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Moving eastward to the Toronto Necropolis!

Tuesday, December 29th, 2009
Necropolis entrance

Necropolis entrance and chapel (courtesy David Reed)

We’re making great progress on the York General Burying Ground, and we’ll soon be moving on to the Toronto Necropolis records. We’ll be moving east to the edge of the Don River valley, and forward in time—with a bit of an overlap with the York General Burying Ground. I’m sure we’ll recognize lots of families.

When you download your first batch of the Necropolis, you’ll want to reorganize the indexing fields to make the job easier. Here are the instructions:

ORGANIZE FIELDS
When you have the indexing page open, you’ll see a “View” menu at the top left. Choose “Organize fields” and you can easily hide the fields you don’t need for the Necropolis, and drag the others into the correct order using the arrows between the columns. Just highlight the field name on the left, and use the second arrow button to move it to the box on the right, or use the third and fourth buttons to shuffle it up or down.

Here’s a screen shot of what the “Organize fields” should look like for the Necropolis.

Necropolis fields

"Organize Fields" settings for the Toronto Necropolis

Organizing Fields for Mount Pleasant Cemetery

Thursday, November 5th, 2009

I know that some of you have discovered the “organize fields” feature, but for those that haven’t, here’s a pleasant surprise that will make your indexing much easier.

ORGANIZE FIELDS

When you have the indexing page open, you’ll see a “View” menu at the top left. Choose “Organize fields” and you can easily hide the fields you don’t need for Mount Pleasant, and drag the others into the correct order using the arrows between the columns. Just highlight the field name on the left, and use the second arrow button to move it to the box on the right, or use the third and fourth buttons to shuffle it up or down.

Here’s a screen shot of what the “Organize fields” should look like for Mount Pleasant. Please note that I’ve hidden “Age: Weeks” because the Mount Pleasant records don’t use weeks.

NOTE: Later records for Mount Pleasant Cemetery do use the “Nearest Relation” columns. Be sure to re-organise the fields to capture that information when it is present.

organize fields screenshot