The search screen is reached by clicking the Search icon on the main view or the Search icon on the Name List. You can also choose Find from the Search tab on the Ribbon bar. Click the Miscellaneous tab.
Dealing with the Current Individual:
Focus Group: Finds the contents of the current Focus Group. Click View / Focus Group to choose the group.
Oldest direct-line generation: Finds all the individuals who are in the oldest ancestor generation. This could be one person or many. For example, if the ancestors go back 10 generations and there are five individuals in that generation, those five will be found. If it goes back 11 generations and there is only one person, that individual will be the only person found.
Youngest direct-line generation: Finds all the individuals who are in the youngest descendant generation.
Direct-line ancestors with no parents: Finds all the ancestors of the current individual who have no mother and father linked to them. In other words, the ends of all the ancestor lines.
Direct-line descendants with no children: Finds all the descendants of the current individual who do not have any children. In other words, the ends of all the descendant lines.
Dealing with the Entire Family File:
Linked Individuals with no children: Finds all individuals who are linked to someone else, either a spouse or a parent, but have no children linked to them.
Linked Individuals with no parents: Finds all individuals who are linked to someone else, either a spouse or a child, but have no parent linked to them.
Unlinked Individuals: Finds all individuals who are not linked to anyone.
Individuals who are (or have been) married: Finds all individuals who have one or more spouse.
Individuals with an unknown spouse: Finds all individuals who have a spouse that is unknown.
Individuals with multiple spouses: Finds all individuals who have more than one spouse.
Individuals with multiple parents: Finds all individuals who have more than one set of parents linked to them
All Records with an individual tag # of x: Finds all individuals who are tagged on a given level.
All Records with bad dates: Finds all individuals who have an unrecognized date anywhere in their information. (These can happen from ignored warning and imports.)
Start the search.
One at a Time
To display the records one at a time, click Find First. Legacy will find the first person matching the search criteria and display that individual on the screen in the current Family or Pedigree View. You can then press F3 to move to the next person matching the search. Shift-F3 moves backwards though the group.
Creating a List
To create a list containing all the individuals who match the search criteria, click Create List. If you are creating a list, you can either begin a new list, add to an existing list or search a previously created search result group.
Clear Search List before this search: This option clears any existing search list before doing the current search. The resulting search list will only contain the people from the current search.
Add results to existing Search List: Any previous search list is kept and the current search results are added to it. This way you can combine two or more subsets of people into one list.
Other types of searches are:
Query By Example