Sunday, March 20, 2011

Help for Users of Family Tree Maker 2011

Beyond The Basics - A Guide for Advanced Users of Family Tree Maker 2011, by Tana L. Pedersen, may provide that extra information that could benefit users of Family Tree Maker 2011. Some of what is covered: using Family Tree Maker and together, using custom facts, organizing media items.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Filling Out Your Tree
Chapter 2 Defining Relationships
Chapter 3 Working More Efficiently
Chapter 4 Importing and Exporting
Chapter 5 Showing Off Your Family
Chapter 6 Analyzing Your Tree
Chapter 7 Preserving Your History
Chapter 8 Making the Software Work for You
Chapter 9 Using Family Tree Maker and
Chapter 10 Cleaning Up Your Tree
Appendix A Keyboard Shortcuts
Appendix B Source Templates

Thursday, March 17, 2011

World’s largest free genealogy search engine

Billed as the world’s largest free genealogy search engine,, launched March 16, 2011. “Sites searchable on include genealogy message boards, family trees, state and local historical societies, the Library of Congress, National Archives, Ellis Island, Find A Grave, the Internet Archive, various U.S. state archives, and many tens of thousands of genealogy sites built by individuals” according to the Mocavo website.

To use the new search engine, copy and paste the following URL into your web browser:

“Some Quick Tips on Using Mocavo” (posted March 17, 2011 in Mocavo Search Tips) can be viewed by copying and pasting the following URL into your web browser: