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by davidf
11 Apr 2019 09:50
Forum: General Usage
Topic: underscore character or hyphen?
Replies: 14
Views: 1226

Re: underscore character or hyphen?

One of the problems with Underscores is that if they get incorporated in_a_link, the underlining of the link can obscure the underscore making it look like a space.
I find a tilde (~) is a useful separator or substitute character (for instance in filenames where you cannot use /,\,|,: etc.!)
by davidf
10 Apr 2019 17:07
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Matching data from different censuses
Replies: 11
Views: 889

Re: Matching data from different censuses

Mike/Mike Is this an FH question of more one of "family reconstruction"? FH is great for recording, but I do find it sometimes difficult for analysis and synthesis. A spreadsheet is often flexible enough to allow you to use it for family reconstruction, but it is then a pity that you cannot quickly ...
by davidf
08 Apr 2019 23:38
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Whole record versus name citations and my Baptism dilemma
Replies: 11
Views: 920

Re: Whole record versus name citations and my Baptism dilemma

Hi Further, if I assume the family were living in the baptism town, should I also assume that, by inference, mother Elizabeth would also be resident at the town, even though she is not listed at all. That would mean linking the mother's residence fact to a source that does not even show her name. I...
by davidf
01 Apr 2019 13:45
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Wills Property Box Tab
Replies: 16
Views: 1178

Re: Wills Property Box Tab

Garry Firstly, roles and terminology in wills and the granting probate. I have found that in most of the wills I have, the trustee and executor are one and the same. However, not all wills appoint a trustee. Terminology also appears to be adding to the discussion. In some cases, terms are being inte...
by davidf
31 Mar 2019 19:31
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Wills Property Box Tab
Replies: 16
Views: 1178

Re: Wills Property Box Tab

I guess a lot depends on where you are coming from in terms of tightening up personal practice (particularly after beginning to get to grips with "FHwitnesses"). The key question is how much effort you are prepare to put into reworking Family Trees to make them consistent with your own current conve...
by davidf
31 Mar 2019 11:52
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Wills Property Box Tab
Replies: 16
Views: 1178

Re: Wills Property Box Tab

With regard to Wills, I think users need to decide what conventions they are going to follow. (Mike may move this to a more appropriate part of the forum!) People can make multiple wills and it is often interesting to follow thorough the changes and see how family dynamics (or members have changed)....
by davidf
20 Mar 2019 12:51
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: DNA Lists Helper
Replies: 8
Views: 697

Re: DNA Lists Helper

Dave in the export file your Mother only has one set of parents, so I am not seeing the problem, could you try an export again including both sets of parents. (Yes, I keep my mother's genetic family in a different file so that I do not accidentally share/upload - My mother's genetic maternal side k...
by davidf
19 Mar 2019 21:40
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: DNA Lists Helper
Replies: 8
Views: 697

Re: DNA Lists Helper

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Jane wrote:Can you attach a small gedcom which demonstrates the problem please
by davidf
19 Mar 2019 21:38
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: DNA Lists Helper
Replies: 8
Views: 697

Re: DNA Lists Helper

Jane wrote:Also if you run the maternal line option does that show the adopted family as well
Yes - but it also shows my mother
by davidf
19 Mar 2019 19:04
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: DNA Lists Helper
Replies: 8
Views: 697

Re: DNA Lists Helper

Thanks, combined with flags or named lists that should do exactly what I want! however! In my main FT file, I am the root and it contains my genetic paternal line and my mother's adoptive line (i.e. the "public family"). My mother is marked as adopted in the relationship field in the "family as chil...
by davidf
16 Mar 2019 20:11
Forum: Research
Topic: Multiple instance of birth registration.
Replies: 19
Views: 1940

Re: Multiple instance of birth registration.

If you access via FreeBMD it is possible to look at the images of the birth indices. In cases like these there are often manuscript explanations (usually a footnote mark, followed by a note at the foot of the page)
by davidf
15 Mar 2019 12:32
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Female ancestors- is there a tool or plug-in to develop a tree?
Replies: 12
Views: 1187

Re: Female ancestors- is there a tool or plug-in to develop a tree?

Waiting for those code snippets sounds more profitable that learning lua and writing a tree-crawler - an interesting challenge but I have other things I want to do!

Thanks
by davidf
14 Mar 2019 17:57
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Female ancestors- is there a tool or plug-in to develop a tree?
Replies: 12
Views: 1187

Re: Female ancestors- is there a tool or plug-in to develop a tree?

