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by AdrianBruce
12 Oct 2019 11:27
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Marriage to Deceased Wife's Sister etc.
Replies: 8
Views: 352

Re: Marriage to Deceased Wife's Sister etc.

Many thanks Mike - that appears to work and I even got my head round why I didn't need multiple combinations - I was forgetting what the Family represents. Slightly to my surprise I've only got two Deceased wife's etc and one Deceased husband's etc. I had a vague idea that something like that had ha...
by AdrianBruce
11 Oct 2019 13:25
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Marriage to Deceased Wife's Sister etc.
Replies: 8
Views: 352

Re: Marriage to Deceased Wife's Sister etc.

Plug-ins are a lovely idea, Jane, but the time that I would need to invest in learning LUA doesn't appear to make much sense to me. One problem is that - so far as I can see - much of the basic structure of the LUA language seems to take inspiration from C / Java, etc, and I successfully avoided tha...
by AdrianBruce
11 Oct 2019 10:06
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Marriage to Deceased Wife's Sister etc.
Replies: 8
Views: 352

Re: Marriage to Deceased Wife's Sister etc.

Thanks very much for that Mike. Overnight I'd begun to think that Family Queries might be a better way, though I'd yet to confirm what the additional, useful links were. The IsSameItem function wasn't one I was familiar with, but seems to answer the question of how to tell if there is a match in ind...
by AdrianBruce
10 Oct 2019 20:21
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Marriage to Deceased Wife's Sister etc.
Replies: 8
Views: 352

Marriage to Deceased Wife's Sister etc.

Can anyone identify a means of listing marriages to deceased wife's sister and deceased husband's brother? I got as far as a query listing the first 4 spouses of each person with 2 or more "marriages" - and then got stuck what to do. I had thought to just identify where the surnames matched and then...
by AdrianBruce
10 Oct 2019 19:24
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Born out of wedlock
Replies: 31
Views: 539

Re: Born out of wedlock

... if Simon and Susan have a "on-nighter" and go their separate ways but Stephen is the result (acknowledged by both), how should these three be entered - given there is no "two parent" family and it would be untrue to say that it is a "one parent" family? ... Why is there not a two-parent family?...
by AdrianBruce
10 Oct 2019 14:34
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Born out of wedlock
Replies: 31
Views: 539

Re: Born out of wedlock

The Family concept in GEDCOM (of up to 2 parents and optionally multiple children) has its limitations. I have referred above to the potentially offensive use of the word "Family" to describe a biological parent who is simply not wanted in the social unit. There's a lot to be said for a version of F...
by AdrianBruce
09 Oct 2019 22:24
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Born out of wedlock
Replies: 31
Views: 539

Re: Born out of wedlock

Mike - re Elizabeth Taylor & Richard Burton - your suggested use of two Spouse tabs and two Marriage Events seems entirely sensible. Keeps it simple.
by AdrianBruce
09 Oct 2019 21:13
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Born out of wedlock
Replies: 31
Views: 539

Re: Born out of wedlock

... Doesn't that come back to what is the meaning of the Marriage.Date field? ... OK - I'll bite! ;) I have always deemed the Marriage.Date item to be the date that the relationship was formalised . That might be a long, long time after the beginning of the relationship - indeed, long after the pro...
by AdrianBruce
08 Oct 2019 16:06
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Occupation - Date
Replies: 13
Views: 421

Re: Occupation - Date

"Text from Source" should contain the transcript. If it says, "Ag. Lab." in the source, then it should say "Ag. Lab." in the "Text from Source". The value can then be "standardised" / cleaned up to taste in the fact value. The Occupation fact allows access to the existing list of my occupation value...
by AdrianBruce
08 Oct 2019 13:04
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Witness notes
Replies: 14
Views: 555

Re: Witness notes

No thank goodness, else I'd be sunk given the length of my notes!
by AdrianBruce
08 Oct 2019 11:32
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Witness notes
Replies: 14
Views: 555

Re: Witness notes

Thanks Mike. I had checked on my notes from my previous encounter with the truncating NOTE2 - I wasn't clear if GetParagraph and GetLabelledText were the only known means of circumventing the truncation or simply the most appropriate for my previous circumstances. Sounds like they are the only known...
by AdrianBruce
07 Oct 2019 19:51
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Witness notes
Replies: 14
Views: 555

Re: Witness notes

:cry: I managed to wrap the Witness Note in the =Text function but it still truncates. Mike's solutions in https://www.fhug.org.uk/wiki/doku.php?id=how_to:display_long_text_like_notes seem to involve either =GetParagraph (which gets just one paragraph so needs multiple calls, one for each paragraph ...
by AdrianBruce
07 Oct 2019 18:42
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Witness notes
Replies: 14
Views: 555

