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by AdrianBruce
13 Nov 2019 20:32
Forum: General Usage
Topic: A question on Sources
Replies: 12
Views: 244

Re: A question on Sources

... BMD Certificates and Census household records often benefit from transcripts & media images, so could be 'splitters'. BMD Index records often don't need transcripts or images so could be 'lumpers'. ... Yes, that's a good pair to choose as examples, Mike. As I said, I'm a dedicated splitter, so ...
by AdrianBruce
12 Nov 2019 21:51
Forum: General Usage
Topic: A question on Sources
Replies: 12
Views: 244

Re: A question on Sources

... If i find say six people in this census I'll have to enter the same Author, Title, Type and Repository six times + the individual Actual Text for each six sources. In this example i see the the Census (Author, Title, Type and Repository) as "the source" and the Actual Text belonging to the indi...
by AdrianBruce
09 Nov 2019 20:51
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Surname changes
Replies: 7
Views: 295

Re: Surname changes

There's a page how_to:handle_people_with_multiple_names|> How to Handle People With Multiple Names which will give you all sorts of ideas to think about. The usual idea is to record someone under their birth-name with Alternate Names for the others. The article recommends also using specific attribu...
by AdrianBruce
07 Nov 2019 17:15
Forum: Research
Topic: Birth and death registrations.
Replies: 11
Views: 445

Re: Birth and death registrations.

... it is a 3 minute walk to Nottingham City Council, which I assume would be where he went. ... If you can find a contemporary directory for Nottingham, have a look for the Registrars of Births and Deaths - that'll be where he went. (Look for the Registrar's name but in the section on the "civic o...
by AdrianBruce
06 Nov 2019 22:10
Forum: Research
Topic: Birth and death registrations.
Replies: 11
Views: 445

Re: Birth and death registrations.

Yes - I was summarising but I didn't have enough time to summarise properly. According to Antony M (a former registrar) on the WDYTYA? Forum, To register a death you have to be qualified to do so under one of a list of legal criteria. The qualification of "causing the body to be buried" (or cremated...
by AdrianBruce
06 Nov 2019 19:56
Forum: Research
Topic: Birth and death registrations.
Replies: 11
Views: 445

Re: Birth and death registrations.

I'd agree with Jane - the "informant" is exactly that, the person who reported the event and if it were the doctor, they would be the informant. There are rules about who the informant could be, so the next door neighbour, e.g., couldn't be the informant.
by AdrianBruce
01 Nov 2019 11:45
Forum: General
Topic: Should I halt the ReDo?
Replies: 7
Views: 444

Re: Should I halt the ReDo?

... reinserting/moving data to get it in the correct place in FH7. Because of the need for compatability with people who won't update stuff, it's not really a case of there being a correct place in FH7 (he said, taking a look in Microsoft Crystal Balls for Windows) - but I would certainly agree tha...
by AdrianBruce
31 Oct 2019 20:47
Forum: General
Topic: Should I halt the ReDo?
Replies: 7
Views: 444

Re: Should I halt the ReDo?

If I heard and recall correctly, there is something in v7 about templates for source citations. Now, I have no idea quite what that means in v7 terms, but it might mean that templates will exist that prompt us to enter certain data consistently for each source record type. So (say) for a GRO birth c...
by AdrianBruce
29 Oct 2019 17:23
Forum: General
Topic: System Rebuild - data from Dropbox or backup?
Replies: 5
Views: 305

Re: System Rebuild - data from Dropbox or backup?

Thanks Helen and Mike. ... But assuming "ADRIAN" new signs into Dropbox using the same account as "ADRIAN" old the synch should be OK. ... However, on reflection, maybe some of the C:\USERS\ADRIAN profile files are a special case, but other files should be OK. Stuff coming down from Dropbox (because...
by AdrianBruce
28 Oct 2019 21:08
Forum: General
Topic: System Rebuild - data from Dropbox or backup?
Replies: 5
Views: 305

System Rebuild - data from Dropbox or backup?

I am in the process of rebuilding my PC. Unlike previous occasions when I had an old and a new machine, this time there's only the one. My last back-up was about 3 or 4d before the PC went down the tubes. I have Dropbox Plus running continuously. The question was whether to load the data files from ...
by AdrianBruce
25 Oct 2019 18:22
Forum: General
Topic: A photo from RootsTech
Replies: 16
Views: 986

Re: A photo from RootsTech

Yes, given that the main boards are still advertising 6 and the 7 reference is on a small board referring to a demo, I suspect that it'll be a while before 7 is street ready.

Kind of a race between 7 of FH and 7 of 9 (cf Star Trek: Picard).
by AdrianBruce
12 Oct 2019 11:27
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Marriage to Deceased Wife's Sister etc.
Replies: 8
Views: 602

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: 602

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: 602

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: 602

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: 1005

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: 1005

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: 1005

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: 1005

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: 610

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: 797

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: 797

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: 797

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: 797

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: 797

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.