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#1 AndrewElves

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Posted 06 January 2021 - 04:30 PM

What would be the quickest and most efficient way of doing this?

 

For one of my family, I have a number of web hints for Ancestry.  I am clicking on the leaf and I am then being presented with two boxes, one on the right, one on the left. There is a box to tick on the right hand side

 

Roots Magic                                England & Wales, Civil Registration Birth Index, 1837-1915

 

Florence May Bainbridge                               Florence M Bainbridge

 

This would be a new source/citation for me so it would be good to add this to my file.  Now, if I tick the right hand side to download the document, (which implies I have to), I can only add as a new name in RM, or update the existing name.  This is the only way I can see that RM then downloads the document.  However, as I know this is the same person, is there a simplistic way to download the document without having to tick a box?  I don't really want to update the record with a partial middle name or indeed create a new name.

 

Hope this makes sense...


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#2 Nettie

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Posted 07 January 2021 - 10:28 AM

Any document that I have found on ancestry.com or any other website, I have always downloaded to back up my statements in RM fact lists.  Most of the downloads want you to use .tif or   I use.jpg and have all the census downloaded, land records, marriage etc.  Been doing it since early 2000. Makes a nice attachment to RM files. 


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#3 AndrewElves

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Posted 07 January 2021 - 05:11 PM

Thank you for your reply.

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Posted 07 January 2021 - 06:37 PM

Tiff is a very poor file choice versus the standard jpg format.

 

for leaf hints, view the hints, view and download any image as a jpg and print to a pdf any transcript which will usually include the source citation information.



#5 AndrewElves

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Posted 08 January 2021 - 10:36 AM

Thank you


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