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by DavidNewton
20 Jan 2020 10:02
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Hidden attribute causing a save problem?
Replies: 3
Views: 723

Re: Hidden attribute causing a save problem?

Calico Pie responded
Thank for reporting this. We have passed this to the developers for further investigation.
So I guess that is all for now.
David
by DavidNewton
16 Jan 2020 16:29
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Hidden attribute causing a save problem?
Replies: 3
Views: 723

Re: Hidden attribute causing a save problem?

Thanks Mike. I have raised a ticket with Calico Pie support. I will post back on this thread when I get a response.
David
by DavidNewton
16 Jan 2020 13:57
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Hidden attribute causing a save problem?
Replies: 3
Views: 723

Hidden attribute causing a save problem?

This more of a 'why' question, than a 'solve it' question. Recently I was trying to tidy up my home made plugins. I opened one for editing made the changes and then got this message "A problem occurred. Task may not have completed correctly". However, FH was happy to save the plugin with a different...
by DavidNewton
15 Jan 2020 19:12
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Disc drive for installation
Replies: 14
Views: 969

Re: Disc drive for installation

A bit off topic, but an alternative solution to a wider problem. If you have a load of installation CDs, as I did, and a new laptop with no CD drive can I suggest the purchase of an external USB connected DVD/CD drive. I paid £15.99 for mine and problem solved.

David
by DavidNewton
05 Jan 2020 13:49
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Some days you just can't make a farthing, disk crash
Replies: 5
Views: 710

Re: Some days you just can't make a farthing, disk crash

An observation (not a recomendation as I haven't used it) but Windows 10 has a built-in facility to create a system image. Full instructions here:

https://windows.gadgethacks.com/how-to/ ... 0-0162966/

David
by DavidNewton
05 Jan 2020 11:53
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Grandchild, parent unknown
Replies: 11
Views: 780

Re: Grandchild, parent unknown

A quick rummage around Family Search leads me to think we are talking of Selina Neville, If not then the rest of this post is irrelevant. Looking through one or two free sites gives: William Nevill married Mary Salt 11 Feb 1846 (Warwickshire Parish Records from Family Search) Selina Neville birth re...
by DavidNewton
15 Jun 2019 09:29
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Change Focus window to that shown in property box
Replies: 23
Views: 2619

Re: Change Focus window to that shown in property box

I stand corrected. I read highlighted to mean the background colour change (i.e. selection) and frankly I had not noticed the box boundary being highlighted.

David
by DavidNewton
15 Jun 2019 08:37
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Change Focus window to that shown in property box
Replies: 23
Views: 2619

Re: Change Focus window to that shown in property box

The problem is compounded by the fact that the individual is highlighted in the focus window, leaving one to mistakenly think that the individual is also the focus of the property box. This is evidenced by the number of people commenting that they have mistakenly added facts to the wrong person! So...
by DavidNewton
14 Jun 2019 17:02
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Change Focus window to that shown in property box
Replies: 23
Views: 2619

Re: Change Focus window to that shown in property box

Mike I am sure that is correct, FH could sync, bringing the property box individual into focus, but this would remove the distinction in the focus window between selecting an individual and bringing that individual into focus. I frequently select one of the children in a family for a quick look at t...
by DavidNewton
14 Jun 2019 08:25
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Change Focus window to that shown in property box
Replies: 23
Views: 2619

Re: Change Focus window to that shown in property box

Tatewise's comment The Go Back and Go Forward and cog Recent list can involve ANY type of record, not just Individual records, so in the general case such records cannot be shown in the Focus Window. to my mind indicates why linking the property box to the focus window is not possible. I take the po...
by DavidNewton
06 Jun 2019 09:52
Forum: Importing and Exporting
Topic: Sources After GEDCOM download to FH from Legacy
Replies: 7
Views: 1435

Re: Sources After GEDCOM download to FH from Legacy

As an experiment using FH6.2 and Legacy 8 I exported an FH file to Legacy and then imported it back to FH. The type data is there as a UDF in the All tab of the Source Record. Looking at the GEDCOM files in notepad the differences are exemplified below FH-Legacy-FH Import @S1156@ SOUR 1 TITL GRO Dea...
by DavidNewton
28 May 2019 16:05
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: and I own this computer.
Replies: 6
Views: 1062

Re: and I own this computer.

Ron This is the plugin I use to update the families child count.It does not take account of the relationship status of the children. I don't calculate for individuals but a simple replacement of 'FAM' by 'INDI' should do the job. Then you can read the count from the NCHI tag pf=fhNewItemPtr() pfc=fh...
by DavidNewton
26 May 2019 09:05
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: and I own this computer.
Replies: 6
Views: 1062

Re: and I own this computer.

Just in regard to the child count doesn't the built-in function do the job, or does that slow everything down?

