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Easiest way to DOWNLOAD the Ancestral Homes App

  1. Open website www.ancestralhomes.org on your android device,tablet or smart phone
  2. Click the button “Download the ANCESTRAL HOMES app for Android” on the Home Page
  3. Click the install button on Google play, the App will be installed on your device
  4. If you recieve a message "Your device is not compatible", use the contact form on Ancestral Homes, and send the name of your device

Alternative way to DOWNLOAD the Ancestral Homes App

  1. Open Google Play on your Android device
  2. Search for Ancestral Homes
  3. Click the install button on Google play, the App will be installed on your device
  4. If you recieve a message "Your device is not compatible", use the contact form on Ancestral Homes, and send the name of your device

How to use the Ancestral Homes App

  1. Start by entering the MANDATORY fields, i.e. Country, and GPS coordinates;
  2. GPS coordinates must be entered in decimal format. Note that West Longitudes and South Latitudes are identified by minus signs, e.g. Longitude 6 degrees 30 minutes is entered as -6.500000;
  3. The app on your android device captures the on-site GPS coordinates. If you are not on-site, you may be able to pinpoint the exact GPS coordinates of the site on a Google Map or Google Earth
  4. Upload the MANDATORY fields, and then continue to add whatever additional data you have available under each of the data categories, including Geographic Administrative Divisions, Photos, Census, Structure, Historical Information; The data is saved on your android device until it is convenient for you to upload when you have Wi-Fi service available
  5. Upload all data as soon as possible
  6. Edit the data as necessary, using the Edit functions on the website

How to use the Ancestral Homes website

  1. Note that the SEARCH function is still under development
  2. You can SEARCH the database without being signed on
  3. Best to start search using the COUNTRY field; a search on GENEALOGICAL INFORMATION > LAST NAME is also recommended; searches using other data fields may produce no results at this early stage of populating the data base
  4. To ADD AN ANCESTRAL SITE, you must be signed in
  5. The process for adding an ancestral site using the website is essentially the same as described above for “How to use the Ancestral Homes App”
  6. The EDIT YOUR HOUSE button is located at the bottom of the SITE OVERVIEW; you must be signed in to edit your data.
  7. The path to SITE OVERVIEW is SEARCH > ENTER A COUNTRY >SEARCH RESULTS > CLICK FOR SITE OVERVIEW (the button located at the bottom of the data panels for your house)
  8. To access an alternative path to EDIT YOUR HOUSE, go to the Home Page, and double click on your User Name at the top right corner. This will bring you to your User Home Page which lists your Current Profile and YOUR HOUSES. To edit one of your houses, click on SELECT which is the first button on the line for the house you wish to edit
  9. PHOTOS are best selected and uploaded one at a time
  10. To edit Photos and to select which photo that you want to display first in Site Overview, use the COVER IMAGE options available on the Photo Editing panel.

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