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by mezentia
05 Jun 2020 13:20
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Very wide text
Replies: 3
Views: 123

Very wide text

This question may be less relevant when (if) FH7 eventually arrives. I have been doing quite a lot of research recently on a branch of my family that emigrated to the USA. As a consequence I've been transcribing a lot of US census entries. Even on dual monitors, getting all the columns to line up is...
by mezentia
27 May 2020 21:08
Forum: Ancestral Sources
Topic: Death & Burial entries
Replies: 7
Views: 245

Re: Death & Burial entries

The second of Lorna's examples is quite similar to the ones I'm finding, they're mainly from Pennsylvania. At the moment I add the death with AS, and then add the burial in FH using the death certificate as the source.
by mezentia
27 May 2020 13:14
Forum: Ancestral Sources
Topic: Death & Burial entries
Replies: 7
Views: 245

Death & Burial entries

I have been researching a branch of the family that emmigrated to the US. I'm finding that on the death certificates it also gives the date and place of burial, and the name of the funeral director. Would it be possible to update the Death entry to include burial details as well, rather than having ...
by mezentia
19 May 2020 22:16
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Occupation in narrative reports
Replies: 2
Views: 550

Re: Occupation in narrative reports

Thanks Mike.
by mezentia
19 May 2020 09:49
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Occupation in narrative reports
Replies: 2
Views: 550

Occupation in narrative reports

I have an individual in my tree who was a musician and, according to a large volume reports in the Stage seems to have worked in many different theatres around the country. In the narrative report, the sentence reads to the effect that on a particular date he was a musician in whichever town he was ...
by mezentia
11 May 2020 17:37
Forum: General
Topic: Who should you add to your tree?
Replies: 13
Views: 818

Re: Who should you add to your tree?

My granddaughter is at the root of my tree. I have her father's ancestors, extending back into the dim and distant past in Scotland. I have her maternal grandmother's fairly ordinary ancesors. Then I have my lot: my biological mother's ancestors and descendents (biological father unknown); my adopti...
by mezentia
17 Apr 2020 13:39
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Finding Living People
Replies: 7
Views: 539

Re: Finding Living People

Hi Malcolm

You may want to take a look at a little application called FTAnalyzer. It works ok on Win10. It will not only pick up where you have no deaths recorded, but a host of other issues as well, for example missing census entries. It's a very useful tool.

David
by mezentia
22 Mar 2020 11:25
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Odd behaviour adding a citation
Replies: 5
Views: 1135

Re: Odd behaviour adding a citation

I've noticed that the Sources For box does change from Birth to All sources depending from where I'm trying to add the citation. From the individual's property record, it works as I expect. However, if it's from clicking in the date against a child's birth in the parent's property window, it seems t...
by mezentia
09 Mar 2020 23:47
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Odd behaviour adding a citation
Replies: 5
Views: 1135

Re: Odd behaviour adding a citation

Having added one or more individuals via a seperate instance of Ancestral Sources, not running the AS add-in, I return to FH. I get a message to say that the file has been modified outside of FH, do I want to reload the file, to which I answer yes. When the file has loaded, I switch to the records w...
by mezentia
09 Mar 2020 22:41
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Odd behaviour adding a citation
Replies: 5
Views: 1135

Odd behaviour adding a citation

I often use Ancestral Sources to add children to a family when they appear on a census and they are not already part of my database. I will then find the GRO birth index entry for the new additions and add a GRO source citation to give the details of the registration of their birth. However, I find ...
by mezentia
15 Jan 2020 19:16
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Note field Citations disallowed in 5.5.1
Replies: 37
Views: 3452

Re: Note field Citations disallowed in 5.5.1

Mike, the quote is from page 6 of the file TFG551SAE Rev 1 2018-07-05.pdf downloaded from here: https://www.tamurajones.net/GEDCOM551AnnotatedEdition.xhtml and under the heading obsolete features . The quote is contained within a comment which gives me the feeling that this is not "offical" LDS guid...
by mezentia
15 Jan 2020 16:00
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Note field Citations disallowed in 5.5.1
Replies: 37
Views: 3452

Re: Note field Citations disallowed in 5.5.1

Thanks for the clarification, Mike. Now, as we all await the general availability of V7, it thus becomes of considerable interest to know if V7 conforms to the 5.5 or 5.5.1 standard. As V7 will offer the long anticipated text formatting capabilities, I for one will be eager to move to the new versio...
by mezentia
15 Jan 2020 14:11
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Note field Citations disallowed in 5.5.1
Replies: 37
Views: 3452

