Thursday, July 24, 2014

AQ: Parent child Relationships






Sometimes there are 'other' relationships between parents and children and knowing where to show that in Ancestral Quest makes it easy to state just what that relationship is.

The trick is putting the child in the primary position like this:



Next is to click on "Other Parents/Rel" which is immediately to the right of the child. This is the screen you'll see:


Note that you can adjust the relationship of the child to the Father and the Mother separately as well as verify that relationship. The choices are as follows:

Biological
Adopted
Step
Foster
Guardian




It is that simple to put in the correct relationship between parents and children!



Remember Ancestral Quest is fully FamilySearch Certified!


Comments and questions are always welcome!


Happy Ancestraling...

Claire ;)

AQ Cues & Clues Blog:http://ancquest.blogspot.com/

(c) 1994-2014 Incline Software, All Rights Reserved
 gfindlay@ancquest.com










Thursday, July 17, 2014

AQ: Updated Training Videos


New training videos have been added to the already long list of video tutorials available for users of Ancestral Quest!

Here is a breakdown of what's been added...

The Overview has been updated..

Classroom Topics presented on 12 April 2014 from the Utah Valley Technology and Genealogy Group (UVTAGG)















In future blogs we'll delve into each of these topics with some screen shots.

Remember to check these out one at a time when it is convenient.

Remember Ancestral Quest is fully FamilySearch Certified!


Comments and questions are always welcome!


Happy Ancestraling...

Claire ;)

AQ Cues & Clues Blog:http://ancquest.blogspot.com/

(c) 1994-2014 Incline Software, All Rights Reserved
 gfindlay@ancquest.com





Thursday, July 10, 2014

AQ: Getting Online Help


When it comes to learning how to use new software, the learning curve can be more than one expected and how to go from one step to another gets so confusing one might be tempted to just give up.

Ancestral Quest provides a number of tutorials to help all its users in a multiplicity of ways.

When you actually go into the program there are two locations to open up the link to those helpful videos and step by step processes. 

Once one opens up their Ancestral Quest family file, go to Help at the top above the icons and click on Video Tutorial:



When you click this link it will take you to our website where these tutorials are located.


The following tutorials and screen shots that are available are:


The next section where help is provided is under FamilySearch:



This section will help with learning how to work with FamilySearch Family Tree.



This section has the following online tutorials:

Supercharge Ancestral Quest and Family Tree with nFS: Video
Overview: Video
Overview: Screen Shots
Full Training Tutorial: Video
Full Training Tutorial for PAF Users: Video
Lynk and Sync Individuals: Video
Upload Data to Family Tree: Video
Finding Names for Temple Submission: Video
Training on LDS Temple Ordinance Reservation and Tracking System (ORTS)
-Full Training-Video
-ORTS Overview - PDF File
-ORTS Overview - Video

Take advantage of these tools to increase your ability of working in Ancestral Quest.


Remember Ancestral Quest is fully FamilySearch Certified!


Comments and questions are always welcome!


Happy Ancestraling...

Claire ;)

AQ Cues & Clues Blog:http://ancquest.blogspot.com/

(c) 1994-2014 Incline Software, All Rights Reserved
 gfindlay@ancquest.com





Thursday, July 3, 2014

AQ: Add-on Products: GenSmarts


Are you trying to figure out the next place to search for your ancestors? Well GenSmarts can help you with that problem in a big way.

GenSmarts ia a genealogy software program that can analyze your family files and tell you person by person which record to search and why you should search that particular record. To help you even further, it will provide you with the location of the record, a film number if it is a film and the repository where that record is located, it really is an amazing add-on for anyone struggling with where to search next for their family lines.

GenSmarts will find the holes in your data and will do automatic lookups for you on free Internet websites. It works well with most versions of Ancestral Quest, Versions 3.0 through 14.

Their trial version never expires, however, the registered version has more features, more research sites and makes more recommendations and is available for only 24.95 (a one time purchase which includes free support and upgrades).

It is worth checking out their software and adding it to your arsenal of genealogical and family history tools!


For additional information, check their website out here. To order their product, click here.

Remember Ancestral Quest is fully FamilySearch Certified!


Comments and questions are always welcome!

Happy Ancestraling...

Claire ;)

AQ Cues & Clues Blog:http://ancquest.blogspot.com/

(c) 1994-2014 Incline Software, All Rights Reserved
 gfindlay@ancquest.com



Thursday, June 26, 2014

AQ: Add-On Products: AniMap 3.0.2


Map Coutesy of 50states.com

The second in our series of programs that work well with Ancesral Quest is AniMap 3.0.2 which is by The Goldbug.

Maps are critical tools for anyone researching their ancestors. AniMap shows an animated map of each of the 48 contiguous states. Each state map contains county boundary changes from colonial times to the present. 

One can use their SiteFinder to locate hundreds of thousands of cities, cemeteries or historical sites, then plot them on the appropriate state maps of AniMap.

One can also choose a year to see which county that site was located at that time. Once you know this you'll know the correct location for those county records or a repository to find information on your ancestor.

Their website, http://www.goldbug.com provides additional information along with two wonder videos to show how valuable this software is to your research. The first one is from GenealogyWise and the second one is a video showing how to export and locate images.


This product is completely compatible with Ancestral Quest.

To learn more about this product click here. To order this product click here

Remember Ancestral Quest is fully FamilySearch Certified!

Comments and questions are always welcome!

Happy Ancestraling...

Claire ;)

AQ Cues & Clues Blog:http://ancquest.blogspot.com/

(c) 1994-2014 Incline Software, All Rights Reserved
 gfindlay@ancquest.com



Thursday, June 19, 2014

AQ: Add-On Products: Charting Companion



Most genealogical programs have other software programs that work well with them to provide a customer something beneficial to them. Ancestral Quest has several products that work well with it to provide additional resources to its users.

While Ancestral Quest does have many charts to choose from within its own program, Charting Companion has additional charts not available through Ancestral Quest.




Supplementing your charting capabilities is a great idea. You can add Bow-Tie Charts, Hourglass Charts, Trellis Charts, Embroidery and more. Here is a link to samples of charts possible through Charting Companion.

This program is completely compatible with Ancestral Quest Versions 3.0 through 14. To learn more about this software click here.

Remember Ancestral Quest is fully FamilySearch Certified!


Comments and questions are always welcome!


Happy Ancestraling...

Claire ;)

AQ Cues & Clues Blog:http://ancquest.blogspot.com/

(c) 1994-2014 Incline Software, All Rights Reserved
 gfindlay@ancquest.com



Friday, June 13, 2014

AQ: News...Updates...Events



















When it comes to finding out what the latest is concering Ancestral Quest, with just a few clicks one can easily discover all the happenings!

Once you have opened your AQ program go to Help and notice the drop down choices:



Click on Newsline which takes you to the screen which shows you all the news:


Notice that one can choose to view the news and notices, hide them, check the news daily or weekly.

By checking these radial bullets, one can keep up to date not only with the program updates but also learn about the latest trainings and other important news items.

Additionally, AQ now has a monthly newsletter that is emailed to everyone. The June issue just came out this week, if you missed it the link to it is here.

Remember Ancestral Quest is fully FamilySearch Certified!


Comments and questions are always welcome!


Happy Ancestraling...

Claire ;)

AQ Cues & Clues Blog:http://ancquest.blogspot.com/

(c) 1994-2014 Incline Software, All Rights Reserved
 gfindlay@ancquest.com