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by AdrianBruce
02 Jun 2019 22:48
Forum: General Usage
Topic: 'Known As' Names
Replies: 3
Views: 332

Re: 'Known As' Names

There are a couple of things that can be done. Firstly, if I explain FH's facilities, maybe we can come back to your specific issues in a minute or two. 1. The first name that you enter into FH for someone is the Primary Name. 2. If you then click the "more (+)" link by the name on the individual's ...
by AdrianBruce
02 Jun 2019 19:47
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Source help
Replies: 86
Views: 4423

Re: Source help

Re the Short Title - my usage is similar to Lorna's. The latest source-record I have put in, e.g., has Long Title = household of Johan & Thora Zahle Lassen, Christiansgade, Aarhus Kobstad (Borough), Denmark, 1901 Census, Husliste No. 2007b Short Title = Census Entry: Lassen, Johan & Thora, 1901, Aar...
by AdrianBruce
02 Jun 2019 11:41
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Source help
Replies: 86
Views: 4423

Re: Source help

Okay Adrian, where would you put the date you entered the information in FH if not the entry date? ... Basically - I don't! My only real concern with perhaps wanting to know the date I'd entered something is a desire to detect circular reasoning. Or review what happens if some earlier reasoning was...
by AdrianBruce
02 Jun 2019 11:19
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Source help
Replies: 86
Views: 4423

Re: Source help

... 4) The date & time a Source record is entered into FH is recorded in its Updated field, and if you don't need to change that Source record again, that will be the Date of entry. ... That's a point. I have always looked at it from the point of view of the person so I had missed that, if I go bey...
by AdrianBruce
01 Jun 2019 23:08
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Source help
Replies: 86
Views: 4423

Re: Source help

Where would you put the date you found the information if not in the entry date? That's a good question. Personally, I've never written that down - oh I have notebooks that record when I went to Kew and what I found there, but don't ask me to find them again! So far I've never felt the need to reco...
by AdrianBruce
01 Jun 2019 22:56
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Source help
Replies: 86
Views: 4423

Re: Source help

Why has no one taken screen shots of a birth certificate, the filled in repository and the source after it is entered in to FH and this would stop all of my and no doubt many others questions about what goes where ... It sounds attractive but I have to say that life isn't always that simple. To tak...
by AdrianBruce
26 May 2019 14:49
Forum: Research
Topic: The Theory of Eight
Replies: 22
Views: 1554

Re: The Theory of Eight

Writing from memory and in order across a conventional chart - - Bruce, Bates, Taylor, Salter (at the 2nd attempt on the brain cells!), - Griffiths, Purcell, Cooper, Cadman (I think...). Checking... Yes, it was Cadman. Where the brain cells were wrong was my emotional reaction: "We don't have any ph...
by AdrianBruce
25 May 2019 19:43
Forum: General
Topic: How would we fare if the Records Office honoured its confidentiality agreements?
Replies: 5
Views: 770

Re: How would we fare if the Records Office honoured its confidentiality agreements?

... Should we be grateful that records such as these are made available or should it be used as an indication to consider carefully what you reveal when filling out 'confidential' forms? ... Despite the "or" that you put in, I think the answer is "yes" and "yes". Yes - we should always "consider ca...
by AdrianBruce
21 May 2019 15:44
Forum: General Usage
Topic: When to stop with Sources
Replies: 13
Views: 964

Re: When to stop with Sources

It is NOT usual practice to add the married name of women via the more (+) button as an Alternate Name . ... To be honest, I rather wish I'd done exactly that. As it is, if I get a woman who married 2 or more times, I always enter at least the first married name as an alternate name. At first, I di...
by AdrianBruce
21 May 2019 12:19
Forum: General Usage
Topic: When to stop with Sources
Replies: 13
Views: 964

Re: When to stop with Sources

I think I'm closest to Mike. Off the top of my head, names and births are the two single events / attributes / facts that are most likely to get multiple sources. For births, I do cite them all against the birth simply because values often shift through the years and having access to all the possibl...
by AdrianBruce
15 May 2019 20:38
Forum: General
Topic: How should we use the internet as a genealogy data source.
Replies: 12
Views: 950

Re: How should we use the internet as a genealogy data source.

... I discovered FMP had changed the titles of some of their recordsets, so my old sources were now incorrect. ;) That happens - quite often with FMP says my untrustworthy intuition. It also happens with Ancestry - e.g. the English & Welsh Probate Calendar changed its name slightly. And ScotlandsPe...
by AdrianBruce
15 May 2019 20:31
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Census entry - Individual v Family
Replies: 14
Views: 1292

Re: Census entry - Individual v Family

Yes, I also record the census as an individual event. But for many years I haven't put any detail in the notes for the census-event (no notes is very unusual for me) and I don't print census events out in reports. The census form is squeezed for all the other data that I can, so occupation, birth, m...
by AdrianBruce
15 May 2019 20:17
Forum: General
Topic: How should we use the internet as a genealogy data source.
Replies: 12
Views: 950

Re: How should we use the internet as a genealogy data source.

