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by LornaCraig
11 Sep 2019 09:54
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Changing Fact Type from an Event to an Attribute
Replies: 9
Views: 373

Re: Changing Fact Type from an Event to an Attribute

You could use the Place field to record the court where the order was issued and add the other details in the Note field. I have a Movement Order fact set up (as an event) and put all the details in the Note field. This includes not only the from/to parish but also any background I have on why the p...
by LornaCraig
08 Sep 2019 20:17
Forum: Research
Topic: Reliability of Registrations and Certificates (E&W)
Replies: 4
Views: 250

Re: Reliability of Registrations and Certificates (E&W)

In answer to your first question, yes. I have a well documented case, though it took quite a lot of work to find all the evidence and work it out. It dates from the period 1913 to 1917. An unmarried woman whose surname was W gave birth to three illegitimate children. When she registered their births...
by LornaCraig
08 Sep 2019 11:29
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Images of Residences
Replies: 7
Views: 407

Re: Images of Residences

As others have said, much depends on the type of report you favour. If several family members lived at the same address, either simultaneously or at different times, you might want to have a photo of the house linked in some way to each of them. This is fine for Individual reports, and if the photos...
by LornaCraig
04 Sep 2019 09:56
Forum: Ancestral Sources
Topic: Ancestral Sources not updating FH6
Replies: 23
Views: 643

Re: Ancestral Sources not updating FH6

Open AS and use Tools > View Log Files . The next window will display the full file path of the gedcom which has been modified, and a list of the recent changes made. Does the file path match the path shown for your usual project in the FH Project window? Does the list of changes include the most re...
by LornaCraig
03 Sep 2019 19:35
Forum: Web Site Usage
Topic: FHUG on the move
Replies: 95
Views: 4597

Re: FHUG on the move

Bill, The prosilver heading viewed in Firefox looks like this: Prosilver.JPG I notice that in your screenshot after the two FAQ links you also have an MCP link (Moderators Control Panel) which shouldn't be there for non-moderators. I also notice that there is now, at the time of writing, a Metrolike...
by LornaCraig
28 Aug 2019 16:22
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Can Family Historian be simplified?
Replies: 17
Views: 1091

Re: Can Family Historian be simplified?

If you don't want to use the Focus window at all (and some of us don't, having used FH since before it was introduced) you can use Tools>Preferences>Startup and select the option to Display the Records Window instead of the Focus Window at Startup . You may find the Records window less distracting. ...
by LornaCraig
27 Aug 2019 16:25
Forum: General Usage
Topic: How Related Report
Replies: 3
Views: 430

Re: How Related Report

The report cannot show marriage dates but it does show each person's birth and death years, in the format "(nnnn-nnnn)", provided the option Dates with Names is selected on the Contents tab of the Report Options. (It should be selected by default.) On the Format tab of the Report Options there is a ...
by LornaCraig
27 Aug 2019 10:53
Forum: Web Site Usage
Topic: FHUG on the move
Replies: 95
Views: 4597

Re: FHUG on the move

The buttons should appear here (invisible in this screenshot).
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To change the colour scheme, click on your name at top right of the screen and select User Control Panel, then Board Preferences tab.
by LornaCraig
26 Aug 2019 16:24
Forum: Web Site Usage
Topic: FHUG on the move
Replies: 95
Views: 4597

Re: FHUG on the move

Reverting to the subject of the invisible buttons (Edit, Delete, etc) these are now visible on my laptop running Windows 10 but still not visible on my desktop running Windows 7. Both using Firefox 68.0.2. A week ago they were not visible on the laptop either, so something has changed but there seem...
by LornaCraig
19 Aug 2019 09:20
Forum: Research
Topic: Claverdon & Norton Lindsey parishes, Warwickshire - duplicated records?
Replies: 7
Views: 404

Re: Claverdon & Norton Lindsey parishes, Warwickshire - duplicated records?

I have seen some cases where two parishes were connected, either because one was annexed to the other or because one was temporarily without a clergyman and its services were performed by the minister from the other parish. The bap/marriage/burial records in the original two PRs were distinct but th...
by LornaCraig
18 Aug 2019 09:31
Forum: Web Site Usage
Topic: FHUG on the move
Replies: 95
Views: 4597

Re: FHUG on the move

Still no change here. As previously mentioned, the button icons are white so don't show against the white background, but I can make them appear (in orange) one at a time by moving the mouse over the apparently blank area. So the buttons are usable but only if you know they are there.
by LornaCraig
16 Aug 2019 23:58
Forum: Web Site Usage
Topic: FHUG on the move
Replies: 95
Views: 4597

Re: FHUG on the move

I can see the buttons with Internet Explorer but not with Firefox (my usual browser).
However in Firefox I can get them to show one at a time if I move the mouse over the area. This is the same on both desktop and laptop.
by LornaCraig
13 Aug 2019 19:52
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Ancestors by Generation Narrative: exclude spouse and children for the focus person
Replies: 9
Views: 567

