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by AdrianBruce
08 Oct 2019 11:32
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Witness notes
Replies: 17
Views: 2686

Re: Witness notes

Thanks Mike. I had checked on my notes from my previous encounter with the truncating NOTE2 - I wasn't clear if GetParagraph and GetLabelledText were the only known means of circumventing the truncation or simply the most appropriate for my previous circumstances. Sounds like they are the only known...
by AdrianBruce
07 Oct 2019 19:51
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Witness notes
Replies: 17
Views: 2686

Re: Witness notes

:cry: I managed to wrap the Witness Note in the =Text function but it still truncates. Mike's solutions in https://www.fhug.org.uk/wiki/doku.php?id=how_to:display_long_text_like_notes seem to involve either =GetParagraph (which gets just one paragraph so needs multiple calls, one for each paragraph ...
by AdrianBruce
07 Oct 2019 18:42
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Witness notes
Replies: 17
Views: 2686

Re: Witness notes

I'm sure that I reported the odd behaviour of NOTE2 with Mike's suggestion that qualifiers be introduced that would output the full text, given that its truncation behaviour like this in a report is stupid.
by AdrianBruce
07 Oct 2019 16:47
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Witness notes
Replies: 17
Views: 2686

Re: Witness notes

Further, Mezentia, I owe you an apology - I just found that my set-up that I recommended does not work when attempting to print witness notes against two witnesses - it only prints the first witness note against both witnesses. My data hadn't included 2 witness notes before.
by AdrianBruce
07 Oct 2019 16:27
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Witness notes
Replies: 17
Views: 2686

Re: Witness notes

Aaaagh - been there. I have a note from Mike Tate that The general rule is that if you use a Data Reference involving NOTE2 then it gets truncated with an ellipsis. It's really a software design problem. There is a solution that is complex - I also was given one that was easy for my particular case ...
by AdrianBruce
07 Oct 2019 11:18
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Source Types (usage of the FH field)
Replies: 26
Views: 3059

Re: Source Types (usage of the FH field)

... Using your example, of 'Source Type' RootsMagic, for example, has no equivalent data field. ... Well, RootsMagic does have a "Source Type" - it's the first thing you get asked for when you attempt to add a new source from the Master Source List.... RM Source Type.jpg Further the values are sort...
by AdrianBruce
07 Oct 2019 11:07
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Source Types (usage of the FH field)
Replies: 26
Views: 3059

Re: Source Types (usage of the FH field)

The problem isn't just custom tags beginning (or not) with underscores (_) - it's that "half" the software simply doesn't recognise valid GEDCOM, either because they've (deliberately or accidentally) ignored that bit of the specification or they've read it, coded it, but are expecting the tag in a d...
by AdrianBruce
07 Oct 2019 11:00
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Witness notes
Replies: 17
Views: 2686

Re: Witness notes

Well, I can only say that it works for me. The reference is {%FACT._SHAR[1].NOTE2%} If that's the screen shot of "Edit Witness Details", then what's the screen shot of the screen above look like? It should have the Witness Sentence in it - except presumably it doesn't work for you. And then what doe...
by AdrianBruce
06 Oct 2019 11:07
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Witness notes
Replies: 17
Views: 2686

Re: Witness notes

I don't use witness roles for beneficiaries but do for executors, driven from the Probate event of the principal (i.e. the deceased testator). So this might help... Probate1.jpg The first image shows my Fact Definition for Probate. Note that I don't include the Note in the Narrative Sentence - I jus...
by AdrianBruce
05 Oct 2019 12:32
Forum: General
Topic: GEDCOM 5.5.5!
Replies: 9
Views: 2017

Re: GEDCOM 5.5.5!

So, after reading the initial part of 5.5.5's specification, I'm still confused and concerned about how practical it will be for software developers to progress to 5.5.5. Page 5 of the spec'n states: A GEDCOM writer is code that writes a particular version (and encoding) of GEDCOM. A GEDCOM reader i...
by AdrianBruce
04 Oct 2019 16:42
Forum: General
Topic: GEDCOM 5.5.5!
Replies: 9
Views: 2017

Re: GEDCOM 5.5.5!

I have yet to get my head around some of the strategic views presented in these documents - particularly the "how does anyone progress to v5.5.5?" aspect since a first glance says that they are not keen on polluting 5.5.5 software with 5.5.1 capabilities (still less 5.5 which they appear to dismiss)...
by AdrianBruce
03 Oct 2019 20:20
Forum: Research
Topic: Reliability of Registrations and Certificates (E&W)
Replies: 6
Views: 1585

Re: Reliability of Registrations and Certificates (E&W)

... Apparently "the page" reference on sites such as FreeBMD should have 5 entries per page. I have often clicked on the page number for marriages ... but never bothered for births. ... Yes - counting the entries per page can be very useful. Since there are only 5 entries on a physical page (though...
by AdrianBruce
30 Sep 2019 20:05
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Source Types (usage of the FH field)
Replies: 26
Views: 3059

Re: Source Types (usage of the FH field)

