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Ancestry and Family Search uploaded media items

When I upload media items usually .jpg's to either Ancestry and Family Search they get reduced in file size from 10 to 60%. When they are uploaded they are under the required files size. Is there a ...
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Does FamilySearch.org prohibit freelance genealogists from charging clients for research services utilizing their platform to do the research?

If I want to hold myself out as an independent researcher willing to receive for-hire compensation to research a client's family history, and I want to use FamilySearch.org as my primary research ...
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Organizing FamilySearch Sources in Gramps

I'm trying to get started with Gramps and am having trouble figuring out the right way to model references to Family Search as sources/citations. I tried to follow the model from this email thread, ...
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Can I work on more than one tree on Family Search?

I understand that Family Search has a "grand tree" concept, so everyone in the world is on the same tree, but is there any way of working on a family tree other than my own for a friend ...
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Familysearch terms of use (2018) and "ownership" of information?

It seems to me that the copyright and ownership of historical images and information is legal quagmire that does not lend itself to straight forward answers. As an example: According to ...
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Downloading documents at Family History Center (FamilySearch)

In my research there are several documents that can only be accessed at Family History Centers. The term used (when searching for these documents) is that they can be Viewed, does that imply that ...
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What does 'civil' mean in a location

Some locations of events are in the form "civil, minot, androscoggin, maine". What does the'civil' in the location mean? As an example using FamilySearch I have a whole family that has two entries ...
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Tracing relationships on FamilySearch's Family Tree through more than 15 generations?

Why can FamilySearch.org Family Tree trace relationships only up to 15 generations? If I find an ancestor who is 15 generations removed, the site will show me exactly how I am related, and will ...
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Importing Gedcom from MyHeritage into existing Ancestry.com tree?

I have trees on several sites since I'm able to get different information from each one, and my MyHeritage tree has lots of information that Ancestry doesn't have. I exported a gedcom file from ...
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How to access digitised content at a FamilySearch Affiliate Library?

One of my local libraries is listed on the FamilySearch FHC finder page as an Affiliate Library (not an LDS facility). Since stopping microfilm ordering last month, many digitised microfilms have a ...
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Indexing nE census record at FamilySearch?

I do indexing of records on FamilySearch. I've come across something a bit confusing to me, as a newer indexer. This image is from the Native American Census Rolls 1885-1940. Reservation: Blackfeet ...
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Duplicate Identities and Persons and Incorrect Records

How do I discover the cause of and fix duplicate records on Ancestry, and on FamilySearch? How do I find the true dates and places of life events, the true names of people, and their true relation ...
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Is Rosa Balladares mother of all these children?

I am looking for the children of Rosa Balladares, born in Nicaragua. I found the corresponding records on FamilySearch. When I was able to access the mentioned records some months ago, I was asking ...
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Analyzing Wurttemberg church records discovered via FamilySearch?

I am researching an ancestor, Johann Gottlieb Berner, and I am finding two people by this name in FamilySearch: JGB, born in Unterturkheim, Wurttemberg on 12 Jan 1847 to Gottlieb Berner and Regina ...
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What is my Lineage?

My ancestors came over to Missouri from Baden-Württemberg, Germany during the 1880's as part of the 1.4 million German immigration wave that occurred during that time, mainly due to civil war and ...
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Can I post this on Familysearch? [duplicate]

So, I was doing some Family History at my local Family History Center when I came across newspaper articles on NewspaperArchive.com concerning some events that happened to ancestors I was researching. ...
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Where is John Knight of Henry Kentucky in 1840 census?

I'm trying to find the 1840 census record for John Knight, b. 1793 in the 1840 census. Both Ancestry and FamilySearch list him in their index, but have no record. Here is result on FamilySearch: ...
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Finding FindMyPast Devon Marriage image indexed by FamilySearch?

