On this week’s Mondays with Myrt there was a discussion about media images and syncing between FTM2014 and Ancestry. I wanted to do a follow-up to my concern about not having the media image available when you do not have an active Ancestry membership.
Our FTM2014 go to person, Cousin Russ Worthington, assured us if we synced our tree the image would be there. I went back to find the image I was originally talking about that I could view when I wasn’t an active member of Ancestry. It was an SAR application for John Hart Stearns, I had linked to Isaac Stearns, the immigrant ancestor from England.
This is the image that was saved and synced to my computer. That is all good when I have ancestry membership because I can be taken to subsequent pages on this application.
I also save the next image, I thought, to my FTM2014 that provides the family lineage. What I found was that the link was saved but not the image. When I didn’t have an active membership, I wasn’t able to access the link. (See upper right hand side of the page for the drop down to save the link.)
This is a screen shot of the next page of the SAR application. I recommend saving both the link and a screen shot of all pages on any application or document you find, for future use and visibility. This is a closer view, making it easier to view what is written.)
The other thing I do now is put the ancestry citation information in the Meta Data section of the screen shot jpeg photo either in the comment section or the copywrite section. It depends on how much I need to write in the comments.
I am not a FTM2014 expert like Russ Worthington or an Evidence Explained citation expert like Elizabeth Shown Mills. The purpose of this blog is to show how I deal with saving images to my FTM2014 program for future generations to view, even if they do not have a membership to Ancestry.com
I welcome all feedback, comments, constructive criticism. I strive to improve my research and documentation daily.
Sources are taken from Ancestry.com for the purpose of this blog, not put in Evidence Explained format.
- Volume: 106; SAR Membership Number: 21109, U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970, Ancestry.com (accessed 25 Sept 2014), Ancestry.com Operations, Inc. 2011, Provo, UT, USA, FamilySearch.org
- “Public Member Tree,” database, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 25 Sept 2014), “Stearns Family Tree” by June Butka, profile for Isaac Stearns (b. circa. 1595 England- d. 19 June 1671 in Watertwon, Massachusetts), some undocumented data updated 25 Seot 2015.
- DearMYRTLE’s Genealogy Community Family history “how to” advice. On Google +. (https://plus.google.com/u/0/+DearmyrtlePage/posts accesed 22 Sept 2015), Mondays with Mryt 21 Sept 2015.