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by redvanman
21 Oct 2020 08:50
Forum: Importing and Exporting
Topic: Exporting media with frame links to Gedsite
Replies: 5
Views: 96

Re: Exporting media with frame links to Gedsite

Thanks Mike, Having looked into this a bit more, it seems that all the images generated from the frame links have the same title (TITL) record in the exported GEDCOM, and this is what Gedsite uses for the caption. So for now the only option I have is to create new media from the frames - actually it...
by redvanman
20 Oct 2020 18:45
Forum: Importing and Exporting
Topic: Exporting media with frame links to Gedsite
Replies: 5
Views: 96

Re: Exporting media with frame links to Gedsite

Mike,
I put the person's name in the link note field.
Alyn
by redvanman
20 Oct 2020 14:16
Forum: Importing and Exporting
Topic: Exporting media with frame links to Gedsite
Replies: 5
Views: 96

Exporting media with frame links to Gedsite

I am using the Export Gedcom File plugin to export to Gedsite. I want to use a group photo with frame links to create portraits of individuals within that group. I have tried the PART~ABS and PART~LMO options. Both of these create new image files from each frame, which are correctly displayed in Ged...
by redvanman
20 Oct 2020 10:01
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Making sensible selections
Replies: 12
Views: 456

Re: Making sensible selections

My approach is to examine the evidence carefully before I add anyone to my project. I add individuals only if I know their relationship to others with a good degree of certaintly. This does sometimes involve calculating ages the "hard" way (although IMO it's not really that hard). For me, this is pr...
by redvanman
18 Oct 2020 13:34
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Given names and Surnames
Replies: 2
Views: 144

Re: Given names and Surnames

Thanks Mike,
I will delete these records

ALyn
by redvanman
18 Oct 2020 11:02
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Given names and Surnames
Replies: 2
Views: 144

Given names and Surnames

I just noticed that the names of individuals in my project are recorded in two ways: Names of individuals that I imported have a given name record and a surname record (presumably because the imported GEDCOM was coded this way. Names that I typed into FH myself do not. Untitled.png I have worked wit...
by redvanman
08 Oct 2020 08:10
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Change how and where a FACTYPE will appear.
Replies: 3
Views: 500

Re: Change how and where a FACTYPE will appear.

Take a look at this article in the knowledge base:
Knowledge Base > Report Options ~ Main or Contents Tab under Events/Attributes.
by redvanman
01 Aug 2020 08:44
Forum: Importing and Exporting
Topic: Exporting life dates to GedSIte
Replies: 2
Views: 484

Re: Exporting life dates to GedSIte

Mike,
Thank you for your help. It is useful to know that I can't easily export the life dates from FH, and I will take it up on the GedSite group, to which I am already subsribed.
Alyn
by redvanman
31 Jul 2020 08:44
Forum: Importing and Exporting
Topic: Exporting life dates to GedSIte
Replies: 2
Views: 484

Exporting life dates to GedSIte

Like another group member who posted here recently, I have just embarked on using GedSite. Many of the individuals in my project have baptism dates, but no birth dates. As far as I can see, Gedsite doesn't have an equivalent to FH's LifeDates function. So can I export this information from FH as an ...
by redvanman
04 Jun 2020 08:39
Forum: Research
Topic: HISTORY OF THE MACKENZIES
Replies: 2
Views: 729

Re: HISTORY OF THE MACKENZIES

You can find an online copy at http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/3652

Alyn
by redvanman
01 Jun 2020 08:37
Forum: Web Site Usage
Topic: The New Knowledgebase
Replies: 12
Views: 2956

Re: The New Knowledgebase

A fantastic acheivement, and a huge improvement.
Well done all

Alyn
by redvanman
17 May 2020 13:34
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Paternal Ancestors highlighted
Replies: 2
Views: 702

Re: Paternal Ancestors highlighted

Please don't apologise for being a newcomer - I've been using FH for over ten years, and I still learn a lot from the answers to questions like yours.
Alyn
by redvanman
15 Apr 2020 09:06
Forum: Ancestral Sources
Topic: Where born in census entries
Replies: 13
Views: 2001

Re: Where born in census entries

You could assign more than one birth event to an individual (surprisingly FH lets you do this) each with its own source. Or you can enter any text string in the Place field, for example "Bath or Bristol". Or as I normally do, put the most probable location in the Place field, with a note explaining ...
by redvanman
12 Jan 2020 09:50
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Whole record source question
Replies: 6
Views: 1636

