Program Instruction Guide

Tracker

Users Guide

Version 5.01

Copyright 2014, Great Beginnings Co

 

GETTING STARTED - WINDOWS OPERATING SYSTEM

Open the ďc:\TRACKERĒ folder.

To start the program, find the ďTRACKERĒ file in the open folder and double-click on it.

MENUS

There are Three Tracker Menus.

The ďQuitĒ menu is used to exit the program.  The Instruction Guide teaches how to use the program. The ďRecordsĒ menu is used to access individual record information.  Individual records can be accessed using records that have been sorted alphabetically in one of the listed five ways.

     Quit

Instruction Guide

Records

 

 


 

 

First Name

 

 

 

 

Last Name

 

 

 

 

County

 

 

 

 

Spouse Last

 

 

 

 

Mother Last

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To Change Menu Position:  [UpArrow]  [DownArrow]  [LeftArrow]  [RightArrow]

To Show Highlighted Menu:  [Press Enter Key]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Use the RIGHT or LEFT ARROW keys to select a menu.  To select an item from a menu, use the UP and DOWN ARROW keys to move the highlighted bar to the desired item and then press the ENTER key.  Or, for faster operation, simply press the capitalized first letter of the option you wish to select then press the ENTER key.

INSTRUCTION GUIDE

VIEWING RECORDS

Choose the record sort that will be easiest to help you find your information.  For example you might be looking for the name of a personís father.  You could first find the records of the child using the ď First NameĒ sort.  After determining the dates and counties for this childís records, you could look up the records of other persons that lived in the same counties during the same time period using the ďCounty Ē sort.  This could give you information that could help you determine the personís father name.

EXITING ANY SCREEN

To exit any screen press the ESCAPE key.  You will return to the previous screen.  You can then select and press ENTER to view another record or again press the ESCAPE key and move back until you reach the main menu.

SINGLE LINE RECORD SCREEN

When you press the ENTER key on a highlighted menu such as ďFirst Name / SortĒ a single line listing each record will appear on the screen.  You can move the highlighted record one line at a time using the UP and DOWN ARROW keys.  Press the PAGE UP or DOWN key to move a page of records at a time.

For faster lookup operation type the name you are looking for and the screen will move to the first record of the name typed.  If no record matches the name typed the first record following the name typed will appear on the screen.  For example when viewing records sorted in ďFirst NameĒ order, if you type the name LEVI the records will move to the first record with the first name of LEVI.  Note that the name you type will appear within the heading line.  You can than PAGE DOWN or UP or use ARROW keys to find the LEVI record you are looking for.  The LEVI names will be listed in date order.  To erase an incorrectly typed name or to view a new name press the BACKSPACE key or the LEFT ARROW key.  This will erase all letters typed and a new name can then be entered.

INDIVIDUAL RECORD SCREEN

To view additional information about a record move the highlighted bar to the record you wish to view then press the ENTER key.  An expanded screen of the highlighted record will appear.

INDIVIDUAL FAMILY REPORT

While viewing an individualís expanded record press the F3 function key to view a family groupsheet type listing of suggested individualís records, spouseís records, and childrenís records.

The highlighted bar can be moved using the UP and DOWN ARROW key.  Move to additional pages using the PAGE DOWN and PAGE UP keys.

An expanded screen of the highlighted record can be viewed by pressing the ENTER key.  Press ESC key to return to individualís family report screen.

INDIVIDUALíS FATHER FAMILY REPORT

While viewing an individualís expanded record press the F4 function key to view a family groupsheet type listing of suggested individualís fathers records, motherís records, and siblingís records.

The highlighted bar can be moved using the UP and DOWN ARROW key.  Move to additional pages using the PAGE DOWN and PAGE UP keys.

An expanded screen of the highlighted record can be viewed by pressing the ENTER key.  Press ESC key to return to individualís father family report screen

INDIVIDUALíS PEDIGREE CHART

While viewing an individualís expanded record press the F6 function key to view a suggested PEDIGREE chart for the highlighted individualís record.

PRINT RECORDS / REPORTS

While viewing an individualís expanded record press the F8 function key to view the print menu.  Six types of records or reports can be printed

 

Print

 

 


 

Single Current Record

 

 

 

All Individuals Records

 

 

 

All Fathers Records

 

 

 

Individuals Family Sheet

 

 

 

Fathers Family Sheet

 

 

 

Pedigree Chart

 

 

 

 

 

 

To Change Menu Position:  [UpArrow]  [DownArrow]

Print Highlighted Item:  [Press Enter Key}   Return Menu:  [ESC]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The print SINGLE CURRENT RECORD menu bar will print the current individualís expanded record.

The print ALL INDIVIDUALíS RECORDS menu bar will print all expanded records that are suggested to be associated with the viewed individualís record.

The print ALL FATHERíS RECORDS menu bar will print all expanded records that are suggested to be associated with the father of the viewed individualís record.

The print INDIVIDUALíS FAMILY SHEET menu bar will print a suggested report of single line records for the viewed individualís family (individual, spouse and children).

The print FATHERíS FAMILY SHEET menu bar will print a suggested report of single line records for the viewed individualís fathers family (father, mother, individual, siblings).

The print PEDIGREE CHART menu bar will print a four generation pedigree chart starting with the viewed individual.

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