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by jmurphy
30 Jan 2020 03:00
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: map life facts
Replies: 4
Views: 370

Re: map life facts

Thanks, Mike!
by jmurphy
22 Jan 2020 20:57
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Ancestry Tree tags vs. Family Historian
Replies: 5
Views: 892

Re: Ancestry Tree tags vs. Family Historian

D'oh! I had forgotten about the Research Planner Plugin. :oops:

I've now looked at the article in the KB https://www.fhug.org.uk/wiki/wiki/doku. ... ch_planner and I'll use that as a guide for all my task-oriented tagging.
by jmurphy
22 Jan 2020 20:56
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: map life facts
Replies: 4
Views: 370

Re: map life facts

The Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) lists two cemeteries named Glenwood in Minnesota. Feature Name ID Class County State Latitude Longitude Ele(ft) Map BGN Date Entry Date Glenwood Cemetery 644186 Cemetery Blue Earth MN 440920N 0935855W 991 Mankato East - 11-JAN-1980 Glenwood Cemetery 644...
by jmurphy
13 Jan 2020 00:12
Forum: General
Topic: GEDCOM 5.5.1 Standard Release Nov 2019
Replies: 21
Views: 2303

Re: GEDCOM 5.5.1 Standard Release Nov 2019

For information about Family Tree Maker, take a look at Keith Ruggle's series Family Tree Maker to GEDCOM to Other Apps Crosswalk (Updated 26 Oct 2019) on Genealogy Tools.com. Keith started the series when Ancestry dropped the Windows version of FTM but before it was picked up by its new developer. ...
by jmurphy
13 Jan 2020 00:03
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Only Child
Replies: 10
Views: 886

Re: Only Child

This is the kind of thing I would flag on an Ancestry online tree with one of the MyTreeTags (TM). I'm pondering how to transfer my Ancestry Tags to Family Historian -- see this thread: 17357|Ancestry Tree tags vs. Family Historian Ancestry's current set of Relationship tags: Adopted Into this Famil...
by jmurphy
12 Jan 2020 23:36
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Ancestry Tree tags vs. Family Historian
Replies: 5
Views: 892

Re: Ancestry Tree tags vs. Family Historian

Thanks to all!

I'll have to review all my tags and consider what's best as I transfer my data over.
by jmurphy
11 Jan 2020 06:28
Forum: Web Site Usage
Topic: Weekly Bulletin
Replies: 5
Views: 1170

Re: Weekly Bulletin

Jane, this is awesome! Thanks so much.
by jmurphy
11 Jan 2020 02:19
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Ancestry Tree tags vs. Family Historian
Replies: 5
Views: 892

Ancestry Tree tags vs. Family Historian

Lately I've been doing "quick and dirty" work online via Ancestry's online tree system, entering data into Family Historian later, once I've had a chance to properly analyze things. Ancestry introduced MyTreeTags (tm) where we can tag profiles with things like Military service, direct ancestor, etc....
by jmurphy
10 Jan 2020 02:20
Forum: General
Topic: RootsWeb [FHU] Mailing List to end
Replies: 8
Views: 849

Re: RootsWeb [FHU] Mailing List to end

I don't envy any of the mailing list admins. Admin: "Let's move to Facebook" Some users: "Ew no I won't go there" Admin: "Let's move to Google Groups" Some users: "Ew no I hate Google" Users: "Some of my groups are going to Groups.io" Users: "Are you sure? It's pricey and who are those people?" Etc....
by jmurphy
08 Jan 2020 20:43
Forum: General
Topic: RootsWeb [FHU] Mailing List to end
Replies: 8
Views: 849

Re: RootsWeb [FHU] Mailing List to end

In all the uproar about the Lists going away, it has been a comfort knowing that FH users at least won't have to scramble to find somewhere else to go -- we already have a wonderful robust forum. What we will be losing is an avenue for outreach. The mailing list was good for answering simple questio...
by jmurphy
08 Jan 2020 20:15
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Grandchild, parent unknown
Replies: 11
Views: 781

Re: Grandchild, parent unknown

For linking grandparents and grandchildren, I don't like to use a dummy parent. Sometimes I add unnamed children to a tree because of a child count in a census, or because of un-named survivors in an obituary (as a reminder that there may be more people to look for). Suppose now I that I have done s...
by jmurphy
21 Aug 2019 17:22
Forum: General
Topic: I Quit FH for TMG
Replies: 36
Views: 4986

Re: I Quit FH for TMG

It is my understanding that the Master Source in other programs would consist of the high-level data such as the details for the 1930 US Federal Census (Microcopy publication T626, Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930, n number of microfilm rolls) which is common to all the census entries, an...
by jmurphy
01 Apr 2019 15:40
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Couple in between siblings.. help
Replies: 12
Views: 1602

Re: Couple in between siblings.. help

Much as I hate to steer people away from using Family Historian, I'll toss out a couple of suggestions for other diagramming tools. Tony Proctor's SVG was designed for people drawing trees for blog posts. I haven't used it yet, so I don't know what features if any it has for displaying charts for pr...
by jmurphy
01 Apr 2019 15:31
Forum: General Usage
Topic: FH vs others
Replies: 10
Views: 1611

