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by LornaCraig
13 Nov 2019 16:11
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

In answer to one of Mike's earlier questons about creating a backup when closing FH, the OP said
I do not use it but I I select import/export choice.
This might explain why there is a free-standing (exported) gedcom.
by LornaCraig
11 Nov 2019 13:23
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Copying records from one gedcom file to another Gedcom file
Replies: 8
Views: 423

Re: Copying records from one gedcom file to another Gedcom file

Did you export the records for those 'additional children' from Gedcom A to Gedcom C? If you only exported their parents but no details in the parents' own individual records have changed that explains the null merge.
by LornaCraig
08 Nov 2019 14:09
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Correcting Address Errors
Replies: 3
Views: 202

Re: Correcting Address Errors

Hi Julie, Can you confirm that you are still using V5, as shown in your profile, and that you are definitely talking about Addresses, not Places ? In V6 any unused Address simply disappears from the list, and as far as I can remember this was also true in V5. If you are using V6 and are referring to...
by LornaCraig
05 Nov 2019 14:06
Forum: General Usage
Topic: My Heritage Hints not working
Replies: 29
Views: 2027

Re: My Heritage Hints not working

But you don't need to have a tree of your own on MyHeritage at all to use the FH internet matching. The hints are supposed to indicate whether any records in your FH project match any records in the MyHeritage databases. These may be in their historical records or in trees which other people have cr...
by LornaCraig
25 Oct 2019 15:02
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Need help making a query
Replies: 9
Views: 480

Re: Need help making a query

Nikki, As Helen has said, there are many ways of doing things and if your method works for you that's fine, as long as you are consistent in your approach. But before you go too far down the route of using the Place field purely for a cemetery name (or perhaps a building name), you might want to con...
by LornaCraig
24 Oct 2019 19:40
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Lost Custom Diagram Settings
Replies: 8
Views: 560

Re: Lost Custom Diagram Settings

Does the change affect all diagram types? Had you recently experimented with different settings and forgotten to untick 'Save as Default'? That could do it. If you have any saved Charts which use your preferred settings you could reset things by opening one of them, and in Diagram Options check Save...
by LornaCraig
22 Oct 2019 09:09
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Relationship to Root
Replies: 3
Views: 428

Re: Relationship to Root

Roger's reply assumes the the whole Relationship to Root column has disappeared, but I don't think that is the case because you say "there is nothing showing under the Relationship to Root column". I assume the column is there but it appears to be empty. If the problem has been caused because you ha...
by LornaCraig
16 Oct 2019 13:38
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Can I produce a copy of a Descendent family tree?
Replies: 8
Views: 890

Re: Can i produce a copy of a Decendent family tree?

Can you clarify what you mean by "one line of my family tree using the furthest descendant" ? Did you mean "earliest ancestor" (with all their descendants)? Or do you want one line from an ancestor to their furthest (most recent) descendant, without any extra side branches? The method Valkrider has ...
by LornaCraig
15 Oct 2019 23:31
Forum: Ancestral Sources
Topic: 32bit or 64 bit AS
Replies: 8
Views: 780

Re: 32bit or 64 bit AS

This is ambiguous and I think it should be phrased differently: The only rule is that 32-bit AS must be installed in a 32-bit version of Windows. On a first reading this appears to mean that 32-bit AS it can be installed only in 32-bit Windows. In fact it can be installed in either 32-bit or 64-bit ...
by LornaCraig
15 Oct 2019 21:55
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Toolbar Font Size
Replies: 4
Views: 525

Re: Toolbar Font Size

Hi Julie, This is probably caused by having a higher resolution screen on you new laptop. In V6 you can use Tools>Preferences>Display and adjust the toolbar size to compensate for this, but I don't think that option was available in V5. You might be able to adjust the Windows personalisation on the ...
by LornaCraig
15 Oct 2019 19:28
Forum: Ancestral Sources
Topic: 32bit or 64 bit AS
Replies: 8
Views: 780

Re: 32bit or 64 bit AS

tatewise wrote:
15 Oct 2019 18:53
The only rule is that 32-bit AS must be installed in a 32-bit version of Windows.
Mike, do you mean 64-bit AS must be installed in 64-bit version of Windows? As you said yourself later, you can fit 32-bit into either a 32-bit or 64-bit Windows.
by LornaCraig
14 Oct 2019 11:05
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Printing Family Tree
Replies: 5
Views: 562

Re: Printing Family Tree

If I could move downwards and then horizontally left or right the diagram would become squarer. It is quite easy to move families downwards and then horizontally. Here is an example created from the Family Historian Sample Project. It's a descendants tree with Michael Pleasance Munro as the diagram...
by LornaCraig
13 Oct 2019 11:24
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Printing Family Tree
Replies: 5
Views: 562

