These are notes from a Family Tree Maker user. This user has no affiliation with Ancestry.com, only a user of this program.
The use of this program enables me to manage my Genealogy Research for the Worthington Surname.
FTM2012 - Sources Clean Up - Sources without Citations
Every once in a while, I find it helpful to Clean Up information that I in my family file. My main research file was started with Family Tree Maker Version 3.4. It's been through each version and patch since. Not to mention, the learning curve in learning how "the new version" works. Things like doing a Merge of two files, before I knew what I was doing.
My goal for 2012 is to clean this file up. It will probably take a year to do so, but it needs to be done.
A short time ago, I talked about a new feature that was added in a Patch for FTM2012. FTM2012 Patch - New Feature - Undocumented Facts in which you can generate a report for all Facts that do not have a Citation linked to them. Its a very handy report. My smaller files are very clean. Running that report on this file is 462 pages long. Not going to print that. To get that report, go to the Publish Workspace, Sources Category, and select Undocumented Fact.
There is another way to do the same thing, but in smaller pieces, like in Surname Order / by letter. By going to the Sources Workspace, there are several ways to list the Sources as seen in the pull down menu under Source Grouping, Listed by: The choices are Source Title, which is the default listing, by Repository, or by Person.
We're going to start with the default, or Source Title: Notice the ICONS or lack of ICONS to the left of the Source Title. If there is NO ICON, there is not Citation. Basically, that Source is not being used in this file. By looking to the right, you will see Source Citation: 0.
That Source can be deleted by Right Clicking on the Source Title:
There are other options there as well, but we will Delete that Source.
Lesson Learned: Clean Up your Source Title Listing from time to time.
As a User of the Family Tree Maker program, this Blog will be used to share my experience with the program and how this User records Genealogy Information.
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Where to get Help
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