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Russ Worthington
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FTM2014 - How i craft an Evidence Explained Reference Note with the Template Feature
I have been part of a "What Did SHE Say?" study group on Google+, where we are studying Chapters 1 and 2 of  Evidence Explained. Elizabeth Shown Mills, Evidence Explained: Citing History Sources from Artifacts to Cyberspace, 3rd edition (Baltimore, Maryland...
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+Russ Worthington, to explain, I stuck the comment there as I was hoping you might have caught it at the beginning of the geneagala with Jill and post the event link as I had that post open. I was having big internet issues and could not get the event to load so wanted to know I was going to the correct place. Anyway I ended up using my husbands phone and the connection improved. Hope that explained it. Fran. 
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How I created a "DNA" Tree and making it public for better DNA Results
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+Puzzled Researcher You can always add that in the Description in the online tree, which is what I do.
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Sharing a post about Copyright and Fair Use and Online Images. Sure glad we had The Legal Genealogist explain this to use, but here is another view. Thank you +Andrew Hatchett , a member of our community
 
Copyright Fair Use and Online Images
A must read for all newbies!
Copyright of images: What you need to know about publishing photos, images and videos online to make good decisions on fair use and avoid legal actions.
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Just to add some emphasis: I did have explicit permission to use certain images, but the company hosting them had no right to give me that permission. Even with the best intentions in the world, you can still come unstuck.
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A nice reminder about the Awesome Evidence Explained website.

Thank you +Randy Seaver 
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FTM2014 and DNA, a follow up.

Earlier, I shared a blog post on how I use FTM2014 and AncestryDNA.

https://plus.google.com/+RussWorthington/posts/R45kL4Vtkqk

and was talking about how I am using this combination to help a cousin, locate her grandparents.

I had enough information that I thought I would really look at that online tree. It WAS / IS documented. Happy Dance, I thought. BUT the image with this post has the 1910 Residence Fact twice. Once at age 23, son of head of household, and the second was 50, as the head of household.

Was this a data entry / accepting an Ancestry Hint issue?

Because of the nature of this research question, I am not, yet, ready to send off an email making a connection. But clearly the right time and place. Now to find a City Directory to locate Ward 39 in Philadelphia.
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FTM2014 and AncestryDNA
I was asked how I used FTM2014 with AncestryDNA. Because of privacy concerns, this will be a typed Blog Post as there in information on several screens that contain information on living people. I have my working FTM2014 file sync'ed to my Ancestry Member T...
I was asked how I used FTM2014 with AncestryDNA. Because of privacy concerns, this will be a typed Blog Post as there in information on several screens that contain information on living people. I have my working FTM2014 file...
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+Barbara G 

Yes, it is NOT new. What IS new is that Discard is the Default.

I have seen users screaming that Ancestry.com DELETED their information.

There WASN'T a Default before. The offering was random, but that is not so now.

If you don't pay attention, the users will be instructing the FTM2014 to Ancestry.com Web Merge to Discard that information by Default.

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FTM2014 - Update on the Web Merge Feature Change
I want to address the issue that I have seen in comments on this Blog and elsewhere, about the impact of the Web Merge feature with the most recent patch. There are three earlier blog posts on this topic. Family Tree Maker 2014 SP6 Patch Notes - Patch #6, (...
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Creating a "DNA" Tree
I have been trying to figure out a better way to handle my DNA Results. In this Video, I will create a Public Ancestry Member Tree and link my DNA Results to it. Making it public should make it easier for making those Cousin Connections and to be able to ta...
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FTM2014 and DNA - Change in Strategy
The other day, I did a blog post on FTM2014 and DNA   and really thought about what I was doing and wondering why some of the "dna features" on Ancestry wasn't working the way I had hoped. So, I stepped back a bit to re-evaluate what I was doing. In FTM2014...
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+Diane Minor - Video's on DNA is difficult due to privacy issues. But I am trying to figure out how to do that.
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FTM2014 and DNA Results
I was asked how I used FTM2014 with AncestryDNA. Because of privacy concerns, this will be a typed Blog Post as there in information on several screens that contain information on living people. I have my working FTM2014 file...
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Circles at AncestryDNA appear to be rather fickle.   However, in the tests I manage I have notice some new Circles popping up in the past couple of months.

I too had most of my trees private.  I still have 3 DNA tests attached to private trees for various reasons.    And I too want the matches to contact me, if they see my tree is private.

But very few have.   I reach out to matches at least 10x as much as I get contacted by others.

It appears most customers just won't want to message.

Reading various forums, such as the ones  on ancestry.com, and Facebook, I see many customers lamenting all the private trees.   Many of these people posting seem quite perturbed about all the private trees in their match list, and impulsively they want to throw away the matches to private trees rather than spend the 5 minutes to message their match with the private tree.

So that is one reason I now have 3 tests attached to public trees.

My latest test attached to a public tree, test results received just a couple of weeks ago, resulted in the creation of a couple of new Circles.   I can tell this because  these Circles just have three family-units (the minimum needed to create a Circle.)  Without him these Circles would thus not exist.   And he is the 4th family-unit for a couple more Circles, which are obviously still thus fragile and emerging.
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at the Computer but Retired
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  • Retired
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Map of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has lived
Currently
New Jersey
Previously
Pennsylvania - Maryland
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I collect ancestors and try to find and tell their stories
Introduction
Doing Family History Research on the following Surnames:
  • Worthington
  • Strode
  • Cheyney
  • Howard
  • Whitall
  • Reeve
  • Carroll
  • Lurvey
  • Johnston
Mostly in Maryland, Pennsylvania (Eastern), New Jersey, Massachusetts, Maine

Complete Surname Report can be seen here:

http://bit.ly/CRSurnameReport


Taking pictures of Headstones in Cemeteries.
  • Blog about my research
  • Family Tree Maker (genealogy software)
  • My collection of headstone pictures

#ftmuser  #genealogy #familyhistory  #cousinruss  #familytreemaker #ftm2014

#hoa #hangoutonair #dearmyrtle


Please Note: When you follow me or want to join a G+ Community I monitor, I WILL check your Profile, specifically the About tab and ask myself WHY. I am on Google+ to have conversations with or follow those who share a common interest.

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Have some very interesting Ancestors and distant relatives
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Education
  • The College of New Jersey
    Industrial Arts (Teaching), 1962 - 1964
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H R Worthington