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by David_Lewis
31 Jan 2018 10:03
Forum: General Usage
Topic: New PC - No Cd Drive
Replies: 13
Views: 7748

Re: New PC - No Cd Drive

Sadly I cant get access to the original Family Historian program directory but that isn't proving to be a major problem. The only thing I'm now having difficulty with is trying to locate the original icons (dots, Triangles, and arrows etc) so that I can use them with flags. I use a number of my own ...
by David_Lewis
03 Jan 2018 13:06
Forum: General Usage
Topic: New PC - No Cd Drive
Replies: 13
Views: 7748

Re: New PC - No Cd Drive

Many thanks Mike and Lorna. I followed the advice above and managed to copy the cd on to a memory stick. I then managed to install version 5 on my new laptop. I can access my projects and all looks ok apart from the issue with the flags and ive lost a custom query I had created which generates my li...
by David_Lewis
02 Jan 2018 17:09
Forum: General Usage
Topic: New PC - No Cd Drive
Replies: 13
Views: 7748

Re: New PC - No Cd Drive

hi Lorna,
That seems like a way forward. My daughter still has a CD drive and I have a spare usb stick so will give that a go.
Many thanks.
by David_Lewis
02 Jan 2018 17:07
Forum: General Usage
Topic: New PC - No Cd Drive
Replies: 13
Views: 7748

Re: New PC - No Cd Drive

just a quick update the 30 day free trial of version 5 downloaded without problem I saved all my projects to a usb stick under a folder called Family Historian Projects so changed the location to this folder and the trees loaded in the main correctly. The one small snag is that I use a lot of Flags ...
by David_Lewis
02 Jan 2018 16:47
Forum: General Usage
Topic: New PC - No Cd Drive
Replies: 13
Views: 7748

Re: New PC - No Cd Drive

I tried downloading the 30 day trial and then entering the 36 character registration key that came with my original purchase. unfortunately that didn't work :cry: :cry: :cry:
Any suggestions or is it a case of purchasing and downloading the latest version?
by David_Lewis
02 Jan 2018 16:33
Forum: General Usage
Topic: New PC - No Cd Drive
Replies: 13
Views: 7748

Re: New PC - No Cd Drive

Hi Mike, Thanks for the speedy reply. I don't have any Media to worry about I.e no photos or scans of certificates or census records. I purchased a complete version 5 (not an upgrade) so have the CD and of course the registration Key. I'm hoping I can download the 30 day trial version from here http...
by David_Lewis
02 Jan 2018 16:12
Forum: General Usage
Topic: New PC - No Cd Drive
Replies: 13
Views: 7748

New PC - No Cd Drive

Unfortunately my 8 year old Sony Viao laptop died on me over Christmas requiring me to purchase a new laptop. Unfortunately I didn't notice that new laptops don't have CD drives anymore. seems everything has to be downloaded via the web these days. I have been running FH version 5 and was wondering ...
by David_Lewis
27 Feb 2017 19:12
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Annulled Marriages
Replies: 4
Views: 4021

Re: Annulled Marriages

Thanks Mike. Should have looked in the events options.
by David_Lewis
26 Feb 2017 23:07
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Annulled Marriages
Replies: 4
Views: 4021

Annulled Marriages

I've been doing a lot of work on the line of succession to the British throne and the descendants of the Electress Sophia. I've come across a number of marriages that have been Annuled rather than ending in divorce. There doesn't seem to be an option in the status box to record this. Is there a reas...
by David_Lewis
07 Feb 2017 16:14
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Common Ancestors
Replies: 6
Views: 4646

Re: Common Ancestors

Thanks for the quick reply Mike, I thought it might be easier than that but never mind. Would have been interesting. Also noticed that there seems to be a limit on the maximum Ahnentafel Number. Eg Robert II of Normandy( William the conqueror's father) has a number 1,074,044,980. and Margaret of Wes...
by David_Lewis
07 Feb 2017 12:37
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Common Ancestors
Replies: 6
Views: 4646

Re: Common Ancestors

Should have remembered to say I'm still using Version 5 of Family Historian
by David_Lewis
07 Feb 2017 12:20
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Common Ancestors
Replies: 6
Views: 4646

Common Ancestors

You may recall that I have been using Family Historian to record genealogical data on the Royal Family as well as my own. ( haven't found a common ancestor yet. I can see that Prince George is a descendant multiple times over to Charlemagne but I wondered how many routes there are. I can see this Pi...
by David_Lewis
02 Nov 2015 19:13
Forum: Research
Topic: 1939 Register on Find My Past
Replies: 50
Views: 33951

