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Well, it is supposed to be factual ... 

Regards 

Chas

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Just to say that Family Tree Maker is also available as a flash drive as well as a CD. It comes in a well finished wooden box - very tactile. 

I would suggest buying a stand alone DVD/CD reader/burner as well. They are really not expensive - less than 20.   

Regards 

Chas

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The Common Room / Re: How to prune a branch?
« on: Today at 11:59 »
If each person in that branch is substantially true (BDM data is correct but relationships are wrong), I would disconnect from the main branch in the first instance. Then go through and edit all the relationships of each person. Each person then becomes an island of their own (held in storage, till needed). 

The branch can then be re-built person by person, who have all their B D Ms already done. Once you can prove a relationship, the person is there, waiting. 

I have lots of people in my wife's tree, in storage. They must be relatives, but I haven't figured out how, yet.

Regards 

Chas
 

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There is a work-around. 

If you create a new WORD document (landscape is probably best); 

Type everyone's name in the place they appear in the photo; 

Use a different font for each side of the family; 

You can even use different colours for families, or generations; 

Explain relationships in a separate section below the names section; 

Either do a screen shot, or Snipping Tool and save as a .jpg (in effect another photo). 

It does mean that you will have to look at 2 photos at the same time, but I think you will get more information recorded this way. 

Regards 

Chas 



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The Common Room / Re: ancestry tree
« on: Monday 21 September 20 14:33 BST (UK)  »
Thankyou - so I have to add everyone twice but then merge duplicate people.
 

I don't think you add them twice. When you add a person, Ancestry gives you an option - new person, or choose someone from a list. If you have them once, you should be able to choose them. 

Regards 

Chas

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The Stay Safe Board / A Service Improvement - Thanks to the current situation!
« on: Monday 21 September 20 14:29 BST (UK)  »
I have a pacemaker, in fact I am on my second.   

The first required an annual check-up/inspection. The pacemaker records every heartbeat - rate and time and date. Once a year, I would go to the clinic. They would put a heavy collar on me. There was a flap that covered the device. They downloaded the data to a industrial type laptop. Took about 10 minutes. A further 20 minutes as they scrolled through the last year to look for any anomalies. Detailed scrutiny would be done later back at the office. 

My latest pacemaker is bluetooth enabled (I am wired for sound). Last year I walked in to the office and before I could sit down, all data had been transferred. A quick look at the scar and I was out - 4 minutes tops. 

I thought that was good service. Still, it was only annual. I could have some sort of incident the day after the check and wait 364 days before it was picked up. 

Last Thursday, Royal Papworth sent me a monitor. It is plugged into the mains and sits at my bedside. Every night it downloads the data of the last 24 hours and transmits it back to them. There is an automatic scanning and then a human check. I wake up every morning to a text telling me all is clear. 

One annual check to a daily check - a phenomenal improvement in service, all thanks to Covid. 

Regards 

Chas

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The Common Room / Re: ancestry tree
« on: Monday 21 September 20 14:01 BST (UK)  »
If the same person is entered twice, data added to one WILL NOT be added to the other automatically. If the person is the same the merge tool does the job very effectively. You would have to do this for each duplicate person. 

Regards 

Chas

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The Common Room / Re: Another Ancestry Tree Sharing Question
« on: Wednesday 09 September 20 18:36 BST (UK)  »
Sorry, double post.

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The Common Room / Re: Another Ancestry Tree Sharing Question
« on: Wednesday 09 September 20 18:32 BST (UK)  »
There are 4 levels - 

Guest - sees the tree and can tell if a person has a partner and if there are children. If you tick the gender of a person, the guest will be able to see the genders, but Nothing else. 

Guest Plus - Sees everything , which includes living people. 

Contributor - Can add information to your tree (usually dates and places of B D M). 

Editor - Can do everything! Except locking you out of your account. They can remove the whole tree. I do not know anybody who I would trust enough to give them Editor status. 

Regards 

Chas

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