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How can knowing genealogy terms add value to my
family tree?by Chelsea Beattie - Marketing
Knowing your genealogy terms is an essential step
when interpreting documents. You can add value to your genealogy by
correctly placing and recording your genealogy data. Knowing
genealogy terms can help to link persons to the right generation,
parents, spouse or children. Understanding the language can help to
break down your "brick walls."
Many of us might be wasting
time looking for important documents or information about our family
simply because we don't know how to interpret the information we
have already found. Below is a list of common genealogy terms used.
There are many other resources you can look to when interpreting
documents, such as dictionaries and genealogical reference
Abstract: Summary of essential facts in a
document or record.
Ahnentafel: List of ancestors in
Ancestor: person from whom you are
descended in a direct line
Biography: The history of a person's
Burial record: A formal account normally kept by a
church of burials that occurred in their congregation.
record: A government sponsored enumeration of the population in
a particular area; contains names of household members, their ages,
citizenship status, and ethnic background etc.
ancestor: Descended from the same ancestral stock but not in the
Collateral families: families with whom your
ancestors intermarried and moved.
Descendant: A person who
is an offspring, however remote, of a certain ancestor or
Emigration: The process of leaving one's home
country to live in another country
Family group report: A
form which contains dates and places of birth, marriage and death
about family members - a husband, a wife, and their
GEDCOM: file format supported by most genealogy
database programs for the exchange of genealogy information between
different programs and computers
Genealogy: an account of
the history of an individual's ancestors or the descendants of a
Lineage: Direct descent from an
Maternal: Related through one's
Paternal ancestors: Ancestors of one's
Pedigree chart: report showing an individual along
with parents, grandparents, great grandparents, etc. for a specified
number of generations.
Primary source: Record created at
the time of, or shortly after, an event by someone with personal
knowledge of the facts, or the testimony of a person involved in the
Secondary source: Material copied or compiled from
other sources or written at a later date from
Surname: last name
Vital records: Records
of birth, death, marriage, divorce
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How do I view or export an ancestor's
descendancy?The ability to view the descendants of an
ancestor is a powerful and valuable feature of OneGreatFamily. A
descendancy view can help researchers identify collateral lines to
research or can lead to the discovery of living relatives who have
descended from a common ancestor.
Viewing the descendants of
any ancestor is easy using the Genealogy Browser:
- Launch the Genealogy Browswer and find the desired ancestor in
the pedigree (Starfield View)
- Select the desired ancestor within the pedigree by clicking on
the box with the individual's name
- Click on the descendancy icon in the toolbar OR select View
descendancy from the View menu within the Genealogy Browser
- The descendants of the selected ancestor will now appear to
the left of the pedigree. Navigating in the Starfield View will
often be slower when viewing descendants because of the number of
OneGreatFamily also allows you to export
the ancestors of a selected individual. Exporting your genealogy is
a great way to back up your information and will prove helpful if
you ever need to share GEDCOM files with others.
- Select "File" in your menu bar.
- Select "Export View to File" to create a GEDCOM file. The
export screen provides you with a number of options to determine
how much information you want included in your export. Select all
of your specifications as outlined next.
- Ancestry/Descendancy - Your anchor likely has ancestry and
descendancy. This option allows you to decide which you want to
include in the export. In this tip, we're exporting by
descendancy, so you'd want to be sure that button is pushed.
- Export to Path - Identify where on your local hard drive you
would like to save the file. We recommend that you create a folder
called "Genealogy" in your My Documents folder. Use the Genealogy
folder for all your GEDCOM files.
- Number of Generations - Choose the number of generations you
would like included in the export. Remember that if you choose a
certain number of generations, this will include all of those
generations both in depth and breadth of your anchor view.
- Include Private Date - Check the box to include any
individuals that you have marked as private.
- Once you are satisfied with your selections click "OK" to
export your file.
We hope you will find OneGreatFamily
a useful tool to trace the descendants of your
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