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by mjashby
26 Mar 2020 09:50
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Conflicting parent information
Replies: 6
Views: 424

Re: Conflicting parent information

Mike, Yes, I understand what you say, but have never experienced a problem using the ALIA Tag and, as far as I am concerned; and from my experience so far, it works as it should within Family Historian; and takes only a few minutes at most to set up the required links. I do of course, also attach a ...
by mjashby
25 Mar 2020 18:48
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Conflicting parent information
Replies: 6
Views: 424

Re: Conflicting parent information

Mike (Quest), I would be useful to have a few more details, e.g. do you mean you have a John 'Smith' whose parents were John & Mary 'Smith' but you don't know (yet) which John & Mary 'Smith', or some other scenario. You will probably get a number of suggestions on what you might do, but, personally,...
by mjashby
23 Mar 2020 19:26
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Family tree CD for use on MacBook Air?
Replies: 2
Views: 287

Re: Family tree CD for use on MacBook Air?

The only qualifying info. I would add is that, if the MacBook Air is a recent purchase, i.e. since 2018, then it is unlikely to have any USB 1/2/3 Ports, only USB C. However, this should not really be a significant problem, as the vast majority of Mac Users with newer hardware will probably have pur...
by mjashby
19 Mar 2020 14:37
Forum: General
Topic: Windows 10 upgrade questions
Replies: 30
Views: 4027

Re: Windows 10 upgrade questions

This might help: https://support.office.com/en-gb/article/Install-and-use-different-versions-of-Office-on-the-same-PC-6ebb44ce-18a3-43f9-a187-b78c513788bf The key message instruction seems to be: 1. Completely uninstall all MS Office 2019 Products; 2. Install the older Office Product, i.e Access 201...
by mjashby
11 Mar 2020 20:14
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Question: Marriage Status
Replies: 12
Views: 1175

Re: Question: Marriage Status

There seems to be some misunderstanding here. ANUL has been fully supported by GEDCOM as an event since version 4.0 and I'm afraid the Status indicator in Family Historian has nothing whatsoever to do with GEDCOM, or whatever its limitations might/might not be. It's simply a hard coded Calico Pie 'a...
by mjashby
04 Mar 2020 10:08
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Connect two people
Replies: 9
Views: 1044

Re: Connect two people

The suggestions so far seem to be based on an assumption that, simply because, the two children have been described as 'siblings' in a newspaper article (time, date and place unknown) that one of the two known adults (parents?) has a direct genetic link to both children. This may be the case, but is...
by mjashby
24 Feb 2020 16:34
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Add GRO Source plugin
Replies: 36
Views: 3476

Re: Add GRO Source plugin

I would ask one more question: Why is the "Name" that appears in the GRO Index not recorded in the source citation, i.e. What if the the name in GRO Index entry does not precisely match the PersonID Name? My own practice is to record index entries exactly as recorded in Text from Source - "Where wit...
by mjashby
17 Feb 2020 12:25
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Hints from FMP
Replies: 6
Views: 494

Re: Hints from FMP

Have a look at "Internet Data Matching" in Family Historian Help which explains how the search of FindMyPast and MyHeritage works (and its limitations). Hint: It's an automated search facility: FMP uses some of the key data in your local Family Historian file as you work through it and flags up Hint...
by mjashby
14 Feb 2020 16:48
Forum: General Usage
Topic: New Computer Help & advice needed please
Replies: 11
Views: 713

Re: New Computer Help & advice needed please

David,

Disc Cloning to a new Windows 10 device would, in all probability, completely trash Windows Activation, as well as erasing the recovery partition and as there is no Windows 10 Activation Key, except in the case of purchasing a full retail version....

Mervyn
by mjashby
14 Feb 2020 15:29
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Cannot Save Report as PDF on Mac with Crossover
Replies: 5
Views: 484

Re: Cannot Save Report as PDF on Mac with Crossover

Geoff, I use the native MacOS app VipRiser - https://onflapp.wordpress.com/vipriser/ - mainly because it's still maintained unlike the other Mac options which have not been updated for years because there is little/no real need for a pure PDF Printer Driver on MacOS when running native apps. The bas...
by mjashby
05 Feb 2020 12:00
Forum: General Usage
Topic: MacBook Air
Replies: 11
Views: 628

Re: MacBook Air

To add to Colin's comments see below, although this is on a MacBook Pro rather than an Air which is limited to a dual core i5 processor which is obviously lower in the power stakes: Image shows the Mac Desktop with: - Windows 10 Pro (installed using VirtualBox) directly running Windows Apps - Linux ...
by mjashby
26 Dec 2019 15:40
Forum: General
Topic: GEDCOM 5.5.1 Standard Release Nov 2019
Replies: 21
Views: 2679

Re: GEDCOM 5.5.1 Standard Release Nov 2019

My opinion remains unaltered by all the varied assessments and reports, primarily because there is a great deal of dishonesty out there about which GEDCOM Standard is being supported by which genealogy software product. - Any developer who states that their product specifically supports GEDCOM 5.5 a...
by mjashby
24 Dec 2019 20:06
Forum: General
Topic: GEDCOM 5.5.1 Standard Release Nov 2019
Replies: 21
Views: 2679