Re: Whole record source question

I can only speak for myself, and tell you that I use "whole record" sources for most, but not all my information, and that it depends where the information comes from. For example, I have discovered individuals for the first time from census records, which in some cases give name, age, place of birt...
by redvanman
16 May 2019 08:21
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Census entry - Individual v Family
Replies: 14
Views: 3184

Re: Census entry - Individual v Family

Helen,
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.
Alyn
by redvanman
15 May 2019 09:47
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Census entry - Individual v Family
Replies: 14
Views: 3184

Re: Census entry - Individual v Family

Census entries are a bit of an anomaly, even for individuals. The census is no more a life event than, say, completing a tax return or applying for a passport. The published census record is simply a very valuable source of information about individuals. Because it's in GEDCOM it's in FH. My prefere...
by redvanman
08 Mar 2019 15:39
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Moving individuals between projects
Replies: 3
Views: 951

Re: Moving indiviuals between projects

Thanks Mike,
That's useful advice. I've opted for an unlinked tree, but I will probably use a named list as well, to help me find those unlinked individuals who share names with people in my main tree.
Alyn
by redvanman
07 Mar 2019 11:46
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Moving individuals between projects
Replies: 3
Views: 951

Moving individuals between projects

I have come across a text document that contains detailed information about some of my ancestors from the late 18th century. It has considerable detail (births, baptisms, marriages, etc), but no details of sources, other than a general statement that most of it came from parish and census records. M...
by redvanman
07 Feb 2019 16:55
Forum: Genealogy News
Topic: FHISO ELF Standards
Replies: 1
Views: 1031

Re: FHISO ELF Standards

They are heavy going And this one isn't? Seriously, although this is indeed for the technically minded, there are some interesting ideas in there which can inform all of us when we think about how to capture and record the huge number of different date formats we typically encounter in our research...
by redvanman
20 Jan 2019 10:33
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Ancestor diagram for two siblings?
Replies: 7
Views: 1657

Re: Ancestor diagram for two siblings?

>> You cannot just add people at will in FH. But starting with an all relatives diagram you can hide people. I'm doing the research for my ancestors and my wife's, but our two children are, at least in my mind, the root of my tree, so I can see why this question arises. I have a collection of diagra...
by redvanman
30 Dec 2018 19:23
Forum: General Usage
Topic: "Whole record" source citations missing
Replies: 5
Views: 1447

Re: "Whole record" source citations missing

Thanks Mike,
It's so obvious now you've pointed it out. The galling thing is, I was a software engineer before I retired, and whenever anyone told me "I haven't changed anything" I was always suspicious. There's a lesson for me there, I think ...
Alyn
by redvanman
30 Dec 2018 17:13
Forum: General Usage
Topic: "Whole record" source citations missing
Replies: 5
Views: 1447

Re: "Whole record" source citations missing

Thanks for quick response, Mike. Yes, I confirm I'm on FH 6.2.7. Here are the screenshots: First, the one with the missing citations: Screenshot1.png Secondly, the narrative report where the citations appear: Screenshot2.png The first two citations (1 and 2) are missing in the first case. I see that...
by redvanman
30 Dec 2018 15:09
Forum: General Usage
Topic: "Whole record" source citations missing
Replies: 5
Views: 1447

"Whole record" source citations missing

Have just rebuilt an Individual Summary Report for a named list of over 100 individuals before committing it to paper, and found that the source citations that refer to the whole record are missing. Citations that refer to specific facts are there. The citations come up just fine in a narrative repo...
by redvanman
08 Dec 2018 19:18
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Fact type "event"
Replies: 3
Views: 1364

Re: Fact type "event"

There is no reason in principle why you can't create a custom event, and call it "event" (I've just tried it), but in a case like yours, I would simply add a note. I think custom events are most useful when they are likely to crop up many times in a family.

Alyn
by redvanman
03 Dec 2018 20:07
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Controlling display of spouse boxes
Replies: 7
Views: 1910

Re: Controlling display of spouse boxes

After a bit of experimentation, I've concluded that whatever FH does to the formatting of these boxes depends upon whether they are above the root (ancestors and their siblings, cousins etc) or below (descendants - whose siblings are also descendants). Below the root, each branch behaves just like a...