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by E Wilcock
15 Sep 2020 09:58
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Report for a Named List?
Replies: 1
Views: 233

Report for a Named List?

I have a named list of about 85 people. I want to send their details to someone who doesnt use Gedcom. I want to send details with their parents, spouses and children (if any) and census entries which would normally be in an individual report. A list report doesnt give complete information. Is there...
by E Wilcock
10 Sep 2020 14:45
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Double clicking on child
Replies: 4
Views: 452

Re: Double clicking on child

Can you clarify where you are double-clicking the child? Is it a Children entry in the Focus Window on the left, or a Children entry in the Spouse tab at the base of Property Box ? I am double clicking in the focus window. I didnt realise the children were listed in the property box as I usually ha...
by E Wilcock
09 Sep 2020 08:46
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Double clicking on child
Replies: 4
Views: 452

Double clicking on child

If I double click on a selected child, hoping to make them the focus person, it has no effect. One has to move the mouse and click on the focus icon. And then the same as one moves to the next sibling. It could be that fh does not provide this link. But it annoys me. So I think it worth asking wheth...
by E Wilcock
07 Sep 2020 09:27
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Averages and Show Project Statistics.
Replies: 2
Views: 131

Re: Averages and Show Project Statistics.

Thank you. I will do.
by E Wilcock
07 Sep 2020 07:38
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Averages and Show Project Statistics.
Replies: 2
Views: 131

Averages and Show Project Statistics.

I am sorry to bother you Mike but yesterday I was looking to see whether fh allows one to find the average age of a group of people? I think fh lets one see the average age at death? So logically it should be possible to find the average age of people at a census. I adapted the fh query to find the ...
by E Wilcock
27 Aug 2020 11:21
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Associated People
Replies: 6
Views: 1922

Re: Associated People

It is hardly surprising that I cant beta test the upcoming version as I still cant work the existing one. Please remind me how to Associate two people. Again it isnt in the index to the handbook. I am entering people mentioned in an autobiography. Thus all share the same source. However some are clo...
by E Wilcock
26 Aug 2020 08:41
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Charting programs
Replies: 7
Views: 705

Re: Charting programs

I dont know what a fractal tree is. One becomes attached to software one has used for a long time and I have just upgraded my Treedraw software (Spansoft). I dont know if Treedraw does anything that fh cannot do. I suspect not. And maybe that is why I did not purchase an upgrade until I saw this pos...
by E Wilcock
20 Aug 2020 12:58
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Add media URL short cut
Replies: 6
Views: 338

Re: Add media URL short cut

How kind of you Mike to go to that trouble for me and to explain. Thank you so much. The back history of that video and who is who may still be fraught and the singer is still living. I am content to leave it as it is.

And I have now found and added two more. Thanks you so much for this plug in.
by E Wilcock
20 Aug 2020 11:01
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Add media URL short cut
Replies: 6
Views: 338

Re: Add media URL short cut

I have done this. I cannot click directly on the browser icon in the media pane. I need to open it and then click the arrow to play. Is this how it should be? I thought it would be better to link her media to the website rather than to a video file on my own computer as I may want to send it with th...
by E Wilcock
20 Aug 2020 10:44
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Add media URL short cut
Replies: 6
Views: 338

Re: Add media URL short cut

That is very helpful Mike thank you.
I had not understood that (like the Joe Wicks You tube exercises we follow) a you tube link to this song will lead to an initial advertisement.
But slow of me. I am sorry. Will now do this.
by E Wilcock
20 Aug 2020 08:06
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Add media URL short cut
Replies: 6
Views: 338

Add media URL short cut

Mike. Many apologies. I have used the plug in Add media URL short cut to put a link from the person's media tab to the url but if I then click on the Google chrome icon it just opens the link for me to edit the link. It does not open the remote website. Why would this be? And why does adding a media...
by E Wilcock
19 Aug 2020 18:10
Forum: General Usage
Topic: On line video as media exhibit?
Replies: 6
Views: 337

Re: On line video as media exhibit?

I down loaded the plug in Mike but probably messed up the rest. I need to leave it now till tomorrow when I am fresh. Plus I am about to go to an on line academic lecture.
by E Wilcock
19 Aug 2020 16:00
Forum: General Usage
Topic: On line video as media exhibit?
Replies: 6
Views: 337

Re: On line video as media exhibit?

I wanted to download it but the nearest I could do was to paste the images and link into a word document.