For me, the Type on a Source Record suggests what type of "template" I used to fill that Source Record in. ("Template" for me is usually a dummy Source Record with boiler plate and ???? in the appropriate places to prompt me to enter the parish, etc.). I use "multiple level" Types such as PR/BT; bap...
by AdrianBruce
19 Sep 2019 15:16
Forum: General
Topic: What to call a person who is not a progenitor
Replies: 14
Views: 1938

Re: What to call a person who is not a progenitor

Single-generation? Perhaps a bit longer than desired.
by AdrianBruce
16 Sep 2019 20:48
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Umlauts and accents
Replies: 6
Views: 1010

Re: Umlauts and accents

... In some cases the place name and the place can semantically be different. A place is arguably a single location which can be geo-coded - and thus should only have one place record. Place names are labels applied to a place ... Oooh - interesting - or rather, interesting if you are interested in...
by AdrianBruce
08 Sep 2019 22:13
Forum: Research
Topic: Reliability of Registrations and Certificates (E&W)
Replies: 6
Views: 1585

Re: Reliability of Registrations and Certificates (E&W)

... Looking for the birth registration I expected to find a female child whose surname matched the mother's surname - usually a sign of an illegitimate birth; ... Point of clarification (or maybe not!) Before 1969 the child's surname does not appear on the birth certificate. The surname on the inde...
by AdrianBruce
08 Sep 2019 21:57
Forum: Research
Topic: Reliability of Registrations and Certificates (E&W)
Replies: 6
Views: 1585

Re: Reliability of Registrations and Certificates (E&W)

... Have others come across GRO being unable to trace a registration to a certificate? What reasons have been given ... Yes. See http://www.whodoyouthinkyouaremagazine.com/forum/topic17760.html?hilit=%20ivy should you want full details, but in essence what appeared to happen was that the child was ...
by AdrianBruce
08 Sep 2019 10:45
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Images of Residences
Replies: 12
Views: 1620

Re: Images of Residences

If I want to add an image of a residence (or church or...), I simply add it as a media item to the Fact in question. Then it appears in my printed reports, which are (normally) narrative reports. You need to look at any printed report to see how the images get printed - I think that narrative report...
by AdrianBruce
01 Sep 2019 22:38
Forum: General
Topic: Ancestry, Find My Past or My Heritage?
Replies: 8
Views: 1865

Re: Ancestry, Find My Past or My Heritage?

As I understand it, hints do not come from some Ancestry (or other site) algorithms but are produced by the number of subscribers who attach them to their trees. There are many, many times when I have gone and easily found the record I need but it has not been produced as a hint ... I think that An...
by AdrianBruce
26 Aug 2019 11:22
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Best way to input information
Replies: 18
Views: 2317

Re: Best way to input information

... I have put the birth records in for my family back to early 1700's, but now that I have went back to input marriages, divorces, deaths and pad out the family with the census returns I have etc, ... Depends what you actually did, rather than the formal inputs that you have made into FH of source...
by AdrianBruce
25 Aug 2019 21:24
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Best way to input information
Replies: 18
Views: 2317

Re: Best way to input information

The only advice that I can give is: If discovering one thing depends on knowing a previous thing, then the previous thing needs to be entered first, with all its sources. That might be a statement of the obvious but if you don't, it's too easy to input a skeleton meaning to add the sources later - a...
by AdrianBruce
23 Aug 2019 12:10
Forum: Research
Topic: Same sex marriage in church in 1902????
Replies: 11
Views: 2417

Re: Same sex marriage in church in 1902????

Banns? That must be a possibility. FamilySearch are notorious for, every so often, bundling all marriage related stuff together as just "marriage". As it is, it's the wrong side of the Essex paywall. Curiosity has its limits!
by AdrianBruce
23 Aug 2019 10:33
Forum: Research
Topic: Same sex marriage in church in 1902????
Replies: 11
Views: 2417

Re: Same sex marriage in church in 1902????

Actually I wonder if the Essex entry might exist but as a cancelled, skeleton? The FamilySearch index has: Name: Alfred Hawnton Gender: Male Marital status: Widowed Marriage Date: 30 Apr 1902 Marriage Place: St Gabriels, Canning Town, Essex, England Spouse: Isabel Lefevre FHL Film Number: 001471946 ...
by AdrianBruce
19 Aug 2019 16:37
Forum: Research
Topic: Claverdon & Norton Lindsey parishes, Warwickshire - duplicated records?
Replies: 7
Views: 1881

Re: Claverdon & Norton Lindsey parishes, Warwickshire - duplicated records?

It always pays to have a look at the Record Office Catalogue. However, inevitably Ancestry and / or FindMyPast close up spaces or miss leading zeroes in their references resulting in much frustration if you try to use the document reference. And that's before you try to find the parish registers in ...
by AdrianBruce
16 Aug 2019 09:55
Forum: Web Site Usage
Topic: FHUG on the move
Replies: 96
Views: 15952

Re: FHUG on the move

Thanks for your work in doing the transfer. (Look at it this way - at least you didn't have to wait until Christmas Day to transfer, which is what we had to do with BR because that was the only day we weren't running trains!!)