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Tuesday's Tip - FamilySearch Images

  TT - FamilySearch Images

Tuesday's Tips provide brief how-to's to help you learn to use the Legacy Family Tree software with new tricks and techniques.

FamilySearch Images

By now everyone knows that FamilySearch has a plethora of records online but did you know that there are a lot more records online that you can't readily see? If you just do a search on the Documents page you will miss them. If you do a search in the FHL card catalog you might just luck up and find a record set that has a link to images but since it hasn't yet been pulled into the indexing project you will not seen them in the list of records.

For example, take a look at this -Deeds, 1786-1865; index to deeds, 1786-1913, Greenville County (South Carolina). Register of Mesne Conveyance.

Scroll down on this page and the microfilms that have cameras next to them are accessible online as images. Click the camera and you will be taken right to the online images of the roll of microfilm.



Index to deeds, 1786-1913, Greenville County (South Carolina). Register of Mesne Conveyance on FamilySearch
Index to deeds, 1786-1913, Greenville County (South Carolina). Register of Mesne Conveyance on FamilySearch


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Michele Simmons Lewis is part of the technical support team at Millennia, the makers of the Legacy Family Tree software program. With over 20 years of research experience, Michele’s passion is helping new genealogists get started on the right foot through her writings, classes and lectures. She is the former staff genealogist and weekly columnist for the McDuffie Mirror and now authors Ancestoring, a blog geared toward the beginner/intermediate researcher.




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I found Wills and Inventories that list my enslaved ancestors but I do not know how to incorporate these images into my Leagcy Family Tree Files. Any suggestions are appreciated.

You need to download the images to your computer, then link to those images within the person Media Gallery. I will give you a bit of a hint. If I are working with something that is several pages long I combine the images into a single PDF file and then attach the PDF in the person's Media Gallery instead of all of the individual images. For example, just yesterday I was working with a 15 page compiled service record from the Civil War. I created a single PDF that includes all of the images. The way I do it (and there are several ways you can do this) is that I create a MS Word document and I set my margins at 0.25 all the way around so that the images are larger. I then insert one image per page in the correct order. I then save the document as a PDF. I can include a small footer that has a full source citation. There are other ways you can do this including online converters like this one I prefer to do it on my computer because I have more flexibility.

If you have Windows 10 there is a built in option to do it there. Here is more information

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