Some interesting options but I don't see one that does quite what I would like to do. Context The (UK) Ministry of Defence (JCCC) is responsible for identifying the remains of (e.g. WW1) soldiers found on the battlefields. Sometimes they can draw up a shortlist of who the soldier might be. They then...
by davidf
14 Mar 2019 16:17
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Female ancestors- is there a tool or plug-in to develop a tree?
Replies: 12
Views: 1187

Re: Female ancestors- is there a tool or plug-in to develop a tree?

I imagine your female lineage is not so much a tree as a single column of boxes from you (or your wife) up to the oldest female direct ancestor. In that case you know the people involved, so use Tools > How Related to choose you and your eldest female direct ancestor, then Display Graphically and H...
by davidf
11 Mar 2019 14:00
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Fact type for Newspaper Articles and other assorted media
Replies: 5
Views: 562

Re: Fact type for Newspaper Articles and other assorted media

I tend to think about how I would want those facts "revealed" If you want it to appear in diagrams and reports, adding the detail from the article as the relevant fact (occupation/residence etc), means it will be revealed without adding a custom fact to your diagrams and reports. If you just want to...
by davidf
09 Mar 2019 17:22
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Multiple evidence of event
Replies: 51
Views: 2852

Re: Multiple evidence of event

Thanks wrt Expanding the column width! Then being able to move the "citation notes" up/down Pointing out that the SOUR in the All tree is actually closer to a CITE (although in hierarchical database design the position in a tree can vary?) The resolution of looping - one day my understanding of loop...
by davidf
09 Mar 2019 16:44
Forum: General Usage
Topic: 3D trees
Replies: 11
Views: 1408

Re: 3D trees

1) Another provider could read an GEDCOM from FH in order to provide a 3D view of a 10 generations tree (non-fan chart) and produce the standard STL file for 3D printers to deliver a 3D family tree kit ? 2) Does this idea can be submitted to FH to get a new FH Pack or to get a new FH plugin to view...
by davidf
08 Mar 2019 23:08
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Recording Census Sources
Replies: 7
Views: 733

Re: Recording Census Sources

tatewise wrote:Multiple references to the same Source are not causing the replication.
But it does look as if somehow the residence and occupation facts for 1861 have two sources:
1861 Census
1851 Census

Not a cause of the original problem - but it does look as if some tidying may be required!
by davidf
08 Mar 2019 18:35
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Recording Census Sources
Replies: 7
Views: 733

Re: Recording Census Sources

All I want to achieve is a report containing a single source record for a census record, with the census image and transcript attached. This will request will jump you into the lumper/splitters debate that crops up in numerous questions! (see current discussions on Multiple evidence of event ). You...
by davidf
08 Mar 2019 13:04
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Multiple evidence of event
Replies: 51
Views: 2852

Re: Multiple evidence of event

it's necessary to record the link to the source we eventually decided to use, but we also need to explain why we discarded a variety of other sources For sources that we discard (only as potential for the FT at its present state), does anyone else put in a citation with a "NOT" in the "Where within...
by davidf
08 Mar 2019 12:51
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Multiple evidence of event
Replies: 51
Views: 2852

Re: Multiple evidence of event

What is your take on Birth/Death Certificates ? Is each one a distinct document, or one page from a large register of certificates? A splitter would not say divide a certificate down to columns to identify just an Occupation. I had a natural disinclination to split physical sources over multiple so...
by davidf
08 Mar 2019 12:13
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Multiple evidence of event
Replies: 51
Views: 2852

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 s...
by davidf
07 Mar 2019 16:18
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Multiple evidence of event
Replies: 51
Views: 2852

Re: Multiple evidence of event

Trying to think my way round this a bit more: Mike mentions again the issue of duplication of (detail) on citations in "lumper" records Helen mentions the need to annotate various things and "a very poor set of facilities (based on the Gedcom standard) for recording our assessment" For "lumpers" dup...
by davidf
07 Mar 2019 11:49
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Multiple evidence of event
Replies: 51
Views: 2852

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, d...
by davidf
06 Mar 2019 21:40
Forum: General Usage
Topic: 3D trees
Replies: 11
Views: 1408

Re: 3D trees

That is novel idea David, but they look expensive, and how do you label the bits with people's names? Agreed, the "sets" are not over expensive (cf say a FH licence), but what you get in them is not all useful - so the cost per useful part is rather high! It struck me though as a potential interest...