Tuesday, April 22, 2014

FTM2014 - Office Hours

Office Hours 

Since I started the  +Cousin Russ Genealogy Community, on Google Plus, I have had an idea of holding, informal "Office Hours", where I would host a Hangout On Air and talk about how to use Family Tree Maker.

A colleague and friend  has Office Hours for Business Hangouts and Business Hangouts On Air.

So what I have been thinking about have these Office Hours is that they would be recorded. They may or may not be a regularly scheduled HOA, like 

My thought was that IF I see someone post a Question about FTM2014 and wants to talk about it, I would set up Office Hours and invite the person asking the question to be on the panel as a JOINer for that discussion. I would then post the link for others to join and will set it up to track comments.I would try to limit these to between 30 minutes and an hour, shorter if possible, but would want to cover THAT specific topic.

The schedule would be based on when the person asking the question would have the time to do it.

I only request that you have a Camera and a Headset, when possible, so that we can Screen Share and to be able to have a conversation. Remember as you join an HOA, you will receive a notice that you understand that it will be recorded and accept that screen.

What are your thoughts on this "Wacky TUESDAY" idea? Trying to get ahead of Wacky Wednesday 101a in the  Community.

I will NOT schedule any such Office Hours that will conflict with the Events in the +DearMyrtle Community, as that is my priority.

Please share your thoughts on this Wacky idea.

I will figure out how to get me the topics that might be of interest to you.

Thank you,
Copyright © 2014 by H R Worthington

FTM2014 - Clean Up of Fact Notes

I thought that I would share how I clean up my FACT Notes in FTM2014

Am traying this video feature again.
Copyright © 2014 by H R Worthington

Monday, April 21, 2014

FTM2014 - How I use the Notes Feature with +DearMYRTLE

I thought I would share a conversation that I had with +DearMYRTLE and the use of the various Notes feature in FTM2014. I did an earlier version of this, but Dear MYRTLE always asks the question that users might ask as well.

Thank you +DearMYRTLE
Copyright © 2014 by H R Worthington

Sunday, April 20, 2014

FTM2014 - How I use Notes

This is a Video to discuss how I use the Notes feature in FTM2014

This is a test to see if I can embed a You Tube Video, created as a Google+ Hangout On Air. This blog post may be pulled down later.
Copyright © 2014 by H R Worthington

Saturday, April 19, 2014

FTM2014 - Pennsylvania Certificate of Death Web Merge

Here is a follow up to: The Report Worked the FIRST time

I selected my ancestor, Husband of 2nd great aunt, and went to the Web Search Workspace, as the hint's haven't caught up yet, here is the search screen. The FIRST hint, is the same one that I saw on the manual search.

MY information is on the Left, with the results from Ancestry on the Right. I did the Web Merge from here. I am not sharing those screens, as I have done so in the past.

The Image is in the Media Workspace, I will have to convert the Ancestry Citation to the Template format.

I will do a clean up follow up, because of some "errors" that I saw. For example, the screen above shows the Birth location as "Dubland Ireland". We know how that Dublin is spelled. The normal response would be an indexing problem. Nope.

Here is the transcribed view:

Here is the record

Just reminds me to LOOK AT THE RECORD.

Copyright © 2014 by H R Worthington

Print Friendly