Welcome to The Family History Guide Show-Me series. This segment applies to Project 2 FamilySearch, Goal 4. In
this segment you will learn how to browse FamilySearch memories to see
photos and documents for your ancestors. Seeing what has already been added to
FamilySearch Memories will help avoid duplication and may give you ideas for
the kinds of images you’ll want to add. For an overview, watch the video in the
text. 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. You can open the FamilySearch 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 view Memories for an ancestor. Find an ancestor Summary Card that has a positive value in the Memories link and click Memories. You will see any photos,
documents, stories, or audio files that have been posted for the ancestor. For
more help, see page 1 of the document linked in the text.
To see the full-size version of a photo, click on it. To zoom the photo, click the plus or
minus icons, or click the broken-box icon to enter full-screen mode.
To exit full-screen mode click the X. If you added the photo, you can click
Actions to do any of the following: Rotate the photo left or right; Download the photo; Add to an album; Change the file category to document; Move to your archive; or
delete the photo. If someone else added the photo the actions are limited to
downloading a photo, adding it to an album, or showing albums with the photo.
To archive a photo you added, click Actions and select Move to Archive. To
restore the photo to Memories, click Actions and select Move to Memories. To
delete a photo you added, click Actions and select Delete. Then click “Delete from
FamilySearch” or “Move to my archive”. To view other photos for the person
without having to return to the person’s Memories page, at the edges of the screen click the Previous or Next buttons. Choice B … In Choice B, you will learn to
select change or remove a main portrait photo for an ancestor. The main portrait
photo for an ancestor is visible in the Summary Card and in Family Tree. Note: Be sure that portraits have been enabled in the Options menu – see Project 1 Choice D, step 4. Also, changes you make to the portrait photo are visible to everyone
viewing this person. Open the Person page for the ancestor. In the upper left, click the generic
Person icon and select Add Portrait. You can then select Upload Photo or
From Gallery, or choose a photo shown in the list, if any. Drag the photo until it
fits neatly in the circular frame on the left. Move the slider bar to
shrink or enlarge the photo if necessary. You can also click the Rotate Left icon
(upper left) if needed. Click Save as Portrait.
To edit an existing ancestor portrait photo, a) Click the photo; b) Move the photo, drag the slider bar, or
rotate the photo as needed; and c) Click Save as Portrait. To replace an existing ancestor portrait
photo, click the photo and select Replace Portrait. Then follow the basic
guidelines above to select, position, and save the portrait. To remove an existing
ancestor portrait photo, click the photo and select Remove Portrait. At the prompt, click Remove Portrait. For more information on working with
ancestor portrait photos, read the article in the text.
Choice C … in Choice C, you will learn how to use the People View in Memories to
see collections of photos. At the top of the main FamilySearch window in the
Memories menu, choose people. An identifying photo is shown for each
ancestor who has a photo in Memories. If you want to limit the number of
ancestors on the page, click the Show menu and select a different category,
such as “close relatives added by me” or “not attached to family tree”. To see
descriptions for each category, hover over the Info button at the top.
To sort the Memories, choose the category from the “Sort by” menu. To search for certain Memories, click the
magnifying glass in the filter field. Type the name you want to search for. To
return to the full view, at the right of the filter field click the X. To see how you are related to a
particular ancestor, at the bottom of a Person square click View My Relationship. A vertical pedigree appears showing the ancestral connection between you and the person. To show the photos in the Person page,
click Memories and then click Photos. To add a person to your Watch List, click
the Watch link. Choice D … In Choice D, you will learn how
to use the Find feature in Memories to see collections of photos.
In the Memories menu (top of the main FamilySearch window), choose Find, select
“All photos stories or documents”, type the name of the item you want to search for,
and then click Find. Your search term – Jones or Vienna or 1850 etc. – will return
a list of all FamilySearch Memories items, not just the ones you’ve added
that have the item in the title or in the contents. Click an item from the
returned list to see its contents. Thanks for watching another Show-Me from The Family History Guide. [Music …]