I dont have the plug in Mike but will look for it, thanks.
by E Wilcock
19 Aug 2020 10:24
Forum: General Usage
Topic: On line video as media exhibit?
Replies: 6
Views: 337

On line video as media exhibit?

There are various musicians in my family - classical and pop.
Where there is a surviving video of them, sometimes only on line, I have wanted to add it (as a file or a web link) to their media tab.

But how does one do this? One can only drag and drop still images there?
by E Wilcock
16 Aug 2020 08:57
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Introducing myself and a little (or maybe big) question
Replies: 73
Views: 3332

Re: Introducing myself and a little (or maybe big) question

I seem to remember that the split in your sources is due to the dates at which the indexes were gradually put on line. They would also indicate whether or not the maiden name of the mother was in the original birth index, and was thus for the first time, also provided on line. Initially the on line ...
by E Wilcock
13 Aug 2020 15:11
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Sorting of dates
Replies: 2
Views: 349

Re: Sorting of dates

Thank you Mike. Will do.
by E Wilcock
13 Aug 2020 13:32
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Sorting of dates
Replies: 2
Views: 349

Sorting of dates

Can someone please help me or comment on date sorting in fh? I am working on a data base which includes men of military age in World War 2. I currently have query results showing me this group with birth dates and places and death dates and places in columns. But sorting on those dates is strange. T...
by E Wilcock
10 Aug 2020 09:40
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Name and name 2 on Main Tab of Property box
Replies: 5
Views: 526

Re: Name and name 2 on Main Tab of Property box

I will do that Mike. Though when we bought this new computer I remember I failed at that too and had to copy the calico pie programme data file. The good news is that I have been checking and entering lists of war dead against a census and should complete that today. Though tredious, fh is brilliant...
by E Wilcock
09 Aug 2020 19:36
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Name and name 2 on Main Tab of Property box
Replies: 5
Views: 526

Re: Name and name 2 on Main Tab of Property box

Thank you Mike. That has fixed it. I didnt realise that adding the [2] would change Name to a custom field which I could then edit. I have absolutely no memory at all of customising this. I suspect I fixed it up right from the start when handling the Anglicization of German names. May be it was some...
by E Wilcock
09 Aug 2020 16:26
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Name and name 2 on Main Tab of Property box
Replies: 5
Views: 526

Name and name 2 on Main Tab of Property box

It is Sunday and very hot so this can wait till tomorrow. I may be dreaming but I thought that the two name fields on the main tab of the property box could display two alternative names for the same person. Name 1 and Name 2 That is, that for a married woman, her married name might show underneath ...
by E Wilcock
09 Aug 2020 10:18
Forum: General Usage
Topic: FH Project Folders
Replies: 10
Views: 810

Re: FH Project Folders

You are quite right not to delete emails. I lost important email for 1991-1992 because of aol inconsistencies about back up. I dont like having a crowded list in the project folder. My system in TMG, and also fh when the time comes, is to use an additional sub folder called Completed, created in win...
by E Wilcock
08 Aug 2020 17:49
Forum: Research
Topic: Blackstone to acquire Ancestry
Replies: 9
Views: 815

Re: Blackstone to acquire Ancestry

What does this mean?
And what about the DNA side? Personal preventive health sounds a bit dicey ?
by E Wilcock
29 Jul 2020 18:01
Forum: Research
Topic: Ancestry Changes
Replies: 28
Views: 3000

Re: Ancestry Changes

I dont know the cm, cut off point for other DNA websites. There are some sites to which one can upload one's raw data (which you can download from ancestry) . The best known is Gedmatch. Mine was uploaded also to Familytree DNA because a one name study DNA site was being hosted there. I am not too h...
by E Wilcock
28 Jul 2020 14:22
Forum: Importing and Exporting
Topic: CSV date issues in spreadsheets
Replies: 7
Views: 1617

Re: CSV date issues in spreadsheets

Dates have always been a great problem for me, in using MS Access or Excell. Historians sometimes find for example that a letter was written during the summer of 1934. Bibliography software allows for seasonal dating and has more flexibility. For a long time I kept one of my historical databases in ...
by E Wilcock
27 Jul 2020 16:00
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Source for new Individual
Replies: 6
Views: 979

Re: Source for new Individual

Yes. That is a kind suggestion and have done it in the past -Some lists are very tedious to enter and it works well. But I am currently working through people listed in a book - with much mis spelling of the names too. I want to know where I found the people but to enter more accurate information fo...