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Growing and Sharing Your Family Tree
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Growing and Sharing Your Family Tree

with Jeff Sengstack

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There is a report that I didn't talk about in my Charts and Reports video. I wanted to save it for this one because it's kind of special and tucked away and customized. It's not something that you would normally see in the listing. You have got to really sort of dig deep to make it happen for you. But once you do it, you will see how valuable it is. So let me go to Publish. I am going to go to Person Reports. Charts would be the default view but I am going to go to Person Reports, and click on Custom Report. There are all kinds of things you can do in the Custom Report but what I am going to do here is show every single person in my tree alphabetically with facts.
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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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Growing and Sharing Your Family Tree
3h 2m Appropriate for all Nov 03, 2009

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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.

Download Jeff's free genealogy tips from the Exercise Files tab.

Topics include:
  • Learning multiple methods for tracking down ancestors
  • Exploring the Ancestry.com database
  • Working with Family Tree Maker and its ancestry hints
  • Using DNA evidence to trace a family branch
  • Conducting live interviews with family members
  • Importing and scanning photos and documents for use in a family tree
  • Using Family Tree Maker's advanced tools to link images, documents, and places to individuals
Subject:
Business
Software:
Family Tree Maker
Author:
Jeff Sengstack

Reviewing data

There is a report that I didn't talk about in my Charts and Reports video. I wanted to save it for this one because it's kind of special and tucked away and customized. It's not something that you would normally see in the listing. You have got to really sort of dig deep to make it happen for you. But once you do it, you will see how valuable it is. So let me go to Publish. I am going to go to Person Reports. Charts would be the default view but I am going to go to Person Reports, and click on Custom Report. There are all kinds of things you can do in the Custom Report but what I am going to do here is show every single person in my tree alphabetically with facts.

And that way we can see which facts are missing and if I want to add extra facts beyond Birth, Death and Marriage, I can add extra facts. Let me just start the process on how to do that. First, I am going to change the report title to All Individuals. Now I am going to go hmm, I don't want the immediate family of the person selected. I want to have All Individuals, so I click on that. It shows every single person in my tree, but it does it by first name alphabetically not by last name. I really do want it to be alphabetical by the last name.

So I am going to go to Items To Include. Now I have got Name, Birth, Marriage, Death and I could include more items here. I would normally include more items because I do like to know when they immigrated, for example. I really think that's an exciting thing to see. So I am going to select that and I am also interested in finding things their occupation. So I am going to roll down there and add that as well. Now I want to go down to this thing where it says Options, but I don't want Occupation Options. I want Name Options. I don't want to have their first name first.

Under the Name Options. Instead of First Middle Last, I am going to go to Last First Middle. That way when I click OK down here, it will put everybody in alphabetical order by last name, which is a more logical way to view things. So now we have this list, which we can print out, put on the dining room table and pour over it and notice that gosh, I don't know when this person died. I don't know when this person got married. I know nothing about this person. I can see gaps in my information, gaps in my knowledge that sort of jump off the page at me when I create this All Individuals report.

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