.                      $20

NEW  Researching Your Family History on the Internet
The Internet offers a wonderful array of databases, records, and other resources for researching your family tree online. Knowing how and where to search online is a must for any genealogist using the Internet. This course will teach you how to search like a pro, find genealogy databases, and discover your family history on the Web at some of the top Internet sites. While our beginner genealogy class is not required to take this course, a basic understanding of genealogy research principles is strongly recommended. Register early since seating in this class is limited. 15 hrs. (6 nights)
Instructor: Van Horn                        Min: 8
March 21 - April 25                          TH
6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.                      $50

Classes are subject to change and/or cancellation based on student registrations. Watch this blog or the WNC Mountains Genealogy Friends Facebook group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/1842265692720098/) for any late date changes.





Thursday, October 11, 2018

The Genetics of Cousin Marriage

It’s conventional wisdom that procreation between first cousins is unhealthy. But what are the actual genetic risks?

Learn more in this article by James MacDonald at https://daily.jstor.org/the-genetics-of-cousin-marriage/

County Lines on Google Maps

Google Maps doesn’t show county boundaries, so Randy Majors has created a new tool to display them. The tool is simple to use. Simply enter a place name and then click “GO.” The normal Google Map commands of Plus (+) and MINUS (-) can be used to zoom in and out on the displayed map. You can see all county lines on Google Maps anywhere in the U.S., U.K., Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and Switzerland. You can get more details at 

https://www.randymajors.com/p/countygmap.html

You Can’t Call the Mormons “Mormons” Anymore

I can't pass this one up. Courtesy of the Dick Eastman newsletter, the president of the Mormon church states he wants members, the media and others to use the faith’s full name, saying nicknames are “a major victory for Satan.” Russell M. Nelson said the church’s name “is not negotiable.”

The name of the religion based in Salt Lake City is now officially The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. All future references to the church, including its millions of genealogy records and its genealogy library in Salt Lake City, should use the full name: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Details may be found at: http://bit.ly/2PlmKJf.

Another Wierd and Unusual Obituaries - Rick Stein

Many thanks to Dick Eastman and his newsletter for another weird, wild and wacky obit. Disclaimer: It is long but is well worth the read.

Rick Stein

Wilmington - Rick Stein, 71, of Wilmington was reported missing and presumed dead on September 27, 2018 when investigators say the single-engine plane he was piloting, The Northrop, suddenly lost communication with air traffic control and disappeared over the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Rehoboth Beach. Philadelphia police confirm Stein had been a patient at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital where he was being treated for a rare form of cancer. Hospital spokesman Walter Heisenberg says doctors from Stein's surgical team went to visit him on rounds when they discovered his room was empty. Security footage shows Stein leaving the building at approximately 3:30 Thursday afternoon, but then the video feed mysteriously cuts off. Authorities say they believe Stein took an Uber to the Philadelphia airport where they assume he somehow gained access to the aircraft.

"The sea was angry that day," said NTSB lead investigator Greg Fields in a press conference. "We have no idea where Mr. Stein may be, but any hope for a rescue is unlikely."

Stein's location isn't the only mystery. It seems no one in his life knew his exact occupation. 

His daughter, Alex Walsh of Wilmington appeared shocked by the news. "My dad couldn't even fly a plane. He owned restaurants in Boulder, Colorado and knew every answer on Jeopardy. He did the New York Times crossword in pen. I talked to him that day and he told me he was going out to get some grappa. All he ever wanted was a glass of grappa."

Stein's brother, Jim echoed similar confusion. "Rick and I owned Stuart Kingston Galleries together. He was a jeweler and oriental rug dealer, not a pilot." Meanwhile, Missel Leddington of Charlottesville claimed her brother was a cartoonist and freelance television critic for the New Yorker.

David Walsh, Stein's son-in-law, said he was certain Stein was a political satirist for the Huffington Post while grandsons Drake and Sam said they believed Stein wrote an internet sports column for ESPN covering Duke basketball, FC Barcelona soccer, the Denver Broncos and the Tour de France. Stein's granddaughter Evangeline claims he was a YouTube sensation who had just signed a seven-figure deal with Netflix.

