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by AdrianBruce
15 Jan 2020 21:11
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Burial Fact Sentence
Replies: 12
Views: 1165

Re: Burial Fact Sentence

Colin - I may be missing something that you've already thought of - but when you say " After the Witness is added, the sentence remains unaltered " have you done anything to refresh that sentence or not? I find that if I add a minister (say) and do nothing other than look at the sentence, then nothi...
by AdrianBruce
15 Jan 2020 20:59
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Residence Attribute
Replies: 4
Views: 574

Re: Residence Attribute

I'm all for keeping it simple, I think I'll stick with individual entries. ... I wouldn't argue with you! Truth is I'm on something like my 4th scheme for how to record residences for households with more than 1 person in. Each scheme has solved one problem and created another in my head!!! Mike's ...
by AdrianBruce
14 Jan 2020 22:18
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Residence Attribute
Replies: 4
Views: 574

Re: Residence Attribute

I did ponder this myself and eventually did create one. A custom event for Family Record Types called "Residence (family)" so it sorted next to "Residence" in the list of fact types and reminded me that I had it. However , I had to drill it into my own head that the "Residence (family)" event applie...
by AdrianBruce
14 Jan 2020 11:59
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Note field Citations disallowed in 5.5.1
Replies: 37
Views: 1773

Re: Note field Citations disallowed in 5.5.1

Bob - a picture is worth 1,000 words so... Notes 2020-01-14 114417.jpg The sort of Note that is the real problem under a correct implementation of 5.5.1 is the one starting "Constance's father..." (The "Lottie Cowsill" note is also affected) It's on the Notes tab for an Individual (it could also be ...
by AdrianBruce
13 Jan 2020 22:51
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Note field Citations disallowed in 5.5.1
Replies: 37
Views: 1773

Re: Note field Citations disallowed in 5.5.1

... I sure prefer local notes to shared notes. ... Bill, for what it's worth I totally agree with you, for exactly your reasons. My only problem is that I have a total aversion to repeating the content of anything so if I find that a note applies to several people (e.g. an explanation of what their...
by AdrianBruce
13 Jan 2020 16:43
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Note field Citations disallowed in 5.5.1
Replies: 37
Views: 1773

Re: Note field Citations disallowed in 5.5.1

... So maybe FH would need a Tools > Preferences option to choose between Strict 5.5.1 Compliance and backward compatibility with Strict 5.5 Compliance , that not only impacts local Note field Citations , but also FACT versus _ATTR tags, Media structure tags TITL , FORM , FILE , etc, etc. ... Yes, ...
by AdrianBruce
13 Jan 2020 16:35
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Note field Citations disallowed in 5.5.1
Replies: 37
Views: 1773

Re: Note field Citations disallowed in 5.5.1

If you are concerned about sourcing Notes in 5.5.1 for migration another method is to have a "Miscellaneous" custom events, ... Although it gets a bit trickier when the notes that you want to source are held against the family. Or does it? You'd have to have a plug-in to pervert individual-level no...
by AdrianBruce
13 Jan 2020 16:06
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Note field Citations disallowed in 5.5.1
Replies: 37
Views: 1773

Re: Note field Citations disallowed in 5.5.1

If FH wanted to be 5.5.1 compliant it would have to disable the Source pane with respect to every Note field. Yes, any local Note with a Citation would have to be converted to a linked Note record with a Citation . The major issue for me with Note Records (aka Shared Notes) is that, when I do a Nar...
by AdrianBruce
12 Jan 2020 22:49
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Note field Citations disallowed in 5.5.1
Replies: 37
Views: 1773

Re: Note field Citations disallowed in 5.5.1

... The GEDCOM Release 5.5.1 disallows source citations on Note fields altogether. ... Well, basically that means I can't go to 5.5.1. What a moronic, idiotic, stupid thing to do. I have lots of notes held at the individual (and family) level - properly sourced. Tamura Jones' annotated 5.5.1 says: ...
by AdrianBruce
12 Jan 2020 17:14
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Only Child
Replies: 10
Views: 713

Re: Only Child

... I can see how Child Count Attribute =0 is useful, but where I already have details of births, child count seems superfluous. Well, generally I wouldn't bother with it myself, either, but playing either the devil's advocate or a pedant's part, not sure which, I'd say that simply having one child...
by AdrianBruce
12 Jan 2020 17:02
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Whole record source question
Replies: 6
Views: 644

Re: Whole record source question

... I used the Whole Record Citation early on in my FH life but soon realised it wasn't very helpful and I never use it now. Interesting. I don't use Ancestral Sources, so whenever I've set a source-record up for use in the Yellow Pane for Automatic Source Citations and then pressed "Enable Automat...
by AdrianBruce
10 Jan 2020 21:11
Forum: Web Site Usage
Topic: Weekly Bulletin
Replies: 5
Views: 930

Re: Weekly Bulletin

You do spoil us Jane, thank you!
by AdrianBruce
09 Jan 2020 12:57
Forum: Ancestral Sources
Topic: "Whole person"
Replies: 4
Views: 542

Re: "Whole person"

