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by davidf
10 Mar 2020 14:41
Forum: General
Topic: FH7 Looks?
Replies: 47
Views: 5287

Re: FH7 Looks?

Gowermick How's Windows 3 and Family Historian V1 coming along for you? Surely the world advances and software along with it probably the reason you are using FH6.2.7 and Windows 10 and not a quill and parchment. What would you do if FH went down the ribbon route (which works very well if you give ...
by davidf
09 Mar 2020 23:49
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Recording a death at sea
Replies: 3
Views: 879

Re: Recording a death at sea

... The important point is not to use a generic Place such as at sea . Each Place must be unique to allow it to be plotted in the Map Window . Within this it might be possible to be more useful in respect of "place" Either: Place: Wreck @ Lat Long Address: Ship Name Or Place: 5 days out from Rio bo...
by davidf
09 Mar 2020 14:27
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Question: Marriage Status
Replies: 12
Views: 1510

Re: Question: Marriage Status

Adrian, it's clunky but just about works -- two events and one status show what happened. Much harder to deal with a void marriage -- there's a Marriage Event, and the Status should be 'Never Married' but there isn't a 'Void Marriage' event; the marriage event has to be bestrewn with notes explaini...
by davidf
09 Mar 2020 14:14
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Question: Marriage Status
Replies: 12
Views: 1510

Re: Question: Marriage Status

I have a more curious problem: I have just discovered a couple who were married twice, in different parts of the country, with an interval of about three years between the two marriages. ... Meanwhile I have amended my diagram text scheme to show multiple instances of marriage in the same family re...
by davidf
03 Mar 2020 17:09
Forum: General
Topic: FH7 Looks?
Replies: 47
Views: 5287

Re: FH7 Looks?

What would you like to see changed? Having worked with FH since version 2, I've always appreciated its clean modern appearance and personally hope that isn't changed. In terms of "appearance", I would want little changed. I'm not adverse to justified change, but I have never appreciated the "Window...
by davidf
29 Feb 2020 13:31
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Query Facts with Citation media links not source media links
Replies: 3
Views: 511

Re: Query Facts with Citation media links not source media links

Most of us are splitters when it comes to Marriage Certificates (as in this post), so swapping media from the citation to the source is a safe thing to do. If however you are a lumper for sources such as Census records (where your source is something like "1881 England and Wales Census"), moving you...
by davidf
27 Feb 2020 21:44
Forum: General Usage
Topic: GRO Listing
Replies: 10
Views: 1519

Re: GRO Listing

... I have uploaded my tree from Ancestry but none of the pictures of the census etc was uploaded with it. So what I have been doing is going to the Society of Genealogists and send the pictures of the census etc to my home email and then uploading them to my project using Ancestral sources and now...
by davidf
27 Feb 2020 21:27
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Add Image to Citation
Replies: 31
Views: 3442

Re: Add Image to Citation

... Have you gone too far down the 'lumper' GRO Index source route to backtrack? How easy would it be (for someone who can do LUA) to write a plug-in that would take a lumped source and convert it into multiple split sources (title based on lumped source title + individual "where within source") an...
by davidf
25 Feb 2020 18:13
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Relocating Census Image files
Replies: 7
Views: 678

Re: Relocating Census Image files

How do other people organise their census images? And do other people download every census image, as prompted by Ancestral Sources? I am concerned about potential disc space. The census images are currently 615 MB. I drop all my downloaded census images (from FMP, Ancestry etc) into the media subd...
by davidf
24 Feb 2020 17:55
Forum: Research
Topic: Liverpool Electoral Register - 1939/1940
Replies: 15
Views: 1283

Re: Liverpool Electoral Register - 1939/1940

... NB - re the possibility of having both a domestic and a business vote - "a second vote could only be cast if the qualifying business premises was in a separate constituency to the residence premises" ... I think from a swift read this was a function of the Representation of the People Act 1918 ...
by davidf
18 Feb 2020 12:26
Forum: General Usage
Topic: FH6 seizing up
Replies: 4
Views: 529

Re: FH6 seizing up

I also get this with Wine/Linux; you have to be careful to ensure that any date warning window is handled before you click away. If you don't, Linux/Wine eventually asks if you want to end the process or continue to wait. Waiting has never resolved the matter; Ending the process closes FH. If you ha...
by davidf
16 Feb 2020 00:14
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Sources and Citations
Replies: 23
Views: 1863

Re: Sources and Citations

... My goal is to have that nice book printed on appropriate paper in order to hand on to my children, grandchildren. Yes something tangible as I wonder whether they would bother to go online. The family Bible in my home goes back to 1835 and that's something for all to see to and indeed a treasure...
by davidf
14 Feb 2020 18:19
Forum: Web Site Usage
Topic: Improving Accessibility of Commonly Requested Help
Replies: 82
Views: 4315