When told of his uncle's disappearance, Edward Stein said he was baffled since he believed Stein worked as a trail guide in Rocky Mountain National Park. "He took me on a hike up the Lily Peak Trail back in the 90s. He knew every berry, bush and tree on that trail." Nephew James Stein of Los Angeles claimed his uncle was an A&R consultant for Bad Boy records and ran a chain of legal recreational marijuana dispensaries in Colorado called Casablunta. Niece Courtney Stein, a former Hollywood agent, said her uncle had worked as a contributing writer for Seinfeld and Curb Your Enthusiasm and was currently consulting on a new series with Larry David.

People who knew Stein have reported his occupation as everything from gourmet chef and sommelier to botanist, electrician, mechanic and even spy novelist. Police say the volume of contradictory information will make it nearly impossible to pinpoint Stein's exact location. 

In fact, the only person who might be able to answer the question, who is the real Rick Stein is his wife and constant companion for the past 14 years, Susan Stein. Detectives say they were unable to interview Mrs. Stein, however neighbors say they witnessed her leaving the home the couple shared wearing dark sunglasses and a fedora, loading multiple suitcases into her car. FAA records show she purchased a pair of one-way tickets to Rome which was Mr. Stein's favorite city. An anonymous source with the airline reports the name used to book the other ticket was Juan Morefore DeRoad, which, according to the FBI, was an alias Stein used for many years.

That is one story.

Another story is that Rick never left the hospital and died peacefully with his wife and his daughter holding tightly to his hands.

You can choose which version you want to believe or share your own story about Rick with us at the Greenville Country Club on Friday, November 9, 2018 from 3:00-6:00pm.

For online condolences, please visit www.chandlerfuneralhome.com.



Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Fall 2018 TCCC Genealogy Class Schedule

If you live in the Tri-State area and are looking for some genealogy education opportunities look no further than my genealogy classes this Fall at Tri-County Community College. You can get more information or register for these classes by calling Lisa Long at 835-4241.

I hope to see you all this fall.

Genealogy - Legacy Genealogy Software for Beginners

You can do genealogy on paper. That is how it used to be done until only a few decades ago. But if you are researching your family history and not using genealogy software, you’re crazy to do it without. This genealogy class is an introductory course teaching the fundamentals of the Legacy 9, the gold standard of genealogy computer software. It will include instruction on the program menus, basic data entry, importing and exporting projects, SourceWriter, hashtags and other features available in Legacy 9. This course is a prerequisite to take any of the advanced Legacy courses offered at TCCC. 15 hrs. (6 weeks)

August 21-September 25    Tuesday 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. $45

Genealogy - Advanced Legacy Genealogy Software

This genealogy computer class will explore some of the advanced feature sets and research tools available in the world class genealogy software package. Completion of the Legacy Genealogy Software for Beginners is required to take this class. 17.5 hrs. (7 weeks)

October 2-November 15    Tuesday 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. $55

Genealogy – Searching for Your Ancestors

Who am I and where did I come from? It's that intriguing question that has made genealogy research one of America's most popular hobbies. But where does one begin such research? What resources exist? How can you prove that what you find is true and valid? How do you go beyond America's borders to find roots in other English speaking nations? Searching for your Ancestors offers the beginner and even experienced genealogists alike a fresh approach to genealogy research. Subjects cover the full gambit from organizing your research to exploring your family history using traditional and electronic research, social media, and the newest genealogy tool – DNA testing. Whether you are new to genealogy or have been family hunting since microfilm days, this premier genealogy course will assist you in researching your family in the 21st century. This is one class you won't regret taking regardless of your genealogy skill level. This course is a prerequisite for many of the advanced genealogy courses offered at TCCC. 32.5 hours (13 weeks)

August 23-November 15     Thursday 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. $80

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Clay County Genealogy Group Meeting

We have a change of location for the March Clay County Genealogy Group meeting.
We will be meeting at the LDS Family History Center in Peachtree, NC, on March 3 at 9:30 am. Marlene Bryan will be showing us what is available at the center. Bring your laptop and something for taking notes. Marlene's primary purpose is to acquaint us with what we can access at FamilySearch while at the center. She said there is also free access to Ancestry, My Heritage and Fold3 and several other sites. Come learn what resources are at our fingertips locally at the FHC.
The Family History Center is located at 656 Hwy 141 in Peachtree, NC, not too far down 141 from the light near the hospital and closed corner restaurant.
We hope to see you there.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

