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Hints for FTM

Posted: 11 Nov 2012 10:57AM GMT
Classification: Query
It is indeed a wonderful thought to be able to work with hints from FTM rather than Ancestry. The process is
S.......l.....o....w when you merge a hint. But just impossible when you want to ignore a hint. How do you delete or ignore a hint? I find it almost impossible. I click on the icon for ignore hint (next to the merge) but the hint still stays there and just looks at me.
Please help.
Betty

Re: Hints for FTM

Posted: 11 Nov 2012 5:39PM GMT
Classification: Query
The Ignore Icon in FTM web merge is a toggle. It does nothing to the current display.
Once turned on, you should not see the item again as a hint in FTM. It may still show in Ancestry, or reappear if they change the database.

Most of the time I do not see the item again when I do a search, however sometimes it still shows up. Not sure why or when. Ignore does seem to work most of the time on hints. Anyone have other experiences?

Re: Hints for FTM

Posted: 12 Nov 2012 9:48AM GMT
Classification: Query
But how do you get out of the screen and go to the next hint? I would really like to use this function....but it makes me feel like a dummy.

Re: Hints for FTM

Posted: 12 Nov 2012 2:58PM GMT
Classification: Query
Not sure which screen you are getting hung up on. So I'll address this a couple ways.
Background: When you click on a Hint in FTM you are taken to the Web Search Tab. This is really just a browser window opened inside of FTM. The “Results” are in the upper window, "Person from your Tree" is in the lower left (this is the person selected in the mini pedigree at the top) and the "Search results detail - Merge" is in the lower right. This displays the highlighted hint details. To view a different hint, click on it in the results window. Observe the blue highlight has moved and watch the Merge to see it update.

1. To close this window click on the People tab. You will be taken back to your tree.

2. If you have clicked on an underlined hint (hyperlink) in the Search Results and opened to the record on ancestry. There is a left facing green arrow on the navigation bar next to the URL address. Clicking this arrow will take you back to the search results window.

A few tips: You can also right click on a results hyperlink and select "open in a new window" to view the ancestry record. Then all you need do is close the browser window to get rid of it.

If the hint belongs to another person you can use the mini pedigree display to move to another person in your tree. There is also a link to your person select list just to the right of that.

Lastly, a right click (in the mini pedigree) on the selected person will allow you to open an "edit this person" window so you can review that person.

Re: Hints for FTM

Posted: 12 Nov 2012 6:50PM GMT
Classification: Query
I have attached a screen shot of the page for Hilma Valfrida Karlsson- I accepted the other hint for her and it went away. This hint, Boston Passenger and Crew List does not belong to my Hilma. If I ckick on the black circle with the line through it,the hint does not leave. I can leave the page.
You have given me a lot of information with your post. I wish I knew as much as you do.
Thank you
Betty
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Re: Hints for FTM

Posted: 12 Nov 2012 6:55PM GMT
Classification: Query
Just found out that when I clicked the black circk with the
line through it and go back to the person in the treee, the leaf is gone....I was waining for the hint to go!

Re: Hints for FTM

Posted: 13 Nov 2012 3:24PM GMT
Classification: Query
The hint doesn't go at this point. It just becomes a black circle with the line through it with a COLORED square around it to indicate that it has been selected. This is more visible when you have 3 or 4 hints that you have already checked, merged, or ignored.

Re: Hints for FTM

Posted: 13 Nov 2012 4:17PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 13 Nov 2012 4:19PM GMT
The easiest way is to just ignore the hint. When you are working in FTM, the hint does not stop the program. So just don't click it. Assume it is decorative background.

If I did not ignore hints I would spend all of my time opening hints and make them go a way.

It is just not worth the effort and the time taken away from my current research project.

Re: Hints for FTM

Posted: 13 Nov 2012 4:32PM GMT
Classification: Query
I agree!
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