Re: Ancestors by Generation Narrative: exclude spouse and children for the focus person

Use the Report Options>Main tab. To exclude Record IDs, untick the Record ID item (this is not ticked by default). To exclude children, untick the Child Events/Attributes option. (You may want to leave the Ancestors' Children option ticked) The Marriage Events/Attributes section can be set to Exclud...
by LornaCraig
09 Aug 2019 12:16
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Family Historian Icons
Replies: 2
Views: 251

Re: Family Historian Icons

The icons in the toolbar can be enlarged, using Tools>Preferences>Display>Toolbar Size. However this won't affect the size of the icons in the More column of the Property Box (see my reply to your other post).
by LornaCraig
09 Aug 2019 12:12
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Property Box, Facts tab, More column
Replies: 4
Views: 373

Re: Property Box, Facts tab, More column

Sorry, I don't think there is any way of making those particular icons larger or darker. There are options to change the size of the toolbar icons (Tools>Preferences>Display) or to change the overall colour scheme to High Contrast in some areas (Tools>Preferences>General>Colour Scheme) or to adjust ...
by LornaCraig
08 Aug 2019 21:08
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Property Box, Facts tab, More column
Replies: 4
Views: 373

Re: Property Box, Facts tab, More column

If you have entered a note for a fact there should be a yellow icon like a notepad in the More column. Witnesses and Media have other icons. This is an extract from the FH Help files:
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by LornaCraig
30 Jul 2019 15:56
Forum: Web Site Usage
Topic: FHUG website slow
Replies: 14
Views: 834

Re: FHUG website slow

Yes, it's been quite patchy. About half an hour ago it was very slow here but seems to be back to normal now.
by LornaCraig
30 Jul 2019 14:51
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Making one comprehensive chart
Replies: 7
Views: 581

Re: Making one comprehensive chart

As Jane says, the All Relatives diagram is the best start. There are various ways of moving boxes and branches to save space using the Movement Control Box (click the second icon from the right in the diagram toolbar, then click the Help button in the box for further guidance). Once you have arrange...
by LornaCraig
26 Jul 2019 16:50
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Prefixes and Nicknames
Replies: 7
Views: 1410

Re: Prefixes and Nicknames

It's there, and has been for a long time. Click more.. next to the Name field in the Property Box to get the Titles & Names dialog. Then click the Help button for more information.
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by LornaCraig
22 Jul 2019 19:22
Forum: Research
Topic: 'O.S.P.O.VY.M.S Raconia' - What does it mean?
Replies: 11
Views: 773

Re: 'O.S.P.O.VY.M.S Raconia' - What does it mean?

Rather than VY could it be H ? Then the last bit would be HMS Raconia/Laconia. According to Wikipedia there was an RMS Laconia, which on 4 September 1939 was requisitioned by the Admiralty and converted into an armed merchant cruiser. I don't know if that would have converted it from RMS to HMS. Edi...
by LornaCraig
19 Jul 2019 13:29
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Surname list and count per project
Replies: 10
Views: 577

Re: Surname list and count per project

There is a plugin called Surname Summary Report written by Jane, which gives totals for each surname with the earliest and latest dates for each. It doesn't count males and females separately but could probably be modified to do so.
by LornaCraig
28 Jun 2019 14:36
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Cannot install Plugin problem
Replies: 12
Views: 554

Re: Cannot install Plugin problem

We've had a discussion about product registration before, including the fact that some of us don't see these details, even though we have definitely registered. See this topic: Question on registration info in Help > About (16615)
by LornaCraig
24 Jun 2019 16:05
Forum: General
Topic: 1939 Register
Replies: 13
Views: 936

Re: 1939 Register

it's bugged me every time I cited a 1939 image because I was saying "Item" and not knowing what on earth it meant... This is from Findmypast: The National Archives' reference number is a unique identifier for a record or images of a record. It consists of a Piece number and Item number. An example ...
by LornaCraig
15 Jun 2019 10:14
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Change Focus window to that shown in property box
Replies: 23
Views: 1278

Re: Change Focus window to that shown in property box

There is a need for consistency here. I work from diagrams. The interaction between diagrams and the Property Box works in the same way as that between the Focus Window and the Property Box. If you change the individual in the Property Box by any means other than selecting them in the diagram, the i...
by LornaCraig
08 Jun 2019 13:52
Forum: Importing and Exporting
Topic: import same-sex partner from TMG to FH
Replies: 12
Views: 806

Re: import same-sex partner from TMG to FH

When you identified two people as married, did you do it by creating a marriage event? If so the existence of the event overrides the marriage status as set on the main tab of the Property Box. If you now delete the marriage event (on the Facts tab for one of the Individuals) you should find that th...