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- Scroll to the bottom of the page showing your family tree for a snapshot of statistics: how many individuals are in your tree, how many stories and events youve entered about these ancestors, and counts of scrapbook items and records.
- Since Archives.coms trees dont have a separate source feature, use the Notes tab within an ancestors profile to record all your sources for genealogical data about that person.
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