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by Gowermick
24 Feb 2021 10:50
Forum: Research
Topic: FMP census and the 1939 register
Replies: 18
Views: 582

Re: FMP census and the 1939 register

Victor, The problem isn't with the image, but the result screen! When Ancestry shows a list of possible matches for a search, it also display on the left hand side, a set of sliders to modify the search filters. As one moves the cursor to alter one of these sliders e.g. Birth slider, it triggers oth...
by Gowermick
24 Feb 2021 09:26
Forum: Research
Topic: FMP census and the 1939 register
Replies: 18
Views: 582

Re: FMP census and the 1939 register

It appears that they've moved it to the bottom right. Very odd. Overall, I don't mind the new viewer - once they allow us to minimize the film strip (which is handy for navigation), it will be just fine for me. Not quite, that method only applies to some sets of images, others still show the licqor...
by Gowermick
24 Feb 2021 09:23
Forum: Research
Topic: FMP census and the 1939 register
Replies: 18
Views: 582

Re: FMP census and the 1939 register

David, Other sites manage to allow one to jump around the images using a 'Jump' to page feature, without the need to show a filmstrip of the images. To be honest, unless one can actually see these small images, or there were more of them like familysearch, they serve no useful purpose at all. Furthe...
by Gowermick
23 Feb 2021 09:50
Forum: Genealogy News
Topic: Invitation to a census
Replies: 18
Views: 463

Re: Invitation to a census

I think we've all become so paranoid about keeping our data protected, not trusting our government, etc. that there will be a lot of people who don't fill this in or put in false information. I'd guess a much higher number than in the past. I helped out during the 2011 census, and to be honest I fo...
by Gowermick
22 Feb 2021 13:35
Forum: General Usage
Topic: missing sex
Replies: 9
Views: 168

Re: missing sex

ColeValleyGirl wrote:
22 Feb 2021 13:27
Mike, there's a filter at the bottom of the Select Individual as Link to... dialog when you're linking an existing individual as spouse that allows you to switch from e.g. 'No Males' to 'All'.
Was that in FH6? However, easily missed, but worth pointing out! :D
by Gowermick
22 Feb 2021 13:19
Forum: General Usage
Topic: missing sex
Replies: 9
Views: 168

Re: missing sex

I thought it appropriate to mention here, that if you inadvertantly assign the wrong sex to someone, when you try to add a marriage to an ‘existing’ individual rather than a new one, FH will list only display those of the opposite sex! Which makes it awkward to have a same sex marriage between two p...
by Gowermick
20 Feb 2021 14:36
Forum: Genealogy News
Topic: GEDCOM 7.0
Replies: 8
Views: 333

Re: GEDCOM 7.0

AdrianBruce wrote:
20 Feb 2021 13:10
Len-seven-592526.jpg
(Couldn't resist - Len Goodman reacts to GEDCOM 7 announcement?)
Adrian,
Len’s GGrandmother was my 2’GGrandmother’s sister. Small world :D :D
by Gowermick
19 Feb 2021 10:24
Forum: Research
Topic: FMP census and the 1939 register
Replies: 18
Views: 582

Re: FMP census and the 1939 register

Don't know if it is just me but Ancestry's back button is very inconsistent, sometimes it goes back to where you were, occasionally back to results list but more often goes back to the initial "search" page so you have to enter everything all over again. Moan over, Stay safe Ann Ann, And I thought ...
by Gowermick
18 Feb 2021 16:45
Forum: Research
Topic: FMP census and the 1939 register
Replies: 18
Views: 582

Re: FMP census and the 1939 register

fhtess65, Not all images have the facility, and those that don't, don't show the toggle button, which looks like a Licqorice sandwich or Mortar board, with a line through it if it has been disbled. It was between download icon and Triangle icon. I went to show you a screenshot, but mine is no longer...
by Gowermick
18 Feb 2021 14:18
Forum: Research
Topic: FMP census and the 1939 register
Replies: 18
Views: 582

Re: FMP census and the 1939 register

Ta,
I’ll give it a try!
I wish they’d heard of the saying “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” :D
by Gowermick
18 Feb 2021 13:42
Forum: Research
Topic: FMP census and the 1939 register
Replies: 18
Views: 582

Re: FMP census and the 1939 register

I find having pop-up transcription following me around annoying so I have toggled that off, but the default is on. The film strip is actually not really necessary, the ability say go to page nn really good and very helpful. Pity that you cannot toggle the film strip on / off. I’d like to know how t...
by Gowermick
13 Feb 2021 19:24
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Add calendar date to census entries
Replies: 3
Views: 177

Re: Add calendar date to census entries

Paulr1949, Take a look at autohotkey to speed up entry of the census dates, without having to remember them! I have set mine up so that Ctrl-4 enter date for 1941 census, Ctrl-5 enter date for 1951 census etc. etc. I’m sure you could think of other shortcuts you could make use of. It certainly saves...
by Gowermick
09 Feb 2021 16:16
Forum: Genealogy News
Topic: Ancestry's hint update
Replies: 1
Views: 248

