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by ColeValleyGirl
15 Apr 2019 18:44
Forum: General
Topic: I Quit FH for TMG
Replies: 30
Views: 1543

Re: I Quit FH for TMG

It can be hard to shift one's way of thinking from one programme to another... It's is never simple, and can require a whole new mindset (age is *not* a factor). And if it's too hard, and the new features aren't compelling, then it's best to stay with what suits you best. I started with FH back at v...
by ColeValleyGirl
13 Apr 2019 16:41
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Read Only
Replies: 5
Views: 385

Re: Read Only

You don't have to put a website online -- you can put it on a USB stick and view it locally with a browser.
by ColeValleyGirl
13 Apr 2019 07:12
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Privacy and GDPR
Replies: 17
Views: 991

Re: Privacy and GDPR

Anne, by law that information is public -- there's no question of permission.
by ColeValleyGirl
12 Apr 2019 17:29
Forum: New Wish List Requests
Topic: A simple to-do list
Replies: 66
Views: 3534

Re: A simple to-do list

I'm seeing (perhaps) two sets of generic requirements so far (please correct me if I've misrepresented anything that has been said). 1. What has been called a ' Simple To-Do List '. This is the ability to create and update simple notes (about research or other tasks, at whatever level of detail sati...
by ColeValleyGirl
12 Apr 2019 15:04
Forum: New Wish List Requests
Topic: A simple to-do list
Replies: 66
Views: 3534

Re: A simple to-do list

Mike, I'm with Colin -- I don't see why you should move this out of the Wish List forum until it's been discussed some more. (And to be honest, I'm not sure why it's your decision? You're not the only person able to create wish list items!) I'm working on a summary of what's been said so far -- and,...
by ColeValleyGirl
12 Apr 2019 13:25
Forum: Research
Topic: Find My Past appears to have the new GRO Index
Replies: 13
Views: 1038

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

Lorna,

I can't find an example right now -- I remember it was pointed out in (I think) the LostCousins newsletter) and I looked at some examples at the time.
by ColeValleyGirl
12 Apr 2019 08:20
Forum: Research
Topic: Find My Past appears to have the new GRO Index
Replies: 13
Views: 1038

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

Is it consistent throughout, Jane? They've had (seemingly random) elements of it in the past. Also, do they have the first name for mothers with common surnames, which the GRO seems to be intrducing?
by ColeValleyGirl
11 Apr 2019 16:10
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Matching data from different censuses
Replies: 11
Views: 564

Re: Matching data from different censuses

For this sort of thing, I use Outwit to scrape census data a page at a time into a spreadsheet (very careful not to trigger the checks for high-volume scraping that many of the sites monitor for -- doing it a page at a time is much that same as copying and pasting the browser window contents, but Ou...
by ColeValleyGirl
10 Apr 2019 13:09
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Privacy and GDPR
Replies: 17
Views: 991

Re: Privacy and GDPR

Depends what 'processing' you've done, Mike, and how identifiable the individual named is. If you link a publicly available record to an identifiable living individual (probably -- given the nature of family history -- in conjunction with other data about that individual, in particular their relatio...
by ColeValleyGirl
10 Apr 2019 11:56
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Privacy and GDPR
Replies: 17
Views: 991

Re: Privacy and GDPR

Mike, not sure that Family History qualifies as personal/household activities if you publish the data online... because at that point it ceases to be personal. https://web.archive.org/web/20181207202730/https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/guide-to-the-general-data-protection-regulation-gdpr/exempti...
by ColeValleyGirl
10 Apr 2019 11:49
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Problem With Internet Data Matching & FindMyPast
Replies: 5
Views: 246

Re: Problem With Internet Data Matching & FindMyPast

FMP seem to restrict what data they make available for matches, alas. You could contact them and ask, but Calico Pie (Family Historian) can only serve up what they're provided with.
by ColeValleyGirl
10 Apr 2019 11:27
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Privacy and GDPR
Replies: 17
Views: 991

Re: Privacy and GDPR

IANAL but... if you're only publishing data that is openly available (and not adding any personal knowledge etc.) you're probably Ok. However, I err on the side of caution (and prefer to not annoy my relatives -- for example one of my sisters died last year, but her daughter has asked that I don't p...
by ColeValleyGirl
10 Apr 2019 06:15
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Privacy settings
Replies: 11
Views: 2246

Re: Privacy settings

1. Yes, you're right -- the data shown as 'in your Family Historian' tree isn't visible to anyone else.

2. Try contacting MyHeritage and explaining the issue -- I know of people who have had success with that approach.
by ColeValleyGirl
10 Apr 2019 06:10
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Census UK Property Box - addition request
Replies: 2
Views: 249