FamilySearch Free Sign-in Offers Greater Subscriber Experiences and Benefits

From the FamilySearch blog

Beginning December 13, 2017, patrons visiting FamilySearch.org will see a prompt to register for a free FamilySearch account or to sign in to their existing account to continue enjoying all the free expanded benefits FamilySearch has to offer.  Since its launch in 1999, FamilySearch has added millions of users, billions of various historical records, and many fun, new features like Family Tree, Memories, mobile apps, digital books, and dynamic help. In order to accommodate continued growth of these and future free services, FamilySearch must assure all its partners that its content is offered in a safe and secure online environment.  Patrons creating a free account and signing in fulfills that need.

Patron sign in will also enable FamilySearch to satisfy the ongoing need for user authentication. This authentication can deliver rich, personalized discovery, collaboration, and help experiences. Simply put, signed-in visitors can access more searchable content and enjoy more personalized services.
“A large percentage of our current site visitors are not benefiting from much of what FamilySearch has to offer because they don’t realize the need to simply sign in with their free account to do so,” said Steve Rockwood, FamilySearch CEO. “They are basically arriving in the parking lot but not coming inside for the main event,” he said about website visitors who do not sign in.

FamilySearch is committed to patron privacy and does not share personal account information with any third party without a patron’s consent.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Tri County Community College Peachtree Spring 2018 Genealogy Classes

Here is a list of the genealogy classes that I will be teaching this spring on the TCCC Peachtree campus (Indigo building classroom).

The Tuesday night class will be a pure genealogy research class track. The Thursday night classes will emphasize genetic genealogy and DNA testing. Prices for these classes are "very: inexpensive $10-$30 each. So I hope to see a lot of folks signing up for classes.

You are welcome to get on the class interest list right now. Call Lisa Long at (828) 835-4241. Seating for these classes are limited to seats available in the Indigo classroom so get on the list before we max out or you will miss out. We had to limit one of our classes during the fall semester due to the class being at max capacity.

Tuesday Night Classes

New-The Secret Lives of Women - Researching Female Ancestors
How do you research the women in your family tree? In some respects, the same way you research men. To discover their lives, you also must consider what documents and items were left behind by women. Women historically have not produced as many records as their husbands, since women's suffrage largely did not exist until the twentieth century. In this course we look at the specific record trail women left for us to help uncover our hidden female ancestors. 5 hrs.
January 23-30  Tuesday    6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.   $15

New-Researching in Libraries and Archives/Onsite Research
Researching in federal and state archives, libraries, historical/genealogical societies, courthouses and other repositories can be intimidating to the genealogist. In this course you will discover unique records that await you in archives that may add to your ancestor's story and your genealogical research. 5 hrs.
February 6-13  Tuesday  6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.   $15

Google for the Genealogist
Google is the world's leading search engine. If you own a computer, you probably use Google multiple times a day in a variety of ways. If you are a genealogist you may not have realized that genealogy and Google go hand in hand, and it’s not just for ancestor searches. Google can be an incredibly important tool in your family history research toolbox. In this course we will explore the world of Google and what it has to offer the family historian. 10 hrs.
February 20 – March 13   Tuesday   6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.   $30

New-Using FANs and Other Techniques to Knock Down Genealogy Brick Walls
Chances are, if you have spent any time at all working to compile your family history, you have run into difficulty finding at least one elusive relative and maybe even several of them. Within the genealogy community this problem is commonly referred to as a "brick wall." Some of brick walls may seem impossible to solve so everyone needs a little help and encouragement from time to time to jump-start the research. This course will bring you the momentum you need to get your family history research back on track. 10 hrs.
March 20 – April 10   Tuesday   6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.    $30

New-Researching Your Georgia Ancestors
The Peach State has a long and colorful history, making it an ideal state in which to conduct genealogy research. There are many historical and genealogical records available for Georgia, but you need to know where to look to find them. In this class you will learn where to find the records, repositories and the resources that will help you document that elusive Georgia ancestor. 2.5 hrs.
April 17   Tuesday   6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.   $10

New-Researching Your North Carolina Ancestors
Need help in finding your elusive North Carolina ancestors? In this class you will learn about research strategies you can use to document your NC colonial and state family history. Discover where to find the records, repositories and the resources you need to find that elusive Tar Heel family. 2.5 hrs.
April 24   Tuesday   6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.   $10


