Tag Archives: Gaylon Findlay

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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Place Name Corrections

Place Name Corrections Quick Entry I received an email with an interesting question. It dealt with the automatic entry of place names. Suppose you enter a place name and spell it incorrectly, then you go back and correct the spelling. If the corrected spelling falls after the incorrect spelling alphabetically, the Quick Entry feature of …

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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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Tutorials

Ancestral Quest Tutorials Learn Ancestral Quest from the Expert at Home In my classes at the Ogden FamilySearch Library, I use tutorials produced by Gaylon Findlay, of Incline Software, to teach the basic concepts of Ancestral Quest. He wrote Ancestral Quest, which is the basis for PAF, so who better to teach the class? To …

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PAF or AQ

PAF or Ancestral Quest? Which should I use, and Why? Many people were first introduced to genealogical record keeping on a computer through the Personal Ancestral File program, PAF.  They followed it through many changes and improvements, and they felt comfortable using it, clear up to version 5.2.18. Then came FamilySearch. PAF doesn’t do FamilySearch. People started …

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Reports

How To – Reports in Ancestral Quest One topic missing from the online video tutorials is Reports. Reports are accessed by clicking the Reports icon on the Toolbar. The Reports icon is the printer shown in the red square above. The available report types are listed at the top of the Reports and Charts screen. …

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Nu 2 AQ – FS Set Summary

Set Summary – Family Tree Values in AQ From the Review with FamilySearch screen, you are able to see the values which show in the Summary screen in new.FamilySearch. These are the values which will be seen in the Family Tree. To help you prepare for this transition, Ancestral Quest also lets you Set the …

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Nu 2 AQ – Update LDS Ordinances

Ancestral Quest – Update Ordinances Smarter – Faster – Easier A new button in the Ordinance Reservation and Tracking System will let you select a group of people in your file and have Ancestral Quest automatically update all the LDS ordinances for those individuals in your file that are linked to records in new FamilySearch. …

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Nu 2 AQ – Color Coding

Ancestral Quest – In Color! There is a filing system based on four colors that has gained popularity among genealogists over the past several years. In this system, by default, blue is your color, the color of your father, your father’s father, and all of his direct line ancestors. Green is the color of your …

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I’m My Own Grandpa

Ancestral Quest – Fixing Loops We have probably all heard the song where a man sings, “I’m my own grandpa.” This is what that pedigree chart looks like. Richard Conner (RIN 17417) is the son of William Conner (RIN 17404) who is the son of Richard Conner (RIN 17417) who is the son of William Conner (RIN 17404) who is …

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