A final thought: once you are happy with AQ basic, consider upgrading to the paid version. Though both handle sources, it looks as if you can do more with theMessage 1 of 14 , Sep 21, 2012View SourceA final thought: once you are happy with AQ basic, consider upgrading to the paid version. Though both handle sources, it looks as if you can do more with the paid version (such as adding images of original sources, and listing which source is used for which events). If one thing is too easy to do it's not including your sources and research notes as you go - I know that the hard way...I am glad you were able to import the gedcom to something more usable!
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On 20 Sep 2012, at 21:34, jolene joshua <jojosh76@...> wrote:
Thanks for much for the step-by-step instructions to accessing the file. I have been able to download the Ancestral Quest Basics Software (FREE) and was able to access the file.
Now to start going through all the info!
--- On Wed, 9/12/12, David Beakhust <dave@...> wrote:
From: David Beakhust <dave@...>
Subject: Re: RES: RES: [St.H.Fam.Hist.] Corker Family
Date: Wednesday, September 12, 2012, 5:54 AM
Hi there. I am just following the mailing list and managed to import
this into the software I use. You could also try to view the raw GEDCOM
file as it is just plain text.
I assume you use windows, but if you use (say) linux or Mac s/w, other
Try the following:
1: TO VIEW AS TEXT: open the (.GED) attachment in "Wordpad" (START > All
Programs > accessories> Wordpad), but NOT in NOTEPAD. You will then see
the raw GEDCOM data and this is human-readable (sort of). (Notepad seems
to join all the lines into one huge block!)
OR (rather better)
Download any genealogy software that is free to use. I use LEGACY
(legacyfamilytree.com), but others are available, though not many
without restrictions. I have not researched what is currently available,
as I am happy with what I use.
Using the example of Legacy Family tree software, create a new (empty)
family file, then "import" the .GED attachment. It will populate the
family tree in a few seconds. I have noticed that it may not correctly
import the "Notes", and information for example that someone was
adopted. For example this look at individual 271. If you view the
individuals in the text file (.GED) you can see the notes and other
fields listed, and add them by hand.
Quite possibly if you used the very same software as the person who
posted the attachments, the import will be better, but I found that
Legacy does indeed import the main data without effort. The effort comes
in checking it!
On 10/09/2012 19:02, jolene joshua wrote:
> Hello Renato
> Thanks so much for forwarding this to me. Unfortunately I was unable to
> open it as I do not have the genealogical software. Are you able to send
> it in a different format?
> We are having a St Helena Exhibition this week-end so I would love to
> see if there is any info in your family tree that may be useful. Looking
> forward to receiving your reply.
> Thanks in advance!
> --- On *Mon, 8/27/12, RENATO BUENO NETTO /<rbnetto@...>/* wrote:
> From: RENATO BUENO NETTO <rbnetto@...>
> Subject: RES: RES: [St.H.Fam.Hist.] Corker Family [2 Attachments]
> To: email@example.com
> Cc: genieandjim@..., "'Ronnie Joshua'" <joshua@...>,
> "'tahnasissingcorker'" <t.sissing@...>, "'Christine Corker'"
> <corker3@...>, "'Christine Adams'" <adamslab2@...>
> Date: Monday, August 27, 2012, 8:14 AM
> Hello Jolene, Ronnie,
> Attached is the file RENATO BUENO NETTO.AQ and RENATO BUENO
> NETTO.GED, me as the primary individual. For those who use a
> genealogical software
> If by any chance you do use specific software that supports other
> format I will be glad to send it too.
> While visiting Saint Helena, I donated the software I use, ANCESTRAL
> QUEST, to the Museum explaining to the administrator how visitors to
> the ARCHIVE can leave their researches at the Museum as a
> contribution of their qualified research on files. Travelling back
> to Brazil, on the RMS St. Helena, I had the opportunity to talk to
> the Governor and suggest him to put all the genealogical information
> into a database so everyone could get easy and trustable data, with
> the possibility of the use of FIND facility in within all files.
> I really hope something useful could be done by transcription of all
> births, marriages and death information available at ARCHIVES.
> Who knows it is already a reality. a reality
> Renato Bueno Netto
> Rua Dom Alberto Gonçalves, 452 casa 1
> 80510-340 CURITIBA, PR
> tel. res. ++5541-3045-0351
> tel. celular ++5541-9121-0566
> [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] *Em nome de *Jolene Joshua
> *Enviada em:* sábado, 25 de agosto de 2012 08:29
> *Para:* email@example.com
> *Assunto:* Re: RES: [St.H.Fam.Hist.] Corker Family
> Hello Renato
> I am not connected in any way to the Corker's but to the Joshua's.
> I see that you mentioned JOSHUA in your mail. I am researching the
> Joshua Family in South Africa (from St Helena) and would love to
> hear more about your Joshua family. Please feel free to mail me
> directly at jojosh76@...
> Sent from my BlackBerry® wireless device
> *From: *"RENATO BUENO NETTO" <rbnetto@...>
> *Sender: *firstname.lastname@example.org
> *Date: *Fri, 24 Aug 2012 22:00:39 -0300
> *To: *<email@example.com>
> *ReplyTo: *firstname.lastname@example.org
> *Cc: *<t.sissing@...>; <Corker3@...>
> *Subject: *RES: [St.H.Fam.Hist.] Corker Family
> Hi Tahna,
> According to my mothers handwriting records, Winifred Ethel Joshua, her
> mother, Edith Maude Joshua got married to Henry James Corker on
> Lately, when in Saint Helena, I got to meet my relatives and have a
> of marriage of Sandra Ann Williams, b 23/01/1957 to Gary Corker, b
> (this is the only data I have.. I'd love to hear and know more about the
> Corker's. My file is on Ancestral Quest 11, aqz file type and I can
> Renato Bueno Netto
> Rua Dom Alberto Gonçalves, 452 casa 1
> 80510-340 CURITIBA, PR, Brasil
> Home phone # ++5541-3045-0351
> Mobile phine # ++5541-9121-0566
> -----Mensagem original-----
> De: email@example.com
> [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] Em nome de Corker3@...
> Enviada em: sexta-feira, 24 de agosto de 2012 07:17
> Para: email@example.com
> Assunto: Re: [St.H.Fam.Hist.] Corker Family
> Hi Tahna
> I am a Corker by marriage and have a large family chart (I call it a
> chart because it is too big to be a tree) of the Corker family. I can
> send you a copy if you like and you can see where you fit in.
> Regards Christine Corker
> -----Original Message-----
> From: tahnasissingcorker <t.sissing@...>
> To: st-helena-genealogy <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Sent: Fri, 24 Aug 2012 10:45
> Subject: [St.H.Fam.Hist.] Corker Family
> I'm currently trying to trace my family's lineage back to St Helena. My
> grandfather's name is Albert Alexander Corker (born 1934, still
> living). His mother and father was of St Helena island, Thomas & Ethel
> Corker (maiden name unknown).
> We know that Thomas died when my grandfather was 11 years old, making
> it 1945, but we're not sure where. My grandfather moved to Cape Town
> where he grew up.
> If anybody knows of the Corker name, I'd love to hear from you!
> Tahna Sissing
> This is the St Helena Institute's 'Forum for Family History'.
> For information on St Helena family history see the St Helena
> homepage at http://www.st-helena.org
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