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Hi Russ! Thanks for this helpful video. I have a few questions about FTM privacy settings that I hope you can help with. As I understand it, FTM will only link with one Ancestry Tree. So, if you have one big tree and it is "Private" no one can view it unless they are invited. Or, maybe they can see parts of it -- I'm not clear on this.

But, what if I'm now doing some DNA tests with Ancestry and I want to make part of this tree public? Do I have to build a new tree? or can I invite people to see only segments? or do I make a new tree with a Gedcom? What's the best practice for this.

I've upgraded to the new FTM Mac but haven't started it because I am unsure of how to link my tree and where to go from here. I use Reunion as my main software but want to see what FTM does with reports and charts. I'm also looking forward to Roots Magic for Mac (hint hint). :)
Its been a while since I talked about the Ancestry Member Tree from within FTM2014 and how you control the Privacy Settings. Here is a relative short video that will show both the FTM2014 Privacy Settings and how to set them ...
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The Tree is Private.

One Family Tree Maker FILE to ONE Ancestry Member Tree.

Private with the Ancestry can search, will allow their search engines to find and report your tree to others, BUT YOU must allow them, by invite. 

Private Excluding Ancestry's search engine, no one can find you, but you can will invite others.

DNA and Ancestry Member Trees are different. The matches come from DNA looking at your tree, but the privacy settings are not over ruled.

Can't segment, All or nothing.

FTM2014 and FTMM-3 (Mac) work about the same. There are a couple of small issues that are not yet in the Mac Version, but I haven't found any of the Charts and Reports that aren't the same in both.

The Roots Magician as been talking about that for a while. I thought I heard a rumor that he was taking a different approach on that topic.

Hope that helps.

Oh, I am going to do a FTMM-3 with an exception that I just saw between FTM2014 and FTMM-3. Should have it ready in the morning.

Russ
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Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade 90 years ago today -- from my grandparents' photo album. #roseparadefloats  #pasadena #newyears
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Thinking about NaNoWriMo and the Armchair Genealogist's Family History Writing Challenge. . .
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Great interview, Heather. Now your tech-savvy makes more sense! And what you do on your blog beats math any day of the week!
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You're welcome! Hope it is helpful
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Good question, Hilary (and Russ!). I had to read your first question a few times to catch your meaning: What should our software do ... so we are UNABLE to fall into the habit of entering data WITHOUT a source citation? -- Something far too easy to do.

I've used at least five different genealogy programs for PC and Mac and haven't found a favorite yet. I think that recent advances with source citation entry make it easier to add sources, but probably don't FORCE us to do it. And that's ok. Maybe a developer will add a little optional Reminder that can be set to nudge us to make a citation. But, I would not like a program that stopped further entry until the information was cited. Crafting citations helps me understand my source better and weigh the value of the information I am entering., but others might not feel the same. Ultimately, any software program will only be as helpful as we allow it to be, and our conclusions will only be as good as ALL the information we input, including citations.
Recent comments from some genealogists indicated that the answer to the title of this post is an emphatic NO. We can diligently enter our sources into the software but does the software then give us what we want to ensure w...
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"The mindset of the users is the key. "

Thats the rub. A good tool force you to do correct genealogy with sources, claims and an analyze.

Noone should think about just take out some money from an accounting software without telling it why you did it. That is the same with a genealogy software that to be able to add something the software should tell you to add the source and the analyze of the source,,

Have a look at evidentia!! Also just having sources and citation is not enough you need to write down the quality of the sources plus an analyze step where you say why you have done the conclusion you have done...

http://evidentiasoftware.com/
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This is definitely worth knowing about #genealogy  #organization
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I love this article, Becky. Those beads are fabulous. Thanks for sharing.
Amalia Koleber, age 13, 1915, Wakeeney, Trego, Kansas My paternal grandmother was Amalia "Mollie" (Koleber) Margheim. This photo of her at age 13, taken in 1915, is my absolute favorite photo in my entire collection. It speak...
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Joy Joy Joy, and don't forget the big fat paycheck! Glad you are in the Blogosphere,Jenna. Congratulations on Turning 4!
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Sweet!! Make the check out to Jenna Mills!! 
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Great post from the organizer of new FB group -- over 2,300 members and still growing.
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Genealogy and family history writer; host of The Family Curator blog; and writing as Penelope Dreadful for Shades of the Departed Magazine.
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