Colin
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What source detail should I include for a digital book?
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Don't forget the ISBN number as that should be present with the book and should never change whereas things like url's probably will.

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How to do research using local resources remotely?
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If the records have been digitised you could visit your local Church of Latter day Saints research centre and order the microfilms.

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What is the Russian town in this census listing?
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Looking at the full record page and seeing how the enumerator has written other words these are my thoughts. The second character looks like a lower case G (line 1 and 44) the third character, if it ...

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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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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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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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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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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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Seeking genealogy software that will support multiple languages and RTL writing?
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Most of the software packages have time limited free trials or functionality limited free trials. Download them all and try them out. What works for me may not suit your way of working. Some examples ...

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If widow remarries, do English records ca 1820 show maiden name?
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I have two of these and both their marriage certificates show the married with the surname of their husband BUT they have previously .... showing their maiden name. So, for example Georgina Squelch ...

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How to research German WWII prisoners of war in British captivity?
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I contacted the Red Cross a few years ago when they were offering this service. I just gave them my Father in Law's name and date of birth and they sent me the data (well actually my wife had to do it ...

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Renaming record image and PDF files with generic download names
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I won't comment on the file naming as others have but will offer an alternative to Irfanview. Right click on the image select properties > details and then click the text to the right of the title ...

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Is there software to display who lived at a certain time and place?
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I use Family Historian (PC programme running under Crossover on my MAC) and this has a very powerful query language built in. It allows you to write your own queries that display in table form and the ...

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Looking for info on Patrick Keelin, my elusive Irish ancestor
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There are starting to be some very good Irish genealogy websites. I recently found the marriage of my 2xgreat grandfather on one of them. Try Irish Genealogy new records are being added regularly. ...

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How can I assess the statistical probability that an individual is the one I seek?
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One other thing to consider is if you can trace her siblings and / or parents from any census entries for her or her husband or children in subsequent years and use those persons birth places to help ...

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How to import/use Gramps records to produce family history book?
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I have used The Complete Genealogy Reporter available from here in the past for sending details to relatives. There is a free 30 day trial so you can try it out. I also tried Ancestral Author from ...

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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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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 did the surname Ormond originate?
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According to the Dictionary of British Surnames by John Titford: Ormond(e): Irish: Anglicised form of Gaelic O'Ruaidh altered by folk entymology so that it resembles Ormond, a regional name in East ...

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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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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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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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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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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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Finding father who was in UK Royal Navy during 1960s?
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If your father is no longer alive, and you are his 'Next of Kin' you can apply for his service record. You have to do this direct from the Royal Navy and on payment of a fee they will send you his ...

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Seeking tools to create tree of specific individuals in gedcom
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Most FT software allows the export of some or all of the people from a Gedcom file. If your software allows this then select the people for export into a new DNA gedcom. Then open a new project in ...

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