Category Archives: Genealogy

Baptism for the Dead

Baptism for the Dead This is primarily for LDS users of Ancestral Quest, because it shows how to find people who have not been baptized. For those who have a non-LDS FamilySearch account, the process works about the same way, but it happens faster. Non-LDS accounts skip the step where they check to see what …

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Relative Address

Relative Address Why use an address? A relative address is NOT what you use to find Uncle Bob’s house, at least not in computer terms. Let’s face it. One of the main things we use computers for is to store things. We use them to store pictures, recipes, mail, spreadsheets, games, and yes, our ancestors. …

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Place Names

Place Names In the Quick Start Video Tutorial, Gaylon Findlay, the author of Ancestral Quest, talked about why it is a good idea to enter any Place Names as City, County, State or Province and Country. He said the following: “It is common practice in genealogy to record places in four levels, as city, county, …

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Paths

Paths The Road Not Taken TWO roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both And be one traveler, long I stood And looked down one as far as I could To where it bent in the undergrowth; Then took the other, as just as fair, And having perhaps the better …

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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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Event Sentences

Event Sentences We track our ancestors by recording events in their lives, such as Birth, Christening, Marriage, Death and Burial. These are probably the five most sought after, and standardized genealogical events. They are obviously not the only ones. Ancestral Quest comes with a long list of other Event Types which it supports. To see …

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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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