Re: FH vs others

The only program I am aware of (edit: I didn't know about using TNG until I read the previous post) that offers this kind of option is Ancestral Quest, which has a collaboration feature. I used Ancestral Quest as a solo user before I abandoned it in favor of Family Historian 3. No one else in my fam...
by jmurphy
01 Apr 2019 15:12
Forum: Ancestral Sources
Topic: Problems with extended families in AS
Replies: 25
Views: 3099

Re: Problems with extended families in AS

@ jmurphy Quote: "I was struggling about how to enter the children in my tree. Should I list the girl's uncle as her stepfather as well as leaving the uncle/niece relationship intact? What about the twins -- should I include their adoptive family?" STEP RELATIONSHIPS: The girl's Uncle was/is defini...
by jmurphy
09 Mar 2019 21:45
Forum: Ancestral Sources
Topic: Problems with extended families in AS
Replies: 25
Views: 3099

Re: Problems with extended families in AS

... in the case of step relationships I don't usually record these relationships as such in FH because it is clear from diagrams or the Focus window that a child is descended from only one of the couple ... At risk of diverting off on a tangent, I would record children as step-children (to one pare...
by jmurphy
09 Mar 2019 21:09
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Evidence Explained citations and Evidentia
Replies: 36
Views: 6444

Re: Evidence Explained citations and Evidentia

A couple of thoughts. I bought Evidence! quite a while ago now, and I haven't done a side-by-side comparison with the material in EE. You may want the little Evidence! as well as EE to see the development of ESM's thinking on analyzing evidence. Just as we look at sources and pay attention to the da...
by jmurphy
20 Feb 2019 03:16
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Evidence Explained citations and Evidentia
Replies: 36
Views: 6444

Re: Evidence Explained citations and Evidentia

If you've got EE itself, you may not need Evidence! -- there will be a lot of overlap with the first two chapters of EE. But I do think ESM's article "Working with Historical Evidence" is important because it shows her argument of why the older systems of evidence analysis like what you learned in t...
by jmurphy
23 Jan 2019 02:08
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Evidence Explained citations and Evidentia
Replies: 36
Views: 6444

Yes, EE is expensive -- I compromise by getting every other edition as an e-book. I have Evidence! (the slim white book) and EE 3rd Edition in hardcover, and EE 2nd Edition and EE 3 rev in e-editions. That way I can read EE 3rd edition in relative comfort and then refer to EE 3rd revised to see what...
by jmurphy
23 Jan 2019 01:38
Forum: General
Topic: Ancestry DNA tests
Replies: 11
Views: 2220

Re: Ancestry DNA tests

In most cases I can identify a common ancestor. Does this mean that I can be fairly sure that the line from me to the common ancestor is established? if you're talking about simply comparing any one 4th-cousin match and you, then the answer is probably NO. Ancestry has "Shared Ancestor Hints" too b...
by jmurphy
29 Aug 2018 02:21
Forum: Importing and Exporting
Topic: Using Clooz with Family Historian (Legacy import)
Replies: 14
Views: 6134

Re: Using Clooz with Family Historian (Legacy import)

One of the things I haven't really worked out yet is whether I want to send information from Clooz to FH, or carry on as I was, using Ancestral Sources. And what was the conclusion? At the moment, I'm leaning strongly towards keeping each program separate, even if it means duplicate data entry. How...
by jmurphy
24 Aug 2018 22:20
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Find Census Information to enter into Ancestral Sources
Replies: 21
Views: 3175

Re: Find Census Information to enter into Ancestral Sources

As well as the excellent guide to Reg Districts at UKBMD, I also use A Vision of Britain when I need to clarify a jurisdiction.
by jmurphy
19 Aug 2018 23:37
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Evidence Explained citations and Evidentia
Replies: 36
Views: 6444

Re: Evidence Explained citations and Evidentia

Genealogy - Essential Research Mathos, by Helen Osborn, and Family History Nuts and Bolts. Problem solving through family reconstruction techniques, 3rd edition, by Andrew Todd. I don't know how these compare to Evidence Explained, but from the foregoing discussions I expect they cover similar grou...
by jmurphy
27 Jun 2018 22:39
Forum: General
Topic: Ancestry search hints
Replies: 14
Views: 3521

Re: Ancestry search hints

Late to the party, but Ancestry does have a 'place authority' of known (to it) places, which can sometimes be wrong. If you find something woefully wrong, report it and (one hopes) it can be fixed. This is one of my peeves -- that websites will use a place authority and not say what the underlying s...
by jmurphy
27 Jun 2018 22:18
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Evidence Explained citations and Evidentia
Replies: 36
Views: 6444

Re: Evidence Explained citations and Evidentia

I'd like to point out three things about Evidence Explained that get overlooked a lot of the time, in the heat of discussion. The first -- on page 10 of the 2012 edition (not the most recent, I know, but it's the one I have as an ebook and therefore easiest to copy from), Elizabeth Shown Mills says:...