Category Archives: Genealogy

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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New Policy

New Policy The Ogden FamilySearch Library has received instructions that we are to no longer sell software and books from software vendors. We will fulfill our commitment to those who were enrolled in classes at the time we received those instructions, on approximately 20 Feb 2013. After those classes have ended, the remaining software and …

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DNA

DNA – The Gene in Genealogy Storing your genome Ancestral Quest provides for storing the results of your DNA testing. This is done on the More tab of the Edit Individual screen. To enter your DNA markers click on the DNA Markers… button. Hers and His DNA testing is gender specific. Females require mitochondrial testing.  If …

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Tools – Preferences – Database

How to – Preferences – Database Preferences… are reached through the Tools tab on the Menu bar. Clicking on Tools > Preferences… will present the Preferences screen. If it is not already showing, click on the Database tab. Title: is in the upper left corner. By default it will contain the name of your file, but it can be changed. The value in this field will appear on …

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Tools – Preferences – Files and Folders

How to – Preferences – Files and Folders Preferences… are reached through the Tools tab on the Menu bar. Clicking on Tools > Preferences… will present the Preferences screen. If it is not already showing, click on the Files and Folders tab. This is where you let Ancestral Quest know how to find the folder where it can find your backup files, the folder where you want …

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Tools – Preferences – Miscellaneous

How to – Preferences – Miscellaneous Preferences… are reached through the Tools tab on the Menu bar. Clicking on Tools > Preferences… will present the Preferences screen. If it is not already showing, click on the Miscellaneous tab. The top check box causes Ancestral Quest to present a notification screen whenever you open a read-only file. You must then acknowledge that screen to continue. If this …

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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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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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