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by jbtapscott
12 Oct 2020 05:47
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Quarter dates in Facts tab
Replies: 4
Views: 426

Re: Quarter dates in Facts tab

I would suggest those two uses are valid - it is quite possible that we know a person lived at a given address from a specific start to specific end date, while for somebody else we only know that they lived at a given address at some stage between two dates. The Sample project is therefore giving e...
by jbtapscott
03 Oct 2020 16:11
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Using matches to web data
Replies: 13
Views: 767

Re: Using matches to web data

Agreed Mike - my experience has normally seen that at around 2 weeks, but I'm talking two days now!. Have been checking if the browser has somehow switched "on" cookie clearing on shutdown but not finding anything like that so far (viz. switches all set to "don't" )
by jbtapscott
03 Oct 2020 14:43
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Using matches to web data
Replies: 13
Views: 767

Re: Using matches to web data

Must admit - the last couple of weeks I am being constantly asked to login to FMP when looking at hints in FMP despite having the "remember me" option turned on!. Using the same external browser (Chromium Edge) and not clearing cookies, so starting to get a bit fed up with it.
by jbtapscott
29 Sep 2020 06:47
Forum: General Usage
Topic: How to best link sources to each other?
Replies: 11
Views: 1403

Re: How to best link sources to each other?

I'm with Mike on this one. I get most of my info from FMP, and, certainly in the case of parish records, they get information from a variety of other archives, but I always record FMP as the Repository on the Source record. I always create/download a PDF of the FMP transcript so if it did disappear ...
by jbtapscott
06 Sep 2020 16:40
Forum: Ancestral Sources
Topic: 1939 Census - DOB not updating
Replies: 3
Views: 372

Re: 1939 Census - DOB not updating

Certainly works okay for me - I get a prompt asking about updating DOB, Place of Birth etc., with a few tick boxes for how I want to proceed (normally, just update the DOB).
by jbtapscott
04 Sep 2020 06:12
Forum: General Usage
Topic: FH stops at random times with new Windows release
Replies: 8
Views: 1068

Re: FH stops at random times with new Windows release

Doesn't help particularly I know, but I am running Windows 10 Home Version 2004 fully patched and use FH most days - I have not seen any occurrences of FH stopping / closing unexpectedly.
by jbtapscott
16 Aug 2020 14:47
Forum: New Wish List Requests
Topic: Cloud based software
Replies: 6
Views: 958

Re: Cloud based software

Only the "whole world" that have decent internet speed and are happy to have their data in the cloud!. I don't and I am not, so I would see this as an add-on and not a replacement for locally installed software.
by jbtapscott
13 Aug 2020 13:38
Forum: Ancestral Sources
Topic: Marriage Witnesses
Replies: 11
Views: 1507

Re: Marriage Witnesses

In the AS Marriages / Further Info tab there is a dropdown list against Association - select Witness from that list. If it's not in the list (unlikely!), then hit the Edit option to add it
by jbtapscott
06 Jul 2020 05:44
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Timeline to aid research
Replies: 7
Views: 1106

Re: Timeline to aid research

Thanks for that Peter. I have only been able to follow "my" Tapscott's back to the late 1700's in Culmstock, Devon - at that point there are multiple Robert Tapscott's and I have been unable to identify which one is "mine". For the Robert I have I have been able to track all subsequent generations p...
by jbtapscott
05 Jul 2020 10:09
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Timeline to aid research
Replies: 7
Views: 1106

Re: Timeline to aid research

Where I have found historical mention of / records with the same surname as those I am studying, I do input them to FH with a suitable comment in the Notes against the individual (Tapscott is a relatively unusual surname!). There have been numerous occasions when, sometimes several years later, I ha...
by jbtapscott
27 Jun 2020 18:17
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Membership of organisations
Replies: 3
Views: 806

Re: Membership of organisations

I use a custom Attribute "Organisation" with a sentence template incorporating "{individual} was a member of '{value}' {date} {place} {age}" for a variety of memberships including Trade Unions, etc.
by jbtapscott
23 Jun 2020 10:50
Forum: Ancestral Sources
Topic: Date error on baptism entry
Replies: 7
Views: 1922

Re: Date error on baptism entry

I'm sure Nick W will reply in due course, but my guess (based on my experiences) is that the Q4 date in FH is being used for the comparison.
by jbtapscott
19 Jun 2020 09:29
Forum: General Usage
Topic: LDS AFN
Replies: 15
Views: 1863

Re: LDS AFN

For consistency, I always put references like that (eg. GRO / Census refs, etc) in the Publication Information field of the Source Record.
by jbtapscott
17 Jun 2020 16:03
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Windows 10 build 2004
Replies: 4
Views: 562

