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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.

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