For what it's worth (even though I don't use Ancestral Sources) I use both Whole Person and Name citations. As Jane says, Whole Person citations are normally set up only when creating a person in FH. I just set "Enable Automatic Source Citations" in the yellow bar in FH and FH does both when I'm cre...
by AdrianBruce
06 Jan 2020 11:07
Forum: General
Topic: GEDCOM 5.5.1 Standard Release Nov 2019
Replies: 21
Views: 2071

Re: GEDCOM 5.5.1 Standard Release Nov 2019

... I have no reverence for GEDCOM 5.5.1, but I'd far prefer that applications implement it, and default to it, rather than stick with the similarly flawed GEDCOM 5.5. ... And I have no argument with anyone who makes a pragmatic decision to use 5.5.1 based on reasons like you mention. In fact, I'd ...
by AdrianBruce
03 Jan 2020 19:54
Forum: General
Topic: GEDCOM 5.5.1 Standard Release Nov 2019
Replies: 21
Views: 2071

Re: GEDCOM 5.5.1 Standard Release Nov 2019

... Looking at it it makes some valid (imho) changes to what FamilySearch published in November 2019. Well, changes to what FS emailed out in 1999, twenty years ago, given that the FS 2019 version is identical to the 1999 incomplete and internally contradictory draft apart from the front sheet. The...
by AdrianBruce
01 Jan 2020 23:49
Forum: General Usage
Topic: One person tree - Recording war service with all the bits that go with it!
Replies: 14
Views: 1102

Re: One person tree - Recording war service with all the bits that go with it!

I'd be inclined to just look at having a Word document linking to the other files, then you're not hidebound if you want to define the "sources" at different levels, etc. Word? HTML? Even a spreadsheet with lots of text? I think you do need the linking aspect in there somehow to go from one bit to a...
by AdrianBruce
01 Jan 2020 23:44
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Attribute vs. Event
Replies: 5
Views: 450

Re: Attribute vs. Event

Faced with that dilemma of wanting a custom event to have a value, then use the Change Any Fact Tag Plugin to convert those facts from events to attributes. Good point - though I was thinking more along the line of there just being one specific event, of a number of events of that type, that I felt...
by AdrianBruce
01 Jan 2020 18:13
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Attribute vs. Event
Replies: 5
Views: 450

Re: Attribute vs. Event

In practical terms the only difference between an Event and an Attribute is that the latter can have a value ... I'd agree with Mike that, in terms of what happens in FH, this is the simplest and best definition to use. The time business gets a bit flakey - events usually ( but not always ) happen ...
by AdrianBruce
24 Dec 2019 22:39
Forum: General
Topic: GEDCOM 5.5.1 Standard Release Nov 2019
Replies: 21
Views: 2071

Re: GEDCOM 5.5.1 Standard Release Nov 2019

I wonder if Tamura Jones has spooked them? (See https://www.tamurajones.net/GEDCOM551AnnotatedEdition.xhtml for his annotated version of 5.5.1 and https://www.tamurajones.net/GEDCOM555JustARevision.xhtml for what he calls 5.5.5 - his cleaned up version of 5.5.1) Further comments from me about FS and...
by AdrianBruce
18 Dec 2019 23:06
Forum: General Usage
Topic: missing map pins
Replies: 11
Views: 605

Re: missing map pins

Flippant aside :) ...
davidf wrote:
18 Dec 2019 18:35
... "Born USA" ...
Do we get a prize if we didn't hear Springsteen in our head at that point? I don't qualify because I did hear him...
by AdrianBruce
16 Dec 2019 17:30
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Engaged couples
Replies: 4
Views: 476

Re: Engaged couples

There are no rules about what you put in - but there are consequences! Because it happened, and I tend to record many, many, many things, I'd enter it. It's a Family Event of Engagement between the two. I would also put a Status of "Never Married" for that "Family" - that will, by default result in ...
by AdrianBruce
16 Dec 2019 17:21
Forum: Research
Topic: 1859 Irish Will 'Mark and Seal'
Replies: 1
Views: 659

Re: 1859 Irish Will 'Mark and Seal'

Interesting! For obvious reasons (i.e. the 1922 Fire) I don't have many Irish wills. The one (1867) will that I downloaded (which survived because it was proven at Limerick, so this is the Limerick copy) has "Wm Jackson (seal)" at the bottom where the signature would be. The word "seal" is actually ...
by AdrianBruce
11 Dec 2019 21:33
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Map Life Facts apparently cancelled
Replies: 14
Views: 927

Re: Map Life Facts apparently cancelled

Thanks Bill - at least I am assured that there's some more people out there using the plug-in! Which I was fairly certain there was but.... Who knows, maybe I unwittingly excluded some option somewhere, or failed to understand the significance of a mail from Google - probably because I thought that ...
by AdrianBruce
10 Dec 2019 22:39
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Map Life Facts apparently cancelled
Replies: 14
Views: 927

Re: Map Life Facts apparently cancelled

Your idea of an automatic switch would make considerably more sense! At the very least there should have been a warning...
by AdrianBruce
10 Dec 2019 21:38
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Map Life Facts apparently cancelled
Replies: 14
Views: 927

Re: Map Life Facts apparently cancelled

I am somewhat mystified. Yes, there is (or was) a 12-months free trial, but was replaced by the Always Free Tier that introduced the Google API Key. ... Just going back over the screen shots I took of Google's various "explanations", the way I'm reading them, the Free Tier starts with a 12 month "f...