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by AdrianBruce
10 Apr 2019 20:29
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Privacy and GDPR
Replies: 17
Views: 1547

Re: Privacy and GDPR

... If you publish a single (publicly available) record without explicitly linking it to an identifiable individual, not so much. So the GRO website is in the clear. ... Also the GRO is intended to compile this data, index it and publish those indexes. But certainly, I would agree that compiling "a...
by AdrianBruce
08 Apr 2019 16:06
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Whole record versus name citations and my Baptism dilemma
Replies: 11
Views: 924

Re: Whole record versus name citations and my Baptism dilemma

... As a general rule, I create Residence facts if I have have specific evidence for them -- so if a Baptism record records the Abode of the parents, I create a Residence Fact to record that Abode, alongside the Baptism fact, ... Me too. What I was going to add is to be very, very scared of using F...
by AdrianBruce
07 Apr 2019 16:48
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Whole record versus name citations and my Baptism dilemma
Replies: 11
Views: 924

Re: Whole record versus name citations and my Baptism dilemma

You're not over-thinking - a little analytical thinking always helps me to get things straight - and usually to reduce what I was tempted to do. Mind you, I did have a career in programming... Caveat - for various reasons I don't use Ancestral Sources - partly, I think I'd got set in my ways by the ...
by AdrianBruce
06 Apr 2019 23:14
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Sources for the Drouin Collection
Replies: 29
Views: 5476

Re: Sources for the Drouin Collection

I believe that most people will use the citation date to mean when the source document was created - in this case the date of baptism. Feel free to omit it in favour of a date in what you are putting in the "Text from Source".
by AdrianBruce
06 Apr 2019 12:22
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Sources for the Drouin Collection
Replies: 29
Views: 5476

Re: Sources for the Drouin Collection

... I'd go further and say that (under my personal approach) even Ancestry is not the repository but part of the publication process, literally making the information accessible to the public. ... Definitely part of the publication process for me too. ... I regard the physical location of the origi...
by AdrianBruce
06 Apr 2019 11:23
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Sources for the Drouin Collection
Replies: 29
Views: 5476

Re: Sources for the Drouin Collection

General Usage, I suggest - researching Drouin is only a minor aspect...???
by AdrianBruce
06 Apr 2019 10:11
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Sources for the Drouin Collection
Replies: 29
Views: 5476

Re: Sources for the Drouin Collection

Quick thoughts which I might add to later... ... Mr. Gabriel Drouin of the now Drouin Institute actually is the source of the records, Ancestry uses them under license. Mr Drouin went to every church and court house and filmed all of the registers. ... Indeed - but we might be getting potentially bo...
by AdrianBruce
05 Apr 2019 21:58
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Sources for the Drouin Collection
Replies: 29
Views: 5476

Re: Sources for the Drouin Collection

Sorry - I forgot to add that I'd envisage storing a dummy version of this as a Source Record in FH that I could copy and edit for each real source.
by AdrianBruce
05 Apr 2019 21:54
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Sources for the Drouin Collection
Replies: 29
Views: 5476

Re: Sources for the Drouin Collection

I'm not remotely familiar with the Drouin collection - other than the last few minutes I've spent looking at it on Ancestry! I've also no idea whether anything I say complicates or simplifies your methods. But it seems to me that the Drouin Institute is not the Source - they only filmed it, which in...
by AdrianBruce
04 Apr 2019 19:06
Forum: General
Topic: File organisation in Windows
Replies: 22
Views: 1547

Re: File organisation in Windows

... If an unauthorised person really wants to get at our secrets, all he or she needs to do is remove the hard drive from the computer casing and connect it to another machine as an external drive. ... Well, exactly. But that's not really the context of the conversation. The context was the securit...
by AdrianBruce
04 Apr 2019 14:43
Forum: General
Topic: File organisation in Windows
Replies: 22
Views: 1547

Re: File organisation in Windows

Sorry Mervyn but in the context of Mick's comment "how many of us have more than one person using the PC?", which clearly implies it's not a public PC, if somebody is switching on my PC who I don't know about, then I'm in a heck of a lot more trouble than worrying about my financial data, because I'...
by AdrianBruce
01 Apr 2019 20:45
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Fact Sets and changing fact between attributes and events
Replies: 9
Views: 986

Re: Fact Sets and changing fact between attributes and events

Re Labelled Text - yes, I had forgotten about that. I admit that I'm prejudiced against Labelled Text since it looks such an aesthetic disaster, especially when marked off by [[ and ]] to stop it printing. But I do use it (as part of the auto-generated note) in the Attribute that I have for the valu...
by AdrianBruce
01 Apr 2019 20:34
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Wills Property Box Tab
Replies: 16
Views: 1186

Re: Wills Property Box Tab

Be aware that terminology is, and always has been, different in the Scottish legal system - I think ScotlandsPeople lists the terms. Looking at my Mother's stuff, it was a Will & Testament in 2011. I was certain that they originally covered different things, but: Though it has at times been thought ...
by AdrianBruce
01 Apr 2019 11:47
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Fact Sets and changing fact between attributes and events
Replies: 9
Views: 986

