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07-30-2011 02:58 PM
kcarlsen
Re: NEW Heritage Challenges

Joba2, I have Family Tree Maker and love it. The only drawback I've found is the compatibility with ancestry.com. They are working on it, but it's not perfect. Just wanted to let you know so you are aware of it. Exporting isn't that hard. If you get into the program and have problems, please let me know.. I'd be glad to help. The thing with ancestry.com is that it is easy to export to ancestry.com, but they haven't quite got it perfected on taking the tree you make at ancestry.com and importing to your program. Does that make sense?
Anyway, ancestry has a lot of great information as do other areas on the web. My other favorite is familysearch.org .
When doing any kind of research though, it is important to document your sources!!!

I would really like to see a challenge of family tree charts! I think that would get us all thinking!
-Katrina
07-29-2011 11:50 PM
Joba2
Re: NEW Heritage Challenges

Well I bought family tree maker because it was right there in front of me at Costco.Don't have it loaded into computer yet.Waiting till I have lots of time. Cause I'll have to figure how to export/import ged files & lots more. It works with ancestry.com
07-29-2011 08:13 AM
kcarlsen
Re: NEW Heritage Challenges

I too like this idea! Have been also really involved in genealogy since I can remember. Wish I would've asked my dad many things before he passed 9 years ago. I don't have kids, but I still think it should be written down for nieces & nephews etc; which I have many of!
I like the idea of having challenge with these topics!
Sounds fun!
07-19-2011 09:44 AM
Victoria32
Re: NEW Heritage Challenges

I have been digiscrapping for over 6 years now. I started when we were planning a family reunion for decendants of my maternal great grandparents. I created a 75 page album with photos and family tree charts for this reunion. I am still in love with heritage scrapbooking.
I have an older version of Family Tree Maker, a free version of Legacy, and the trial version of Roots Magic which will import my old Family Tree maker files.

I have created a Lifebook of my life story to leave for my children and grandchildren. I have also created a Lifebook on the lives of my parents, and am now working on the Lifebook of my husband's parents.
I agree, get started now, and ask as many questions as you can. It is never to soon to collect the stories. Many years ago, my brother bought a book with fill in pages called "A Grandma Remembers" for my mother for Christmas and asked her to fill it in for him. There were many sections including How I met my husband, what I remember about my father/mother, where I was born, my early childhood, etc.
These memories are valuable information for the rest of us to share now that she has passed away.

Challenges could include:
creating a family tree chart
the year I was born
early childhood
teen years
schools I attended
careers
my parents or my father, my mother
siblings
grandparents
great grandparents, etc
extended family memories
family vacations
holiday memories
courtship/marriage
first home
children
grandchildren
retirement years
06-22-2011 08:13 PM
mimascraps
Re: NEW Heritage Challenges

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Originally Posted by MsKaty View Post
Kimberly, I have done quite a bit for my family and the place to start is with yourself. Write down all you know about your birth, etc then do the same with your parents. Interview all your relatives that are still living because sometimes they go and you have lost a great source of info.

I'd like to do this challenge and I would like to see pages done with photos of family treasures that have been handed down. Sometimes the simple things have lots of meaning and they need to be recorded.
I agree!!

I plan to leave a disc or album for my children and grandchildren so they will really know me. There is so much I wish I would've asked before my mom passed away (had Alzheimer's). I want to know exactly how she and my father met, who took care of her when her mother died (age 9), what hobbies she might have had when young, pets, boyfriends, more about siblings...I am attempting to cover it all for my kids.
07-26-2010 03:26 PM
rabbitrun
Re: NEW Heritage Challenges

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Originally Posted by Pauli View Post
Depending on what OS you use, I LOVE Legacy. It has a section where you can pick say a town you're going to, and it will pull everybody into a list that you have information added for that town.
If you like Generations. (My starter and ABSOLUTE favorite program) if you have a MAC, Reunion is the mac version of it. I didn't know that untill we had a mac, and Legacy wouldn't run on it and I had to go look for another program :-)

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Originally Posted by Pauli View Post
Depending on what OS you use, I LOVE Legacy. It has a section where you can pick say a town you're going to, and it will pull everybody into a list that you have information added for that town.
If you like Generations. (My starter and ABSOLUTE favorite program) if you have a MAC, Reunion is the mac version of it. I didn't know that untill we had a mac, and Legacy wouldn't run on it and I had to go look for another program :-)
I'd second that both for reunion and Legacy. I used Reunion when I had a mac, but then it was sold. A VERY similar for mac program was Generations. I"m not sure if you can find it online. I moved to windows computer so no I use Legacy which you can get free. I think now it comes in both MAC and windows. You can also buy it online for something like $29.00. IF you order the CD Version it has both MAC and OS on the same CD. Actually when you download the free one it is all there- but you need a key to unlock the more advanced versions. I found the Generations developers were great when there was a problem. I even sent them a corrupt file and they fixed it. The Legacy people are as good. They send out updates and they do not charge you for them like Broderbund constantly does with Family Tree maker. I own it but I do not use it at all, except as a CD viewer for some older CD's.

