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by dewilkinson
09 Apr 2020 12:06
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Sentence for a still birth
Replies: 2
Views: 84

Re: Sentence for a still birth

Mike,

Many thanks, I didn't think I'd missed anything obvious.
by dewilkinson
09 Apr 2020 09:44
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Sentence for a still birth
Replies: 2
Views: 84

Sentence for a still birth

I have used the Stillborn option on the Death Fact but I don't like the way it just adds aged Stillborn to the end of the sentence. I can't see a way of improving this sentence using the Fact Type editor. A steer would be most welcome in case I have missed something simple. Is the only option to cus...
by dewilkinson
07 Apr 2020 07:49
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Duplicated Source Text in Ancestor Report Footnote
Replies: 30
Views: 695

Re: Duplicated Source Text in Ancestor Report Footnote

A cause of this can be as simple as one letter different, I note the top one has double quotes, the lower one doesn't. Whilst the source record may be unique, if there is a difference in the text in Where Within Source or Text From Source fields apparent duplication will happen.
by dewilkinson
10 Mar 2020 06:47
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Recording a death at sea
Replies: 3
Views: 744

Re: Recording a death at sea

I agree completely with Mike's points, but what works for you is important. To have the actual co-ordinates is unusual. Here are a few examples of how I have done this for "approximate locations".

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by dewilkinson
26 Feb 2020 15:58
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Emigration Fact witness age
Replies: 2
Views: 335

Re: Emigration Fact witness age

Mike,

Many thanks, that is what I thought. I have on some occasions used the witness note field but as you say the limitations of Fact Witnesses precludes common usage.
by dewilkinson
26 Feb 2020 13:51
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Emigration Fact witness age
Replies: 2
Views: 335

Emigration Fact witness age

I have used the Emigration Fact with a witness as a fellow traveling companion, but in the witness's sentence the age is that of the principal, which is clearly wrong. The sentence picks up the principal persons name correctly though. This is the sentence construct. Capture.JPG and this is the sente...
by dewilkinson
26 Feb 2020 09:36
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Relocating Census Image files
Replies: 7
Views: 472

Re: Relocating Census Image files

I have a folder for every individual and I store the census image under the head of the household with a shortcut in all other family members present folders (I use the suffix 'and family' in the file name to indicate there are shortcuts elsewhere). In order to save disk space I use the snip tool to...
by dewilkinson
25 Feb 2020 15:35
Forum: General Usage
Topic: pictures import into report
Replies: 8
Views: 481

Re: pictures import into report

For each report there is an option to specify the number of images to show under options for the root of the report, spouses and others.

Hope that helps.
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by dewilkinson
13 Feb 2020 17:11
Forum: General Usage
Topic: How to notate missing first name
Replies: 8
Views: 537

Re: How to notate missing first name

I must confess that I enter unknown full names as Unknown /Surname/ or Firstname /Unknown/. This works well for me and enables easy output from queries and ordering in lists. I'm not aware on any downsides to this approach. Down to personal preference.
by dewilkinson
31 Jan 2020 07:43
Forum: Importing and Exporting
Topic: TMG Import into FH 6.2.7
Replies: 17
Views: 1111

Re: TMG Import into FH 6.2.7

I moved from TMG to FH about four years ago now and never regretted it. The import was 99% perfect I just needed to use the PlugIns Change Any Fact Tag and Search and Replace for a few things, particularly bespoke Facts , and amending sentences to how I wanted them. The hardest part was getting my h...
by dewilkinson
19 Jan 2020 08:58
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Use of Correct tense in Property box sentence for living person.
Replies: 3
Views: 669

Re: Use of Correct tense in Property box sentence for living person.

The flexibility to edit sentence templates in FH is pretty good and I have made changes to most to get them to read the way I prefer. Automatically generated sentences will have limitations and can appear repetitive. As the vast majority of people in a family history will be deceased, most things sh...
by dewilkinson
19 Jan 2020 08:23
Forum: Research
Topic: GRO web site birth index extended
Replies: 0
Views: 962

GRO web site birth index extended

Noticed this morning that the GROs web site birth index has some additional years available now, 1919 and 1984 to 2004. However, 1984-2004 doesn't include the mother's maiden name which makes it of less value. GRO are certainly improving their web site which is most welcome.
by dewilkinson
12 Jan 2020 13:13
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Whole record source question
Replies: 6
Views: 938

Re: Whole record source question

I do exactly what Mike says. I have created a source "David Wilkinson Memory" with Personal Communication Type and cite that for each fact with Secondary or Questionable Assessment then supplement that with actual documentary evidence later on. I also do this when someone else tells me something, an...
by dewilkinson
21 Dec 2019 07:38
Forum: General Usage
Topic: How to add Nicknames & Suffix to the names in this view
Replies: 4
Views: 612

