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by Gowermick
20 Sep 2019 14:04
Forum: Web Site Usage
Topic: FHUG on the move
Replies: 96
Views: 6011

Re: FHUG on the move

One thing I have noticed with the new site is that after I select my login details from my iPad keyboard, I am immediately logged in, without need of a confirming enter key. This is a welcome but different behaviour from all my other forum sites, where after selecting correct login details, these ar...
by Gowermick
11 Aug 2019 05:24
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Map Window Geocoding
Replies: 6
Views: 561

Re: Map Window Geocoding

Ron, Are you aware that you can actually drag and drop any place name directly on to the map, and it will geocode for you? When geocoding goes drastically wrong and places marker in another country, rather than drag and drop the marker to the correct place, I just drag and drop the place name from t...
by Gowermick
10 Aug 2019 16:54
Forum: General
Topic: Who Do You Think You Are - Whitehalls
Replies: 11
Views: 754

Re: Who Do You Think You Are - Whitehalls

That programme suffers the same. They see children missing from home on a census, living with grandparents, and assume they have taken over caring for the children. They can't see that as it is a snapshot for one night, the children may be just visiting their nanny and granddad!
by Gowermick
10 Aug 2019 11:01
Forum: General
Topic: Who Do You Think You Are - Whitehalls
Replies: 11
Views: 754

Re: Who Do You Think You Are - Whitehalls

Ann, They never let the truth stand in the way of a good story. They regard us as gullible numpty’s most of the time :D It does pay to read any documents you can see though, that is how I found out one of Len Goodman’s ancestors was sister to one of my direct ancestors. I spotted a familiar name and...
by Gowermick
09 Aug 2019 21:41
Forum: General
Topic: Who Do You Think You Are - Whitehalls
Replies: 11
Views: 754

Re: Who Do You Think You Are - Whitehalls

Haha, my thoughts were the same when I saw the programme. Rhyming slang does have its uses :D
by Gowermick
23 Jul 2019 09:08
Forum: Research
Topic: 'O.S.P.O.VY.M.S Raconia' - What does it mean?
Replies: 11
Views: 894

Re: 'O.S.P.O.VY.M.S Raconia' - What does it mean?

I found the same with my grandfather. What you may want to do next, is track the ships we was discharged from. Also, try checking for a medal index card for him. I found from my grandfather's card, that he served on HMS Ben-My-Chree during WW1. Investigating further, I discovered it was an ex Isle o...
by Gowermick
22 Jul 2019 19:41
Forum: Research
Topic: 'O.S.P.O.VY.M.S Raconia' - What does it mean?
Replies: 11
Views: 894

Re: 'O.S.P.O.VY.M.S Raconia' - What does it mean?

Just checked the seaman discharge number on findmypast ‘Brtain, Merchant Seaman 1818-1941’ recordset, and number 919813 comes back with 4 entries for Robert Major/Magor/Mayo, so the number is indeed his discharge number.

The third entry image, even mentions ‘Laconia’, dated 30 June 193?.
by Gowermick
15 Jul 2019 18:10
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Trying to Evaluate Family Historian But Can't Use Sources Because Eval Version
Replies: 21
Views: 1134

Re: Trying to Evaluate Family Historian But Can't Use Sources Because Eval Version

Are you serious that FH does not use a relational dB? It really uses a flat file? That is scary! So performance degraded with size exponentially? How does the software do with large trees? As someone with 18 K ancestors in my tree, I can only say that it handles the data extremely well. Starting FH...
by Gowermick
05 Jul 2019 12:33
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Media folder
Replies: 26
Views: 1620

Re: Media folder

Sky!
What’s that? Haha

Freeview and Freesat suit me fine, I certainly won’t waste my money paying for it anytime soon!
Sorry, a bit off topic, but I couldn’t resist :D
by Gowermick
05 Jul 2019 11:27
Forum: General Usage
Topic: How to send info to relatives
Replies: 9
Views: 816

Re: How to send info to relatives

tatewise wrote:Alternatively, you could treat your relatives to a copy of FH and send them your whole Project :D
Not a bad idea Mike, might get them interested in Genealogy too! :D
by Gowermick
05 Jul 2019 11:21
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Media folder
Replies: 26
Views: 1620

Re: Media folder

Well that answers my question Helen. Looks like I will make sure I get a wide screen monitor when I get a new PC. Remember, you’ll pay a lot more for a dedicated PC “Monitor” than you would for a similar size Digital TV which works just as well. Also you can’t use a monitor to watch TV (without a T...
by Gowermick
04 Jul 2019 10:58
Forum: Web Site Usage
Topic: Problem with notifications
Replies: 10
Views: 1110

Re: Problem with notifications

Victor, that is my problem. When I do the same thing, I often find I have no topics that I haven’t read, which is contrary to what e-mail is telling me! :roll:
by Gowermick
03 Jul 2019 06:44
Forum: General
Topic: Best way to capture images
Replies: 19
Views: 1406