Re: Windows 10 build 2004

Surprised it took that long to install. My laptop was updated the day after the release and I've had no problems with FH, AS or the various plugins that I use.
by jbtapscott
13 Jun 2020 06:10
Forum: Importing and Exporting
Topic: GedSite and Family Historian
Replies: 6
Views: 1231

Re: GedSite and Family Historian

Some things to check: Are you using FH or GedSite Sentence Templates in GedSite? If you are using GedSite sentences then: Is the Military Service Fact appearing at all on the website generated by GedSite? If it is (eg say, just the Date and Place) then you need to check the Tag sentence in GedSite t...
by jbtapscott
14 May 2020 13:44
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Review Folder Permissions Plugin Snippet
Replies: 58
Views: 5613

Re: Review Folder Permissions Plugin Snippet

Mike - I received same status as in your original post - viz. FullControl

Running Windows 10 Pro, 64 bit, Build 18363.836. Administrator User Account
by jbtapscott
13 May 2020 14:01
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Windows 10 updates inhibit FH Backups
Replies: 9
Views: 2088

Re: Windows 10 updates inhibit FH Backups

Yes Mike, although I have snapshots turned off because it was causing some issues with loss of data when using AS. I don't use the Small Backup as a backup "weapon" per-se but as a means of looking at historical work - viz. I know I changed this record but what did it used to have recorded. Much qui...
by jbtapscott
13 May 2020 13:09
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Windows 10 updates inhibit FH Backups
Replies: 9
Views: 2088

Re: Windows 10 updates inhibit FH Backups

Just for the record (!), the latest Windows Updates (KB4556799) were applied on my laptop yesterday evening and when I checked this morning I found that the FH File > Backup/Restore > Small Backup command is still working okay as previously (viz. FH found the path that it normally uses on my laptop ...
by jbtapscott
09 May 2020 13:06
Forum: Importing and Exporting
Topic: Uploading GEDCOM files
Replies: 40
Views: 4403

Re: Uploading GEDCOM files

Are you using the FH "Export Gedcom File" plugin?
by jbtapscott
03 May 2020 09:09
Forum: General Usage
Topic: FH 6.2.7 Randomly closing
Replies: 29
Views: 4230

Re: FH 6.2.7 Randomly closing

Have to say that, like Mike, I have never encountered FH shutting down as described in earlier messages. I do occasionally see the "Oops...." message on FMP, but that has mostly been when I have accessed / logged in to FMP directly rather than via the FH hints process - the last two occasions it hap...
by jbtapscott
25 Apr 2020 18:11
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Occupation - Scholar etc
Replies: 17
Views: 2406

Re: Occupation - Scholar etc

I use Ancestral Sources to capture data and find it particularly good for Census data. I have "Relationship to Head of Household", Marital Status" and "Occupation" configured such that they are concatenated within a local Note on the Census fact for each individual rather than generating any specifi...
by jbtapscott
19 Apr 2020 13:45
Forum: Genealogy News
Topic: Has anyone else not been notified about this?
Replies: 8
Views: 1986

Re: Has anyone else not been notified about this?

I got notification via LastPass (my password manager) but nothing from MyHeritage - I logged on and immediately changed my password.
by jbtapscott
15 Apr 2020 12:40
Forum: Ancestral Sources
Topic: Where born in census entries
Replies: 13
Views: 2053

Re: Where born in census entries

Giving a completely "curved ball" idea - if you use Ancestral Sources to capture the Census record, you could modify the Templates to have the Column Type of "Where Born" (or whatever it is called in a given Census year) changed to "Generic" instead of "PlaceofBirth" and the value of "Recording" set...
by jbtapscott
08 Apr 2020 18:19
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Clean Up and Validation Guidance
Replies: 7
Views: 1169

Re: Clean Up and Validation Guidance

I also moved over from TMG when its demise was announced and did consider the "split" projects approach but eventually decided against it, primarily because of the risk of loosing / duplicating source records etc etc. Ultimately, I used Named Lists and Flags to mark what I could call my "primary" re...
by jbtapscott
25 Mar 2020 19:01
Forum: Genealogy News
Topic: Web sites whose owners have died
Replies: 20
Views: 3568

Re: Web sites whose owners have died

Not morbid at all David - it's something we all need to be thinking about in our current situation. I use a Password Manager and have setup my brother to have Emergency Access to the vault. In there, in addition to passwords, etc., I have a "secure note" file detailing my Genealogy "setup" - viz. wh...