Colin
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How to enhance digital images of partly damaged documents (German church book from 1657)?
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It often helps to use an image editing program such as Photoshop to process the image and inverting the colour also helps. I had a quick go at your image and it may help but knowing no German I am not ...

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Download database of last names
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If you have not already done so, try looking at the Forebears website. It has a page of the common surnames for most countries. This is a link to the page for the Netherlands and you should just be ...

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Descendant List from Ancestry.com
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If you are happy to continue double entry PAF and Ancestry then you could just get a pdf printer driver and output to that from PAF. One example is Bullzip it is free. Alternatively switch PAF which ...

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Married twice, but …
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One thing to research is their later church affiliation. One possibility is that between 1925 and 1928 they changed their religious conviction. The Roman Catholic church, at the time, may not have ...

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Obtaining a plan of the Cemetery in Paterna near Valencia, Spain
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In Spain the local cemeteries are administered by the local council. Each town hall has an architect who is responsible for all mapping of the area. He is probably your best port of call. This is the ...

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Automatically marking relatives dead when born more than 100 years ago
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As a Gedcom file is just plain text you can easily modify it with a plain text editor such as the free Notepad++. If you do get Notepad++ it also has a free addon Gedcom parser. You can then do a ...

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False name on birth certificate
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I would use the physical record that you have and record her name as what was written on the Birth Certificate and use that as her NAME in the gedcom. Any other names that she was known as can be ...

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How (in GEDCOM) to document returning to a home previously immigrated to?
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I would treat it as another immigration event BUT like everything in genealogy there is no right or wrong way to record events / facts, the key thing is to be consistent. I presume you have asked the ...

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How best to display a tree or trees of cousins?
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The Family Historian program has a diagram that prints everyone in the database and will output it as a pdf file for printing on a large scale printer. However, as you have already stated, depending ...

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Could this date refer to a divorce on the 1939 register?
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All that you can be certain of is that she changed her surname to Weeks and notified the change which was recorded on that date. She may or may not have divorced Frederick, she could just have ...

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Software that export/imports Ancestry.com sources
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Any tag starting with an underscore is an extension to standard gedcom and is usually specific to the software you are using. How that non-standard tag is handled by alternative software is up to ...

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Pedigree Chart into Spreadsheet from GEDCOM
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I know that you said that you want to use your own spreadsheet for this but have you considered doing it in a different way and using a conventional genealogy programme to do this? For instance Family ...

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Layout tools to print big GEDCOM plus pictures to posters?
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Take a look at Family Historian here it has an everyone diagram that can be configured how you want and it will include the photos. There is a free 30 day trial so you can do it for free within the 30 ...

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Which program supports export (PDF/LaTex) to show full tree, not only ancestors/decendants
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Family Historian has an everyone (in the database) diagram and it is customisable for layout and colours. Bear in mind that this can be huge if you have a lot of people in your tree. There is a 1 ...

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Contacting AncestryDNA match?
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I have found the same issue with only around 1 in 10 of my matches bothering to reply on Ancestry. I have a similar rate on MyHeritage. However, I have had a lot more responses using GedMatch, here ...

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Seeking Family Tree Software with Photo Integration that tags faces of people?
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Family Historian will handle same sex relationships without problems. It also has a variation on what you want with photos. If you upload a photo with multiple people in it you can draw a box around ...

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Seeking software to help triangulate segment DNA matches?
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There is a very useful plugin for Family Historian called 'Find Duplicate Individuals' that does the majority of what you want. It is not intended for genetic genealogy but is a general tool that I ...

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Adding source citation for Cremation?
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The source is the email surely? Convert the email to an image (screen grab) Edit the image to hide your email address if you want to and then attach that as the source. You can add context if ...

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Lateral gedcom visualisation with embedded pictures
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Family Historian has a diagram for everyone in your gedcom regardless of how they are related and it copes with pedigree collapse. However, it may not display your images correctly depending on ...

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What is the origin of the surname Griffin?
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According to the Dictionary of British Surnames: Griffin F/N A diminutive of Griffith; or a nickname for a fierce person ME griffin (gryphon, a heraldic beast); Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic ...

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Seeking Photo Management Software for genealogical research?
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You can do what you want in any of the major photo editing programmes such as Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, Gimp etc. The thing to do is to increase the canvas size so that you have a large white ...

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British War Medal
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Are you sure he was never issued with it? Check the medal cards on Ancestry to check. I applied for my Father in Law's military record from WW2 and when the papers came back they said he had never ...

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Gedcom file with Person/Individual containing multiple Places/Residences
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Multiple RESI tags are the proper way to do this. If you think about it each is an 'event' in that persons life. They live in 'place 1' when they are born and then in 'place 2' when they leave home ...

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Extracting data from Family Tree Maker into spreadsheet?
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Another way to do this is to export as a Gedcom and then use the old but still working programme GedXlate available from GedMagic. This will include spouses and you can configure which columns that ...

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How can I turn a family tree on Geni.com into a printable PDF report?
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You don't have to use FamilyTreeBuilder to create your report. You can use any of the many Family Tree programmes both free and paid to import your gedcom file to, you will still need to export it as ...

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Are there any tools that will display a complete tree
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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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Strip down a gedcom file
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You need to explain your problem a little better as I am not sure I understand what you want to do. Assuming that you have multiple facts against each individual in your file and you want to reduce ...

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GDPR and genealogy
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Having looked into this for my genealogical society this is what we have found: If you have any data that can identify a living EU citizen regardless of where they reside or any citizen from any ...

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Is there any genealogy software that will assemble lists of cousins from a gedcom?
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Family Historian does some of this on an individual by individual basis when you look at an individuals record in relation to the root person. If you wanted a list of names and their relationships ...

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Software/tool to generate 'trial' family trees?
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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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