1939 Register on Find My Past

Has anyone accessed the 1939 register on find my past yet? Is it worth The £6.95 per household?
by David_Lewis
02 Mar 2014 19:28
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Browsing All Persons in Project by Focus Window
Replies: 8
Views: 6183

Re: Browsing All Persons in Project by Focus Window

Having two monitors is also very useful! :D
by David_Lewis
26 Dec 2013 18:17
Forum: Importing and Exporting
Topic: Apple I-pad Mini
Replies: 4
Views: 3879

Re: Apple I-pad Mini

In short you can't run family historian on an I pad or I pad mini. However what you can do is view the gedcom file that family historian creates in another app. Personally I first imported the gedcom file into an app called Gedview but that was fiddle. I gave now imported into Ancestry using the Anc...
by David_Lewis
21 Dec 2013 12:02
Forum: Web Site Usage
Topic: Christmas is Coming
Replies: 8
Views: 6886

Re: Christmas is Coming

Yes a huge thank you from me fas well or all the effort you guys put in to maintain this excellent forum. I have learnt so much from you all of which has increased my enthusiasm for using the software.

Hope you all enjoy a peaceful and merry Christmas.

Dave Lewis
Milton Keynes
by David_Lewis
21 Dec 2013 11:53
Forum: Research
Topic: How do you organise your Paper Records?
Replies: 6
Views: 6218

How do you organise your Paper Records?

When I first started accumulating certificates and Census records for our family Ancestors it became failrly obvious that I was going to need some sort of system for filing it all. I quickly cottoned on to the idea of using Ahnentafel numbers and bought a binder and a set of dividers numbered 1-31, ...
by David_Lewis
18 Dec 2013 22:32
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Deaths in childbirth ( A thank you)
Replies: 0
Views: 2868

Deaths in childbirth ( A thank you)

Last year I was strugling to construct a query that would show up how many of the Electress Sophia's (basically George the first's mother) female descendants had died in childbirth. Original thread in locked forum here http://www.fhug.org.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=45&t=6727 Now having finaly upgraded...
by David_Lewis
18 Dec 2013 14:43
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Upgrading to version 5
Replies: 9
Views: 5587

Re: Upgrading to version 5

Thank you very much Mike, Most helpful (as always) Have been getting on really well with the new software. Have started to add sources, and add copies of my dads Birth Marriage and Death Certificates as multimedia files that is during the adding sources procedure. However they dont appear under the ...
by David_Lewis
18 Dec 2013 09:43
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Upgrading to version 5
Replies: 9
Views: 5587

Re: Upgrading to version 5

New software now installed and have managed to import both into family historian and create projects for them. Both trees look refreshingly familiar so i'm happy so far. However I have hit my first very minor snag. I tend to keep all my files saved on to a Memory stick rather than my C drive ( I als...
by David_Lewis
15 Dec 2013 18:13
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Upgrading to version 5
Replies: 9
Views: 5587

Upgrading to version 5

Finally after much hesitation I have decided to upgrade from version 3, which I have loved using, to version 5. I'm looking forward to exploring some of the new features it will offer. However before I run headlong into installing the new software are there any activities I ought to undertake. I hav...
by David_Lewis
01 Nov 2013 11:06
Forum: Genealogy News
Topic: Help with Version 3
Replies: 3
Views: 3603

Re: Help with Version 3

Many thanks for your replies. I have gone into my profile and added my version of Family Historian.

I really should upgrade to version 5 but Ive never got round to it. I enjoy working with version 3, it really has given me a lot of pleasure over the years.
by David_Lewis
01 Nov 2013 11:03
Forum: General Usage
Topic: The Need to Upgade?
Replies: 9
Views: 5831

Re: The Need to Upgade?

HowardRP i note tfrom a previous post in this thread that you are working on a Royal Family project. I would be interested to hear how you are doing. I started some years ago tryng to record ALL the descendents of the Electress Sophia. I now have a family tree containing around 20,000 people , aroun...
by David_Lewis
31 Oct 2013 15:41
Forum: Genealogy News
Topic: Help with Version 3
Replies: 3
Views: 3603

Help with Version 3

I noticed that the version 3 board is now locked. I guess that means its no longer supported?
by David_Lewis
04 Sep 2013 23:22
Forum: Web Site Usage
Topic: Hello Everyone
Replies: 34
Views: 20569

Re: Hello Everyone

I found my way here without to much trouble as well. Looks ok to me.