My 6th great grandparents Robert Osment and his wife Elizabeth baptized five children at Plymouth Charles the Martyr, Devon, England: Phillis (1730), John (1738), Robert (1742), Sarah (1743/44) and ...
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Export data from FamilySearch.org Family Tree as spreadsheet?

I want to generate a spreadsheet of everyone I have in my FamilySearch.org family tree. I want the data associated with these names as well (birth, marriage, death related info). Is there a tool to ...
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What are the rules for putting media on different sites?

I have accounts on many Genealogy Related Sites (FamilySearch, Ancestry, FindMyPast, etc.) and other people are uploading stories and photos to our common ancestors. Is it okay for me to take photos ...
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Is there any program that automatically imports sources attached to the FamilySearch tree?

There are lots of programs that can import new persons from the shared tree on FamilySearch. I know most of the FamilySearch features of Ancestral Quest, Legacy, and RootsMagic, but they all lack one ...
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Finding church / parish records for Kent?

Where may I access original baptism, marriage and burial records for Bexley, Bexleyheath and Sidcup? I am seventy six years old and live in Norfolk. I am able to access original online Norfolk ...
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Determining whether FamilySearch entry is my ancestor and not a namesake?

The Oskar Heftle and Johanna Wilhelmina Brackenhammer found in FamilySearch could be my ancestors but I'm not quite sure. All I know is that one of my 3rd great grandparents was called "Oscar Heftlé" ...
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Correcting Altered Records on FamilySearch.org?

Wonder if anybody can help me out on what I suspect is altered information from a marriage record. The info from the alleged marriage record is posted on familysearch.org. Portion of record is as ...
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Using a card index to find Probate records?

Since I asked the question about working with unindexed probate records, I have located some card indexes for administrations in Queens County New York online (as images which can be browsed) and one ...
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Finding more details in 1851/1861 Scotland Census?

I am relatively inexperienced in using FamilySearch to find Scotland Census records but I suspect the 1851 and 1861 records below may belong to my 4th great grandfather Robert Clacher. My Ancestry....
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Working with browsable images of probate records?

FamilySearch.org makes images available for browsing before the (computer) indexes to the collections are available. Recently some probate collections have come online, and I have made a couple of ...
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Persistent URLs (web addresses) for online records of genealogical events

Are there any standards, or common usage, for the creation of persistent (long-lived) URLs (web addresses) for genealogy events? (more accurately these would be called IRIs, but URLs are the more ...
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What to think about information in FamilySearch search windows that then don't appear in the entry?

I am in a situation where I found a matching birth date in a baptism certificate through the search function of family search, but upon following the link to the index, I don't find that information ...
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What New York City vital records are covered by this index on FamilySearch?

When records have been extracted and indexed, but the images are not available online, how can I find out more information about how the index was made, and what fields were on the original records? ...
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Which FHL microfilms are available to view online?

My research subjects are two sisters who lived in College Point, Queens, NY. For the sister who died in 1902, I have the date of death and certificate number from the collection "New York City, ...
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Can anyone find the definition of Parts on FamilySearch Indexing Projects?

FamilySearch publishes "Project Completion Percentages" on the page "FamilySearch Indexing Updates". (That may or may not be the only or best place). On that page we find, for instance, that "US (...
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The identity of Priscilla Kimball Preston. Can you help track down an old extracted record and help solve a 17th century mystery?

We all know it should not take 1200 words to explain a transcription error ... A 17th century personality, "Priscilla Kimball Preston," reported by FamilySearch's FamilyTree causes a conflict in my ...
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Losing FamilySearch.org functionality from links to digital images. What am I doing wrong?

I frequently use links to digitized images at FamilySearch (below, "digital links"). Sometimes these are to entries in unindexed collections, while other times, it's just easier to refer someone to a "...
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What are the main free, online content providers for genealogical data? [closed]

I have become very familiar with the resources available on FamilySearch.org, but there are a lot of times when I still hit roadblocks. I am aware of Ancestry.com, but I know that most of their ...
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