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What is your MAIN Genealogy Database Management Program ?

This is a very high level question but may lead to other questions.
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May have to do a blog post on this topic for Family Tree Maker. Thank you +Tessa Keough for your blog post
 
Q is for Quality in the #AtoZChallenge.
I am always fascinated when someone mentions how many individuals they have in their family database. In their race for big numbers (or quantity), they forget that research is necessary to flesh out those individuals in their family (quality). That is the difference between being a name ...
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We'll be there
She is bringing prizes; an audio headset, an HD video webcam and a Samsung Galaxy 7" tablet! As if you needed one more good reason to spend three days taking genealogy classes and hanging out with genealogy friends. Hope to see you next week in Providence! Research on!
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I have a research Blog and I want to keep track of Blog posts for people in my family file. I also want to Cite that Blog Post in the file properly. Here is how I do that.
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FTM2014 / FTM-3 -- How I handle Married, No Children
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FTM2014 - Following a Shaky Leaf Hint for the Find A Grave Index, 1600's-Current from Ancestry.com
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Start you day with a song
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Go to admit it the song gets near the point in some of my genealogy research :)
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Mary Buchholz

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Russ,  I have a question for you -- I use both Family Tree Maker 2014 and Ancestry and they are synced sorta.  So I wanted to put up a new tree on Ancestry - BUCHHOLZ-CLARKSON2014.  BUT none of my pictures came thru.  So instead of deleting the old tree -- I just renamed it until I could get the pictures into the new tree.  Old BUCHHOLZ-CLARKSON2012   Is there a way to do this?   Thanks
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+Mary Buchholz 

Compact and back up your file and SyncNow, again

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To All member of this community.

I respectfully ask that Companies and Societies, when Posting in this community, post are yourself, a Person. I allow societies and companies to join, but I want to communicate with People. The Person behind the company or society.

Thank you,

Russ
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Cousin Russ, my FTM2014/Ancestry files are a mess.  I have several iterations of my main family tree file, and some of them will no longer synch.  I want to clean this mess up.  How do I merge files on Ancestry and get everything back together with one file in each place?
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+Clooz by Ancestral Systems, LLC 

I am sorry, I am turning OFF comments here for YOU. I help People and not Companies.

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Cousin Russ
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A brief tour of a Research spreadsheets as a Sheet on Google Drive. Here is a link to this Google Sheet

http://bit.ly/CousinRussResearchSheets
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Resent the new chart to Myrt last night, hope she got it.  Watched your video a couple  more times and explored google docs tutorials...it takes a bit longer for an old person to catch on!  Thanks again for your hard work and sharing ways!!!
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Russ Worthington
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We're back
Each week, +Cousin Russ and your friend in genealogy +DearMYRTLE host online genealogy video discussions  in the form of Hangouts on Air (HOA). We have a variety of video panelists and a robust community of participants posti...
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Cousin Russ
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New features on the American Ancestors website by the New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS) - My Lists

http://www.americanancestors.org/

Blog Post

http://vita-brevis.org

Specific Blog Post

http://vita-brevis.org/2015/04/new-my-lists-in-the-nehgs-library-catalog/
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FTM2014 - Child Attached to the Wrong Parents

*BACK UP BEFORE DOING THIS *

Have a family with a Father with 4 children and a wife. New documentation shows that he was actually married twice, and that the 4th child was actually from the 2nd marriage. 

How to Correct this? 

Key words are Detach" from the incorrect relationship and *Attach to the correct relationship. 

BACK UP BEFORE DOING THIS
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The football player Merlin Olsen is a relative of mine, but I'm not sure of the lineage. His mother's maiden name is Barrus. A fairly common, but local name to Salt Lake City. Any suggestions on my search? 
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No we never met before he passed away 
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June Butka

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Where would I find the FTM2014 GED.Com file? I see only the .ftm, is that the GED.COM?
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+June Butka 

Actually I have a blog post

http://ftmuser.blogspot.com/2014/04/ftm2014-how-to-export-gedcom-file-for.html

Is says for My Heritage, but the same would work for the Genealogy Roadshow.

Hope that helps,

Russ
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On Jan 28th Wacky Wednesday with Fraulein you demonstrated a Record Log Spreadsheet and mentioned you had shared it with the attendees. I am a newcomer to the group and would very much like to get a copy. It appears to be valuable in cleaning up questions and creating a path to accuracy. Thanks so much.
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+Richard Rosenstock 

Don't forget that you can download that to your computer if you have EXCEL. Or you can make a copy of it for YOUR own Google Sheets.

Glad you found it.

Good luck,

Russ
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Allen Hulse

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Russ,
Do you know if a new version of FTM is coming out this year?
Is there a way in FTM 2014 to turn off the sync function?

I am thinking of getting a upgrade just to move my media to RM7 in a GEDcom file.
Thanks
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+Allen Hulse 

It's not clear to me what problem that you are trying to resolve

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Russ Worthington
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FTM2014 Questions  - 
 
A member of this community, +Joe Bissett made this post:

Cousin Russ, my FTM2014/Ancestry files are a mess.  I have several iterations of my main family tree file, and some of them will no longer synch.  I want to clean this mess up.  How do I merge files on Ancestry and get everything back together with one file in each place?

I will respond to this post.
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Thank you so much.
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Cousin Russ
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Welcome to all who are coming to this site from RootsTech 2015!

We had another successful year at the Evidentia booth, and met so many interesting people – and so many of you were excited about Evidentia!

Evidentia was mentioned in several of the educational sessions at RootsTech this year, and we thank you for this unsolicited support!  It looks like genealogy is catching up with what Evidentia has to offer!  I also want to thank my wife, Becky Thompson, for assisting me at the booth this year.  I loved hearing her say “our software…”.

The downside of having my wife at a convention with me is that she has twisted my arm until I agreed to extend the conference price to EVERYONE for the rest of February.  Those of you who were on the fence at the convention can still save $5 if you purchase Evidentia in the next 2 weeks.

I also want to remind all of you about our special training session next week.  On Friday, Feb 20th 8:30 PM EST we will be presenting our live training session “Getting Started with Evidentia” as a special Google Hangout On Air.  You do not need to own Evidentia to attend, but you DO NEED TO REGISTER at http://evidentiasoftware.com/events-2 if you want to be eligible for a door prize.

Did I say DOOR PRIZE?  I picked up several goodies at RootsTech and we will be giving them away during the hangout on Friday.  You must be ‘present’ to win, and you must be registered.

We will be offering other training this year, but this will be the only opportunity to win a door prize.

Be sure to sign up for our mailing list to stay up to date with the latest training opportunities. You can sign up here.
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