The Bottom Line
- Standard version is FREE - but doesn't include many of the best features
- Powerful merge options & split-screen views
- Frequent updates & added new features
- Requires add-on program for fancy charts
- Can't customize source citation templates
- No direct import from other programs - GEDCOM import/export only
- Easy-to-use, intuitive user interface.
- Import directly from PAF and Ancestral Quest files, as well as GEDCOM.
- Advanced source documentation options. Source Clipboard lets you assign sources with just one click.
- A large variety of report options, including all of the expected standard charts.
- Flexible merge capabilities make it easy to add other files without impacting database integrity.
- IntelliShare allows groups to coordinate their work and stay caught up on each other's changes.
- Record relationship between parent and child, as well as challenged and disproved relationships.
- Pictures, sounds, and video can be linked to events, master sources, and citation details.
- Easy Web page creation capabilities make it easy for beginners to put their family tree on the Web.
- If you need fancy wall charts then Legacy works hand-in-hand with add-on, Legacy Charting Companion.
Guide Review - Legacy Family Tree 6.0 Deluxe Edition
Along with a pretty comprehensive collection of charts and reports, Legacy's publishing features automate the process of creating a family Web page and also offer a fairly good Family History Book feature. The program also offers several unique capabilities, such as Location Notes for entering historical information about important places in your family's history, and custom Address Labels and Name Tags (complete with pictures or three-generation pedigree charts) - perfect for that next family reunion.
Legacy Family Tree is an extremely versatile, customizable and user-friendly tool for keeping track of every detail of your family tree research. Start with the free version to see if you like it. If you end up hooked, and find yourself missing a few features, the $29.95 Deluxe Version (download only) is well worth the price.