Q. How do I find who Iím looking for?
A. There are a number of ways, but the search function
provides the most straight forward method. The advanced search form allows you
to enter information about the individual youíre looking for and presents you
with a list of possible matches from the database.
You might also want to try looking at the surnames in the database
if you donít have a clear picture of who youíre looking for.
Q. How do I find an individualís ancestors?
A. Once you locate an individual, the easiest method is to press the Ancestors tab. This will show you a graphical display of both the paternal and maternal ancestors.
Once you have the ancestor chart displayed,
you can click on the arrows located at the far right ancestor if you need to see
additional ancestors. There are a number of formats for you to choose from
(Standard, Compact, Box, Text, Ahnentafel, and Photos & History) to display
ancestors. Try clicking on the various options and see which one works best for
Q. What if I want to see an individualís
A. The tab marked
Descendants can be used to display the descendants of an individual. There are a
couple of different formats that descendants can be displayed. You can switch
between the Standard and Register format to display the information the way that
works best for you.
Q. Can descendants be shown in a graphical
A. Yes, Once in the Descendants are displayed, you can show a specific branch of descendants from the selected ancestor by pressing the descendant icon next to the descendant you wish to display.
Q. Is there a way to tell if two individuals are
A. Yes, the Relationship tab will show a graphic display of all the people between two relatives. To use this function, locate the first individual and then press the Relationship tab. Then use the find button to locate the second person to be displayed. Once you have the two people selected click the calculate button to display their relationship.
Q. The Timeline function looks interesting, what is
A. A timeline is displayed for an individual when the Timeline tab is clicked. The time line shows important events in history that occurred during the life of an individual or a group of individuals. It gives you a unique perspective to see what was going on in the world during the lives of our ancestors.
Q. If I see a mistake in the information presented
can I correct it?
A. The suggestion tab allows you to send corrections, updates, comments or any other information to the database administrator. Information on which individual you are referencing is automatically attached to the message when you make a suggestion using the Suggestion tab. The database administrator will take your suggestion and add it to the database in the next web update cycle.
Q. Is there a way to print the display without all
the headers and icons?
Yes, just click on
the Print link locate above the control tabs. A format that is simplified for
printing is presented and you can use the print function of you browser to print
Q. What are the three dropdown boxes for that are
located on the upper right of the page?
A. These let you access additional information that is contained in the database. You can hover your mouse pointer over each to see the types of detailed information that is available on the site. Note, the site is still expanding and some of the items may take you to areas where we are still working.
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