Code: Select all

fhCallBuiltInFunction('ChildCount',ptr)
David
by DavidNewton
26 May 2019 08:52
Forum: Research
Topic: The Theory of Eight
Replies: 22
Views: 2716

Re: The Theory of Eight

@gwyilum'smum My Wildgoose family came initially from Matlock area and later on from Sheffield, I have none from Burton upon Trent but geographically all of theses areas are close together so there may be a join at some time. As an aside have you looked at the Wildgoose one-name site Gaggle of Geese...
by DavidNewton
26 May 2019 08:48
Forum: General
Topic: How would we fare if the Records Office honoured its confidentiality agreements?
Replies: 5
Views: 1070

Re: How would we fare if the Records Office honoured its confidentiality agreements?

Apologies I was using the logical 'or' which does not exclude 'and', whereas I guess the normal use of 'or' does suggest that 'and' is not available.
I agree that both answers should be yes.
David
by DavidNewton
25 May 2019 12:13
Forum: General
Topic: How would we fare if the Records Office honoured its confidentiality agreements?
Replies: 5
Views: 1070

How would we fare if the Records Office honoured its confidentiality agreements?

At the top of the 1911 household census form you will find a statement part of which is given below. The contents of the Schedule will be treated as confidential. Strict care will be taken that no information is disclosed with regard to individual persons. Now I believe that there is an understandin...
by DavidNewton
25 May 2019 08:05
Forum: Research
Topic: The Theory of Eight
Replies: 22
Views: 2716

Re: The Theory of Eight

An interesting challenge on a Saturday morning to do this without opening your file. I failed when it came to my wife's adoptive family getting only 5 of 8. Mine were easy Newton, Otter, Wildgoose, Elliott, Fretwell, Baker, Baker, Tivey (Bakers were 1-st cousins once removed) and the 4 in my wife's ...
by DavidNewton
16 May 2019 11:47
Forum: General
Topic: How should we use the internet as a genealogy data source.
Replies: 12
Views: 1471

Re: How should we use the internet as a genealogy data source.

Many thanks for the information about the Coalmining History Resources. I looked up Raleys to see if they had moved the information and apparently they are in administration so not much help. I will look up the links mentioned.
David
by DavidNewton
15 May 2019 19:38
Forum: General
Topic: How should we use the internet as a genealogy data source.
Replies: 12
Views: 1471

How should we use the internet as a genealogy data source.

I should clarify that I am not asking about the reliability of the information that we obtain from the internet but rather will it still be there in decades to come. Let me explain with a specific example. Many of my relatives were coal miners and some years ago on the internet I found a collections...
by DavidNewton
13 May 2019 20:25
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Source help
Replies: 86
Views: 6510

Re: Source help

The existence of an age field in the Birth event does suggest that the Fact definition has been altered. Have a look at the Tools>Fact Types. Select Birth from the list and then Edit from the right hand list of buttons. The Fields required near the bottom will probably include a check against Age, u...
by DavidNewton
09 May 2019 15:28
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Brothers marrying sisters
Replies: 5
Views: 832

Re: Brothers marrying sisters

Just a passing comment: would the second level relationship pull out this information. I have only one similar instance in my tree where a sister and brother married a brother and sister. The second level relationship reads 'Thomas --- is husband of sister of husband of ---' David Added in edit. I w...
by DavidNewton
05 Apr 2019 12:59
Forum: General
Topic: File organisation in Windows
Replies: 22
Views: 2159

Re: File organisation in Windows

There are a number of mentions here of not storing your data on the same drive as the Windows operating system. As far as I can tell, and I could easily be wrong, no one has mentioned that the standard user folders can be stored anywhere you like (including C:\DATA) and Microsoft provides an officia...
by DavidNewton
03 Apr 2019 08:18
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Organisation of media folders
Replies: 8
Views: 1074

Re: Organisation of media folders

I did read the caveat and it is possible that FH is one of the older 32-bit programs which cannot open or save very long path name files - I don't know. I was not recommending the use of a registry hack simply pointing out for interested parties where it can be found.

David
by DavidNewton
02 Apr 2019 10:10
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Organisation of media folders
Replies: 8
Views: 1074

Re: Organisation of media folders

I didn't know about the change in Long path names in Windows 10. Good to know. I have found an article about it with instructions at https://www.howtogeek.com/266621/how-to-make-windows-10-accept-file-paths-over-260-characters/ If you are uncomfortable accessing the Registry there is a link - Long P...
by DavidNewton
25 Oct 2018 12:18
Forum: Research
Topic: Wildcards on GRO website
Replies: 15
Views: 3187

Re: Wildcards on GRO website

tatewise wrote:David, not sure how you searched,
Clearly not well enough.

David