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From: Gordon Walz <>
Subject: Re: [FTM-TECH] searching from the Family Page
Date: Mon, 19 Apr 2010 21:59:52 -0600
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Hi all:

I have FTM16 with 2-Gigs RAM. My database is very large at more than 1-Gb.
I have many scanned pics in the respective scrapbooks. All works well, altho
a tad slow.

When I do a search from the Family Page, I Usually get a lot of hits, but
most of them have the padlock in front of the line, and this I imagine means
I have to have a paid subscription to get the info.?? There occasionally
are some hits without the padlock, and these I can display--some are
useful--most are not.

Is there any way around this? Does it cost a lot to subscribe? At present I
am a 'registered guest' on ancestry.com......

Thanks for ANY help.

Gordon in Canada

----- Original Message -----
From: "BJ" <>
To: <>
Sent: Monday, April 19, 2010 9:09 PM
Subject: Re: [FTM-TECH] Ancestry.com changing Source-citations was [GPS

> The only thing I can suggest is Ancestry.com is trying to enhance both
> FTM and Ancestry.com. As they try to do this, some changes are being
> made to the data bases. I also suspect users are wanting more accurate
> information on their sources.
> Can you give some examples of the changes you are seeing?
> It appears that you are talking about the Source titles? When you merge
> data, you are given a chance to make some changes to the source before
> the merge is completed. I take that opportunity to change the title to
> one already in my source records. I also take the opportunity to make
> any changes to the Citation detail and the Citation text. Additionally,
> once the merge is completed, I immediately go to the Source work area
> and make any changes needed to make the source-citations meet my
> standards of documentation. FTM 2010 has some pretty good tools to help
> in this area.
> BJ
> On 4/19/2010 10:00 AM, wrote:
>> While I'm on my soapbox, what is with Ancestry changing the source
>> citation
>> info that is supplied to FTM? It seems that they are now supplying more
>> information which I guess is good. Problem is that it no longer matches
>> the
>> same documents that were downloaded previously. Now my citations are no
>> longer in alphabetic order.
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