Monthly Archives: November, 2012

GEDCOM 2

Using GEDCOM in Ancestral Quest – Export Lets define our terms again. GEDCOM is GEnealogical Data COMmunication. It is a standard used to allow genealogical data to be moved between programs using different file formats. Since the data can move in two directions, there are two ways to look at GEDCOM: Import and Export. That’s why there are two icons for …

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GEDCOM 1

Using GEDCOM in Ancestral Quest – Import Lets define our terms. GEDCOM is GEnealogical Data COMmunication. It is a standard used to allow genealogical data to be moved between programs using different file formats. Peer Gynt (or was it Henrik Ibsen) said “Frem og tilbake er like langt. Inn og ut er like trangt.” (Back and forth are …

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Translating AQ 4

How to Translate Ancestral Quest Text OK, the first three translation articles covered the easy part. This is where it starts to get interesting. As before we begin by clicking on Tools > Language > Edit (Translate) Language File. Next we enter our Owner ID and Password. Don’t forget to update the Date of Last Changes field. When I click on Close, the Translate …

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OFSL AQ Standard Updated

Ogden FamilySearch Library AQ Standard Small Update – Big Difference This posting is for patrons at the Ogden (Utah, USA) FamilySearch Library. I have made a small change to how Ancestral Quest runs at the Library.  When you start Ancestral Quest, you tell it whether to open your database or restore it from your backup. …

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Translating AQ 3

How to Translate Ancestral Quest Menus Here we are again, translating Ancestral Quest into another language. In this lesson we will translate Menus. We start by clicking Tools > Language > Edit (Translate) Language File. Next we enter our Owner ID and Password. Don’t forget to update the Date of Last Changes field. When I click on …

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Translating AQ 2

How to Translate Ancestral Quest Screens Here we are again. You know how to create a New Language File. Now lets start looking into what the file contains. First we open the file we previously created. To do this, click on Tools > Language > Edit (Translate) Language File. Enter the Owner ID and Password you used …

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Translating AQ

How to Translate Ancestral Quest We Don’t All Speak English! One of the things that impressed me about Ancestral Quest was that users who know another language can translate the screens and reports into that language and then make that translation available to other users. When I saw that feature, I had to try it …

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Install AQ Update

Installing Ancestral Quest Updates This morning when I started Ancestral Quest, I found that version 14.00.7 was available. I decided to post the process of installing an update for those of you who feel less than totally comfortable with this important, but seldom used process. This first screen, shown below, is the News screen. If …

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Build an Internet Search

One common activity in genealogical research, is searching for ancestors on the Internet. There are many websites which contain information which could help us to learn what we don’t know or to document what we do know. Separating one individual from among all the individuals in a database is done by specifying information about that …

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New Videos

New Ancestral Quest Videos You need to see these! There are new videos from Incline Software, the company which produces Ancestral Quest. I have provided links to these videos for your convenience. The FIRST explains many of the new features available in version 14 of Ancestral Quest. The SECOND Gives important and timely information on …

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