Presque tous les logiciels d’arbres généalogiques permettent d’importer des arbres généalogiques à partir d’un ficher GEDCOM.

Télécharger un fichier d'arbre généalogique dans Ancestry à partir d'un programme de logiciel d'arbre généalogique que vous utilisez déjà (comme Family Tree Maker, PAF, ou Legacy) est chose facile.
  • Family Tree Maker (.ftw)
  • Family Tree Maker backup file (.fbk)
  • Personal Ancestral File (.paf)
  • Legacy 3.0 (.leg)
  • Zipped gedcom (.gedz)
  • GEDCOM (.ged)
Veuillez simplement trouver le fichier sur votre disque dur, téléchargez-le dans Ancestry, ET Ancestry interprètera correctement le fichier et créera votre arbre.

$$How does sourcing work in computerized genealogy programs?

$$Although genealogists often refer to source citations...

  • $$Citation: a reference to specific information, or evidence about a fact or event in your tree—it should help other researchers retrace your steps to find the same information you found.

    Exemple : $$Year: 1930; Census Place: Idaho, Gooding County, Wendell Precinct; NARA publication: T626; Roll: 399; Sheet: 7A; Enumeration District: 24-8; Digital Image: 1062.0.

  • $$Source: the document, index, book, person, or other material (including its corresponding publication information) in which you found the information related to a fact or event in your tree.

    Exemple : $$1930 United States Federal Census, published online by, 2002, Provo, Utah, USA; Index by from microfilmed schedules of the 1930 U.S. Federal Decennial Census. Data imaged from national Archives and Records Administration, T626, 2,2667 rolls, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.

  • $$Repository: the library or other location where the source was found.

    Exemple : $$New York Public Library or, etc.

$$How does sourcing work in computerized genealogy programs?

$$Yes! To save you time and effort, Ancestry will do its best to fill out the source information for you on any source record that you find on Ancestry and attach to your tree.

$$Are some sources better than others?

$$Not all sources are created equal. There are two types of sources: original or derivative. As a rule, original sources are considered more reliable than derivative sources, although exceptions do exist.

  • $$Original source: the original document or recording related to the event in question or a legible and legitimate image of that original document viewed via the Internet, CD-ROM, or microfilm/microfiche.

    Exemple : $$An original will written by your ancestor’s own hand or signed by your ancestor.

  • $$Derivative source: a copy, compilation, or other derivation from an original source—may not retain the same value as the original because errors can be amplified over time.

    Exemple : $$The court clerk’s transcribed copy of your ancestor’s will or a published abstract of the will.

$$The information provided by a source can be classified as either primary or secondary information. Primary information is typically more reliable than secondary information.

  • $$Primary information: information provided from first-hand knowledge of the recorder or the informant.

    Exemple : $$A death certificate could provide primary information about the decedent’s death.

  • $$Secondary information: information that was not provided by someone with first-hand knowledge.

    Exemple : $$A death certificate would usually provide secondary information about the decedent’s birth, unless the informant was a parent or someone else present at the birth.

$$We gather information from sources, and we use this information to compile evidence. Evidence can be classified as either direct or indirect.

  • $$Direct evidence: the information is relevant and directly answers the question.

    Exemple $$A birth certificate provides a date of birth for your grandfather.

  • $$Indirect evidence: the information is relevant, but implies an answer to the question...

    Exemple : $$A birth certificate...

$$We analyze the evidence to draw a conclusion. ...