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Sources or Notes

Using Sources, Citations and Repositories instead of Notes in Ancestral Quest

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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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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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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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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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