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  • 2 Oct 2020 2:52 PM
    Message # 9279655
    Anonymous

    This is the place to ask questions, offer comments and suggestions, and to seek advice. We suggest you limit the messages here to genealogy-related topics (genealogy research, genealogy advice, DNA, online genealogy databases, software, and related topics.

    Any off-topic messages (spam, profanity, derogatory comments, personal attacks, or non-genealogy-related topics) will be deleted. In other words, only post messages here if your mother would be proud of your words!

    Last modified: 4 Oct 2020 6:23 PM | Anonymous
  • 9 Nov 2020 10:00 AM
    Reply # 9352823 on 9279655
    Anonymous

    Our library is considering the purchase of a scanner that will scan oversize items such as blueprints or oversize photos and a machine to convert our microfilm to a digital format. Does anyone have any recommendations or can link me to any recent reviews on such equipment? 

    Thanks,

    Joel Reese

  • 11 Nov 2020 9:10 AM
    Reply # 9357733 on 9279655
    Anonymous

    You might check out The Best Scanners for 2020 on PCMag's web site at: https://www.pcmag.com/picks/the-best-scanners.

    I find the PCMag reviews to be more trustworthy than most of the other so-called review sites that often turn out to be thinly-veiled advertisements.

    Last modified: 12 Nov 2020 8:53 AM | Anonymous
  • 14 Dec 2020 3:35 PM
    Reply # 9429477 on 9279655
    Anonymous

    I can't find any other place on the new website to ask this, but it is related to saved images:  I use Windows 10 and frequently use Print Scrn, which works well EXCEPT that it truncates an inch off both sides. Does anyone know how I could set it to save the entire screen image? 

  • 14 Dec 2020 8:31 PM
    Reply # 9430173 on 9279655
    Anonymous

    I have Family Tree Maker 2017 for MAC.  I have received a CD of a family tree from a relative with Family Tree Maker for PCs. Is there an app that I can use to be able to read the PC readable Family Tree Maker files?

  • 15 Dec 2020 12:01 PM
    Reply # 9431789 on 9279655
    Anonymous

    ---> Is there an app that I can use to be able to read the PC readable Family Tree Maker files?

    The only answer I can give you is "maybe."

    The current version of Family Tree Maker for Macintosh can read Family Tree Maker for Windows files and vice-versa. Simply launch Family Tree Maker for Macintosh on your Mac, select OPEN A FILE, and then select the files that came from Family Tree Maker for Windows.

    HOWEVER, that was not true of older versions of Family Tree Maker for Macintosh. The 2 programs used to be incompatible. Unfortunately, I do not remember the date that it changed. Perhaps someone else can chime in here and supply that info.

    In any case, I'd suggest you try it to see if your versions re compatible.

    Next, if that doesn't work and if you can find someone with a computer that will read those files, ask him/her to do so and then generate a GEDCOM file and send that to you. All modern genealogy programs on Windows, Macintosh, or Linux can read and write GEDCOM files generate by any computer.

  • 21 Jan 2021 2:31 PM
    Reply # 9902126 on 9279655
    Anonymous

    Why do all posts show the poster as Anonymous? I frequent lots of forums and all show a user presentation name (not their actual userid). At first, I assumed it was because I hadn't logged in, so I logged in only find they all still had the anonymous label.

    Bob White.....

    Then I posted the above and found my name showing.

    Dick: Are you allowing posting from users who are not logged in?

    Last modified: 21 Jan 2021 2:33 PM | Anonymous
  • 22 Jan 2021 12:26 PM
    Reply # 9935397 on 9279655
    Anonymous

    ---> Why do all posts show the poster as Anonymous?

    Not everyone shows as anonymous. For instance, you will note that my name is shown.

    It depends upon the options selected when registering as a user on this website or you can change it later, if you wish. Some people don't want their names posted in public while others are not concerned so this web site offers every user an option to choose.

    Last modified: 22 Jan 2021 12:26 PM | Anonymous
  • 22 Jan 2021 1:47 PM
    Reply # 9937426 on 9279655
    Anonymous

    But your name does not show, so maybe you need to check your settings. I'm presuming this was Dick responding; it only shows Anonymous (I am logged in.)

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  • 25 Apr 2021 1:38 PM
    Reply # 10349708 on 9279655

    Hi Mr. Eastman. Thanks so much for this wonderful service. After years of lurking, I just became a Plus member to read your special posts and have already gleaned some gold! I notice that all the forum posts are marked "Anonymous," which make it difficult to follow the original posts and replies. I thought it might be a log-in problem on my end, so I logged out and used the password you sent and was able to log in successfully. However, all posts still show up as "Anonymous." Thinking you might need to make an adjustment on your end (and despising complaints without possible solutions), I found this on Wild Apricot: https://gethelp.wildapricot.com/en/articles/147. I think you just need to go into the global privacy settings and tick the "First name" option under the Anybody column to fix this. Cheers!

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