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Project 2: Findmypast Tree


Goal 1: Navigate Your Findmypast Tree


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Goal 1: Navigate your Findmypast tree.Vault


Navigating your Findmypast Tree is essential to finding ancestors, viewing and updating their information, and producing charts and reports.

Choices


A Use the Family View or Family Group to see different ancestor views.


Summary

The default view for Findmypast trees is the Family View, which displays tiles with spouses and children, arranged horizontally. This resembles a family group sheet. You can click any person link to open the Profile for that person.

  1. In the top menu, click Family tree and select your tree from the list.
  2. To see other areas of the view, use the scroll bars at the bottom or right.
  3. To extend a family line into the past, click an up arrow above a person's name. To see more recent descendants, click a down arrow below a person's name.
  4. To place a different person in the starting position of the tree view,
    a) Click the person's name in the tree view; and
    b) Click Their tree (bottom panel of the Summary window).
  5. To view the line of a spouse of a person in the current family line, click the small pedigree icon at the bottom of the spouse's tile.



  6. To search for a person in your tree,
    a) Click the magnifying glass icon;
    b) Type the name in the search field, and
    c) Select it from the drop-down list.
  7. To print a pedigree chart, click the Print icon (upper right) and complete the Print dialog.
  8. For more information on using your Findmypast tree, watch the video or read the article.

    FMP—How to Use your Findmypast Tree—31:29
    FMP—How to Use your Findmypast Family Tree

Exercises



B Use the Pedigree view.


Summary
  1. In the top menu, click Family tree and select your tree from the list.
  2. In the View menu, select Pedigree to see the first four generations of your tree.





  3. To extend the view for a family line, click the right arrow at the end of the line (if available).
  4. To search for a person in your tree,
    a) Click the magnifying glass icon;
    b) Type the name in the search field, and
    c) Select it from the drop-down list.
  5. To print a pedigree chart, click the Print icon (upper right) and complete the Print dialog.
  6. To place a different person in the starting position of the tree view,
    a) Click the person's name in the tree view; and
    b) Click Their tree (bottom panel of the Summary window).
  7. To see the spouse or children for a person, click Spouse and Children below the person's name in the tree
  8. To see the siblings for a person, click Siblings below the person's name in the tree.

Exercises



C View details for people in your tree.


Summary
  1. Click a name in your tree to open a Summary window with birth, marriage, and death details. You can click links in the Marriage section of the window to see details for spouses and children.









  2. In the Summary window, click Profile to display the Overview tab. The Timeline section on the left displays events, and the Relations section on the right displays parents, spouses, children, and siblings. In the Relations section, you can open person links to see Profile pages, or open and close parts of the section as needed.











  3. To see how the person in the current profile is related to someone else in your tree,
    a) Click the Kinship calculator button;
    b) Type the name of the other person in the Search bar and select it from the drop-down list; and
    c) Click Calculate.
  4. To see another version of the Relations page, click the Relations tab.
  5. To return to the tree view, click the View on tree button and select the view type.
  6. For more information on building profiles in Findmypast, watch this video.

    FMP—Getting Started with Family tree Profiles—1:30

Exercises



D See and manage a list of all people in your tree.


Summary
  1. Click the View menu (to the right of your Tree name) and select People.
  2. To set the number of names displayed per page, click Results per page (lower right) and select 20 (default), 50, 100, 500, or 1000.
  3. To scroll to another page,
    a) Click the page number at the bottom of the screen; or
    b) Click a left or right arrow at the bottom to scroll by one page, or
    c) Click a double-arrow icon at the bottom to go to the first or last page of names.
  4. To sort the names, click any of the following categories. Clicking the same category a second time reverses the sort order.
    • First names
    • Last name
    • Birth date
    • Birth place
    • Death date
    • Death place
    • Hints
  5. To filter (limit) the list, type an entry in "Filter by First names", "Filter by Last names", or "Filter by Place". To cancel the filter, click "Reset filters" or delete the filter text you typed.
  6. To view the tree for a person in the list, click the corresponding View button and select the view type from the list.
  7. To add a person to the tree,
    a) Click Add person;
    b) Fill in the fields; and
    c) Click Save changes.
    Note : This does not connect the new person in the tree; it simply adds the person in the list of people. You can select the new person and add parents in the tree.
Exercises