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by Rusty
07 Nov 2019 09:46
Forum: Research
Topic: Birth and death registrations.
Replies: 11
Views: 658

Re: Birth and death registrations.

With regard to a father registering the birth and death of his baby on the same day, not as traumatic I know but my husband was advised by the doctor to register his fathers death just hours later as that was the only time to catch the Registrar in the village otherwise there would be a wait of days...
by Rusty
30 Aug 2019 13:31
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Can Family Historian be simplified?
Replies: 17
Views: 1533

Re: Can Family Historian be simplified?

BTW Rusty: You don't need to close the Property Box window before moving on to another person in the Diagram.
Just single-click that other person and the Property Box contents change.

Thank you Mike, I'd forgotten about that.
by Rusty
29 Aug 2019 14:26
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Can Family Historian be simplified?
Replies: 17
Views: 1533

Re: Can Family Historian be simplified?

I usually enter people directly into the diagram which I think is wonderfully simple and you can see your tree grow and how it is shaping as you add people. Double clicking on a name brings up the individuals box right in the centre of the screen though you can move it around to suit yourself, when ...
by Rusty
20 Jul 2019 19:36
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Shared Census Sentence
Replies: 9
Views: 651

Re: Shared Census Sentence

Thank you Mike and Brent, I've spent the afternoon trying out AS as well as tinkering generally with my database and I'm still undecided what to do, I think that a few days quiet reflection might be the answer.

So thank you both for your input and thank you Mike for your patience.

Margaret.
by Rusty
20 Jul 2019 11:15
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Shared Census Sentence
Replies: 9
Views: 651

Re: Shared Census Sentence

Thanks Mike, this afternoon I’m going to sit down and have a serious look at my file, it is in a muddle where I’ve tried out various things with varying success (or in my case failure!). I usually work from diagrams, but my boxes hold the minimum name and bmd dates and I rarely use plugins, So I thi...
by Rusty
20 Jul 2019 10:11
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Shared Census Sentence
Replies: 9
Views: 651

Re: Shared Census Sentence

Thank you for all of that Mike, I really just wanted to keep households together but obviously my ideas aren't possible or feasible. I've had a quick look at Ancestral Sources, with my record it seems as if I'll just have more questions to ask, but I'll think about giving it a go, it might actually ...
by Rusty
19 Jul 2019 20:03
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Shared Census Sentence
Replies: 9
Views: 651

Re: Shared Census Sentence

Thanks for your reply Mike, sorry I'm not very good at explaining. George and Elizabeth are the parents, they have five children four of whom are mentioned on the 1841 Census (I don't use Ancestral Sources), so I've used the Census Family fact for George and Elizabeth then went to share the fact wit...
by Rusty
19 Jul 2019 18:03
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Shared Census Sentence
Replies: 9
Views: 651

Shared Census Sentence

I'm getting in a tangle again, I want to use the Family Census Fact and share it with the other people living in the house, I would like my sentence to read something like:- 'William Chilcott appeared in the census in the household of George Chilcott and Elizabeth Lawley on 6 June 1841in Moorfields,...
by Rusty
09 Jul 2019 14:40
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Short Fact Type List
Replies: 2
Views: 332

Re: Short Fact Type List

Thank you very much Helen.
by Rusty
09 Jul 2019 08:24
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Short Fact Type List
Replies: 2
Views: 332

Short Fact Type List

Sorry to be a pain, I'm sure that I've seen this on the forum before, but, I'm obviously searching using the wrong criteria. When you go to add a fact to someone you are presented with a short list of facts then you have to click on 'More Fact types...' to get to the one that you need, I would reall...
by Rusty
07 Apr 2019 09:30
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Old Discs
Replies: 2
Views: 355

Re: Old Discs

Thank you Jane I had a feeling that there was something unusual about upgrading FH but it is such a long time since we had a new version that I couldn't quite remember.

Margaret.
by Rusty
07 Apr 2019 08:25
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Old Discs
Replies: 2
Views: 355

Old Discs

Not sure if I am in the right place for this question, if not apologies. I have the old Discs from Version 2 through to V6, do I need keep them all or is it just necessary for me to keep V6?

Thanks for any advice.

Margaret.
by Rusty
13 Nov 2018 19:51
Forum: General Usage
Topic: 1939 Icon creation
Replies: 15
Views: 1557

Re: 1939 Icon creation

Thank you so much Mike, I've sorted my original database now, I'll make sure that everything is working properly over the next few days then delete the copy.