Re: Best way to capture images

David2416 wrote:I would use the white version of BluTac.
Alternatively use cling film to secure to a stiff board, or large book.
David,
I like the cling-film idea! I’d never thought of that, sounds extremely useful :D
Thanks
by Gowermick
03 Jul 2019 06:41
Forum: Web Site Usage
Topic: Problem with notifications
Replies: 10
Views: 1110

Re: Problem with notifications

Just happened again! Clicked on the e-mail link to view post, taken to login screen, then once logged in, no unread posts!
Very frustrating, as I then have to go hunting for topic, to see if anyone has posted recently.
by Gowermick
02 Jul 2019 17:26
Forum: General
Topic: Best way to capture images
Replies: 19
Views: 1406

Re: Best way to capture images

You could use a hand held scanner. I have one ( ION Copy Cat, handheld scanner) that I can ‘roll’ across a document, and its rollers control the scan. What is good about this method is that it can handle very long document with ease. Also very good for copying small sections of large scale maps, whi...
by Gowermick
02 Jul 2019 16:57
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Media folder
Replies: 26
Views: 1620

Re: Media folder

Mike, Just realised my laptop screen is already full HD and when I hooked it up to my HDTV it was just a perfect replica of my laptop screen, so no advantage except a bigger version. Check your lapton display driver resolution settings. They may not be at their Maximum, simply optimised for size of...
by Gowermick
02 Jul 2019 09:50
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Can you copy a Record from one Gedcom file to another Gedcom File
Replies: 3
Views: 287

Re: Can you copy a Record from one Gedcom file to another Gedcom File

You cannot cut & paste from one tree to another (be nice if you could :D ), which is what I think you’re asking, but you need to do it via a gedcom import. This is the whole point of gedcoms, i.e. transferring data. If you add the records you want to move into a list, you could then export just the ...
by Gowermick
01 Jul 2019 05:41
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Media folder
Replies: 26
Views: 1620

Re: Media folder

Maybe time to invest in a pc with a bigger screen :D or hook up the laptop to the TV . Most digital TV’s make ideal PC monitors. I can’t recommend it highly enough. You wouldn’t believe what you can do with a 40” screen, just give it a try, you’ll be amazed! at the difference it makes! :D NB Check ...
by Gowermick
25 Jun 2019 13:37
Forum: Web Site Usage
Topic: Editing Profile
Replies: 9
Views: 624

Re: Editing Profile

Are you sure you’re looking at all the tabs? You should at least see your signature, because it is there for me to see :D Edit: under the Edit Profile Tab , you have more menu items. The first item is your Profile (like you, all my boxes are empty except Location which is set to Swansea) the next it...
by Gowermick
25 Jun 2019 05:37
Forum: Web Site Usage
Topic: Editing Profile
Replies: 9
Views: 624

Re: Editing Profile

Tony,
Click on your name at top of screen, and select User Control Panel. (rather than Profile.). This opens up a multi-tab page, where you can change preferences, signature, profile etc.
by Gowermick
24 Jun 2019 14:32
Forum: General
Topic: 1939 Register
Replies: 13
Views: 1071

Re: 1939 Register

Findmypast uses a reference in the form RG101/0023C/003/31 Letter Code: ABNT The final /31 in above reference number, indicates Line number, and seeing as I use same reference for anyone else on same page, I ignore. My source title for the image is in form Census 1939 - RG101/0023C/003 Letter Code: ...
by Gowermick
15 Jun 2019 10:34
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Change Focus window to that shown in property box
Replies: 23
Views: 1524

Re: Change Focus window to that shown in property box

Valkrider, Exactly what I meant! It is too easy to think John(Jan) is the focus (because he’s highlighted), when Pieter is actually the one shown in property box (and is also highlighted!). With the property box set to facts tab, you may not realise you are dealing with Pieter, and then add a fact m...
by Gowermick
14 Jun 2019 17:38
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Change Focus window to that shown in property box
Replies: 23
Views: 1524

Re: Change Focus window to that shown in property box

The problem is compounded by the fact that the individual is highlighted in the focus window, leaving one to mistakenly think that the individual is also the focus of the property box. This is evidenced by the number of people commenting that they have mistakenly added facts to the wrong person! Som...
by Gowermick
14 Jun 2019 12:32
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Merging Source Records
Replies: 3
Views: 552

Re: Merging Source Records

View them in the records window, select one then click merge from the edit menu. It will open a dialog box with selected record in right-hand pane. From the left hand pane select the other record you wish to merge, and move that into right hand pane too ( using > ). When you click merge, it will mov...
by Gowermick
14 Jun 2019 12:25
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Change Focus window to that shown in property box
Replies: 23
Views: 1524

Re: Change Focus window to that shown in property box

David, Whilst I understand that different types of records are shown in property box, I can’t see why individuals can’t be synched to focus window! The software is fully aware which type of record is showing in property box, so can easily adjust its behaviour accordingly, so that whilst showing an I...