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by Gowermick
19 Oct 2020 09:51
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Making sensible selections
Replies: 5
Views: 241

Re: Making sensible selections

I think you’re worrying about the wrong gender! There is no upper age limit for a man to father a child, (wasn’t Charlie Chaplin 73 when he fathered his youngest child?), but biology tells us most women become infertile by 40-50 years of age, with a few exceptional women having a natural birth in th...
by Gowermick
10 Oct 2020 13:34
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Tools working with places
Replies: 4
Views: 373

Re: Tools working with places

The only way I found was to merge it with another place, ensuring you make sure the other place is highlighted and becomes the result of the merge!
Sadly you can only do this one at a time, because FH objects if you select more than two places to merge!
by Gowermick
05 Oct 2020 15:02
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Medical history in a chart
Replies: 3
Views: 386

Re: Medical history in a chart

Whilst I fully endorse your comments about FH as far as genealogy goes, there is another program called Genopro, which you may find better suited for tracking medical history, as it is aimed more to tracking patterns than a pure genealogy program. Well worth a look
by Gowermick
03 Oct 2020 17:41
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Using matches to web data
Replies: 13
Views: 661

Re: Using matches to web data

I tend to work slightly differently to jbtapscott, and don’t have any problems staying logged in to FMP for a couple of days at least, although I do tend to logout after each session. When I start a genealogy session, I start FH, then login to FMP at the same time in my browser. Then when I click on...
by Gowermick
29 Sep 2020 07:30
Forum: General Usage
Topic: How to best link sources to each other?
Replies: 11
Views: 1250

Re: How to best link sources to each other?

Further to Brent's answer, if you think about it, Ancestry got their Images from WYAS, where did WYAS get them from? This could be a never ending cycle, ending up with the Parish Church, and that is what I usually quote, with a note to say image came from Ancestry. or FMP or FamilySearch etc. Once I...
by Gowermick
29 Sep 2020 05:42
Forum: General Usage
Topic: How to best link sources to each other?
Replies: 11
Views: 1250

Re: How to best link sources to each other?

Personally I don’t bother. A lot of parish register entries on Ancestry for Yorkshire clearly come from the West Yorkshire Archive Service (WYAS), but I just note image came from Ancestry.
by Gowermick
24 Sep 2020 13:15
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Tools or Tips for Patterns in Research Data
Replies: 11
Views: 1815

Re: Tools or Tips for Patterns in Research Data

David, I utilise addresses separately from places, but ensure the street name precedes the house number . e.g. “High Street, 56”, or “Long Lane, 12”. Then, as I enter an address, the autocomplete mechanism in FH reminds me if the street name and number has been used before, so I can investigate furt...
by Gowermick
19 Sep 2020 12:24
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Diagram Expressions / Icons / Contains Place
Replies: 8
Views: 990

Re: Diagram Expressions / Icons / Contains Place

A good tip when using brackets, is to check that they pair up. So if you have 3 opening brackets, you should have 3 matching closing brackets. This can be easy to miss when using complicated expressions, or cutting and pasting, but is really easy to check. So the answer to your question is yes, ther...
by Gowermick
15 Sep 2020 08:57
Forum: Genealogy News
Topic: Non Release of FH7
Replies: 7
Views: 1079

Re: Non Release of FH7

so I can receive new match hints (a noticeable gap in FH's features compared with RM and FTM). What’s wrong with hints from FH? That works well with FMP, and doesn’t require you have a tree there. It would provide hints to Ancestry too, if Ancestry didn’t charge so much for access ( so I understand)
by Gowermick
14 Sep 2020 14:30
Forum: Genealogy News
Topic: Non Release of FH7
Replies: 7
Views: 1079

Re: Non Release of FH7

Notwithstanding lack of info on FH7, what is wrong with recommending FH6? Buying FH6 now, you still get an upgrade to FH7 when it does appear, but in meantime you have use of FH6, which in my opinion, is still better than FTM. After migrating from FTM to FH6, coudn’t pay me enough to go back to FTM :D
by Gowermick
09 Sep 2020 11:01
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Recording a Couple marrying twice
Replies: 8
Views: 984

Re: Recording a Couple marrying twice

Pedant that I am, one could argue that first ‘marriage’ wasn’t a marriage at all, as it was null and void, being as groom was already married :D
by Gowermick
04 Sep 2020 07:29
Forum: General Usage
Topic: FH stops at random times with new Windows release
Replies: 8
Views: 993

Re: FH stops at random times with new Windows release

I recently upgraded Windows to the latest release (Windows 10 Home, Version 2004, OS Build 19041.460) Just checked my Windows Version and it is slightly different from above. Mine is Windows 10 Home, Version 2004, OS Build 19041. 450 , or is yours a typo? (With experience pack 120.2212.310 - whatev...
by Gowermick
03 Sep 2020 17:35
Forum: General Usage
Topic: FH stops at random times with new Windows release
Replies: 8
Views: 993

