The Family History Guide FamilySearch P 1 G 2 Show Me

The Family History Guide FamilySearch P 1 G 2 Show Me


Welcome to The Family History Guide Show-Me series. This segment applies to Project 1, FamilySearch, Goal 2, View
details about direct line ancestors. During this video in the interest of
simplicity I will refer to the links in the family history guide but I will not
show the linked documents. You will need to click on the links to see these
documents. Once you locate ancestors in the family tree, you can learn a variety
of important details about them. You can open the FamilySearch website
and The Family History Guide website in separate windows, and you can pause the
video to try out the specific instructions. Depending on your browser
settings, new windows may open automatically or may be added as new
tabs to an open browser window. You may need to resize your windows to see all
of the windows that are open at the same time. To start, you will need to go to the
familysearch.org website and log on with your username and password. Navigate to the FamilySearch Family
Tree by clicking on the Family Tree link in the menu at the top of the page. Click a person’s name on the screen to
learn more about your ancestor. Read each of the information items in the Summary
Card that appears. You can hover over each item on a summary card to learn more. Click on the person link at the bottom
of the Summary Card to open the Person page for an ancestor. You can
also click on Sources, Memories, or Discussions to go directly to any of
those sections in the Person page. On the person page that appears, study
each information category- Life sketch, Vital information, Other information, etc.,
to learn what types of information are included. You can use the links in the
Details tab to quickly access the categories. For more information on
Person page details, read page 4 of the article linked in the text. To see how you are related to this
person, near the top of the Person page click View my Relationship. A line
diagram appears linking you to this ancestor. You can switch to a first-position
family tree view to show more generations for the ancestor in the view. At the top of the person page, just above the Details tab, click View Tree. This
moves the person to the first position in the family tree. Notice that children are displayed to
the left in the tree. You can click any of their names to open a Summary Card,
and you can click a left-arrow to navigate forward in time. An alternate way to set an ancestor to
the first position is to do this: at the bottom of the person’s Summary Card, click Tree. To see a list of the ancestors you have
most recently moved to first position, click the Recents menu in the
top menu bar. See choice D on the website for more details. For a quick video review, click the Tree
Tips icon (lower right) and select Display an Ancestor’s Tree. Use the Recents menu to quickly choose a person for first-position view. This helps you to restore the first-person
view back to you or to any other recently viewed person. To place yourself
in the first position, select your name. To select another person for the first
position, click another name. Up to 50 names are displayed in the menu. To set a person in the list to the first
position in the family tree, find the person you want in the list and click
that person’s Landscape icon on the right. You can produce a four-generation
pedigree chart for the person in the first position, showing the person’s direct-line ancestors and their vital information. While in the Landscape view,
click the Option tab in the upper-right corner of the screen and select Print.
This creates a pedigree chart as a PDF document in a separate tab. You can save
or print the PDF document, or do both, and then close it. To create a pedigree with portraits
displayed, open the person page for the ancestor, scroll down to the Print box in
the right sidebar, and click Portrait Pedigree.
A vertical pedigree is created with portraits, including the ancestor’s
children and their spouses. You can click a portrait in the chart to open the
person page for that ancestor. You can produce a family group sheet for
an ancestor that shows the vital information for the ancestor, spouse, and
children. Open the person page for the ancestor and scroll down to the Print
box in the right sidebar, and click Family or “Family with sources”.You can
then click to save the PDF document or close it. For more information on
printing family group sheets, read the articles in the text for Project 1,
goal 2, Choice F. You can use the Timeline feature to see
and create historical events for an ancestor. In the person page, click the
Timeline tab. This displays a chronological list of events in the
ancestor’s life, as well as record hints when available. The events are on the
right side of the green timeline, and the year and age of the person at the time
of the event are on the left side. You can scroll down to see any additional
events. To add an event, click the Add button;
then select an event type and fill in the information. Finally, click Save. To edit an event, click the Edit link
next to the event or click the icon on the green timeline and make your changes in the Edit screen that appears. To select the types of events to display,
click the Show button and then check or clear boxes as needed for events or
relationships, and then click the X to exit the Show window. To review a record hint that appears,
click Review and Attach and follow the prompts. For more information on record
hints, see Choice A in Goal 9. Thanks for watching this segment of The
Family History Guide. [Music …]

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