Re: Witness notes

I'm sure that I reported the odd behaviour of NOTE2 with Mike's suggestion that qualifiers be introduced that would output the full text, given that its truncation behaviour like this in a report is stupid.
by AdrianBruce
07 Oct 2019 16:47
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Witness notes
Replies: 14
Views: 555

Re: Witness notes

Further, Mezentia, I owe you an apology - I just found that my set-up that I recommended does not work when attempting to print witness notes against two witnesses - it only prints the first witness note against both witnesses. My data hadn't included 2 witness notes before.
by AdrianBruce
07 Oct 2019 16:27
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Witness notes
Replies: 14
Views: 555

Re: Witness notes

Aaaagh - been there. I have a note from Mike Tate that The general rule is that if you use a Data Reference involving NOTE2 then it gets truncated with an ellipsis. It's really a software design problem. There is a solution that is complex - I also was given one that was easy for my particular case ...
by AdrianBruce
07 Oct 2019 11:18
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Source Types (usage of the FH field)
Replies: 26
Views: 967

Re: Source Types (usage of the FH field)

... Using your example, of 'Source Type' RootsMagic, for example, has no equivalent data field. ... Well, RootsMagic does have a "Source Type" - it's the first thing you get asked for when you attempt to add a new source from the Master Source List.... RM Source Type.jpg Further the values are sort...
by AdrianBruce
07 Oct 2019 11:07
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Source Types (usage of the FH field)
Replies: 26
Views: 967

Re: Source Types (usage of the FH field)

The problem isn't just custom tags beginning (or not) with underscores (_) - it's that "half" the software simply doesn't recognise valid GEDCOM, either because they've (deliberately or accidentally) ignored that bit of the specification or they've read it, coded it, but are expecting the tag in a d...
by AdrianBruce
07 Oct 2019 11:00
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Witness notes
Replies: 14
Views: 555

Re: Witness notes

Well, I can only say that it works for me. The reference is {%FACT._SHAR[1].NOTE2%} If that's the screen shot of "Edit Witness Details", then what's the screen shot of the screen above look like? It should have the Witness Sentence in it - except presumably it doesn't work for you. And then what doe...
by AdrianBruce
06 Oct 2019 11:07
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Witness notes
Replies: 14
Views: 555

Re: Witness notes

I don't use witness roles for beneficiaries but do for executors, driven from the Probate event of the principal (i.e. the deceased testator). So this might help... Probate1.jpg The first image shows my Fact Definition for Probate. Note that I don't include the Note in the Narrative Sentence - I jus...
by AdrianBruce
05 Oct 2019 12:32
Forum: General
Topic: GEDCOM 5.5.5!
Replies: 9
Views: 607

Re: GEDCOM 5.5.5!

So, after reading the initial part of 5.5.5's specification, I'm still confused and concerned about how practical it will be for software developers to progress to 5.5.5. Page 5 of the spec'n states: A GEDCOM writer is code that writes a particular version (and encoding) of GEDCOM. A GEDCOM reader i...
by AdrianBruce
04 Oct 2019 16:42
Forum: General
Topic: GEDCOM 5.5.5!
Replies: 9
Views: 607

Re: GEDCOM 5.5.5!

I have yet to get my head around some of the strategic views presented in these documents - particularly the "how does anyone progress to v5.5.5?" aspect since a first glance says that they are not keen on polluting 5.5.5 software with 5.5.1 capabilities (still less 5.5 which they appear to dismiss)...
by AdrianBruce
03 Oct 2019 20:20
Forum: Research
Topic: Reliability of Registrations and Certificates (E&W)
Replies: 6
Views: 532

Re: Reliability of Registrations and Certificates (E&W)

... Apparently "the page" reference on sites such as FreeBMD should have 5 entries per page. I have often clicked on the page number for marriages ... but never bothered for births. ... Yes - counting the entries per page can be very useful. Since there are only 5 entries on a physical page (though...
by AdrianBruce
30 Sep 2019 20:05
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Source Types (usage of the FH field)
Replies: 26
Views: 967

Re: Source Types (usage of the FH field)

For me, the Type on a Source Record suggests what type of "template" I used to fill that Source Record in. ("Template" for me is usually a dummy Source Record with boiler plate and ???? in the appropriate places to prompt me to enter the parish, etc.). I use "multiple level" Types such as PR/BT; bap...
by AdrianBruce
19 Sep 2019 15:16
Forum: General
Topic: What to call a person who is not a progenitor
Replies: 14
Views: 535

Re: What to call a person who is not a progenitor

Single-generation? Perhaps a bit longer than desired.
by AdrianBruce
16 Sep 2019 20:48
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Umlauts and accents
Replies: 6
Views: 452

Re: Umlauts and accents

... In some cases the place name and the place can semantically be different. A place is arguably a single location which can be geo-coded - and thus should only have one place record. Place names are labels applied to a place ... Oooh - interesting - or rather, interesting if you are interested in...