Re: Ancestral Sources

Mike Tate

Hi Julie,

It depends on whether your have set Ancestral Sources to use Method 1 (the default) or Method 2.

But assuming Method 1 then that Auto Text is added to the Source record Text From Source field.

It should be edited to be an accurate transcript of the Source document, as Ancestral Sources only attempts a machine generated similarity.


See the FHUG Ancestral Sources Tutorials that explain the process in much more detail:


Regards, Mike Tate


From: <> On Behalf Of JulieSpav via Groups.Io
Sent: 01 February 2020 19:40
Subject: [family-historian] Ancestral Sources


Hi everyone,

I'm using Ancestral Sources to enter Census entries to FH. Can someone tell me where the "Text" element transfers to in FH as I can't see it?

Its probably really simple once you know!

Many thanks



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