Genesis is an advanced yet user-friendly software solution developed to offer you an easy means of accessing and working with the genealogy files created in Legacy, enabling you to browse through the contents of the database.
Following an installation period of a moderate length, you can launch the application and begin working with it. However, you need to make sure that you have Microsoft Access Database Engine on your system, otherwise it will be unable to view the database files.
First, you will need to select the database that you want to connect to, which can be either in ZIP format or a database that is being maintained on the current computer, using Legacy. You can browse through your PC and locate the file, choose the preferred FDB, then click the 'Connect' button.
In the main window of Genesis, you can 'Open' the database, then press on the 'Show List' button to view the contents of the file, namely all the people entered in the records, along with the birth and death date. The tool enables you to filter the results using a surname, so you can identify an individual faster.
Moreover, the 'Family Group' section enables you to view the details of a specific family, along with the 'Man' and 'Woman' names, various information about them (birth date and places, marriage date and location, children's names and birthday, etc). You can also display the 'Particulars' of a certain person, for instance the 'Parents' names, their census records or cause of death, if available, and other data. You can view their 'Family Tree', based on the details from the FDB file.
In conclusion, Genesis is an efficient and easy to handle program that aims to provide you with the ability to analyze Legacy database files in depth, and perform thorough genealogical studies of your family.