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by AdrianBruce
03 Mar 2021 19:13
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Sources and citation in fh7
Replies: 15
Views: 248

Re: Sources and citation in fh7

They haven't devised it - it's always been the case in FH 6 and earlier that the only "slot" for an Author is in the Source Record - there's been nothing in the Citation items that's explicitly for Author - that's all taken from the GEDCOM specification. I suspect that's why Lorna was discussing usi...
by AdrianBruce
02 Mar 2021 12:40
Forum: General Usage
Topic: New computer
Replies: 3
Views: 183

Re: New computer

I'd agree with Helen - though since I'm not on v7, I'm not talking from personal experience. But if you are on any sort of a deadline, you do not want to be rushing into v7 just to meet that arbitrary deadline. You'll probably have enough to do with moving v6 (that you know) over.
by AdrianBruce
27 Feb 2021 17:27
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Finding an old thread...
Replies: 3
Views: 163

Re: Finding an old thread...

While I can be as pedantic as the next person, this is one case where I'd suggest cutting the Gordian Knot. Why do you need the comma between date and place anyway? If your date ends in a year, then it's not going to get mixed up with the following place name. I suppose that if you had an odd date p...
by AdrianBruce
27 Feb 2021 14:10
Forum: Research
Topic: FMP census and the 1939 register
Replies: 34
Views: 1531

Re: FMP census and the 1939 register

I think that if you're on auto renew, your automatic subs includes the discount - no one offers it to you, you just get it. Having said that, I don't think that I've cross checked recently, partly because I don't think that my current provision is still offered.
by AdrianBruce
27 Feb 2021 12:39
Forum: Genealogy News
Topic: GEDCOM 7.0
Replies: 44
Views: 1423

Re: GEDCOM 7.0

... maybe the suggestions of plagiarism, i.e. the lack of acknowledgement for the existing published work of others, ... I tend to doubt that - if anyone was on a sticky wicket, it was Tamura, though he did do plenty of acknowledgements. I don't think that FS need to acknowledge his work if they di...
by AdrianBruce
26 Feb 2021 22:45
Forum: Genealogy News
Topic: GEDCOM 7.0
Replies: 44
Views: 1423

Re: GEDCOM 7.0

Speculations follow: I posted a question on rootstech of one of their experts as to why the sessions were pulled. This is his reply. Bill, I learned late last night that FamilySearch decided they need more time to prepare for a public release of a new version of GEDCOM. Unfortunately, that will be ...
by AdrianBruce
25 Feb 2021 22:47
Forum: Genealogy News
Topic: GEDCOM 7.0
Replies: 44
Views: 1423

Re: GEDCOM 7.0

Cock up? Or conspiracy? ;)
by AdrianBruce
25 Feb 2021 20:44
Forum: Genealogy News
Topic: GEDCOM 7.0
Replies: 44
Views: 1423

Re: GEDCOM 7.0

Louis Kessler's blog item now points to two YouTube presentations that presumably are the RootsTech presentations. The first, as indicated, is hardly technical. (And still doesn't explain - why?) Not looked at the second yet (because, now I find, it says "Private". Hmm).
by AdrianBruce
23 Feb 2021 17:18
Forum: Genealogy News
Topic: Invitation to a census
Replies: 18
Views: 674

Re: Invitation to a census

... Data protection has come a long way. ... Yes, I remember standing in front of the very loud, impact printer as it ran off BR's payslips on a Tuesday night - we were honoured guests because we were looking after the implementation of our system, so "Come and look at this", they said. They did ma...
by AdrianBruce
23 Feb 2021 15:57
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Diagram Box contents for Titles
Replies: 3
Views: 179

Re: Diagram Box contents for Titles

I suggest that you need to alter the Text Scheme for the diagram type in question to use the standard attribute Title . Right click on the diagram; then diagram options; then the text tab. Select the text scheme that you are using (if it's a standard scheme, it's probably a good idea to clone it to ...
by AdrianBruce
23 Feb 2021 15:34
Forum: Genealogy News
Topic: Invitation to a census
Replies: 18
Views: 674

Re: Invitation to a census

... and in all seriousness, privacy concerns are part of the reason why most* countries don't have surviving censuses for their genealogists to work with.

* I have no quantification nor citation (generic or templated ;) ) for saying "most" but my impression is that's true.
by AdrianBruce
22 Feb 2021 16:13
Forum: Ancestral Sources
Topic: Scottish Marriages
Replies: 16
Views: 360

Re: Scottish Marriages

Just to add for the sake of completeness, that it is proposed (or maybe more accurately, it was proposed before things happened) that registration become a separate step for marriages in England & Wales, as well as Scotland, instead of the current de facto combined ceremony and registration.
by AdrianBruce
20 Feb 2021 17:57
Forum: Genealogy News
Topic: GEDCOM 7.0
Replies: 44
Views: 1423

