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Guide: Symbols/Icons on Ancestorian

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This Guide provides a summary of some of the symbols/icons you will come across on Ancestorian.  Some are more self-explanatory than others. General Website Admin – Members with this against their name when they post or comment are website admins. Search – When located at the top of the discussion feed, this lets you search the discussion feed.  When located at the top of the webpage alongside the …

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Guide: For New Members

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The aim of this Guide is to help new members familiarise themselves with the Ancestorian website.  It highlights some of the important things that members may need to know when using Ancestorian. Your Display Name We encourage you to set your display name to your real name. This helps your friends to identify you from other social networks. Use the following links to change your display name …

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Guide: Managing Notifications

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On Ancestorian, you can decide what notifications you want to receive and how often you want to receive them.  This Guide tells you how you can manage the following: Website notifications via your Profile; and Group notifications from within a group you have joined. Website Notifications Via your Profile Getting to the Right Page on the Website to Manage Website Notifications To get to your Profile …

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Guide: Discussion Posts – How to Post and How to Find your Posts Later

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This Guide is about Discussion posts that are made either in the general discussion feed or in group discussion feeds. You can find a link to related Guides at the end of this Guide. How to Post You can either post in the general discussion feed or you can post within a group discussion feed . General Discussion Feed​ ​ ​ Navigating to the right place …

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Guide: What to Post Where – The Difference between Discussion Posts and Blog Posts

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‘Discussion posts’ and ‘Blog posts’ on Ancestorian are intended for different purposes.  This Guide explains the difference so that you have a better understanding of what to post where. You can find a link to related Guides at the end of this Guide. Discussion Posts Blog Posts Best suited to relatively shorter, less detailed, posts that generate, and support, discussion and collaboration among members on family …

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How to Find, Join and Use Groups

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Ancestorian has many family history, place and surname groups which you you can join to reap the greatest benefits of our wonderful community. Regardless of where you come from, there are likely groups that you will fit perfectly in to. If not, you can start one yourself! Groups are only as active and successful as you make them. Join a group or two that looks like …

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How to Create a Blog Post

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Personal Blog Post To create a personal blog post, either use the main menu… select Blogs > Create a Blog Post OR On a desktop computer, there is a Blog menu in the right column. Click ‘Create a Blog Post’ on this menu. Group Blog Post If you want to create a blog post in a group that you are a member of, within the group, …

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