Re: Printing Family Tree

David, can you also tell us whether you are using a top-down tree or a right-left tree? And is 17 feet 4 inches the width or the height? A top-down descendants tree can be extremely wide if you include all siblings in every generation. There are ways of reducing this, without necessarily hiding any ...
by LornaCraig
11 Oct 2019 17:03
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Splitting my husband's side of the family away from mine
Replies: 20
Views: 796

Re: Splitting my husband's side of the family away from mine

Yes, I think you'll need to start over again, and run the plugin on one copy of your project to produce a file containing just your relatives, and then run it again on another copy of the project to produce a file with just your husband's relatives. Yes, I think you need to leave the boxes ticked. H...
by LornaCraig
11 Oct 2019 16:24
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Splitting my husband's side of the family away from mine
Replies: 20
Views: 796

Re: Splitting my husband's side of the family away from mine

Are all your relatives still showing in the Records window? Are your father and mother there? Your grandparents? I suspect not. The Ancestors query Mike suggested you use will include all your direct ancestors (so they will be removed) but not their 'other descendants', who will remain in the file b...
by LornaCraig
11 Oct 2019 13:23
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Media order when gedcom imported
Replies: 9
Views: 641

Re: Media order when gedcom imported

Select the primary picture and then click the black upward arrow in the main toolbar to move it to the top of the list. Main toolbar.JPG Alternatively, go to the Media tab of the individual's Property Box and use the arrows in the toolbar in the centre of that tab to change the order of the pictures...
by LornaCraig
10 Oct 2019 21:00
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Marriage to Deceased Wife's Sister etc.
Replies: 8
Views: 602

Re: Marriage to Deceased Wife's Sister etc.

This might be even more complicated to write as a query, but it could be approached from the other direction: look for pairs of sisters or pairs of brothers where each of the pair has a spouse with the same name. That doesn't necessarily mean the spouses were the same person, but it would narrow the...
by LornaCraig
10 Oct 2019 13:24
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Born out of wedlock
Replies: 31
Views: 1005

Re: Born out of wedlock

Helen, have you managed to find any branch of your family which is/was conventional? :lol:
by LornaCraig
10 Oct 2019 11:15
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Born out of wedlock
Replies: 31
Views: 1005

Re: Born out of wedlock

Ann, With reference to your example of a bigamous marriage, I have found a few instances. I always record the details of the second (bigamous) marriage in the same way as any other marriage, to flag up the fact that a marriage ceremony took place on a particular date and place. I use the note field ...
by LornaCraig
08 Oct 2019 16:23
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Installing FH on New Win10 Computer
Replies: 22
Views: 1036

Re: Installing FH on New Win10 Computer

Bob, I'm not sure how you got that window with a right and left pane. This is what I see: Restore backup window.JPG The box at the top of the window shows path to the folder OneDrive>Family Historian Projects>Project Backups which contains the zipped backup(s). The list below (which in this example ...
by LornaCraig
08 Oct 2019 14:38
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Ancestors with their siblings diagram
Replies: 1
Views: 248

Re: Ancestors with their siblings diagram

Use an All Relatives diagram, but in Diagram>Options set the number of Generations Down to 1 . This will display each ancestor's siblings but exclude any descendants of those siblings. If you don't want the siblings of the diagram root to be displayed, right-click on each one and select Hide .
by LornaCraig
08 Oct 2019 14:26
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Occupation - Date
Replies: 13
Views: 610

Re: Occupation - Date

Although, like Mike, I try to standardise occupations to some extent I agree with DavidF that there are cases where our unfamiliarity with the occupations is a drawback. A distinction which might seem unimportant to us may have been very significant to the people concerned. A young woman who was a '...
by LornaCraig
07 Oct 2019 10:40
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Installing FH on New Win10 Computer
Replies: 22
Views: 1036

Re: Installing FH on New Win10 Computer

Bob, what you have printed out is just the abbreviated name of a live link. Do you still have the original email on your old computer? If so, click on the link in the email to download the installation file again. Othewise, as Helen and I have both said, you will need to contact Calico Pie as descri...
by LornaCraig
06 Oct 2019 22:15
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Installing FH on New Win10 Computer
Replies: 22
Views: 1036

Re: Installing FH on New Win10 Computer

You didn't need to install V5 first (although it won't matter that you have done). The problem is that if your most recent purchase was an upgrade rather than a full version you can't use the V6 free trial download. Check out the advice at how_to:family_historian_licence_problems|> Family Historian ...
by LornaCraig
01 Oct 2019 15:45
Forum: General Usage
Topic: RCE Entries
Replies: 2
Views: 255

Re: RCE Entries

If you are creating two separate sources, link the image of the certificate to one source and the image of the RCE entry to the other source. Give each source a name which makes it clear which document it is. You could enter something in the note field of each source record referring to the other on...