Re: GEDCOM 7.0

... he suggests that date phrases, ranges and periods did not exist before! ... The only way I could make any sense of that was to wonder if " Between his marriage and the start of WW1" was the sort of thing that was meant. ... I wonder how long it will take for products to adopt GEDCOM 7.0 since f...
by AdrianBruce
20 Feb 2021 13:10
Forum: Genealogy News
Topic: GEDCOM 7.0
Replies: 44
Views: 1423

GEDCOM 7.0

OK - I never thought we'd see the day. But maybe I was wrong... It appears that FamilySearch are poised to announce a Release Candidate for GEDCOM 7. Virtually no details yet but... Thanks to Louis Kessler's blog post on https://www.beholdgenealogy.com/blog/?p=3724 , which he hopes to update as info...
by AdrianBruce
20 Feb 2021 12:53
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Which Source Template to Use.
Replies: 16
Views: 439

Re: Which Source Template to Use.

... Why are you storing that information? If it is to build up a highly detailed account of somebody’s military career, a bit more structure probably makes sense. If your aims are more modest, say just confirming family details or as a pointer to further research, simpler may be better. I think tha...
by AdrianBruce
20 Feb 2021 12:19
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Which Source Template to Use.
Replies: 16
Views: 439

Re: Which Source Template to Use.

Thanks Helen - food for thought there. I think that looking at the Strathclyde PDF Referencing guide - which may or may not match up to the Essentials collection - and at Ian G MacDonald's Referencing for Genealogists - Sources and Citations , what strikes me is the way in which a whole host of docu...
by AdrianBruce
19 Feb 2021 22:17
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Which Source Template to Use.
Replies: 16
Views: 439

Re: Which Source Template to Use.

As you will see from my details, I'm strictly v6 so far, so can't help with the templates... But for anyone who is cognisant of v7, but not cognisant of military stuff, I will throw in that Ancestry's UK, British Army World War I Pension Records 1914-1920 are Army / Military records; they are servic...
by AdrianBruce
18 Feb 2021 15:24
Forum: Research
Topic: FMP census and the 1939 register
Replies: 34
Views: 1531

Re: FMP census and the 1939 register

The film strip view - if it works like Ancestry - should be a big help to get back and forth quickly. However, I did find an oddity last night with Passenger Lists. I was documenting my first GI Bride and was able to use the filmstrip to get to the List header straight off ( Queen Mary no less). But...
by AdrianBruce
18 Feb 2021 15:18
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Cemetery Abstracts - what are they..?
Replies: 15
Views: 437

Re: Cemetery Abstracts - what are they..?

... A certificate is a 'Certified copy of an entry of birth/marriage/death' and has legal standing as proof that the event took place ... An image from a page in a B/M/D register contains the same information but is not certified as a true copy. ... That's true, though as you say, it's not really i...
by AdrianBruce
18 Feb 2021 12:58
Forum: Research
Topic: FMP census and the 1939 register
Replies: 34
Views: 1531

Re: FMP census and the 1939 register

Yeah - unless you have a laptop screen, in which case the lower 25% of the viewport is covered by what I'll call the filmstrip, which you can't switch off!
by AdrianBruce
18 Feb 2021 12:51
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Cemetery Abstracts - what are they..?
Replies: 15
Views: 437

Re: Cemetery Abstracts - what are they..?

Adrian, I think there is a distinction between a marriage record and a marriage certificate. A marriage record is simply that, a record of a marriage having taken place. ... A marriage certificate, however, is primary evidence of an actual marriage ceremony having occured at a specific date and pla...
by AdrianBruce
18 Feb 2021 10:45
Forum: Research
Topic: Permission for minor to marry?
Replies: 8
Views: 336

Re: Permission for minor to marry?

Lorna - I think that you must be right with the idea that banns constitute permission. I was thinking as I read Rebecca Probert on permissions that she was only talking about licenses but failed to wonder why she hadn't mentioned banns.
by AdrianBruce
17 Feb 2021 19:20
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Source templates and websites
Replies: 25
Views: 903

Re: Source templates and websites

... If, say. a baptismal register happens to give a date of birth as well as baptism it is easy to create another event for the same individual and use the Copy/Paste Citation facility in FH. ... as soon as I use the source and fill the citation fields FH changes the title of the source to person s...
by AdrianBruce
17 Feb 2021 16:21
Forum: Research
Topic: Permission for minor to marry?
Replies: 8
Views: 336

Re: Permission for minor to marry?

Sounds like a question for Rebecca Probert.... Her Marriage Law for Genealogists , 1st edition, p121, appears to suggest that minors could obtain a licence by swearing to have parental consent . It's not quite that simple by the way, but this does suggest a way out: "Honest guv, I've got consent fro...
by AdrianBruce
17 Feb 2021 16:10
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Cemetery Abstracts - what are they..?
Replies: 15
Views: 437

Re: Cemetery Abstracts - what are they..?

One of the distinct problems with even looking at the stuff by Elizabeth Shown Mills (for whom I have a huge amount of respect, by the way), is that we (the UK and the USA) are "divided by a common tongue" and what has a clear meaning to someone over there is - a puzzlement at best over here. Like "...