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Russ Worthington
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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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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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Cousin Russ
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Video: FTM2014  - 
 
FTM2014 - Following a Shaky Leaf Hint for the Find A Grave Index, 1600's-Current from Ancestry.com
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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

Russ
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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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Sharon Morrissey

Blog: FTM2014  - 
 
Hi Russ...   Thought I'd share today's experience with FTM and AMT with you.  Recently found out that if you UPLOAD your FTM file to AMT in the hopes that any errors in the file will be fixed, and then download that AMT file to a newly created file in FTM, the TASKS are lost.  All 1600 of mine are not in my newly created FTM file.  I guess when FTM and AMT sync files, the TASKS are not touched, which is why FTM still has the TASKS in the FTM file, even if you'd made changes to you AMT.   This makes me wonder if one's FTM file is really totally backed up by the AMT file.    Thanks for listening... aka SAM
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+Sharon Morrissey 

Please go to the Online Help Center, Help menu in FTM2014, and enter

crash

into the key word search. Follow ALL of the steps in that Knowledge Base article for your version of Windows

Russ
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Diane Minor

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Hi +Russ Worthington ....it suddenly occurred to me that while I do a good job now of citing my documents and research findings in Evidentia and FTM 2014 I don't do anything to the hard copy/ paper documents that I have acquired. That get citations added to them in the database but I haven't been putting that info on the doc itself. These documents I am referring to are like vital records I have been getting from county clerks or probate files from a circuit clerk.

What is the best way to put the citation on the physical doc itself and where do you put is? Front? Back? In ink or pencil?

Thank you.
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Thank you for the suggestions!
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Cousin Russ
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Video: FTM2014  - 
 
A follow up on the use of Names in FTM2014 and FTM-3 from a question raised in +DearMYRTLE's Genealogy Community earlier today
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Russ Worthington
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FTM2014 Questions  - 
 
Something to be aware of. Nice feature (I think)
I must be lucky, but this is the first time I have seen  a notification what someone Added one of MY photos, in my Ancestry Member Tree to their tree. In the PLAN Workspace, this is what you want to look for.   In the lo...
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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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Russ Worthington
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Start you day with a song
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ROFL!
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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

Russ
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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.

Russ
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Leah Smith

FTM2014 Questions  - 
 
+Cousin Russ
I am having a strange problem with publishing a descendant report in familytreemaker version 2014 in windows 7.  Every paragraph in the report begins with the same phrase instead of the person's name. The phrase does not even pertain to any of the individuals in the report.  It is probably born August 1894 in Worcester, son of William and Josephine.  I cannot figure out what is causing this to happen.  Any ideas?
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+Leah Smith 

Great. Glad you found it.

Good luck,

Russ
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Russ Worthington
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A Follow up on a post in this community
There was a question posted in the +Cousin Russ Genealogy Community today: https://plus.google.com/u/0/102172168522544965509/posts/7mgdq6D6VtG There were several suggestions that were offered. I have, as an example, a World W...
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I did the word doc you mentioned with the photo of the document and citation from before the Genealogy Do-Over started. I'm glad I can keep those. I did start putting my citation in the meta data comment section since the Do-over started.
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From a comment on an earlier blog post on the Genealogy Do Over #GenealogyDoOver I thought I would just spend a couple of minutes in the Plan Workspace focusing on the Task List #FTM2014
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+Rich Key

Great.

Don't forget that you can download it to your computer to work on it.

Good luck,

Russ
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