How to transfer a list of all your trees to a table – in 4 easy steps
Capturing a small news item in an old newspaper can sometimes lead to a new blog post.
I found the following small item about a 25th anniversary and tried to find some family tree owner that might like the information for their tree.
I found many family trees for the Tyring family and sent one a message with the news text and the newspaper link.
Mr and Mrs Nils J Tyring
13 Apr 1917
brother: Mr. Tyring from Texas with two daughters
Link to newspaper
Olneyville, R. I.
[Olneyville, Rhode Island, USA]
Providence County Times – May 4, 1917
see to the right and below from this link
I figured there were enough owners who would be able to capture the link once the first owner put it on their tree and was about to close things up but something told me to find another tree.
I picked a tree at random to send the link to that owner. I did just that, like above.
After I had finished the message to the owner, I noticed that she (knauff) had written in her profile that she had “50 trees but only 10 show up”.
I too had seen that problem; only a hand full of my trees showing up in my profile.
Well, that problem seems to have been in the “old Ancestry profile page”; the new one allows the full tree list to be viewed. See below there is an “Expand” button on the list of trees.
When I clicked on the “Expand” I was able to see all the trees that knauff has created, not just ten of them. Here is a sample of what came up in “Expand”
|Bradvica/Arnerich/Ayer/Kantola/Mandic/Rubesa Family Trees|
|19,365 People; 36,745 Records; 5,938 Media|
|Colyer/Karam/Hanna/Kling Family Tree|
|3,447 People; 4,416 Records; 861 Media|
|Knauff Family Tree|
|13,385 People; 22,643 Records; 3,989 Media|
|Abbott Family Tree|
|646 People; 1,746 Records; 180 Media|
|Kosoff/ Coling Family Tree|
|926 People; 1,658 Records; 181 Media|
|Mandić Family Tree|
|169 People; 337 Records; 100 Media|
I wrote a new message to knauff, telling her that I had been able to get a list of all her trees.
I then thought I might be able to put her list on my tree log format.
These are the steps I took to put her list of trees onto my formatted table.
COPY – I copied the list in the “Expand”,
PASTE – then I pasted it to a MS Word doc,
CREATE TABLE – then I created a table with 2 columns for the list
DONE – and BANG it fell into place; on the screen was a table (see above) with two columns holding all tree names
So the above 4 steps will allow you to make a table with your tree list.
To put the knauff onto my formatted table I continued.
I then copied a few top rows of my table
and put it on the bottom of the page
Copy – copied the tree name columns from the new table to my format table and did the same for the stats.
The resulting chart gave me the count of 82 automatically and there are columns for #, new, Stats, Last name, Tree Name, State. (you can see the full table in the PDF)
I wrote another message to knauff and told her what I had been able to do.
I hope this “How To” lesson will help you make a table to capture the list of your many trees.
Jose from Clarkston, Michigan, USA