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Denise Levenick
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The Family Curator. Writer, Researcher, Speaker.
The Family Curator. Writer, Researcher, Speaker.

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Denise Levenick commented on a post on Blogger.
I agree Myrt. It's all Tami's fault! And why shouldn't we have a pretty planner too?

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Denise Levenick commented on a post on Blogger.
Very helpful, Russ, and I see your point about locations. Some of the place names popping up in my results were very confusing.

I like the matching feature for common names; do you think Ancestry requires public trees to see results in circles? I haven't heard much about how that feature works.

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Denise Levenick commented on a post on Blogger.
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). :)

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Denise Levenick commented on a post on Blogger.
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.

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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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This is definitely worth knowing about #genealogy  #organization

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Thinking about NaNoWriMo and the Armchair Genealogist's Family History Writing Challenge. . .

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Denise Levenick commented on a post on Blogger.
I love this article, Becky. Those beads are fabulous. Thanks for sharing.

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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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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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