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by AdrianBruce
13 Feb 2020 22:21
Forum: Research
Topic: Liverpool Electoral Register - 1939/1940
Replies: 15
Views: 1262

Re: Liverpool Electoral Register - 1939/1940

And if anyone can explain the difference between "Residential" and "Occupational" qualifications, I for one would be grateful! I believe that "Occupation" in this context means "occupation of a building" and I believe that because at no point have I seen any indication that some occupations (as in "...
by AdrianBruce
08 Feb 2020 21:41
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Mixed "Biological", "cultural" etc and "potential" families.
Replies: 17
Views: 1419

Re: Mixed "Biological", "cultural" etc and "potential" families.

... or add a custom Associations fact with its own Sentence Template . An interesting thought... I had vaguely thought about hanging such a construct off the Birth event - because I always have one - errors & ommissions excepted! But chronologically that's possibly all wrong for associations alludi...
by AdrianBruce
07 Feb 2020 23:05
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Mixed "Biological", "cultural" etc and "potential" families.
Replies: 17
Views: 1419

Re: Mixed "Biological", "cultural" etc and "potential" families.

Associations are also virtually 'invisible' in FH Diagrams , Reports , etc. ... Indeed - I can get them onto a custom tab for individuals and into my text scheme for diagrams easy enough - though I needed some experimenting to work out which way the relationship text should appear (e.g. Masters and...
by AdrianBruce
07 Feb 2020 11:21
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Mixed "Biological", "cultural" etc and "potential" families.
Replies: 17
Views: 1419

Re: Mixed "Biological", "cultural" etc and "potential" families.

... ALIAS links are virtually 'invisible' in FH Diagrams , Reports , etc. ... And ALIAS links are not implemented in the majority of genealogy products ... Invisibility in FH was pretty much what I suspected - I'd seen no sign of the things anywhere but hadn't thoroughly checked. Not being generall...
by AdrianBruce
06 Feb 2020 23:47
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Mixed "Biological", "cultural" etc and "potential" families.
Replies: 17
Views: 1419

Re: Mixed "Biological", "cultural" etc and "potential" families.

Jim - not sure what you mean by "partner" but GEDCOM 5.5 does have ALIA {ALIAS}:= An indicator to link different record descriptions of a person who may be the same person This is a cross reference to another individual and can be inserted in FH using the All Tab for a person, then Add Miscellaneous...
by AdrianBruce
03 Feb 2020 15:14
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Griffiths Valuation
Replies: 2
Views: 495

Re: Griffiths Valuation

Residence fact for the listed Occupier. If you have someone who is listed as a Lessor (the example I have refers to an Immediate Lessor, i.e. the one who leases to the occupier, because there might be several levels) then I'd record that in a Possessions attribute, where the value is something like ...
by AdrianBruce
15 Jan 2020 21:11
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Burial Fact Sentence
Replies: 12
Views: 1891

Re: Burial Fact Sentence

Colin - I may be missing something that you've already thought of - but when you say " After the Witness is added, the sentence remains unaltered " have you done anything to refresh that sentence or not? I find that if I add a minister (say) and do nothing other than look at the sentence, then nothi...
by AdrianBruce
15 Jan 2020 20:59
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Residence Attribute
Replies: 4
Views: 903

Re: Residence Attribute

I'm all for keeping it simple, I think I'll stick with individual entries. ... I wouldn't argue with you! Truth is I'm on something like my 4th scheme for how to record residences for households with more than 1 person in. Each scheme has solved one problem and created another in my head!!! Mike's ...
by AdrianBruce
14 Jan 2020 22:18
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Residence Attribute
Replies: 4
Views: 903

Re: Residence Attribute

I did ponder this myself and eventually did create one. A custom event for Family Record Types called "Residence (family)" so it sorted next to "Residence" in the list of fact types and reminded me that I had it. However , I had to drill it into my own head that the "Residence (family)" event applie...
by AdrianBruce
14 Jan 2020 11:59
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Note field Citations disallowed in 5.5.1
Replies: 37
Views: 3418

Re: Note field Citations disallowed in 5.5.1

Bob - a picture is worth 1,000 words so... Notes 2020-01-14 114417.jpg The sort of Note that is the real problem under a correct implementation of 5.5.1 is the one starting "Constance's father..." (The "Lottie Cowsill" note is also affected) It's on the Notes tab for an Individual (it could also be ...
by AdrianBruce
13 Jan 2020 22:51
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Note field Citations disallowed in 5.5.1
Replies: 37
Views: 3418

Re: Note field Citations disallowed in 5.5.1

... I sure prefer local notes to shared notes. ... Bill, for what it's worth I totally agree with you, for exactly your reasons. My only problem is that I have a total aversion to repeating the content of anything so if I find that a note applies to several people (e.g. an explanation of what their...
by AdrianBruce
13 Jan 2020 16:43
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Note field Citations disallowed in 5.5.1
Replies: 37
Views: 3418

Re: Note field Citations disallowed in 5.5.1

... So maybe FH would need a Tools > Preferences option to choose between Strict 5.5.1 Compliance and backward compatibility with Strict 5.5 Compliance , that not only impacts local Note field Citations , but also FACT versus _ATTR tags, Media structure tags TITL , FORM , FILE , etc, etc. ... Yes, ...
by AdrianBruce
13 Jan 2020 16:35
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Note field Citations disallowed in 5.5.1
Replies: 37
Views: 3418