Re: Ancestry's hint update

they previously messed up the message system so that now takes ages to access! :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: I agree, it is ridiclous. As you say, it takes ages to load the message screen, then your left with a mainly blank screen, with only a tiny space at bottom of screen for you to write your re...
by Gowermick
01 Feb 2021 17:58
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Creating new emf icons for v7
Replies: 7
Views: 333

Re: Creating new emf icons for v7

Give GIMP2 A try. Open the emf file, resize it then export as a Jpg ( if you just save it, GIMP will not save it as a jpg). I’m not on my PC at present, so don’t know if it will do what you want, but worth a try. (GIMP2 is opensource and free!)
by Gowermick
31 Jan 2021 23:13
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Additional Untitled Sources
Replies: 64
Views: 1793

Re: Additional Untitled Sources

Perhaps I was thinking of the map window that wouldn’t allow Place Deletes :D I know I used the Merge to get rid of unwanted places in the Map window, so assumed the same applied in the records window. You learn something new everyday. NB I’m 75, so perhaps the extra year makes all the difference, s...
by Gowermick
31 Jan 2021 21:50
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Additional Untitled Sources
Replies: 64
Views: 1793

Re: Additional Untitled Sources

Adrian, Following on from Miketate's comments re places, I think this may be something new in FH7 (someone with FH6 can verify, please). As far as I remember, in FH6, one couldn't Create or Delete a Place Record via the records window. In fact, if you wanted to delete a place record, you had go to t...
by Gowermick
31 Jan 2021 18:14
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Additional Untitled Sources
Replies: 64
Views: 1793

Re: Additional Untitled Sources

Adrian, My definition of an Empty Record, is any record with a Record ID (the key), but contains no other information. The ones that immediately spring to mind are Individual Records, Source Records, Place Records and Note Records, all of which can simply be Added as a blank record, without the need...
by Gowermick
31 Jan 2021 06:44
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Additional Untitled Sources
Replies: 64
Views: 1793

Re: Additional Untitled Sources

Adrian, With regards to place records, they shouldn’t be classed as ‘Empty’ if they contain a Placename! You’re possibly confusing Empty with Unused/uncited😀 Once a place record has a name (and possibly geocoding), it is not empty, so would escape the Garbage collector! Bill, CP’s response is not a ...
by Gowermick
31 Jan 2021 06:34
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Flagging records to verify
Replies: 7
Views: 304

Re: Flagging records to verify

A tidier way would be to begin by adding everyone to a named list called, for example to Be Verified. Then, as you work your way through veryfying the individuals, remove them from the list. You could then use the named list as basis for any queries you may need during the verification process.
by Gowermick
30 Jan 2021 13:43
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Additional Untitled Sources
Replies: 64
Views: 1793

Re: Additional Untitled Sources

Nevertheless, I be interested in knowing why you would keep a blank fact or item!
Also if it is not a record, why would my suggested garbage collection affect it? It would only apply to blank Records!
by Gowermick
30 Jan 2021 13:24
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Additional Untitled Sources
Replies: 64
Views: 1793

Re: Additional Untitled Sources

I’d like to see an example of a data record that is blank that you would like to keep!
If it is blank, why would you want to keep it?
by Gowermick
29 Jan 2021 22:49
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Additional Untitled Sources
Replies: 64
Views: 1793

Re: Additional Untitled Sources

Miketate,
It may be my poor wording re source v citation. Whatever the correct term, blank records are being created. Whether it be a source or citation, this what needs deleting when blank.
by Gowermick
29 Jan 2021 21:30
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Additional Untitled Sources
Replies: 64
Views: 1793

Re: Additional Untitled Sources

Adrian, I was referring to records in the FH sense rather than GEDCOM. i.e. Anything in FH that has a record ID assigned. As for deletions, I was thinking along the lines of a regular garbage collection type cleanup routine, run at session closedown. This would allow creation of a blank record durin...
by Gowermick
29 Jan 2021 18:10
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Additional Untitled Sources
Replies: 64
Views: 1793

Re: Additional Untitled Sources

I’ve been giving this a bit more thought, and have come to the conclusion that the problem isn’t necessarily the fault of the users creating empty citations, but the fault of the program in saving them! As Adrian pointed out, most programs recognise when change have been made by a user, so prompts u...
by Gowermick
28 Jan 2021 15:06
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Additional Untitled Sources
Replies: 64
Views: 1793

Re: Additional Untitled Sources

Helen and Lorna, I haven’t analysed what I do to create these blanks, but I haven’t changed the way I work (except out of neccesity due to changes in FH7). I now get blanks in FH7, where I didn’t get them in FH6. As I said before, something is wrong if so many users are reporting the same thing, and...