In no particular order, off the top of my head, I would suggest; - maximise use of copying the text from the source (or screen shotting); - ensure the source record describes not just the answer but also the question; - try to identify the cited / original source of the internet source. I would also...
by AdrianBruce
05 May 2019 15:22
Forum: Research
Topic: Land Tax records
Replies: 3
Views: 507

Re: Land Tax records

A quick Google leads to https://nationalarchives.gov.uk/documents/the-land-tax-1692-1963.pdf Apparently there was a quota system that, fundamentally, didn't change through history, which might sound promising for working forward or back. However, there's also this warning: The relationship between L...
by AdrianBruce
02 May 2019 16:13
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Synch FH on two Laptops
Replies: 17
Views: 1241

Re: Synch FH on two Laptops

I use Dropbox for my data stored in the cloud - which is virtually everything. I'm paying for 1TB of it. I should add that currently I only work on my FH files from one machine - the only machines actively synching to Dropbox are my laptop and my Android phone. I did use Microsoft OneDrive because i...
by AdrianBruce
02 May 2019 15:48
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Private Individuals
Replies: 15
Views: 1550

Re: Private Individuals

Mike writes that Ancestry automatically privatises living people. That may be true for the normal trees on their site. But is that true for the trees of direct ancestors (and only ancestors) uploaded in conjunction with DNA matching? My own experience is that it does not.Otherwise how would I have ...
by AdrianBruce
30 Apr 2019 19:04
Forum: Research
Topic: S S Dalcross 1934 -1935
Replies: 12
Views: 943

Re: S S Dalcross 1934 -1935

Something of a clutching at straws suggestion - (steam locos I'm fine on, steam ships are a different kettle of fish..) Could it possibly have been a Crew List (as per BT99 from Kew) that you were looking at? The only such example that I have has a number of calling points listed but they may have b...
by AdrianBruce
18 Apr 2019 21:37
Forum: General
Topic: I Quit FH for TMG
Replies: 36
Views: 3250

Re: I Quit FH for TMG

DonF wrote:... I'd never suggest there is only one 'right way'.
Indeed.
by AdrianBruce
17 Apr 2019 20:56
Forum: General
Topic: I Quit FH for TMG
Replies: 36
Views: 3250

Re: I Quit FH for TMG

... Adrian's question of why would anyone want to record a book being in more than one repository, when the important thing is that he found it in a particular library, let me give an example. ... Yes and no. ( ;) ) Yes, because your justification for doing what you suggest is sensible. No, because...
by AdrianBruce
16 Apr 2019 10:49
Forum: General
Topic: I Quit FH for TMG
Replies: 36
Views: 3250

Re: I Quit FH for TMG

Thanks for your description of TMG, Don. ... I think the 'Master-Source' concept is there in other products to try and address the 'source of a source' dilemma. ... Yeah - when I was working with the BetterGEDCOM initiative, I tried to get a definition of Master-Source and failed dismally. I even fo...
by AdrianBruce
16 Apr 2019 10:41
Forum: General
Topic: I Quit FH for TMG
Replies: 36
Views: 3250

Re: I Quit FH for TMG

.... and I should also have added that a TMG Source can refer to MULTIPLE Repositories - that is a book can be found in multiple libraries. This obvious real-world situation is not allowed by some packages - Legacy, for example, only allows one Repository per Source, implying every book in the worl...
by AdrianBruce
15 Apr 2019 22:38
Forum: General
Topic: I Quit FH for TMG
Replies: 36
Views: 3250

Re: I Quit FH for TMG

Just as a matter of interest, to see one measure of the TMG <-> FH differences - can anyone comment on the TMG data-model in the area around Respositories, Sources, Citations and Facts? GEDCOM and therefore FH use (stupid to try to do it in words, I know) 1. A Repository can contain many Sources. 2....
by AdrianBruce
14 Apr 2019 16:05
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Birth Registration and Mother's Parents names
Replies: 6
Views: 651

Re: Birth Registration and Mother's Parents names

... Marriage Registration ... Just as an incidental - marriage "registration" has been an integral part of the marriage ceremony in England & Wales from its introduction in 1837. Marriage registration in Scotland, however, is a separate event and I understand that the intended "show both parents on...
by AdrianBruce
13 Apr 2019 10:15
Forum: Research
Topic: Find My Past appears to have the new GRO Index
Replies: 13
Views: 1565

Re: Find My Past appears to have the new GRO Index

I was talking about the FMP index. ... Oh good - I rather hoped you were. Apologies for doubting you! ... They have been gradually adding mother's maiden name to their index of pre 1911 births for some time now. I don't know whether they are doing this by 'scraping' the data from GRO on-line, as Me...
by AdrianBruce
12 Apr 2019 18:28
Forum: Research
Topic: Find My Past appears to have the new GRO Index
Replies: 13
Views: 1565

Re: Find My Past appears to have the new GRO Index

They have been steadily adding to it since they first started showing mothers' maiden names a few years ago. It's pretty good now, but I think there may still be a few gaps because I am still occasionally seeing entries where there is no mother's name in the index. (i.e.not even a repeat of the chi...