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Direct Ancestor Designation

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Re: Direct Ancestor Designation

Posted: 7 Jul 2013 2:38PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 7 Jul 2013 2:39PM GMT
There's another current discussion of using "icons" (on Ancestry this requires a photograph/picture that serves as an icon) to designate direct lines, immigrants, any and everything that someone wants to highlight. The use of these "icons" generates hints to other trees (if your tree is public), some are of the opinion that it's a lot of clutter.

There is also the question of how these "icons" will transfer to a desk-top genealogy program, ie, downloading and creating a GED from your Ancestry.com tree. Unless you're using FTM, those pics/icons won't transfer.

The old and tried and true method to designate direct lines, is to CAP the surname of the direct ancestor. This translates well to all other programs, and most recognize the CAPPED surnames are the direct lines, without additional explanation. Keep it lean and mean.

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3DogsNite 21 Jan 2013 11:35PM GMT 
Sarah Byrne 7 Jul 2013 5:45PM GMT 
daciodan 7 Jul 2013 6:08PM GMT 
Sarah Byrne 7 Jul 2013 6:19PM GMT 
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BrklynBridge 8 Jul 2013 1:50AM GMT 
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