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  • How to Take a Screen Capture

    A screenshot or screen capture is the act of copying all or part of what is currently displayed on the screen and saving it in image format on your computer.

    SNIPPING TOOL is a useful program which is part of the Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8 standard installation.

    To open SNIPPING TOOL
    • Vista / Windows 7 : Go to Start menu > All programs > Accessories > Snipping Tool
    • Windows 8 : Open Snipping Tool by swiping in from the right edge of the screen, tapping Search
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  • Using tables in Blogs

    The use of table format is a convenient way of publishing dated or sequential information into a blog.

    The tables below can be copied and pasted into a member's blog and be used for such things as
    • transcription of journals/diaries,
    • timeline of events either from your research as a whole or a timeline relating to a particular individual, surname line or event.
    • recording the military records of an ancestor, e.g. enlistment, postings, promotions
    - or other similar records in ...
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  • Classified Index

    Classified Index

    BEGINNING RESEARCH


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  • How to Search the Reference Library

    The Reference Library is stored in two locations. The main section is stored on the forum and accessed via the listing on the Home page. A smaller section is housed in the wiki section of the site which can be accessed via the Site Projects link on the navigation bar.


    Navigation via the Home page:
    • Clicking on the Reference Library tab on the navigation bar will take you to the Home page.
    • The Reference Library can be accessed by selecting the appropriate heading
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  • How to Use Photobucket

    Go to the Photobucket website - http://photobucket.com/

    If you are not already registered click on SIGN UP and complete the registration details.

    Sign into your account and click on UPLOAD IMAGES AND VIDEOS


    Select the files from your computer that you wish to upload. Holding down the Ctrl key whilst selecting files means you can select a number at a time.

    On the next page add any titles or description as required, click SAVE ...
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  • How to Create a GEDCOM

    Family Tree Maker 2006

    Open the Family View page, click on FILE / EXPORT FILE / ENTIRE FILE

    Once you have done this, you will need to specify a destination folder for the file to be exported to, for example My Documents or Desktop. You should also name the GEDCOM at this point, using a filename that you can easily recognise. When this is done you need to select the 'save as type' - click on the drop down listing and select GEDCOM (.GED) - see image below. ...
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  • How to Search the GEDCOM Database

    Click on the 'GEDCOM' button (circled red) and select Search our Names Database from the drop down listing.




    You can search using any combination of given name / last name / place of birth / year of birth.


    Should you find any positive results from your search then you can contact the member who has submitted that information by clicking on their username in the right hand column and sending a personal message (PM). ...
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  • How to Create a Blog

    What is a blog? You may use your blog for whatever you wish, providing it is within the Terms & Conditions of the forum. They can be privatised, open to selected people or made public, in which case they will be picked up by search engines. You could record the surnames you are looking for or make notes about your research. Blogs can be updated as often as you wish. Members who originally created User Pages within the Wiki area of the forum may like to transfer their data to the Blog pages. ...
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  • How to Add and Resize Signatures

    Signatures can be text or image based. Please see our Terms and Conditions for guidelines on size and content.

    Image based signatures can be created via sites such as GlitterMaker, TickerFactory or Gif-mania or you can use simple pre-saved images.


    How to Add a Signature
    • Save your signature on to your computer.
    • Using your Photobucket account upload the image from your computer to Photobucket. For help using Photobucket, click here.
    • Once you have
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  • Publicity Material

    Publicity Material

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  • How to Take a Screen Capture
    by Elaine ..Spain
    A screenshot or screen capture is the act of copying all or part of what is currently displayed on the screen and saving it in image format on your computer.

    SNIPPING TOOL is a useful program which is part of the Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8 standard installation.

    To open SNIPPING TOOL
    • Vista / Windows 7 : Go to Start menu > All programs > Accessories > Snipping Tool
    • Windows 8 : Open Snipping Tool by swiping in from the right edge of the screen, tapping Search
    ...
    07-06-14, 14:02
  • Using tables in Blogs
    by Elaine ..Spain
    The use of table format is a convenient way of publishing dated or sequential information into a blog.

    The tables below can be copied and pasted into a member's blog and be used for such things as
    • transcription of journals/diaries,
    • timeline of events either from your research as a whole or a timeline relating to a particular individual, surname line or event.
    • recording the military records of an ancestor, e.g. enlistment, postings, promotions
    - or other similar records in ...
    10-01-13, 15:18
  • Classified Index
    by Caroline
    BEGINNING RESEARCH


    ...
    19-10-10, 12:26
  • How to Search the Reference Library
    by Elaine ..Spain
    The Reference Library is stored in two locations. The main section is stored on the forum and accessed via the listing on the Home page. A smaller section is housed in the wiki section of the site which can be accessed via the Site Projects link on the navigation bar.


    Navigation via the Home page:
    • Clicking on the Reference Library tab on the navigation bar will take you to the Home page.
    • The Reference Library can be accessed by selecting the appropriate heading
    ...
    19-10-10, 11:27
  • How to Use Photobucket
    by Elaine ..Spain
    Go to the Photobucket website - http://photobucket.com/

    If you are not already registered click on SIGN UP and complete the registration details.

    Sign into your account and click on UPLOAD IMAGES AND VIDEOS


    Select the files from your computer that you wish to upload. Holding down the Ctrl key whilst selecting files means you can select a number at a time.

    On the next page add any titles or description as required, click SAVE ...
    05-10-10, 16:39
  • How to Create a GEDCOM
    by Elaine ..Spain
    Family Tree Maker 2006

    Open the Family View page, click on FILE / EXPORT FILE / ENTIRE FILE

    Once you have done this, you will need to specify a destination folder for the file to be exported to, for example My Documents or Desktop. You should also name the GEDCOM at this point, using a filename that you can easily recognise. When this is done you need to select the 'save as type' - click on the drop down listing and select GEDCOM (.GED) - see image below. ...
    05-10-10, 15:01
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