How do I look at records?
I'm fairly new to all of the geneology stuff so this question is likely just me being confused. But how do you view the record?
I'm looking in the GenealogyBank Historical Newspaper Obituaries, 1815-2011
So it tells me there's an obituary and an overview of what's in it but how the heck do I actually read the obituary? I can't find it anywhere. It's probably right in plain sight and I'm just not seeing it but I've spent the last few hours frustrated and unable to figure it out on my own so I came here in hopes that someone could give me a clue.
Also is there a faster way to compare and update records using Roots Magic and Family search than going line by line and then going through sources line by line? Is it better to just work on here then back up to there somehow? I'm trying to get comfortable with using the site but as you can see I'm still pretty clueless. Any help you could give me would be greatly appreciated.
I am not connected with FamilySearch and I am not a LDS Church member.
The collection mentioned above is https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/2860782
You need to be signed in to FamilySearch to look at any records.
I clicked on the image for a sample record and got the message " To view these images do one of the following:You may be able to view this image by visiting one of our partner's sites or the legal record custodian (fees may apply)."
This is FamilySearch code for the fact that images are only available if you are a member of the LDS church and sign in through a LDS Church account.
If you are not a LDS church member you will not be able to see the images.1
And some of the GenealogyBank obituaries are no longer available even through a GBank subscription. They were indexed/extracted for FamilySearch, but the particular newspaper may no longer be part of the GBank database.
Check your local library - some have subscriptions to GenealogyBank or to another newspaper database that will have the obituary.1
The GenealogyBank obituaries are particularly annoying, because often the index omits details like, oh, which newspaper in what city of what state.
I haven't used RootsMagic (or Ancestral Quest or Legacy) in many years, but I believe that it is possible to use it to back up your online work. That direction (collaborative tree downloaded or synced to private tree) is vastly preferable to the opposite, anyway.1
It's also possible to download your work from the FamilySearch tree using FamilyTreeMaker.0