Legacy Family Tree is one of the worlds most popular genealogy programs, having been around for 20 years now, and it has dedicated users from all around the globe.

Legacy Family Tree continues its tradition as one of the leading players in the genealogy software market with the recent release of version 9. While keeping the same base format which current users of the program love, and improving on that with a number of new features. It is still an easy enough program to take home and get started straight away, while still having enough extra features for those who wish to explore it more.

So just what are the new features you’ll find in Legacy Family Tree 9?

The big new features of this program are:

Hinting: Legacy 9 sifts through billions of records from the key websites – FindMyPast, FamilySearch, GenealogyBank, and MyHeritage – for new information, pictures, and stories of your ancestors. As you add to your tree, Legacy 9 begins the search – automatically!

FindAGrave.com Searching: One‐click access to your ancestor’s Find A Grave memorial. Create a list of people in your tree with or without Find A Grave IDs.

Online Backup: You’ll never worry about losing your data again. In addition to backing up to your hard drive, a thumb drive, or a DVD, you can now backup your Legacy to the Legacy Cloud. It also makes transferring to a new computer a breeze.

Stories: Preserve the stories of your ancestors or stories of your own. The new Stories tool lets you record, organize and print multiple stories for any of your ancestors.

Reports and Charts: See trends in your ancestors’ medical history with the new Cause of Death charts. Expand your genetic genealogy tools with the new X‐DNA color schemes. Get everyone involved at your next reunion or family gathering with Family Tree BINGO – play with cards of your ancestors, descendants, or a mixture. You can also now see your tree at a glance in the Family Dictionary.

Hashtags: Create unlimited hashtags to describe your ancestors. Then search for or print a report of everyone who shares that hashtag. You’re no longer limited to 9 tags. Call them anything you want – #civilwar #DNAtested #farmer #ProvenAncestor #BrownHair

Compare 2 People: Researching two same‐named individuals? Having difficulty differentiating two John Smiths in the same place? The new Chronology Comparison report puts them side‐by‐side, color codes their similarities and differences, and helps you determine if they could be the same person.

Colour Coding: Legacy’s popular color‐coding system has been expanded. Now enjoy the ancestor color coding in both the Index View and Name List, making it simple to know what part of your tree you are looking at.

And dozens of other enhancements: Digital pictures are now auto‐sorted by date. View all 9 tags in the Name List. Two additional custom toolbar buttons, and much more …


This short video gives a quick overview of these new features.

For more detailed information on Legacy Family Tree 9 click here.

We hope to have information on Australian price and availability on Legacy 9 soon, and will mention it on our www.gould.com.au website, and here as soon as we do.

However if you’d like to buy Legacy 9, or Legacy 9 Upgrade now, you can do so from Legacy directly. Simply click here, and then look for the “SHOP” button on the top bar. Remember prices are in US dollars.

If you’re new to Legacy, and you like to try it out, you can do so by downloading the Legacy 9 Standard edition for free, click here.