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by AdrianBruce
22 Sep 2020 16:12
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Source / Citations for Alternate Names
Replies: 3
Views: 464

Re: Source / Citations for Alternate Names

The one occasion that I do record married names as alternate names is when the lady has been married two or more times. I discovered this when pulling off a diagram for one of my Pickstock ancestor couples. The diagram showed his name (fairly distinctive of course) and her primary name only. This co...
by AdrianBruce
20 Sep 2020 17:35
Forum: Genealogy News
Topic: Ancestry DNA recalculations
Replies: 7
Views: 709

Re: Ancestry DNA recalculations

... One minute they’re describing how their estimates are based on reference panels of known trees, and in the next paragraph talking about Roman and Norman invasions! ... I don't ever remember them talking about "reference panels of known trees ". But it's always possible that I'm reading what I t...
by AdrianBruce
19 Sep 2020 20:27
Forum: Genealogy News
Topic: Ancestry DNA recalculations
Replies: 7
Views: 709

Re: Ancestry DNA recalculations

60% Irish 40% English (which fits their tree well) I believe that this is (at least partly) the issue. Your tree quite possibly has nothing to do with your ethnicity. So far as I can see, based on what Ancestry claim are typical English percentages, the ethnicity that is being measured, is giving u...
by AdrianBruce
16 Sep 2020 20:42
Forum: Web Site Usage
Topic: Rules of engagement
Replies: 8
Views: 1149

Re: Rules of engagement

There is a certain lack of clarity, it seems to me, over who is responsible for what. I'd always known that the FHUG was independent (though I hadn't realised that Jane covered costs as well as admin, for which many thanks from me). But it was only when the Rootsweb list closed down to be replaced b...
by AdrianBruce
11 Sep 2020 10:29
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Media and addresses / Places
Replies: 33
Views: 2108

Re: Media and addresses / Places

... I put the full location details (address) in the Place field. So my images will be linked to very specific locations i.e. the 'Parish Church, Chorlton, Manchester', or 'The High Street, Chorlton, Manchester', ... Ah! Yes, that does alter things somewhat. ... in the case of the street maps they ...
by AdrianBruce
10 Sep 2020 15:02
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Witness Facts in Descendant Narratives
Replies: 4
Views: 541

Re: Witness Facts in Descendant Narratives

Thanks Mike - and thanks (sort of) for the extension. I just confirmed this by making Jessie (the wife above) a witness (literally and in FH) at her uncle's wedding. If I set up a Descendants Narrative from Jessie's husband, Edward, then although Jessie's events appear in Edward's narrative section,...
by AdrianBruce
10 Sep 2020 11:52
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Witness Facts in Descendant Narratives
Replies: 4
Views: 541

Re: Witness Facts in Descendant Narratives

I can add a little bit after some further experiments. I added 2 of the sons as "witnesses" to their father's court case. A Narrative Report of their father and the next generation shows that both of those sons have the full text in their sections for their role as witnesses in their father's event ...
by AdrianBruce
10 Sep 2020 11:17
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Media and addresses / Places
Replies: 33
Views: 2108

Re: Media and addresses / Places

So, I am starting with simple old street maps, but was hoping to extend this to include old street scene photos and images of churches etc as i wanted to add depth and context to the individuals details in my tree. ... That's eminently sensible and would mean that my simple idea of tacking it from ...
by AdrianBruce
09 Sep 2020 22:05
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Media and addresses / Places
Replies: 33
Views: 2108

Re: Media and addresses / Places

... I do most of my viewing of ancestors and their details via their Properties ... OK - that gives me the context. ... 1) A simple one stop method of attaching media to Places after the event i.e. People and Facts already/previously created - presumably this would easiest via >Record Lists and >Pl...
by AdrianBruce
09 Sep 2020 21:27
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Witness Facts in Descendant Narratives
Replies: 4
Views: 541

Witness Facts in Descendant Narratives

I am trying to understand what elements appear, when and where, in a narrative report when witnesses are involved. I think I can see what happens but my understanding of why is a bit shakey so would be grateful for any clarifications. The real life situation was that a husband was the subject of a c...
by AdrianBruce
09 Sep 2020 11:17
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Recording a Couple marrying twice
Replies: 8
Views: 664

Re: Recording a Couple marrying twice

Oh Mike - you have at least saved me from the temptation of being a pedant! ;) Also slightly tongue in cheek - can you ever have, when being pedantic, a Marriage event followed by an Annulment event? Given that the definition of Annulment is that the Marriage was never "real" in the first place? :) ...
by AdrianBruce
08 Sep 2020 20:16
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Media and addresses / Places
Replies: 33
Views: 2108

Re: Media and addresses / Places

when a Fact has a linked Place name then its Place record Media should be easily available. Currently, it is not. Indeed, and I wouldn't argue with that. My issue is - "easily available" for what ? Take a personal example of my 3G-GF who ran a farm at Lower Bartle. If I want to go straight from the...
by AdrianBruce
08 Sep 2020 18:54
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Media and addresses / Places
Replies: 33
Views: 2108

