Tag Archives: Ancestral Quest

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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Microsoft XP

Microsoft XP This does not concern Ancestral Quest directly, however some of you may be using the Microsoft Windows XP operating system. On April 8, 2014, Microsoft will terminate support for Windows XP. This does not mean that it will stop working, but it does mean that Microsoft will no longer send security updates or …

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Direct Links

Direct Links in the Pedigree view Ancestral Quest includes a feature which allows you to see information from ancestry.com when you are in the pedigree view. Before using this feature, information in the pedigree view looks like this. To use this feature, click on the View tab on the menu bar and select Ancestry.com Links. …

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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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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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