Thursday, October 17, 2013
Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Printing a Fan Chart
October 7, 2013 By FamilySearchYou can now print a full-color, 7-generation fan chart from within Family Tree. To do so, follow the steps listed below.
Option 1: You can display the fan chart, and print it from the Fan Chart view window.
1. Make sure the person you want to print a fan chart for is in the primary person position.
2. Click the Fan Chart icon located in the upper left of the screen. This will display the fan chart on the screen.
3.Click the Printer icon.
4. Click Print. You many need to wait a few minutes for the chart for format.
Option 2: You can print a fan chart from the person’s details page. To do so, follow the steps listed below.
1. From the details page, click the Fan Chart icon so that the fan chart displays on the screen.
2. Click the Printer icon. You many need to wait a few minutes for the chart for format.
3. Click Print.
The printable fan chart opens in a second tab of your browser. It takes a bit of time to get created. When done, it looks like this:
Tuesday, October 1, 2013
FamilySearch Wiki Reaches an Important Milestone
October 1, 2013 By Steve AndersonFamilySearch has recently reached a rather significant milestone. Its Research Wiki has just published its 75,000th article. While the number is impressive by itself, the idea that should grab our attention and make us go WOW is the fact that such a large community of genealogists and family historians have worked together to pool their collective knowledge into a single web based library and made it all available to the public—for FREE. It’s like having a worldwide encyclopedia of knowledge for genealogists at your fingertips. This is really big news!
James Tanner, the creator and author of the Genealogy’s Star blog site has written an excellent blog post about this milestone event titled, 75,000 Articles now in the FamilySearch Research Wiki. James Tanner is an expert genealogist and writer. Tanner has contributed several useful articles to the Research Wiki, so he knows what he’s talking about. Click on his article and see what he has to say about this milestone event and see what happens when experts all work together to share knowledge about the world’s records.