Many of us have been enjoying our 9 generation fan charts based on data from nFS (using createfan.com). We sometimes get asked, can we make a fan chart for someone in our ward or family? Thanks to Charles Schmalz, the Director of the Ogden FH Center here are the instructions to make a fan chart for someone else (from his March 2012 Newsletter):
“To print a chart stating with yourself:
1. Go to https://createfan.com
2. Click Login
3. Type in nFS Username and Password
4. Click Sign In
5. Click Create
6. Open or Save the resultant Fan Chart (PDF format) Starting with You (9 generations)
To view other Fan Charts starting with other PID Numbers
1. Click on TreeSeek.com hyperlink – you MUST complete steps 1-6 above before going to TreeSeek.com
2. Click on Start Now!
3. Click on Login underneath the tree
4. Type in nFS Username and Password
5. Click on Create Tree if you wish to enter another Person ID (PID) as shown below. Your results are stored to the website server.
6. Enter Person PID number in the box you desire to be the start of Ancestor Fan Chart
7. Click Create data set button and wait patiently for process to complete
8. Click the Starting Person For the fan chart you desire as directed from
the following menu given below: Just click the pull-down above, make your
selection, and then do the next step below.
9. Click Create Chart button
10. Open or Save the resultant Fan Chart (PDF format) Starting with input PID (9
NOTE: When you complete the above process once, you only need to return to the TreeSeek.com website for additional charts.”
Wouldn’t it be nice to print a large colour fan chart? Bill reminds us that if you have Adobe Reader v 10 you can print as tiles – and then put the tiles together.
Our American colleagues always tell us about being able to get large charts printed at places like Kinkos (didn’t they get bought out by FedEx?) or services like genealogycharts.org and generationmaps.com/familychartist . Shipping of the charts to Canada might be prohibitive (? has any tried it?). Where in Canada can we get large charts printed? Staples will print a 24″ by 36″ colour chart for $29.99 from a pdf file. You can upload the file to their website and pick the print up at the store. I tried Costco but they only print jpg and tiff files and not pdf. Does anyone know where you can get a large colour chart printed in Canada?
How to become a FamilySearch Missionary
Have you noticed that there are some delays in getting your telephone calls to FamilySearch Support answered? There is a shortage of missionaries! Please consider helping or look for people you know and gently persuade them to help. You can serve from home! 15 or more hours a week. This knowledge document gives the details:
Document ID: 100134
Part-Time Church-Service Missionaries Needed
FamilySearch Patron Services Division
Interested in FamilySearch?
Church-service missionaries help provide e-mail and phone support for users of FamilySearch websites and FamilySearch computer programs by answering questions about family history products, programs, and services. Missionaries will receive training and can then offer e-mail and phone support from their own homes.
Availability: Missionaries are expected to serve a minimum of 15 hours per week for at least a year. Days and times for actual service are scheduled with a Mission Leader once the first eight weeks of training have been completed.
- Contact Elder Whiting before talking to your local priesthood leaders–there are some technical requirements that must be met before you can serve.
- Minimum requirements for a home computer: 1.0 GB RAM, Pentium 4 processor, Windows XP, and a high-speed (broadband, DSL, or cable) Internet connection. When you contact us we can help you determine if your computer will be suitable for the services you will be providing. Click here to see a more detailed list of computer system requirements.
- Church-service missionaries are called by their stake president and set apart by their bishop.
Skills: Missionaries should have a good understanding of computers, along with good troubleshooting and communication skills. It is helpful if they have experience in one or more FamilySearch areas including Historical Records, Indexing, FamilySearch Centers, Research and new FamilySearch. Previous experience as a ward family history consultant, as a family history center director or staff member, or as an indexing program director or worker is also very helpful.
For more information, contact:
Elder Whiting, Coordinator
FamilySearch Field Missionaries
Toll Free: 1-800-453-3860 ext. 20850
To obtain additional information about becoming FamilySearch Missionary:
- Go to http://www.lds.org/.
- Click Menu.
- Click Missionary Service.
- Under Church-Service Mission Opportunities click Current Opportunities in the middle column.
- Click View “At Home” Service Opportunities.
- Click FamilySearch Missionary (#1321)
- Click Request Information
- Enter your name and email address and then click Submit Information