Thursday Night Classes


New - DNA 101 – The Foundations of Genetic Genealogy
A basic introduction to genetic genealogy and how it can be used in combination with traditional genealogical research. Course includes introductions to Y-DNA, mitochondrial DNA, and autosomal DNA testing, how each of these types of DNA are inherited, who you should have tested, where you should purchase these tests, and how these tests can be used for genealogical research. This course is a prerequisite for advanced genetic genealogy classes. 10 hrs.
January 25 – February 15   Thursday   6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.    $30

New- AncestryDNA
You’ve seen the ads on television. You may have even purchased a kit from them. Learn more about the test you took and the results you received from the most popular DNA testing company in the world? Then this genetic genealogy course is a must. 10 hrs.
February 22 – March 15   Thursday   6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.   $30

New - Researching Your DNA on the GEDmatch/FTDNA websites
What is the next step in your genetic genealogy research after you have finished your work at AncestryDNA? Next logical steps are uploading your results to GEDmatch and FTDNA, and both DNA websites can be intimidating. In this course we will start at the beginning and look at some of its basic, but very important tools that genealogists can utilize in their research. 7.5 hrs.
March 22 – April 5   Thursday   6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.   $25

New - Advanced DNA Analysis
This course will introduce some advanced techniques used by genetic genealogists including the use of triangulated groups, chromosome mapping, visual phasing, and phasing. Will introduce third party tools and examine how to analyze complex questions with DNA. 7.5 hrs.
April 12 – April 26   Thursday   6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.    $25


Thursday, September 14, 2017

Larry's Legacy Customized My Toolbar

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I have had several of my Legacy class students ask me to post up what toolbar buttons I use on the My Toolbar tab on the menu ribbon in my Legacy 9 program. Here is the list of tool buttons starting on the left and moving to the right.

1. Customize
2. Help
3, Back
4. Split Screen
5. Genealogy Bank
6. FamilySearch
7. Ancestry.com
8. Map Family
9. Calendar
10. To Do List
11. Relationship Calculator
12. Report Menu
13. Link to FTDNA website (User defined button)
14. Link to GedMatch website (User defined button)
15. DNA SS - link to DNA Spreadsheet for all my testers (User defined button)
16. Search
17. Census List
18. GenSmart Program (User defined button)
19. Research Guidance
20. Hashtag Search
21. Master List
22. Marriage List
23. Name List
24. Add Person
25. Master Locations
26. Master Sources
27. History
28. Search results
29. Search Internet
30. Find a Grave

The My Toolbar tab on the Ribbon bar can be customized to show only the tools you want to use.  There are 15 default tools shown when Legacy is first installed.  There are also many other buttons that can be added to the toolbar to take you directly to main features in the program.

To customize the toolbar:

1. Click on the small icon in the lower-right corner of the Shortcut Toolbar group.  You can also click the Design button in the upper-right corner of the ribbon and choose Toolbars > My Toolbar.

2. Add, remove, or move tools as desired.

3. Click OK when you are finished.

To remove a tool from the toolbar, drag it off the Main Toolbar in the top row and drop it somewhere on the background.  Any tools to the right will move in to fill the space.

To add a new tool to the toolbar, drag it from the Available Toolbar Buttons box and drop it at the position you want to place it.  As you drag a tool over the toolbar, a vertical line will appear to indicate where the tool will be inserted.  Any tools to the right will move over to make room.  

Note:  There is room for up to 40 tools on the bar.  If it is full, any insertion of another tool will cause the existing tool at the right end to be removed.  If the Customize Main Toolbar window is narrower than your Legacy screen, you can stretch it wider to match, thus giving you more room to display tools.  Your Legacy program window width and your screen resolution setting determine the total number of tools that can be seen on the main toolbar.

 To move a tool from one position to another, drag the tool from its current position to the new position within the top Main Toolbar.  The other tools will be moved to make room and fill the space.

To create a custom toolbar button that will launch any program or open any web page, scroll to the bottom of the Available Toolbar Buttons list and then right-click on either of the two Custom buttons at the end of the list.  See Custom Toolbar Button for instructions.

