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by davidf
13 Nov 2019 13:43
Forum: General Usage
Topic: I lost media files from my FH project
Replies: 9
Views: 289

Re: I lost media files from my FH project

BTW: Opening a GEDCOM file that is embedded within a valid Project structure will always open the Project and NOT the GEDCOM on its own. Go and try it. So it does! That blows my theory as to how I screwed up a project a few years ago when I first started using projects! The OP's issue seem to be un...
by davidf
13 Nov 2019 13:38
Forum: New Wish List Requests
Topic: Drag and Drop between projects
Replies: 8
Views: 791

Re: Drag and Drop between projects

Mike ... I would rather that Calico Pie spent their time & effort on more useful features. Thanks for the info about RM and how they handle drag and drop. I suppose it all boils down to how one organises their research. I work on a 15" lap-top (albeit with a relatively good resolution 1920x1080) whi...
by davidf
13 Nov 2019 01:02
Forum: General Usage
Topic: I lost media files from my FH project
Replies: 9
Views: 289

Re: I lost media files from my FH project

Mike,

Has the OP originally created a project (complete with file structure) but then reopened the GEDcom file by clicking on the file icon (rather than on the fh_proj icon)? If so will updates have potentially got things tangled?

Are they using the "project window" (the safer way to start FH)?
by davidf
13 Nov 2019 00:50
Forum: New Wish List Requests
Topic: Drag and Drop between projects
Replies: 8
Views: 791

Re: Drag and Drop between projects

Roots Magic can do drag and drop according to their website (https://www.rootsmagic.com/RootsMagic/Features.aspx). So there must be a way to do some of this functionality. The conceptual design is probably relatively simple but the actual system design would be complex. In most cases I would image t...
by davidf
08 Nov 2019 17:57
Forum: General Usage
Topic: FH Version 7
Replies: 20
Views: 726

Re: FH Version 7

Helen, I would say actually making the move is no more difficult than upgrading from say Windows XP to Windows 7 (unless of course you up grade by doing a simultaneous hardware upgrade - buying a new machine). The time involved is because of the degree of choice! There is always a balance between sa...
by davidf
08 Nov 2019 16:48
Forum: General Usage
Topic: FH Version 7
Replies: 20
Views: 726

Re: FH Version 7

I am repeatedly advised to upgrade to Windows 10. Please accept that my lovely Sony all in one desktop is not compatible. Bits and pieces may stop working if it is upgraded. I may well continue to use it as I have virus protection and we dont do tax or banking on line. Thought of trying Linux? Linu...
by davidf
08 Nov 2019 15:11
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Is there a recommendable layperson's guide to copyright, privacy, etc?
Replies: 5
Views: 263

Re: Is there a recommendable layperson's guide to copyright, privacy, etc?

Copyright -- obviously you own the copyright in any original material you've produced, and facts can't be copyrighted, but have you included an material written by others in your research (even a transcription of a source?) Do you have a photo of your parents' wedding day? Who owns the copyright in...
by davidf
08 Nov 2019 09:22
Forum: Research
Topic: Find My Past
Replies: 7
Views: 391

Re: Find My Past

They (FMP) used (a few years ago) also write to subscribers telling them that their subscriptions were being extended by the same number of days - which I thought was a nice touch.

Seem to have stopped doing so?
by davidf
05 Nov 2019 01:48
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Census entry if away from home
Replies: 21
Views: 734

Re: Census entry if away from home

I appreciate the point of recording the information as you say. But as an example, if a child is staying with his grandparents at one address and his parents at another if you record the information as you suggest the child would not be linked to his parents would they? Do we need to check that the...
by davidf
05 Nov 2019 01:43
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Reinstalling FH
Replies: 9
Views: 284

Re: Reinstalling FH

The password manager solution is not enough if you have a downloaded installation file instead of a CD. I suggest an archive as per the how_to:family_historian_installation_details#installation_archive|> Installation Archive advice. That archive folder should form part of your standard backup regim...
by davidf
04 Nov 2019 17:29
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Reinstalling FH
Replies: 9
Views: 284

Re: Reinstalling FH

Jane's intervention ("going above and beyond what FHUG does") should offer a solution to your immediate problem. (Most of us I suspect have suffered similar problems because you can never remember what happened years ago when you installed the software!) I address this problem through a feature of m...
by davidf
04 Nov 2019 15:49
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Census entry if away from home
Replies: 21
Views: 734

Re: Census entry if away from home

I think I am "stretching" towards thinking: Residence is an habitual "fact" - I am a UK resident, I could call my home "my residence", (a bit "grand" for a modest dwelling) Death notices often say "he died 'at his residence'" This is a key bit of information for family historians and distinct from a...
by davidf
04 Nov 2019 13:32
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Census entry if away from home
Replies: 21
Views: 734