Re: Note field Citations disallowed in 5.5.1

If you are concerned about sourcing Notes in 5.5.1 for migration another method is to have a "Miscellaneous" custom events, ... Although it gets a bit trickier when the notes that you want to source are held against the family. Or does it? You'd have to have a plug-in to pervert individual-level no...
by AdrianBruce
13 Jan 2020 16:06
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Note field Citations disallowed in 5.5.1
Replies: 37
Views: 3418

Re: Note field Citations disallowed in 5.5.1

If FH wanted to be 5.5.1 compliant it would have to disable the Source pane with respect to every Note field. Yes, any local Note with a Citation would have to be converted to a linked Note record with a Citation . The major issue for me with Note Records (aka Shared Notes) is that, when I do a Nar...
by AdrianBruce
12 Jan 2020 22:49
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Note field Citations disallowed in 5.5.1
Replies: 37
Views: 3418

Re: Note field Citations disallowed in 5.5.1

... The GEDCOM Release 5.5.1 disallows source citations on Note fields altogether. ... Well, basically that means I can't go to 5.5.1. What a moronic, idiotic, stupid thing to do. I have lots of notes held at the individual (and family) level - properly sourced. Tamura Jones' annotated 5.5.1 says: ...
by AdrianBruce
12 Jan 2020 17:14
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Only Child
Replies: 10
Views: 1225

Re: Only Child

... I can see how Child Count Attribute =0 is useful, but where I already have details of births, child count seems superfluous. Well, generally I wouldn't bother with it myself, either, but playing either the devil's advocate or a pedant's part, not sure which, I'd say that simply having one child...
by AdrianBruce
12 Jan 2020 17:02
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Whole record source question
Replies: 6
Views: 1086

Re: Whole record source question

... I used the Whole Record Citation early on in my FH life but soon realised it wasn't very helpful and I never use it now. Interesting. I don't use Ancestral Sources, so whenever I've set a source-record up for use in the Yellow Pane for Automatic Source Citations and then pressed "Enable Automat...
by AdrianBruce
10 Jan 2020 21:11
Forum: Web Site Usage
Topic: Weekly Bulletin
Replies: 5
Views: 1613

Re: Weekly Bulletin

You do spoil us Jane, thank you!
by AdrianBruce
09 Jan 2020 12:57
Forum: Ancestral Sources
Topic: "Whole person"
Replies: 4
Views: 1004

Re: "Whole person"

For what it's worth (even though I don't use Ancestral Sources) I use both Whole Person and Name citations. As Jane says, Whole Person citations are normally set up only when creating a person in FH. I just set "Enable Automatic Source Citations" in the yellow bar in FH and FH does both when I'm cre...
by AdrianBruce
06 Jan 2020 11:07
Forum: General
Topic: GEDCOM 5.5.1 Standard Release Nov 2019
Replies: 21
Views: 3147

Re: GEDCOM 5.5.1 Standard Release Nov 2019

... I have no reverence for GEDCOM 5.5.1, but I'd far prefer that applications implement it, and default to it, rather than stick with the similarly flawed GEDCOM 5.5. ... And I have no argument with anyone who makes a pragmatic decision to use 5.5.1 based on reasons like you mention. In fact, I'd ...
by AdrianBruce
03 Jan 2020 19:54
Forum: General
Topic: GEDCOM 5.5.1 Standard Release Nov 2019
Replies: 21
Views: 3147

Re: GEDCOM 5.5.1 Standard Release Nov 2019

... Looking at it it makes some valid (imho) changes to what FamilySearch published in November 2019. Well, changes to what FS emailed out in 1999, twenty years ago, given that the FS 2019 version is identical to the 1999 incomplete and internally contradictory draft apart from the front sheet. The...
by AdrianBruce
01 Jan 2020 23:49
Forum: General Usage
Topic: One person tree - Recording war service with all the bits that go with it!
Replies: 20
Views: 2294

Re: One person tree - Recording war service with all the bits that go with it!

I'd be inclined to just look at having a Word document linking to the other files, then you're not hidebound if you want to define the "sources" at different levels, etc. Word? HTML? Even a spreadsheet with lots of text? I think you do need the linking aspect in there somehow to go from one bit to a...
by AdrianBruce
01 Jan 2020 23:44
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Attribute vs. Event
Replies: 5
Views: 726

Re: Attribute vs. Event

Faced with that dilemma of wanting a custom event to have a value, then use the Change Any Fact Tag Plugin to convert those facts from events to attributes. Good point - though I was thinking more along the line of there just being one specific event, of a number of events of that type, that I felt...
by AdrianBruce
01 Jan 2020 18:13
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Attribute vs. Event
Replies: 5
Views: 726

Re: Attribute vs. Event

In practical terms the only difference between an Event and an Attribute is that the latter can have a value ... I'd agree with Mike that, in terms of what happens in FH, this is the simplest and best definition to use. The time business gets a bit flakey - events usually ( but not always ) happen ...
by AdrianBruce
24 Dec 2019 22:39
Forum: General
Topic: GEDCOM 5.5.1 Standard Release Nov 2019
Replies: 21
Views: 3147

Re: GEDCOM 5.5.1 Standard Release Nov 2019

I wonder if Tamura Jones has spooked them? (See https://www.tamurajones.net/GEDCOM551AnnotatedEdition.xhtml for his annotated version of 5.5.1 and https://www.tamurajones.net/GEDCOM555JustARevision.xhtml for what he calls 5.5.5 - his cleaned up version of 5.5.1) Further comments from me about FS and...