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by E Wilcock
16 Aug 2019 09:30
Forum: General
Topic: I Quit FH for TMG
Replies: 36
Views: 2527

Re: I Quit FH for TMG

I am in my late 70s and moved to fh regardless. I have had endless patient help on this forum and using a text based software has been simpler for me. I too had dated UK census events. They were standard in the UK edition of TMG. But I had entered the Year in the date field. I have now put in the fu...
by E Wilcock
15 Aug 2019 06:38
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Add a new source
Replies: 4
Views: 355

Re: Add a new source

Thank you all so much. I found the Add menu solution directly after posting and was going to post to apologise. I had a blank moment.
But I didnt know the right click method in the sources list (which is where I was) so thank you for that, Mike.
by E Wilcock
14 Aug 2019 13:54
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Add a new source
Replies: 4
Views: 355

Add a new source

Is it possible in fh to add a new source record without connecting it to a previously created person, event or attribute? When I receive an email about family history I like to add it with its text to my genealogy software. I have just had an email that relates to a family with the same surname but ...
by E Wilcock
29 Jul 2019 16:58
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Comparing trees without merging them
Replies: 19
Views: 658

Re: Comparing trees without merging them

I didnt know one could compare files with note pad. Thank you.
by E Wilcock
28 Jul 2019 17:09
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Comparing trees without merging them
Replies: 19
Views: 658

Re: Comparing trees without merging them

Output a full report from each tree, (avoiding narrative sentences) and save both as MS Word documents. Then using Word, one can compare two documents?

I did that once when sent a text report. I am not an expert tho.
by E Wilcock
26 Jul 2019 16:26
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Flagging a DNA Match?
Replies: 5
Views: 327

Re: Flagging a DNA Match?

Thank you. That is much what I have been doing.
by E Wilcock
26 Jul 2019 08:42
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Flagging a DNA Match?
Replies: 5
Views: 327

Re: Flagging a DNA Match?

Jane, I am glad this topic has come up again. I use this method. Thank you for designing it. However there are times when I may want to record a Match's link to a particular branch or surname but dont know the precise link. I find this arises in two ways on ancestry. 1. A surname search through my m...
by E Wilcock
23 Jul 2019 17:26
Forum: General Usage
Topic: More query help please
Replies: 14
Views: 482

Re: More query help please

Sorry Mike. I will get back to this. But other things intervening with school holidays etc. just now.
by E Wilcock
22 Jul 2019 12:25
Forum: General Usage
Topic: More query help please
Replies: 14
Views: 482

Re: More query help please

They only have one census event in that town. Because this is a place study.
But you are right, there might be women with more than one husband. That will affect both rows and columns.
by E Wilcock
22 Jul 2019 10:47
Forum: General Usage
Topic: More query help please
Replies: 14
Views: 482

Re: More query help please

Thank you Mike. You have provided for proper family historians. Since I am looking at only one town in one particular census my needs are much narrower. I have snipped an image of my rows but clearly am not very expert at editing snips to remove the town name. I dont seem to have my wits about me to...
by E Wilcock
22 Jul 2019 08:17
Forum: General Usage
Topic: More query help please
Replies: 14
Views: 482

Re: More query help please

Mike, that is so kind of you and a brilliant help. I didnt understand that it was so complicated. I didnt want to trouble you by posting again over the weekend but I believed that I had managed this with an individual query. Your query is better as divorced husbands may be elsewhere in the same town...
by E Wilcock
20 Jul 2019 13:57
Forum: General Usage
Topic: More query help please
Replies: 14
Views: 482

Re: More query help please

My aim is somewhat different Mike. To find the number of women listed with their children and no husband.
by E Wilcock
20 Jul 2019 10:10
Forum: General Usage
Topic: More query help please
Replies: 14
Views: 482

Re: More query help please

There is no hurry - this can easily wait till next week. I dont want to spoil your weekend.
by E Wilcock
20 Jul 2019 10:09
Forum: General Usage
Topic: More query help please
Replies: 14
Views: 482

Re: More query help please

Mike I am looking at only one census. I need to single out by a particular town. I have already, through an individual query, included only people with a census entry for that date and that place. I dont have witnesses at all. I have not used ancestral sources in these place studies. My method in th...
by E Wilcock
20 Jul 2019 08:49
Forum: General Usage
Topic: More query help please
Replies: 14
Views: 482

