Guide: Place Naming Conventions

This guide is permanently available at: https://www.ancestorian.com/guides-how-to-use-ancestorian/place-naming-conventions/ The standardisation of geographical place names – both in the field of genealogy and geography – is a debated topic. Differing people have varied ideas about how best to manage and format place names. Indeed, the GEDCOMs that we import into Ancestorian in an attempt to automatically identify … Read more

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Guide: How to Find People Researching the Same Name as You

This guide is permanently available at: https://www.ancestorian.com/guides-how-to-use-ancestorian/guide-how-to-find-people-researching-the-same-name-as-you/ This is a really short guide because, well… frankly, this is what Ancestorian makes so easy! Read on. 1.) Visit the Search Surnames page In the main (black background) menu bar, select: Surnames → Search Surnames 2.) Search for a Surname In this example, we have searched for … Read more

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Guide: How to Add a Missing Surname to Ancestorian

This guide is permanently available at: https://www.ancestorian.com/guides-how-to-use-ancestorian/guide-how-to-add-a-missing-surname-to-ancestorian/ 1.) Visit the Search Surnames page In the main (black background) menu bar, select: Surnames → Search Surnames 2.) Search for a Surname In this example, we have searched for ‘Fakery’ Fakery is not found in Ancestorian so we need to add it. 3.) Use the ‘Add Surname … Read more

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Guide: Manage Surnames You Research

This guide is permanently available at: https://www.ancestorian.com/guides-how-to-use-ancestorian/guide-manage-surnames-you-research/ 1.) Visit the Manage Surnames You Research page In the main (black background) menu bar, select: Your Ancestorian → Manage Surnames you Research Like on nearly all listing pages on Ancestorian, you can use the ‘Filter results’ box or click on column headers to sort the table to … Read more

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