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by davidf
07 Apr 2020 17:25
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Linking photographs
Replies: 7
Views: 81

Re: Linking photographs

Paula Hesitiating in case I add to your confusion, but, you say: ... You refer to "Media record" of which I have 1,979 images and none of them are family photos, just source documents. They are in the media folder of the Project in the sub folders: Births & Baptisms, Marriages, Deaths, Census, Milit...
by davidf
06 Apr 2020 15:35
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Using FH & Ancestral Sources via a Remote Desktop (RDP)
Replies: 8
Views: 187

Re: Using FH & Ancestral Sources via a Remote Desktop (RDP)

... I am now running a dual boot of Windows 7 and Linux Mint 19.3 (Cinnamon edition). Linux is running quite well on my venerable desktop, even with "just" 4GB RAM. My only need for Windows 7 now is FH & AS. Logically, to use FH and AS successfully without the dual booting, I am faced with all the ...
by davidf
06 Apr 2020 15:10
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Query results to find percentages?
Replies: 3
Views: 97

Re: Query results to find percentages?

Evelyn I have concluded that data analysis is much better done in something like Excel/LibreOffice Calc. You run a query in FH to extract the population on which you wish to do the analysis and include in that query the required data columns. From the Query Results "Gear Wheel" you can select "Save ...
by davidf
06 Apr 2020 13:32
Forum: General Usage
Topic: OneDrive Data location
Replies: 9
Views: 363

Re: OneDrive Data location

If upgrading your computer moving from FH 5 to FH 6 (£25 download then with free upgrade to 6.2.7.) might also eliminate a few gremlins. However buying into an upgrade today does not qualify you for the forthcoming FH7 upgrade so you may choose to wait. IF you buy a new full FH6 download today £36 y...
by davidf
05 Apr 2020 23:16
Forum: General Usage
Topic: OneDrive Data location
Replies: 9
Views: 363

Re: OneDrive Data location

If you have a good local computer shop you may find that they can swap your laptop hard drive for one with a bigger capacity. I did this to go from 100G to 500G (it was a while ago!), I think they charged me £30-£40 for the labour, plus the disk at cost. About three years ago I did an upgrade myself...
by davidf
05 Apr 2020 18:16
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Highlighting different projects
Replies: 11
Views: 372

Re: Highlighting different projects

Or even "%CUR_FILE_HEADER.FILE%" which does not require you to add anything in the header record?
Looks a bit messy - but presumably there is a way to extract just the file name rather than the whole path?
by davidf
01 Apr 2020 12:03
Forum: Ancestral Sources
Topic: Individuals Usual Address Missing from Autotext Template
Replies: 14
Views: 452

Re: Individuals Usual Address Missing from Autotext Template

Sorry, davidf, but what has that got to do with this AS thread?? Not intended to be entirely off topic (cabin fever?), but if you are using AS to enter up a death certificate (such as my father's, but his case was not unusual - others may know of other information that registrars capture and put so...
by davidf
31 Mar 2020 21:48
Forum: Ancestral Sources
Topic: Individuals Usual Address Missing from Autotext Template
Replies: 14
Views: 452

Re: Individuals Usual Address Missing from Autotext Template

The introduction of occupation has lead to some unusual consequences residential address is not the only example of "other information" making its way officially or unofficially onto death certificates. When my father died the registrar was very happy to put "retired government scientist" as his "oc...
by davidf
30 Mar 2020 11:41
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Witnesses in Diagrams
Replies: 7
Views: 342

Re: Witnesses in Diagrams

Simple when you know! Comes of not really being able to decode all the Gedcom abbreviations on the fly! Fixed with yet another line in my text scheme and now working, thanks. I have put the SHAN one above the SHAR one because that probably give me better control of the output as a Named Non-Individu...
by davidf
29 Mar 2020 22:03
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Witnesses in Diagrams
Replies: 7
Views: 342

Re: Witnesses in Diagrams

Definite improvement!
I now see all the witnesses who are individuals, but the executor who is name only is not showing
Will have anther scratch at this tomorrow!
Thanks
by davidf
29 Mar 2020 17:34
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Witnesses in Diagrams
Replies: 7
Views: 342

Re: Witnesses in Diagrams

Thanks Jane and Mike, Leaving the Fact Sentence as a fallback (you learn about new functions every day!), I have tried Mike's suggestion - initially working on there only being one probate event per individual. Either I have misunderstood or it is not looping: Screenshot from 2020-03-29 18-31-41.png...
by davidf
29 Mar 2020 15:23
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Witnesses in Diagrams
Replies: 7
Views: 342

Witnesses in Diagrams

In a diagram showing deceased D I wish to show the probate fact together with details of Executor(s) and Residual Beneficiary/ies D Died 25 December 2005 Probate 13 April 2008 Executor: Ea Executor: Eb ... Residual Beneficiary: R .... I can set up Ea, Eb and R as witnesses to the probate, but how do...
by davidf
28 Mar 2020 12:17
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Emigration Sentence template
Replies: 19
Views: 682

