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by AdrianBruce
07 Mar 2019 12:37
Forum: General Usage
Topic: New User Questions
Replies: 17
Views: 1352

Re: New User Questions

... The family tree I am creating in Family Historian is about only related individuals. So my question is every time I add a new related individual in Family Historian should I create a new record and when would I link to an existing record? Take an example - if you're working back from someone's ...
by AdrianBruce
07 Mar 2019 12:18
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Multiple evidence of event
Replies: 51
Views: 2869

Re: Multiple evidence of event

I wouldn't disagree with anything that you wrote, David. The whole area of what's evidence and and what's information is context dependent ("Special Relativity for Genealogists"?) which is partly why I'm not chasing down every rabbit hole trying to resolve every view. Consistency is also important a...
by AdrianBruce
07 Mar 2019 10:00
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Multiple evidence of event
Replies: 51
Views: 2869

Re: Multiple evidence of event

Apologies if anyone thinks that the above is irrelevant and heavy going, but it does relate to our desire to get Mike's definitions as good as possible and it takes time to make things as short and concise as possible.
by AdrianBruce
07 Mar 2019 09:55
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Multiple evidence of event
Replies: 51
Views: 2869

Re: Multiple evidence of event

Um. At the risk of turning normal people right off, I have to say that I'm happy with a one-liner that says that sources provide evidence. Except under rare conditions, we wouldn't be recording something in a source record unless it provided evidence for some argument, be it positive or negative, di...
by AdrianBruce
06 Mar 2019 15:22
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Multiple evidence of event
Replies: 51
Views: 2869

Re: Multiple evidence of event

Works for me, Mike. It seems to highlight and explain the majors issues such as splitting / lumping source-records in a neutral way. I will have, however, a different viewpoint from beginners, obviously.
by AdrianBruce
06 Mar 2019 15:02
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Multiple evidence of event
Replies: 51
Views: 2869

Re: Multiple evidence of event

... I made my choice to work with FH, and that's what I want to learn to use to the best of my ability. If some of that goes against best genealogical practice, I have no problems with that. So I care what terms mean within the program I am using. ... And that's absolutely right and proper. I kinda...
by AdrianBruce
05 Mar 2019 16:07
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Multiple evidence of event
Replies: 51
Views: 2869

Re: Multiple evidence of event

... "Provider" of course is a field not recognised within GEDCOM or FH! ... No, but "provider" is the electronic version of the publication data, I suggest. ... This feels cleaner, but cleaning up my family trees is a daunting task! I think that you need to be very wary of having a clean look where...
by AdrianBruce
01 Mar 2019 21:52
Forum: General
Topic: FH Support Ticket System Feedback
Replies: 9
Views: 948

Re: FH Support Ticket System Feedback

... I had assumed that the Support Tickets were integrated with the software development management system, so when a problem is fixed the system refers directly to the original Ticket Number , and feedback would be easy. But may be that is not so, and there is a disconnect between Support Tickets ...
by AdrianBruce
21 Feb 2019 20:25
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Truncation of witness sentence
Replies: 3
Views: 463

Re: Truncation of witness sentence

Thanks hugely Mike. I'm sure that I've seen the ellipsis truncation in the odd query that I've constructed - probably to check up on my notes for some reason. It makes perfect sense there - who'd want to see a full note in a query? I certainly didn't need or want to. (Especially considering the leng...
by AdrianBruce
21 Feb 2019 17:25
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Truncation of witness sentence
Replies: 3
Views: 463

Truncation of witness sentence

One of my back-burner jobs is a family in Co. Tipperary whose parish records went up in smoke in 1922. I am attempting to use the property records from the Registry of Deeds (images available on FamilySearch and partially indexed elsewhere) to see if I can stick things together. In this case, the de...
by AdrianBruce
16 Feb 2019 21:40
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Individual Narrative Reports
Replies: 3
Views: 565

Re: Individual Narrative Reports

... use a word-processor to centre that text. Just as a reminder, this isn't something that has to be done multiple times in each report, as the heading in question ends up described by the style "Heading 1" so far as I can see. Or at least, that's what happens when I open such an RTF in MS Word. T...
by AdrianBruce
11 Feb 2019 17:24
Forum: Research
Topic: Sadler Disputed descent
Replies: 5
Views: 947

Re: Sadler Disputed descent

Just a thought.... As was mentioned in the other thread, the obvious suggestion is Y-DNA. Find wholly male-line descendants of each of the parties, i.e. of Sir Ralph Sadler and Ernest Sadler (I think), and get them to do a Y-DNA test. However, I suspect this may be useless as I'm guessing Sir Ralph ...
by AdrianBruce
11 Feb 2019 17:04
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Advice Needed from TMG Users Who Switched to FH
Replies: 17
Views: 1742

