This way we can find more records and transfer them to ancestry.com. I started an ancestry family tree but can't transfer them back and forth very easily.. It would be very helpful to be able to transfer the people into ancestry. Not sure if this is already possible, but it would be a very helpful functionality to have.
Among our branch's family members are those that are legally adopted. They are treated as any natural born family member. Then enters those that have identified their "natural parents", posing the problem of showing multiple parents. What is the proper way to record these ancestoral ties?
Is there a way to alert users to especially useful and searchabe state archives when what we add indicates we should look there?
1) An example is the Missouri State Arcvhives, which has a wonderful, searchable database,even allowing downloading and/or printing of actual death certificates. It keeps expanding, too. Perhaps such an alert could also include a link to the introductory page for the searchable database: http://s1.sos.mo.gov/archives/resources/ordb.asp (specifically, before "mo.gov." put "http://s1.sos." before "mo.gov" and "/archives/resources/ordb.asp" after that.)
2) Another great state searchable database is the Ohio death database: http://www.deathindexes.com/ohio/ (specifically, the link needs to add "/ohio/" to the address shown here.)
3) In searching for Oregon's pages, I came across "Oregon Online Genealogy Records" at FamilySearch.org. What a marvelous resource! https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Oregon_Online_Genealogy_Records (For this specific page, you should write "familysearch.org" in your web browser and add "/learn/wiki/en/Oregon_Online_Genealogy_Records")
4) FamilySearch's page, "Browse by Country" might be the way to go. https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Browse_by_Country (when I submitted the post, only familysearch.org came up as a link. You should put that into your webbrowser and add "/learn/wiki/en/Browse_by_Country" to the address.)
For an example of how useful this link can be, choose United States, and then go to Ohio. Browse down on the left side to "Topics." The second choice (and in bold print) is "Record Selection Table." This contains a long list from "adoptions" to "birth dates" to "maiden name" to "social activities." Each of these has one or more clickable links.
Always seeking more input in terms of how to improve the website. What could be added to improve the usefulness and flexibility? To bring it to the next level, whatever that next level may be? I always see people inquring in online forums "Should I use Ancestry? FTM? Legacy?, etc." Other than archives of source material, what features do other system have that are not here, that could be added, that could make this a vialble option for those looking around for a home?
Hi, Ray and thanks again for this site. Two ideas:
1. Pedigree Collapse. The "ancestor percentages" and "relationship with" (and probably other) options could have a option to detect and indicate the same person showing up multiple times in a pedigree. I'd be interested to explore how, say, limited populations (e.g. early Mass.) reduce the number of possible ancetors.
Ray, this is not really a new functionality but one that seems to have changed or disappeared. At one time there was a box with the new messages from the message forum and it stayed on the dashboard until you looked at each new message. Now it just pops up when you first log in and then disappears. Leaving me to search through all of the forums to find the new messages. Can you not make it part of the dashboard so that I can click on each new message? It was like that at first and I really liked it that way. Now I have to search through all the forums in order to find the new ones.
If you are going to have tags for famous actors and actresses and so forth, I hope you will also be adding tags for those who were famous in such professions as law (i.e. Clarence Seward Darrow), medicine and religion.