To put all the standard tools back on the toolbar in the default order, click the Reset Default button.

The following tools are available for use:

 Back - Moves back one entry in the History List.  
  History List - Displays the History List.  
  Forward - Moves forward one entry in the History List.  
  Name List - Displays the Name List.  
  Marriage List - Displays the Marriage List.  
Search - Displays the Search screen.  
 Search Results - Displays the current Search List.  
  Report Menu - Displays the Report Menu.   
  Last Report - Displays the Option screen for the last report produced.  
  Merge - Displays the Merge popup menu where you can choose Manual Merge, Find Duplicates or IntelliShare.  
 To-Do List - Displays the General To-Do List.  
 Internet - Displays the Internet popup menu where you can choose various web-related options.  
 Calendar - Displays the month and year calendars and the date calculator.  
 Exit Legacy - Exits Legacy  
 Split View - Opens another view of the current family file as asks if you would like to open a different family file.  
 Import - Opens the GEDCOM Import screen.  
 Export - Opens the GEDCOM Export screen.  
 Legacy Charting - Opens the charting program where you can create many different kinds of wall charts.  
 Ancestor Book - Opens the Ancestor Book Options screen.  
 Descendant Book - Opens the Descendant Book Options screen.  
 Descendant Narrative Book - Opens the Descendant Narrative Options screen.  
 Multiple Lines of Descendant Book - Opens the Multiple Lines of Descendant Options screen.  
 Move Next - Displays the next record in the current Search List.  
 Move Previous - Displays the previous record in the current Search List. 
Search and Replace - Displays the Search and Replace screen.  
 Help - Opens the Legacy Help System.  
 Master Sources - Opens the Master Source List.  
 Master Locations - Opens the Master Location List.  
 Relationship Calculator - Displays the Relationship Calculator.  
 Search the Internet - Opens the Search the Internet screen.  
 Open a Family File - Prompts for a new family file to open.  
 Master Lists - Opens a popup menu containing all the master lists in Legacy.  
 Backup File - Starts a backup process by prompting for a file name for saving.  
 Set Colors - Opens the Colors tab on the Customize screen.  
 Ancestry.com - Opens the Ancestry.com web site in a browser window.  
 MyTrees.com - Opens the MyTrees.com web site in a browser window.  
 Family Group - Opens the Report Menu to the Family tab.  
 Desc Chart - Opens the Report Menu to the Descendant tab.  
 Pedigree Chart - Opens the Report Menu to the Pedigree tab.  
 Individual Report - Opens the Report Menu to the Individual tab.  
 Timeline Report - Opens the Report Menu to the Timeline tab.  
 Ancestor Chart - Opens the Report Menu to the Ancestor tab.  
 Picture Center - Opens the Picture Center where you can assign media files to individuals. 
 Publishing Center - Opens the Publishing Center where you can create books by combining many different reports.  
 Create CD - Opens Charting Companion where you can create a shareable CD.  
 GenealogyBank - Opens the GenealogyBank.com web site in a browser window.  
 Add Person - Pops up a submenu where you can add spouses, parents, children, or unlinked individuals.  
 Startup Family - Takes you to the starting individual in your family file (usually you).  
 Map Family - Starts the Map My Family screen to plot all the locations for the current person's family.  
 FamilySearch - Takes you to the FamilySearch Family Tree web site where you can search for family members.  
 FamilyLink - Opens the FamilyLink.com web site in a browser window.  
 General Information - Opens the General Information screen where you can see information concerning the current family file.  
 Census List - Opens the Census Search List where you can create a list of potential individuals who should be found in a particular census.  
 Customize - Opens the Customize Legacy section where you can make many types of changes to the program interface and appearance.  
 Research Guidance - Helps you locate records that may contain information about your ancestors.  
 Custom Button 1 - You can setup this button to launch any program or open any web page  Custom Button 2 - You can setup this button to launch any program or open any web page Custom Button 3 - You can setup this button to launch any program or open any web page
Custom Button 4 - You can setup this button to launch any program or open any web page Stories - Opens the list of Stories for the current person.  
 FindAGrave - Opens the FindAGrave.com web site in a browser.  
 Hashtag Search - Lets you search for groups of people with the same hashtags.  
 Chronology Comparison - Lets you compare two different individual's life events.