Re: Emigration Sentence template

Still puzzled why it would be set anyway? Bit like Neighbours on Census records? You scan the image and you see names that "ring a bell" but you can't see the connection, so you set them as Witnesses (name only) to resolve later? Another example of whether you are using FH as a melting pot for all ...
by davidf
25 Mar 2020 17:54
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Conflicting parent information
Replies: 6
Views: 425

Re: Conflicting parent information

Welcome to FHUG! I think a lot depends on what you are using FH for ? - which may sound like a silly question! 1. Some people use FH as the immediate repository prior to publication . I.e. they want to be able to just click the menu option and "produce" a book/CD/website etc.. If that is the case I ...
by davidf
25 Mar 2020 17:27
Forum: General
Topic: Web sites whose owners have died
Replies: 20
Views: 1036

Re: Web sites whose owners have died

Apologies for being morbid (can't think why I am being!), but how many of us have left instructions for our digital assets in our wills? (You know, just in case...) Some hosts are tricky about "handing over the keys" even when presented with probate details. Some people have suggested that you leave...
by davidf
18 Mar 2020 18:57
Forum: General
Topic: Windows 10 upgrade questions
Replies: 30
Views: 4032

Re: Windows 10 upgrade questions

Evelyn I abandoned Microsoft Office a few years ago and have since used bits of LibreOffice - which is Free Open Source Software . The Calc equivalent of Excel is fine - I have not run into compatibility problems (and I would define myself as a "power user" having developed apps at work). Write - th...
by davidf
12 Mar 2020 18:48
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Record Flags problem
Replies: 17
Views: 901

Re: Record Flags problem

Evelyn Have you been lead astray by record flags (added to a record through "Edit Record Flags" and visible on the "All" tab) and icons (which can include national flags) that show up in diagrams? Icons can be set by a number of ways (e.g. using conditions - expressions or flags), one of which confu...
by davidf
10 Mar 2020 14:41
Forum: General
Topic: FH7 Looks?
Replies: 28
Views: 2971

Re: FH7 Looks?

Gowermick How's Windows 3 and Family Historian V1 coming along for you? Surely the world advances and software along with it probably the reason you are using FH6.2.7 and Windows 10 and not a quill and parchment. What would you do if FH went down the ribbon route (which works very well if you give ...
by davidf
09 Mar 2020 23:49
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Recording a death at sea
Replies: 3
Views: 739

Re: Recording a death at sea

... The important point is not to use a generic Place such as at sea . Each Place must be unique to allow it to be plotted in the Map Window . Within this it might be possible to be more useful in respect of "place" Either: Place: Wreck @ Lat Long Address: Ship Name Or Place: 5 days out from Rio bo...
by davidf
09 Mar 2020 14:27
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Question: Marriage Status
Replies: 12
Views: 1178

Re: Question: Marriage Status

Adrian, it's clunky but just about works -- two events and one status show what happened. Much harder to deal with a void marriage -- there's a Marriage Event, and the Status should be 'Never Married' but there isn't a 'Void Marriage' event; the marriage event has to be bestrewn with notes explaini...
by davidf
09 Mar 2020 14:14
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Question: Marriage Status
Replies: 12
Views: 1178

Re: Question: Marriage Status

I have a more curious problem: I have just discovered a couple who were married twice, in different parts of the country, with an interval of about three years between the two marriages. ... Meanwhile I have amended my diagram text scheme to show multiple instances of marriage in the same family re...
by davidf
03 Mar 2020 17:09
Forum: General
Topic: FH7 Looks?
Replies: 28
Views: 2971

Re: FH7 Looks?

What would you like to see changed? Having worked with FH since version 2, I've always appreciated its clean modern appearance and personally hope that isn't changed. In terms of "appearance", I would want little changed. I'm not adverse to justified change, but I have never appreciated the "Window...
by davidf
29 Feb 2020 13:31
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Query Facts with Citation media links not source media links
Replies: 3
Views: 402

Re: Query Facts with Citation media links not source media links

Most of us are splitters when it comes to Marriage Certificates (as in this post), so swapping media from the citation to the source is a safe thing to do. If however you are a lumper for sources such as Census records (where your source is something like "1881 England and Wales Census"), moving you...
by davidf
27 Feb 2020 21:44
Forum: General Usage
Topic: GRO Listing
Replies: 10
Views: 1324

Re: GRO Listing

... I have uploaded my tree from Ancestry but none of the pictures of the census etc was uploaded with it. So what I have been doing is going to the Society of Genealogists and send the pictures of the census etc to my home email and then uploading them to my project using Ancestral sources and now...
by davidf
27 Feb 2020 21:27
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Add Image to Citation
Replies: 31
Views: 2792

Re: Add Image to Citation

... Have you gone too far down the 'lumper' GRO Index source route to backtrack? How easy would it be (for someone who can do LUA) to write a plug-in that would take a lumped source and convert it into multiple split sources (title based on lumped source title + individual "where within source") an...