Andy Hatchett
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Do any programs use Gedcom X (as opposed to Gedcom)?
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To the best of my knowledge, at this point in time, there are no commercial products that have publicly announced that they using GEDCOM X in any of their retail products.

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Should I record a Census as a Census or a Residence?
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What has to be understood is that the Ancestry Member Tree feature is a display application and not really a genealogy program. Thus the GEDCOM it generates for download is a non-standard 'flavor' of ...

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Difference between "roomer" and "boarder" in 1930 US census?
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In general, a roomer meant someone whho rented a room but that did not include meals. A boarder paid for "room and board" (i.e. meals).

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Deleting information from Ancestry.com
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If you upload a family picture to a public Ancestry Member Tree you have already lost control. Read the Terms of Service. When you sign up with Ancestry.com etc... you agree to give them a license to ...

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How can I number a step-grandfather in Ahnen numbering?
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The only correct answer is- you can't; at least not without lying to the software. An ahnentafel deals with bloodline ancestors and your step-grandfather doesn't qualify.

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Benefiting from another's tree without copying and pasting?
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While I might copy info from another tree, it would not be into my tree that I pasted it. I maintain a research folder on each person of interest and that is where I would paste the info. Once I have ...

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Why was my great-grandfather honorably discharged from the US Army so many times?
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At one time (early-mid 1960's), one was always discharged at the end of the enlistment period. If one wished to continue to serve they could immediately, or for a certain period of time, re-enlist ...

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Can anyone interpret this report of a ship's charter for cargo?
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Adrian, I'd suggest your best bet would be contacting either of the two museums shown below: http://www.maritime.org/index.htm http://www.vancouvermaritimemuseum.com/ They are to San Francisco and ...

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What to do with discarded research data?
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Since Ancestry Member Trees allows attaching media files and PDF files, you could just enter the lady as a one person tree and attach everything to her- including a report in PDF format explaining ...

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Is there a specific URL at Ancestry.com for searching and finding the publicly available data?
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Here is a list of the free Ancestry databases that was provided in a blog article by the Ancestry Insider. http://ancestryinsider.blogspot.com/2011/02/free-databases-on-ancestrycom.html

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Can I remove facts from my tree obtained via other Ancestry.com members?
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To the best of my knowledge, there is no way to do what you want on the Ancestry site. You might be able to play with a downloaded GEDCOM file but that would mainly depends n exactly who sources were ...

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Can I get an alternate (hopefully clearer) scan of a US Census page?
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Digital images of the 1940 census were sold to Ancestry.com. FamilySearch..org, Archives.com and other content providers by NARA who prepared the original images. You could try any of those sites.

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Is there a federal government office that could provide information about a US civil war/military headstone?
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Start with your local Veterans Affairs office. They will be able to guide you thru the process- which may involve being sent to another agency within the government. As with most dealings with ...

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Where else might I find a ship going from New York to London in Spring/Summer, 1911?
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You might find them in this Ancestry database of UK, Incoming Passenger Lists, 1878-1960: This database is an index to the Board of Trade’s passenger lists of ships arriving in the United Kingdom ...

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Documented standards for genealogy data entry
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There is, to the best of my knowledge, no definitive reference work such as that which you are seeking, nor has there even been. Genealogy is 90% opinion and 10% definitive- and that includes works ...

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How should place names be recorded?
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As you have found, there is nothing even approaching a standard way to record place names. It all depends on what you are inputing in to and outputing to. One must be familiar with both ends of the ...

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How would you handle a census record that is almost certainly the target family but which has too many discrepancies?
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The first thing I'd do is nail down the parents in the 1910 and 1920 census to check dates and places of birth The head of house (born 1901) simply could NOT have a daughter Mary born in 1902 so Mary ...

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Who established the Wagga Country Fire Brigade?
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Wikipedia says..."History The New South Wales Fire Brigades (NSWFB) was established in September 1909, replacing the Sydney based Metropolitan Fire Brigade, which formed in February 1884.[3] Prior to ...

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With an Ancestry.com account do I have access to other sites they own?
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It depends on the website. Ancestry's pay sites usually need their own sign in and their free sites (Roootsweb and Mundia) can use the Ancestry account info.

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Quebec City Passenger Lists ... 1865-1900: Devising a scheme to view the first page of a passenger list
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The following is from http://www.abovetopsecret.com/forum/thread736264/pg1 [QUOTE] The disclosed Canadian UFO files can be found on the website of the “Library and Archives Canada” (a Canadian ...

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Dealing with incomplete dates for living relatives on Ancestry.com
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Rusty, There is no one size fits all answer-period. It all depends on what your software exports to a GEDCOM and whatever program/application you are feeding that GEDCOM into. That can only be ...

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Are there standards for including step, foster, and adopted relationships in descendant charts and reports?
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In a word: no. Charts are done by individual genealogy software programs or charting programs and depend on blood relationships. The only way to include step, foster, or adopted relationships is to ...

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What is the difference between 'genealogy' and 'family history'?
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The answer to this question is completely dependent on who is asked the question. Some believe that they are the same and thus can be used interchangeably; others feel they are different and not ...

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How well do I know my ancestors (at least superficially)?
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To the best of my knowledge, there is neither an 'Official" name for what you are talking about nor any genealogy package that calculates it.

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What are the key points for a beginning genealogist to consider?
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One of the best places to learn how to do genealogy is Kimberly Powell's blog. Just go to: How to Begin Tracing Your Family Tree That will get you off to a very good start in an organized fashion.

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