Adobe Reader is the software that allows
you to read, search and print documents on Windows and Mac. The CDs are
in the form of virtual books and come with Adobe Acrobat Reader Software
for Windows. If you use an alternative Operating System software is available
from the Adobe
website. The files are bookmarked so you can jump
to various sections and most are searchable and printable.
name is German for table of ancestors and is one of the standard reports
found in many programs.
Chart: This shows the ancestors of the selected person, parents
grandparents etc. It is normally of the form of an inverted pyramid. They
can also take a circular form (See figure 1)
relations Chart: This type of chart is often the way trees
are drawn by hand showing all the relations of a person. It is available
in Reunion 5 for the Mac and can be constructed in WinGenea. Be aware
that these are typically large due to their complex nature.
Chart: This starts with a selected person and shows their descendants
generation by generation, children, grandchildren and so on. The information
given on each person could also include a picture.
Digitising: The process of converting an image regardless
of format (fiche, film, paper) to a digital format such as PDF.
Reduced images of photographed documents provided as rectangular sheets
of film containing a number of rows of frames.
Plug-in: The Flash Plug-in enables you to view documents
that have been created using Macromedia Flash software. The plug-in can
be downloaded for free from the Adobe website. Download and installation time is around 1 minute with a 56K modem. For more information visit the Adobe
This is a census reference number normally stamped at the to right hand
corner of every other census book page and is used as a reference in indexes.
It is the
name given to a standard file format for genealogical information, such as those used in software programs. It is derived from "Genealogical Data Communication".
Chart: This starts at the selected person and goes down
through the descendants and up through the ancestors.
IGI: International Genealogical Index
Indexing: The process of creating an index normally
by Surname or combined Surname and Forename to material such as the census.
Indexes to the census normally give a Piece and Folio Reference.
Saints also known as the Mormon church.
Microfilm: Film rolls containing reduced images of documents. The standard storage
used for historical documents is 35mm film or fiche.
records: These Acrobat CDs are transcripts of church records
which date back to 1538. The Phillimore series cover marriages from mainly
southern areas. The parish coverage is given in the book "Index
to parishes in Phillimore marriages" by M. E.
Bryant Rosie. These are complemented by various other transcripts done
by the Register Society which contain baptisms and marriages.
Portable Document Format files are created by Adobe Acrobat which allows
you to view books and other documents as computer based material. These
can have search facilities, bookmarks and include multimedia items.
This is the name given to a section of census containing a number of enumeration
districts for an area.