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by mjashby
12 Oct 2019 13:17
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Windows Virtual Desktop
Replies: 11
Views: 384

Re: Windows Virtual Desktop

Helen, I'm not making any suggestions, simply demonstrating that for the average computer user/family history researcher it is quite possible to carry out the mass of their work without anything more than a 'terminal' with internet access and, of course, the wherewithal to pay for the appropriate su...
by mjashby
12 Oct 2019 11:52
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Windows Virtual Desktop
Replies: 11
Views: 384

Re: Windows Virtual Desktop

Thinking laterally, isn't everything described already available to a great extent; and to anyone who wants it except they call it: - Android (plus Google Apps + Local/Cloud Storage) - iOS (plus Apple Store, plus Local/iCloud) - Microsoft Go (plus Windows Store, plus Local/OneDrive storage) - etc. A...
by mjashby
07 Oct 2019 10:11
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Source Types (usage of the FH field)
Replies: 26
Views: 967

Re: Source Types (usage of the FH field)

The non-standard data fields that appear in the GEDCOM File are preceded by an Underline Character. e.g. from a Family Historian File: _TYPE _PLAC _SHAR Don't know that anyone has produced a definitive list of the non-standard fields built in to a clean Family Historian installation, but it is compl...
by mjashby
06 Oct 2019 14:02
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Running FH on two computers
Replies: 17
Views: 464

Re: Running FH on two computers

When using 'Cloud' services such as Google, the main things to watch out for are that: - the computer you last worked on completed synching any Family Historian (and any other) Data before it was shut down; - the computer you move to completes synching all changed files before you open Family Histor...
by mjashby
06 Oct 2019 13:45
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Source Types (usage of the FH field)
Replies: 26
Views: 967

Re: Source Types (usage of the FH field)

I'm afraid you the answer remains the same for all information, i.e. it depends on the recipient software, not the donor (Family Historian), which exports the GEDCOM in its entirety. That's why Mike Tate has done so much work on his Plug-in(s) to compensate for known differences/issues in the way pr...
by mjashby
06 Oct 2019 09:28
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Source Types (usage of the FH field)
Replies: 26
Views: 967

Re: Source Types (usage of the FH field)

The answer is simple: "It depends on the other product(s)!" 8-) Some years ago I invested a relatively small sum of money (in comparison with that other well known tome) in a book(let) by Ben Sayer: "Practical Citation" https://practicalcitation.com (also available on Amazon) The guide was based on ...
by mjashby
04 Oct 2019 14:50
Forum: General
Topic: GEDCOM 5.5.5!
Replies: 9
Views: 607

GEDCOM 5.5.5!

Some interesting background and info for those interested in these things: https://www.tamurajones.net/GEDCOM555JustARevision.xhtml https://www.gedcom.org/index.html Not sure how much traction this might gain, if any, given the apparent lack of practical involvement of any of the major genealogy sof...
by mjashby
02 Oct 2019 13:54
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Can't open FH
Replies: 12
Views: 459

Re: Can't open FH

I would add to the comments made the fact that the 'problem' should be reported by the end user to the Antivirus Company concerned if there is any interest in getting this issue addressed. Anti-Virus/Malware developers rarely show any interest in the fact that they are causing other software compani...
by mjashby
29 Sep 2019 16:40
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Grave stones
Replies: 12
Views: 469

Re: Grave stones

I simply create a source record to link to the Death and/or Burial Facts (and any other facts mentioned) containing a transcript of the 'memorial' and then attach any photo(s) to the source. It's useful to have one source record if the memorial mentions multiple people, but you do have to be wary of...
by mjashby
19 Sep 2019 16:07
Forum: General
Topic: What to call a person who is not a progenitor
Replies: 14
Views: 535

Re: What to call a person who is not a progenitor

A "Stranger" appears in many Parish Records indicating someone from an unknown place and/or of unknown origin.
by mjashby
11 Sep 2019 06:32
Forum: General Usage
Topic: MacOS Users - Wine Development and MacOS 10.15 (Catalina)
Replies: 0
Views: 447

MacOS Users - Wine Development and MacOS 10.15 (Catalina)

For those Mac Users running Family Historian, or any other Windows software, under 'Wine', i.e. a native Wine installation, Crossover, PlayOnMac, Wineskin etc.; for the latest developments on a solution for Apple's decision not to support (block) any 32-bit software running on it's next, 'Catalina'/...
by mjashby
24 Aug 2019 12:49
Forum: General
Topic: Java Pros and Cons
Replies: 20
Views: 935

Re: Java Pros and Cons

Mike, Java can, and does, still run in many Internet Browsers, the main one being Internet Explorer, which is still installed on every Windows PC, and remains widely used, especially in the business and academic environments, however, Java security has been improved dramatically from both the develo...
by mjashby
23 Aug 2019 17:05
Forum: General
Topic: Java Pros and Cons
Replies: 20
Views: 935

Re: Java Pros and Cons

Mike Installing a Java JRE is similar to having to install a specific version of the VC++ Runtime for any software that needs it, i.e. The JRE is required simply to run Java Apps, but serves no other purpose except enabling software to function. Unfortunately, history tells us that security holes in...
by mjashby
22 Aug 2019 17:49
Forum: General
Topic: Java Pros and Cons
Replies: 20
Views: 935