Re: Advice Needed from TMG Users Who Switched to FH

As a firm believer in FH (and no experience of TMG), I am aware that reporting in FH is not as successful as some other areas. There are issues like - where do you want the end-note references to appear? and what about a bibliography? If you want to follow a specific report format dictated by an Ame...
by AdrianBruce
04 Feb 2019 16:09
Forum: Research
Topic: What occupation? (Scottish 1911 census)
Replies: 8
Views: 976

Re: What occupation? (Scottish 1911 census)

Thank goodness for Google's creative "Did you mean...." - usually it's No I didn't that's why I wrote what I did! However, in this case it shows that there is something called Leno weave . See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leno_weave I think that the first occurrence of the word went a bit wonky bec...
by AdrianBruce
03 Feb 2019 16:29
Forum: General Usage
Topic: generating reports in FH 6
Replies: 8
Views: 697

Re: generating reports in FH 6

... it says the report contains "all generations showing parents and children" (narrative, descendants by generation) - but it does not show all. As I said, it only shows the early part of the tree. I cannot find a report which shows everyone, and all details. Is there one?... I hope this is what y...
by AdrianBruce
03 Feb 2019 12:23
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Military Identity Numbers
Replies: 4
Views: 478

Re: Military Identity Numbers

... Record the Identity Number on the FACTS tab each time the number is used (therefore having multiple entries of the number albeit with different dates). ... That would, to me, really clutter the place up, for no good purpose. If number 12345 is used over 1914-1916, and 312345 from 1916 to 1919, ...
by AdrianBruce
02 Feb 2019 21:01
Forum: Importing and Exporting
Topic: DNA Ancestor tree
Replies: 21
Views: 1625

Re: DNA Ancestor tree

I must admit that I still get confused myself because the name Split Tree Helper nudges you into thinking that it's only for use in a splitting situation. Whereas of course, as Mike points out, it can be used at any time. Presumably it's been thought that renaming it, would cause as much confusion a...
by AdrianBruce
02 Feb 2019 20:50
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Age at Burial
Replies: 17
Views: 1584

Re: Age at Burial

My standard "burial" event includes a place for age. I use it often where parish registers give the age of a person when buried. It gives a fairly good indication of birth date and death date and for pre 1837 it is probably the best information available for those two. Peter Ah well, that's one ill...
by AdrianBruce
28 Jan 2019 22:00
Forum: General
Topic: Country name(s) for Finland
Replies: 9
Views: 1224

Re: Country name(s) for Finland

Yes - I wasn't certain what "autonomous" really meant. I got the impression that there was a degree of genuine autonomy to start with but it was gradually (or not so gradually) removed. Very much of a moot point how people want to play it - the idea of some text held as a note against the place-reco...
by AdrianBruce
25 Jan 2019 22:43
Forum: General
Topic: Country name(s) for Finland
Replies: 9
Views: 1224

Re: Country name(s) for Finland

... May I suggest for pre 1917 you use "Grand Duchy of Finland" and for post 1917 you use "Finland". No need to guess any abbreviations and no mention of "Russia" to confuse. ... I did think about "Grand Duchy of Finland", but more like "Grand Duchy of Finland, Russian Empire" - which seemed too mu...
by AdrianBruce
25 Jan 2019 21:23
Forum: General
Topic: Country name(s) for Finland
Replies: 9
Views: 1224

Country name(s) for Finland

This is a "Got any better ideas than me?" kind of post ... Sometime soon, I am going to have to record someone who, according to their grave, lived from 1869-1965 in Finland. Now, for anyone not conversant with Finnish history (me!), it is necessary to explain that from 1809-1917 what is now Finlan...
by AdrianBruce
14 Jan 2019 23:22
Forum: General
Topic: Apostrophes
Replies: 11
Views: 1509

Re: Apostrophes

That might raise the question of who writes the standards in the future. Trying some random examples of UK place names in Ancestry for example ... To be fair, I am not convinced that Ancestry's list even pretends to be a standard per se. It might simply be a list of place-names from sources such as...
by AdrianBruce
29 Dec 2018 13:20
Forum: General
Topic: Editing source images?
Replies: 9
Views: 1308

Re: Editing source images?

I don't see a need to crop or alter original source images such as census. Digital storage is cheap these days. True but printing thick borders of black ink for backgrounds is perhaps messy and expensive. Then again, using the FH facility to crop the image with a frame should(?) generally suffice t...
by AdrianBruce
23 Dec 2018 12:01
Forum: General
Topic: Editing source images?
Replies: 9
Views: 1308

Re: Editing source images?

One way of retaining origin data for an image (e.g. TNA refs) is to record it in the IPTC data, which certain image formats can include. That way it stays with the image file as meta-data. Of course, you need appropriate software - I use XnView for Windows, which can access and update it. I personal...
by AdrianBruce
08 Dec 2018 21:11
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Fact type "event"
Replies: 3
Views: 817

Re: Fact type "event"

... My understanding is that the Gedcom standard specifies a fact type "event" for recording noteworthy happenings related to an individual, a group, or an organization. ... Actually, that's not how it's supposed to work. The fact type "EVEN" is intended to be used to create user defined, custom ev...