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Downloading documents at Family History Center (FamilySearch)

When I have viewed documents at a Family History Center or FamilySearch Affiliate Library in the past I was able to view and download most documents for future access at home. I believe there are some ...
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Familysearch terms of use (2018) and "ownership" of information?

You seem to be confusing ownership and licensing. When you submit information to a website such as FamilySearch, you will usually be licensing them the information. The FamilySearch Terms of Use (...
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What is my Lineage?

Germany is usually considered to be part of Western Europe, therefore Western European would be the natural option to choose. However assuming you are American I would be surprised if all your ...
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Keeping family trees up-to-date or synchronised between websites

What kind of trees are we talking about anyway? I'd like to address some misconceptions that are in your question before I answer your question directly. You wrote: If you ask me, one of their goals ...
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Export data from FamilySearch.org Family Tree as spreadsheet?

You can use the Family Search API even though they have no already written tools. This is suggested in the link Colin left in his answer. Specifically, someone has written a python script that exports ...
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Export data from FamilySearch.org Family Tree as spreadsheet?

Looking at the help / FAQ on the FamilySearch site it states that there is currently no way to export your tree from FamilySearch. It goes on to say that this may be possible with a third party ...
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Analyzing Wurttemberg church records discovered via FamilySearch?

When you are attempting an analysis of historical records, there is no substitute for looking at the original records. In her Quicklesson 1: Analysis and Citation, Elizabeth Shown Mills says "...
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What is my Lineage?

Before 1952, the state today known as Baden-W├╝rttemberg did not exist. In 1880, Baden and W├╝rttemberg were separate countries, which were part of united Germany since only 9 years, but had large ...
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Indexing nE census record at FamilySearch?

In a footnote in Kirsty Gover's Tribal Constitutionalism (p 122), citing an interview with genealogist Rita Souther, the author notes that N.E. stood for Not Eligible: Some base rolls exclude non-...
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Keeping family trees up-to-date or synchronised between websites

TL;DR: No. I'm looking for the same thing, and from my professional experience and investigation into the genealogy industry (yes, it's an industry), this is the conclusion I've drawn. I'm relatively ...
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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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Organizing FamilySearch Sources in Gramps

I do as you described in your example. Also I link the event to the citation. This is a lot of clicks in the UI but it helps a lot when you come back two years later to continue your research. I wish ...
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Importing Gedcom from MyHeritage into existing Ancestry.com tree?

After reviewing my options, I decided to import GEDCOMs from the other sites I use into FamilySearch. This has the advantage of helping me get all data into one place, although it's frustrating that I ...
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How to access digitised content at a FamilySearch Affiliate Library?

You'll need to contact FamilySearch Support and provide the IP address(es) for the library. Please see this article: https://www.familysearch.org/ask/salesforce/viewArticle?urlname=Affiliate-Library-...
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How to access digitised content at a FamilySearch Affiliate Library?

The article Restrictions on viewing an image in historical records says, for the status message These images are viewable: To signed-in members of supporting organizations when they use the ...
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Is there any program that automatically imports sources attached to the FamilySearch tree?

Today, Randy Seaver wrote a blog post about how RootsMagic Can Import Sources From FamilySearch Family Tree. He gives an example and shows a screen where he compares RootsMagic Sources on the left ...
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Determining whether FamilySearch entry is my ancestor and not a namesake?

after reading all your questions, I think I understand now your concern. The surnames Heftle and Brackenhammer are quite rare in Germany. How I posted on your other question the family tree down from ...
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Finding FindMyPast Devon Marriage image indexed by FamilySearch?

I used the Old Search to search for any marriage in 1729 with "Plymouth, Devon, England" in the Where box, then narrowed the search by selecting these filters: Country: England Subcategory: Marriages ...
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Finding FindMyPast Devon Marriage image indexed by FamilySearch?

The marriage occurred at Plymouth Charles the Martyr, as it can be found in the index made by the late Don Curkeet: Charles the Martyr Marriages 1644-1758. OSMENT, Robert, 1720-1729, SIMONS, ...
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Persistent URLs (web addresses) for online records of genealogical events

Update to previous answer by @AdrianB38: In a post (submitted byrraymondon Fri, 04/06/2018 - 17:28) in the discussion Using FamilySearch Citation on the Evidence Explained website, Robert Raymond ...
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Is there any program that automatically imports sources attached to the FamilySearch tree?

There is a Python program that does the job quite nice, and that is pretty fast. I sometimes use it in Linux, and it has a simple GUI, in which you can also check whether you want to download notes, ...
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Where is John Knight of Henry Kentucky in 1840 census?

If you click on the little i to the right of the 1840 census title it leads you to the wiki page about the census. Down that page is a section, United States Census, 1840 known issues which refers to ...
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Where is John Knight of Henry Kentucky in 1840 census?

Many NARA microfilm publications have a descriptive pamphlet which describes the microfilm and explains how it is arranged. These publications sometimes say when pages have been lost (similar to the ...
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What does 'civil' mean in a location

I believe this is a quirk in the way FamilySearch indexed a particular town record book for Minot, Maine. Many, if not all, of the entries from the indexing of the film (#11550) of that book use "...
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Does FamilySearch.org prohibit freelance genealogists from charging clients for research services utilizing their platform to do the research?

Official response I got when asking ([email protected]) about permission: Go to https://permissions.churchofjesuschrist.org/ Watch the short video in the lower right ...
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Organizing FamilySearch Sources in Gramps

I do something similar to Option #2, but don't even use a Repository, since these electronic records are on so many web sites. Thus: Source: Oregon, Yamhill County, Index to Marriage Records Citation: ...
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Can I work on more than one tree on Family Search?

Because it is a communal project, you (and anyone else) can create and edit any profile page in the FamilySearch family tree. The edit history of that page will list your name with any changes made by ...
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Tracing relationships on FamilySearch's Family Tree through more than 15 generations?

I'm assuming for this answer that the person you're looking for is indeed one of your ancestors and not someone on a collateral line. One difficulty with doing this kind of search is simply keeping ...
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Indexing nE census record at FamilySearch?

This question isn't a good fit for this site. We can't tell you how FamilySearch would like you to index this record -- only FamilySearch can do that. "What does the 'nE' in the census number ...
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