Ancestral Sources Tutorial ~ Enter Marriage ~ (8) Save to Family Historian

Introduction

This is the final step, so before committing the data to be saved, just check it over carefully.

After the data has been saved, it can be examined in Family Historian, and modified if necessary.

Save Entry to File

When satisfied, click the Save File button near the left of the toolbar, or use File > Save Entry To File.

If the Choose Family window appears then select Existing family consisting of these two individuals and click OK.

For any key person’s Birth Event, where Date or Place details are suggested by this Marriage, a popup Birth Events from Entry window offers options to accept or reject the suggestions.

Various Birth Event options can be selected by using Tools > Options… > General settings and Marriage settings.

The two spouses may already have a Birth Event recorded. In which case choose Don’t change the birth event but tick the Add citation for birth option.

Otherwise, if no Birth Event is recorded, choose Create birth event with suggested date.

After Rupert’s choice click the Next > button, and after Janet’s click the Finish button.

Then, and only then, will Ancestral Sources commit the data entry to the GEDCOM database.

A Retain Data window will appear to allow values to be retained for another marriage entry, but as there is only one, click Cancel.

Birth Events from Entry

If you use Tools > View Log Files it shows a comprehensive list of all the changes made.

Finally, close Ancestral Sources by using the File > Exit option.

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