Comments on: Genealogy Goals: 3rd Quarter Report http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2012/09/07/genealogy-goals-3rd-quarter-report/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=genealogy-goals-3rd-quarter-report The official blog of Ancestry Sun, 26 Oct 2014 00:38:05 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.2 By: skimmyhornhttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2012/09/07/genealogy-goals-3rd-quarter-report/#comment-201237 skimmyhorn Sun, 23 Feb 2014 19:34:08 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=8091#comment-201237 I have been researching several lines of my family on Ancestry for about 6 years-I should own the company! :)
This is in reference to #15, Ida. I haven’t added a lot of photos to my tree, as my family didn’t seem to like photography or couldn’t afford it. I treasure one photo my father saved from his mother, showing him at 2 with his father, grandfather and ggrandfather!
I love looking at others old photos, but when they have hundreds, I have always wondered why there isn’t away to assign them alphabetically or something more convenient.
#18- I can tell you that if your tree is private, but there is one person who has access to living people and have put photos on their tree, the damage is done. I know this first hand. I have one shirtless photo of a grandfather that is in many trees now. One person copied headstones(I don’t care abt them), but actually gave me credit on every photo. Give credit where credit is due.

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By: Shernan15http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2012/09/07/genealogy-goals-3rd-quarter-report/#comment-60511 Shernan15 Fri, 07 Dec 2012 01:26:32 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=8091#comment-60511 I have so much enjoyed member connect and genealogy in general. It helps me meet other family members, finding info that I may not have, helping others with their research. Being able to connect with people through ancestry’s mail is a great way to get acquainted with others too. UNTIL TODAY, when I discovered someone unknown to me was able to take photo’s of living people from one of my trees, and add it to their tree. When I looked at the family tree view in their tree I had never heard of any of the people in their tree. Photo’s of my grandchildren and neices and nephews, sons and daughters etc. I am absolutely outraged that this is allowed to happen. Who knows what this person will do with these photo’s, sell them to a porn site, utube, facebook? What???? Am I going to have to make my trees “Private”? I didn’t want to do that, I like sharing information with others, but not photo’s of living people, especially children, to those that are not invited to my tree.

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By: yaronhttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2012/09/07/genealogy-goals-3rd-quarter-report/#comment-57589 yaron Thu, 18 Oct 2012 06:55:45 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=8091#comment-57589 My name is yaron and my genealogy starts from adam and eve, however my grandparents come from Finland and Moroco

http://www.baj.co.il

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By: Pat Secordhttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2012/09/07/genealogy-goals-3rd-quarter-report/#comment-57156 Pat Secord Mon, 01 Oct 2012 22:39:39 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=8091#comment-57156 RE: #15 Ida: I would LOVE it if we could organize photos in whatever order we want. Even if you re-load everything, at some point you run across something else to add, then it’s out of order again. Never thought about the documents/photos being separate. That would be a great option!

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By: Ida May Noblehttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2012/09/07/genealogy-goals-3rd-quarter-report/#comment-57130 Ida May Noble Sat, 29 Sep 2012 10:45:41 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=8091#comment-57130 I certainly agree with everything said here in Genealogy Goals: 3rd Quarter Report, a great article.
I decided this year to create separate family Trees for each direct line, instead of “lumping” everyone together into one huge tree. And of course have found new added information not only at Ancestry, but many other places as well. Regarding backing up,absolutely essential, I have two separate backups at home, also Ancestry, and an off site back up. I agree with Monika’s comment about giving credit where credit is due. In 35 years of research and traveling to hundreds of courthouses, libraries, societies, cemeteries, family members, etc, etc, etc, I would like to get the credit for my passion, an added note here – should I have something to be in error, I want to be the one to immediately correct it. On rare occasions, I have seen some of my original research twisted into something total wrong by someone else. Regarding 4. – Make sure everything has a SOURCE, can not stress enough how important that is. I am in the process of adding “media”, documents and photos pertaining to each person. I would like to say here that I am a little disappointed as to how Ancestry ties documents and photos together in the Media Gallery – documents and photos should be two separate categories in the Gallery, Uncle Joe’s death certificate is not his photo, it’s a document. I didn’t notice soon enough that if you don’t upload media in exact chronological order, it rather a miss-mash. I went through and started uploading death certificates first, then marriages, now Uncle Joe’s death certificate appears before his marriage license. Call me a stickler for time-line order. If Ancestry could create separate categories, one for documents, one for photos this would be fantastic, and be able to move them within these categories in time-line order would be even greater. Is technology today able to do this or is it wishful thinking on my part? Is there anyone else out there that would be interested in this? Again, great article, Thank You!!

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By: deehttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2012/09/07/genealogy-goals-3rd-quarter-report/#comment-57071 dee Sun, 23 Sep 2012 21:09:58 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=8091#comment-57071 Backing Up is really required, as to my husband. I have been told by him, but didn’t take his advice. My Family Tree Maker had about a 1000 people, lots of documents and pictures. Then the fateful day when my Laptop crashed, and I lost it all. I had some info on ancestry.com, but not all, and now I am rebuilding my Family on FTM. Now I will be backing up regulary.

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By: Monikahttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2012/09/07/genealogy-goals-3rd-quarter-report/#comment-57061 Monika Sat, 22 Sep 2012 18:15:22 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=8091#comment-57061 This seems to be a hodgepodge of answers to blogs that are not present on that site. Anyhow! What I have discovered, when sharing my data (pictures and documents) with a couple of people who have Family Tree Maker is, that–every time that they “sync” their data–the credit for all the dozens and dozens of pictures and records that I have contributed to their trees is given to the tree owner who synced, and the original contributor of these pictures or records does not show anymore. And that does not apply just to my contributions. You have trees with 40,000 names in it where EVERY picture or document taken from various other trees shows as having been contributed by the tree owner himself (the one who synced). What is it about FTM and the sync ing process that causes that? I really do not believe that these tree owners are doing this on purpose. So there must be some kind of “glitch” in the program!

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By: Trevor Thackerhttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2012/09/07/genealogy-goals-3rd-quarter-report/#comment-57057 Trevor Thacker Fri, 21 Sep 2012 19:28:22 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=8091#comment-57057 Randall, Instructions for generating a GEDCOM file from Ancestry can be found here: http://ancstry.me/RPxidw. If you have Family Tree Maker and want to create a backup, click here: http://ancstry.me/PHSnsg

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By: Randall Bentonhttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2012/09/07/genealogy-goals-3rd-quarter-report/#comment-57048 Randall Benton Fri, 21 Sep 2012 00:03:59 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=8091#comment-57048 In reference to creating backups…good idea. I can not imagine having to start all this research over. I need however to learn how to make a “GEDCOM”. Not sure about how this works. As for photo’s as part of my research…I just finished my initial scanning and logging all of my familiies photo, post cards, etc….took a long time but it is done and what a relief!!!

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By: Phyllis Couchhttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2012/09/07/genealogy-goals-3rd-quarter-report/#comment-56981 Phyllis Couch Wed, 12 Sep 2012 15:58:06 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=8091#comment-56981 Concerning the paragraph “Respond to Messages”, I have the very same problem.I will try to remember “Jacki”‘s comment.

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