Thursday, June 3, 2021

Reader Question - Adding Multiple People of a Family

Question from a Reader of this blog

Adding Multiple People of a Family:
Hey Russ, I am seeking a more streamlined method of entering a new family in FTM (2019) than one at a time. Specifically, when I find a census record with, e.g. a family of a couple with 10 children (or several families in one census), it is very labor intensive and time consuming to enter each person of each family into FTM software, especially the repetitive information, e.g. p.o.b. and source information, etc. My wish is that I could enter the entire family in something like an Excel spreadsheet and then import them in to FTM. Do you know of a smoother manner to enter such records?

I know of not easy way to do what you are asking.

However, The built in Web Merge Feature is how I deal with Census Records. I have blogged about this many times. This feature will Merge the Data from the Record, include Citations on each Fact included, and attach any media files to the Citation.

Hope that helps 

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