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by jimlad68
09 May 2020 21:23
Forum: Web Site Usage
Topic: Topic Numbers
Replies: 12
Views: 4355

Re: Topic Numbers

OK if I set my My board style to anything but Prosilver the * is there.

I'm not sure if there are any advantages to the 4 My board styles, but an obvious solution to my problem!
by jimlad68
09 May 2020 21:13
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Changing the aspect ratio of a .pdf diagram
Replies: 7
Views: 460

Re: Changing the aspect ratio of a .pdf diagram

I would go with Mike's suggestion. Alternative: - double (or as required) the diagram zoom ( https://www.fhug.org.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=13535 ) - Diagram > save as > a png image > Whole diagram - then most image editors (e.g. Irfanview) will be able to change aspect ratio (e.g. Canvass > resize >...
by jimlad68
09 May 2020 21:11
Forum: Web Site Usage
Topic: Topic Numbers
Replies: 12
Views: 4355

Re: Topic Numbers

sorry to revisit this after such a long time:

re my comment by jimlad68 » 24 Mar 2017 16:25
"before the large font topic title is an *, click this to get a popup with the topic number enclosed in a format for use in a topic posting."

I can't find the * anymore! Am I looking in the wrong place?
by jimlad68
06 May 2020 16:21
Forum: General
Topic: Family Tree Going Online
Replies: 16
Views: 718

Re: Family Tree Going Online

I have discovered that Geneanet https://en.geneanet.org/ is very good at displaying a Gedcom file, especially the individual "profile" which displays in a similar but better "comprehensive" manner (no jumping around to find all the bits of info) to the original Rootsweb WorldConnect. This aspect of ...
by jimlad68
13 Apr 2020 18:37
Forum: General
Topic: Photo Editing Software
Replies: 8
Views: 632

Re: Photo Editing Software

Scanning: <> scan high dpi, you can always reduce later <> save to *.png file or other lossless format, that way you can re-edit later with much less loss in quality. <> best tip I stumbled upon, especially for faded or over/under exposure: - most scanners give you the option to preview (usually qui...
by jimlad68
01 Apr 2020 13:12
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Short dates and place name for Gedcom export to Family Tree DNA
Replies: 62
Views: 5216

Re: Short dates and place name for Gedcom export to Family Tree DNA

Mike, my comments relate to FTDNA trees, possibly fixed by your export, I know this topic has meandered a little.
by jimlad68
01 Apr 2020 12:39
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Short dates and place name for Gedcom export to Family Tree DNA
Replies: 62
Views: 5216

Re: Short dates and place name for Gedcom export to Family Tree DNA

Apologies if this has been mentioned previously in this long thread: FTDNA trees - when I did it some time ago FTDNA allow you upload your DNA (say from Ancestry) for free and also upload tree for free and view matches etc via Family Finder - as mentioned before the ftdna trees are very basic, but d...
by jimlad68
24 Feb 2020 14:03
Forum: Importing and Exporting
Topic: Media Files to Ancestry
Replies: 20
Views: 1810

Re: Media Files to Ancestry

Mark - I did say "already publicly available online information", even so I would agree that in some cases sensitivity is desirable, especially as you say with interpretations.

Lorna, agreed, seems to add to/match my scenarios.
by jimlad68
23 Feb 2020 20:38
Forum: Importing and Exporting
Topic: Media Files to Ancestry
Replies: 20
Views: 1810

Re: Media Files to Ancestry

When it works, I find the Ancestry restriction of private for 100 (or is it 120) years after birth too restrictive. Although I do my best to avoid the potential hassle of showing living people **, I have a few instances where I want to display names; for that I just give a death date way in the futu...
by jimlad68
09 Feb 2020 15:21
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Mixed "Biological", "cultural" etc and "potential" families.
Replies: 17
Views: 1382

Re: Mixed "Biological", "cultural" etc and "potential" families.

Mike, yes it does. But if there are say 2 spouses and/or there are a lot of facts to display, it is a long way to track back as the "auto" narrative is just something like "She and Joe Blogs had the following children". We have to live with what is offered, and for all the flexibilities, there are "...
by jimlad68
09 Feb 2020 14:43
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Mixed "Biological", "cultural" etc and "potential" families.
Replies: 17
Views: 1382

Re: Mixed "Biological", "cultural" etc and "potential" families.

just for interest I have produced: [1] diagram picture showing the ASSOciations FH ASSOciation in Diagram.png [2] a stripped down report, FH ASSOciation in report.pdf - showing ASSOCiations - also where the parents details are not displayed e.g.: 2. [][]____ William Gollop, son of William Gollop and...
by jimlad68
08 Feb 2020 23:29
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Mixed "Biological", "cultural" etc and "potential" families.
Replies: 17
Views: 1382

Re: Mixed "Biological", "cultural" etc and "potential" families.

Mike, its a while since I did this, but I think it was that "for my concise" fact by fact list I did not like the standard format, so when I run my word macro it deletes the standard. So yes, not really needed. The example was of course to show the ASSO usage. EDIT: Just checked this out, later in t...
by jimlad68
08 Feb 2020 22:00
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Mixed "Biological", "cultural" etc and "potential" families.
Replies: 17
Views: 1382

Re: Mixed "Biological", "cultural" etc and "potential" families.

back home now so here are my examples for ASSOciation. <> Birth Sentence Template , not sure why I stopped at 10, I think there might be some restriction on the Sentence length, or I got fed up adding! (the [] ____ etc is for later in my Word Macro for text formatting). [][]____ {individual} ____[][...
by jimlad68
08 Feb 2020 13:54
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Mixed "Biological", "cultural" etc and "potential" families.
Replies: 17
Views: 1382

Re: Mixed "Biological", "cultural" etc and "potential" families.