Re: FH stops at random times with new Windows release

Miketate, I’m not on my PC, that’s why I didn’t know my windows version :D
by Gowermick
03 Sep 2020 17:32
Forum: General Usage
Topic: removing media from a home page
Replies: 4
Views: 585

Re: removing media from a home page

What Mike forgot to mention, is that FH has an undo feature, so even if you delete something in error, you can immediately click Edit/undo and the action can be reversed. NB This action only applies within a session. FH forgets your action history when you close FH, so remember to undo any mistake a...
by Gowermick
03 Sep 2020 17:21
Forum: General Usage
Topic: FH stops at random times with new Windows release
Replies: 8
Views: 993

Re: FH stops at random times with new Windows release

I don’t know what my current Windows version is ( I updated a few days ago), but I did experience a sudden shutdown of firefox, FH and file explorer the other day, but assumed I had mistakenly pressed a wrong key combination. I’ll keep an eye open and see if it re-occurs, and report if it happens ag...
by Gowermick
03 Sep 2020 11:23
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Ancestor/Ahnentafel number
Replies: 21
Views: 1747

Re: Ancestor/Ahnentafel number

=CombineText( " AN ",AhnentafelNumber( FileRoot(), %INDI%, 1 ) ) =CombineText( " AN ",AhnentafelNumber( Record(6, "I"), %INDI%, 1 ) ) John, Miketate has inadvertantly confused you. What he was trying to say was, that if you were the root, you’d could use the first expression. The problem with that ...
by Gowermick
01 Sep 2020 15:18
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Ancestor/Ahnentafel number
Replies: 21
Views: 1747

Re: Ancestor/Ahnentafel number

John, I too, use the Ahnetafel Number (AN) in my tree, and wanted it displayed. My solution was done in 2 steps. 1. Assign the AN to a custom ID * 2. Adjust property box to display the Custom ID above the name (see screenshot) 3. Add custom ID to display in the caption of the property * To keep cust...
by Gowermick
31 Aug 2020 13:16
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Ancestor/Ahnentafel number
Replies: 21
Views: 1747

Re: Ancestor/Ahnentafel number

Miketate,
My mistake, I was working from memory, I meant the file root, which can be changed, so not always the root of the tree.
I use it dynamically, so it changes with File Root. I was forgetting you can set it to a specific Record ID. :oops:
by Gowermick
31 Aug 2020 11:56
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Ancestor/Ahnentafel number
Replies: 21
Views: 1747

Re: Ancestor/Ahnentafel number

Important point to remember. The Ahnetafel number displayed will be relative to the Home individual (not your Root ), so will alter if you happen to set Home to a different person other than your Root . To make it static for your direct ancestors, use a custom ID, and use that to store their Ahnenta...
by Gowermick
30 Aug 2020 21:14
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Smart Matches
Replies: 2
Views: 598

Re: Smart Matches

I don’t know the answer, but FYI, my matches were working with FMP earlier today. So its not FMP!
by Gowermick
27 Aug 2020 13:46
Forum: New Wish List Requests
Topic: Charts
Replies: 2
Views: 2653

Re: Charts

Following on from Klaus Yde's post of 25 August on the subject of Charting Programs , I too would love to see FH include a Fractal Tree as part of the diagram types. I'm sure if Calico Pie put their mind to it, they could come up with a far better solution than CC. Charting Companion does not live u...
by Gowermick
26 Aug 2020 15:02
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Charting programs
Replies: 7
Views: 1070

Re: Charting programs

I have earlier bought Charting Companion from Progeny, which I am not impressed with. It was wasted money :( . Klaus, I too find it unimpressive, especially when one has to wait for it to react to every small changes in FH. Their import GEDCOM routine is far too slow. If FH can load my 20,000+ ance...
by Gowermick
21 Aug 2020 09:14
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Optional Parents
Replies: 3
Views: 606

Re: Optional Parents

Is there anything to stop you having two trees on Ancestry, one for each potential father? If one tree gets more matches than the other, it will help identify correct father.
by Gowermick
17 Aug 2020 10:06
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Introducing myself and a little (or maybe big) question
Replies: 73
Views: 4943

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

Mark, I have only ever used on-line sources to view BMD indexes (mainly Freebmd) and most definitely used handwritten ones, despite your claims they were never available on-line. Didn’t Miketate state he saw them recently in an earlier post? PS Have just downloaded a handwritten one, but it is too b...
by Gowermick
16 Aug 2020 20:51
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Introducing myself and a little (or maybe big) question
Replies: 73
Views: 4943

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

No chance, I note the reference but have never kept an image.