Legacy Sources

What is this?
This program will read a Legacy database and produce a report specifying if source information is available and the quality of the source information.  You have the ability to specify who and what will be analyzed.  You can analyze everyone in your Legacy database or you can use the Legacy tags to specify that a subset of the population is analyzed.  You can have the sources for the following analyzed: Name, Birth date and place, Christening date and place, Death date and place, Burial date and place, Relationship to father, Relationship to mother and Marriage date and place.  The program will check to see if the information exists.  If it doesn't, it will be flagged.  If it does, a check of the quality of the source will be done.  The quality check entails verifying that 'Source Text', 'Comments' and/or 'Multimedia' were entered for the source.  Four reports are created.  The first is for individuals who have missing data and/sources.  The second is individuals whose sources all passed the quality tests.  The third report is a list of marriages that have missing data or sources.  The final report is marriages that passed the quality tests.  Any of the reports can be printed.  The data in the reports can be exported to a CSV file that can be used in a spread sheet program.
  1. Download the attached zip file.
  2. Unload the three files into the same folder. It can be any folder but it must be the same one.  The files are:
    • LegacySource.exe (program)
    • LegacySource.HelpText.txt (Help index)
    • LegacySource.HelpText.rtf (Help text)
You can execute the program with Legacy opened or closed. 

The LegacySource.HelpText.rtf is a Rich Text Format file. It is what is displayed if you use any of the 'Help' buttons. You can also import it into your word processor and print it.

Paul Romanowicz,
Feb 24, 2010, 4:12 AM