Official Guide to Family Tree Maker: Version 11

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For more than 10 years, "Family Tree Maker has been America's #1-selling and top-rated family tree program. This book is your complete guide to using the software to create a family history that you and your family will treasure for years to come. This informative guide with teach you how to get started by entering what you know by simply filling in the names of your family. Then, with its advanced features, you can search CD-ROM databases and the Internet for more ancestors. You'll also learn how to share your ...

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Overview

For more than 10 years, "Family Tree Maker has been America's #1-selling and top-rated family tree program. This book is your complete guide to using the software to create a family history that you and your family will treasure for years to come. This informative guide with teach you how to get started by entering what you know by simply filling in the names of your family. Then, with its advanced features, you can search CD-ROM databases and the Internet for more ancestors. You'll also learn how to share your family tree, instantly create a variety of trees, reports, and more with a click of your mouse. Your family and friends will be delighted!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781593310394
  • Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 9/28/2003
  • Series: Official Guide to Family Tree Maker Series
  • Edition number: 11
  • Pages: 400
  • Product dimensions: 7.34 (w) x 9.14 (h) x 1.02 (d)

Meet the Author

McClure is a professional genealogist specializing in New England research and computerized genealogy. She has worked for Palladium Interactive's Ultimate Family Tree Web site, was the data manager of the Genealogy RoundTable on Genie for seven years, was the forum manager for the Genealogy Forum on MSN, and is on staff at RootsWeb, the oldest genealogy Internet site.

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Table of Contents

Introduction xv
Part I Introduction to Family Tree Maker 1
Chapter 1 Getting Started with Family Tree Maker 3
Starting Family Tree Maker 4
Creating a New Family File 5
Chapter 2 Getting to Know Family Tree Maker 13
Exploring Family Tree Maker 14
Navigating the Fields 18
Understanding the Different Views 19
Moving Information 27
Exiting Family Tree Maker 28
Chapter 3 Family Tree Maker for Beginners 29
Entering a Primary Individual 30
Entering an Event 31
Changing the Date Format 33
Adding Individuals 35
Adding an Additional Spouse 38
Moving a Child to the Primary Individual Position 43
Part II Using Family Tree Maker Features 45
Chapter 4 Enhancing the Family 47
Adding Parents 48
Working with Children 50
Arranging Child Order 55
Chapter 5 Documenting Sources 63
Where Can You Cite Sources? 64
Citing a Source 64
Attaching Images to Sources 80
Chapter 6 Understanding More About Options 83
Working with the More About Facts Window 84
Using the Address Window 89
Working with Medical Information 91
Opening the More About Lineage Window 93
Chapter 7 Using More About Notes 97
Working with Notes and Stories 98
Finding Text in Notes 105
Importing Text to Notes 108
Exporting Notes 111
Formatting Notes for Printing 112
Chapter 8 Working with More About Marriage 115
Accessing the More About Marriage Window 116
Using the More About Marriage Facts Window 116
Working with Marriage Notes 121
Chapter 9 Getting into Individual Facts Cards 123
Accessing the Individual Facts Card 124
Individual Facts Card Versus the Family Page 125
Working with the Individual Facts Card 128
Part III Working in Family Tree Maker 135
Chapter 10 Searching Your Family Tree File 137
Using Quick Search by Name 138
Working with the Find Feature 139
Rearranging the Index 141
Using the Find Individual Feature 144
Working with the FamilyFinder Center 152
Chapter 11 Correcting Information in Family Tree Maker 157
Working with the Family Tree Maker Spelling Checker 158
Untying the Marriage Knot 161
Removing People from Your Family File 163
Checking the Family File for Errors 166
Chapter 12 Fixing Relationships & Duplicates 173
Fixing Relationships 174
Fixing Duplicates 181
Using Global Find and Replace 189
Part IV Getting to Know Family Tree Maker Trees and Reports 191
Chapter 13 Looking at the Tree Reports in Family Tree Maker 193
Displaying Ancestor Trees 194
Displaying Hourglass Trees 204
Displaying Descendant Trees 206
Displaying All-in-One Trees 209
Enhancing Tree Views 211
Chapter 14 Working with Specialty Reports and the Research Journal 217
Creating a Custom Report 218
Exporting Reports to a Spreadsheet 226
Creating a Kinship Report 227
Working with Address and Birthday Reports 228
Using the Research Journal 230
Adding a To-Do Item Anytime 235
Chapter 15 Viewing and Printing Reports and Trees 237
Viewing the Tree You Want to Print 238
Customizing the View 238
Printing the Tree 242
Saving the Tree in PDF Format 244
Chapter 16 Creating Genealogy Style and Genealogical Source Reports 245
Using Genealogy Style Reports 246
Using Endnotes 251
Formatting the Report 252
Locating Conflicting Facts 255
Creating a Bibliography Report 257
Creating a Documented Events Report 258
Part V Publishing Your Family History 261
Chapter 17 Creating a Scrapbook 263
Using the Scrapbook 264
Inserting Scrapbook Objects 265
Entering Information about Scrapbook Objects 270
Rearranging Scrapbook Objects 272
Enhancing Your Images 275
Searching for Objects 279
Sharing Your Scrapbook 281
Chapter 18 Creating a Family History Book 285
Selecting Available Items 286
Working with Outline Items 293
Finalizing the Book 295
Sharing Your Book 298
Chapter 19 Creating Your Personal Family Tree Maker Home Page 303
Creating Your First Home Page 304
Working with Your Home Page 309
Removing Items from Your Home Page 316
Part VI Advanced Family Tree Maker Methods 321
Chapter 20 Working with Dates and Facts 323
Working with the Marriage Fact 324
Removing a Custom Fact Name 329
Calculating Dates or Ages 335
Chapter 21 Working with GEDCOM Files and Other Family Files 337
Creating a GEDCOM File 338
Opening Two Family Files 352
Saving a Backup of Your Family File 356
Chapter 22 Working with Family Tree Maker Preferences 361
Changing Family Tree Maker Preferences 362
Protecting Privacy 368
Customizing the Toolbar 370
Family File Statistics 372
Chapter 23 Enhancing Your Family History Book 375
Preparing Reports in Advance 376
Renaming Outline Items 382
Adding Place Holders 384
Adding to a Book 385
Part VII Appendixes 393
Chapter A Installing Family Tree Maker 395
Uninstalling Family Tree Maker 399
Chapter B Using Keyboard Shortcuts 401
Learning the Keyboard Shortcuts 402
Working with Text 403
Glossary 405
Index 411
About the Author 419
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