How do I find who I’m looking for?
A. There are a number of ways, but the search
function provides the most straight forward method. The advanced search form
allows you to enter information about the individual you’re looking for and
presents you with a list of possible matches from the database.
also want to try looking at the surnames in
the database if you don’t have a clear picture of who you’re looking for.
How do I find an individual’s ancestors?
A. Once you locate an individual, the easiest method is to
press the Ancestors tab. This will show you a graphical display of both the
paternal and maternal ancestors.
Once you have
the ancestor chart displayed, you can click on the arrows located at the far
right ancestor if you need to see additional ancestors. There are a number of
formats for you to choose from (Standard, Compact, Box, Text, Ahnentafel, and
Photos & History) to display ancestors. Using the dropdown box you can
change the number of generations shown. Try clicking on the various options and
see which one works best for you.
What if I want to see an individual’s descendants?
A. The tab marked Descendants can be used to display the
descendants of an individual. There are a couple of different formats that
descendants can be displayed. You can switch between the Standard and Register
format to display the information the way that works best for you.
Is there a way to tell if two individuals are related?
A. Yes, the Relationship tab will show a graphic display of
all the people between two relatives. To use this function, locate the first
individual and then press the Relationship tab. Then use the find button to
locate the second person to be displayed. Once you have the two people selected
click the calculate button to display their relationship.
The Timeline function looks interesting, what is it?
A. A timeline is displayed for an individual when the
Timeline tab is clicked. The time line shows important events in history that
occurred during the life of an individual or a group of individuals. It gives
you a unique perspective to see what was going on in the world during the lives
of our ancestors.
If I see a mistake in the information presented can I correct it?
A. The suggestion tab allows you to send corrections,
updates, comments or any other information to the database administrator. Information
on which individual you are referencing is automatically attached to the
message when you make a suggestion using the Suggestion tab. The database
administrator will take your suggestion and add it to the database in the next
web update cycle.
there a way to print the display without all the headers and icons?
Yes, just click on the Print link locate above the control
tabs. A format that is simplified for printing is presented and you can use the
print function of you browser to print the page.
What are the three dropdown boxes for that are located on the upper right of
A. These let you access additional information that is
contained in the database. You can hover your mouse pointer over each to see
the types of detailed information that is available on the site. Note, the site
is still expanding and some of the items may take you to areas where we are