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Russ Worthington
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*Community Guidelines  - 
 
So, you wanna join this community ? - Before you request to JOIN please take a few minutes to look are YOUR Public Profile on Google+. Google+ Communities are a place for US to Share our Common Interests. I look at each and every Request to Join Profile and I expect to see what interests you have with this community.

You can look all you want, but to post or to make a comment in the community, WE must share a common interest. In this case, Genealogy, Family History, the Family Tree Maker program or any other genealogy software. I need that hint in YOUR profile to let me know why I should accept your request to join.

Thanks for listening

Russ
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+Launa Droescher - Move up to Windows 10. Most folk do not have issues. From what i have seen, when someone does experience a problem, the computer already had issues. The good news, a friend of my had computer issues but were gone AFTER he upgraded to Windows 10.

The Microsoft website has some videos, I think,

Hope that helps,

Russ

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How I manage hints for my 5 Generation Tree in FTM2014 / FTM-3
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When merging a record from Ancestry, look at the record. An Example
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The importance of looking at the records
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FTM2014 - Why I do my Merging of Records in FTM2014 / FTM-3
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Video: FTM2014  - 
 
How to do a Web Merge from the Find A Grave website into FTM2014 (or FTM-3)
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Thanks so much Russ! Fabulous information....... This is a good tutorial to have as a reference! 
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Russ Worthington
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FYI - an Update on the RootsWeb website.

I 2nd everything that +DearMYRTLE has said about backing up. I run BackBlaze, have a Network Back Up Drive and another USB External Drive for my Genealogy Database.

The KEY for me, is not just Backing Up, BUT to Restore a file or two every once in a while.

Reason: Stuff Breaks. I have an External Drive of Back Ups fail. That was several years worth of Back Ups, but it still failed. I can NOT communicate with that Drive. But it's only a Back Up drive you say .... I had at least two cases, where I needed two of those Back Ups and couldn't access them. They were historical, but I needed them none the less.
 
Ol' Myrt here is frankly surprised RootsWeb's parent company, Ancestry.com, didn't have a redundancy system in place to ensure a swift recovery when one component of their datacenter fails. That's WHEN not IF hardware fails. Providing for that eventuality is standard operating procedure if the datacenter values it's content. Maybe RootsWeb content isn't valued by Ancestry.com?
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It is my practice to do nothing about backing anything up. That's because BackBlaze does it for me 24/7. But I shouldn't say "nothing" as I also use a Seagate 1.5T external that I use 3 or 4 times a month to back everything up. Then, BackBlaze backs up my back up! You'll never appreciate redundancy until you need it. It's like interviewing your most senior relatives for your family research. "I should have taken the time to talk with Grandma...and now she's gone!" Trust me, the back-ups are easier! 
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Susan Bleimehl

FTM2014 Questions  - 
 
Russ,
I purchased a new computer recently and want to transfer my FTM2014 database to the new box, but I don't have a serial number to type in to install the software. I do have my orginial downloaded file and the update that was also sent out last year, but it won't install without a serial number. I haven't been able to find what the orginial serial number was when I installed it.

I did email Ancestry support and they responded that I only had 30 days after purchase to put another copy on a second computer, but at the time of purchase, about 2 years ago, I had only one computer.

When you transferred your data to a new computer, did you have to buy a new copy of FTM2014? I vaguely remember you talked about it in one of the HOA's, but have not had luck finding that video.

Do you have any suggestions for me? It sounds like I will need to buy a new copy to put on my new computer as that box will become my main machine for genealogy research.

BTW, I appreciate your recent hangouts on FTM. Very nice hints to make our work more efficient. Thank You!!
Susan


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By golly, I found the old email from Nova, so now I can install FTM on my new machine. I've also copied it over into Evernote. I usually do that for things of this nature, but I don't think I was using Evernote at that time. And as for retaining emails, I pop my email off of my provider's server and keep it on my hard drive. Good thing because starting late last year, my provider 'trims' old email off their servers, and only retains email back through 2014. I had purchased FTM in December of 2013, so the email was no longer on the companies mail server. But it was in my pst on my hard drive. Something to be aware of when you want to keep older emails for reference. Save in more than one place.
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Cousin Russ
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Video: FTM2014  - 
 
Citing an email in the Template Format after a Merge of files
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Work around for Direct Import into Roots Magic 7
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Cousin Russ
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Video: FTM2014  - 
 
Resolving conflicting information, when the image was verified, the most recent information was not clear, but the review showed that I needed to Merge two people.
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Cousin Russ
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Another tool for your Genealogy Tool Box, Trello
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Great use of this tool. I may start using this on my family and one name study blogs.
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Cousin Russ
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Clean Up after 1910 Census Record Merge
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To to Manage Ancestry Member Tree Hiints, within FTM2014
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Michelle Dickens

FTM2014 Questions  - 
 
Hey Russ,

I've been away from my research for a while. I use FTM2014. I've always found it faster to research my Ancestry leaf hints using the online Ancestry program rather than launching the browser within FTM, then syncing periodically. I attach it to my person or put it in my shoebox if I'm not sure. I also save a copy of all records to my computer for later reference. However, now with the new online setup for hints, it requires you to commit to Yes, No, or Maybe--it doesn't have the Save function to put it in the shoebox. Any tips or tricks for making this easier? Sometimes I like to take time later to sort through my shoebox without having to remember which people have "maybe" hints.

Maybe I'm just not getting the new online functions. ???

Thanks
Michelle
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Thank you! Missed that entirely. Glad that you have our backs.

Susan
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Discussion  - 
 
Impact of another Website. 

Use a PC or Mac based genealogy database management program for your  most important Genealogy Research information.

Russ
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It's not so free--within 24 hours of the move, I received an email invoice charging me $9.00 for a one-month subscription for Mocavo. I immediately canceled! 
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Cousin Russ
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Video: FTM2014  - 
 
FTM2014 / FTM-3 Clean Up Media Categories after a Merge

a work around

Feature Requested sent to http://www.mackiev.com/

http://www.mackiev.com/familytreemaker/ftm3/ftm_feedback.html?type=featurerequest&ext=yes
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Ancestor Archaeology

FTM2014 Questions  - 
 
Did anyone else just lose all their trees in FTM2014? I opened my FTM this morning and ALL of my trees are gone! When I go to 'select tree' there is nothing there. When I go to 'download a tree from Ancestry' my ancestry trees show up as being already linked. So, I can unlink/link those again if I need to (shesh!) - but I can't figure out where my non-Ancestry trees went! Was it just me? (Oh, btw, my Legacy tree is missing too ... but that was just a test tree, not one I cared about)
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+Russ Worthington Yes! That is exactly what I did! I've never been very techy (and this situation is techy to me) - thanks.  
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Donna B.

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Russ...Found several blogs, discussions posts I can explore for FTMM3 right here if I run into trouble! Thanks for having these available. This support will be invaluable.
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You're right! OK! 
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Russ Worthington
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Blog: FTM2014  - 
 
An Observation from my Ancestry Member Tree
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+Jenna Mills 

And now, I think we know how that happens. That is where I started the blog and watching for this. In the FTM2014 Plan Workspace, I saw that someone had linked to my images. Now I think I know how that happened. Neither of us did anything.

I think it's not a bad idea, in fact it is probably a nice feature. That is why we get Photo Hints in the Online Tree. I just don't "work" on Hints from within the online tree. I haven't seen any Photo Hints in FTM2014.

Russ
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