Tag Archives: Ancestral Quest

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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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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Relationships

Relationships I am a member of a Yahoo Group called AncestralQuest. It is a discussion group for people who use the Ancestral Quest program. You can find this group by starting Ancestral Quest, clicking on the Internet tab and selecting Ancestral Quest Home Page. From there, click on Community and select AQ User Groups. Recently, …

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Backup Dates

Backup Dates Ancestral Quest makes backups as a precaution, to protect us from hardware failure, and also as a way to make files smaller, for attaching to emails. It can backup both the PAF file format, and the Ancestral Quest format. We will discuss only the .aqz backups. Users sometimes overlook the fact that they …

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Descendant Research 2014-05-10

Descendant Research In the previous article on Descendant Research, we discussed how to download the descendants of an ancestor from the FamilySearch Family Tree.┬áThere is much information available in Family Tree, however, the research on that information is sometimes questionable. I recommend that you not import this information directly into a good file. How then …

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Merge – Simple

Merge – Simple By Merge – Simple, I don’t mean to imply that it is simple to merge. What I mean is that there is more than one way to do this, and the methods vary in complexity. This method is less complex than some others. I sometimes tell my wife that Delete is almost …

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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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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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