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by mjashby
17 Apr 2019 09:19
Forum: General
Topic: I Quit FH for TMG
Replies: 28
Views: 562

Re: I Quit FH for TMG

Sorry, but I would argue in the opposite in this area of data management, i.e. It's not necessarily software that imposes unreasonable expectations on users, but possibly a lack of proper consideration of alternatives, and often simpler, approaches. In your example it could easily be dealt with usin...
by mjashby
14 Apr 2019 14:35
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Birth Registration and Mother's Parents names
Replies: 6
Views: 258

Re: Birth Registration and Mother's Parents names

I'm with Mike on this and use 3 Custom Events: Birth Registration; Death Registration and Marriage Registration which are useful for the further targeting of places and time periods to search for evidence of the actual events indexed. There can, of course, be some downsides to this approach when tra...
by mjashby
13 Apr 2019 17:00
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Possible FH bug
Replies: 13
Views: 389

Re: Possible FH bug

That sounds like the programming is designed so that the cursor settles on the first field, which for the vast majority of users will always be the name field. You have apparently upset that programming by replacing that first filed with your CustomID field. Sorry but I think you may have to ask you...
by mjashby
13 Apr 2019 16:44
Forum: Research
Topic: Find My Past appears to have the new GRO Index
Replies: 10
Views: 399

Re: Find My Past appears to have the new GRO Index

Of course concluding that all children whose mother's maiden surname was the same as theirs were probably illegitimate would be inaccurate. I have numerous examples in my own research of people marrying spouses with the same surname and producing many offspring. Some were close to distant cousins, b...
by mjashby
13 Apr 2019 09:42
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Possible FH bug
Replies: 13
Views: 389

Re: Possible FH bug

For me the Cursor is present in the name field when using your 'method 3' so perhaps a visibility/display font/screen issue (i.e. hardware/system related).

Mervyn
by mjashby
13 Apr 2019 09:32
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Privacy and GDPR
Replies: 14
Views: 527

Re: Privacy and GDPR

There is also the fact that the GRO Indexes don't directly identify specific individuals. They just state that the Birth, Death or Marriage of a person named 'X' was registered within a particular period in time in a specific Registration District. It's applying (processing) that data alongside some...
by mjashby
12 Apr 2019 13:03
Forum: Research
Topic: Problems with FindMyPast
Replies: 3
Views: 121

Re: Problems with FindMyPast

There was a pop-up notice last night advising that some site features were temporarily down for essential maintenance; and searching also seemed erratic earlier in the day, but now seems to be back to normal (for me).

Mervyn
by mjashby
12 Apr 2019 12:44
Forum: Research
Topic: Find My Past appears to have the new GRO Index
Replies: 10
Views: 399

Re: Find My Past appears to have the new GRO Index

They have probably been 'scraping' the added data from the GRO Online Index. Not aware that there is any other source for that information that they could use.
by mjashby
08 Apr 2019 13:21
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Web search window blank Windows 10
Replies: 7
Views: 291

Re: Web search window blank Windows 10

Edge is still a rapidly moving target for Microsoft (Windows 10) development as it hasn't gained any ground against the alternatives in the way Microsoft obviously hoped it would. Microsoft has already decided to scrap the further development of the 'new' Web Browser engine it built for Edge in favo...
by mjashby
04 Apr 2019 13:56
Forum: General
Topic: File organisation in Windows
Replies: 22
Views: 786

Re: File organisation in Windows

"what’s wrong with c:\docs" That directory/folder sits completely outside of any private user area on the PC no matter how many/few users there are, i.e. it is fully accessible to anyone who can switch on the PC without any need for a login or passworded access, so I do hope you don't keep...
by mjashby
02 Apr 2019 13:13
Forum: Importing and Exporting
Topic: Technical Question on Generations 5.2
Replies: 16
Views: 724

Re: Technical Question on Generations 5.2

I would strongly recommend against the action you've described. If you store both your main (working) files, media etc. and your permanent backups on the same drive, whether internal or external, then you will lose everything when that drive fails, which it inevitably will.

