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In Topic: "add the people in this tree to ancestry's index" option in 7.5

01 July 2017 - 01:56 PM

c24m58 - In trying to find out why I still have no hints on RM (but literally thousands on Ancestry), I deleted my Anc tree, renamed my RM tree, and used TreeShare again to reload to Anc. This time I clicked the add to index box (I also found in reading the 14 page PDF on TreeShare, that clicking the 'Add to Index' does allow what you outlined in your post; tree is still private.


Renee - When I first upgraded to the first RM version that had Web Hints (Family Search), I rec'd many hints. Is it possible that I set a switch to ignore them? I haven't had any hints for a long time, nor have I felt the need to do interim upgrades of RM (enhancements were not relevant to me) until RM 7.5. Frankly, Web Hints are not that important to me in about 99% of cases (I am a pretty thorough and dogged researcher), and if light bulbs started popping up all over my database I would probably quickly ask how to turn them off - except for maybe Findmypast.


My apologies! Do I feel stupid. Last night I went thru every permutation imaginable from making sure all my web hints boxes and field were selected in File Options, keeping Ancestry open, disabling my firewall, etc. all to no avail. What I overlooked is that there IS a way to turn off web hints and I had.  Sorry for the waste of time and have a great weekend.

In Topic: "add the people in this tree to ancestry's index" option in 7.5

30 June 2017 - 07:37 PM

Thanks - I suspect my copious googling would have turned up any Ancestry links, so maybe I will just upload again and see if I can click only the option to index.  My working with this this afternoon has raised another question tho: I did not name my Ancestry database the same a my RM database.  After a couple of hours that have included lots of clicking around the Ancestry clone, I still don't have any "Web hints". Come to think of it, I haven't had any web hints for ages in spite of all the options being set correctly. Wonder if I am running a browser extension (or something) that is interfering with them>

In Topic: Keeping track of families researched

29 June 2017 - 07:45 PM

Thanks - this is a good idea. I changed the Suffix  field I added to all lowercase 'need descendants' so it stands out after the all caps surname. Then I went through my very small number (10-12?) sets of 4th great grandparents for whom I have good info on their children, and added this prefix and changed color to lime green. I hope I won't feel the need to track back to that level, but it was a good test set.


Now i will go to 2nd grands and verify that I have nailed all those, and then tackle the third grands. I also like the idea of using the suffix filed for inputting (no kids) rather than a tag of that name since it is always visible.


Thanks again.