Dear Ancestry Insider,
I'm puzzled by your comment [in “News Ketchup for 8 October 2015”] that New Ancestry doesn't support non-Ancestry media items to be attached to source citations in the Facts Timeline. I attach a JPEG version of a non-Ancestry media item within FTM for Mac and then sync it with my online tree and I can see the non-Ancestry media item associated with a fact on the Facts Timeline view. But, perhaps I misunderstood your comment?
This past week I listened to one of Crista Cowan’s videos (couldn’t watch while driving) and it sounded like maybe it is possible online, but I wasn’t getting it by just listening. Guess I’ll have to go back and watch it. Regardless, here’s the workflow that doesn’t work. Perhaps Ancestry can fix it.
1. I upload a scan of a source.
2. Enter a fact.
(Hmmm. I can’t remember for sure which order I did 1 and 2.)
3. Associate the fact with the media.
4. Click Edit on the Fact.
5. Click Source Citations.
There is no option to create a non-Ancestry source here, with or without a media object attached. The only choices are Ancestry’s own records.
I can do it on FamilySearch’s Family Tree and I find it a very natural workflow. Ancestry, consider this an official feature request.
The Ancestry Insider