Author Archive: Dale

Sharing Events Another Way

In RootsTech 2021 Gaylon Findlay teaches a method for sharing events and their sources. It is located HERE. (Click This Link) It’s only 8 minutes long. When I asked Gaylon some questions about this video, he said, “There are probably a thousand good ways to document this, and very few bad ways.” I have a …

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Virtual Booth Tour 2021

This was a first. RootsTech was totally virtual. Over a million people registered to participate. Ancestral Quest was a Bronze Sponsor of the event. In RootsTech 2021 AQ had a Virtual Booth filled with information and ideas. If you have ever wanted to know how to use Ancestral Quest more effectively, this is a great …

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What Will AQ Do?

If you are a Follower of AQWillDo then you probably agree with me that Ancestral Quest is a Great Genealogical (Family History) program. It’s great enough that other programs got their start by licensing the Ancestral Quest code as the base for their own program. PAF (Personal Ancestral File) switched from an MS-DOS program to …

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FamilySearch has Duplicates?

There are approximately 8 billion records of individuals on the public FamilySearch Family Tree. (Hereinafter referred to as FS Tree) Some of them are duplicates. That is, records referring to the same person, but with slightly different information. Some duplicate records may even contain the same information. How do the duplicates get there? It’s easy. …

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Roots Tech Connect 2021

It is finally here. Roots Tech Connect 2021. In the past there have been many reasons to not attend Roots Tech. Too far away, too expensive, too inconvenient, just to name a few. Who could take 1-3 days off work and travel to Salt Lake City, Utah? Now the excuses are gone! It isn’t too …

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Use the User’s Guide

Incline Software produces a book called Ancestral Quest User’s Guide. It is available in the United States as a paperback, and around the world as a PDF file. It has 545 pages. I use it when I need to understand how to do some of the less common things that AQ Will Do. If you …

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Find the Dead

Years ago a gentleman moved to Centerville and was later called as the Bishop of the Centerville 1st Ward. Mom and Dad were visiting with him one evening, and Mom advised him that he should never say anything negative about anyone from Centerville to anyone else from Centerville because they were probably related. She was …

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Protect the Living

Get rid of all those pesky living people!

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State of Confusion

In the Yahoo Group [AncestralQuest] an interesting question was asked this morning. I’m attempting to identify all of my ancestors who have been born, lived, married or died in a particular state. ¬†How do I generate such a list? There are two general approaches to this problem. 1. Use the Contains operator. 2. Query the …

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What is CSV?

  OK, so What is CSV? CSV is an acronym for Comma Separated Values. They don’t look very good as a report, but your spreadsheet will love them. The idea for this lesson came from a comment I received today on AQWillDo. The comment asked how to create a CSV file because CSV doesn’t appear …

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