Bill's Genealogy Blog

Bill Buchanan is a long-time genealogy enthusiast, living at Onoway, Alberta, Canada. This blog will describe my experiences as I research my family history and help others.

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I am a retired online school teacher. During July 2007 - January 2010, and September 2011 - March 2014, I provided part-time support for https://familysearch.org This is very rewarding. I have helped others with the Family Tree and related FamilySearch products.
Since April 2010, I was an assistant director of Edmonton Riverbend Family History Centre. In recent months I was director of this FHC. I have a FHC blog at Bill's Family History Center Blog For information the Latter-day Saints and family history click http://mormon.org/

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Lesson for 7 PM Thursday, 4 Nov 2010 at Edmonton Riverbend Family History Center 14325-53rd Ave (SE entrance as marked) Exit Whitemud Drive at 53 Ave, and turn left. Products and Services from Other Companies (Affiliate Software) Some companies and organizations provide products and services with features that support FamilySearch. Quotes from http://www.familysearch.org/eng/affiliates/index.html Certified Products for new.FamilySearch.org (Family Tree) FamilyInsight Designed specifically to help PAF users synchronize with the new FamilySearch website. It ranks matches and highlights differences so you can quickly import or export data and get right back to your research in PAF. Also gives you the ability to merge, cleanup, and compare files with increased accuracy. [If you have used PAF Insight you will find it easy to use.] Ancestral Quest Ancestral Quest is an easy-to-use, full-featured family tree program. The Windows versions of PAF were created from an earlier version of AQ, so PAF users will feel right at home using the screens, reports, and other functions. PAF users can upgrade to AQ or continue to use PAF, supplementing it using the new features in AQ, including the ability to synchronize both AQ and PAF data with new FamilySearch. RootsMagic 4 Winner of the FamilySearch award for "Easiest to Sync", RootsMagic 4 genealogy software makes working with new FamilySearch a breeze, including reserving ordinances and creating temple trips. Import directly from PAF, new FamilySearch, and other programs. [There is a free version.] Legacy Family Tree A Legacy Family Tree is the FREE genealogy software to organize, research, and publish your family’s tree. Use Legacy to print maps, get research suggestions, collaborate with other family members, cite your sources, publish books and shareable CDs and much more. Legacy makes it easy to work with FamilySearch and will measure your progress against the goals you set for temple work and more. Easily import from PAF and other programs. [Only partial nFS support] MacFamilyTree 6 MacFamilyTree 6 is a modern genealogy application for the Mac. Easily enter and then visualize your family history by creating reports, diagrams or browsing this data in the innovative 3D view called Virtual Tree. Collect data and enter it in MacFamilyTree on your Mac or MobileFamilyTree on your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad. MacFamilyTree has been translated into a total of 15 languages. MacFamilyTree 6 offers New FamilySearch integration, extensive export options and runs on all Macs using Mac OS 10.5 and newer. Thursday night we will be looking at using FamilyInsight, AncestralQuest, and RootsMagic to synch your data with the new.familysearch.org family tree.

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