Sunday, December 12, 2010

Review and Giveaway: Legacy Family Tree

My husband is really into family genealogy. Me, however, it's not my cup of tea. However, when I was offered the chance to review a database program that actually helps you create your family tree and research family history I jumped all over it! This is the perfect project for my husband.



The program is Legacy Family Tree and I'd like to share a little bit of information about it with you. Legacy Family Tree is a database program used to enter in your family information. It can also assist you with sourcing, charting, and some research guidance as well. It is not, however, a research program in and of itself. We have a free standard edition available which is a full functioning program that does not expire. It offers the base program which will let the beginner get started in entering family information. The deluxe program unlocks 98 advanced features such as charts, calculators, wizards, and mapping!

My Take: I was given the opportunity to try out the Legacy Family Tree Deluxe Edition download version. And believe me it is deluxe! This is the most comprehensive family tree system I have ever seen! It does everything! First, it was really simple to download and only took a few minutes to install. You're immediately taken to a starting page that gives you four options on how to start (see below):


I chose just starting because I have never used anything like this before and I am a complete novice. So I got this next screen where you begin to enter your information:

I began to fill in my information but quickly realized that I was in over my head. This is some pretty detailed stuff. It's easy to fill but I wasn't sure of the correct formatting of the information. So I'm not sure if you can read it, but I have the arrow pointing at a box that says, "watch legacy tour". This is a great powerpoint tutorial that takes you through all the basics of getting started with Legacy! It's super awesome and very detailed. I learned a lot! If you want to see what the tour/tutorial looks like before you purchase the program then head to the Legacy Home page and click on video tour.

I'm simply loving this program. I know my husband will too! I've played around with it a little bit but it is so extensive I've only tried a few things. This program is so loaded with additions it would take me forever to list them all. However, if you would like to check them out for yourself then go HERE.

Buy it: You can purchase the Legacy Family Tree Deluxe Download for $29.95 HERE. Right now they are hosting a holiday deal where you can get the Deluxe download for $19.95! Can't beat that price. However, if you don't want to pay, you can download the free version HERE. There is also a comparison chart to let you know what features you won't get.



Win it: One lucky reader is going to win their very own copy of the Legacy Family Tree Deluxe edition download version (the same one I received). This giveaway will begin on Dec. 12 and end on Dec. 28. It is open WORLDWIDE! The winner will be chosen via random.org and notified by email. They will then have 48 hrs to respond before another winner is chosen. Just leave a comment to enter.

Mandatory Entry: Visit the Legacy store and tell me what other product you would like to try.

additional Entries (leave a comment for each entry):
  • Follow Legacy Family on Facebook
  • Follow Legacy Family on Twitter
  • Tweet this giveaway using the retweet widget and leave link
  • Enter another one of my giveaways (1 entry per giveaway)
  • Subscribe to Mommy's Free Time
Remember: please leave a way to contact you in your entry. also please be sure to complete the mandatory entry or all other entries are void. GOOD LUCK!

Disclosure: I was provided this program at no charge in exchange for a fair and honest review. The ideas and opinions expressed are my own. I was not paid nor compensated in any other way.

18 comments:

  1. I also like the pocket geneologist.

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  2. i like to try the 2" Magnabrite Magnifier (51mm)

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  3. following Legacy Family on fb
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  4. following legacy family on twitter
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  6. email subscriber
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  7. i would love to get the 2.5" Magnabrite Magnifier (64mm) with Round Oak Wood Base
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  8. Legacy 7.0 Deluxe Bundle is nice

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  9. I would like to try the Centennia Historical Atlas Software

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  10. email subscriber

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  17. The Legacy Charting Companion would be nice to have as well
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  18. I subscribe via email
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