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Don Newcomb

Member Since 17 Oct 2006
Offline Last Active Dec 24 2019 03:47 PM

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In Topic: Slow to open

23 December 2019 - 09:39 PM

Edit. This was a reply to another thread that jumped the fence.

In Topic: Parentage

12 October 2019 - 04:34 AM

I have a number of speculative parents attached at the end of my tree. Where someone said that they were or might be the parents but I'm not willing to accept it. I color code the uncertain parents in red and add all sorts of notes indicating that they are unproven.  In fact, I have whole lines color coded this way. 


RM does not give you a dashed line connection, which is what you're looking for. 

In Topic: Cleaning up sources

01 October 2019 - 10:11 PM


Cool. There are also lots of libraries that hold microfilm copies of census records. All of those are valid repositories, right?


I suppose they are valid repositories for the microform copy. My point was that the originals are held, not at the Census Bureau but at the National Archives. I'm not actually all that pedantic, I think all my US Census sources have Ancestry.com as the repository.

In Topic: Cleaning up sources

29 September 2019 - 04:44 PM

The original repository for all US federal censuses was:

U.S. Census Bureau
4600 Silver Hill Road
Washington, DC 20233



I personally laid hands on a volume of the 1850 census at the National Archives. 

In Topic: Large Print for Visually Impaired

09 August 2019 - 05:00 AM

A  pedigree chart or FGS has a lot of information crammed into a small space. The thing I'd suggest is to print on a large-size (e.g. Ledger) printer and use the "Fit to page" printing option. You might also try a bold font. If your printer can't handle the large paper, there's Kinko's or Office Depot.