Margaret.
by Rusty
13 Nov 2018 19:11
Forum: General Usage
Topic: 1939 Icon creation
Replies: 15
Views: 1557

Re: 1939 Icon creation

Hi Mike, you're a dream, thank you so much for that, I've even managed to change the sentence in the Fact Types, I've checked a few entries and they all seem ok, just one little blip, I worked on a copy of my database and deleted the Fact Type which meant that when I returned to my original database...
by Rusty
13 Nov 2018 17:04
Forum: General Usage
Topic: 1939 Icon creation
Replies: 15
Views: 1557

Re: 1939 Icon creation

Hello Mike, oh dear I do make life difficult for me (and you who manages to work out my problems and rescue me), I have 633 Citations in my custom fact, is there an easy way to convert all of them into a Census Fact perhaps keeping the sentence wording which substitutes 'Census' for '1939 Register'?...
by Rusty
13 Nov 2018 14:50
Forum: General Usage
Topic: 1939 Icon creation
Replies: 15
Views: 1557

Re: 1939 Icon creation

Hi Mike, Sorry to be a bother, I've tried what you said and copied the Expression =IsTrue( %INDI.CENS[year=1939].SOUR>TITL% = "1939 Census" ) that you put above, I also tried copying one of my other expressions (%INDI.CENS[year=1861]%), but nothing seems to work I still don't get the Icon under the ...
by Rusty
13 Nov 2018 13:49
Forum: General Usage
Topic: 1939 Icon creation
Replies: 15
Views: 1557

Re: 1939 Icon creation

Hello Mike, Thank you so much for taking the time to answer my query, I've used the Expression INDI.CENS[year=1939] as you suggested and although it seems to be the same as all the other Census Expressions it doesn't appear on the diagram under the box. Any further help would be appreciated, I do se...
by Rusty
12 Nov 2018 19:14
Forum: General Usage
Topic: 1939 Icon creation
Replies: 15
Views: 1557

Re: 1939 Icon creation

I've managed to download the 1939 icon into my folder with the rest of Jane's icons that I use but how do I get it to show with the others under the boxes in my diagram. The census ones appear automatically but the ones for BMD have the Type Birth, Marriage or Death put in the Type box, so do I have...
by Rusty
16 Jun 2018 18:28
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Witnesses
Replies: 5
Views: 1119

Re: Witnesses

Thank you Mike, I had a feeling that it wouldn't be straightforward.

Margaret
by Rusty
16 Jun 2018 17:45
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Witnesses
Replies: 5
Views: 1119

Witnesses

After watching the video I've just started using the Witness 'fact' (found on the little cog wheel) which I'm finding a great timesaver, however some of the names which I've added as not being on the database actually do turn out to be relatives when I've done further research therefore they will be...
by Rusty
08 Jun 2018 17:46
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Twin Icon for Diagrams
Replies: 9
Views: 1576

Re: Twin Icon for Diagrams

I only have a few pairs of twins and as they aren't in the direct line I don't have BMD certificates for them just the quarter dates, so the Flag is perfect for me. I like to have something visual on the charts so I have Jane's icons for the Census years and BMD for where I have certificates, this m...
by Rusty
04 Jun 2018 14:43
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Twin Icon for Diagrams
Replies: 9
Views: 1576

Re: Twin Icon for Diagrams

Bingo! Thank you very much Mike.

Margaret.
by Rusty
04 Jun 2018 13:51
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Twin Icon for Diagrams
Replies: 9
Views: 1576

Re: Twin Icon for Diagrams

Thank you Jane & Mike, I've managed to find the Twin icon which is in the Icon folder but I'm stumped as to how to transfer that to my diagram, I don't want to find sets of twins I just want to attach the little icon to the box and have 'Twin' entered on the All Tab of the Property Box. I'm sure tha...
by Rusty
04 Jun 2018 10:23
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Twin Icon for Diagrams
Replies: 9
Views: 1576

Twin Icon for Diagrams

I seem to be having a very senior moment as I'm sure that I've done this before. I want to put Jane's Twin Icon on a diagram, I've tried downloading it but all I seem to have under Calico Pie are the Tutorial files and I thought that there was a place to put the downloaded Icons. I also can't see ho...
by Rusty
06 Feb 2017 15:36
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Photo showing sideways
Replies: 6
Views: 1837

Re: Photo showing sideways

Thank you Tatewise I've voted. I also managed to re-orientate my picture within windows using 'Open with Windows Live Photo Gallery', so I'm happy now particularly as I didn't want to download yet another programme that I would probably never use again!

Thanks again.

Margaret.