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    How to Use This Site: Frequently Asked Questions
    Q. How do I find who I am looking for?
    A. There are a number of ways, but the search function provides the most straight forward method. The advanced search form allows you to enter information about the individual you are looking for and presents you with a list of possible matches from the database. You might also want to try looking at the surnames in the database if you do not have a clear picture of who you are looking for. Where a surname is given in brackets this indicates a married name, where the woman's maiden name is unknown.
     
    Q. How do I find the ancestors of an individual?
    A. Once you locate an individual, the easiest method is to press the Ancestors tab. This will show you a graphical display of both the paternal and maternal ancestors.
    Search Ancestors
    Q. What if I want to see the descendants of an individual?
    A. The tab marked Descendants can be used to display the descendants of an individual. There are a couple of different formats that descendants can be displayed. You can switch between the Standard and Register format to display the information the way that works best for you. Once you have the ancestor chart displayed, you can click on the arrows located at the far right ancestor if you need to see additional ancestors. There are a number of formats for you to choose from (Standard, Compact, Box, Text, Ahnentafel, and Photos & History) to display ancestors. Try clicking on the various options and see which one works best for you.
     
    Q. Can descendants be shown in a graphical format?
    A. The tab marked Descendants can be used to display the descendants of an individual. There are a couple of different formats that descendants can be displayed. You can switch between the Standard and Register format to display the information the way that works best for you.
     
    Search Descendants FAQ
     
    Q. Is there a way to tell if two individuals are related?
    A. Yes, the Relationship tab will show a graphic display of all the people linking two relatives. To use this function, locate the first individual and then press the Relationship tab. Then use the find button to locate the second person to be displayed. Once you have the two people selected click the calculate button to display their relationship.
     
    Q. If I see a mistake in the information presented can I correct it?
    A. The suggestion tab allows you to send corrections, updates, comments or any other information to the database administrator. Information on which individual you are referencing is automatically attached to the message when you make a suggestion using the Suggestion tab. The database administrator will take your suggestion and may add it to the database in the next web update cycle.
     
    Q. Is there a way to print the display without all the headers and icons?
    A. Yes, just click on the Print link locate above the control tabs. A format that is simplified for printing is presented and you can use the print function of your browser to print the page.
     
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