The Family History Group
Leader:  John Dogherty - firstname.lastname@example.org - phone 01530 411148
|Wed 9th Oct||2:00 pm||2 Marlborough Way|
11th September 2019
An excellent session today, with a new member Dora among the 8 attending.
Dora needed to start a tree from some basic information. We loaded a stand alone piece of software (Family Tree Maker 2005) to help her start. When she has done more work she will be able to decide on an online system for research, and export a gedcom file to it.
Eileen took away the FTM disc for copying, as her iPad has no means of reading external files. She is still chasing the name -Kentfield- and how it became part of her ancestors naming arrangements. A search of One Name websites might help, but so far the mystery continues.
Rosemary continued working on her tree and finally established a link to the father of Grace Darling.We have a famous ancestor now!
Carolyn tried to copy the FTM software onto a blank DVD, but failed, probably because the disc was unformatted. We installed the software, then imported her tree from Ancestry successfully.
Ana had had difficulty in exporting her tree from Ancestry, so we retraced her steps. Curiously, the gedcom file she had exported generated a tree in a programme called My Family Tree. We could find no explanation for this. However we did manage to print it via the A3 printer, but the quality was not good. We shall look at other solutions later.
Chris worked with John H on his Irish ancestors, with no clear conclusion.
We next meet on October 9th.