Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Lesson Learned: World War I Draft Registration Cards

A lesson learned when trying to craft an Evidence Explained Reference Note, in FTM2014, for a World War I Draft Registration Card





Guess I have some clean up to do.

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Copyright © 2014 by H R Worthington

Friday, November 21, 2014

Dear MYRTLE's 3rd Annual Share Memory Contest

Don't forget to enter Dear MYRTLE's 3rd Annual "Share Memory Contest"



Contest announcement (with rules and list of prizes.)
http://blog.dearmyrtle.com/2014/11/3rd-annual-share-memory-contest.html


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Copyright © 2014 by H R Worthington

Thursday, November 20, 2014

FTM2014 - Information Overload from Quaker Meeting Records

How I am handling the U.S., Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935 collection from Ancestry.com. This collection, for me, presents a different approach for recording the data. Most times, I will use the Web Merge Feature to get my data from Ancestry.com into FTM2014.

In my example, a page has 19 people listed, 16 of which are my family, already in my database. Instead of doing 16 Web Merges, I am going to work on a Page at a time and line at a time for my citations. Each Line is a Person. On this page, there are 13 Facts that I picked up per line. I link the page image to each Citation, the citation includes the Line Number and the Page Number.



Is this the best way to handle this type of information? I don't know, but it really works for me.

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Copyright © 2014 by H R Worthington

Sunday, November 16, 2014

No Shaky Leaf Hints ?


How to turn ON those Shaky Leaf Hints




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Copyright © 2014 by H R Worthington

FTM2014 - Ancestry.com - Find A Grave Index Hint

Here is how I handle an Ancestry Member Tree hint, for the Ancestry.com U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current and bring that information into FTM2014.
In this specific case, I am creating a bread crumb that would lead me to the Find A Grave website. The reason for me to create this lead to that website, is so that I can create the Creator of that Memorial, get the memorial number. I would then deal with any images or other information that might be on that memorial.




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