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by AdrianBruce
05 Jul 2020 16:25
Forum: General
Topic: Private Trees
Replies: 8
Views: 340

Re: Private Trees

Excellent Mike... For every hundred idiotic hints, there is one of gold dust.

(PS Statistics not guaranteed!)
by AdrianBruce
25 Jun 2020 09:26
Forum: General Usage
Topic: How to enter and link different names for same city?
Replies: 14
Views: 602

Re: How to enter and link different names for same city?

This is what I do in cases of changing place-names:- Annotation 2020-06-25 101213.jpg The above shows the property box for one particular place-record. The Place item is what I've previously entered against an event. I can then go into the place-record and set Standardized to today's place-name. Whe...
by AdrianBruce
24 Jun 2020 21:56
Forum: General Usage
Topic: How to enter and link different names for same city?
Replies: 14
Views: 602

Re: How to enter and link different names for same city?

Yes, strictly speaking, the Place records are actually Place-Name records.
by AdrianBruce
22 Jun 2020 19:41
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Census Page 1 info - how to record it and use it?
Replies: 10
Views: 645

Re: Census Page 1 info - how to record it and use it?

For what it's worth - every other census in the world (well, those few that I've looked at! ;) ) is organised using Enumeration Districts or whatever the local language equivalent is. Class, Piece and folio is strictly The National Archives (TNA) and was applied by TNA after the GRO (England & Wales...
by AdrianBruce
31 May 2020 22:21
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Military Service & Sources
Replies: 7
Views: 504

Re: Military Service & Sources

... And "No", I have no idea yet how I want this info to appear in reports, but I just want to avoid potential problems if possible. Putting my tongue in my cheek: my personal opinion is that if you don't change your mind several times over a topic, the topic wasn't worth doing in the first place! ...
by AdrianBruce
26 May 2020 19:23
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Google Drive for FH Backups and Projects
Replies: 60
Views: 2921

Re: Google Drive for FH Backups and Projects

.... So now I'm deleting all my 'sent' of which there are nearly 5000 from the year dot ... Probably too late - but I have a horrible feeling that this also deletes any saved "copy" of that mail - GMail only has one copy of a mail - all the "folders", including sent, are just views on the one mail....
by AdrianBruce
02 May 2020 10:39
Forum: General
Topic: Are English parish record images online?
Replies: 20
Views: 1202

Re: Are English parish record images online?

... an "e" over it instead of "y" with an "o" over it. After looking at the other writing in the image Brian posted, I can see that it is an "e". ... As an incidental, you will get a long way into writing methods of the past if you understand the long "s" (the one that some people insist on transcr...
by AdrianBruce
26 Apr 2020 22:36
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Occupation - Scholar etc
Replies: 17
Views: 1217

Re: Occupation - Scholar etc

Bill - yes - gosh I hate it when I'm out-pedanted by someone! ;)

In my head I was thinking of adults who'd left school decades ago, so were unlikely to be going back into education... Still even so, yes, as always, it's the info at that point in time.
by AdrianBruce
26 Apr 2020 19:25
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Occupation - Scholar etc
Replies: 17
Views: 1217

Re: Occupation - Scholar etc

Just to throw this in - I have a custom event for "Education" and use that to record Scholars, precisely to keep them out of Occupation data. But then again, I don't use Ancestral Sources so I've no idea how feasible it is to take that approach with AS. NB - if anyone is au fait with the GEDCOM stan...
by AdrianBruce
15 Apr 2020 20:58
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Age Field Missing in Property Box
Replies: 8
Views: 791

Re: Age Field Missing in Property Box

Gowermick wrote:
13 Apr 2020 15:45
Adrian,
I said a burial infers a death, not a gravestone :lol:
Oh nicely done, sir, nicely done. You have (correctly) out-pedanted me!
by AdrianBruce
13 Apr 2020 15:35
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Age Field Missing in Property Box
Replies: 8
Views: 791

Re: Age Field Missing in Property Box

... To my way of thinking, a burial does infer person has died, ... Then beware of some American FindAGrave records!! In another place, I found that it is not unknown over there for a gravestone to be cut with the full name and dates of the deceased and the name and birth only of their spouse - lea...
by AdrianBruce
02 Apr 2020 14:07
Forum: Ancestral Sources
Topic: Add Images
Replies: 3
Views: 560

Re: Add Images

Jane wrote:
02 Apr 2020 13:57
... you can't drag and drop between different levels.
Thank you Jane - I think you've just explained a problem of mine in some software utterly unrelated to genealogy! I don't think I ever knew that - or I'd forgotten if I did.
by AdrianBruce
02 Apr 2020 14:01
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Short dates and place name for Gedcom export to Family Tree DNA
Replies: 62
Views: 5853

Re: Short dates and place name for Gedcom export to Family Tree DNA

Indeed Mike - it could have been in any of the lists or boards that I look at, though I'm sure it's popped up more than once. Presumably the same issue that George had and for similar reasons - something on the GEDCOM that caused Ancestry's load to misinterpret. So the ambiguous "Aberdeen" appears t...
by AdrianBruce
02 Apr 2020 10:16
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Short dates and place name for Gedcom export to Family Tree DNA
Replies: 62
Views: 5853