Re: Note field Citations disallowed in 5.5.1

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If there were source citations attached to the notes with the red dot or calendar icon, would they also be affected in the same way?
by mezentia
14 Jan 2020 22:59
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Note field Citations disallowed in 5.5.1
Replies: 37
Views: 3452

Re: Note field Citations disallowed in 5.5.1

I have quite a few notes like these that I use to place contextual information, for example, to help explain apparent discrepancies between a fact and the supporting source citation. This may occur, for example, in situations where name changes take place and a fact may relate to an individual with ...
by mezentia
10 Jan 2020 23:02
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Larger projects
Replies: 6
Views: 1194

Re: Larger projects

Projects can get an awful lot bigger. I've been researching now for over 15 years, and as Mike tends to recommend, I have one very large project that covers biological families for me, my wife, and my son-in-law, along with adoptive families, step-families and their biological relations too. As a re...
by mezentia
01 Jan 2020 17:07
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Witness notes
Replies: 17
Views: 2711

Re: Witness notes

The Will tab looks good, but I would like to see a lot more included, for example, the bequests to beneficiaries, the beneficiaries' addresses where these are specified (and one would assume providing a residence fact for the date that the will was written). I also have quite a few wills with more t...
by mezentia
13 Nov 2019 22:55
Forum: New Wish List Requests
Topic: Drag and Drop between projects
Replies: 18
Views: 3412

Re: Drag and Drop between projects

I must admit that when working on my tree I have the luxury of two 27" monitors, one 1920x1200 and the other 2650x1440 so screen space is not an issue (that's not to say I wouldn't like to replace the lower resolution monitor with another at 2650x1440!). My concept of drag and drop between projects ...
by mezentia
12 Nov 2019 14:09
Forum: New Wish List Requests
Topic: Drag and Drop between projects
Replies: 18
Views: 3412

Re: Drag and Drop between projects

I had forgotten about this, so I apologise for the very late reply. I don't like orphans in my main research trees, either individuals or sub-trees with no links to my main research - they clutters up me tree and they often get forgotten about, irrespective of whether or not they appear in trees, di...
by mezentia
11 Oct 2019 10:45
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Witness notes
Replies: 17
Views: 2711

Re: Witness notes

Adrian, Mike

Thanks to you both for your help, I now have my beneficiary witness notes appearing just as I want them. :)
by mezentia
07 Oct 2019 18:24
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Witness notes
Replies: 17
Views: 2711

Re: Witness notes

Hello Adrian Thanks for your help, it is appreciated. Sadly, your solution doesn't work for me; I seem to have fallen foul of FH's strange handling of NOTE2%. I've had a look at Mike's workaround, but as I've never embedded an expression within a sentence template, I'm now a little puzzled as how be...
by mezentia
07 Oct 2019 15:43
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Witness notes
Replies: 17
Views: 2711

Re: Witness notes

Cracked it - well almost! Selecting Will from the Fact Type and clicking Edit brings up the Fact Definition dialogue box. Select Roles... then select Benificiary from the list that is displayed, and click on Edit The Edit Role dialogue box is displayed with the sentence template: {individual} was na...
by mezentia
06 Oct 2019 23:04
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Witness notes
Replies: 17
Views: 2711

Re: Witness notes

Thanks Adrian. I tried your suggestion, but it doesn't work, I'm afraid. I use the Will fact to record the creation of a will for an individual, and if there's anything of note in the will as regards that individual I will place a comment in a note attached to that fact. That appears on the individu...
by mezentia
05 Oct 2019 14:14
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Witness notes
Replies: 17
Views: 2711

Witness notes

I've been taking advantage of the reduction in the prices for getting copies of wills from the Probate Registry, and the many wills for Liecestershire folks that are available online, to add a lot of information from the wills to my tree. I've found it useful to add notes to the witness role for som...
by mezentia
05 Oct 2019 14:01
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Formatting of ‘Text From Source’ in Narrative Reports (and website)
Replies: 8
Views: 1838

Re: Formatting of ‘Text From Source’ in Narrative Reports (and website)

I note that my vote for this was cast in 2007. I probably voted 4 out of five in the same way as Strictly Come Dancing judges don't always award a high mark to the first pair of dancers in case a subsequent couple dances better :D so I was probably keeping "something in reserve" in case something be...
by mezentia
24 Sep 2019 19:54
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Formatting of ‘Text From Source’ in Narrative Reports (and website)
Replies: 8
Views: 1838

Re: Formatting of ‘Text From Source’ in Narrative Reports (and website)

I recall attending a WDYTYA exhibition in Birmingham some years ago now and speaking with Jane about the lack of text formatting in fH. It was suggested that it could well be coming in a new version soon. I really think it's about time this issue was sorted. It's crazy that I need to spend hours re-...