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FTM2014 Questions  - 
 
What version of Family Tree Maker are you using AND what version of Windows?

What Workspace are your questions about.?
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I have turned comments OFF for this post and have it PINNED to the top of the message stream. Please start a new post for YOUR questions.

Thank you,

Russ
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Video: FTM2014  - 
 
How I craft an Evidence Explained Reference Note using the FTM2014 Template Feature
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Good explanation.
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Video: FTM2014  - 
 
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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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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Ancestry Member Trees  - 
 
Will do a merge of the 1900 Census Record, used in the previous Videos, but in the Linked Ancestry Member Tree.
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That is too much! I'll have to inbox you. She does a lot of work in Neffsville and the church. 
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Video: FTM2014  - 
 
FTM2014 - Installing the Patch or Update to Version 22.0.0.404 / 1404
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+DearMYRTLE and I recognize the United Nations' International Decade for People of African Descent 2015-2024
 
+Cousin Russ​ and +DearMYRTLE​ recognize the United Nations' International Decade for People of African Descent 2015-2024. We reach out to all regardless of race, color, creed or national origin with support for researching family and documenting cultural inheritance. http://www.un.org/en/events/africandescentdecade
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Yes!!! 
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Blog: FTM2014  - 
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Diane - There WASN'T a Default before. Alternate came up most, but not all of the time. I saw my times before, what Discard shouldn't have been the choice but was.

That is why this change in Default doesn't have an impact on me. I am just trying to get the word out, to ALWAYS Check the Web Merge Screen suggestions.

Russ
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
Findmypast Community Edition Now Available to U.S. Libraries
·         Findmypast, a global leader in family history, announces the availability of a library edition within the United States

·         Provides access for libraries, archives, and other organizations to billions of records from England, Ireland, Wales, Scotland, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the United States

·         Free, no obligation, 90-day trial available

 
Salt Lake City – June 25, 2015

Findmypast, a global leader in family history, announced today the official release of their product for libraries and organizations in the United States. The Findmypast Library Edition gives library access to billions of records from Findmypast’s wide array of collections from the United States, Ireland, England, Wales, Scotland, and other areas of the world. Collection highlights include:
·         Largest online collection of parish records from the United Kingdom

·         Exclusive access to the new PERiodical Source Index (now with images)

·         Most comprehensive Irish family history records in the world

 

Amongst the billions of records now available to library patrons is the new PERiodical Source Index (PERSI). PERSI, a popular tool used by genealogists, includes more than 2.5 million indexed entries from thousands of genealogical and local history publications. For the first time, images of articles have been included in the collection – with more being added on a regular basis.
 
“We are delighted to bring the best resource for British and Irish family history to America’s library market,” said Annelies van den Belt, CEO of Findmypast.
 
The Library Edition provides tools for patrons to work in tandem with a library’s subscription and at home. Individual user accounts allow patrons to build their own family tree, save records from the library’s subscription, and continue working on their family tree.  Library patrons will also have access to Findmypast’s Hints, which aids in the discovery of records from their own family tree.
 
Librarians can contact librarysales@findmypast.com for further information, pricing, and to start a free 90-day free trial of the product.
 
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Thanks Russ, I sent it on to my local library.
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The topic: Research Overview and Evernote

UPDATE to create an Evernote STACK for the Research Notebooks and to create a Copy of the "template" Notebook to a New Notebook and put it into the Research Notebook Stack.

Will set this up to be Recorded.

How to create a Research Notebook in Evernote to work with the image on this Google Sheets notebook

http://bit.ly/CousinRussResearchSheets
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+Alison Hutt  - I am teaching a class now on how to create a Research Plan, all based on Evernote. It is working out very well for my Senior Citizens. Great tool for the Genealogy Tool box
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Video: FTM2014  - 
 
Update on the FTM2014 Web Merge Feature
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+Sharon Morrissey -- This isn't just FTM2014. If you look, the SAME thing can happen with an Ancestry Member Tree, doing the SAME task. From what I can tell, it's the Ancestry Website, and me "stuff" we can't see is causing this, and from what I can tell, it was driven by End Users. Can't explain it, only report what I see.

I normally would not do a series of Blog posts on a topic like this, but I felt very concerned about the QuickClick / in experienced users of either FTM2014 or Ancestry Member Trees what was in this change.

As I said a couple of times in these blog posts, it doesn't effect what I do, because I have always watch very carefully my choices. I specially bring this up when I teach FTM2014.

It's not a matter of dotting the "i"'s as much  as it is to Read the Screens as they are presented to us.

Good luck

Russ
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Community GuidelinesCommunity Guidelines People focused Google+ Profile will be reviewed to be accepted into the Community Common Interest Family History or related terms Profile is reviewed Use a Person Profile to post Questions are welcomed Comments are welcomed from people
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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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Video: FTM2014  - 
 
FTM2014 - Web Merge feature AFTER the Patch

I have included my Recommendation for how to handle this update. The choice is totally up do you. Only sharing how I am handling the change.
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Thanks for making this, I thought I was imagining things - when I had to keep changing ignore to alternate.  Don't like that default at all :(
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Video: FTM2014  - 
 
FTM2014 has a patch. This Video shows the Web Merge feature BEFORE the Patch is applied.
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Video: FTM2014  - 
 
What does SHE Say? Homework Assignment #1, Question #1
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I don't use FTM - I use RootsMagic and Legacy - but I love, love, love your presentation and really can apply the same techniques you use to my software.  Thanks Cousin Russ!
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Diane Minor

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Hi +Cousin Russ ...I know you have done work with city directories and I have now found them for some of my ancestors also.  Question - do you consider a city directory to be Original, Derivative or Authored work?  Honestly, I could make a case for all 3 but interested to hear what others are doing.

Thank you!
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Thanks Deb for giving us piece of helpful information!
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+DearMYTLE updated her Favorites on her Blog. I was looking for a New PC, and there it was. I will have it in two days. Check it out.
Genealogy is the study of the history of your family -- starting with you, working thru generations of ancestors and their siblings.
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Don't forget the GeneaWebinar Calendar at GeneaWebinars.com
 
Add GeneaWebinars to your list of Google Calendars
Savvy online genealogists look to the www.GeneaWebinars.com Calendar for up-to-the-minute info about virtual (online) classes. Most are free, first come -first served. Most are archived, though you may need to join the host site or society to access the arc...
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The topic: Research Overview and Evernote

Will set this up to be Recorded.

How to create a Research Notebook in Evernote to work with the image on this Google Sheets notebook

http://bit.ly/CousinRussResearchSheets

A link will be in the comments with the VIEWer, when that post is made.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlAAp9kx514
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlAAp9kx514https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlAAp9kx514
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+Tanya Lynn -- sure. Please send me an email and I'll share to your email address. Hrworth at gmail dot com. Thank you

Russ
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