When I have found a result in the Trove digitised newspapers which I need to keep this is what I do:
- Zoom in on the section of the newspaper that I want to keep. In this case it is a notice about Heinrich Rubeni my 3x great grandfather.
- Position the text under the name of the newspaper and the date it was published, as in above picture.
- Take a screenshot of the page. You can use the Print Screen key on the keyboard, a snipping tool or a graphics editing program. Edit the screenshot in a graphics program and select just the newspaper text you require, the name of the newspaper and the date it was published. Crop the picture to the selection.
- Before uploading the picture to my Ancestry.com.au family tree I copy the Harvard/Australian citation from Trove so that I have the correct source for the information and I can find it on Trove again if I need to.
- and paste it into the event description box.
This is the pedigree view of my family tree.
Near the top left hand corner of the screen next to the name of my tree, ‘Willison Family Tree’ is a menu titled Tree Pages. Click on Tree Pages and then click Tree Settings.
Near the bottom right hand corner of the screen it says, “Export your family tree data, as a GEDCOM file, to your computer.” Click on the green button Export Tree. Depending on the size of your tree this may happen quickly or it might take a little while. It’s a good opportunity to make another cup of tea.
When it has finished you will see the above screen and the green button has changed. It now says Download your GEDCOM file. A GEDCOM file is a standard file for family tree software programs. If you have a family tree software program installed on your computer you can use it to open your GEDCOM file. Even if you don’t have a family tree software program on your computer it is still a very good idea to keep a copy of your family tree on your own computer as a back up. I’ve spent years creating my tree on Ancestry.com and I would be devastated if I lost it. Please be aware that this process does not download the photographs or stories you have uploaded to Ancestry.
When you click Download your GEDCOM file, make sure you know where it is being downloaded to on your computer.