Shared learning on a range of topics made for an interesting and enjoyable first session. We reviewed adding web links to ancestry.com profile/facts pages using a document produced by Deb Saunders ‘Adding a Website Link to a Person’s Profile on ancestry.com’. We also took another look at DNA and centiMorgans (cM's) using a chart discovered by Judy –‘DNA - how many centimorgans do you share with relatives’..
During the session, prompted by Mary's quest to find out more about a family residence at 184-186 Elgin Street, we watched the following video from the State Library of Victoria:
At our second session Deb worked with Phil on relationships, sources and how they link to facts within his ancestry tree. "Clicking on an attached source such as a census document will create link lines to the people in your tree that are listed in the census. This is great for cross-checking family details. An estimation of birthdates is often based on this information, but needs to be followed up with other references. We added a newspaper article to the media gallery after using the snipping tool to save it first. Finally, we explored how to edit relationships within Ancestry. Errors in terms of which child belongs to which parent can be sorted out by clicking edit, choosing edit relationships and adding the correct parent and deleting the incorrect information".
Bev Lee and Deb Saunders