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Missing Information Search

  The search screen is reached by clicking Find on the Search tab on the Ribbon bar and then clicking the Missing Information tab.  (It can also be reached by clicking the Search button on the Name or Search List.)

Select the checkboxes for the items to search on.  You can select as many as you want to.  In the How to combine the selected fields box in the lower-right corner you can indicate how to handle multiple selections.  Either ALL of the selected fields must be missing information for a match or Only ONE or more of the selected fields must be missing information for a match.

When you have selected the desired field and set the combine option, select one of the options below to begin the search:
You can search for individuals who are missing various pieces of information.  This will give you a list that you can use to go back and try to fill in the blanks.

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 create search result group.  
  • Clear 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 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.
  • Only search the Search List - This option causes Legacy to restrict its search to the existing search list.  For example, if the previously search list contains all the people born in Boston and you are now searching for all people that died of cancer, the result will be all the people who were born in Boston and died of cancer.

    Other types of searches are:
    Query By Example
    Detailed Searching
    Miscellaneous Searches
    Missing Sources


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