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My Heritage Ranked 3rd By ProGenealogists
Tom Poole
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I'm interested in a good repository for family history, replete with detailed notes and evidence of vetting.  Although I have thousands of photos in my database at home, I'm not much interested in posting them because I recognize they consume monstrous amounts of storage.  A couple of years ago, I uploaded my GED file and looked at it a few times but gave up for several reasons.  First this system was painfully slow.  Secondly, I couldn't figure out why the thousands of notes and citations were not available.  Yesterday and today, I again invested time in my file here but found the same problems.  I don't know how this system achieved #3 but perhaps I'm missing something.  I'll check back when I have plenty of time to search for my notes, citations, links, etc.   If anyone has hints for me, I'd like to hear them.  In the mean time, I'm still looking.
Tom Poole
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RE: My Heritage Ranked 3rd By ProGenealogists
Robert (Bob) Arrington
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You should be able to view notes by doing the following:

1. In your Family Site, go to the Family Tree > People page.

2. Search for theindividual whose notes you wish to view

3. Click on the individual's name

4. On the subsequent page click on Notes & Sources

And you should see all the notes relating to the individual

Hope this helps

Bob

Robert (Bob) Arrington
Banjulnding Village
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RE: My Heritage Ranked 3rd By ProGenealogists [2]
Pamela Pitlanish
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What do you mean, "on the subsequent page?"

I'm also looking for where the citations & notes are located when publishing from FTB onto the website; don't see them.

Pamela Pitlanish
Oak Park, MI
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RE: My Heritage Ranked 3rd By ProGenealogists [3]
Noam
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He is referring to the Individual profile page,

which you will reach once you click on his name in the People page.

You will see the notes there.

We are planning to improve this feature,

so that the notes will be made more accessible.

 

Regards,

 

Noam \ MyHeritage Team.  

Noam
Israel
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RE: My Heritage Ranked 3rd By ProGenealogists [4]
Pamela Pitlanish
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Noam wrote:

He is referring to the Individual profile page,

which you will reach once you click on his name in the People page.

You will see the notes there.

We are planning to improve this feature,

so that the notes will be made more accessible.

 

Regards,

 

Noam MyHeritage Team.  

Thanks, Noam.  I found how to add notes--and they show up in the person's page (family tree-->notes & sources).  But I'm not understanding what the difference is, in genealogy, between the "citation" tab, then "source" button & the "notes" tab in Family Tree Builder.  I listed "obituary" as the citation when referring to the obituary of Nicholas Fachilla in my tree.  However, as I also listed "obituary" as a citation for another family member, when you view Frank's events & facts-->death-->obituary, it shows the 2 people that I listed "obituary" for in their citations.  What would be the proper way to use the citations tab in FTB?  I'm thinking that I should maybe have written the name of the newspaper, but even that could feasibly produce duplicates--for instance, if a particular newspaper listed several obituaries for persons in the tree.  And then what goes in the "source" button under the "citation" tab?  It might be helpful if better descriptions were added to the FTB User Guide for these detail areas.

 

Here's an image of Citations, where you can put in text, and then if you edit the source, there's yet another spot for text.  What's the difference?  (well...maybe not!  Why does your site say a 97.4 KB image say is over 300 KB?)

Pamela Pitlanish
Oak Park, MI
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RE: My Heritage Ranked 3rd By ProGenealogists [5]
Noam
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Hi Pamela,

 

For example, you can add a source to your project: the Bible.

You can do that using the View > Sources menu.

You can fill in the details about this source, as well as a short description in the text field (This is the new testament, as it was published in .....etc ).

 

Now, you might have a person in your tree named Noah, and you want to add a citation to his card, with a reference to his name in the bible.  

 

You will then double click on his card,

go to the citations tab,

choose the source from the drop down list  (the Bible)

and put the relevant sentence or text in the 'text from source' field.

If the source is a newspaper, I would put the date to avoid duplicates: The Times 4/5/86 for example.

 

 

Regards,

Noam \ MyHeritage Team 

Noam
Israel
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RE: My Heritage Ranked 3rd By ProGenealogists [2]
Tom Poole
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Thanks for the reply.  I gave it my best but just don't have enough time left on this earth to wait for this program.  It's pretty but just doesn't function well enough for me.  thx. anyway.
Tom Poole
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RE: My Heritage Ranked 3rd By ProGenealogists [2]
Tom Poole
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Thanks for the reply.  I gave it my best but just don't have enough time left on this earth to wait for this program.  It's pretty but just doesn't function well enough for me.  thx. anyway.
Tom Poole
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RE: My Heritage Ranked 3rd By ProGenealogists [3]
Robert Barham
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Tom Poole wrote:

Thanks for the reply.  I gave it my best but just don't have enough time left on this earth to wait for this program.  It's pretty but just doesn't function well enough for me.  thx. anyway.

Hi Tom, hopefully Robert answered your inquiry there. If you've got any other specific questions don't hesitate to ask them. 

Robert Barham
London
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