Mervyn
by mjashby
22 Mar 2019 11:11
Forum: General Usage
Topic: 3D trees
Replies: 11
Views: 556

Re: 3D trees

It's not just a mechanical problem you need to consider, but a potentially serious health and safety risk similar to sticking foam tiles to your ceilings. 3D Printers use potentially toxic plastic materials to produce their output; which would certainly also result in molten plastic falling from you...
by mjashby
22 Mar 2019 10:57
Forum: General
Topic: Mac Crossover Users update
Replies: 7
Views: 332

Re: Mac Crossover Users update

Colin & Mike, I believe the 'improvements' in Crossover 18.5 largely come from updating the version of Wine used to Version 4.0 as the same positive behaviour has been apparent for some time in other options for creating Wine.apps, that have allowed the use of 4.0 and later versions for some tim...
by mjashby
16 Mar 2019 19:56
Forum: Research
Topic: Multiple instance of birth registration.
Replies: 19
Views: 948

Re: Multiple instance of birth registration.

Paula, If you found multiple GRO Index entries in the 'old original' GRO Indexes with the same Volume and Page numbers then it's probable that the Registrar's staff were simply trying to cover all bases, i.e. different interpretations of the child's forename(s) and/or surname. In contrast, re-regist...
by mjashby
14 Mar 2019 14:19
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: New Multifact plugin
Replies: 63
Views: 1729

Re: New Multifact plugin

Here it is working in Crossover
by mjashby
14 Mar 2019 14:03
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: New Multifact plugin
Replies: 63
Views: 1729

Re: New Multifact plugin

Mike, Not sure about the already exists scenario as I didn't have an existing pl folder and am not sure what other plugins or procedures might require or cause the pl folder and its contents to download to FH. I would suspect that in that situation, the plugin would just run without any problems, as...
by mjashby
14 Mar 2019 12:43
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: New Multifact plugin
Replies: 63
Views: 1729

New Multifact plugin - How to get it working on Macs in WINE Builds

I've had a look at the problem Colin reported and can confirm that there is an issue if Mac Users do not have access to a genuine Windows installation of Family Historian with the plugin (or some installation that requires the 'pl' folder and contents to be downloaded) pre installed; i.e. On first r...
by mjashby
10 Mar 2019 22:50
Forum: Ancestral Sources
Topic: Problems with extended families in AS
Replies: 25
Views: 828

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/...
by mjashby
09 Mar 2019 14:25
Forum: General Usage
Topic: 3D trees
Replies: 11
Views: 556

Re: 3D trees

Don't want to appear too negative, but you are asking about a very niche area of interest, in my opinion, and I can't, personally, see any great advantage for the vast majority of people who tend to be more interested in how their research can be best recorded and enhanced rather than investigatingi...
by mjashby
07 Mar 2019 08:42
Forum: General Usage
Topic: All Relatives List
Replies: 11
Views: 460

Re: All Relatives List

If you are referring to the automatically created Book Index, then I do not know of any option to exclude anyone who actually appears as a linked individual in a compiled Book report, so unless anyone knows better, your only only option would be to save the book as a Word Processor document and manu...
by mjashby
07 Mar 2019 07:55
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Charting Companion add-on.
Replies: 45
Views: 8733

Re: Charting Companion add-on.

Two suggestions if you haven't done these already:

1. Download the free User Manual from https://progenygenealogy.com/Downloads/ ... User-Guide
2. https://progenygenealogy.com/Customer-S ... pe/threads (Particularly see the FAQ Link)

Mervyn
by mjashby
28 Feb 2019 08:31
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Latest GEDCOM file changes
Replies: 19
Views: 793

Re: Latest GEDCOM file changes

From the Plug-in Store: Updated Last 7, 14, or 30 days All Record types None of the options, including that provided in the Legacy software, which is similar to the screens you can view in FH by simply sorting Record List columns, tell you precisely what's been edited, only which records. I don't re...
by mjashby
26 Feb 2019 10:29
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Date last edited
Replies: 6
Views: 377

Re: Date last edited

For built in Windows procedures try this: https://www.howtogeek.com/219157/how-to ... n-windows/

The section on using Windows Searches gives some useful examples which can be saved for easy future use.

No third party software needed.

Mervyn
by mjashby
06 Feb 2019 20:15
Forum: Research
Topic: Ingvald Marius Iversen
Replies: 24
Views: 1026

Re: Ingvald Marius Iversen

Just in case it becomes of interest, the death Mike found for Charles Iverson is recorded in The GRO "Deaths Registered at Sea" index for 1911. Entry (provides much less detail than the record on FMP): Iverson, Charles; Age: 20, Vessel; Calburga, Page: 139 Various entries on the internet d...
by mjashby
06 Feb 2019 10:43
Forum: Research
Topic: Ingvald Marius Iversen
Replies: 24
Views: 1026

Re: Ingvald Marius Iversen

Bill,

You could try: https://newspapers.library.wales

Mervyn

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