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by ColeValleyGirl
12 Oct 2019 13:26
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Windows Virtual Desktop
Replies: 11
Views: 385

Re: Windows Virtual Desktop

I understand that Mervyn, but I suspect there is so such thing as an 'average' family history researcher.
by ColeValleyGirl
12 Oct 2019 12:42
Forum: General Usage
Topic: My Heritage Hints not working
Replies: 17
Views: 865

Re: My Heritage Hints not working

I'm ceasing my Data Subscription as well -- but only because their datasets don't offer much of relevance to my research that other sites don't offer. I am maintaining a Tree Subscription so I can continue to use the DNA facilities.
by ColeValleyGirl
12 Oct 2019 12:03
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Windows Virtual Desktop
Replies: 11
Views: 385

Re: Windows Virtual Desktop

Mervyn, I use a lot more than those tools -- If I went that route, I would have to give up on Scrivener, Scapple, Ancestral Sources, Family Historian + plugins, all my DNA analysis tools, all my website development tools, Help file development tools, my scanner... and those are just the things I use...
by ColeValleyGirl
11 Oct 2019 12:12
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Windows Virtual Desktop
Replies: 11
Views: 385

Re: Windows Virtual Desktop

Amazon sell a similar service already but when I investigated it, it looked more complex...

I thunk if I was to go the route of a cloud-based computer, it would be to do the data-mining associated with DNA --downloads/analysis can take days -- and keep the routine stuff locally.
by ColeValleyGirl
11 Oct 2019 11:21
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Windows Virtual Desktop
Replies: 11
Views: 385

Re: Windows Virtual Desktop

Probably, but it doesn't seem to be available to consumers yet unless you have a very unusual licence on your home PC.
by ColeValleyGirl
10 Oct 2019 16:22
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Born out of wedlock
Replies: 31
Views: 540

Re: Born out of wedlock

The FAMily record is used to record marriages, common law marriages, and family unions caused by two people becoming the parents of a child Depends on whether they use Oxford commas or not. (And of course nowhere in the spec is that made clear.) Is this "marriages common law marriages and family un...
by ColeValleyGirl
10 Oct 2019 15:33
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Born out of wedlock
Replies: 31
Views: 540

Re: Born out of wedlock

So No child == No family. Which is of course nonsens if you're doing Family History rather than a narrow lineage-based genealogy.
by ColeValleyGirl
10 Oct 2019 14:04
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Born out of wedlock
Replies: 31
Views: 540

Re: Born out of wedlock

That is why "couples" is an unsuitable term because the Family record defines more than couple relationships.
But Family events only include the couple...

It is, shall we say, less than optimal.
by ColeValleyGirl
10 Oct 2019 13:35
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Born out of wedlock
Replies: 31
Views: 540

Re: Born out of wedlock

Helen, have you managed to find any branch of your family which is/was conventional? Loads of them -- lines of ag labs and miners stretching back in serried ranks of ordinariness, spiced up occasionally with Baptist ministers and pawn-brokers and Victorian photographers. Hatched matched and dispatc...
by ColeValleyGirl
10 Oct 2019 13:04
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Born out of wedlock
Replies: 31
Views: 540

Re: Born out of wedlock

Female Head of Household and footman?
Unlikely, as they lived in a succession of two-up/two-down Birmingham terraced houses and/or back-to-backs. :D

But they might be aunt and nephew, or something like that.... the ages fit and there's a whole segment of my tree hidden until I can find her birth.
by ColeValleyGirl
10 Oct 2019 13:02
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Born out of wedlock
Replies: 31
Views: 540

Re: Born out of wedlock

What would be the equivalent relationship of Charles to Mary Ann :?: Maybe she's his "sugar-mummy"? It may be worth noting that on all the electoral registers, she is named first -- whereas in all the other entries I've looked at the Property Owner or head of the household (usually Male if there's ...
by ColeValleyGirl
10 Oct 2019 11:45
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Born out of wedlock
Replies: 31
Views: 540

Re: Born out of wedlock

I do the same as Lorna -- record the marriage ceremony, and clarify with a note. For example... The descendants of Alice Vincent have always known that the husband in her first marriage had committed bigamy, which would explain the misleading details on his marriage certificate (age, name and father...
by ColeValleyGirl
08 Oct 2019 14:20
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Occupation - Date
Replies: 13
Views: 421

