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Calendar


The Calendar window shows a month calendar and a date calculator.  These are available at any time by selecting the calendar button on the main toolbar.  The year of the calendar can range from 1700 to 2099.  It should be noted that these calendars are based on the Gregorian (or New Style) calendar we use today and are thus only accurate since its adoption, which ranged from 1582 to about 1752.

 
The Calendar is reached by clicking the Calendar icon on the View tab of the ribbon bar or from the Calendar icon on the Information or Marriage Information window.

  To check out the QuickTip video on Using Legacy's Calendar Tool, click here.

Month Calendar
The calendar displays one month at a time.  You can move to previous and later months by clicking the left and right arrows at the ends of the Month dropdown box.  You can also select a specific month by clicking the down arrow to the right of the dropdown box.

You can move to previous and later years by clicking the left and right arrows at the at the ends of the Year box.  Or, you can type in a desired year into the box.  

If you are editing a Date field when you pop up the calendar, you can select a date on the calendar, then automatically fill in the Dave field being edited by double-clicking on the calendar date you want, or by clicking the  Select Date button.

Date Calculator
The date calculator figures the difference between two dates, or calculates the beginning or ending date if you know one or the other along with an age.  

If you know a birth date and death date, enter them into the First and Second fields and click Calculate.  Legacy figures the number of years, months and days between the two dates.

If you have a death date and an age at death, (information that is commonly found on gravestones), enter them, leaving the First date empty, and click Calculate.  Legacy fills in the birth date in the First field.

If you know the birth date and age of a person, Legacy figures the death date.

Clicking the Select button returns the calculated date to the edited field.

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