Legacy 3.0 Software Review

By Allison Dolan Premium

The key to the newest Legacy Family Tree software is in the numbers. Legacy 3.0 is a 32-bit program, which means (computer lingo aside) that it runs faster, but you’ll need a Pentium processor and Windows 95 or higher to use it. In all, version 3.0 of Millennia Corp.’s easy-to-use software includes 50 new features and enhancements, such as:

Speed — publish Web pages, import GEDCOM files, create tags and calculate relationships faster

To Do List — allows you to sort and keep track of your research tasks

Quick Bookmarks — jump easily to key individuals in your file

Photos — scan and crop photos from within Legacy

Improved Internet support — one-click button to access online functions

Expanded notes — include up to 1 million characters (potentially hundreds of pages) in each field

Events — add addresses and notes to births, deaths, christenings, burials and marriages

Legacy 3.0 also adds global search and replace, support for European alphabets, spell-checking for all note fields and descendant narrative reports.

One thing that hasn’t changed is the software’s price: $49.95 (or $24.95 for an upgrade). If you’d like to try before you buy, you can download a free demo version at <>. (For a comparison of Legacy 2.0 and eight other Windows genealogy programs, see the June issue of Family Tree Magazine.)

From the August 2000 issue of Family Tree Magazine