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By Dr. Rosa Espino... - Posted on 13 March 2007

Thank you so much for taking the time to give me your valuable suggestions.
I felt that I was in a dead end trying to locate my mother's family since
the information that I have is very limited. I am using rootsmagic
software, do you still recommend me to use the PAF software. I foud how to
search for films, but I have not found the IGI or VRI buttons. Thank you
very much for your help, Rosa

>From: arturoramos
>Reply-To: research@NuestrosRanchos.com
>To: research@lists.nuestrosranchos.com
>Subject: [Nuestros Ranchos] Welcome Rosa
>Date: Tue, 13 Mar 2007 06:56:15 -0700 (PDT)
>
>
>Rosa:
>
>Welcome to the group. As a new genealogist, I would suggest you begin by
>getting some software. PAF is put out by LDS for free and is very good
>software. It is imperative to keep very good records, including sources,
>from the onset.
>
>Next, I would suggest going to the "Films" section and finding the relevant
>municipalities to see if they are indexed in the LDS databases. If they
>are you will see "IGI" or "VRI" buttons next to the film number and
>description. Clicking on the button will give you the full contents of the
>film which you can then delimit by surname, first name, etc. Arandas, for
>example, is fully indexed so if you have the names of your
>great-grandparents you should be able to find their marriage and/or baptism
>certificates.
>
>Next, you should find your nearest family history center and order the
>relevant films where you know or suspect your ancestors information is
>listed. Indices are often wrong so it is worth verifying and even when
>they are correct, the actual record has much more information than what is
>extracted for the index.
>
>You should also browse or search through the user profiles and see if
>others are researching your towns or surnames. Many of us have found
>relatives through this group.
>
>It is also useful to download the Nuestros Ranchos user guide which you
>will find in the "Files" "Reference Materials" section of the site.
>
>Good luck.

I'm not familiar with Rootsmagic but I'm thinking that the
recommendation to get PAF was in case you weren't using any genealogy
software. Probably if rootsmagic does reports and allows you to organize
your data it might be good enough. But maybe others in the group that
are familiar with this program can comment.

for those IGI or VRI buttons go to:
http://www.nuestrosranchos.com/films/Jalisco/1024

and look under the heading "Indicies" and you'll see the buttons Arturo
referred to.

joseph

===================

Joseph Puentes
http://H2Opodcast.com (Environment Podcast)
http://NuestraFamiliaUnida.com (Latin American History)

Rosa Ana wrote:
> Thank you so much for taking the time to give me your valuable
> suggestions. I felt that I was in a dead end trying to locate my
> mother's family since the information that I have is very limited. I
> am using rootsmagic software, do you still recommend me to use the PAF
> software. I foud how to search for films, but I have not found the
> IGI or VRI buttons. Thank you very much for your help, Rosa
>
>> From: arturoramos
>> Reply-To: research@NuestrosRanchos.com
>> To: research@lists.nuestrosranchos.com
>> Subject: [Nuestros Ranchos] Welcome Rosa
>> Date: Tue, 13 Mar 2007 06:56:15 -0700 (PDT)
>>
>>
>> Rosa:
>>
>> Welcome to the group. As a new genealogist, I would suggest you
>> begin by getting some software. PAF is put out by LDS for free and
>> is very good software. It is imperative to keep very good records,
>> including sources, from the onset.
>>
>> Next, I would suggest going to the "Films" section and finding the
>> relevant municipalities to see if they are indexed in the LDS
>> databases. If they are you will see "IGI" or "VRI" buttons next to
>> the film number and description. Clicking on the button will give
>> you the full contents of the film which you can then delimit by
>> surname, first name, etc. Arandas, for example, is fully indexed so
>> if you have the names of your great-grandparents you should be able
>> to find their marriage and/or baptism certificates.
>>
>> Next, you should find your nearest family history center and order
>> the relevant films where you know or suspect your ancestors
>> information is listed. Indices are often wrong so it is worth
>> verifying and even when they are correct, the actual record has much
>> more information than what is extracted for the index.
>>
>> You should also browse or search through the user profiles and see if
>> others are researching your towns or surnames. Many of us have found
>> relatives through this group.
>>
>> It is also useful to download the Nuestros Ranchos user guide which
>> you will find in the "Files" "Reference Materials" section of the site.
>>
>> Good luck.

I just bought "Rootsmagic" to try. I have used PAF while all my data has been gathered in "Family Tree". Rootsmagic is powerful because of its intergration with "familysearch.org". The advantage to Family Tree is its ease of use.

Joseph Puentes wrote:
I'm not familiar with Rootsmagic but I'm thinking that the
recommendation to get PAF was in case you weren't using any genealogy
software. Probably if rootsmagic does reports and allows you to organize
your data it might be good enough. But maybe others in the group that
are familiar with this program can comment.

for those IGI or VRI buttons go to:
http://www.nuestrosranchos.com/films/Jalisco/1024

and look under the heading "Indicies" and you'll see the buttons Arturo
referred to.

joseph

===================

Joseph Puentes
http://H2Opodcast.com (Environment Podcast)
http://NuestraFamiliaUnida.com (Latin American History)

Rosa Ana wrote:
> Thank you so much for taking the time to give me your valuable
> suggestions. I felt that I was in a dead end trying to locate my
> mother's family since the information that I have is very limited. I
> am using rootsmagic software, do you still recommend me to use the PAF
> software. I foud how to search for films, but I have not found the
> IGI or VRI buttons. Thank you very much for your help, Rosa
>
>> From: arturoramos
>> Reply-To: research@NuestrosRanchos.com
>> To: research@lists.nuestrosranchos.com
>> Subject: [Nuestros Ranchos] Welcome Rosa
>> Date: Tue, 13 Mar 2007 06:56:15 -0700 (PDT)
>>
>>
>> Rosa:
>>
>> Welcome to the group. As a new genealogist, I would suggest you
>> begin by getting some software. PAF is put out by LDS for free and
>> is very good software. It is imperative to keep very good records,
>> including sources, from the onset.
>>
>> Next, I would suggest going to the "Films" section and finding the
>> relevant municipalities to see if they are indexed in the LDS
>> databases. If they are you will see "IGI" or "VRI" buttons next to
>> the film number and description. Clicking on the button will give
>> you the full contents of the film which you can then delimit by
>> surname, first name, etc. Arandas, for example, is fully indexed so
>> if you have the names of your great-grandparents you should be able
>> to find their marriage and/or baptism certificates.
>>
>> Next, you should find your nearest family history center and order
>> the relevant films where you know or suspect your ancestors
>> information is listed. Indices are often wrong so it is worth
>> verifying and even when they are correct, the actual record has much
>> more information than what is extracted for the index.
>>
>> You should also browse or search through the user profiles and see if
>> others are researching your towns or surnames. Many of us have found
>> relatives through this group.
>>
>> It is also useful to download the Nuestros Ranchos user guide which
>> you will find in the "Files" "Reference Materials" section of the site.
>>
>> Good luck.

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