Wednesday, September 21, 2016


Today Icons are everywhere we go, from icons in a store to icons in a magazine or a newspaper to computer programs and even in emails and text messages. They are helpful in conveying a message to the receiver of the icon or the user of a program.

Ancestral Quest, like other programs, has these icons at the top of the program as shortcuts to various features in the program. Many times individuals are unaware that they are there to provide shortcuts to features and will use the drop down menu items to complete a task adding additional keystrokes. 

Lets review the ones that are there in hopes that you'll be able to use those icons and save a few keystrokes the next time you are in Ancestral Quest.

Yellow folder: Open database           Green Arrow pointing down: Import
Yellow Arrow pointing up: Export       Printer: Print Reports and Charts
Stand alone hard drive: Publish a Book 
Person with a pencil: Edit Individual Notepad with pencil:Edit Notes/Sources
Camera: Scrapbook                          Person with a + (plus) sign: add person

Clip board with pencil:Add a To-Do Item
File Cabinet: Research Manager       Binoculars: Find Individual or Marriage
Person in front of a listing: Search for Individual
Magnifier in front of a drop-down chart: Relationship Search
House: Takes you to Home person  Yield Sign: Merge Individuals
Globe with paper: Create WWW Page   
Globe with Magnifier: Search web with favorite site for highlighted person

With each of the above commands, there is a matching location in the various drop down menus located right above these icons along with many other commands.

Enjoy these and all other features of Ancestral Quest!

Remember Ancestral Quest is fully FamilySearch Certified!

Comments and questions are always welcome!

Happy Ancestraling...Claire ;)

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