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Growing and Sharing Your Family Tree shows how rewarding and informative building a family history can be. Genealogy instructor Jeff Sengstack teaches how to find lost ancestors, connect with living relatives, and collaborate with others to grow a family tree. He explains how to use the Family Tree Maker application along with Ancestry.com and other internet sites to track down census data, immigration records, and other important documents, and then organize family tree data. Jeff also presents tips on how to scan old photos, create video slideshows, and build family web sites. Exercise files accompany this course.
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As you do your family tree work, you may use an abbreviation frequently or you may use a word over and over again and then realize later on that you really shouldn't have used the abbreviation. You should have used the full name or you should have used a different word to describe something. And so you can find those words and replace them globally and it works the same way almost any other kind of product in Windows works. You go to the Edit menu when you change these things like this under the Edit menu and go Find and Replace. That opens up this dialog box and it looks very familiar if you have worked with basically any kind of program that uses words where you can find a word and replace it.
So for example I might want to type an NY for New York. That's something I want to find. I want to replace it with the whole word New York and I can choose which fields I'm going to Search and Replace and I can find the whole word only, which is actually my Preference. I don't want to find some word that has the letters N, Y in it. I want to find only NY standing by itself. That's what this whole words thing is and then I click Replace All or I can click Find and Replace one at a time. So I'll say Replace All. It'll change all instances of the abbreviation NY with the two words, the phrase New York.
And that's the basic way you do Find and Replace.
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