Category Archives: Family Tree

FamilySearch

I am a member of the Yahoo Group AQ_AncestralQuest. One of the group members made this request: Please provide steps to include family search ID number in AQ14 He then described the field at the bottom of the Edit Individual screen by saying: FamilySearch ID (greyed out) I would have waited to see what replies …

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API

API Ancestral Quest has the ability to pass information to and from the FamilySearch Family Tree. To do this, two things are necessary. The user must have established a usercode and password authorizing access to the Family Tree. The program used (in this case Ancestral Quest) must access the FamilySearch Family Tree through the Application …

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Descendant Research 2014-04-23

Descendant Research What? Descendant research is the practice of selecting one or more distant relatives, and researching their descendants, instead of their ancestors. Why? In ancestor research, the focus sometimes shifts to finding more and more generations. In descendant research, the focus is always on “how wide” instead of “how tall.” Descendant research is a …

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AQ Version 14.00.16

AQ Version 14.00.16 Tuesday, 12 Nov 2013 was a monumental day. On this date, Incline Software completed the work of dotting all the i’s and crossing all the t’s necessary to receive Tree Share+ certification from FamilySearch. It was also a monumental day because on that date, FamilySearch eliminated the Tree Share+ certification, and replaced …

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Videos

Learn Ancestral Quest with Videos I tell people that I teach Ancestral Quest at the Ogden FamilySearch Library, and that is almost true. I moderate the class. Most of the teaching is done by Gaylon Findlay, who wrote Ancestral Quest. Gaylon built this capability into the program, and you can use it at home if you …

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AQ Version 14.00.13

AQ Version 14.00.13 is here. This morning, I started Ancestral Quest, and I found this News screen. It may look to you like you should click on the Update button on the left of the red line. If you do, you will not see anything happen. There are two links on the right side of …

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Family Tree Day

Family Tree Day – 1 Jul 2013 If everything goes as scheduled, as of 1 Jul 2013, the API for  the new.familysearch (nFS) database is now read-only. Up until this day, we were able to use older versions of third party software to update the nFS database, and that database would in turn provide values for …

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AQ Version 14.00.11

AQ 14.00.11 is here When Ancestral Quest 14.00.10 became available, with access to the Family Tree, it was a major programming effort. Gaylon Findlay, the creator of Ancestral Quest, referred to it as a lobotomy.  As a programmer, I would expect minor corrections to be needed when the general public has a chance to use …

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Family Tree

Family Tree Access is Here If you haven’t yet downloaded version 14.00.10 of Ancestral Quest, please do it now. The new version is unique. It directly accesses and updates the Family Tree (FT). It also accesses the old FamilySearch database (nFS). The values moved from nFS to FT were the summary values seen in new.familysearch.org, …

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Beta Family Tree

Beta Family Tree Testing is Near Completion Direct access to the Family Tree by Ancestral Quest is now being tested. Although the changes are massive, the impact on the user is very small. I will show the differences as they appear at this time. Remember that we are in an interim period where both databases …

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