More query help please

Mike kindly coached me in fact queries. i.e. queries that allow an individual to be listed more than once. But I seem a bit lost with individual queries. I would like to find married women with children in the census household but whose husbands are not listed in the same census household. That may ...
by E Wilcock
11 Jul 2019 15:29
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Search and Replace Plugin Revision
Replies: 4
Views: 504

Re: Search and Replace Plugin Revision

Thank you. That is very clear. I needed that upward arrow symbol. The simple way is to start with the 1939 Register because there is only a single source for that- whereas different routes to the German one changing over the years. I do have people who are on both censuses - but for those peope I en...
by E Wilcock
10 Jul 2019 15:45
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Search and Replace Plugin Revision
Replies: 4
Views: 504

Re: Search and Replace Plugin Revision

I am really ashamed to post this. But I dont know how to select census dates that are year only and ask for the full date to go in. I have 2 censuses in 1939 (German and English) so after you posted this, I went through and manually selected a couple of hundred of the German ones but eventually gave...
by E Wilcock
04 Jul 2019 09:19
Forum: General
Topic: Best way to capture images
Replies: 19
Views: 974

Re: Best way to capture images

Looking through my images, I see that at home I use my kitchen weights. They are heavier and neater than the lead ribbons.
This was a time consuming effort to make images of letters sent home in the First World War which my father had stuck (grip fix paste) onto lined paper held in 4 ring folders.
by E Wilcock
04 Jul 2019 08:39
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Unlink from one parent
Replies: 5
Views: 301

Re: Unlink from one parent

It doesnt make sense to me at all Because illegitimate children of an known mother and unknown father do not necessarily have the same father. Does one add two different fathers or not? One's tree gets cluttered up with people called unknown unknown. I think in other software one can just leave a bl...
by E Wilcock
03 Jul 2019 07:52
Forum: General
Topic: Best way to capture images
Replies: 19
Views: 974

Re: Best way to capture images

As I said above. One can buy these lead weights and lead weighted tapes that they have in libraries and archives - I have three in my dining room drawer. The disadvantage is that they do show in the image. But they dont cast much shadow. I too would advise people not to use blue tack and I would not...
by E Wilcock
02 Jul 2019 12:52
Forum: General
Topic: Fh instruction at Society of genaologists?
Replies: 2
Views: 319

Re: Fh instruction at Society of genaologists?

For health reasons the speaker has been obliged to cancel this talk.
by E Wilcock
02 Jul 2019 12:48
Forum: General
Topic: Best way to capture images
Replies: 19
Views: 974

Re: Best way to capture images

I dont have an authoritative solution. Nor an apple office phone. I read on line that in theory there is no difference in quality between a scan and a (large) digital photo taken with a good camera. My images of certificates were almost all taken using a good slr camera. In the National archive one ...
by E Wilcock
01 Jul 2019 07:33
Forum: General
Topic: Apps for Android
Replies: 10
Views: 1831

Re: Apps for Android

I use Gedstar pro which the designer made free to users when he retired and stopped supporting it. Gedstar pro is read only and cannot be edited. But it does not require internet access and provides full sources, notes and I think it would include images, if I chose. Gedstar Pro must be installed on...
by E Wilcock
29 Jun 2019 13:13
Forum: General
Topic: Fh instruction at Society of genaologists?
Replies: 2
Views: 319

Fh instruction at Society of genaologists?

Just wondering whether anyone on this forum has been to a talk by John Hanson? And how to interpret the levels intermediate and advanced? For those of us who have been so carefully tutored by Mike and Jane. Family Historian Software Practical for Intermediate Users (London) In this half-day workshop...
by E Wilcock
24 Jun 2019 09:06
Forum: General
Topic: 1939 Register
Replies: 13
Views: 764

Re: 1939 Register

I am a creature of habit and still use FMP for the 1939 register. But I have a subscription to ancestry and find the following reference. (chosen at random) The National Archives; Kew, London, England; 1939 Register; Reference: RG 101/6169J The additional reference attached to the person is Schedule...