Is Your Tree Well-Sourced? A Free Visual Check Using a Fan Chart

FamilySearch has a Fan Chart display mode you can use as a visual aid to see if your tree has source citations for each person. The tree is color-coded; the darker the color, the more source citations. This is a great tool to help you see which family lines need more research and sourcing.

 

FamilySearch family trees are community-owned trees that anyone can change. That makes one person's research vulnerable to the human error of all others but can also make for a better-researched tree with multiple contributors.

 

 

A Well-Sourced Tree at FamilySearch

This is my husband's family tree. The color key for this chart is:

darkest orange color represents people with 10+ source citationsmedium orange represents 5-9 source citationslight orange represents 1-4 source citationswhite represents 0 (zero) source citations

As you can see from his tree, most of his tree is well-sourc…

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UPDATED -Time’s Running Out to Upload DNA to MyHeritage for Free- deadline extended to 15 Dec 2018

Time's running out! Only 15 days left to Upload DNA to MyHeritage for FREE!   This is our last chance to transfer Autosomal DNA tests from AncestryDNA, 23andMe, FamilyTreeDNA, and Living DNA to MyHeritage for FREE, to be grandfathered in to free ethnicity estimates, use of the chromosome browser, and some other features.   Deadline Announcement On December 1, 2018, MyHeritage extended their free transfer policy for 2 weeks. The last day for DNA transfers is Saturday, 15 December 2018. After that, MyHeritage will no longer accept free transfers. Here's a quote from their most recent blog:

We have just extended our deadline for free DNA uploads to December 16, 2018. As of this date, our policy regarding DNA uploads will change. DNA Matching will remain free for uploaded DNA data, but unlocking additional DNA features will require an extra payment for DNA results uploaded after this date.

Prior to this, the last day for transfers…
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How to Download DNA Raw Data from AncestryDNA

How to Download DNA Raw Data from AncestryDNA   Requirements: Be able to login to your Ancestry account Know your Ancestry password to verify your request - it will not be automated for you Be able to access your email for final download instructions Have access to a secure computer with the ability to store and protect the data if you want an archival copy or delete the data after uploading to another drive or test site     Instructions:   Step 1 - Login to Ancestry.com         Step 2 - Select DNA from the header menu         Step 3 -Select Your DNA Results Summary from the DNA menu         Step 4 - In the upper righthand corner of the page, Select Settings         Step 5 - In the Action box that appears, select Download Raw DNA Data   In the upper righthand corner of the page there is an Action box with the option to Download Raw DNA Data to your computer, se…
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