Re: Improving Accessibility of Commonly Requested Help

Hopefully, they have read the Home page advice before they visit other pages and find that Index link. Whether they read that advice (and remember it) rather depends on why they have come to the KB. If they have come thinking "I need to read up on this program before I ask "newbie" questions", they...
by davidf
14 Feb 2020 16:40
Forum: General Usage
Topic: New Computer Help & advice needed please
Replies: 11
Views: 951

Re: New Computer Help & advice needed please

If I just transfer everything from my old computer to the new one via the external hard disc will that solve the problem ? I don't think it applies here, but given discussions elsewhere, are we certain that disk cloning ("everything"?) is not another solution? I think I successfully did that many m...
by davidf
14 Feb 2020 00:06
Forum: Research
Topic: Liverpool Electoral Register - 1939/1940
Replies: 15
Views: 1283

Re: Liverpool Electoral Register - 1939/1940

I understood that plural voting was intended to cover the situation where a man (usually a man) pays two lots of rates and therefore got two votes. I believe some minor parties still talk about votes for businesses - just as they get votes in Business Improvement Districts. So: R Residence qualifica...
by davidf
13 Feb 2020 17:36
Forum: Research
Topic: Liverpool Electoral Register - 1939/1940
Replies: 15
Views: 1283

Re: Liverpool Electoral Register - 1939/1940

Apparently Plural Voting continued quite a while! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plural_voting#United_Kingdom says that it was finally abolished for local authorities by the Representation of the People Act 1969 I seem to remember finding that my Great Grandfather in turn of the century (19/20th) Hud...
by davidf
13 Feb 2020 17:24
Forum: Research
Topic: Liverpool Electoral Register - 1939/1940
Replies: 15
Views: 1283

Re: Liverpool Electoral Register - 1939/1940

When was the franchise reformed so that businessmen did not have a business vote in addition to their residential vote? I would have thought it was before 1939/1940.

Searching .....!
by davidf
13 Feb 2020 16:38
Forum: Web Site Usage
Topic: Towards a style guide for the new Knowledgebase
Replies: 29
Views: 2264

Re: Towards a style guide for the new Knowledgebase

In many cases you do want to assume that everyone coming to the KB has a level of ignorance - the key is how you do it! We might assume that someone saying "I've lost my data" is ignorant of the various alternative scenarios, but we need not offend everyone by saying "really , are you sure that you ...
by davidf
13 Feb 2020 16:32
Forum: General Usage
Topic: How to notate missing first name
Replies: 8
Views: 780

Re: How to notate missing first name

If you have no first names but you have a last name say Rees-Smogg, if you enter

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 /Rees-Smogg/
that will appear as a last name without first names
by davidf
12 Feb 2020 17:24
Forum: Web Site Usage
Topic: Towards a style guide for the new Knowledgebase
Replies: 29
Views: 2264

Re: Towards a style guide for the new Knowledgebase

Helen, I think I have seen instances in the forum of where users want to restore their data , but it turns out that it is actually "there" and the problem is say they have managed to change the default location for their files. In this instance you restore their data not by using the "restore" optio...
by davidf
12 Feb 2020 16:10
Forum: Web Site Usage
Topic: Towards a style guide for the new Knowledgebase
Replies: 29
Views: 2264

Re: Towards a style guide for the new Knowledgebase

Is it worth picking up Mike's suggestion (which may resolve Colin & Helen's issue) and mock up something to do with "Recovery". Is it worth doing on the existing platform as even if we move (and I sense some momentum at the moment) we are trying to sort out what we might term "structural style"!? So...
by davidf
12 Feb 2020 12:10
Forum: Web Site Usage
Topic: Towards a style guide for the new Knowledgebase
Replies: 29
Views: 2264

Re: Towards a style guide for the new Knowledgebase

Maybe examples of technically focussed topics are: glossary:family_historian_program_data_folder|> Family Historian Program Data Folder glossary:formal_database_structure|> Formal Database Structure I would agree and would see these as the sort of articles that more advanced users would want to fin...
by davidf
12 Feb 2020 11:58
Forum: Web Site Usage
Topic: Towards a style guide for the new Knowledgebase
Replies: 29
Views: 2264

Re: Towards a style guide for the new Knowledgebase

David, I'm struggling to understand how you're segmenting the contents (How To, User Guide and In Detail), but it may just be a terminology difference. I am pretty certain that we are having a terminology agreement! So below a "hack" of your post in which I have topologically inverted your approach...
by davidf
10 Feb 2020 23:31
Forum: Web Site Usage
Topic: Towards a style guide for the new Knowledgebase
Replies: 29
Views: 2264

Towards a style guide for the new Knowledgebase

Do you have some thoughts about what should be in our style guide that we can spin off into a separate forum topic? I've already volunteered to work out an outline structure. Had a feeling that would come! I am not yet ready to propose "a draft style guide", but am conscious of a few issues which I...