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by ColeValleyGirl
19 Jun 2019 06:18
Forum: General
Topic: To Do List
Replies: 4
Views: 53

Re: To Do List

I can't find my notes now, but I looked at ToDo when William first suggested it and concluded that -- for me at least -- it isn't mature enough to replace ToDoist (which I currently use). In particular there's meta-data that doesn't transfer from OUtlook on the desktop to the Android version, so the...
by ColeValleyGirl
18 Jun 2019 16:10
Forum: Research
Topic: Workhouses and Census's
Replies: 5
Views: 77

Re: Workhouses and Census's

I'm assuming you've checked if there's anything helpful on http://www.workhouses.org.uk/records/census.shtml ?

In particular, if you have access to Ancestry the search tip of including "Norwich workhouse" in the search seems to work.
by ColeValleyGirl
15 Jun 2019 17:28
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Change Focus window to that shown in property box
Replies: 23
Views: 579

Re: Change Focus window to that shown in property box

Evelyn, The earlier versions of FH worked either form the records list or a diagram to the Property Box. To add a parent for somebody who doesn't already have one, clicking on the Blue up arrow in the Property Box gives you the option to add a parent; if you want to add an additional (set) of parent...
by ColeValleyGirl
15 Jun 2019 11:51
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Change Focus window to that shown in property box
Replies: 23
Views: 579

Re: Change Focus window to that shown in property box

I don't use highlighting in the Focus window at all... I find it distracting, and it doesn't tell me anything useful, especially as I rarely use the focus window to do data entry, just to provide family context on an individual. Which is nothing more than another piece of anecdata demonstrating that...
by ColeValleyGirl
14 Jun 2019 18:32
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Change Focus window to that shown in property box
Replies: 23
Views: 579

Re: Change Focus window to that shown in property box

To be fair, the number of people commenting that they have mis-entered data isn't a good indication of whether it's a problem -- how many people have never mentioned it because they've never made that mistake? We can't know. I'd positively dislike the behaviour being described, as I've previously sa...
by ColeValleyGirl
13 Jun 2019 15:18
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Change Focus window to that shown in property box
Replies: 23
Views: 579

Re: Change Focus window to that shown in property box

Have you tried the Display In Focus Window icon (magnifying glass) at the top of the Property box?

Re synchronisation, I often want to see an individual's details in the Property Box and some context in the Focus Window, not the same information in two places.
by ColeValleyGirl
07 Jun 2019 14:06
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Step child entry
Replies: 13
Views: 399

Re: Step child entry

This is a matter of personal choice and (you know what I'm going to say) depends on how you want the output to look. I only add the children to their birth parents, for simplicity, but if there are individuals in your family who want to see the data presented with them in both families, you may migh...
by ColeValleyGirl
07 Jun 2019 10:14
Forum: Web Site Usage
Topic: Problem with notifications
Replies: 6
Views: 291

Re: Problem with notifications

As one data point, I edit my own posts quite often.
by ColeValleyGirl
06 Jun 2019 12:05
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Data Entry, Tools & Guides
Replies: 24
Views: 713

Re: Data Entry, Tools & Guides

No, but only because it's shown that way in the instructions I have written for myself on how to produce my website ;)
by ColeValleyGirl
06 Jun 2019 11:18
Forum: General
Topic: Windows 10 upgrade questions
Replies: 15
Views: 2229

Re: Windows 10 upgrade questions

I have a 34" Ultrawide monitor and find I can have FH and a second window open and legible side by side -- and even three windows open in columns for some activities. Still pricey though.
by ColeValleyGirl
06 Jun 2019 11:14
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Data Entry, Tools & Guides
Replies: 24
Views: 713

Re: Data Entry, Tools & Guides

I presume FH removes the Living flag once I create a Death event? No, you have to do it manually. There is a a plugins:help:clean_living_persons:clean_living_persons|> Clean Living Persons Plugin that can be very useful when publishing your data -- just remember to run it on a COPY OF YOUR PROJECT ...
by ColeValleyGirl
05 Jun 2019 08:45
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Documentation
Replies: 3
Views: 203

Re: Documentation

For Lua Plugins intended for FH users, the documentation goes into the Knowledge Base > Family Historian Plugins under the End User Guide in Plugin Help and Advice for published Plugins, or Work In Progress Plugins under development This is of course not written in stone. My documentation goes in H...
by ColeValleyGirl
05 Jun 2019 07:28
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Documentation
Replies: 3
Views: 203