Re: GEDCOM 5.5.1 Standard Release Nov 2019

Presumably it puts FH some way behind others that have already adopted 5.5.1 as a standard, unless the question becomes: Will FH7 be fully 5.5.1 (and possibly 5.5.5) compliant? Of course, those that have already adopted 5.5.1, some several years ago, still have the same issues with data transfer bec...
by mjashby
19 Dec 2019 15:05
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Multifact
Replies: 62
Views: 3230

Re: Multifact

Colin, In contrast, I very much doubt that there are many FH users who use symbolic links at all, let alone between the folders you mentioned, but I'd be pleased to be proved wrong. The only way I use them is to avoid the need for multiple copies of linked document/media files If I remember correctl...
by mjashby
19 Dec 2019 14:46
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Attach Media
Replies: 24
Views: 2067

Re: Attach Media

For anyone still concerned about the current Search Bug in the Windows 10 File Manager, there's some information on an update fix (currently undergoing testing) here: https://news.softpedia.com/news/next-windows-10-version-1909-cumulative-update-likely-to-fix-file-explorer-bug-528661.shtml I didn't ...
by mjashby
11 Dec 2019 12:19
Forum: General
Topic: CrossOver v19
Replies: 15
Views: 1414

Re: CrossOver v19

Colin, Works fine on Catalina (which itself has just been upgraded to 10.15.2 - another 3Gb download which makes Windows monthly updates look puny!) A third-party MacOS checker (Go64) reports Crossover as 64-bit, apart from one library file 'libFAudio.0.19.10.dylib' Not sure what the impact might be...
by mjashby
08 Dec 2019 13:56
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Backup Family Historian Settings
Replies: 9
Views: 983

Re: Backup Family Historian Settings

The system Colin describes is very similar to the one I use, i.e. I'm also a Mac User and use 'Time Machine' which once configured requires very little user maintenance/interaction time (no expensive NAS Drive or Internet/Cloud costs involved); but in my case I also have a portable synchronisation D...
by mjashby
07 Dec 2019 11:52
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Research Planner Version 2 -- request for beta testing
Replies: 132
Views: 9034

Re: Research Planner Version 2 -- request for beta testing

Helen,

The Version in the AppStore does seem to have been updated (6 Dec 2019), but isn't recognised by the "Check Installed Plugins Against the Store" Plugin, presumably because it identifies as the same version number as the previous release.

Mervyn
by mjashby
07 Dec 2019 11:31
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Backup Family Historian Settings
Replies: 9
Views: 983

Re: Backup Family Historian Settings

Have followed this discussion with interest; and as an obsessive user of Backups and (Manual) Synchronisation across multiple systems I can see merit in the suggestion that inbuilt backup systems for software applications should consider saving 'vital' software settings as well as data. However, tha...
by mjashby
02 Dec 2019 15:25
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Attach Media
Replies: 24
Views: 2067

Re: Attach Media

Users could, of course, use an alternative to File Explorer to avoid the problem. There's no shortage of free alternatives which mostly offer additional features that Microsoft continually neglects to add.

Mervyn
by mjashby
02 Dec 2019 12:34
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Change marriage witness to relative
Replies: 19
Views: 1350

Re: Change marriage witness to relative

Colin,

If this is on your Mac Laptop then, for 'Delete' substitute 'fn+BackArrow' (bottom left+top right). [No 'Delete' key on Mac laptops or the more common Compact Keyboard].

Mervyn
by mjashby
19 Nov 2019 20:22
Forum: Research
Topic: Naturalization records
Replies: 7
Views: 1097

Re: Naturalization records

I think it's important to recognise that the marriage of a British female to a German citizen did not result, historically, in her losing British Citizenship under British Law, but rather in her acquiring alternative German/Reich Citizenship on marriage under German/Reich Law until 1953. However, Ge...
by mjashby
18 Nov 2019 15:59
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Advice to using Historian on a Macbook Pro
Replies: 14
Views: 1261

Re: Advice to using Historian on a Macbook Pro

Have just enrolled in the Crossover 19 beta testing programme and am downloading the newly released beta software for version 19 now (MacOS Catalina compatible). Will report success or otherwise with Family Historian 6 a.s.a.p. Mervyn Update Edit: Have now installed the Crossover 19 (beta 1) softwar...
by mjashby
18 Nov 2019 13:06
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Advice to using Historian on a Macbook Pro
Replies: 14
Views: 1261

Re: Advice to using Historian on a Macbook Pro

Rodders, First, there's some advice/guidance here: https://www.fhug.org.uk/wiki/doku.php?id=how_to:family_historian_on_imac_ipad_android_etc On the practicalities, which version of MacOS do you have installed? If it's Catalina (10.15 series) then WINE in it various forms (e.g. Crossover, WineSkin, P...