Specialist websites

The main Research Links page covers sites with a specific geographical focus, main subscription sites and lots more.

Also see Cutlock & Co Occupations page.

Peoples, faiths

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FTM 2014 Using Family Tree Maker 2014 - Ancestry/MacKiev

Family Tree Maker 2017 has now been released, with new technology for the connection to Ancestry for sync and other functions. So Cutlock & Co has split out pages for FTM 2014 (below), as well as FTM 2012, versions. These versions are effectively obsolete unless you don’t use any features which connect with Ancestry – search, record merge, hints, sync. Other internet access has also gone as of July 2017 – error messages misleadingly imply that there is a firewall or internet issue but it is rather that Ancestry has switched off the portal at its end. » Continue reading FTM 2014 Using Family Tree Maker 2014 - Ancestry/MacKiev

Sync trees between Ancestry and your computer TreeSync, FamilySync, TreeShare, other options

This page is a sub-section of the main Family Tree Maker notes.

Also see: ‘Tackling TreeSync issues with MacKiev relying on Ancestry for answers‘ for a run down of the problems encountered around the first sync after converting to the ‘finished’ version of FTM2014.1, January 2017.

TreeSync is no more

TreeSync has stopped working, as announced (see next section).

Until early May, hovering over the error icon when trying to sync would show a rather long message, liable to disappear before you’ve read it. » Continue reading Sync trees between Ancestry and your computer TreeSync, FamilySync, TreeShare, other options

Price increase for Ancestry?

Ancestry has increased its subscription rates for new members on the Ancestry.co.uk site, although the monthly sub at the most basic level has gone down.

The changes make sense in that there is a clearer relationship between monthly and annual rates, generally the latter is approximately 10 times more. The ‘Premium’ level is the exception, at £129 pa (was £107-40) against £14-99 pm,  although I have also seen the annual figure showing as £149! » Continue reading “Price increase for Ancestry?”

Hanging by a thread Discovering the Smith family

Discovering more about the Smith part of the family tree has proved remarkably easy, after having put off looking for ages due to the very common surname.

See Entirely to the Water from Birth for first stages.

Now it was time to find great great grandmother Harriet Smith’s siblings and their immediate offspring. The practice of using the mother’s (or grandmother’s) surname as a middle name was very helpful –jane bacchus smith baptism1818_crop Bacchus for two of the girls, Harper (the grandmother’s name) for one of the boys. » Continue reading Hanging by a thread Discovering the Smith family