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Anyone doing genealogy on Ancestry.com?

Sunday, April 13, 2014

I had my genealogy on my computer , but neglected to have a backup. So when the computer crashed...well, you know! Recently my mother passed and I started updating my written records. I had downloaded the Ancestry.com app, but have been too busy to do anything with it. I decided this was as good a time as any to recreate the pedigree online and put another copy on removable storage.

I began entering information on the pedigree chart and got quite a bit entered before I realized the numbers assigned each individual didn't match the position on a chart. By that I mean, on a pedigree chart I'm number 1, my father is 2, mother would be 3, my grandparents would be 4, 5, 6 & 7 and so on. However, as I was entering people this time I found my mother was now 13. The grandfather who should have been 8 was now 3. I don't know if I messed up a setting somewhere, or what, but this is a problem for me since no one past my father and myself will match up to the reference numbers on my wall chart.

Does any of this make sense to anyone? Any suggestions?
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  • PAMNANGEL
    Sorry, I'm not very good at explaining things. The spaces on the charts are already numbered, at least, they are on the charts I have. The person starting the chart is #1, your father is #2, your mother is #3, etc.... I use a large wall chart to help me visualize what I've got on what lines and which family lines I need to work on.

    My problem has nothing to do with emails. I'm trying to figure out how to renumber the entries on a pedigree chart. Apparently it can be done, but my current computer doesn't have internet access to I can't get to the help files to figure out how.

    2477 days ago
  • MORTICIAADDAMS
    My father and maternal grandparents did out charts.
    2477 days ago
  • GENRE009
    If your computer crashes can't you go to the library and still pull up your email? I know I could pull up all my stuff. Maybe what you are talking about is losing your files, right. eva
    2477 days ago
  • COOKIE_AT_51
    I use it but didn't put in people by number just started with me then my parents ,,, their parents so on. Not sure what you mean by using numbers?
    2477 days ago
  • BIGPAWSUP
    I understand a pedigree chart but I've never used Ancestry. Best of luck.
    2477 days ago
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