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
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
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 you.
Q. What if I want to
see an individualís descendants?
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 format?
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 related?
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 it?
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
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 the page.
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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