That's what I do with my associations. Works well. But as mentioned. Does not export well.

Also works well in a diagram.

I also have a property tab just for associations.
by jimlad68
07 Feb 2020 22:30
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Mixed "Biological", "cultural" etc and "potential" families.
Replies: 17
Views: 1382

Re: Mixed "Biological", "cultural" etc and "potential" families.

Thanks for those observations. I think I will experiment with "potential" lines first e.g.
Joe (FAM POSSIBLE 1) / Smith
Joe (FAM POSSIBLE 2) / Smith
Joe (FAM POSSIBLE 3) / Smith
then create PARTNERships to enable quick links.
by jimlad68
06 Feb 2020 23:01
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Mixed "Biological", "cultural" etc and "potential" families.
Replies: 17
Views: 1382

Re: Mixed "Biological", "cultural" etc and "potential" families.

Mike, I did have a play with that, perhaps I did it wrong but I got some strange results. I will check out again, especially to check exporting to Ancestry and Geneanet (my current favourite free sharing tree). The other issue I have with various trees is having to keep "swapping" the "currently pre...
by jimlad68
06 Feb 2020 22:54
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Add Historical details to narrative report
Replies: 13
Views: 979

Re: Add Historical details to narrative report

How about create Sources for all the historical events you need.
Attach them to the relevant or new "history" fact(s).
You can then reuse these whenever you want.

Not sure where it would lie in the report, you may be able to add the SOURce to the sentence Template?
by jimlad68
06 Feb 2020 22:36
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Mixed "Biological", "cultural" etc and "potential" families.
Replies: 17
Views: 1382

Mixed "Biological", "cultural" etc and "potential" families.

With the recent DNA discoveries I'm getting to the point where I want to integrate both, as I feel both are important to a "family" tree. However as discussed many times here before, it is fraught with complications, and even more so when exporting to other platforms. I have been trying to find SIMP...
by jimlad68
29 Jan 2020 14:14
Forum: News and Announcements
Topic: Replacement for the FHU Mailing List
Replies: 3
Views: 3322

Re: Replacement for the FHU Mailing List

I've always found having 2 groups confusing, especially when this site is far easier to use than the cumbersome and now "very long in the tooth" Rootsweb (no pun intended). But then again it is probably wise to have 2 options in case one fails, and I suppose Calico and FH users each need something i...
by jimlad68
27 Jan 2020 17:08
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Adopted child in diagram
Replies: 15
Views: 926

Re: Adopted child in diagram

I like to keep my database simple (1 size fits all solutions) so if I want to "briefly" emphasise or note something pertinent about a person I have created a custom fact, use the note field with something like: [not on 1841 census] or [TWIN, coal hewer] or [adopted] or [prob stepdau of Xxx Xxxx] I u...
by jimlad68
18 Jan 2020 16:05
Forum: Web Site Usage
Topic: Clock time
Replies: 6
Views: 768

Re: Clock time

I suppose for a "global" forum, the obvious would be 24 hour UTC. Only confusing for us in UK for the summer! I suppose the ideal would be 24 hour UTC+ whatever your Local time+ the posters local time. Might go someway to understanding when people are likely to be asleep.
by jimlad68
13 Jan 2020 23:05
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Note field Citations disallowed in 5.5.1
Replies: 37
Views: 3381

Re: Note field Citations disallowed in 5.5.1

OK, I think I am safe with my existing setup! I have no doubt there are reasons for it, but I have always found Sources/Citations verly complicated (i.e. I don't understand them). I think this topic talking about "standalone notes" not tied to a fact, or perhaps it is to multiple facts or people? it...
by jimlad68
24 Jul 2019 11:25
Forum: General Usage
Topic: How to send info to relatives
Replies: 9
Views: 1760

Re: How to send info to relatives

Mike, Thanks for reminding me of that. I have looked at it in the past and just uploaded again. However, in terms of viewing all the details of an individual (e.g. facts+notes + source+source detail etc etc) I find it nearly as pedantic as Ancestry.com. The detail is all there but as with Ancestry i...
by jimlad68
23 Jul 2019 21:13
Forum: General Usage
Topic: How to send info to relatives
Replies: 9
Views: 1760

Re: How to send info to relatives

Since the effective demise of Rootsweb WorldConnect trees (the replacement "WorldConnect Beta" is rather pathetic by comparison, let's hope it will eventually include all the Gedcom data and display options as well as the original) I have looked around for a replacement. There is of course Ancestry'...
by jimlad68
21 May 2019 13:02
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Privacy and GDPR
Replies: 17
Views: 2637

Re: Privacy and GDPR

Thanks Mike and everyone else on this topic. Can of worms, and as ever lots of work for those in the legal etc professions (can't blame them for doing their job). Reminds me of one of those Orwellian states where if the authorities (or rich individuals) wants to get you, there will be some law they ...