Monday, June 20, 2016

Creating a Birthday Calendar in AQ

When it comes to remembering birthdays and anniversaries, Ancestral Quest can help you create one by month or by specific months or a full year. This can be very helpful so as to not forget someones special day or a couple's anniversary.

To begin click on the 'Printer' icon at the top of the program to open up "Print Reports and Charts" and then click on the tab that says "Calendar":

From this menu box follow these steps:
  1. Select the Start Year, then Month and the End Year and Month
  2. Click the Select button to select the individuals to include, you can choose "All" or just "Descendants" and of course "family"
  3. Repeat process if you want to include a spouses relations too
  4. Click on the button that says "Select" once you make your choice and when done click "OK"
  5. Under Options, check "Living Only", "Include Birthdays" and anything else you wish to have on this calendar
  6. If you want colorful borders you can choose those too as well as the border style for the calendar and name options
  7. You can also change the color and font of the title of the month under the buttons labeled "Titles" and "Fonts"
  8. Once done, click on the "Preview" button to see if this is how you like it
  9. If not, go back and change your colors and anything else to fine tune it
  10. Once completed, you can send it to your printer and enjoy
One of the nice things about this is you can create a colorful calender page for each month, just adjust the colors, etc. and print that new month. Either way, it is a nice feature that helps you remember all the important people in your life!

Here is a sample of the top half of January to give you an idea of how color they can be:

Enjoy this and all of the features that Ancestral Quest offers each one who uses this program.

Remember Ancestral Quest is fully FamilySearch Certified!

Comments and questions are always welcome!

Happy Ancestraling...Claire ;)

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