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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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There are two ways to set a Home Person. Right now, I am set as a Home Person of this particular tree. But you can change that to anybody else as the Home Person. So I am going to change let's say to my dad. So I'll go to Dave. To set the Home Person here, I just right-click and say Set as Home Person. Now if I am elsewhere in the tree looking at Gertrude for example, I can click on this little Go to home person, then it will take me to David. I am going to go the other way to make a Home Person by going to the Plan view and in the Plan view, you see that if you hover your cursor over Home Person, that turns into a button.
If I click on that, I can change it to somebody else. So we'll change it to his dad. Say OK. There's a little thing pops up there saying you've change the Home Person. You see that it's changed. So we'll click X. I go back to the People view and I click on the Home Person, and it takes me to John, who is now the new Home Person. So that's how you change your Home Person.
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