||The blue silhouette indicates that descendants of the marked
individual are included in the file.
||Ahnentafel is a German word meaning
"ancestor table." WorldConnect's Ahnentafel report shows up
to six generations of an individual's ancestors.
||Your ancestor is someone from whom you descended: a parent,
grandparent, great-grandparent, etc.
||CONC is a tag within your genealogy progam that means
"continue with the previous text, and do not leave spaces."
The advanced user setup/edit form allows you to adjust CONC tag output if the
words in your notes are running together.
|CR is an abbreviation for carriage return; CRLF is an
abbreviation for carriage return, line feed. These are two of the format
options on the form you use to download a family tree from WorldConnect. If
you are using Windows, you should usually select the default of CRLF. Mac
users should usually select CR. (Other options are LF and LFCR; Unix users
should use the LF option.)
||"Databases" in the WorldConnect Project are
specific family-tree files. Submitters choose a unique user code to
identify each family tree submitted.
|"Depth" in the WorldConnect Project indicates
the number of generations (levels) someone can download from a family tree.
Some submitters will not allow any downloads; others will allow as many as
ten generations (levels) to be downloaded. The number of generations you
can download will depend of the maximum number set by the submitter, and
by the number of generations appearing in the family tree.
|The Descendancy option gives you an outline of the descendants
of an individual in the family tree. The maximum number of generations shown
on the report is determined by the person who submitted the family tree, and
by the number of generations appearing in the family tree, but will not be
more than ten.
||Your descendant is someone whose ancestry can be
traced to you: your child, grandchild, great-grandchild, etc.
||WorldConnect permits you to download portions of another
researcher's family tree, if the submitter allows it. Downloading a file
copies a portion of the family tree to your computer, so you can incorporate
it into your personal files. As with any other source, be sure to verify the
accuracy of the information.
||Any matches will use your spelling exactly, including
|If you are submitting a family tree, you have the
option of adding a footer to your file. Many submitters use this
area, which appears near the bottom of each page, for closing
||All name and location fields in WorldConnect will be
searched for Soundex matches, with the exception of the main surname
field (which has its own option menu).
||GEDCOM is an acronym for GEnealogical Data COMmunications. Within the
WorldConnect Project, "GEDCOM" indicates an individual
family tree or file. A more detailed explanation of what a GEDCOM is,
and how it is used within the WorldConnect Project, is available here.
||When you create a GEDCOM file, the fields containing
information in your genealogy file (birth, marriage, baptism, etc.) are
mapped to the appropriate GEDCOM tags (e.g., BIRT, MARR, BAPM). A listing
of the most common tags and their definitions is available
||A "given name" is a first or middle
|Global Search or
Global Search Form
|The global search form allows you to enter simple or
complex search criteria. You can search through all family trees submitted
to WorldConnect, just one family tree, or exclude specific family trees from
|If you are submitting a family tree, you have the
option of adding a header to your file. Many submitters use this area, which
appears near the top of each page, to add supplemental information for those
accessing the file, including: postal addresses, homepage URLs (Web
addresses), page counters, cautions that some data has not been verified, and
so on. A header is not the same as a title, which appears
directly under the RootsWeb masthead.
||This report is an alphabetical report of individuals
shown in a single family tree. It can be generated from the global
search results, or from an individual record within the file.
||ID indicates indentification number. Each individual entry (person) in a family tree at
WorldConnect has an ID number. The IDs are assigned by the genealogy program that created
the file. No two numbers in a specific family tree are the same, although the same ID
numbers will appear in other files.
|LF is an abbreviation for line feed; LFCR is an
abbreviation for line feed, carriage return. These are two of the format
options on the form you use to download a family tree from the WorldConnect
Project. Unix users should generally select LF; LFCR is seldom used. (Other
options are CR and CRLF. If you are using Windows, you should generally
select CRLF; Mac users should select CR.)
||Surnames will be searched for Metaphone
(consonant-sound) matches. Metaphone is similar to Soundex, but gives
somewhat different results; try both.
||WorldConnect offers two formats for pedigrees. One format
is a traditional chart with branching lines, with a maximum of four
generations. A compact text-only format is also available, with a maximum of
ten generations. The number of generations shown on the report is determined
in part by the person who submitted the family tree, and by the number of
generations appearing in the family tree.
||A Post-em Note enables you to help fill in a missing piece of
information in an existing file. It is the electronic equivalent of a sticky note.
You can attach your e-mail address, a link to another Web address, or other
information to the record of any individual in WorldConnect. For a more
detailed explanation of what Post-em Notes are, and how to use them, click
||The Register report shows up to six generations of an
individual's descendants. The maximum number of generations shown on
the report is determined by the person who submitted the family tree,
and by the number of generations appearing in the family tree.
||Soundex searches will result in names with similar
sounds, based on a coding first used for U. S. census indexes. Do not enter
the Soundex code: the program will do the conversion internally and give you
||"Surname" is another term for last
|The title of a WorldConnect database will appear in
bold letters directly under the RootsWeb masthead. The title
is not the same as a header. A header, if used, will appear
in a much smaller type directly above the individual entries, between
the blue lines.
||When you upload your family tree, you are transferring
a copy of your file to the WorldConnect Project. It does not alter or
remove the family tree on your computer.
||URL is an acronym for Uniform Resource Locator. In
layman's terms, it is an address for a document or resource on the
Internet. The URL for RootsWeb is http://www.rootsweb.com
||The person submitting a family tree chooses a unique
user code to identify each family tree submitted. The user code
appears in WorldConnect's search results, and becomes part of the URL
(address) of the family tree.
||Wildcard searches enable you to enter three or more
letters, then an asterisk, to ask for any matches beginning with that
sequence of letters. For instance, Har* would result in matches of
Harold, Harry, Harriett, etc.