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Spreadsheet questions

IN "Analyze Search Results in a Spreadsheet" is there a listing of descriptions of the column headings. And how do I use the information on a row. to get to the original record?
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  • Welcome to the users forum, Robert

    I believe this video refers to downloading FamilySearch 'search' results. http://www.familyapprovedvideos.com/v...

    The column headings come with the download as pertinent to the particular file.



    The export will only download the number selected to the left. There is generally a link in each line that will return to the individual, or record, shown.
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  • Looking at such a spreadsheet, I don't think there is anything there that leads you to the original record.

    You get to the original records by copying the microfilm number then using that number to look up the film in the catalog, while hoping that the film has been digitized and is viable in your location. Then using the information in the record to find the correct area of the film.







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  • The records are in the rows. The data from the record is in the columns. The link in the third to last column (entitled "person URL") will take you to the individual records.

    BTW:
    The long string at the top in row 2 is there to ensure that the search you do today and the search you do in a month will be the exact same search.

    The date in row 4 is there at the top so that you can tell when you last did the search and compare todays search with last month's search

    We only export up to 75 in a single sheet, but it is pretty easy to copy paste multiple pages of results into a single sheet for sorting purposes. I realize that exporting >75 would be desirable by some. There are reasons we built it to do 75 max, but we evaluating it those reasons are still valid and the number can be increased.

    -R
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