Thursday, January 28, 2016

Rootstech Streaming Schedule

The streaming schedule for Rootstech 2016 has been released. Several sessions, including the general keynote sessions on Thursday and Saturday will be streamed live. 

After the conference, these recordings will be available on the website for a limited time.

See the streaming schedule here for times, session titles, and presenter names.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Legacy Family Tree Resources

I have received a lot of questions in the last couple of weeks as to where to find information on Legacy Family Tree. Below are a few:

Start with the homepage -

There are a number of great training videos available at, some are free, most require the purchase of the CD's. I have found them well worth the price. (A secret – attend one of the webinars and these are often given away as door prizes and offer a 10% - 20% discount at the Legacy store.)

Speaking of webinars, checkout the Legacy webinars at, these are great and all are free if you register and attend during the actual presentation. Quite a few of them remain free, while most require a Webinar subscription, $49.95 annual or $9.95 monthly. Nice to be able to watch whenever you want to.

Overall information on how to use Legacy can be found at  

The support page,, offers a large number of categories to chose from:

Legacy News is also a good place to keep an eye on, check

Legacy also has its own Facebook page,

However, the best kept secret, and what I find to be a great resource for up-to-date information and fantastic assistance, is the Legacy User Group Facebook page,

Of course, don't forget about your local Legacy User Group, a list of them can be found at

Here in Mesa, we meet every second Thursday, at 6pm to 8pm (or whenever), at the LDS Chapel, 1415 E.Southern Ave. To get on our contact list send me an email and we will put you in the loop.

Monday, January 11, 2016

Legacy Family Tree User Group Meeting

The Mesa Legacy Family Tree User Group will be having their regularly scheduled meeting this Thursday at 6 pm. The meeting will be at is usual location, the LDS Chapel at 1415 E. Southern Ave

The main topic this month will be creating a new Legacy file from another source. e.g. Family Tree Maker.  

If you are a Family Tree Maker user considering Legacy this will  be a good meeting for you.

Questions, contact Richard Young at

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Mesa Family History Conferences

The Mesa AZ FamilySearch Library has announced  two Family History Conferences coming up in February and March, 2016.  

The first conference will be held on Saturday, February 20, at the Red Mountain Institute building on the Maricopa Community College Red Mountain campus.  This facility is located near the 202 and McKellips Road, at 7126 E McKellips Road, Mesa.  

The second conference will be held on Saturday, March 12, at the Peoria LDS Stake Center on 12951 North 83rd Avenue in Peoria.  

Both conferences will offer classes from morning through late afternoon.  Lunches may be purchased.  

Registration for both conferences will begin on Friday, January 15, 2016, at