Just my four cents worth!

Karen
03-30-2010 05:49 PM
Pauli
Re: NEW Heritage Challenges

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Originally Posted by Joba2 View Post
I used generations by sierra but they no longer support the program.Am interested in recommendations on the best program to buy.

Also a list of the heritage kits available in the store would be nice too
Depending on what OS you use, I LOVE Legacy. It has a section where you can pick say a town you're going to, and it will pull everybody into a list that you have information added for that town.
If you like Generations. (My starter and ABSOLUTE favorite program) if you have a MAC, Reunion is the mac version of it. I didn't know that untill we had a mac, and Legacy wouldn't run on it and I had to go look for another program :-)
03-02-2010 05:55 PM
omadisney
Thanks

Thank you for you quick responce! I get starting tomorrow!


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Originally Posted by kimberkatt View Post
I believe most of the challenges are not restricted to theStudio products, so you should be okay using another designers creations!
03-02-2010 05:46 PM
kimberkatt I believe most of the challenges are not restricted to theStudio products, so you should be okay using another designers creations!
03-02-2010 05:38 PM
omadisney
Question?

Hello All

I'm new here and I want to join you with the herritage challenge but..... do I have to use stuff from SAS or can I use some other papers too?

Thanks and greetings Marga
02-04-2010 12:50 PM
SophieF
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Originally Posted by Joba2 View Post
I used generations by sierra but they no longer support the program.Am interested in recommendations on the best program to buy.

Also a list of the heritage kits available in the store would be nice too
I have spent a lot of time playing with geneology software and like both legacy and My Heritage Family Tree Builder. These 2 seem to have the most features and both offer a trial version with some features locked off for you to try.

You can move data between these programs - export a GEDCOM from one and import it into the other. Check you old program for Gedcom compatability as well, the above 2 programs will read in older versions of gedcom file.

Good Luck
01-30-2010 11:29 PM
michellemarie
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Originally Posted by Joba2 View Post
I used generations by sierra but they no longer support the program.Am interested in recommendations on the best program to buy.
I'm not sure about the best program, but many of them offer free trials so you could try them out first?
01-30-2010 11:27 PM
michellemarie Here's a link to the Vintage/Heritage section in the store.
But don't afraid to use other kits for heritage layouts. I've seen some of the prettiest layouts that have used more non-traditional colors and elements for their older pictures.
Here's one I did of my great-grandparents in blue (It reminds me of a blue dress she always wore to church):
01-30-2010 08:31 PM
Joba2 I used generations by sierra but they no longer support the program.Am interested in recommendations on the best program to buy.

Also a list of the heritage kits available in the store would be nice too
01-30-2010 07:54 PM
michellemarie Oh there is also Ancestor Quest, Family Insight, and Legacy 7.0... just google free genealogy software, and look around
01-30-2010 07:51 PM
michellemarie I was going to say the same thing, MsKaty. Start with yourself, Kimberly. There are a ton of programs out there. Some are free if you want to start getting it into a pedigree or something. Then you can just enter in your data and go from there. I use RootsMagic, but I know a lot of people like Family Tree Maker.

Family treasures would be a great thing to document into a layout. Thanks for the ideas!
01-30-2010 04:11 PM
MsKaty Kimberly, I have done quite a bit for my family and the place to start is with yourself. Write down all you know about your birth, etc then do the same with your parents. Interview all your relatives that are still living because sometimes they go and you have lost a great source of info.

I'd like to do this challenge and I would like to see pages done with photos of family treasures that have been handed down. Sometimes the simple things have lots of meaning and they need to be recorded.
01-30-2010 11:58 AM
kimberkatt Whoohoo! I'm no genealogist, but I would sooo love to learn! I have TONS of pictures of my Mom & Siblings when they were younger that I need to get scrapped! And pics of my Great-Grandparents and some other documents that need to get researched! I am so lost when it comes to the research part of it!
01-29-2010 06:54 PM
michellemarie Possibilities so far are:

Generations Challenge
Journaling Challenge
Document Challenge
01-29-2010 06:53 PM
michellemarie
NEW Heritage Challenges

We are in the process of rebuilding our heritage section back up and would love to hear your ideas on what challenges you would like to see. All ideas welcome here in this thread! Thanks for your input

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