Re: How to add Nicknames & Suffix to the names in this view

You can add Nickname . Right click on the column headings, select Configure Columns and a popup will appear, go to the bottom of the list and select <Other...> a pop up will appear, give it a heading then use Insert Data Ref and find Nickname (or enter %INDI.NAME[1].NICK% as the expression). You can...
by dewilkinson
17 Dec 2019 16:12
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Engaged couples
Replies: 4
Views: 713

Re: Engaged couples

Adrian is quite right, it is down to personal choice, and as he says there are consequences. The only time I have entered such a thing is when there was an entry in the parish banns and marriage registers, which were then crossed out indicating that the marriage was planned, but did not happen and m...
by dewilkinson
17 Dec 2019 09:10
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Family Historian Census Event for UK 1939 Register
Replies: 6
Views: 740

Re: Family Historian Census Event for UK 1939 Register

If it helps, I use a generic sentence for all census facts and my construct is <para>{individual} appeared in the census taken on< {%FACT.DATE:DAY_OF_WEEK%}>< {date}>< at {_place}>< {age}><, {note}>. I don't use witnesses for census entries as I wish the note to be specific to that person, an exampl...
by dewilkinson
13 Dec 2019 07:22
Forum: Research
Topic: GRO Death Index now upto 2017
Replies: 10
Views: 1327

Re: GRO Death Index now upto 2017

Thank you, it is good to know the reason for this. Whilst these recent entries only have the year of birth it is very helpful to be able to identify a death up to earlier this year. One of the joys of family history research is using a variety of tools and piecing the evidence together.
by dewilkinson
12 Dec 2019 12:25
Forum: Research
Topic: GRO Death Index now upto 2017
Replies: 10
Views: 1327

Re: GRO Death Index now upto 2017

A surprise this morning, GROs updated index does not include 1958-1983, no idea why. Already found the most recent years useful though.
by dewilkinson
08 Dec 2019 10:57
Forum: Research
Topic: GRO Death Index now upto 2017
Replies: 10
Views: 1327

Re: GRO Death Index now upto 2017

FindMyPast has death records up to 2018, but they are not complete and seem to be newspaper or other extracts (Ancestry has similar). These are however very useful in that the actual date and place of death are given. FMP s actual death index records go up to 2007. I believe GRO stated sometime ago...
by dewilkinson
08 Dec 2019 09:17
Forum: Research
Topic: GRO Death Index now upto 2017
Replies: 10
Views: 1327

Re: GRO Death Index now upto 2017

You are quite right, deaths go up to quarter 2 2019 which is amazing. Births have been up to 1918 since GROs on-line index was introduced.
by dewilkinson
08 Dec 2019 07:52
Forum: Research
Topic: GRO Death Index now upto 2017
Replies: 10
Views: 1327

GRO Death Index now upto 2017

I don't know if it has been mentioned before, but I have just noticed that GRO's on line death index now goes up to 2017. This is a really helpful extension. It would be fantastic if they added to it every year from now on.
by dewilkinson
20 Nov 2019 18:11
Forum: Research
Topic: Help with birth place Evertondp'l
Replies: 4
Views: 676

Re: Help with birth place Evertondp'l

That was quick. I think you are right, just a question of why didn't I think of that!

Thank you very much.
by dewilkinson
20 Nov 2019 17:54
Forum: Research
Topic: Help with birth place Evertondp'l
Replies: 4
Views: 676

Help with birth place Evertondp'l

In the attached 1901 census entry the birth place appears to be Evertondp'l . I don't understand what this might mean. The 1891 census clearly says Everton for the mother which is what I have recorded, and Old Swan and Wavertree for the daughters. The 1911 census says Liverpool for all of them. If a...
by dewilkinson
15 Nov 2019 17:54
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Query on occupations
Replies: 8
Views: 1161

Re: Query on occupations

I know that approach doesn't work for other things like census that have to have dates. For multiple occupations I record them in the single record such that it forms a reasonable sentence in reports, which is my ultimate aim. I think having multiple entries for occupations (also separate Residence ...
by dewilkinson
15 Nov 2019 17:19
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Query on occupations
Replies: 8
Views: 1161

Re: Query on occupations

As a matter of interest I have chosen to avoid this complication for occupations by just having one undated Occupation Fact per individual e.g. "agricultural labourer then a yeoman". The dates for these entries will appear in the Fact note sentence that gave rise to them, e.g. census, marriage, bapt...