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Using Legacy with Specialized Studies - Legacy is for more than your family history - Digital Download

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Specialized studies take many forms – whether it is a one-name (surname) study, a one-place (location) study, or a cemetery, church or school survey. These projects often have us “reinventing the wheel” as we try to come up with a method for entering and using our data. Why reinvent the wheel when you can use Legacy? Join Tessa Keough as she shows you how she uses Legacy for more than her family history. We will discuss some tips and suggestions for using Legacy's well-known and lesser-known features with your specialized studies and projects. Whether you are simply thinking about a project, have just gotten started, or are taking a second look at your approach and software, there will be something for everyone.

This class was presented to a live webinar (online seminar) audience on April 29, 2015. 1 hour 38 minutes. Plus 6 pages of handouts.

Viewers' comments:
  • Always great to be able to learn how to use your software more efficiently and even for some new projects. Thanks so much for this wealth of information.
  • Always love listening to Tessa & learning more tips on using Legacy. She is such a clear communicator and good teacher.
  • Amazing tools for working with our local Historical Society needs. Thank you once again for an amazing presentation.
  • As a person with ADD, who is "organizationally - challenged" SOOOOO many wonderful ideas!! I even stopped mid-webinar to call a friend to tell her how wonderful this webinar is for EVERYone -- not just Legacy users!! FANTASTIC tips !!! Cannot wait to start implementing !!! So motivating !!! THANKS !!!!
  • Best combination of in depth with great presentation materials. This is one that I'm going to have to watch several times to pull everything out of it. Like having a great Rib Roast -- first slice is easy, but to get to all of it, you've got to gnaw on the bones!!
  • Enjoyed the tutorial on Legacy. More facets of the program than I was aware of. Thanks!
  • Excellent speaker; loads of information. A must-rewatch!
  • Excellent! I learned quite a few things I didn't know andgot information on some helpful sites as well as the Legacy Users Group on Google Plus.
  • Excellent. So very much food for thought! Will be accessing the webinar recording to revisit some points.
  • Extremely informative, not just about Legacy but about One-Name and One-Place Studies too.
  • FANTASTIC! She's as good as you, Geoff. You two now share top honors for the presenters I've learned the most from!
  • Great demonstration of the use of Legacy from a most knowledgeable presenter.
  • Great learning session today; looking forward to the next webinar.
  • Great webinar!!!! Covered a LOT of material clearly and succinctly.
  • Great webinar. Not only learned more about doing my family research, but how I can add more to it by doing a project.
  • I always get some highly useful tip from every webinar -- like Secrets of a Chef, except for genealogy. Today was no exception.
  • I am really glad I didn't miss this one. My mind is swimming with ideas for projects! Am thinking how some special projects could enhance expressing what I've uncovered in my research. What fun! Thanks for a great webinar, looking forward to the next time Tessa is here.
  • I really enjoyed Tessa! She has convinced me to give the Legacy software a try!
  • I received Legacy as a gift and I was a bit in the dark with it but Tessa's webinar was extremely helpful for my ONS and OPS.
  • I was not aware of "specialized studies" when I saw the opportunity for this class. Thank you for the new knowledge. I am looking forward to trying it out.
  • Lots of good information. A different way to look at genealogy altogether. :) And her enthusiasm is infectious!!
  • Loved the continuing monitoring of the chat box questions/comments so we can get responses instantly while listening to the main presenter. Thank you!
  • Makes me even happier that I chose Legacy several years ago for my genealogy work.
  • Out-of-the-mainstream topic, and the presentation was very useful. Will listen again to be sure to catch everything!
  • Super presenter! Excellent use of powerpoint and extremely well-spoken! GREAT JOB!!
  • Tessa covered so much in this webinar which was full of helpful hints and ideas for using Legacy to support one place, one name studies etc. Great organisational tips too which should be compulsory viewing for anyone doing genealogy.
  • Tessa gets a 5++++ Absolutely outstanding. She covered so much ground yet so easy to listen to her and understand what she was explaining. We look forward to all future webinars or presentations we can attend.
  • Tessa provided such a wealth of information to us and her syllabus is especially thorough.
  • the presenter s EXCELLENT! Although I don't use Legacy yet, just watching the ease of it's use and options today verifies my plan to purchase. Thanks
  • Well prepared, knowledgeable & clear communicator. Thank you.
  • What an interesting session!! Never realized all the research that can be done in relation to genealogy.
  • Wonderful! I have learned so many new options for my work. Thanks for providing this great presentation.
  • Wow! This was great! Thanks and I am looking forward to the next one by Tessa and Legacy Staff in June.
  • WOW, WOW, WOW! Love her tips - and so much information. Will definitely have to view this one again!

About the author:

Tessa Keough is a genealogist in transition (read – this is not her day job but she wishes it was!). She takes advantage of 21st century technology to work on her own family history as well as engage in specialized projects. These projects include a one-place study of her grandfather’s native community of Plate Cove East, Newfoundland, and a one-name study of her Keough surname.

Seeing a need for an online users’ group for her favorite genealogy software, Tessa set up the Legacy Virtual Users’ Group Community on Google+. With three of her fellow genealogists, she co-hosts monthly hangouts-on-air presentations, provides tips, and moderates the member posts at the LVUG Community which boasts 760 members. For the past two years Tessa has served as the USA West Regional Representative for the Guild of One-Name Studies. In April 2014 she took on the post of USA National Representative for the Guild and serves as the Guild’s delegate member to the Federated Genealogical Society (FGS). She moderates the Guild’s Google+ Community and co-hosts the Guild’s North American monthly hangouts-on-air. Tessa blogs on her personal blogs, is a contributing blogger to Worldwide Genealogy, and is part of the 5-member interview team for the May I Introduce To You feature at Geneabloggers. Tessa is doing her best to spread the word about surname and location studies as a fascinating and fun way to connect to your larger family history story, your extended relatives, and your fellow genealogists.

n case you did not notice, Tessa is a huge fan of Google+ and YouTube and an even bigger fan of giving back to the genealogy and family history community. Her volunteer efforts landed her on Lisa Louise Cooke’s Social Media Mavericks: 40 to follow list in Family Tree Magazine’s March/April 2014 edition for TessaWatch (her YouTube channel with 120 short and not-so-short video tutorials).

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