The Family History Guide FamilySearch P 1 G 10 Show Me

The Family History Guide FamilySearch P 1 G 10 Show Me


Welcome to The Family History Guide Show-Me series. This segment applies to Project 1 FamilySearch, Goal 10 – View
details about direct line ancestors. During this video, in the interest of
simplicity, I will refer to the links in The Family History Guide but I will not
show the linked documents. You will need to click on the links to see these
documents. In this segment you will learn about adding notes about ancestors’
entries or join discussions about your ancestors. Adding notes and documentation to ancestor entries helps you a) solidify your ancestors’ information b) track
issues and questions and c) communicate with other family search users about
common issues. You can open the Family Search website and The Family History
Guide website in separate windows, and you can pause the video to try out the
specific instructions. Depending on your browser settings, new windows may open
automatically or may be added as new tabs to an open browser window. You may need to resize your windows to see all of the windows that are open at the same
time. Choice A … In choice A, you will learn how to add a
helpful note about an ancestor. In Family Tree, open the person page for
the ancestor. To display the notes section, click the
Collaborate tab. To see existing notes, click the link in the Notes box. To create a
note, click “Add a new note”, and write a title and text for the note. Make sure there is
enough information to be clear to others who will read the note. Click Save. Choice B … in choice B you will learn about current Family Tree user discussions regarding
your ancestors. In your part of the Family Tree, click a
name to open the Summary Card. Keep opening Summary Cards until you find an
ancestor with at least one discussion noted on the card. Open the Person page
for that ancestor. In the Collaborate tab click Discussions To view an existing discussion, find the
discussion area on the Person page and click one of the Discussion links. To add a new discussion, a) Click “Add a
new discussion”; b) Type a title for the discussion; c) Type the description; and d) Click Save. For tips on participating in discussions,
read the article in the text. To learn more about the Collaborate tab,
watch the video linked in the text. Choice C … In Choice C, you will learn to
use the FamilySearch messaging feature to contact a person for information. Note:
For information on tracking and resolving conflicting information in
family lines, see Goal 7 in Project 4: Discover.
Read the blog article in the text about the FamilySearch messaging feature. You
can use it to send a message to someone who has updated a person page if that
person has an available contact email address in FamilySearch. In the Latest Change section of a Person
page, click any contributor email link. The messaging window opens to display
the message text window. At the bottom of the window, click “Send a message” type a message up to 10,000 characters and click Send. Your message will be
delivered as a FamilySearch email. To track conversations, a) Click the Messages link (upper right), and b) Click the Conversations tab. To contact the person by regular email
instead of the messaging feature, click the person’s email address in the
messaging window. To check for incoming messages, you can
click an individual message in the left pane to read it in the main window pane. To see conversations, discoveries,
messages from FamilySearch, or temple ordinances, click the corresponding tab.
To delete a message, click the Delete link (upper right). To respond to a message, a) Highlight the message in the list; b) Type your message
in the message box; and c) Click Send. Choice D … In choice D, you learn to create labels for ancestor Person pages. Labels appear in the upper right corner of a
person Page. They link to external websites with information about the
ancestor. In the Tools section of the
page, click Edit Labels. Click “Attach labels
to category”. Find the label you want and click Attach, or enter a label name to
search for and click Search. In the attach label window, type a URL, if
available, for information about the label and type the reason you are attaching
the label. Click Attach. Click the X to close the
Edit Labels dialog, and your label will appear in the upper-right corner of the
Person page. To view an existing label, click one
that appears in the upper-right corner of a person page. This displays a list of
all people in the FamilySearch tree who share that label, with your selected
person at the top of the list. To view information for the person, click View. This opens a new browser window to show the webpage. To remove a label, a) In the
Person page, click Edit Labels; b) In the Detach Label dialog type the reason for
detaching the label; and c) Click Attach. Thanks for watching this Show-Me video
from The Family History Guide. [Music …]

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