Re: Short dates and place name for Gedcom export to Family Tree DNA

... Adrian, if it was that, then it is surprising that nobody else seems to get those numerical suffixes anywhere. Also, why is the only affected version the one that goes through Clean Living Persons while all the Place names will remain the same. Numerical suffixes to place-names in Ancestry tree...
by AdrianBruce
01 Apr 2020 14:36
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Short dates and place name for Gedcom export to Family Tree DNA
Replies: 62
Views: 5853

Re: Short dates and place name for Gedcom export to Family Tree DNA

... 2 PLAC St. Machar, Aberdeen ... I've not ploughed through the rest of the thread to see if there are clues, but my immediate thought is - which Aberdeen? I've just tried to manually enter "St. Machar, Aberdeen" into my Ancestry tree and I get a host of suggestions, most of which are not in Scot...
by AdrianBruce
24 Mar 2020 12:54
Forum: General
Topic: Web sites whose owners have died
Replies: 20
Views: 1935

Re: Web sites whose owners have died

Some portions (because I've no idea how much) were saved several times between 2013 and 2016 by Archive.Org's WaybackMachine. The front to the various snaphots is on https://web.archive.org/web/2016*/www.thebristolgunners.webspace.virginmedia.com From there, you can select a snaphot date, which pops...
by AdrianBruce
09 Mar 2020 15:07
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Question: Marriage Status
Replies: 12
Views: 1708

Re: Question: Marriage Status

... we need some way of indicating the duration of the relationship (if known) - the married field can take a date range ("from ... to ...") ... Although one of the problems is that these days, the very nature of some of these relationships is that it's virtually impossible to allocate start or end...
by AdrianBruce
09 Mar 2020 15:02
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Question: Marriage Status
Replies: 12
Views: 1708

Re: Question: Marriage Status

... Much harder to deal with a void marriage -- there's a Marriage Event, and the Status should be 'Never Married' but there isn't a 'Void Marriage' event; ... Oh - interesting. There can't be a Void / Voiding event because the marriage was Void by its very nature from the very beginning. Which is ...
by AdrianBruce
09 Mar 2020 14:43
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Question: Marriage Status
Replies: 12
Views: 1708

Re: Question: Marriage Status

LornaCraig wrote:
09 Mar 2020 12:35
I think the way to go is to create a custom annulment event, as Adrian suggests. ...
Minor point - In fact, annulment is already a standard event - no need for a custom event. (Shows you how often most of us use it...)
by AdrianBruce
09 Mar 2020 11:20
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Question: Marriage Status
Replies: 12
Views: 1708

Re: Question: Marriage Status

I'm going to put my tongue slightly in my cheek and say that "Annulled" means "Never married", so therefore the "Never married" status is appropriate. If there is a Marriage Event then, of course, it looks weird - but that is actually the "legal" truth (which is why my tongue is only slightly in my ...
by AdrianBruce
03 Mar 2020 15:20
Forum: General
Topic: FH7 Looks?
Replies: 52
Views: 6639

Re: FH7 Looks?

I'd personally agree with Helen - there are some decidedly odd traits appearing in User Interfaces, most of which appear to be there "because they can be". Take the new Microsoft screen shot utility - "Snip & Sketch". One day I lost the "File Save" icon - kinda important if you want to save a screen...
by AdrianBruce
29 Feb 2020 23:02
Forum: Research
Topic: Scottish Records
Replies: 10
Views: 1714

Re: Scottish Records

Re NRS - err, yes, I knew that but had never thought about it in that context! :? The question is - do we give the Author the current name, or the one applicable at the time? I'm inclined to use the contemporary name (i.e. GROS), like we (normally) use contemporary place-names. The fact that it woul...
by AdrianBruce
29 Feb 2020 17:37
Forum: Research
Topic: Scottish Records
Replies: 10
Views: 1714

Re: Scottish Records

I don't use AS for all sorts of reasons so have to set the stuff up manually. But just to add what might be obvious - one crucial (to me) point is that the author on a Source Record for these documents is set to General Register Office for Scotland and that provides the primary differentiation for m...
by AdrianBruce
26 Feb 2020 20:24
Forum: Research
Topic: US or British Navy ++
Replies: 8
Views: 1048

Re: US or British Navy ++

Like I say, Army - fine, Navy - um. When trying to look at my book of Military Photos, there seems very little difference between this picture and the RN - however, one thing that does stick out (or up...) is the brim of the cap - RN brims seem to have quite a sharp corner. This one is chunkier - an...
by AdrianBruce
25 Feb 2020 21:09
Forum: General Usage
Topic: RESN gedcom tag - how to implement in FH?
Replies: 13
Views: 1146

Re: RESN gedcom tag - how to implement in FH?

... a tag that is supposed to prevent access to 'private' information ... Up to you, of course, but I rather doubt that you'll ever see one - the fact that it's part of the LDS stuff and says that "Ancestral File download GEDCOM files may contain this data" indicate to me that it was defined for pr...