Re: Fact Sets and changing fact between attributes and events

... I think our approach is similar and only creating new attributes/events where it is absolutely essential to capturing a persons life story Another useful question might be - "Will I ever want to run a query to find people with this real-life event / attribute?" If not, I can stick it in a note....
by AdrianBruce
31 Mar 2019 19:14
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Wills Property Box Tab
Replies: 16
Views: 1186

Re: Wills Property Box Tab

tatewise wrote:... Even then the multiple Roles are reported/shown if you look in the appropriate places ...
OK - so not totally invisible then.
by AdrianBruce
31 Mar 2019 17:13
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Wills Property Box Tab
Replies: 16
Views: 1186

Re: Wills Property Box Tab

On a technical point, a person can be a Fact Witness in FH for as many Roles in one Fact as you like. Even the Principal can have Roles in their own Fact . i.e. One person can be Executor and also Trustee . However, only the first such entry appears in that person's Facts tab and Narrative Report ....
by AdrianBruce
31 Mar 2019 17:03
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Wills Property Box Tab
Replies: 16
Views: 1186

Re: Wills Property Box Tab

... Adrian, wouldn't the answer be to have an additional role of "Executor & Trustee"? Err - yes. Simple but effective now you mention it! Might be tricky if you wanted to run a query to list executors because you'd need to remember there were 2 roles, but there's a very long pole that I don't (yet...
by AdrianBruce
31 Mar 2019 16:59
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Fact Sets and changing fact between attributes and events
Replies: 9
Views: 986

Re: Fact Sets and changing fact between attributes and events

... Australian Military records appear to have a lot of detail about service personnel than UK records, particularly for World War 1, I am looking at adding some additional facts. ... Yeah, don't forget ours got burnt in WW2! :cry: I suspect ours were also severely weeded by the War Office bureaucr...
by AdrianBruce
31 Mar 2019 16:44
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Wills Property Box Tab
Replies: 16
Views: 1186

Re: Wills Property Box Tab

... If so, the following convention might be appropriate: If you enter a will (against the place and date where it was made), the executors and beneficiaries mentioned in the will are only prospective executors and beneficiaries. The Probate Fact is probably the one where you would enter actual exe...
by AdrianBruce
27 Mar 2019 16:29
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Couple in between siblings.. help
Replies: 12
Views: 1086

Re: Couple in between siblings.. help

In fairness, Carel, the logic that any automatic diagramming tool has in it, has to deal with any and everything that gets thrown at it. It's pretty inevitable that a lot of non-trivial diagrams will leave us saying, "But if only it moved that to there then... ". And then, of course, if that were ac...
by AdrianBruce
16 Mar 2019 20:46
Forum: Research
Topic: Multiple instance of birth registration.
Replies: 19
Views: 1947

Re: Multiple instance of birth registration.

Drusilla has four entries in the Oct-Dec 1843 Wangford registry, Vol 13 Page 498 viz: Drusilla Tar Leait, Drusilla Tar Hawes, Drusilla Tar Leail , and Drusilla Jane Hawes. Leaving aside fantastic coincidences, this means that there is one certificate only, with four index entries. Certainly I have ...
by AdrianBruce
10 Mar 2019 12:39
Forum: Ancestral Sources
Topic: Problems with extended families in AS
Replies: 25
Views: 1915

Re: Problems with extended families in AS

Language that describes sources that have step-children "incorrectly declared as children" is unfortunate. For some of us, our 'social' families are the only families we know. Point taken - I meant that the children were incorrectly described as biological children. The instructions ( I assume - oo...
by AdrianBruce
09 Mar 2019 13:27
Forum: Ancestral Sources
Topic: Problems with extended families in AS
Replies: 25
Views: 1915

Re: Problems with extended families in AS

... in the case of step relationships I don't usually record these relationships as such in FH because it is clear from diagrams or the Focus window that a child is descended from only one of the couple ... At risk of diverting off on a tangent, I would record children as step-children (to one pare...
by AdrianBruce
07 Mar 2019 20:25
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Multiple evidence of event
Replies: 51
Views: 2864

Re: Multiple evidence of event

"Are they standard GEDCOM?" Yes, I believe that they are - I go slightly bog-eyed looking at that area but the SOURCE_CITATION part of the GEDCOM standard includes an optional +1 <<NOTE_STRUCTURE>>, which I think is what you are referring to. Use of that would indeed avoid duplication but, as you sa...
by AdrianBruce
07 Mar 2019 12:52
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Multiple evidence of event
Replies: 51
Views: 2864

Re: Multiple evidence of event

... there's very often a need to explain precisely why we think this X is our ancestor rather than the X from the next parish along with the same surname baptised in the same year... ... Agreed - my default tactic is to include that in the Note on the Source-Record in question. Occasionally, it goe...