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by AdrianBruce
28 Nov 2020 20:05
Forum: New Wish List Requests
Topic: Syncronisation with popular genealogy sites (Ancestry; FMP)
Replies: 7
Views: 484

Re: Syncronisation with popular genealogy sites (Ancestry; FMP)

... As far as FamilySearch goes, again the software user has to register with FamilySearch and establish/maintain an online tree to use the interface and get hints effectively. ... Just to be clear, saying that "the software user has to register with FamilySearch and establish/maintain an online tr...
by AdrianBruce
27 Nov 2020 20:42
Forum: New Wish List Requests
Topic: Syncronisation with popular genealogy sites (Ancestry; FMP)
Replies: 7
Views: 484

Re: Syncronisation with popular genealogy sites (Ancestry; FMP)

... I suspect the cost to Calico Pie to synchronise with all of Ancestry, FindMyPast, FamilySearch, etc, would be prohibitive. ... That's even assuming that there is such a facility. Certainly some software syncs with Ancestry. No idea about FMP. Several programs sync with FamilySearch FamilyTree b...
by AdrianBruce
25 Nov 2020 22:50
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Change Father and Mother
Replies: 5
Views: 332

Re: Change Father and Mother

... Link the children to the new (correct) parents before unlinking them from the old (incorrect) parents. ... Agreed. There are all sorts of things where I want to swap linkages (parents in FamilySearch FamilyTree, for instance) and whenever I can I will always add the new linkage in first and onl...
by AdrianBruce
21 Nov 2020 13:36
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Multiple dates
Replies: 2
Views: 336

Re: Multiple dates

For what it's worth, as a simplistic microcosm, even when I go back beyond 1752 (in England & Wales) I do not set the dates to Julian. My reason for that is that setting the calendar for a date to Julian removes the option for dual dating. This is unfortunate as it leads to confusion over whether be...
by AdrianBruce
08 Nov 2020 22:56
Forum: Importing and Exporting
Topic: Exporting to Ancestry Error
Replies: 17
Views: 1216

Re: Exporting to Ancestry Error

I have a suspicion that I've been in discussions about these spurious numbers before - but can't find where. I've never totally understood where and how Ancestry keeps its list of valid place names but it does have one - or maybe one for each user? Most of those in your screen shot have either a cle...
by AdrianBruce
03 Nov 2020 16:03
Forum: Research
Topic: Histpop
Replies: 6
Views: 1099

Re: Histpop

Thanks for that info, Martin. I have bookmarked the alternate site though it might be a bit dodgy if I can't find something - is that because it's not in either Histpop or not in Histpop2... Hmmm Regrettably this is the sort of thing that happens with a university free-site - people may remember the...
by AdrianBruce
31 Oct 2020 12:04
Forum: Research
Topic: Histpop
Replies: 6
Views: 1099

Re: Histpop

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I think it had a phase of this behaviour a while ago - persistence seemed to get me what I wanted, eventually.
by AdrianBruce
22 Oct 2020 21:11
Forum: Genealogy News
Topic: New Look FreeBMD
Replies: 17
Views: 1376

Re: New Look FreeBMD

As much as I don't like intrusive adds, they do pay for the sites we visit. ... Yes, I'm torn, because of that aspect. I do run an Ad Blocker though, because, on balance, I find them more annoying than I'm prepared to agree to. That must be a lesson in how (not) to design adverts. As an aside, the ...
by AdrianBruce
04 Oct 2020 18:09
Forum: Genealogy News
Topic: Ancestry DNA recalculations
Replies: 22
Views: 3120

Re: Ancestry DNA recalculations

... unlike Ancestry, LivingDNA is based, if memory serves me right, to the Population of the British Isles research project where the participants had four grandparents living in a specific area. The use of this database initially was supposed to give more accurate results and prior to this year's ...
by AdrianBruce
29 Sep 2020 20:23
Forum: Genealogy News
Topic: Ancestry DNA recalculations
Replies: 22
Views: 3120

Re: Ancestry DNA recalculations

... If a free site like Gedmatch can do it, ... D'uh, Jim. You are, of course, correct. For some reason, I had fixed in my head the ancient DNA results coming to Ancestry to be interpreted by their current algorithms looking at the very specific (at least, I think they are) areas that Ancestry look...
by AdrianBruce
29 Sep 2020 19:25
Forum: Genealogy News
Topic: Ancestry DNA recalculations
Replies: 22
Views: 3120

Re: Ancestry DNA recalculations

I'm not sure we do disagree, but I do think many people try to over-interpret what the DNA results are telling them. If I step back and take a look at my data from a global perspective, it tells me that I am roughly 97-100% British Isles, 0-3% German/Swedish and no discernible contribution from any...
by AdrianBruce
29 Sep 2020 15:15
Forum: Genealogy News
Topic: Ancestry DNA recalculations
Replies: 22
Views: 3120

Re: Ancestry DNA recalculations

jimlad68 wrote:
29 Sep 2020 11:25
... What I cannot understand is why they do not also make use of all the "ancient" DNA samples out there ...
I strongly suspect that the tools and methodologies are incompatible.
by AdrianBruce
29 Sep 2020 15:13
Forum: Genealogy News
Topic: Ancestry DNA recalculations
Replies: 22
Views: 3120

Re: Ancestry DNA recalculations

Well, I actually find no confirmation in that White Paper about how far back the reference samples' trees need to go back in one area. Lots of pious hopes but... For instance: When asked to trace familial origins, most people can only reliably go back one to five generations, making it difficult to ...
by AdrianBruce
28 Sep 2020 16:03
Forum: Genealogy News
Topic: Ancestry DNA recalculations
Replies: 22
Views: 3120

Re: Ancestry DNA recalculations

... issues with the paper trail, ... The only issue with your paper trail will be that it doesn't go back 1,000 or 1,500 years to where the ethnicity matches were generated. Ethnicity is not your tree. Ethnicity is back way beyond that to when Angles, Saxons, Vikings entered the British Isles and c...
by AdrianBruce
28 Sep 2020 15:54
Forum: Genealogy News
Topic: GEDCOM 5.5.5 maintenance release
Replies: 3
Views: 625

Re: GEDCOM 5.5.5 maintenance release

... There are a couple of interesting summary webpages by reviewers, I like this one in particular. https://www.tamurajones.net/GEDCOM555JustARevision.xhtml ... Err, yes. Given that Tamura was the moving force behind 5.5.5, I don't think he counts as a reviewer. Please note that I think he deserves...
by AdrianBruce
22 Sep 2020 16:12
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Source / Citations for Alternate Names
Replies: 4
Views: 1144

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: 22
Views: 3120

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: 22
Views: 3120

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: 2381

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: 3933

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: 993

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: 993

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: 3933

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: 3933

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: 993

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...