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Installing Family Tree Maker's viewer

From: Growing and Sharing Your Family Tree

Video: Installing Family Tree Maker's viewer

The first time you try to view an online document inside Family Tree Maker, you are going to run into a little speed bump and I want to prepare you for that and get you past that speed bump and then we can go on to having all this fun of downloading documents, merging them into your tree, and putting these image files on your hard drive. So let's just click on any leaf and click on the Ancestor hints found button. That takes us to a group of ancestor hints. I am going to select something here that has an image. The first one here does not have an image. It's just data. But this next one has an image. So I click on it and then I click on View Image.

Installing Family Tree Maker's viewer

The first time you try to view an online document inside Family Tree Maker, you are going to run into a little speed bump and I want to prepare you for that and get you past that speed bump and then we can go on to having all this fun of downloading documents, merging them into your tree, and putting these image files on your hard drive. So let's just click on any leaf and click on the Ancestor hints found button. That takes us to a group of ancestor hints. I am going to select something here that has an image. The first one here does not have an image. It's just data. But this next one has an image. So I click on it and then I click on View Image.

When I do that, I am going to get this little message, New Enhanced Image Viewer! Download Now. Well, if you want to see this thing, you need to download this guy; otherwise you really won't get a good view of it. So we are going to download this little viewer. You would take it would have been included inside Family Tree Maker, but you have got to do this extra step. So I am going to click on that, Download Now. It's going to say, where do you want to run or save it? Let's say I want to run it because that makes it easier. And there it goes. It's installing this little image viewer. And then we are saying Done.

Now we will say Continue. Oops! It says it might not have installed correctly. We will say it's installed correctly. Now I will click Continue, and see what happens. And lo and behold, there is our first image. So that's the speed bump I wanted to get you past. Once you get that installed and you do it by running it and even though you get that little error message, keep on going forward, persevere. And then you should be able to then see a full view of the images inside the Web Search workspace.

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Growing and Sharing Your Family Tree

43 video lessons · 6678 viewers

Jeff Sengstack
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  1. 5m 52s
    1. Welcome
      1m 6s
    2. Why grow your family tree?
      1m 43s
    3. Workflow for growing and sharing a family tree
      1m 51s
    4. Using the exercise files
      1m 12s
  2. 39m 37s
    1. Installing Family Tree Maker
      1m 29s
    2. Introducing Family Tree Maker
      4m 38s
    3. Standardizing names, dates, and locations
      1m 59s
    4. Getting started with Family Tree Maker
      4m 50s
    5. Including source information
      3m 29s
    6. Adding more names: children, spouses, unrelated individuals, and parents
      6m 0s
    7. Inputting notes, facts, and media
      7m 36s
    8. Fine-tuning information
      5m 45s
    9. Viewing and printing simplified ancestor charts to identify gaps in knowledge
      3m 51s
  3. 16m 44s
    1. Going on a treasure hunt
      1m 20s
    2. Getting photos and documents onto your computer
      12m 12s
    3. Using DNA to trace your roots
      3m 12s
  4. 12m 56s
    1. Finding others who have researched your family tree
      5m 4s
    2. Importing family tree files
      5m 10s
    3. Talking to older relatives
      1m 1s
    4. Visiting ancestral locales
      1m 41s
  5. 24m 10s
    1. Leafing through Family Tree Maker's ancestry hints
      2m 44s
    2. Installing Family Tree Maker's viewer
      1m 34s
    3. Merging ancestry hint document data into your family tree
      12m 23s
    4. Saving documents and linking them to individuals
      7m 29s
  6. 24m 53s
    1. How the internet can help you
      3m 53s
    2. Drawing up an internet research strategy
      5m 28s
    3. Tips, tricks, and techniques for searching Ancestry.com
      7m 43s
    4. Reviewing the major internet genealogy sites
      7m 49s
  7. 48m 18s
    1. Associating place names with people and events
      8m 55s
    2. Adding, viewing, and linking images and media to people
      9m 41s
    3. Customizing and printing charts
      9m 34s
    4. Backing up, restoring, and exporting files
      5m 46s
    5. Setting the home person
      57s
    6. Finding relationships
      1m 19s
    7. Sorting children
      1m 1s
    8. Replacing terms
      1m 11s
    9. Making facts private
      2m 35s
    10. Moving data items
      1m 42s
    11. Reviewing data
      2m 7s
    12. Merging two trees
      3m 30s
  8. 7m 49s
    1. Creating family history audio recordings, videos, slideshows, and DVDs
      3m 43s
    2. Collaborating and sharing online
      4m 6s
  9. 2m 17s
    1. Goodbye
      2m 17s

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