Re: Documentation

I use CHM for User Documentation because I already have a very good (and very expensive) tool for creating them, and I'm pretty familiar with using it. I don't think I'd recommend it if you aren't already set up to do it. Haven't tried ldoc so can't comment. I've used Luarocks occasionally, to acqui...
by ColeValleyGirl
05 Jun 2019 07:13
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Data Entry, Tools & Guides
Replies: 24
Views: 713

Re: Data Entry, Tools & Guides

Geocoding- Don't think that will be happening any time soon, most of my family over the spread of 100 years were miners who were born and lived at collieries that no longer exist, houses and streets. and the 150 years before that stayed in villages with about 4 streets. So unless geocoding works on...
by ColeValleyGirl
04 Jun 2019 15:54
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Data Entry, Tools & Guides
Replies: 24
Views: 713

Re: Stopping Age Count

I'm not Mike, but I'll bite. Are you going to use geocoding for your places? Because you can't geocode addresses, so if geocoding becomes something you want to use, you'll want to put everything in the Place field and not use Addresses; or you might to use Address but duplicate it in the Place as we...
by ColeValleyGirl
03 Jun 2019 05:14
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Source help
Replies: 86
Views: 2546

Re: Source help

If you want to keep track of work still to do with a particular source, adding it to a Named List might suit you: Knowledge Base > Named Lists
by ColeValleyGirl
02 Jun 2019 13:12
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Source help
Replies: 86
Views: 2546

Re: Source help

Surely a citation for someone's name is linked to a person. No. It's linked to their name, not to the whole INDI record. The Gedcom Personal Name structure is (emphasis mine): PERSONAL_NAME_STRUCTURE: = n NAME <NAME_PERSONAL> {1:1} +1 NPFX <NAME_PIECE_PREFIX> {0:1} +1 GIVN <NAME_PIECE_GIVEN> {0:1} ...
by ColeValleyGirl
01 Jun 2019 19:42
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Source help
Replies: 86
Views: 2546

Re: Source help

I kind of agree with this quote to a point. The instructions to registrars said that they should record the residence of participants in the marriage at the time of marriage -- not the residence of their fathers. Yes, the participants might have given their momentary residence/lied/etc. but you can...
by ColeValleyGirl
01 Jun 2019 13:03
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Source help
Replies: 86
Views: 2546

Where to Record It; in FAMILY HISTORIAN

My booklet of Where to Record It; in FAMILY HISTORIAN [sic] has arrived -- 28 pages including 3 cover pages for £3.95 plus postage -- the MyHistory catalog that arrived with it was 64 pages, by comparison. (I do hope I didn't pay for that postage as well but I suspect I did. ) The booklet advises ho...
by ColeValleyGirl
26 May 2019 15:08
Forum: Research
Topic: The Theory of Eight
Replies: 22
Views: 799

Re: The Theory of Eight

Oh, bigamists -- at least my grandfather re-used his first name and surname and invented a middle initial, so didn't complicate these matters...
by ColeValleyGirl
26 May 2019 11:35
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: require issue.
Replies: 10
Views: 408

Re: require issue.

If you're not running Lua from within FH, the FH API isn't available. So ZeroBrane will throw that message up during Analyze. Re fully tested, depends how complex your 'modules' are -- mine tend to consist of very atomic functions so I can (and do) construct detailed test scripts that include all ed...
by ColeValleyGirl
25 May 2019 17:10
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: require issue.
Replies: 10
Views: 408

Re: require issue.

I agree with Jane about 'fully tested'. However, most of my 'modules' are needed for published plugins, so can't be real modules.
by ColeValleyGirl
25 May 2019 17:09
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Source help
Replies: 86
Views: 2546

Re: Source help

I sympathise as well, because there's a wealth of contradictory advice out there -- probably because there is no one true path! I have a copy of Getting it Right: The definitive Guide to Recording Family History Accurately by Mary H. Slawson , 2002. It has 236 pages (so a bit longer than William Cle...
by ColeValleyGirl
25 May 2019 12:12
Forum: Research
Topic: The Theory of Eight
Replies: 22
Views: 799

Re: The Theory of Eight

Picture of my great-greats... Absolutely none -- is there a gene for being allergic to cameras? If so, both sides of my family have it. I have a few pictures of my parents, and a single picture of my maternal grandmother (received when I made unexpected contact with a cousin on that branch of the fa...
by ColeValleyGirl
25 May 2019 10:00
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Source help
Replies: 86
Views: 2546

Re: Source help

The booklet was specially written for My History. William Clegg has also written a similar booklet for them on Family Tree Maker...

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