ArkivDigital’s Family Tree’s Features

About eight months ago, we launched ArkivDigital’s family tree where you can save personal information that you find when you search in our indexes and page through the church books and other documents that are in ArkivDigital.

You can search in the index directly from the family tree and even add sources to the tree with a simple mouse click. To have the sources and family tree integrated in the same service makes it easier for you to organize your information and you can quickly check your sources by clicking on a link.

During the past eight months, we have added several new features to the tree. We have worked to improve the user experience for you who build your tree with us. Here we summarize some of the functions and new features that are in the tree.

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Different tree views

You can now select between the following five views when you look at your tree and work with it.

  • Family view
  • Ancestor view
  • Descendant view
  • Fan view
  • Map view

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Create 10 different family trees

You can create up to 10 different family trees with ArkivDigital. This is very handy if you wish to make a tree for your ancestors and a separate one for your spouse’s ancestors. If you do genealogy research for people other than yourself, you may also wish to create several different family trees to keep the different families apart.

Family Tree’s map function

With the map function, you can get a geographical view over where in Sweden your family lived. The map view shows individual’s life events placed on a map. If necessary, you can move the person to a more precise location on the map, for example to the farm where he / she lived at birth or death. A new function is that you can now also move several events / persons with one move instead of one at a time.

Click here to read more about the map function.

map view

Invite others to look at your tree

You can invite up to 25 persons to view your tree. This makes it easy to show your genealogy research to your family and friends. It is free for those you invite to view the tree; they only need to create a free account with ArkivDigital in order to get access to the tree. The invited persons can only view your tree; they cannot make any changes.

Click here to read more on inviting persons to view your tree.

Search for persons in the tree

When you have many people in the tree, it is nice to be able to search for the person you are looking for. You do this easily in the search box at the top left. Here you can choose whether you want to search for the person’s name or if you want to search for a place/ parish (new!). The search result list shows blood drop symbols for the straight ancestors and descendants.

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Printing

If you wish to print your family tree, you can do it as follows:

  • You can print a pedigree view or save as a JPEG image.
  • The fan view can be printed out or saved as a JPEG image.
  • The family view can be printed as shown on the screen.
  • The map view can be printed out or saved as a JPEG file.

If you have a family tree but no ongoing subscription, you can still view your family tree, but you cannot add, edit, or delete anything in the family tree. Without an ongoing subscription, you can choose to delete the entire family tree or export the information in the tree as a GEDCOM file.

Click here to download the English user guide for the family tree.

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Web Version shortcut!

In order to start the ArkivDigital program quickly, you can create a shortcut on the desktop or taskbar depending on which browser you use. Below are the steps for creating a shortcut.

Open your web browser (Chrome, Firefox, Edge or Safari) and log in to the program at the following page: https://app.arkivdigital.se/.

If you were previously logged in and used the program, you must first close all open volumes, otherwise all these volumes will again open when you start the program from the shortcut. This will happen no matter which web browser you use. You can close these volumes by doing the following:

Down in the left corner you will find the box, “Close all except favorites”. Click on the white arrow (1). In order to see other alternatives, select “Close all” (2). A box will appear and you click “Close all” again. All the volumes are now closed. You can now create the shortcut.

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Shortcut with Chrome
  1. Click on the three vertical dots at the top right of the browser.
  2. Select More Tools.
  3. Select Create shortcut.
  4. In the box that appears, you will see the ArkivDigital logo. Click Create.

A shortcut has now been added to your desktop.

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Chrome

Shortcut with Firefox

  1. Resize the Firefox window so you can see both your computer’s desktop and the Firefox window on the same screen.
  2. Click the icon on the left (i) of the address bar (where the URL is shown).
  3. Hold the mouse button down, move the pointer to the desktop, then release the mouse button. The shortcut will be created.

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Shortcut with Edge

  1. Click on the three horizontal dots at the top right corner of the browser.
  2. Select “Pin this page to the taskbar”.
  3. A shortcut has now been added to the taskbar.

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Shortcut with Safari

Click once in the address bar so that the whole text becomes blue. Left click in the address bar and hold down the left mouse button and drag out the text to the desktop.

A shortcut has now been created on the desktop.
NOTE! The shortcut then starts with the browser that is selected as the default browser.

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You can change the text on the shortcut by clicking once on the text below the icon to make it blue. Delete the text and enter what you want the shortcut to be named, Suggestion ArkivDigital.

 


Shortcut on the IPad via Safari

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  1. Click on the share button
  2. Select Add to Home Screen

 

 

 

 

 

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Click on Add.
A shortcut has now been added on the home screen.

 

 

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