Re: Census entry if away from home

FYI: GEDCOM Standard 5.5 definition says: RESI {RESIDENCE}:= The act of dwelling at an address for a period of time. GEDCOM Draft 5.5.1 definition says: RESI {RESIDENCE}:= An address or place of residence that a family or individual resided. So it is down to interpretation as to how long establishe...
by davidf
04 Nov 2019 12:34
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Census entry if away from home
Replies: 21
Views: 734

Re: Census entry if away from home

The other thing to remember is that there is an assumption behind, "away from home". Do we actually know he/she was "away from home" and that they were not actually "at home" for some reason - fostered or informally adopted out, major family breakdown, child actually living with their genetic father...
by davidf
03 Nov 2019 10:53
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Census entry if away from home
Replies: 21
Views: 734

Re: Census entry if away from home

... You may think the family is unrelated to the child, but it may turn out later that there is some relationship, otherwise why is he residing there? It is often worth recording details of the household where "strays" are found at a census. My GGF was a stray in an 1800's census, but it made sense...
by davidf
02 Nov 2019 12:42
Forum: General Usage
Topic: How to list Names that begin with Van ---
Replies: 8
Views: 394

Re: How to list Names that begin with Van ---

Is there an established view of how names like: Simon de Vere Michael du Bois Ursula von der Leyen William of Normandy Henry of Wales Herbert von Karajan Jacqueline du Pré Manuel de Falla Leonardo DiCaprio Leonardo di ser Perio da Vinci Charles de Batz-Castelmore d'Artagnan Should be entered? I woul...
by davidf
30 Oct 2019 13:07
Forum: Research
Topic: Online course just started
Replies: 10
Views: 615

Re: Online course just started

... but the student contact was too much like Facebook comments as the student discussion was not directed. There were some quite scathing personal comments ... This is a problem that I have seen with some FutureLearn courses (and more limited experience with other similar providers). On some cours...
by davidf
29 Oct 2019 16:34
Forum: Research
Topic: Online course just started
Replies: 10
Views: 615

Re: Online course just started

I have tended to find the ISOGG wiki "heavy going"

That rather points the finger at the likes of Leicester University? (Who do do some FutureLearn Courses)
by davidf
29 Oct 2019 16:08
Forum: Research
Topic: Online course just started
Replies: 10
Views: 615

Re: Online course just started

ColeValleyGirl wrote:
29 Oct 2019 15:58
... or a more detailed look at DNA.
Anyone know anyone in the likes of ISOGG? It's not just Universities who produce courses for Future Learn (and similar). Perhaps they might find the platform a useful education tool?
by davidf
29 Oct 2019 16:00
Forum: General
Topic: FH on Mac or Unix
Replies: 12
Views: 598

Re: FH on Mac or Unix

This highlights how things like Wine/Cross-over are temporary work-arounds until a native source can be found. They are temporary because we cannot guarantee that they will work with New versions of the OS on which we run them New versions of the software we want to run on them My OS (Linux - Ubuntu...
by davidf
29 Oct 2019 14:57
Forum: Research
Topic: Online course just started
Replies: 10
Views: 615

Online course just started

I notice the following (free) online course has just started: Genealogy: Researching Your Family Tree Develop an understanding of genealogy – how to research your family tree and share the results – with this free online course. It is run on the FutureLearn platform by Strathclyde University - both ...
by davidf
29 Oct 2019 14:46
Forum: General
Topic: FH on Mac or Unix
Replies: 12
Views: 598

Re: FH on Mac or Unix

Valkrider wrote:
29 Oct 2019 13:53
The problem for them is that Wine, which Crossover is a flavour of, does not run on the latest Mac OS as Wine is 32bit. Wine is working on a 64bit version as are Crossover.
Current status of 64bit Wine per WineHQ
by davidf
29 Oct 2019 13:00
Forum: General
Topic: FH on Mac or Unix
Replies: 12
Views: 598

Re: FH on Mac or Unix

... but there are not a lot of programs that cross all platforms that are not compromised in some way and I mean all over not just genealogy. Office: Libre Office, Open Office Browsers: Firefox, Opera, Chrome/Chromium Email: Thunderbird (which has met my needs for years so not explored others) Musi...
by davidf
28 Oct 2019 16:05
Forum: General
Topic: Interview with Simon Orde at Rootstech London
Replies: 8
Views: 845

Re: Interview with Simon Orde at Rootstech London

Or even a native Linux version - then I can retire WINE?
by davidf
20 Oct 2019 16:42
Forum: General
Topic: Any one coming to Rootstech?
Replies: 7
Views: 906

Re: Any one coming to Rootstech?

I first got an offer last April but, being elderly, one never knows for sure how things will be that far ahead. I know the feeling - but it is interesting to note that 25% discounts were available last week; possibly that was always planned or possibly ticket sales have been disappointing? I have n...