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Using the exercise files

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If you're a Premium member of the lynda.com Online Training Library, or if you're watching this tutorial on a disk, you have access to the Exercise Files used throughout this title. If you're a monthly or annual subscriber to lynda.com you don't have access to the Exercise Files, but you can certainly follow along and use your own information and files. I've put my Exercise Files folder here on the desktop. You can put yours anywhere you want. I want to open it up and show you what we have. Our files include a Sample Family Tree, the one I used in this course. It's there for you to work with, but I strongly encourage you to not use it.

Using the exercise files

If you're a Premium member of the lynda.com Online Training Library, or if you're watching this tutorial on a disk, you have access to the Exercise Files used throughout this title. If you're a monthly or annual subscriber to lynda.com you don't have access to the Exercise Files, but you can certainly follow along and use your own information and files. I've put my Exercise Files folder here on the desktop. You can put yours anywhere you want. I want to open it up and show you what we have. Our files include a Sample Family Tree, the one I used in this course. It's there for you to work with, but I strongly encourage you to not use it.

I think you'll want to create your own tree and add to it as you go through this course. It's very exciting to see your tree grow, and since I cover various topics separately, it won't matter that your file does not exactly match mine. We also have some GEDCOM files that we use as examples in several videos to demonstrate merging, importing, and exporting trees. Finally, the Sample Media folder. Let me open that one up. It contains assets such as photos, census records, and draft registration documents. Again, feel free to use these media files.

But I recommend you use your own image document files as we progress through this course. Let's get started.

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Growing and Sharing Your Family Tree

43 video lessons · 6778 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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