Re: Occupation - Date

I always record exactly what the source document says, even if there might be a 'standardised' occupation -- in line with my principles of always sticking to the text in the source. I might add a note clarifying what the source says, but in the fact value I try not to interpret the source, just repo...
by ColeValleyGirl
07 Oct 2019 06:19
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Installing FH on New Win10 Computer
Replies: 22
Views: 640

Re: Installing FH on New Win10 Computer

Did you save a copy of the file you originally downloaded? If not, you will have to ask Calico Pie to resend it.
by ColeValleyGirl
06 Oct 2019 16:47
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Running FH on two computers
Replies: 17
Views: 465

Re: Running FH on two computers

If I follow the instructions for the OneDrive/Google but use a flash pen instead, would this work? Well, yes, in principle but please consider... what happens if you drop your flash pen down the toilet (genealogical inspiration can strike anywhere)/little Johnnie buries it in the garden and can't r...
by ColeValleyGirl
06 Oct 2019 14:37
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Running FH on two computers
Replies: 17
Views: 465

Re: Running FH on two computers

Colin, agreed (and it's what I do) but may be (1) unnecessary expenditure and (2) a technology step too far.
by ColeValleyGirl
06 Oct 2019 14:32
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Running FH on two computers
Replies: 17
Views: 465

Re: Running FH on two computers

Both Google Drive and OneDrive will do the job seamlessly, except for custom Facts (and the Backup and Restore Plugin will help with that.) I'm a little cautious about using a Windows 7 PC for browsing and email as security updates will end for it next year (2020) at which point it will be safest no...
by ColeValleyGirl
06 Oct 2019 13:07
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Running FH on two computers
Replies: 17
Views: 465

Re: Running FH on two computers

Sharing data via a USB stick is one way to go, but you do need to think about customizations. If they don't matter, and you're happy to transfer the data manually via the USB stick, and you're not confident about using OneDrive, then it's a very simple way to work, but you do run the risk of ending ...
by ColeValleyGirl
06 Oct 2019 13:04
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Running FH on two computers
Replies: 17
Views: 465

Re: Running FH on two computers

More questions: are all your media files stored within your project? Or are they elsewhere on your hard disk? How much customization have you done within fH on your Win10 PC -- diagrams, queries, property box tabs...? And how much of that customization do you want to appear on you Win7 PC? Please as...
by ColeValleyGirl
06 Oct 2019 12:20
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Running FH on two computers
Replies: 17
Views: 465

Re: Running FH on two computers

If you have OneDrive (depending on how big your project(s) is/are) that might be the solution. Is it installed on your W7 PC? (As always) I'm going to continue with some questions. How big are your projects? How familiar are you with OneDrive? Do you know how much OneDrive storage you have? How much...
by ColeValleyGirl
06 Oct 2019 11:57
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Disappearing Home Person and Spouse
Replies: 14
Views: 329

Re: Disappearing Home Person and Spouse

P.S. Time and advice no trouble at all!
by ColeValleyGirl
06 Oct 2019 11:39
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Disappearing Home Person and Spouse
Replies: 14
Views: 329

Re: Disappearing Home Person and Spouse

I'm sure your wife would have been delighted to marry you as many times as you wanted, but once makes things simpler, genealogically speaking! Yes, I think you can safely save -- and a new file name might be prudent -- or perhaps make a 'safety copy' of the whole project (using Windows File Explorer...
by ColeValleyGirl
06 Oct 2019 10:24
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Disappearing Home Person and Spouse
Replies: 14
Views: 329

Re: Disappearing Home Person and Spouse

I can see there that you're 'married' to your wife twice (in her two different incarnations)!? I think the thing to do next is to revert to a Snapshot just before you tried merging the old tree -- that should get you back to the 'original' problem and we can work from there -- do you agree? If you, ...
by ColeValleyGirl
06 Oct 2019 08:39
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Disappearing Home Person and Spouse
Replies: 14
Views: 329

Re: Disappearing Home Person and Spouse

Is you son actually set as the file root? If so, what happens if you change that to yourself (the first incarnation, so to speak). Can you navigate to yourself in the Focus window? Also, do you have Snapshots enabled? (Tools > Preferences > File Load/Save?). And do you have any snapshots saved -- on...
by ColeValleyGirl
05 Oct 2019 19:07
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Occupation - Date
Replies: 13
Views: 421

Re: Occupation - Date

I record it with a 'before' date if I have no better information to go on.