Re: Media and addresses / Places

Adrian, Fred's point is that he wants to be able to access the Place media easily from the Individual's facts tab. ... Yes. But... At the risk of infuriating Fred - that's a solution. It doesn't explain to me what the requirements are. NB - I was hassled many times for specifying a solution when I ...
by AdrianBruce
08 Sep 2020 12:34
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Media and addresses / Places
Replies: 33
Views: 2108

Re: Media and addresses / Places

I'm still not quite sure exactly what you want to do, Fred, so excuse me if I miss the point. But if I think about adding street maps to localities then it might be feasible to work from the "other end", i.e. from the place-records, visible in the Records Window. If I go to that Place Records tab an...
by AdrianBruce
06 Sep 2020 10:32
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Media and addresses / Places
Replies: 33
Views: 2108

Re: Media and addresses / Places

My initial, vague thoughts: An interesting point. I guess I've never really thought of place-related media as being that linked to the person - it's just bonus material that appears in a narrative report and nowhere else(????), so I'd only look for its appearance if I run off a narrative. On the oth...
by AdrianBruce
30 Aug 2020 15:53
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Formatting bug in report sources section?
Replies: 7
Views: 596

Re: Formatting bug in report sources section?

I would be careful how you phrase such a request. My suspicion is that FH does not decide which page the heading and the image go on - it's the independent .RTF handling routine that does that. Therefore saying that FH doesn't "check if there is enough room on the page to fit the image under its hea...
by AdrianBruce
27 Aug 2020 16:21
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Formatting bug in report sources section?
Replies: 7
Views: 596

Re: Formatting bug in report sources section?

... it does not check if there is enough room on the page to fit the image under its heading on the same page. ... Having just been messing about with something similar in Word I thought I'd add my thoughts... It's not trivial in Word to keep one element with the next - or rather, it's trivial prov...
by AdrianBruce
23 Aug 2020 16:24
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Occupation and Multiple references
Replies: 4
Views: 460

Re: Occupation and Multiple references

Yes, I would tend to think along the same lines as Gardengirl. Remember, just because you can enter the information as lots of events and lots of sources, doesn't mean that you should . Because of the density of stuff, I'd possibly write a free-standing document in Word, or whatever, that describes ...
by AdrianBruce
10 Aug 2020 15:02
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Definition and Use of Whole Record Citation
Replies: 4
Views: 387

Re: Definition and Use of Whole Record Citation

I do the same as Helen - effectively, the whole record citation tells me the first source that I found this person in. For instance, occasionally, I end up thinking - "Was this person really a child of the family?" - I look at where I got them from via the Whole Record Citation and discover that it'...
by AdrianBruce
09 Aug 2020 20:00
Forum: Research
Topic: Blackstone to acquire Ancestry
Replies: 9
Views: 915

Re: Blackstone to acquire Ancestry

Peter Collier wrote:
09 Aug 2020 13:54
... the 19 stems from the fact from the first identifiable cases were reported in 2019.
I did wonder after I hit <send>, but thought - surely they can't be using 2-digit years! :)
by AdrianBruce
08 Aug 2020 19:37
Forum: Research
Topic: Blackstone to acquire Ancestry
Replies: 9
Views: 915

Re: Blackstone to acquire Ancestry

... A one time fee is just that and they need recurring revenue. Exactly. And I suspect that sooner or later someone is going to twig that the supposed big numbers of people ... aren't there in any real sense. For instance, Facebook charge for adverts, I understand - what happens when someone works...
by AdrianBruce
08 Aug 2020 19:31
Forum: Research
Topic: Blackstone to acquire Ancestry
Replies: 9
Views: 915

Re: Blackstone to acquire Ancestry

... Personal preventive health sounds a bit dicey ? The point is that you'd have to sign up to it. Based on some people's views, these guys are going to harvest Ancestry's DNA to work out susceptibility to diseases X, Y and Z. Well, colour me sceptical but how is that going to happen? Someone will ...
by AdrianBruce
08 Aug 2020 11:46
Forum: Research
Topic: Ancestry Changes
Replies: 28
Views: 3228

Re: Ancestry Changes

... Not sure if I am following you about DNA that you do not share with parents. On the DNA courses I have done it has been highlighted in capital letters that you cannot inherit DNA which your parents did not have. ... Oh gosh... Let me see if I can explain what's in my head. Every single bit of D...
by AdrianBruce
05 Aug 2020 22:08
Forum: Research
Topic: Ancestry Changes
Replies: 28
Views: 3228

Re: Ancestry Changes

... There’s quite a difference between the 3% that analysis of the numbers suggests and this claim of 50%, so it’s worth looking into in a bit more detail. ... I have tried, as I said above, to find some simply understandable numbers on the rate of false positives - those that are Identical By Chan...
by AdrianBruce
05 Aug 2020 21:24
Forum: Research
Topic: Ancestry Changes
Replies: 28
Views: 3228

Re: Ancestry Changes

... Before I repeat all my efforts for my 8cM matches, can you please advise whether you still think I might lose some of these from my list of matches at the end of August? ... Ancestry now shows the decimal place for low matches so you'll see 7.9cM if you look now where you previously saw 8cM. So...