Tag Archives: FamilySearch

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 2014-05-10

Descendant Research In the previous article on Descendant Research, we discussed how to download the descendants of an ancestor from the FamilySearch Family Tree. There 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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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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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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Internet Sources

Showing Internet Sites as Sources I recently decided to use the findagrave.com database as a secondary source on the Burial dates and places in my Ancestral Quest file. I had previously created an Other Event, which I called Cemetery Plot, to store the information I found in Find A Grave. When  Ancestral Quest version 14.00.14 was …

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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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Sources

Sources Using Ancestral Quest to copy Sources to or from Family Tree AQ 14.00.14 does it. Note: This is a preliminary posting, which may be replaced with a similar posting using a record with a more exemplary source. First, a quick note about sources. Many people, probably most, use the Notes function for documenting the …

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Timeline

Timeline Create your own entries The Timeline view of your ancestors can add historical context to the life of your ancestors. If you haven’t tried it, take a few minutes to experiment with it. Note that the names of other people who appear on the Timeline of your relative are active links to their own …

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