Re: Census UK Property Box - addition request

There's no reason you shouldn't customise the tab your self and/or create additional tabs.
by ColeValleyGirl
09 Apr 2019 05:50
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Whole record versus name citations and my Baptism dilemma
Replies: 11
Views: 592

Re: Whole record versus name citations and my Baptism dilemma

If there is no evidence of the mother in the baptismal register, I would not infer her residence (she might have died in childbirth and infering a residence could cause confusion later on). Assuming the family were living (rather than visiting) in the baptismal town is also potentially dodgy. Often...
by ColeValleyGirl
08 Apr 2019 15:26
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Whole record versus name citations and my Baptism dilemma
Replies: 11
Views: 592

Re: Whole record versus name citations and my Baptism dilemma

2. As a general rule Residence facts should not be added if they simply duplicate the Place/Address and Date of an associated Fact. Umm. No. 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 R...
by ColeValleyGirl
06 Apr 2019 13:17
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Sources for the Drouin Collection
Replies: 29
Views: 4822

Re: Sources for the Drouin Collection

For me, if I viewed something at Ancestry that was derived from something elsewhere, then the repository for what I viewed (the images/database) is Ancestry, not the repository for the source of the source. As it happens, I have the used the Drouin collection but on their own website, and have cited...
by ColeValleyGirl
06 Apr 2019 09:48
Forum: New Wish List Requests
Topic: A simple to-do list
Replies: 66
Views: 3534

Re: A simple to-do list

Colin, thanks for the clarification. to offer my view I think sources and repositories are equally important -- if I'm going to say (Worcester Archives) I want a list of the documents I need to consult while I'm there (saves a lot of time if you have it before hand, and also avoid the 'rats I should...
by ColeValleyGirl
06 Apr 2019 08:42
Forum: New Wish List Requests
Topic: A simple to-do list
Replies: 66
Views: 3534

Re: A simple to-do list

Colin, I'd put repositories in nice to have alongside sources etc. (even though I think they're essential, not everyone works that way) -- interested to know why you've pulled out repositories as essential but not sources?
by ColeValleyGirl
05 Apr 2019 13:23
Forum: New Wish List Requests
Topic: A simple to-do list
Replies: 66
Views: 3534

Re: A simple to-do list

Mike, we're falling into the trap of designing a solution rather than specifying a requirement! Any solution should offer: As a minimum (for a very very simple to-do list) the ability to record an item of research to be carried out to whatever level of detail a user chooses the ability to record pro...
by ColeValleyGirl
04 Apr 2019 16:11
Forum: New Wish List Requests
Topic: A simple to-do list
Replies: 66
Views: 3534

Re: A simple to-do list

Mike, I did look that that sort of approach, but because the only way to start a Lua programme with access to the FH API is to do it from within FH, there's no way to get automatic reminders -- you have to run the plugin, and you can't schedule a plugin to run. Which is why I adopted the approach of...
by ColeValleyGirl
04 Apr 2019 15:34
Forum: New Wish List Requests
Topic: A simple to-do list
Replies: 66
Views: 3534

Re: A simple to-do list

unless somebody was prepared to write a Plugin dedicated to providing a Simple To Do List function.


Out of interest, Mike, what would need to be added to the Research Planner plugin to achieve this?
by ColeValleyGirl
04 Apr 2019 14:21
Forum: New Wish List Requests
Topic: A simple to-do list
Replies: 66
Views: 3534

Re: A simple to-do list

There isn't a way of working at present that will automatically generate reminders that pop-up or whatever... your options at present to identify tasks to progress are to use one of the methods that relies on Named Lists or Notes (as per how_to:create_work_in_progress_or_research_to_do_lists#introdu...
by ColeValleyGirl
04 Apr 2019 14:08
Forum: General
Topic: File organisation in Windows
Replies: 22
Views: 1036

Re: File organisation in Windows

Mike, I think we're stepping into a minefield here -- there are as many ways of using PCs and organising files as there are PC users, and nobody is wrong as long as they are working in a way that suits them, and ensures they can find what they need when they need it and back it up effectively. What ...
by ColeValleyGirl
02 Apr 2019 14:46
Forum: Research
Topic: Another Deciphering request
Replies: 5
Views: 338

Re: Another Deciphering request

As Mike says, it would be helpful to know if there were other similar entries, but I'll hazard a guess that Ann was 'about 3 years old Xmas last', so three years old last Christmas. I note she's being dipped alongside her (presumably) infant brother.

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