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by mjashby
11 Sep 2019 06:32
Forum: General Usage
Topic: MacOS Users - Wine Development and MacOS 10.15 (Catalina)
Replies: 0
Views: 103

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: 763

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: 763

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: 763

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: 404

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: 613

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: 24
Views: 1038

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: 24
Views: 1038

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: 310

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: 719

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: 489

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: 1212

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: 537

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: 537

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: 6286

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...
by mjashby
02 Jun 2019 10:17
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Source help
Replies: 86
Views: 4064

Re: Source help

by mjashby
26 May 2019 13:03
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Can't make multiple selections with CTRL-Click in FH 6.2.7 running under Win10 and VMware Fusion
Replies: 8
Views: 707

Re: Can't make multiple selections with CTRL-Click in FH 6.2.7 running under Win10 and VMware Fusion

Shane, See - http://vcdx56.com/2019/01/vmware-fusion-keyboard-mouse-not-working/ - Hopefully it might provide the solution, but I don't use VMWare so can't test. Apple have upped their system security in recent OS updates, including introducing 'software notarization' whatever that might mean, which...
by mjashby
25 May 2019 10:22
Forum: Research
Topic: The Theory of Eight
Replies: 22
Views: 1399

Re: The Theory of Eight

An interesting exercise and useful confirmation that the brain cells are dying too quickly yet Results: G-GPs > G-G-GPs G-G-G-GPs ASHBY > ASHBY = GREEN > ASHBY = MEARS and GREEN = [BRICK WALL] BATH > BATH = HADDRELL > illegitimate - BATH (née GALES) = [HOLLY? ] and HADDRELL = [TAYLOR] ELLIS > ELLIS ...
by mjashby
22 May 2019 09:45
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Census entry - Individual v Family
Replies: 14
Views: 1199

Re: Census entry - Individual v Family

Alyn, "I agree that an individual appearing on a census record doesn't necessarily prove residence - but for me a whole family group at the same address and no-one else is a different matter." Whilst I do agree that the majority of Census records probably related to normal places of residences for t...
by mjashby
15 May 2019 10:08
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Census entry - Individual v Family
Replies: 14
Views: 1199

Re: Census entry - Individual v Family

Alyn, It's definitely a life event for me as I have to fill in the forms with all of the information required. Although, in the past it was probably more 'done to' our ancestors rather than by them given the literacy levels! We should also bear in mind that, with the the exception of the 1911 Census...
by mjashby
15 May 2019 09:37
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Source help
Replies: 86
Views: 4064

Re: Source help

Mike, I'll believe I'll stick with 'Still born ' as a definite indication that a birth took place.. Although I am not religious, that, for me, fits better alongside the Parish Register entries I've recorded that show stillborn children as being both baptised (but not necessarily named) and buried im...
by mjashby
15 May 2019 09:13
Forum: General Usage
Topic: To-do lists/Planning your research
Replies: 12
Views: 1022

Re: To-do lists/Planning your research

@Stevie Steve, If you are looking for a single tool to identify 'missing' data then my suggestion would be to look at using a 'companion app' such as http://ftanalyzer.com which has been specially designed for that purpose. A specialist tool designed for such a purpose is, in my opinion, likely to b...
by mjashby
14 May 2019 08:55
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Source help
Replies: 86
Views: 4064

Re: Source help

Mike (Loney), And I would respectfully disagree with you, as 'stillborn' literally means that the chid 'never lived outside the womb' i.e. was born dead; and therefore was truly zero years old at both the recorded 'birth' and 'death' events as we can understand such happenings; and it is also how we...
by mjashby
29 Apr 2019 15:12
Forum: General Usage
Topic: New Version or update for modern Windows
Replies: 10
Views: 1113

Re: New Version or update for modern Windows

Mike, Yes, I'm aware that we are not talking about a physical printer, but all the Windows 'PDF creators', I've ever come across, including that provided in the FH installer, are programmed and installed as Printer Drivers with the end product actually being recognised as a virtual printer and appea...
by mjashby
29 Apr 2019 10:43
Forum: General Usage
Topic: New Version or update for modern Windows
Replies: 10
Views: 1113

Re: New Version or update for modern Windows

The simple answer is NO, Windows Hardware drivers are not supported by WINE. The common 'advice' - https://www.winehq.org - is that the User needs to install/use the Linux CUPS driver software for their specific printer. It's probably beyond the capacity of this 'Forum' to advise on specific methods...