Re: Ancestris versus Family Historian

As I introduced 'Ancestris' into another discussion thread, albeit with a qualifying comment that anyone using it must not be averse to installing the Java JRE, I'm feeling rather guilty, although I admit to having similar reservations, because of past concerns about the impact on online security! J...
by mjashby
19 Aug 2019 07:25
Forum: Research
Topic: Claverdon & Norton Lindsey parishes, Warwickshire - duplicated records?
Replies: 7
Views: 568

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

I agree with Helen. It sounds like Norton Lindsey was initially a 'Chapel Church' of Claverdon and would have been where most of the local baptisms actually took place. When such churches were initially granted permission to maintain their own Registers the entries would also often be transcribed in...
by mjashby
11 Aug 2019 09:09
Forum: General
Topic: Who Do You Think You Are - Whitehalls
Replies: 11
Views: 761

Re: Who Do You Think You Are - Whitehalls

Then, of course, there is the list of 'celebrities' whose WDYTYA programmes were abandoned because their ancestors were, after some initial research, considered to be too ordinary, boring and unworthy to justify a TV programme including: - Eamon Holmes - Michael Parkinson - Cherie Blair - Stephen Ma...
by mjashby
09 Aug 2019 10:42
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Export Gedcom Plugin - Ancestral Quest
Replies: 25
Views: 1388

Re: Export Gedcom Plugin - Ancestral Quest

Mike, Java 8.0 is also known as 1.8! Yes, very confusing but see: https://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/jdk8-naming-2157130.html for an explanation. I believe Java releases are up to version 11.0 now, but 8.0 is still the most widely used. If you download Ancestris (it's a zip file), you wi...
by mjashby
08 Aug 2019 14:08
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Export Gedcom Plugin - Ancestral Quest
Replies: 25
Views: 1388

Re: Export Gedcom Plugin - Ancestral Quest

Colin, If you/your DiL are looking at the 'free' software options, (and you're not averse to installing Java/OpenJDK) then you might want to take a look at Ancestris - http://www.ancestris.org/index.html Like FH, it works directly with a GEDCOM data file rather than a true database; and, being a Jav...
by mjashby
25 Jul 2019 08:14
Forum: General Usage
Topic: 'Diacritics' used as indexing term also
Replies: 4
Views: 360

Re: 'Diacritics' used as indexing term also

Pam, You need to think about 'accepted' Microsoft Windows methodology and terminology, i.e. you are attempting to use a MS Windows feature which is available in the vast majority of Windows applications, not a specific Family Historian (FH) feature. FH simply 'taps in' to that basic MS Windows funct...
by mjashby
16 Jul 2019 07:11
Forum: Ancestral Sources
Topic: Ancestral Sources Template ~ Electoral Register UK
Replies: 9
Views: 813

Re: Ancestral Sources Template ~ Electoral Register UK

I suspect the difficulty might be in not understanding, from the KB article, where the necessary edits should be performed, i.e. you have to click on the right arrow in the top row "Choose Section" on the screen shown to get to the edit screen(s) and this step has omitted from the instructions. Mervyn
by mjashby
05 Jul 2019 10:29
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Source 'Type' field
Replies: 6
Views: 554

Re: Source 'Type' field

William, If you want to compare the format of the documents you have with samples of Scottish Certificates then see https://www.bing.com/images/search?q=scottish+birth+certificate&qpvt=scottish+birth+certificate&FORM=IGRE I believe what most people find on the Scotlands People site are copies of pag...
by mjashby
03 Jul 2019 06:56
Forum: General
Topic: Best way to capture images
Replies: 19
Views: 1408

Re: Best way to capture images

Blu-tack is greasy and invariably leaves some residue/staining, or can easily lead to tearing or other damage when used with older/more fragile documents, plus they can never be completely flat with blobs of foreign material stuck underneath. Can't imagine any archivist recommending that approach to...
by mjashby
25 Jun 2019 14:21
Forum: General
Topic: FH 32bit or 64bit?
Replies: 7
Views: 641

Re: FH 32bit or 64bit?

Colin (Sorry miss-typed name in previous message. Can't explain why, other than recovering from a Macular Hole/Cataract op. and have an eye full of gas/blurred vision), You misunderstood my earlier response. I was not saying there is anything 'wrong' with Crossover and agree that it is now a 64-bit ...
by mjashby
25 Jun 2019 09:38
Forum: General
Topic: FH 32bit or 64bit?
Replies: 7
Views: 641

Re: FH 32bit or 64bit?

Colin, MacOS isn't complaining about the 'bittedness' of FH, it's complaining about the WINE Wrapper produced by Crossover, and that's what needs to change. MacOS has no understanding of whether a native Windows software is 64-bit or 32-bit because it can't directly read/understand the content of th...
by mjashby
08 Jun 2019 13:57
Forum: Research
Topic: Census Dates
Replies: 27
Views: 6523

Re: Census Dates

Not at all complicated. See the last example: https://census.ukdataservice.ac.uk/use-data/censuses/forms and https://census.ukdataservice.ac.uk/media/551722/2011-census-form-england-wales-comm-est.pdf Of course, every Census has a different set of forms and demands, so there is limited uniformity of...