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Bethel Report 14 Feb 2013 22:49

Hello anybody.

Please is their someone who can instruct me on how
to use thee Clipboard.
I am very confused.



Porkie_Pie Report 14 Feb 2013 22:58

From GR's FAQ

The clipboard allows you to copy names from a tree you have access to and add them to your own.

When you're viewing a tree you have access, find the relation you want to copy. Click on the 'Copy' button and it will be added to your clipboard.

You need to create a relation in your tree first before you can add the details from the clipboard. Once you've created the relation, click on the clipboard icon in the top right hand corner of your tree page and click on the name of the person whose details you'd like to copy. You can then use some or all of the details from the clipboard for the new relation. You need to save any changes you make.

Please remember you must have permission when adding the names of living relations to your tree. Also, if copying names from someone else's tree we do suggest that out of politeness you ask that member's permission to do so first. At the moment it is only possible to copy a maximum of 20 names at a time.

When you view the transcription of a birth or a relative in the census you’ll see the option to add it to your clipboard. You can add the names to the clipboard and then you can go to your tree and paste the details to it. We don’t take all of the details, but you could simply copy and paste them and then add them to your tree in the Notes section for your relative. For example, you might like to add where they were living in each census and their occupation at the time.

If you want to empty the clipboard at any time, click on the 'Empty Clipboard' tab below the names on the clipboard.

GR do have a section in their FAQ with updated instructions on how to use the Tree,

click on the help tab "top of this page" then on the left of the next page under Complete FAQ, Listings, you will see Family tree updated click on that for the full list



Bethel Report 24 Feb 2013 00:49


Many thanks for your instructions on the CLIPBOARD.
Sorry for not replying before now but have ben trying and trying again
and still not got the hang of it.
Rest assured I will ` beat it`