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Viewing Family Group Sheet using Ancestry.com?

In April 2016, as far as I am aware, the Family Group Sheet view has not been reinstated on the New Ancestry. However, you can access a Family Group Sheet as before by using the following URL ...
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Working on pre-16th century German genealogy

There are a lot of things going on in this question. I'll try to untangle a few of them. First, the word "ben" is Hebrew for "son of" (see eg https://www.jewishgen.org/infofiles/...
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Software/tool to generate 'trial' family trees?

If you have Microsoft Powerpoint, you can open a new presentation and then search for "family tree" and they give you 8 different templates that you can choose from: These use "Smart Art" so the ...
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Seeking software which displays (yet) unrelated persons and family trees for overview

You could use Genelines by Progeny Software. It can produce almost exactly the chart you're asking for in its full descendant chart: You would create your input data in another genealogy program and ...
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How do I visibly make people aware that a connection is only tenuous and further research is needed?

Take a look at these Downloadable Image Icons for On-Line Family Trees provided on the blog Genealogy Junkie. Sue Griffith created these to mark which lines were verified by DNA research and which ...
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On FamilySearch, is it possible to find how I am related to someone more than 15/16 generations back?

If the Relative Finder app is limited to 16 generations, it is likely to be a limitation in FamilySearch Family Tree's API. The obvious clumsy workaround is to go back as far as FamilySearch will let ...
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Adding second set of parents in an online tree at Ancestry?

UPDATED VERSION: Go to your family tree Click the person you want to add to Click "Profile" At the top right of the profile it should have a "tools" button and an "Edit" button Click "Edit" and three ...
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Finding Romanian ancestors from Sibiu, Gușterița?

Romanian vital records are stored in two types of institution: The Town Halls, for (usually) records younger than 100 years; and The National Archives, and churches, for (usually) records older than ...
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Software/tool to generate 'trial' family trees?

I have personally become a fan of LucidChart.com for anything I need to rough out or even formally do for smaller trees. It has a few tree / family tree / genealogy charts that can handle small ...
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Tracing family tree if grandparents moved to UK from Pakistan?

In the absence of a more specific question about your genealogy and family history, I recommend starting your research at the free FamilySearch.org site. There you will find a Pakistan Genealogy page ...
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Making family chart with everyone in it?

Did you try Gramps' relationship graph (reports/graph/relationship graph)? If you want to see everybody in your database ("select all") make sure you set filter to "entire database" in the report ...
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Is person who has lost family last name still considered Direct descendant

At the English Stack Exchange I found a definition for "direct descendant" at https://english.stackexchange.com/questions/61559/meaning-of-direct-descendant-as-opposed-to-indirect-descendant:...
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Seeking computer-based family-tree software for Mac/PC?

There are several programs that should meet your needs. The one I'm familiar with is Family Tree Maker. I have used it on the Mac for years. It had a separately done PC version. The company that ...
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Are there any tools that will display a complete tree

There is only one programme that I know of that will do this and that is Family Historian However as the comments say with 1500 people in your tree this is likely to be unwieldy to view and scroll ...
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Software/tool to generate 'trial' family trees?

Have you had a look at the SVG Generator by Tony Proctor? It maybe overkill for what you want BUT it will give you the graphical interface that you want and also allows you to record vital information ...
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Viewing Family Group Sheet using Ancestry.com?

Ancestry has reinstated the Family Group Sheet. See Ancestry Product update: Family Group Sheets are back! (Posted on the by Ancestry Team on June 26, 2018 in the category Website) for details. Note ...
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Updating Surname Chart of Male-Line descendants in form of tree?

A tree like this is likely to be a creative and original interpretation of the artist and researcher. The artist/researcher was trying to paint a beautiful picture of the direct line, starting from ...
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Viewing Family Group Sheet using Ancestry.com?

In May 2019 it seems to be possible to access the family group sheet feature through a person's profile page once again. It is the bottom choice on the pulldown from the tree name at upper left of ...
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Finding ancestors on hand-drawn family tree?

Your example shows why, despite all the efforts of Ancestry and other companies to accommodate their customers who want to search by name, searching by name alone is not an effective technique for ...
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How do spatial analysis (GIS) and genealogy overlap?

I have to add my twopennyworth here for public viewing. One of my research difficulties, when making a case for whether two named people are the same or different, is the lack of appropriate ...
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331 cm Uncle - could it be different relative

Yes, 331cM seems too low to be an uncle. Uncles/Aunts are usually in the 1200 -> 2200 cM range. DNAPainter's Shared centiMorgan tool is a great way to look at possible relationships. For 331cM of ...
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Incestual representation in genealogy tree

If you are asking for visual representations, the following would be the simplest. Software programmes, using database information, would be able to add names, dates, additional generations, fancier ...
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Hiring a Private Investigating Agency

Generally, yes, it is possible to employ professional genealogists to carry out research on your behalf. A lot of people do it, especially when they hit 'brick walls' in their research or need copies ...
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How many generations is needed to go back to get an ethnicity estimate without a DNA test?

I don't like answering a question with a question but - how do you want to define ethnicity? Go back far enough and we are all, every single one of us, 100% African. Most people tend to refer to ...
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Ancestry showing wrong connection?

You could try using the Edit Relationships option to remove any incorrect relationships. It is found at top right of the Person page under the Edit pulldown.
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Finding Moroccan ancestors

If your father is still living, your first priority is to talk to him now and to document his own life and your own. See the FamilySearch Wiki article Family History For Beginners or other basic ...
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Change birth name or use Also Known As

When I began filling out my tree software (I use Family Tree Maker for the Mac), I used AKA for most of the name variations I found. I found it not to be helpful in tracking those variations. ...
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Are there any tools that will display a complete tree

The best way to do this is to view your tree as an ancestors list rather than a pedigree chart. An ancestors list will show ALL your ancestors on one page.
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Software/tool to generate 'trial' family trees?

I may be misunderstanding the question but I create trial or "research" trees all the time in Ancestry. But to avoid leading other ancestry users astray by what I consider as tentative relationships ...
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